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Rhodes Scholar Andrew Serazin ’03 addresses global health inequities

Author: Gene Stowe

Andrew Serazin

Biology alumnus Andrew Serazin, who was the University’s fourteenth Rhodes Scholar, was the guest speaker at the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series for the Department of Biological Sciences on March 25. As a Program Officer for the Gates Foundation, Serazin spoke on “Innovation in Science and Technology: A critical path to addressing global health inequities.”

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Freshman science major Kurt Nowak wins Biolojog

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Kurt Nowak

Kurt Nowak, a science intent from Arizona, has been running since the age of thirteen. His dedication to running paid off this past Saturday, March 15 when he became the first place winner for the 2008 Biology club fundraiser, “Biolojog.” The event, which raised money for spaying and neutering animals in Saint Joseph County, included both a 2 mile competitive race and a 1 mile fun walk.

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American Physical Society recognizes Cason, Furdyna, and Johnson for lifetime award

Author: Marissa Gebhard

APS Award

Physics professors Jacek Furdyna, Walter Johnson and emeritus physics professor Neal Cason were selected by the American Physical Society to receive the inaugural Outstanding Referee Award on March 10, 2008. This highly selective, lifetime award recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in APS journals including Physical Review Letters, Physical Review and Modern Physics.

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Trozzolo wins the 2008 UNICO National Marconi Science Award

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Anthony Trozzolo, the Charles L. Huisking Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, was presented with the 2008 UNICO National Marconi Science Award in Chicago on March 8. Trozzolo is a prolific inventor with over 31 U.S. and foreign patents. A world-renowned authority on photochemistry, Trozzolo has focused his lifelong research efforts on the creation and detection of reactive intermediates. The chemical compounds and elements that he creates, detects and analyzes with spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy and optical spectroscopy are reactive or sensitive to energy from light.

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Notre Dame study sheds light on the role streams and rivers play in nitrogen removal

Author: William G. Gilroy

Jennifer Tank

Jennifer Tank, Galla Associate Professor of Ecology at the University of Notre Dame, is one of the authors of a new study that concludes that streams and rivers can serve as essential filters that reduce the amount of nitrate pollution that is exported from the landscape to downstream lakes and coastal marine systems.

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Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for Saturday

Author: William G. Gilroy

NIRSEF

The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair will take place Saturday (March 15) at the University of Notre Dame's Stepan Center. The event is open to the public at 1:30 p.m. and parking is available in the D lots east of the Stepan Center or in the Library B lot.

The fair will feature 210 projects created by students in grades four through 12 from public and private schools in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Fulton and Marshall counties.

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Brown University researcher appointed College of Science dean

Author: William G. Gilroy

Dean Gregory Crawford (2008)

Gregory P. Crawford, currently dean of engineering and professor of physics and engineering at Brown University, has been appointed dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University's president.

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