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Poorer and richer

By Gene Stowe

James X. Sullivan, Notre Dame associate professor of economics, argues that the conventional income-based measures of poverty used by the U.S. Census Bureau tell only part of the story.

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Wii helps stroke victims

By John Monczunski

When Nintendo’s interactive Wii game system first came out, physical therapists were quick to see the therapeutic possibilities of “virtual/actual” golf, tennis and other exercises.

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Campus crash-tests the cutting edge

By Maura K. Sullivan ’11

When 50 business students received iPads on the first day of Professor Corey Angst’s Project Management class last semester, the novel introduction of Apple’s tablet computer into a college classroom garnered Notre Dame several days of national media attention.

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Close encounters

By John Kelly

It wasn’t the thunder of the boulder bearing down on Indiana Jones that made me hug my popcorn, it was the slicing strings and the brassy march of our hero’s theme.

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How to ride an elevator

By Randall B. Smith ’98Ph.D.

Getting on an elevator alone with a stranger can be an awkward experience. Elevator rides are usually far too brief for an actual conversation, but they’re just long enough to make the silence uncomfortable.

Generally when people are in such close proximity to one another, they make some sort of greeting. Men typically offer the slight shake of the head and the grunt-hello. But once that’s done, what do you say? “Hey, how ’bout them Cubs?” (Probably not the best opening since I live in Houston.)…

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