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LEO receives $435,000 NIH grant to study impact of community college intervention program

Josh Weinhold

Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities has received a $435,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a two-year study of Stay the Course, a program designed to keep low-income community college students on the path to academic success. Participants are paired with a case manager who offers guidance and support on how to stay on track...

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Women in engineering at Notre Dame

Nina Welding

While many colleges and universities are struggling to attract and retain women in their engineering programs, the number of women choosing to study engineering at Notre Dame has increased to 33 percent — almost twice the national average. Impressive numbers considering the rigor of an engineering major and the fact that Notre Dame was an all-male school for 130 years,...

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Video: Theologian Gary Knoppers on the origins of an international Judaism

Todd Boruff

  “Different texts speak with different voices. Paying attention to these differences between different writings really helps to illumine the history of early Judaism,” said Gary Knoppers, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Knoppers, whose research focuses on ancient Israelite history, is currently writing commentaries of 2 Chronicles and 1 and 2 Kings, Biblical...

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Staff Literacy Program congratulates first graduates

Scott Palmer, Human Resources

Spring is graduation season, and the first-ever graduates of the Notre Dame Workplace Literacy Program celebrated on Thursday, May 7, with a ceremony of their own. While the program has enabled some non-native participants to read and write in English as a second language, others are native English speakers who have discovered reading and writing skills they didn’t know they...

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Notre Dame’s Irish Seminar moves from Ireland to Argentina

Michael O. Garvey

  One of the flagship programs of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, its annual Irish Seminar, will be held this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since it was established in 1999, the seminar, an international conference of Irish scholars, post-graduate students and faculty in Irish Studies, has met in Ireland at Notre Dame’s Dublin Centre...

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Alumna translates liberal arts degree into international business career

Libby Feil

When Wendy Wang ’06 came to Notre Dame, she was focused on pursuing a career in academia. But when her plans changed, her liberal arts training moved with her. The skills she developed in the College of Arts and Letters have served her well in the business world, including in her current role as vice president at BlackRock, the world’s...

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