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Iris Outlaw receives AABHE Exemplary Award for Public Service

Notre Dame News

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) presented the AABHE Exemplary Award for Public Service to Iris Outlaw, director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services at the University of Notre Dame, at the 2015 AABHE National Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 10. The AABHE Exemplary Public Service Award goes to those individuals whose public lives and...

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Claire Bowen earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the awardees of the 2015 Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP). This year, eight College of Science students and two alumni received awards. In addition, several students and alumni received honorable mentions. There were over 16,000 applications for this year's GRFP with 2,000 awardees nationwide…

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Irreconcilable Differences

April (Dan) Feng

I love watching people pray. Growing up in China, an atheist country, I never prayed before family meals. We didn’t pray before breakfast, lunch or dinner. In contemporary Chinese culture, religion is usually considered a bewitchment of the mind and faith is regarded as the illusion that you have someone to depend on. I am not an atheist myself, but...

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Arturo Martinez: A study in character

Sally Anne Flecker

Nobody wants to be diagnosed with cancer, Lord knows, least of all a 14-year-old boy who is crazy about basketball. But those were the cards dealt to Arturo Martinez (MSA ’15, BBA ACCT ’14), now a healthy 22-year-old, former Notre Dame football player and an Ernst and Young Scholar completing the Master of Science in Accountancy. He responded to cancer...

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Come, Holy Spirit

Sean O'Brien, Law School

I met Father Ted on my first night on campus as a Notre Dame freshman. I snuck away from the orientation T-shirt/marker mixer outside LaFortune and went up to the 13th floor of the library to check out the philosophy collection. Whether it was my first act of collegiate rebellion or a nod to the reality that I wasn’t having...

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

Stephanie Healey

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...

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Two weeks in America

Mendoza Business

If you are taking a crash course in American culture, deconstructing “have a nice day” is not a bad place to start. For three graduate students from China, anyway, the expression was puzzling and funny, and ultimately rendered a tiny glimpse into the American psyche. “People in China don’t say this,” said Dai (Jimmy) Fengnian. “The first time I heard...

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Michael Dinh named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Stephanie Healey

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Foundation recently announced that Michael Dinh has been named a 2015 Goldwater Scholar. Dinh, a junior biological sciences and psychology double major and member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, was one of 260 scholarship recipients selected from over 1,200 applications.

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Division of Student Affairs honors exceptional student leaders

Ann Hastings

The University of Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs recognized seven students at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on Tuesday (March 31), and will honor one award winner at the Graduate School Awards Ceremony on May 15 (Friday). These annual awards honor current students who have made exceptional contributions to the Notre Dame community.

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The family, one tale at a time

Josh Stowe '01

Meet Fred, Notre Dame’s first service dog for mental illness. Catch up with a Chinese student who shares what he misses about his hometown. Hear a campus employee’s thoughts on fatherhood. That’s just a sampling of I am Notre Dame, a popular blog created by sophomore Laura Gruszka of Valparaiso, Indiana.

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Video: Matt Dooley and the Notre Dame bond

Daily Domer Staff

It’s been more than a month now since Irish senior men’s tennis player Matt Dooley identified himself to the world as the first openly gay student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame. In some ways, Dooley’s life has gone on in normal fashion, as he competes with the nationally-ranked Irish tennis squad and finishes his final semester of classes at...

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A bridge between God and humankind

Don Wycliff

It was October of 1965. My friend David White, an Irish Catholic kid from Boston, and I, a black Catholic kid from many places, were having one of those earnest, post-midnight conversations that college kids have — I hope they still do — about the state of the world. In this case, the conversation was about civil rights and why...

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