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Notre Dame participates in 7th Annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange to support athletics in Chinese higher education

Author: Sue Lister

Jonathan Noble

The University of Notre Dame will take part in two programs this summer to strengthen cooperation and support the growth of amateur athletics in Chinese higher education.

Assistant Provost for Internationalization Jonathan Noble is scheduled to speak Tuesday (June 7) in Beijing at a signing ceremony between Notre Dame and the Federation of University Sports China (FUSC), inaugurating a Chinese athletic administrator training program on the Notre Dame campus this summer. The signing ceremony is part of the seventh annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), a conference to promote and strengthen ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, health, science and technology, sports and women’s issues.

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Business

Campus

Notre Dame and Stamps Foundation expand partnership

Author: Shannon Rooney

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame welcomes 11 undergraduate Stamps Scholars to the Class of 2020, marking an expansion of the partnership between Notre Dame and the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. The partnership began in 2013, with the admission of five scholars each year since. The prestigious scholarship awards have now doubled to allow twice as many students per year to benefit from the scholarship.

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Education

Engineering & Technology

Notre Dame holds ribbon cutting for new Turbomachinery Laboratory

Author: Sue Lister

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

Nearly two years ago to the day of the ribbon cutting, the University of Notre Dame announced a plan to build a $36 million turbomachinery research and testing laboratory at Ignition Park in South Bend. On that day, June 25, 2014, the University and its project partners — the City of South Bend, Great Lakes Capital, the state of Indiana and Indiana Michigan Power — unveiled a vision for the new Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL), a high-powered research laboratory to analyze and advance the technology of gas turbine engines used for jet aircraft, power generation plants and the oil and gas industry.

Tuesday (June 7), the 25,000-square-foot facility was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring University leaders and researchers along with community, state and private sector representatives. Researchers at the NDTL will study aerodynamics, thermodynamics and structural mechanics of parts of large rotating machines, with a focus on things such as vibration, stability, flow and efficiency.

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Faith & Service

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International

Notre Dame to steward Newman University Church in Dublin

Author: Dennis Brown

Interior of Newman University Church in Dublin. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0.

The University of Notre Dame has agreed to steward Newman University Church in Dublin, and to found there the Notre Dame–Newman Center for Faith and Reason. Built by the then-rector of University College Dublin, Blessed John Henry Newman, the church opened in 1856 and has since been an iconic landmark in Dublin’s city center and a testament to the harmony of faith and reason. Newman would later be named a cardinal of the Catholic Church, and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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Law

Gurulé testifies before Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

Author: Shannon Roddel

Jimmy Gurulé

University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified Thursday (June 23) before the Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing — part of the House Committee on Financial Services. Gurulé, also a former assistant U.S. attorney general and former undersecretary for enforcement for the U.S. Treasury Department, offered recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s counterterrorist financing efforts, including sanctions on foreign companies that assist ISIS.

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Research

Science

Social Science

Three questions with political scientist Christina Wolbrecht

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Christina Wolbrecht

Christina Wolbrecht, associate professor of political science, C. Robert and Margaret Hanley Family Director of the Notre Dame Washington Program and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame, teaches and writes about American politics, political parties, women and politics and American political development. Now at work on a study of the first 100 years of women as voters in American politics, she is co-author, with J. Kevin Corder, of the recently published book “Counting Women’s Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal.”

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