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ND Expert: Pope Francis’ South American journey to renew old acquaintance

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Peter Casarella

Pope Francis’ July 5-13 journey to South America will take him through countries and among people who already knew him well before he became the leader of all the world’s Catholics, according to Peter J. Casarella, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Caserella, a scholar of Latino/a theology who has just returned from a year sabbatical in Chile at the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago, said that before Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, “he was known in Latin America not only as the archbishop of Buenos Aires but also as an influential voice in the Latin American Bishops’ Conference (CELAM).

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Three questions with Rich Taylor: Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Author: William G. Gilroy

Rich Taylor

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which seemed a particularly apt time to talk with Rich Taylor, a University of Notre Dame researcher whose research focuses on the discovery and development of new therapeutic leads for the treatment of unmet clinical needs in a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Taylor is associate vice president for research, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and interim director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development.

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International

Notre Dame’s Irish Seminar moves from Ireland to Argentina

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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One of the flagship programs of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, its annual Irish Seminar, will be held this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Since it was established in 1999, the seminar, an international conference of Irish scholars, post-graduate students and faculty in Irish Studies, has met in Ireland at Notre Dame’s Dublin Centre in O’Connell House on Merrion Square. The 2015 Irish Seminar will meet June 27-July 11 in Buenos Aires at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (IDES).

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Research

Notre Dame joins in call to action for American 'Innovation Imperative'

Author: William G. Gilroy

Research

The University of Notre Dame has joined scores of other organizations as well as leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science and engineering in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development. Ten CEOs and 252 organizations signed Innovation: An American Imperative, a document aimed at federal decision makers and legislators. It underscores the findings — and warnings — contained in The American Academy of Arts & Sciences report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.

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Jaime M. Pensado has been awarded a prize for his first book, “Rebel Mexico.”

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