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NDWorks 2016 Photo Contest

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Abruzzo Squirrel Photo

Faculty and staff are asked to pull out their cameras and enter their photos in this year’s NDWorks photo contest. Submit entries anytime between Thursday, May 19 and Friday, Aug. 26.

Copyright remains with the photographer. Each digital image submitted should be labeled with your name and a title (i.e., yourlastname_tulips.jpeg). Email submissions and any questions to Carol C. Bradley, bradley.7@nd.edu.

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Engineering & Technology

Looking beyond conventional networks can lead to better predictions

Author: William G. Gilroy

Nitesh Chawla

Zebra mussels, a ship-borne invasive species, are such a problem in American waters that they cost the U.S. power industry alone $3.1 billion in economic losses in 1993-1999, mainly by blocking pipes that deliver water to cooling plants. Researchers looking for a way to predict where they might end up next, so that preventive measures can be taken, have relied on network science, a way to identify patterns and meaningful connections in fields ranging from invasive species to international terrorism and social networks to infectious diseases.

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Health & Medicine

Using mathematical models to fight the Zika virus

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Aedes aegypti mosquito

New research from the University of Notre Dame will be used to generate maps that provide time-sensitive, mosquito-to-human ratios that determine patterns of mosquito population dynamics for the Zika virus. The model outputs will be available online to provide users with the ability to find reported cases and estimated incidences by location of the virus to improve disease transmission and prevalence forecasts, which is critical to making accurate predictions and translating results into effective public health strategies.

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Law

In Memoriam: Conrad L. Kellenberg, professor emeritus of law

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Conrad L. Kellenberg

Conrad L. Kellenberg, professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame, died Friday (April 8). He was 88. A native of New York City, Kellenberg was graduated from St. John’s University in 1949 and earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1952. He served as a legal officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Department and in private law practice in New York City before joining the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 1955 and remaining there until his retirement in 2005.

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Social Science

Nature vs. nurture? Both are important, anthropologist argues

Author: William G. Gilroy

Agustin Fuentes

Evolutionary science stresses the contributions biology makes to our behavior. Some anthropologists try to understand how societies and histories construct our identities, and others ask about how genes and the environment do the same thing. Which is the better approach? Both are needed, argues Agustin Fuentes, University of Notre Dame biological anthropologist.

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