A different kind of lawyer

Author: Notre Dame News

Galilee program

Galilee Program offers students an inside look at public-interest and public-service lawyering.

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Architect proposes sustainable, short-term housing for European refugees

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Refugee housing floor plan

Fleeing the wars of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Somalia and other countries, refugees in staggering and unprecedented numbers are swarming into Europe, some 800,000 so far this year alone. This global and increasingly catastrophic movement is likely not only to continue but even to increase, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has warned “it is imperative that the situation be managed in such a way as to minimize the risks of new problems being created.”

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Countries on the rebound making significant climate adaptation progress, ND-GAIN data show

Author: Joyce Coffee

ND-GAIN 2015 Movers Map

In the lead-up to 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 21), 10 countries have come from behind to make marked progress in their ability to withstand the shocks and stresses of climate change, while five are distinctly less resilient, according to data released Tuesday (Nov. 17) by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

Over the last five years, the 10 countries that have made the biggest jump on the ND-GAIN Country Index to become better climate adapters are Cote d’Ivoire, Laos, Georgia, The Philippines, Russia, Poland, Rwanda, Mongolia, Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

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NDIGD, PAD Project win USAID Development Innovation Ventures award

Author: Meg McDermott

This paper test card is inexpensive way to distinguish substitutes or diluted drugs from real medicines used to treat common bacterial infections and tuberculosis

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and Marya Lieberman have won a USAID Development Innovation Ventures award to improve global health. Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, will expand her Paper Analytical Device research in Kenya.

Many pharmaceuticals, particularly those purchased in the developing world, are of poor quality or fake. The Paper Analytical Device project, supported by the College of Science and the Eck Institute for Global Health, allows users to quickly determine whether a drug tablet contains the correct medicines.

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Irish Impact 2015: Social entrepreneurship and the power of impact investing

Author: Carol Elliott

Ship in the Mendoza College of Business courtyard

In 2013, Andi Phillips helped to lead an innovative project aimed at expanding access to early childhood education for at-risk children in Utah.

Phillips isn’t a school administrator, or even a member of the teaching community. She is a vice president in the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs.

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Handout to hand-up: Social Entrepreneur Kassalow recounts personal journey to founding eye-care startup

Author: Angela Sienko

Reposted from Mendoza College of Business News:

You might say the way the third annual Irish Impact Social Entrepreneurship Conference kicked off was eye opening: It began Wednesday evening with keynote speaker Dr. Jordan Kassalow, O.D., M.P.H., who has dedicated his life to providing eye care to the world’s poor.…

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Notre Dame MBA and Coca-Cola announce winner of virtual case competition

Author: Carol Elliott

In the wake of catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Tōhoku earthquake in Japan and the typhoon striking the Philippines, survivors quickly face a very urgent need: safe drinking water.

Often, the sources of clean water are destroyed, along with the technology, energy and transportation systems needed to bring in fresh supplies. How do responders deploy water purification technology anywhere in the world within days or even hours of a disaster?

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Rev. Tim Scully, founder of Notre Dame’s ACE program, received Manhattan Institute’s William E. Simon Prize

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, will be awarded the $100,000 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship by the Manhattan Institute for founding and leading the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).

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Second annual Irish Impact Conference to gather social entrepreneurs from around the world

Author: Carol Elliott

Irish Impact Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame and the Fellow Irish Social Hub will bring together some of the foremost social innovators during the second annual Irish Impact Social Entrepreneurship Conference, to be held Wednesday-Friday (Oct. 2-4) in the Mendoza College of Business. The conference is open to students, faculty and staff of the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College communities.

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ND MBAs Win Social Entrepreneurship Case Contest Again

Author: Ed Cohen

A team of four Notre Dame MBA students took first place in a social entrepreneurship case competition for the second consecutive year with an incentive-savvy plan to boost distribution of clean water in rural Ghana.

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