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Iris Outlaw receives AABHE Exemplary Award for Public Service

Author: Notre Dame News

Iris Outlaw

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) presented the AABHE Exemplary Award for Public Service to Iris Outlaw, director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services at the University of Notre Dame, at the 2015 AABHE National Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 10. The AABHE Exemplary Public Service Award goes to those individuals whose public lives and careers have been superlative with regard to addressing broad policy issues relating to the welfare of black Americans.

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Business and Research

Notre Dame researchers shed light on massive, but little-known, quarterly information release in the banking industry

Author: William G. Gilroy

Trading

A flood of financial information about the banking industry will be released with no fanfare near Thursday (April 30), as is the case around the 30th of the last month of each quarter. Some investors are aware of this routine quarterly event and trade on it, but the event is not widely known and occurs outside of the purview of the SEC, the agency tasked with ensuring that investors have equal access to company information. In some cases, the event makes old news of reports that are later released through SEC-governed channels.

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Business and Research

New study examines relationship between electricity usage and stock market return

Author: William G. Gilroy

Electric lines

A new study by Zhi Da, Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame, shows that the growth rate in industrial electricity usage negatively predicts next one-year stock market returns.

“For example, if the industrial electricity usage this month is one percent lower than that in the same month last year, we predict the stock market return to be 0.92 percent higher in the next year,” Da said.

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Arts & Humanities and Campus

Notre Dame to host 2016 exhibition of William Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

Author: Notre Dame News

Shakespeare's First Folio

The University of Notre Dame will host an exhibition of William Shakespeare’s First Folio next January.

One of the world’s rarest and most treasured books, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays. It will be displayed in the Hesburgh Library at Notre Dame Jan. 4-29 during a nationwide traveling exhibition titled “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association and hosted by Shakespeare at Notre Dame.

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Ruth Riley for NDIGD Global Development Challenge

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NDIGD to host Global Development Challenge

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