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Notre Dame

Political Science Alumna Translates Service Experience to Career at Facebook
Before the rigors of post-college life set in—before mortgages, family, a career, and all the other responsibilities that come with setting off into the world—Kaitlin Sullivan ’10 wanted to devote at least one year of her life to service.

Professor Wins ACLS Fellowship to Explore Political Philosophy in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’
Eileen Hunt Botting’s students have suggested, only half-jokingly, that had someone only given Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s creature a hug, a lot of violence and tragedy could have been avoided. The notion seems far-fetched and would have certainly made Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s seminal novel, a bit anticlimactic. But Botting has come to believe those students aren’t far from Shelley’s main point—that so much can go wrong when society shirks its responsibilities for its most vulnerable citizens.

Chicago Harris

Mastering the Art (and Science) of Data Visualization
In a world where data sets and analyses can become overwhelmingly complicated, Jonathan Giuffrida has a way of cutting through the noise and getting to the heart of why policy work is so important. He knows that data can help everyone make smarter decisions—from the students entering Harris this fall to policymakers at the highest level of government.

International Innovation Corps to join Chicago Harris
IIC works to connect outstanding graduates from the University of Chicago and Indian universities with public sector enterprises in India. Together, over the course of a 13-month period, they build and implement solutions for development problems.

Six students chosen for prestigious summer fellowship
It may be the mayor, aldermen or city commissioners speaking up at meetings or in front of cameras, but this summer six Chicago Harris graduate students will be hard at work behind the scenes helping to shape the future of Chicago.

Chicago Booth

Why listing your house for less could get you a higher sale price
Negotiating a price can be a delicate dance between parties who are trying to reveal only as much information as necessary in order to secure a deal. But sellers may be hurting themselves when they set prices in round numbers.

Seed World

Beginners Guide to Importing and Exporting Seed
The U.S. seed export business is steadily growing, and it’s giving more seed companies the opportunity to test their wares in an international market. While the possibility of expanding markets sounds great, entering them is another story. The maze of rules and requirements that must be met to move seed across a border can be daunting.

A Phenotyping Revolution
Plant breeders spend countless hours and spend hefty sums to measure traits in plants. Remote sensing may change all of that soon.

Breeding healthier snacks
The heirloom boom that has played out during the past several years in farmers markets and backyard gardens isn’t likely to take over commercial growing operations anytime soon, but seed producers have definitely taken notice. Consumers are turning in droves toward strange-looking fruits and vegetables with exotic-sounding names such as Purple Calabash and Boothby’s Blonde. The reason is simple — flavor.

Feed & Grain magazine

Up-to-date Tools Key for Controlling Moisture
From the time grain comes out of a farmer’s field to the point where it is shipped from an elevator, everyone is trying to achieve a delicate balance in moisture content. It “becomes an art.”

Germination magazine

Uncertainty looms in a post-patent world
In transitioning to a period when more biotech traits come off patent, many questions remain unanswered as the Canadian seed industry navigates new waters.

THiNK Magazine

Making sense of multiple languages
People speak constantly. We do it in person, over wires and through the air. We record music, books, news programs and our lives. Yet language is still a mystery. We don’t understand how attention and memory function in learning new languages. We don’t know why some people can learn new languages with ease while others struggle. We don’t know how people separate languages in their minds, putting words into their own language silos and accessing them separately when needed.

Travel transformations
When Jill Bosserman stepped off the plane, a sense of anxiety she had never known washed over her.

American Legion magazine

World War II veteran running across U.S.
Some 1,500 miles and nearly two years into a cross-country, adventure, Ernie Andrus will give you a lot of reasons for why he’s undertaking such a monumental feat at age 91. What Andrus might not say, and might not even fully realize, is that he is roaming the sometimes lonely highways of the southern United States touching the lives of one person at a time and kindling an interest in historical events that to so many seem so far in the past.

Agricultures magazine

Desirable traits
Scientists are developing next-generation crops that withstand climate variation and enhance renewable energy.

The university’s herbaria are a slice of the tree of life, as well as a look into American history.

Rockford Parent magazine

How to help kids make sense about money
Experts say it’s almost never too early to start discussions about what money is, even with small children. Their understanding will evolve and grow through the years, making money talks a constant learning process.

Travel options that offer entertainment for adults, fun for kids
Vacations used to be easy. You and a significant other go wherever you like, eat at nice restaurants and split a couple bottles of wine. Now with children, that’s difficult.

 

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