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Glove Recycling at Jordan Hall of Science

Author: Anna Gorman

Allen Utterback, Assistant Director of Facilities for the College of Science, was at a supplier conference in 2015 when something in the corner of his eye caught his attention. 

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New Faculty Member: Emily Tsui

Author: Rebecca Hicks

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Tsui will be joining the faculty at Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry this summer. Dr. Tsui is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington with Prof. Daniel Gamelin, studying the surface chemistry and photophysics of doped semiconductor nanocrystals. In 2014, Dr. Tsui received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where her work focused on biomimetic multimetallic clusters, under the advisement of Prof. Theodor Agapie.…

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College of Science students and alumni receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the winners of the 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Overall, 15 Notre Dame students, affiliates, and alumni won the prestigious award. Among this decorated cohort are five current College of Science undergraduate and graduate students and four alumni.

The fellowship was designed to recognize and support outstanding graduate students for three years of study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who are pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in the United States.

 

 

 

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ACMS graduates offer words of wisdom to current students

Author: Sarah Cate Baker

Last Tuesday, April 3, the Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics Department sponsored a panel of five recent ACMS graduates to return to campus and pass on advice to current majors. Students had the opportunity to ask questions about what the graduates did on campus, what they wish they would have done, and what the future of an ACMS major really looks like.…

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Research Supported by the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund Reaches Important Milestone

Author: Sean Kassen

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Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a rare, genetic, cholesterol storage disorder that is always fatal, primarily striking children before or during adolescence, and it has a long history with the Notre Dame family. In 1994, Notre Dame alumni Cindy and Michael Parseghian founded the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation after they learned that three of their four children were diagnosed with NPC disease. The foundation is named after Ara Parseghian, the legendary Notre Dame Football coach and the children’s grandfather.

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Notre Dame Astrophysicist Beers receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award from Purdue

Author: Brian Wallheimer

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Beers was honored recently by his alma mater for the work he’s done in astrophysics. Purdue’s College of Science has bestowed upon Beers one of its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The honor goes to one person from each of the college’s seven departments each year for “alumni whose work and achievements have made a significant difference in our communities and lives.”

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Notre Dame Professor Siyuan Zhang wins CTSI grant

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

 

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Siyuan Zhang, Nancy Dee Assistant Professor of Cancer Research, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and affiliated member of Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, recently won a grant from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Awarded Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities, Zhang is planning on using his funding to learn more about brain metastasis in cancer patients. The award was designed to promote the use of technologies and knowledge made available by Indiana CTSI-designed cores available at partner institutions.

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Irish to Host Annual "Daughters for Dads"

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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The No. 12 University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team will hold their annual Daughters for Dads fundraiser at Noon ET on Sunday, when they host No. 2 North Carolina at Arlotta Stadium. The Saint Joseph Health System will donate $25 to Harper Cancer Research Institute for every fan that attends Sunday’s game. …

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Tuberculosis: The Disease of Antiquity

Author: Jessica Sieff

Jeff Schorey, a world-renowned expert with pioneering work on the role of exosomes in infectious diseases, has been studying mycobacterial disease for almost two decades.

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New undergraduate research fellowship announced for students with financial need

Author: Grant Johnson

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For students who wish to pursue a career in science, conducting research during their undergraduate careers is vital to their future success. Many students are blessed with the opportunity to engage in research. However, there are some who are held back from pursuing their passions due to financial constraints. One student organization is trying to rectify this issue. Scientia

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Graduate student wins NSF math postdoctoral fellowship

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

Mathematics graduate student Lien-Yung “Nyima” Kao recently won a Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, a prestigious award bestowed by the National Science Foundation that allows postdoctoral students to further their research endeavors in mathematics and scientific development. This September, Kao will take his talents to the University of Chicago, where he will pursue research in dynamical systems and ergodic theory.

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Lights Out for Earth Hour

Author: Donnetta McClellan

On Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 – 9:30 PM, Notre Dame will once again participate in Earth Hour by turning off the lights on the Golden Dome and the Word of Life Mural on Hesburgh library.

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Professor Emeritus of Physics has passed away

Author: Shelly Goethals

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John Mihelich, Professor Emeritus of Physics, has passed away in Fort Collins, Colorado, on March 10. John was a long-time member of our faculty and our nuclear physics group, joining Notre Dame in 1954 from Brookhaven. While here, he gained a national reputation in gamma-ray spectroscopy, training in his lab many of the later leaders in the field. He and his wife, Jan, raised three children in South Bend, spending their free time in travel, camping, and classical music. John retired in 1989, and he and Jan eventually moved to Fort Collins. …

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Student Funding Opportunity-$12,500 Award-Deadline Extended

Author: Jenna Bilinski

Have you or someone you know been directly or indirectly affected by cancer? Unfortunately, for many of us, the answer is yes. And in those situations, we often feel a sense of helplessness. Have you ever wanted to help but didn’t know how? Here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference.

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Science fair at Notre Dame prepares young minds for future

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Tony Kramer and Sam Chippas, seniors at Marian High School, combined their interests in electrical engineering and computer science to develop a robotics project for the March 4 Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIREF) at Notre Dame.

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2017 Women Lead

Author: Office of Strategic Content

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Tomorrow belongs to the bold. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community.

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Expanding new areas of rare disease research at Notre Dame

Author: Chontel Syfox and Tammi Freehling

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Coinciding with the World Rare Disease Day, Notre Dame acknowledges a recent, generous gift from Notre Dame parents David and Cathleen Reisenauer of Morgan Hill, Calif., which will allow the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development to initiate a new area of research, focusing on the rare disease glycogen storage disease type III (GSDIII), also known as Cori Disease.

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Michael Foley wins Chambliss medal from AAS

Author: Grant Johnson

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Junior Physics and Math double major Michael Foley was awarded the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Award medal for his presentation at the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present posters at AAS meetings.

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Solved: Decades-old mystery in theoretical condensed matter physics

Author: Gene Stowe

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Researchers in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group of Professor Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery of fluorescence intermittency – blinking – that indicates classical physics behavior in a quantum mechanical system. 

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Senior John Huber awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Author: William G. Gilroy

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This prestigious postgraduate scholarship program, which fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge, was established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000; this remains the largest single donation to a U.K. university.

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Rare Disease Day Celebration highlights neglected diseases

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Hope Kern, 6, skittered between her parents and the posters in Jordan Hall, scribbling in a small notebook as her parents, Melissa and Tim Kern, spoke with students who presented the poster on Hope’s disorder. She is one of only about 40 people in the world diagnosed with Shprintzen Goldberg Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder. She, like other patients with this disorder, has various skeletal and cranial malformations and experiences trouble swallowing, among other symptoms. Researchers believe the disease is caused by novel gene mutations.

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