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2018 finance grad wins OZY Genius Award

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University of Notre Dame 2018 graduate Nikhil Garg, a finance and applied and computational mathematics and statistics a double major, is among 10 college students who received a 2018 OZY Genius Award.

He is co-founder of Centralix, an exchange aggregator that allows retail traders in the digital asset space to buy and sell cryptocurrencies from one central platform at best execution prices, without having an account on each individual exchange.…

Resonado: Sounding a new resonance in the speaker industry

Resonado: Sounding a new resonance in the speaker industry

Sarah McCafferty

We are currently living in an age of substantial technological developments. Televisions, phones, and computers continually get sleeker and more efficient with each iteration and your average Joe will soon be able to act as a space tourist and own a car that drives itself. Yet, despite what seems like remarkable technological progress all around us, some technologies have advanced only incrementally over the years. Take audio speakers for example. They have largely been confined to their traditional conical structure, giving us good quality sound but in a bulky package. Resonado, a student-led startup out of the University of Notre Dame, is seeking to change this.…

Here's your class assignment: Get involved

Carol Elliott

Chris Stevens' Principles of Management students practice the mission of Mendoza by helping nonprofit organizations, local businesses and other causes. Their current projects include the Logan Center and a 15-year-old victim of the Parkland school shooting.

Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Angela Sienko

MBA Turns 50

It’s been 50 years since Notre Dame launched its MBA program, and in that time, the class size has almost tripled, increasing from 50 in 1967 to 131 in 2017. And when the inaugural MBA class arrived on campus, it was comprised entirely of men, whereas today, nearly 30 percent of the classes are comprised of women.* …

Notre Dame economic policy club wins national fiscal competition — on first try

Brian Wallheimer

The Federal Reserve and Fiscal Challenge Club, a new Notre Dame student club focused on macro-scale economics and fiscal policy, beat out defending champion Harvard University to win the 2017 Fiscal Challenge. The competition is run by an educational nonprofit of the same name that aims to expand students’ understanding of fiscal policy through experiential education.

Notre Dame team takes national championship in VC competition

Notre Dame team takes national championship in VC competition

Carol Elliott

A team of University of Notre Dame undergraduate students won first place in the 2017 Undergraduate Venture Capital Investing Competition (VCIC), a highly regarded annual event hosted by the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The five students — a combination of finance and economics majors who ranged from sophomore to senior — bested six teams during the final round of competition on March 25. Jackson Jhin, Lavinia Li, Daniel Ko, Tyler Christian and Carlos Covarrubias Serrano traveled to UNC’s Chapel Hill campus for the final event.…

ND marketing student wins NYT journalism contest

Sue Ryan

Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of NYT Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nicholas Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. She will spend the summer traveling with Kristof to a developing country to raise awareness of neglected global issues.

Mendoza seniors develop BlueBucket

Selena Ponio

In this March 26 story, The Observer tells the story of the launch of social venture BlueBucket, an organization that forms partnerships with restaurants to collect donations for local charities.