Steven Corcelli named chair of the GEAB

Author: Jayme Russell

Steven Corcelli

Steven Corcelli, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of graduate studies, has been appointed as chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB) in 2015. 

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Lynn Flanagan to be the featured speaker at annual Pink Zone Brunch

Author: Stephanie Healey

2014 Pink Zone Women's Basketball game

University of Notre Dame alumna Lynn Larkin Flanagan will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pink Zone Brunch on Sunday (Feb. 1) at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion. Organized by the College of Science and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, the brunch will bring together local oncologists, researchers, survivors, patients and their families. The brunch will be held at 10 a.m. before the Notre Dame women’s basketball Pink Zone game against Wake Forest at 1 p.m.

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Notre Dame QuarkNet Center expands masterclasses in Chile

Author: Marissa Gebhard


A year ago, Notre Dame International awarded the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center an Andrónico Luksic grant to create the Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA).  Program directors Mitchell Wayne, professor of physics, and Kenneth Cecire, QuarkNet national staff teacher, used the funds to create a collaboration between Pontifica Universidad Católica (PUC) in Santiago, Chile and the University of Notre Dame particle physics education and outreach programs.

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Kelsey Weigel invited to speak at the 2015 St. Jude graduate student symposium

Author: Stephanie Healey

Kelsey Weigel

Biological sciences graduate student Kelsey Weigel has been invited to present her research at the 2015 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium in Memphis, Tenn. from April 7-11. The application process to speak at the symposium is highly selective; the event is not advertised and students can only apply if they have been nominated by a St. Jude representative or faculty advisor. Of the 1,815 students invited to apply, Weigel was one of 44 students selected to participate in the symposium.

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Notre Dame to host TEDxUND on Feb. 27

Author: Sue Lister


The University of Notre Dame will present TEDxUND 2015, featuring a diverse lineup of speakers that includes a modern-day artisan, a youth poet, the mayor of South Bend and many others, exploring the topic “What if …,” on Feb. 27 (Friday) in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Designed to showcase the ideas and talents of the Notre Dame community in engaging 12-minute presentations, TEDxUND presenters were chosen from a pool of more than 130 applicants, and include current undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students, faculty members, alumni and community members, including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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First sustainability research expo at ND

Author: Rachel Novick


On January 26, the University of Notre Dame hosted its inaugural Sustainability Research Expo. This event showcased opportunities from across the campus and around the community for students to get involved in sustainability research, educational programs, and internships. The expo took place in the Hesburgh Library concourse and over 100 students attended.

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Call for proposals: Do you have an idea for innovative cancer research?

Author: Stephanie Healey

Breast cancer research

Undergraduate and graduate students in all colleges across the University are invite to submit a proposal for the 2015 Research Like a Champion Cancer Research Competition.

The three best proposals will receive a $12,500 research award that will provide support throughout the academic year and summer. Funding can be used to support summer student stipends, research supplies, and travel.

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