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Notre Dame Releases Climate Vulnerability Assessment of More Than 270 US Cities

The Urban Adaptation Assessment is an open-source, free measurement and analysis tool that explores a city’s ability to adapt and readiness for adaptation to climate change.
15-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Fathers’ postnatal hormone levels predict later caregiving, study shows

Dads whose cortisol levels were elevated while they held their newborns on the day of their birth – either skin to skin or clothed – were more likely to be involved with indirect care and play with their infants in the first months of their...
3-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Sidestepping the pitfalls of overconfidence with plausible deniability

Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research from the University of Notre Dame shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for overconfidence.
25-Sep-2018 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Study Presence of Fluorinated Chemicals in Firefighter Clothing

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame will begin an independent study of turnout gear worn by firefighters after initial samples tested positive for fluorine.
24-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Uncovers New Hurdle for Developing Immunotherapies

The discovery made by Notre Dame researchers and their collaborators tosses a new wrench into the process of building better molecules to develop immunotherapies
18-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Capitalizing on sleep-wake cycle can drastically increase digital ad profits from social media, study shows

New Notre Dame research shows digital content platforms can increase traffic to their websites from social media and boost digital ad profits by at least 8 percent, simply by aligning their posting schedules with target audiences’ sleep-wake...
17-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Notre Dame’s Muñoz to speak at Justice Department’s Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education

Vincent Phillip Muñoz is among the academics chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education on Monday (Sept. 17) in Washington, D.C.
17-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Confirms Adopting Truth Commissions and Justice Measures in Post-Authoritarian Regimes Lowers Homicide Rates

According to new research led by Notre Dame Associate Professor Guillermo Trejo, nations that adopt transitional justice measures, such as truth commissions and judicial prosecutions for past human rights violations, experience lower homicide rates...
13-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Office of Media Relations is the designated liaison between the University and the media and, in that capacity, the entity that gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institution of higher learning.


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    Modern Civil Infrastructure, Natural Hazard Assessment and Mitigation, disaster risk reduction, engineering for international development


Sue Lister
Director, Media Relations


Shannon Roddel
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame Law School


Erin Blasko
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Local government, community

Patrick Gibbons
Executive Director of Academic Communications


Chloe McCotter
Digital News Program Manager


Colleen Sharkey
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Social Sciences, International, Keough School of Global Affairs


Jessica Sieff
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Science Engineering Research


Amanda Skofstad
Assistant Director, Media Relations
Catholicism, Religion, Arts and Humanities, Architecture



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