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Researching Zebrafish and T. Cruzi in Bogota, Colombia

Researching Zebrafish and T. Cruzi in Bogota, Colombia

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The following entry comes from 2015 USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow, Annette Ruth. In her own words, she describes her experience of working with T.cruzi motility in Bogota, Colombia.

I am conducting my research in the Akle and Gonzalez labs here at UniAndes. Since my arrival, I hit the ground running with developing my protocol and put in nearly 60 hours of lab time during my first 5 days. What a precedent to uphold, but that is how I prefer to work – passionately. I cannot disclose the specifics of my research, for confidentiality reasons, but I can tell you that I’m working to establish zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a new model organism for the in vivo (live) study of T. cruzi motility, migration, and tissue colonization...

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First Fellows Depart, Arrive in Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa

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And, they’re off!

As thousands of students say goodbye to the spring semester here on campus, several of our USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellows have packed their bags and are arriving in their host countries for their fellowships.

So far, three of our fellows have begun their work: Annette Ruth, researching T. cruzi motility in Bogota, Colombia, Craig Iffland, researching humanitarian law in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Cecilia Lero, working on the Varieties of Democracy project in Sao Paulo, Brazil...

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NDIGD to host on-campus Global Development Challenge April 27th

NDIGD to host on-campus Global Development Challenge April 27th

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) will engage the Notre Dame and South Bend communities by participating in Notre Dame Day through hosting the Global Development Challenge. This event will include a series of fun, education activities that relate to critical issues in global development. 

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Ruth Riley reflects on her experience as Sports and Women's Empowerment Envoy

Ruth Riley reflects on her experience as Sports and Women's Empowerment Envoy

Ruth Riley ’00, Notre Dame alum and supporter of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), recently traveled to Saudi Arabia as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports and Women’s Empowerment Envoy. Ruth’s role as an envoy is to inspire women and girls through sports, and support physical education for girls.

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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. died on Thursday, February 26 at Holy Cross House. Fr. Hesburgh was a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, served as president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, and was an exceptionally influential figure in the field of Catholic higher education. 

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Notre Dame receives USAID grant to undertake global development research on 3 continents

Notre Dame receives USAID grant to undertake global development research on 3 continents

Twelve members of the University of Notre Dame community have been selected to participate in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) brand-new Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. The twelve will travel abroad to conduct research on various global development challenges and create innovative solutions to address these issues. 

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NDIGD completes baseline study for CE3 project in Uganda

NDIGD completes baseline study for CE3 project in Uganda

Monitoring and Evaluation specialists from the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) have completed an impact evaluation baseline for the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project in Uganda. This project aims to empower disconnected communities by providing electrification solutions, Internet and communication technologies equipment, and entrepreneurship training. 

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Twelve Notre Dame students awarded USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships

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Partnering with host organizations in Brazil, Colombia, India, and South Africa, twelve Notre Dame students will be completing research projects of varying lengths throughout 2015 and 2016. These students will be receiving financial support through the USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships, a partnership between universities and the U.S. Global Development Lab to help expand USAID’s Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. Its primary goal is to create a global network of researchers addressing today's most pressing issues in the developing world.

Students receiving the USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowship awards are John Dillon, Elisa Ditta, Meghan Gallagher, Craig Iffland, Stefanie Israel, Cecilia Lero, Emily Maiden, Robert McCune, Michael Penta, Annette Ruth, Lucia Tiscornia, and Kelsey Whiting-Jones...

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Pooling public-private partnership best practices

Pooling public-private partnership best practices

The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in funding global development projects. In this article, Michael Sweikar outlines ten important best practices for partnership with the private sector.

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Nora Besansky-led studies featured on the cover of Science

Nora Besansky-led studies featured on the cover of Science

Two studies led by University of Notre Dame professor Nora Besansky are featured on the cover of the most recent edition of the prestigious journal “Science.” The studies detail genome sequencing work that Besansky has done to better understand the disease-carrying capabilities of mosquitos. 

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NDIGD awarded grant from U.S. Global Development Lab for USAID research and innovation fellowships

NDIGD awarded grant from U.S. Global Development Lab for USAID research and innovation fellowships

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The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) is one of six elite university programs selected for a grant awarded by the new U.S. Global Development Lab. The $219,000 grant awarded to NDIGD, with the potential for an additional $514,000 in the second and third years, is the first co-created project awarded by the Lab. The USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellowships will help expand USAID’s Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. The goal for the program is to create a global network of researchers addressing today's most pressing issues in the developing world...

 

 

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