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Keep Up Hope

Author: Vivian Nweze

Covid19, alias CoronaVirus, aka Miss Rona, is the first time in 101 years that a pandemic of this magnitude has disrupted the world. This letter does not serve the purpose of reprimanding or educating us all on the intense medical significance of this disease. All the information you need for you and your family to stay safe is available on trusted websites such as the CDC.gov and Coronavirus.nd.edu. I want to take this moment to remind us all of something that spreads a lot faster and is immensely more powerful than any virus known to man: Compassion. …

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2020 McCloskey New Venture Competition Results

Author: Nicholas Swisher

The 20th McCloskey New Venture Competition awarded more than $400,000 in cash and in-kind prizes today during a livestream ceremony that culminated the event. The competition was held online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NearWave received the $50,000 McCloskey Grand Prize for teams founded by University of Notre Dame students or alumni. Viewtique received the $50,000 Startup South Bend-Elkhart/Elevate Ventures Grand Prize for community-based teams. …

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Podcast catches up with Prathm Juneja, Notre Dame’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Author: Ted Fox

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 13th episode of the show’s third season, “On the Rhodes Scholarship and Making Yourself Useful,” was released Thursday, Feb. 13, and features Prathm Juneja, who this past November was named to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020, becoming the 20th Rhodes Scholar in Notre Dame history.

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Notre Dame Startup SIMBA Chain Awarded $9.5 Million Contract From U.S. Navy to Deploy Secure Messaging Solutions, a First for Blockchain

Author: The IDEA Center

University of Notre Dame startup SIMBA Chain has announced it has been awarded a five-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (N68335-20-F-0012) from the Naval Air Warfare Center in San Diego, Cal., to deploy a secure, blockchain-based messaging and transaction platform, a critical need of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The $9.5 million award is the first and one of the largest SBIR

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Siegfried Day of Man

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Siegfried Hall tradition "Day of Man," a fundraiser for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Siegfried residents wear shorts and t-shirts in cold weather to show solidarity with the homeless. The red cups are for donations. Photo by Matt Cashore/copyright University of Notre Dame.

 

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What's Next for Ireland?

Author: Clare O'Hare

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With Brexit finally behind us, what is next for the EU? In Ireland at least, it is a return to politics as usual. Once it was clear that Boris Johnson had won a large majority in last year’s UK general election and that the January 31st Brexit date would stand, the question for Ireland was when the general election be held. In mid-January, the Irish premier (the Taoiseach) announced that the election would be on Saturday, February 8 2020 – the first Saturday general election since the Westminster election of 1918. The 1918 election was an historic election for Ireland, as it saw the enacting of the first Dáil (Irish parliament) when two thirds of the winning candidates refused to take their seats in Westminster

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In Mexico, Notre Dame medical anthropologist studies how and why some doctors foster a culture that discriminates against female patients 

Author: Brian Wallheimer

As a medical anthropologist, Notre Dame associate professor Vania Smith-Oka is interested in how larger institutions shape the lives of the people who interact within them. In her current research, she wants to know how some medical professionals, tasked with caring for patients, create a system that abuses some of their most vulnerable patients. She and graduate students are spending time in hospitals and doctor’s offices in Mexico to understand how such a culture evolves.

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The Work and the Walk: Q&A with Eric Love, director of staff diversity and inclusion

Author: Dennis Brown

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As a part of this year’s Walk the Walk Week tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Eric Love, Notre Dame’s director of staff diversity and inclusion, sat down with Dennis Brown, assistant vice president for news and media relations, to discuss his life’s journey and the initiatives he’s led on campus.

 

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Notre Dame recognized by Carnegie Foundation for excellence in community engagement

Author: Erin Blasko

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has again recognized the University with the Community Engagement classification, citing excellent alignment among the University’s mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices in support of “dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.”

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Institute for Latino Studies to host 20th anniversary celebration with Latin Grammy-nominated Mariachi band

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

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This year the Institute for Latino Studies is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its founding. The celebration will take place on Friday, April 17, in Corbett Family Hall’s Downes Club on campus.

ILS’s 20th anniversary celebration will feature a main program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., an evening cocktail party and, to cap off the night, a performance by

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