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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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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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In Memoriam: Emeritus Trustee John Brademas

Author: Dennis Brown

John Brademas

John Brademas, an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Notre Dame, an 11-term congressman and a former president of New York University, died July 11. He was 89.

A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, Brademas was elected to Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees in 1983 and served for 33 years, the last 19 as an emeritus member.

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Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

Author: Gene Stowe

Long-tailed macaque

Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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Global affairs scholar Tamara Kay to join Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs

Author: Joan Fallon

Tamara Kay

Tamara Kay, a scholar with extensive experience in Latin America and Africa, will join the new Keough School of Global Affairs as associate professor of global affairs, according to Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School. Kay will hold a joint appointment in the Notre Dame Department of Sociology.

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Gurulé testifies before House committee on bill to allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia

Author: Shannon Roddel

Jimmy Gurulé

University of Notre Dame law professor Jimmy Gurulé, a terrorist financing expert, testified Thursday (July 14) before the House Judiciary Committee’s Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee at a hearing on the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow the surviving family members of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for aiding and abetting the 15 Saudi hijackers that perpetrated the terror plot.

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Social Science

Three questions with political philosopher Patrick Deneen

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Patrick Deneen

A member of the University of Notre Dame political science faculty since 2012, Patrick Deneen is the David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies. He teaches and writes about the history of political thought, American political thought, religion and politics, and literature and politics. Books he has published on these subjects include “The Odyssey of Political Theory,” “Democratic Faith,” “Democracy’s Literature,” “The Democratic Soul” and “Redeeming Democracy in America.” We asked him a few questions about Catholic social teaching in American politics.

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