This past Thursday (Feb. 27) at the Math for Everyone lecture series, David A. Cox from the Department of Mathematics at Amherst College gave a presentation about the problem of counting lines and how they are tangent to four spheres of radius one floating in space.
The William K. Warren Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., has made a $3.5 million gift to the University of Notre Dame that, combined with a previous gift valued at $6.5 million, will endow the creation of The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development in the College of Science.
As a follow-up to its “Top Biology Grad Programs” list published last fall, Graduateprograms.com recently released its “Dean’s List” of top biology graduate programs in the areas of career support, school use of technology, financial aid, and education quality. The graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Notre Dame was ranked fourth for career support and sixth for financial aid.
The Nieuwland Lecture Series and Department of Biological Sciences recently hosted Lewis Cantley, the Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor and Director of the Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College & New York Presbyterian Hospital, for two presentations about his cancer research.
Jeremiah P. Freeman, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, died Feb. 14 (Friday) after a brief illness. He was 84.
A native of Detroit and a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, Freeman began a lifelong career in chemistry while working in his father’s drugstore and discovering that he could obtain a wide variety of chemicals from the store’s suppliers.
Converting solar power into usable energy is not a new form technology, but researchers are constantly finding ways to improve it. In the last year and a half, researchers around the world, including Prashant Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, have put perovskites in the spotlight, resulting in a cover story on the solar cells in the February 24, 2014 issue C&E News.
The Graduate Student Union and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Notre Dame Conference Center (lower level, McKenna Hall).
Do you want to help Notre Dame prevent cancer? You can help Notre Dame find the missing pieces to the puzzle.
The College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute are sponsoring a new program for students to drive innovation in cancer research. Individual Notre Dame students or groups of students who choose to work in a team (no more than three students per team) may apply. Both undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges are eligible to submit research proposals that look into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.
Climate indicators and country risk ratings developed by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), the world’s leading research index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with climate disruption and other global shifts, will be instrumental in a new partnership announced Tuesday (Feb. 25) whose goal is to develop the Climate Change Risk Management (CCRM) application.