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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

staff • Date: February 27, 2015

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.

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New Notre Dame Paper Focuses on Degree Centrality in Networks

nwelding • Date: February 25, 2015

Paper shares new methodology developed at Notre Dame to accurately predict the future prominence of an individual in social networks.

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Kogge Receives Computer Pioneer Award

nwelding • Date: February 12, 2015

Peter M. Kogge, who has served as the Ted H. McCourtney Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame since 1994, has been awarded the 2015 Computer Pioneer award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.

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Notre Dame Keeps Women in Engineering

nwelding • Date: February 3, 2015

In 2002, more than half of the female undergraduates in the College of Engineering were dropping out of the program before their sophomore year. The college made changes based on what current and former students said were the challenges of being a woman in the undergraduate program. The result? In 2013, 26 percent of the students who earned bachelor’s degrees in engineering at Notre Dame were women, compared with 19 percent nationally.

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ONR Taps Notre Dame Engineering Alum for Top Spot

Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, who received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, has been sworn in as the chief of naval research (CNR) at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the organization that leads Navy and Marine Corps research efforts around the world. He officially took the helm of the ONR on December 30, 2014, relieving Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder, who is retiring from the Navy after 32 years of naval service and three years as CNR.

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