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Bennett Appointed to ExoPAG Executive Committee

Author: Gene Stowe

David Bennett

 

David Bennett, research associate professor of physics, has been named to the 12-person executive committee of the Exoplanet Exploratory Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG). The group is part of a new NASA approach to science-based evaluation of projects as updates to an every-decade survey to identify the big questions science addresses. Bennett’s appointment is through 2011.…

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Undergraduate Researchers to Present at ASBMB Conference in April

Author: Gene Stowe

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Lauren Buck and Amanda Zofkie, who work in the laboratory of Robert V. Stahelin, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend have won awards to give presentations at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) section of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in Anaheim, Calif., in April. The large conference attracts up to 20,000 people from around the world. Stahelin’s laboratory is a collaboration of the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend and the University of Notre Dame where Stahelin serves as an adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.…

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Nine Faculty Receive Genomics and Bioinformatics Pilot Project Awards

Author: Gene Stowe

The Genomics, Disease Ecology and Global Health Strategic Research Investment Program and the Eck Institute for Global Health have announced the presentation of nine awards to support pilot projects in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics. This is the second round of funding for pilot projects to be performed in Notre Dame’s recently expanded core facilities in genomics and bioinformatics. The goal of this investment is to provide University-wide access to technical and computational resources for high throughput, computationally intensive genomics and bioinformatics projects, as well as to recruit new scientific users to these powerful technologies. In support of this goal, applications for pilot project funds to support scientist from across campus for whom genomics and/or bioinformatics could be important to their research were solicited and reviewed. Projects were selected based on scientific significance and rationale, approach, preliminary data, need for support and the potential to leverage additional extramural funding.…

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James Masters Wins National McKnight Prize Award

Author: Gene Stowe

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Jim Masters received a Sara and Frank McKnight Prize in Undergraduate Sciences at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Masters received third place in Chemistry for his “Research toward titanium-catalyzed cyclization reactions.” He was one of nine winners among 15 finalists who gave poster presentations in November.…

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APS Honors Physics Alumnus Enrique Galvez

Author: Gene Stowe

Enrique Galvez

The American Physical Society has awarded Notre Dame physics alumnus Enrique Galvez the 2010 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution. Galvez receives the award for his contributions to quantum optics, his enthusiastic inclusion of undergraduates in a significant way in his research and his contributions to the wider physics community.

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iCeNSA Receives Army Research Grant

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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The Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) has received a 10 year Army Research Laboratory grant as part of the ARL Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA): Academic Research Center for Social and Cognitive Networks. The Alliance is a consortium of US-based network research centers, which include RPI (lead), Northeastern, CUNY, IBM, Indiana and the University of Notre Dame.…

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