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Physics professor Garg named AAAS Fellow

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Umesh Garg, professor of experimental nuclear physics, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Notre Dame establishes Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Author: Sue Lister

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Long recognized as a leader in training students preparing for military careers and as a partner to the United States military, Notre Dame has strengthened its commitment to those who have served our country by establishing its new Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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ND Energy announces new leadership role in international sustainable development

Author: Barbara Villarosa

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The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) has taken another leap toward broadening its presence internationally and in particular with Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Abigail Mechtenberg, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Physics, will spend three months of the year during the summer engaged in international sustainable development research on behalf of ND Energy.

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Notre Dame moves up to #3 in the nation for study abroad participation

Author: Joya Helmuth

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The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

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Mathematics professor named AMS fellow

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

Andrew Putman, professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2018.

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Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Author: Joanne Fahey

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The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

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Biology professor’s textbook nominated for prestigious PROSE Award

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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In 1996, biological sciences professor Gary Lamberti published the first edition of his textbook to fill a major need in aquatic science. Twenty-one years later, Methods in Stream Ecology, now in its third edition, is up for consideration for a prestigious PROSE Award, an annual accolade that recognizes the best in professional and scholarly publishing.

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McCloskey New Venture Competition deadline Nov. 27

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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First-round submissions for this year’s McCloskey New Venture Competition, where individuals and teams that have developed early-stage businesses compete for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes, are due Monday, Nov. 27.

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Fighting Mosquito-borne Diseases

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At Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, researchers Nicole Achee and John Grieco study Aedes aegypti and its role in mosquito-borne diseases. Over the past 20 years, the biology professors’ work has taken them around the globe to Indonesia, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, Uganda and Belize and has advanced understanding of how mosquitoes and other insects spread infectious diseases and led to better strategies to curtail disease outbreaks.

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Theoretical physics professor wins NSF grant in computational neuroscience

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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Zoltan Toroczkai, professor of theoretical physics, recently received an international collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Intelligent Information Systems for research on brain neuronal networks. The project is aimed at discovering the fundamental principles of connectivity in the neuronal network of the neocortex and it is in collaboration with Henry Kennedy from the Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute in Lyon, France, with Toroczkai, as the lead principal investigator.

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How work on a maple syrup farm, at the White House, and in the classroom prepared J.P. Bruno for a career in economic consulting

Author: Teagan Dillon

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The summer after his sophomore year, Notre Dame senior J.P. Bruno was packaging maple syrup, taking care of honeybees, and tending to an orchard on a biodynamic farm in Vermont. Three weeks later, he was sitting in the White House, interning for the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) as part of a semester in the Notre Dame Washington Program. These contrasting experiences provided Bruno, an economics and applied and computational mathematics and statistics (ACMS) major, with an assortment of skills that eventually led him to developing his senior thesis and receiving a job offer in economic consulting at the beginning of his senior year.

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Astrophysics graduate students witness first-ever detected neutron star collision

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Third-year physics graduate students Kaitlin Rasmussen and Devin Whitten were settling into their observation work in August on the 2.5-meter Irénée du Pont Telescope atop a rocky mountain in Las Campanas, Chile, scouring for a type of star enhanced by a set of reactions called the rapid-neutron capture process, or r-process. What they witnessed instead is being described as one of the most significant discoveries in astrophysics.

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Physics professor elected into Academy of Europe

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Michael Wiescher, the Freimann Professor of Nuclear Physics and the director of the Nuclear Science Laboratory, has been elected into the Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe, for a lifetime of outstanding achievements.

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What’s inside the gold that adorns the Golden Dome?

Author: Tammi Freehling

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During their summer break in 2017, three rising high school seniors prepared to take audiences on a physics journey inside the Golden Dome—modelling what you would see if you could actually view the subatomic particles that comprise a gold molecule. The students—Julianna Meyer of Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind.; Fiona Hughes of John Adams High School in South Bend, Ind.; and Rose Kelly of St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Ind.—earned a spot presenting to the Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium on July 18, 2017, at Ball State in Muncie, Ind.

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New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Determining how proteins function on a molecular level is crucial to understanding the underlying basis for disease. Now scientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research published in Science.

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Associate dean receives Distinguished Achievement Award from South Bend Alumni Association

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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Margaret Dobrowolska-Furdyna, the associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Science, has won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the South Bend Alumni Association for her role in organizing the Ace for Science tennis tournament. From 2014 through 2016, Dobrowolska-Furdyna organized an annual tennis tournament for charity to raise funds for science programs in local South Bend schools.

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High-Energy Physics Group awarded $1.2 million from DOE

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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University of Notre Dame physicists and their colleagues have been awarded $1.2 million over four years from the United States Department of Energy to develop radiation-resistant optical devices that can be used in a wide variety of scientific and technical applications, including experiments at the world’s largest particle accelerator, located in Geneva, Switzerland.

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