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NDWorks "iPhoneography" contest

Author: Carol Bradley

Get inspired! Enter the NDWorks campus “iPhone-ography” contest!

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Faculty and staff members are invited to submit their photos of campus, shot with mobile phones or tablets, and compete for prizes and publication in NDWorks

Photos can be black and white or color; scenic views, sports, close-ups, “selfies” and altered images.…

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Notre Dame astrophysicist part of team that catches a supernova in the act of exploding

Author: William G. Gilroy

Light curve of one of the supernovae observed with the Kepler Space Telescope

It is one of the fundamental questions that remain unanswered in astrophysics: What are the progenitor stars of a “type Ia” supernovae? A new paper in the journal Nature by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Peter Garnavich and a team of researchers describes how they used the Kepler Space Telescope to catch three stars in the act of exploding. The results shed light on which stars generate these energetic outbursts.

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Do social circles influence a person’s health? Grant to allow researchers to find out

Author: Carrie Gates

Samantha Lessen ’15 and Alexa Rakoski ’15 walk near the Notre Dame Rome Centre in Rome

Is physical activity a factor in how friendships are formed? Do social circles influence a person’s health and fitness choices? A team of University of Notre Dame researchers hopes to explore those questions with the help of smartphone apps and wearable technology devices.

Faculty members in the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between the social networks of Notre Dame students and two important health-related behaviors — physical activity level and sleep patterns.

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In Memoriam: Josephine Massyngbaerde Ford, professor emerita of theology at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In memoriam

Josephine Massyngbaerde Ford, professor emerita of theology at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (May 16). She was 86.

A native of Nottinghamshire, England, Ford was born near Sherwood Forest. She was graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1957 and, after a brief career as a medical nurse, earned a master’s degree from the University of London and a doctoral degree from Nottingham in 1963.

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Class of 2015, 'Father Ted’s last class,' leaves Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Anna Kottkamp delivers the 2015 Valedictory Address

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“You leave Notre Dame with many great achievements and memorable moments,” Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., told the graduates in his charge to the Class of 2015. “One is that you will always be the class that helped us send Father Theodore Hesburgh to his final rest with God.” Inviting Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne/South Bend to give a blessing to the seniors, Father Jenkins said, “I know Father Ted will join him in blessing the class of 2015 — in another way, his last class at Notre Dame.”

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.: Charge to the Class of 2015

Author: Notre Dame News

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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Class of 2015, you leave Notre Dame with many great achievements and memorable moments. One that will always remain is that you will always be the class that helped us send Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., to his final rest with God. As long as I live, I will cherish the memory of many of you standing shoulder to shoulder, quietly and reverently on a very cold day, along the path from the Basilica to Holy Cross cemetery, to pay tribute on Father Ted’s final journey across campus.

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