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Little Giants: A closer look at a tiny bug with a big role to play

Author: Jessica Sieff

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Michael Pfrender sits facing a whiteboard in his lab at the Galvin Life Science Center. He's discussing the genomics of Daphia--water fleas, found in every standing body of water in the world--and has a tendency to sketch when he speaks. "You want to see some of them?" he asks. "That's the fun part, right?

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Senior biochemistry major a co-author on ovarian cancer paper

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Senior biochemistry major Annemarie Leonard knew she wanted to become a doctor, but the undergraduate research she has done since the summer after her freshman year has further fueled her passion. It also led to her being named as a co-author on a paper about ovarian cancer, as well as an author of chapter in an upcoming book.

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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Robert Schuler

Author: Tammi Freehling

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Professor Emeritus Robert Schuler, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, passed away Nov. 13 (Monday). He was 91.

“He was best known as a strong leader, maintaining high professional standards for his unit while maintaining his own very active research program and seeking closer ties with the department,” said Paul Helquist, professor and associate chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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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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