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Use of PFAS in cosmetics ‘widespread,’ new study shows

According to new research led by Graham Peaslee, professor of physics, many cosmetics sold in the U.S. and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a potentially toxic class of chemicals linked to a number of serious health conditions. (More...)
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Married men who shirk housework make more money 

Married men who don’t help out around the house tend to bring home bigger paychecks than husbands who play a bigger role on the domestic chores front. New Notre Dame research shows that “disagreeable” men in opposite-sex marriages are less helpful with domestic work, allowing them to devote greater resources to their jobs, which results in higher pay. (More...)  


K. Matthew Dames appointed Edward H. Arnold University Librarian

K. Matthew Dames, university librarian at Boston University, will start his tenure as the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian on Aug. 1. (More...
"Matthew is a proven leader among the nation's academic research libraries with a track record of driving innovative processes, technologies and settings that meet the current and emerging needs of students and faculty." Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president, Notre Dame


Notre Dame Press titles win awards

Seven University of Notre Dame Press titles won Catholic Media Association Book Awards last week. Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world. Awards ranked from first place to third place, including a second place in history for "The University of Notre Dame: A History" by Professor Emeritus Rev. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C. (More...)
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Architecture students reimagine South Bend neighborhood

William Street in South Bend was primarily residential until about 1940, when the city decided to extend it north to Portage Avenue. Almost immediately, traffic increased, altering the historical character of the street and hastening its decline. School of Architecture students and faculty spent a week reimagining William based on new urbanist principles of planning and design that create human-scale, walkable, functional and sustainable urban communities. (More...)


Excavation work to begin next to Saint Mary’s Lake

This Wednesday, June 16, Facilities Design and Operations will begin excavation work on the site immediately west of the intersection of Holy Cross Drive and Saint Mary's Road, adjacent to Saint Mary’s Lake (see above). The work will involve the relocation of utilities and preparation of the site for eventual restoration. As a result, the site will be closed by a construction fence for the next several weeks.

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Law professor quoted on immigration

Lisa Koop, adjunct law professor and lawyer with the National Immigrant Justice Center, spoke to the Associated Press and USA Today for articles about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on illegal immigration and green card status. 
A Year After George Floyd - A discussion on policing and racism in America; web talk by Dr. Rashawn Ray, professor of sociology, University of Marland; click for more information.
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