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Federal Government Commitment Necessary to Protect Voting Rights for Historically Marginalized People, Fraga Testifies

On July 27, Luis Fraga, the Rev. Donald P. McNeill, C.S.C., Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership at the University of Notre Dame, testified via Zoom at the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil...
29-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Economic Dashboard Could Serve as Early Warning System for State-Level Recessions, Other Economic Shocks

University of Notre Dame researchers developed the first near-real-time dashboard that tracks weekly state-level economic conditions.
29-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Director Retention Does Not Necessarily Facilitate Post-Acquisition Firm Performance, Study Shows

John Busenbark, assistant professor of management at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, examined how well firms fare in the period after they acquire a target firm, by empirically studying a factor that might impact post-acquisition value...
26-Jul-2021 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Confirms Relationship Between Toxic Pollution, Climate Risks to Human Health

In a first-of-its-kind study that combines assessments of the risks of toxic emissions, nontoxic emissions and people’s vulnerability to them, Notre Dame researchers found a strong and statistically significant relationship between the spatial...
21-Jul-2021 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Develop Novel Method for Glucagon Delivery

In a new study, published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Matthew Webber, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is rethinking the traditional use of glucagon as an emergency response by administering it as a...
20-Jul-2021 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Service with a Smile’ Plus Tipping Leads to Sexual Harassment for Majority of Service Employees, Study Shows

Two common practices in the U.S. restaurant industry — service with a smile and tipping — contribute to a culture of sexual harassment, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.
19-Jul-2021 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Historian offers first deep dive into secret German-Soviet alliance that laid groundwork for WWII

In new research, Ian Johnson, the P. J. Moran Family Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Notre Dame, details the inner workings of the German-Soviet alliance that laid the foundation for Germany’s rise and ultimate...
14-Jul-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows

In the study, published recently in Science, researchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons in...
8-Jul-2021 5:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sue Ryan
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