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National Academies Education Fellows O’Tousa and Hager Bring Fresh Goals For Undergraduate Education

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Joseph O’Tousa, professor of biological sciences, and Kristin Hager, associate teaching professor of biological sciences, were named National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Science for the 2011-2012 academic year. O’Tousa and Hager participated in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute in Biology at the University of Wisconsin in June, where they were among teams from 16 US research universities.

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O’Tousa, Hager named National Academies Educational Fellows in the Life Sciences

Author: Claire Stephens

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Joseph O’Tousa, professor of biological sciences, and Kristin Hager, associate teaching professor of biological sciences, have been named National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Science for the 2011-2012 academic year. O’Tousa and Hager participated in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute in Biology at the University of Wisconsin in June, where they were among teams from 16 US research universities.

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Lewis joins first Assessment Residency for Biology Scholars Program

Author: Gene Stowe

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Kristin Lewis, associate professional specialist, is among 13 biologists participating in the first yearlong Assessment Residency of the American Society for Microbiology/National Science Foundation Biology Scholars Program. The scholars attended the Measuring Student Learning Initiative in Washington, D.C., in June. Lewis designs undergraduate courses to provide real-world research experience to students including preprofessional students in general biology laboratories.

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NISMEC Trains Local Teachers in Guided Inquiry

Author: Gene Stowe

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The Northern Indiana Science, Mathematics and Engineering Collaborative (NISMEC) is hosting workshops this summer for local intermediate and high school science teachers, focusing on best-practice approaches to science education and the new Indiana science standards that take place this fall. Led by Notre Dame faculty and the South Bend Community Schools Corporation, NISMEC received two grants totaling more than $600,000 to support the workshops.

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Parade welcomes Greg and Renate Crawford home

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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9:30a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the College Football Hall of Fame

Enshrinement Festival Grand Parade featuring Greg and Renate Crawford

Show your support for Dean Greg Crawford and his wife Renate, who rode their bikes 2,200 miles from Boston, MA to Dallas, TX to raise awareness and funds for Niemann–Pick Type C disease research.

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Four Notre Dame faculty Named American Chemical Society Fellows

Author: Gene Stowe

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Four members of the Notre Dame faculty have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Seth Brown, Greg Hartland, Prashant Kamat, and Anthony Trozzolo are the first Fellows from Notre Dame since the ACS board of directors started the program in 2008 to recognize members for outstanding achievements to science, the profession and the society. They will be honored at a ceremony during the ACS annual meeting next month, and their names will be published in the August issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

Brown, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, came to Notre Dame in 1996. He won the 2008 Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award, the College of Science’s top teaching honor. In 2009, he received The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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ND Researchers Provide New Genetic Information About the Circadian Rhythms of the Malaria Mosquitos

Author: William G. Gilroy

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A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers offers a wealth of information about the rhythmic nature of gene expression in Anopheles gambiae, the mosquito species that transmits the malaria parasite from person to person. Each year, roughly 250 million people suffer from malaria and that results in one million deaths, mostly pregnant women and children under five years of age.

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In memory of Jianguo Cao

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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Jianguo Cao: January 25, 1960—June 23, 2011 GRANGER – Jianguo Cao, of Granger, Indiana, passed away on June 23, 2011, 2011 at the Center for Hospice Care in South Bend after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Cao was a professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Notre Dame.

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Joint appointment brings complementary expertise together

Author: Gene Stowe

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Paul Bohn, who came to Notre Dame five years ago in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has been appointed to a joint position between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, advancing opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The arrangement means that graduate students in both chemistry and chemical engineering can bring their complementary expertise together in research, he says.

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Furdyna Presents Plenary Lecture at European Conference on the Physics of Magnetism 2011

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Jacek Furdyna, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Professor of Information Theory and Computer Technology in the Department of Physics, was invited to present a plenary lecture entitled “Exchange Coupling in Magnetic Semiconductor Superlattices and Multilayers” at the European Conference on the Physics of Magnetism 2011, held in Poznan, Poland June 27 to July 1, 2011.

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