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Professional master's program open house scheduled for Feb. 7

Author: Stephanie Healey

Eck Institute Global Health

All undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering and the College of Science are invited to an upcoming open house at Innovation Park to learn more about three of Notre Dame’s professional master’s programs – ESTEEM, Patent Law and Global Health. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students and alumni from the programs. Food and beverages will be served.  Please RSVP for the event here.

If you have any questions regarding the open house please do not hesitate to contact Christan Shelton at (574) 485-2280.

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Hildreth named 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow

Author: Shelly Goethals

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Professor Michael Hildreth has been named a 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow. The LHC Physics Center (LPC) at Fermilab is a regional center of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration. The LPC serves as a resource and physics analysis hub primarily for the 700 U.S. physicists in the CMS collaboration.

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M. Sharon Stack accepts invitation to join editorial board of the journal Cancer Research

Author: Stephanie Healey

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M. Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Science Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was recently named to the board of the journal Cancer Research. Her term will last from January 1, 2013 to December 21, 2015. Cancer Research is a bi- monthly journal that publishes basic, preclinical, clinical, prevention and epidemiological cancer research. Cancer Research is the most frequently cited cancer journal in the world.

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Mary Hesburgh Flaherty to speak at breast cancer fundraiser

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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University of Notre Dame alumna Mary Hesburgh Flaherty, a breast cancer survivor and longtime supporter of the University, will be the featured speaker at the Pink Zone luncheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 (Saturday) at the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. The luncheon will precede the annual Notre Dame women’s basketball Pink Zone game at 2 p.m. and is organized by the College of Science to recognize researchers and physicians in the fight against cancer.

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Pink Zone spin-a-thon

Author: Carol C. Bradley

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RecSports has teamed up once again with Women’s Basketball and the College of Science to raise money for breast cancer awareness and local research. The 24-Hour Pink Zone Spin-A-Thon takes place from noon Friday, Jan. 25, through noon Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Rockne Memorial Cycling Studio B026. Registration is open online via RecRegister. Reserve your bike and time slot with your donation—minimum suggested donation is $1. Please help us in our goal to reach $15,000 with the event. Ride for one, two, or 24 hours! The event is open to the Notre Dame campus and local community members. Questions? Contact RecSports Fitness, (574) 631-3432.

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Need help with math? Tutoring sessions are available

Author: Stephanie Healey

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The O’Meara Mathematics Library staff is pleased to announce that tutoring sessions will be offered in the branch library Sunday -Thursday from 7-11 p.m. for undergraduate students from any mathematics class.

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Scientific Entrepreneurship course still available for students this semester

Author: Stephanie Healey

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The College of Science is offering an innovative and exciting course this semester called Scientific Entrepreneurship taught by Dean Greg Crawford and Dr. Michael Flavin of Shamrock Structures, LLC. This course is held on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:55 p.m. and there are still seats available in the class this semester.  Students, please consider taking this course this semester as it offers a fantastic opportunity to enhance and expand your education. The deadline for all registration and class changes is 11:59 p.m. on January 22.

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New dual degree prepares physicians for global health careers

Author: Sarah Craig

Eck Institute for Global Health

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) have announced a new opportunity for IUSM medical students to receive global health training through a joint Medical Doctor/Master of Science in Global Health (M.D./M.S.) integrated dual degree program that will begin in August.

“We are excited about this joint effort that will prepare students to make a big impact on the health of some of the world’s most underserved populations,” says Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science at Notre Dame.

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Aprahamian appointed to APS Physics Policy Committee

Author: Shelly Goethals

Ani Aprahamian

Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Physics Policy Committee of the American Physics Society, effective January 1, 2013. The Physics Policy Committee addresses science policy issues that affect the development of physics, the health of the institutions in which physics is practiced, the resources available to physics, and the balanced use of these resources for the nation's scientific and technological needs.

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Sustainability in surprising places

Author: Myles Robertson

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French, project management, and theology classes have something surprising in common: they all have an important focus on sustainability.

Thee disparate classes have something surprising in common: they all have an important focus on sustainability. While most students expect to find such a focus in classes in departments such as Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Political Science, Economics, and others, more and more classes with sustainability themes are popping up farther afield.

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BioEYES introduces schoolchildren to science

Author: Gene Stowe

The BioEYES community outreach program has introduced more than 12,750 local students to science, using zebrafish

Over the past five years, BioEYES, a community outreach program of the Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC), has introduced more than 12,750 local K-12 students to scientific research and biology concepts using zebrafish.

The program, which has cooperated with 85 teachers in 41 schools, reached the end of its grant funding this year, but will resume for middle school students next semester with support from the College of Science and the departments of Physics and Biology.

The program involves weeklong observations of zebrafish hatching and growing, with simple lessons for younger students and sophisticated genetics instruction in high school. “It’s a promising program, very scalable, and extremely popular,” Loughran says.

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Astronomers find massive supply of fresh gas around modern galaxies

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Galaxies have a voracious appetite for fuel — in this case, fresh gas — but astronomers have had difficulty finding the pristine gas that should be falling onto galaxies. Now, scientists have provided direct empirical evidence for these gas flows using new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. The team led by Nicolas Lehner, research associate professor at the University of Notre Dame, is presenting its work today at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Long Beach, Calif.

“One of the big questions remaining from our study is what types of galaxies are associated with these gas clouds,” remarks Lehner. The luminous components of most of the galaxies in the current study have not yet been identified. This team will use the Large Binocular Telescope, Keck and other ground-based telescopes to reveal the nature of the galaxies.

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Toroczkai accepts invitation to serve on Chaos advisory board

Author: Stephanie Healey

Zoltan Toroczkai

Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics and concurrent associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been nominated to serve on the advisory board of Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. As a member of the advisory board, Toroczkai will submit articles to the journal, solicit articles from other researchers, and provide ideas for the direction of future issues, including ideas for potential focus areas.

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Graduate student Matthew Cooper selected to serve on IGERT advisory board

Author: Stephanie Healey

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Matthew Cooper, a graduate student in the Global Linkages of Biology, Environment and Society (GLOBES) program, was recently nominated for a one-year term on the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program’s trainee advisory board. He will serve as a mentor to new trainees who will be competing in the IGERT program’s annual video and poster competition.  Cooper won the Community Choice Award at last year’s competition for his presentation, “Taking the pulse of Great Lakes coastal wetlands: scientists tackle an epic monitoring challenge.”

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2012: The year in review

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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The calendar year 2012 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at Notre Dame. Here are some of the significant happenings.

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