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Notre Dame receives gold rating for sustainability achievements

Author: Notre Dame News

STARS gold seal

The University of Notre Dame has earned a gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Scoring a 68.52 through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), Notre Dame improved its sustainability score by 17.25 points over three years.

Previously achieving a silver rating in 2011, this year’s gold rating places Notre Dame among the top 13 percent of more than 300 reporting institutions across the world and the highest rated of the nine participating schools in Indiana.

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Truly Christian and African: Notre Dame theologian Paulinus Odozor’s new book

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Paulinus I. Odozor, C.S.Sp.

The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as Pope Francis nearly two years ago is only one illustration of how the Catholic Church has become less concentrated in Europe and North America than in the southern hemisphere. Nearly half of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics live in Latin America, and the Catholic Church in Africa, home to the largest seminaries in the world, is growing at an annual rate of more than 3 percent.

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Notre Dame study finds that mutual fund managers who are averse to losses are unlikely to succeed

Author: William G. Gilroy

Andriy Bodnaruk

A large body of research has established the fact that individual investors are concerned not only with the performance of their investments, but also with the risk of how much they could lose if their investments perform poorly. But what about professional fund managers? A new study by Andriy Bodnaruk of the University of Notre Dame and colleague Andrei Simonov of Michigan State University found that investment professionals vary greatly in their aversion to losses, and high managerial loss aversion negatively impacts chances for successful careers.

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Notre Dame brings master class to John Adams High School

The astronomy class is accelerating students’ interest in physics.

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