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Aaron Brenner named Gary and Barbara Pasquinelli Director of Notre Dame ACE Academies

Author: Alliance for Catholic Education

Aaron Brenner

The University of Notre Dame has announced that Aaron Brenner, a global leader in creating educational opportunities for children living in poverty, is the new Gary and Barbara Pasquinelli Director of the Notre Dame ACE Academies, a growing national network of 14 preK-8 Catholic schools that the University operates in partnership with local dioceses across the country.

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Master of Global Affairs degree now available from Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Joan Fallon

Keough School Master of Global Affairs

The University of Notre Dame’s new Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs announces the opening of applications for its inaugural academic program, the two-year professional Master of Global Affairs. The program is designed to prepare new generations of leaders and agents of change in governments, nongovernmental and civil society organizations, and the private sector.

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Uncovering a new pathway to halting metastasis

Author: William G. Gilroy

Zachary Schafer

Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other sites in the body, is responsible for more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Thus, there is a significant need to improve the therapeutic options for patients who suffer from metastatic disease. New research from the laboratory of Zachary T. Schafer, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Coleman Foundation Collegiate Chair of Cancer Biology and researcher in the Harper Cancer Research Institute, could lead to these new therapies.

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Reinterpreting the fossil record on jaws

Author: William G. Gilroy

Matthew Ravosa

Scientists use the fossil record to make judgments on the physiology and behavior of species. But are those interpretations correct? New research from a team of researchers led by Matthew Ravosa, professor of biology and concurrent professor of both aerospace and mechanical engineering and anthropology, puts into question how we interpret the behavior of extinct organisms from their fossil remains, and the greater role of plasticity — or the adaptive fine-tuning of the link between anatomy and behavior — in determining evolution diversity.

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Social Science

Emergency financial aid from call centers effectively prevents homelessness

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman


Homelessness in the United States is a persistent and complex problem. Nearly every major U.S. city offers a hotline for people facing homelessness to call in order to request emergency financial assistance. Despite the fact that more than 15 million people call these hotlines each year, little has been done to understand what effect, if any, they have on homelessness.

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