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Networthy ND 8

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

This Networthy installment links to a variety of blog posts, including one about a Mass for Declan Sullivan, a video of a speaker on the global marketplace and a new networking site for ND students.

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The Lay of Our Land

By Mark Phillips

In the lumpy region I call home, a study determined to the surprise of few that tooth disease is our most serious health problem.

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ND Free Pass: Women’s soccer

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

As I sweated through their final home game, when the Irish women defeated Rutgers, one Notre Dame sports strategy was clear. The best way to draw spectators to non-revenue sports is to make the events family friendly — and cheap.

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Sludge in a Notre Dame Viewfinder

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

As oil-sheened water and tar balls first slopped their way onto the barrier-island beaches of the Gulf Coast in the environmental wake of April’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the federal government came looking for Joannes Westerink and Andrew Kennedy.

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Passing through

By Kerry Temple ’74

Like many folks, including John Steinbeck and William Least Heat Moon, I prefer two-lane roads to interstate highways. I like to see people and places, get a sense of life from the ground up.

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The economy of grace

By Steve Rall ’64

Like a carnival barker with holy water, the priest generously dispensed the heavenly graces while pilgrims held high their rosaries, holy cards and plastic replicas in order to receive the divine droplets in the August sun.

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Fly to the rescue

By Steve Reifenberg ’81

“There is an open house tonight at the Pet Refuge in Mishawaka,” my 12-year-old daughter, Alexandra, tells me enthusiastically. “They invite people to Adopt-a-Dog night . . . and we are invited!”

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Letter from campus: Football 101

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Football 101, the kick-off event of the Kelly Cares Foundation, promised an inside view of football, a quick course in the hows and the whys and the what-the-hell-is-a-tight-end type of questions the average but not overly schooled female fan might ask.

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Anywhere at home

By Kateri Brown ’07

Parts of relocating never get easier. I inevitably realize that I have no idea what to do with myself in a place which is now home but has none of the familiarity of home. One way I start is to find my new church.

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The wide-eyed ID flaw

By John Monczunski

Unless you work in a high security environment, you may never have had your eye scanned to confirm your identity. But in recent years the eye has been increasingly harnessed as a biometric for identification purposes.

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Smart drugs target disease

By John Monczunski

It’s no surprise then that one of the main quests in pharmaceutical chemistry is to develop silver-bullet medicines, smart drugs that specifically target diseased cells while leaving healthy ones alone.

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‘Old’ gets older

By John Monczunski

American lifespan has dramatically increased over the course of the 20th century. A recent student study of longevity among Holy Cross Sisters at Saint Mary’s College confirms just how much.

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