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The Shirt Project to unveil The Shirt 2015 on April 26

Author: Notre Dame News

Head football coach Brian Kelly helps unveil the 2010 version of "The Shirt" at the bookstore April 23, 2010

The University of Notre Dame will unveil The Shirt 2015 in a celebration open to the public at 5:30 p.m. April 26 (Sunday) at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. The celebration will feature entertainment, food and giveaways, with The Shirt to be unveiled at 6:57 p.m. The unveiling ceremony, in partnership with Notre Dame Day, will be broadcast worldwide at

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Rabbi David Dalin to speak on Saint Pope John and the Jews

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rabbi David Dalin

Rabbi David Dalin, professor of law and politics at Ave Maria University, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday (April 20) in the Eck Visitors Center auditorium on “Pope John XXIII and the Jews.”

Rabbi Dalin, a historian and author of numerous books including “Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience,” will examine the history of St. Pope John’s relationship with the Jewish people from the saint’s role as a Vatican diplomat saving lives in Nazi-occupied Europe to his convening of the Second Vatican Council and encouragement of the promulgation of “Nostra Aetate,” the Council’s declaration on non-Christian religions that profoundly transformed Christian-Jewish relations.

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Notre Dame launches first MOOC

Author: Notre Dame News

edX Consortium

The University of Notre Dame’s first MOOC (massive open online course) launched Wednesday (April 15). I “Heart” Stats is a non-technical introduction to statistics and its use in everyday life. The free, non-credit course is being taught by Dan Myers, vice president and associate provost. Offered through the University’s partnership with edX, the course is available to anyone with a free edX account. Interested individuals can take the course at their own pace, at any time of the day. To register for I “Heart” Stats, click here or visit the NotreDameX course page on the Office of Digital Learning website.

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Engineering & Technology

New paper opens the door to the study of a new class of materials

Author: William G. Gilroy

A highly filled pack of Platonic solids with 100 total particles

A new paper by a team of researchers led by Karel Matous, College of Engineering Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, describes how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical properties. This detailed statistical description was computed using a novel adaptive interpolation/integration scheme on the nation’s largest parallel supercomputers. Quantifying the morphology of many-body systems has applications in many scientific fields at a variety of length scales from molecular configurations up to structural composites and celestial bodies.

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Faith & Service

Statement from Notre Dame President Father Jenkins on the passing of Cardinal George

Author: Dennis Brown


The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the passing of Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, on Friday (April 17):

“Cardinal Francis George was a good and faithful bishop, a leader in the American Church and a dedicated witness to the Gospel. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, his religious community and the Archdiocese of Chicago. May he rest in the peace of Christ.”

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Health & Medicine




Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

Author: Sarah Craig


Insect-borne diseases — such as malaria, dengue, West Nile and the newly emerging chikungunya — infect a billion people every year; more than a million die each year and many more are disabled. The effects of climate change, according to Edwin Michael, professor of biological sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame, mean these deadly diseases are no longer reserved for the developing world.

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Researchers identify molecular mechanism responsible for making malaria parasites drug-resistant

Author: Stephanie Healey

Red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite P. falciparum at the "ring" stage, either sensitive or resistant to artemisinins

University of Notre Dame researchers led an international team to identify a molecular mechanism responsible for making malaria parasites resistant to artemisinins, the leading class of antimalarial drugs.

According to the World Health Organization’s 2014 World Malaria Report, there are an estimated 198 million cases of malaria worldwide with 3.3 billion people at risk for contracting the infection. Although the impact of malaria is still significant, the statistics reflect a considerable reduction in the global malaria burden. Since 2010, disease transmission has been reduced by 30 percent and mortality due to malaria has decreased by almost half.

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Social Science

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries launch CurateND

Author: Tara O'Leary

Hesburgh Library

The University of Notre Dame and the Hesburgh Libraries announce the launch of CurateND, a multifaceted research repository and portal designed to manage and preserve Notre Dame research and associated data so that it can be globally discovered, accessed and shared. CurateND will help to illuminate the University’s research mission, elevate the work of faculty and students and further Notre Dame’s impact around the world.

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