Jacqueline Stoneburner to be second author on upcoming research paper

Author: Stephanie Healey

Jacqueline Stoneburner

Jacqueline Stoneburner spent last summer working on a research project with Christine Petti, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of the Palos Verdes Plastic Surgery Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and will be the second author on an upcoming paper about their research. The project, “Laser-Assisted Body Contouring with a Novel Fiber for Targeted Energy Delivery: A New Modality for Simultaneous Treatment of and Skin and Adipose Tissue,” was also recently presented by Dr. Petti at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Law student observes cataclysmic variable with Krizmanich Telescope

Author: Stephanie Healey

Krizmanich Telescope

Colin Littlefield, a third-year law student at Notre Dame, has been one of several researchers testing the University’s brand new Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope, an 0.8 meter telescope that was installed on the rooftop of Jordan Hall of Science in September 2013. Throughout the testing, he has observed an object known as CSS 081231:071126+440405. “Despite its awkward name, it's one of the more interesting astronomical objects visible from South Bend because it appears to vanish for several minutes every two hours,” he explained.

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Geek Week kicks off this Tuesday

Author: Shadia Ajam

Geek Week 2014

Interested in math debates, astronomy presentations, and all things geek? Notre Dame’s annual Geek Week, hosted by the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Clubs, in collaboration with the College of Science, will be kicking off this Tuesday, April 22. All math and science lovers, regardless of your major, are welcome to attend any of the Geek Week events.

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Astronomers discover Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin R. Crepp and researchers from NASA working with the Kepler space mission have detected an Earth-like planet orbiting the habitable zone of a cool star. The planet, which was found using the Kepler Space Telescope, has been identified as Kepler-186f and is 1.11 times the radius of the Earth. Their research, titled “An Earth-sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star,” will be published in the journal Science on Thursday (April 17).

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Notre Dame students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Author: Stephanie Healey

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the recipients of this year’s Graduate Research Program Fellowships (GRPF). Seven College of Science students and one alumnus received awards. In addition, five science students received honorable mentions.

The fellowship provides three years of support for the graduate education of students who have demonstrated the potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.  Past NSF Fellows include individuals who have made significant breakthroughs in science and engineering research, as well as some who have been honored as Nobel laureates.

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Sylvia Yong receives Fulbright award to study in France

Author: Stephanie Healey

Sylvia Yong

Senior biochemistry and French double major Sylvia Yong of Gainesville, Fla. has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright award to pursue research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. She was a research intern at Institut Pasteur last summer in the unit of biochemistry of macromolecular interactions.

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LoSecco named 2014 Fermi Scholar

Author: Shelly Goethals


Professor John LoSecco has recently been named a 2014 Fermi Scholar. The goal of the Fermi Scholar Program is to include university based researchers into research and development roles at Fermilab. Professor LoSecco will use the award to work on the design of the lab's next generation neutrino beam.

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Ebola outbreak in Africa has local impact

Author: Eck Institute for Global Health


The Ebola virus outbreak this week is challenging World Health Organization (WHO) officials around the world. On Wednesday, 67 WHO disease professionals have been mobilized to prevent further spread of Ebola and address the infection in hopes of stopping the outbreak in new areas of West Africa.

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