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Notre Dame swallows the pill

The university will be the sole funder, unaccompanied proprietor, and director of distribution of what the Church under whom it operates considers gravely sinful.

As climate changes, so could the genes of the Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

(University of Notre Dame) Researchers warn climate change can not only influence the geographic distribution of a species in response to changing conditions -- it could also affect the evolutionary trajectories of interbreeding species.

Hitting rock bottom after job loss can be beneficial, study shows

(University of Notre Dame) Bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution that will lead to a new work identity, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism Linking Changes in Mitochondria to Cancer Cell Death

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame discovered that the activation of a specific enzyme may help suppress the spread of tumors.

Comes naturally? Using stick insects, scientists explore natural selection, predictability

(Utah State University) Predicting evolution remains difficult. Scientists from Utah State University, University of Sheffield, University of Connecticut, University of Notre Dame and Simon Frasier University studied evolution of cryptic body coloration and pattern in stick insects for insights.

LOOP: Pope Benedict XVI says he’s in last phase of life

NOTRE DAME OFFERS CONTRACEPTIVES  After years of fighting the HHS contraceptive mandate in federal court, the University of Notre Dame announced it will fund “simple contraceptives” through its insurance plan after all. Notre Dame President...Show More Summary

University of Notre Dame Bans Abortion Pills From Its Employee Health Care Plans

Drugs or pills that may cause abortions will not be covered in the University of Notre Dame employee and student health plans, the Catholic school announced Wednesday. The move comes after the university reversed a decision late last year and allowed its health insurance plans to cover contraception, much to the disappointment of conservative Catholics. […]

Keough family gift expands Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Irish art collection

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Snite Museum of Art announces a gift of 19 modern and contemporary paintings by Irish artists from the Donald and Marilyn Keough family. Combined with earlier acquisitions of 18th-century prints by James Barry and Thomas Frye and...Show More Summary

Notre Dame faculty condemn university for providing abortifacients in insurance

'There are many Notre Dame faculty, staff and students who oppose these policies that facilitate the destruction of human life.'

Flourishing under an abusive boss? You may be a psychopath, study shows

(University of Notre Dame) According to research from Notre Dame, certain types of 'psychopaths' actually benefit and flourish under abusive bosses.

Laura Shannon Prize

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame has announced that the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies goes to The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains, by Thomas W. Show More Summary

Success in community college aided by comprehensive case management, study finds

(University of Notre Dame) New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that students who participated in the full comprehensive case management program were significantly more likely to stay enrolled and to graduate within six semesters.

Cushwa Center Spring Events (and grant deadlines reminder!)

Benjamin J. WetzelAs final exams wind down and the fall semester ends, the Cushwa Center would like to announce several public events it will be hosting and/or sponsoring at the University of Notre Dame during spring 2018.1) The Seminar...Show More Summary

Researchers Isolate Biting, Non-Biting Genes in Pitcher Plant Mosquitoes

Understanding that divergence, University of Notre Dame researchers say, is a starting point to determining whether there are non-biting genes in other species that could be manipulated in order to reduce transmission of vector-borne diseases.

Violence a matter of scale, not quantity, researchers show

(University of Notre Dame) Researchers at the University of Notre Dame studying violence found the larger the population of a society, the smaller its war group size, proportionally -- which means fewer casualties in a conflict.

Violence a matter of scale, not quantity, researchers show

Anthropologists have debated for decades whether humans living in tribal communities thousands of years ago were more or less violent than societies today. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame wonder if the question of more or less violence is the wrong one—what if it's a matter of scale?

Major life events shared on social media revive dormant connections, study shows

(University of Notre Dame) New research from the University of Notre Dame examines the impact of major life events, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such as in marketing.

Philanthropists make lead gift for new art museum at Notre Dame

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Longtime philanthropists in the greater South Bend community ? Ernestine Raclin and her daughter and son-in-law Carmen and Chris Murphy ? have made a lead gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of a new community asset, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art at Notre Dame. Show More Summary

No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 3 Michigan State face off in rare meeting

The last time Notre Dame's basketball team visited East Lansing, Mich., Tom Izzo was a point guard at Northern Michigan University. While two of the elite teams in the country will be meeting for the 97th time on Thursday, they've rarely seen each other for nearly four decades. Show More Summary

New study finds mycobacteria can sense presence of proteins that cause disease

(University of Notre Dame) The study could help researchers identify how to tone down the ability of mycobacteria to cause disease and help them in treating infection.

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