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Student group among supporters of upcoming 'pill drop'

Author: Erin Blasko

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The University of Notre Dame Opioid Task Force — part of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values — is among a number of supporters of an upcoming “pill drop” in St. Joseph County. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 24), anyone with unwanted, expired or unidentified pills can safely dispose of them at one of five locations in the county free of charge and with no questions asked.

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Researchers discover novel mechanism linking changes in mitochondria to cancer cell death

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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To stop the spread of cancer, cancer cells must die. Unfortunately, many types of cancer cells seem to use innate mechanisms that block cancer cell death, therefore allowing the cancer to metastasize. While seeking to further understand cancer cell death, a research group at the University of Notre Dame discovered that the activation of a specific enzyme may help suppress the spread of tumors.

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Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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At a few billionths of a meter, a nanopore is too tiny to see and too tiny to image easily. These miniscule cavities, when created in synthetic materials, are incredibly powerful. One of Notre Dame’s research groups is among the earliest to investigate electron transfer reactions inside nanopores, and therefore was invited to share their insights in a perspective paper published in ACS Central Science.

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Flipping the Classroom

Author: Gene Stowe

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An experiment with "flipped classrooms"—video lecture viewing for homework and group problem-solving in class—in lower-level mathematics classes has heightened student engagement and learning.

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Nuclear physics professor receives AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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Every year, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Laboratory Astrophysics Division awards a prize to an individual who has made significant contributions to laboratory astrophysics over the course of his or her career. The 2018 award went to Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Physics. He was recognized for his significant contributions to the experimental foundation of nuclear astrophysics, as well as his research that closes the gap between experiment and theory in the field.     

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NDnano announces new center director

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Alan Seabaugh, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named the director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano). As the new director, he will lead a center that supports more than seventy NDnano-affiliated faculty members from across nine departments in the Colleges of Engineering and Science to grow the scale and stature of the University’s nanotechnology research efforts.

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