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Notre Dame researcher joins international consortium

Author: Sarah Craig

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The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, professor of biological sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is part of a select group of individuals invited to form a new consortium to use mathematical modeling to project the spread and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The University of Warwick, UK, has been awarded an $8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish and support the work of the consortium. The new consortium will be the center of a global effort to reduce the burden of infectious diseases amongst the poorest billion in the world.

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2014: Year in Review

Author: Notre Dame News

Campus Crossroads Project

The calendar year 2014 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of them.

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Morten Eskildsen named a Fellow for the American Physical Society

Author: Stephanie Healey

Morten Eskildsen

The American Physical Society (APS) recently announced that Morten Eskildsen, professor of physics, was elected as a Fellow for the society’s Division of Condensed Matter Physics. Eskildsen is one of 32 condensed matter physicists elected as Fellows this year and was selected from more than 6,000 physicists studying the field in the United States.  He was nominated for his insightful studies of the vortex lattice in conventional and unconventional type-II superconductors.

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New Notre Dame-IUSM study examines important Ebola protein

Author: William G. Gilroy

Rob Stahelin

A new study by Robert Stahelin, an adjunct associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, as well as a member of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, investigates how the most abundant protein that composes the Ebola virus, VP40, mediates replication of a new viral particle.

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Notre Dame brings Masterclass to John Adams High School

Author: Gene Stowe

John Adams High School

A Masterclass collaboration between the Department of Physics and John Adams High School in South Bend has accelerated student interest in physics – nearly 50 students signed up for astronomy teacher Daniel Walsh’s class this year, up from 11 in last year’s class when the program first started at John Adams.

 

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Notre Dame’s Reilly Center releases 2015 List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology

Author: Jessica Baron

Reilly Center

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2015.

The Reilly Center explores conceptual, ethical and policy issues where science and technology intersect with society from different disciplinary perspectives. Its goal is to promote the advancement of science and technology for the common good.

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Notre Dame hosts European Nuclear Science and Society Symposium in London

Author: Stephanie Healey

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The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame recently hosted the first annual Notre Dame Europe Symposium on Nuclear Science and Society on October 27-29 at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway.  Sponsored by Notre Dame International and organized by physics professors Ani Aprahamian, Umesh Garg, and Michael Wiescher, the symposium attracted more than 50 scientists representing more than 20 institutions across Europe. Over the three day symposium, the talks focused on the applications of nuclear science in the healthcare and energy, especially the research work currently underway in the United Kingdom.

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Notre Dame sponsors first annual Soft Polymer Materials Symposium

Author: Provided by NDnano

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On November 4, Notre Dame hosted the inaugural Soft Polymer Materials Symposium at McKenna Hall. Twelve Notre Dame faculty and postdocs presented their current research in the areas of general synthesis, application, and characterization of soft polymer materials.

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Environmental Change Initiative’s Peter Annin to brief congressional staffers on Great Lakes Compact

Author: William G. Gilroy

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Peter Annin, managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), will provide a briefing on the Great Lakes Compact to Congressional staff members in Washington, D.C., on Friday (Dec. 5).

The briefing was organized by the nonprofit, bipartisan Northeast-Midwest Institute. Honorary sponsors of the briefing are Senate Great Lakes Task Force co-chairs Sens. Carl Levin and Mark Kirk, Senate vice-chairs Debbie Stabenow and Rob Portman, and House Great Lakes Task Force Chairs Candice Miller, John Dingell, Sean Duffy and Louise Slaughter.

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Notre Dame physicists educate and inspire using CERN data

Author: Marissa Gebhard

QuarkNet

Researchers and educators around the world now have access to data that CERN has recently made public from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment — considered to be one of the largest international scientific collaborations in history. Two programs managed at the University of Notre Dame, QuarkNet and I2U2, have played important roles in developing tools and programs for the early use of this data that could address some of the most fundamental questions about the origin and composition of the universe.

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Notre Dame to renovate Hesburgh Library

Author: Tara O'Leary

Hesburgh Library

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, the University will begin an interior renovation of the iconic building later this month.

Named in honor of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Hesburgh Library is the flagship for Notre Dame’s library system, collectively called the Hesburgh Libraries. Grand in both vision and scale, the building is more than 440,000 square feet, stands 14 stories tall and is believed to have been the largest collegiate library of its day.

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Talk Science discusses stem cell and population ecology research

Author: Casey O'Donnell

Talk Science

From stem cells to population ecology, the research topics studied by both students and professors at Notre Dame is exceedingly diverse. Talk Science, a monthly event hosted by Scientia, the student-run journal of undergraduate scientific research at Notre Dame, aims to highlight research opportunities on campus for interested undergraduates to explore.

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