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Preprofessional students explore humanistic medicine

Author: Gene Stowe

Pathos Class

Through a one-credit elective course called “Pathos,” preprofessional students are exploring the practice of person-centered healthcare. After completing selected readings on particular healthcare topics, students listen and interact with a guest speaker who is typically a physician with expertise on the discussion topic.

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Physics researcher reports novel interaction between superconductivity and magnetism

Author: William G. Gilroy

An international collaboration of researchers led by Morten Ring Eskildsen, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has discovered an altogether new way in which superconducting electrons can interact with an applied magnetic field.

Superconductivity is a phenomenon which occurs in certain materials and which manifests itself by a complete loss of electrical resistance. An important area in the study of superconductors is how they respond to magnetic fields. Besides their obvious relevance to practical applications, such studies are an ideal way to obtain a deeper understanding of the fundamental aspects of superconductivity.

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Biological sciences professor Paul Weinstein dies at age 88

Author: William G. Gilroy

Paul P. Weinstein, professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, died Jan. 5 in South Bend's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was 88.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he earned his bachelors degree from Brooklyn College in 1941 and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1949.

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