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Alumnus opens Hesburgh Hospital in Ecuador

Author: Ann Kovar Miller

Hesburgh Hospital

This summer, business major-turned physician, Dr. David Gaus, helped to open Hesburgh Hospital on behalf of Andean Health & Development, a nonprofit aimed at providing quality and sustainable healthcare for rural poor in the Ecuador.

Through the inspiration of Fr. Hesburgh, Dr. Gaus attended medical school and determined to use his degree for good: by providing residents of rural Ecuador affordable, accessible medical care.

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Aquaponics across the spectrum

Author: Stephanie Healey

Shella Raja

Through a multidisciplinary approach, the sustainability minor at Notre Dame prepares students to serve as leaders in their communities by making constructive and substantive contributions to the development of more sustainable practices for the benefit of their own personal and professional lives, the lives of others, and the lives of future generations.

As part of the minor, students are required to complete a capstone project of their choice during their senior year. Shella Raja, a biological sciences major, and double minor in anthropology and sustainability, took a unique approach to her project and decided to incorporate a community service component with her research.

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Vote for Dean Crawford to be named next Everyday Superhero of Biotech!

Author: Stephanie Healey

Greg Crawford

Greg Crawford, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, has been nominated as an Everyday Superhero of Biotech by the BIO International Convention. Nominees are selected for their dedication to heal, fuel, and feed the world through groundbreaking innovation in three categories: biotech/pharma, patient/patient group, and university/research institution.

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Flanagan emphasizes the importance of taking charge of your own health at Pink Zone Brunch

Author: Julia Murray and Stephanie Healey

Lynn Flanagan

Alumna Lynn Larkin Flanagan ’75, a member of the first group of women accepted to the University of Notre Dame and a breast cancer survivor, spoke about her experience with cancer at the fifth annual Pink Zone Brunch on Feb. 1 (Sun.). Each year the brunch is hosted by the College of Science and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team to honor breast cancer researchers, clinicians, survivors, and their supporters.

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Notre Dame hosts parenting conference for local parents and practitioners

Author: Jane Murphy

Darcia Narvaez

On Saturday, September 27, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Children and Families and the Department of Psychology will partner with Attachment Parenting International to host a day-long parenting conference, Nourishing Parents for Child Well-Being, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and professionals who work with children and families. As part of the Pathways to Child Flourishing symposium, presenters at the workshop will address a variety of topics, including birth, breastfeeding, sleep, discipline, and adult-child relationships.

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