Grant propels largest growth of Notre Dame Haiti Program’s salt operations

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Workers at the Bon Sel Dayiti salt factory in Port-au-Prince bag clean, co-fortified salt for distribution in the nation’s marketplaces

The Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University of Notre Dame has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt, intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder. The $375,000 grant will be matched by other donations and, in conjunction with several other resources, will fund the largest growth in the history of the salt program.

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ACE to send forth 254 Catholic school teachers and leaders in missioning ceremonies

Author: Bill Schmitt

Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi

The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) will send forth 254 Catholic school teachers and leaders to serve in more than 175 schools around the country, capping a summer of intensive study, community formation and spiritual fellowship on campus.

ACE’s annual missioning Mass, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday (July 25) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, serves to celebrate and bless the teachers and leaders as they return to the communities they serve across the country.

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Notre Dame earns sixth consecutive Great College to Work For honor

Author: Scott Palmer

Great Colleges to Work For 2014

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Notre Dame has been named to the honor roll of Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Great Colleges program is the premier recognition program in higher education. The results, released Monday (July 21) in The Chronicle’s annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.

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ND Experts: No excuse for Malaysia Airlines 'mistaken identity'

Author: Shannon Chapla

Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff, left, and Michael Desch

President Barack Obama on Friday (July 18) began building a case that would blame separatist forces supported by Russia for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine on July 17. Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and that evidence indicates the jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

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Thomson Reuters names three Notre Dame faculty among the world’s most influential scientific minds

Author: Nina Welding

Thomson Reuters The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014

University of Notre Dame faculty members Joan Brennecke, Bertrand Hochwald and Prashant Kamat have been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014.”

The list includes more than 3,200 scientists around the world who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers. The list was compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies analyzed for publication and citation data from 21 broad fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.

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Robert Bernhard discusses university research at Washington roundtable

Author: Notre Dame News

Robert Bernhard speaks at the All Things Research 2014 roundtable

Robert Bernhard, the vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, gathered with senior research officers from prominent universities around the country for a roundtable discussion with journalists. The discussion focused on the sequester and its impact on universities’ ability to conduct research and retain faculty, as well as technology transfer and the growing role of universities in driving regional economic development.

Bernhard highlighted the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility announcement as an example of one way Notre Dame is collaborating with the region to boost its resources and economy. “The state of Indiana, the city of South Bend and a couple of other partners are involved. We are looking forward to building the programs that over the years have been federally funded into programs that the corporations will have access to. The facilities are pretty unique and are able to advance their technology.”

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