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Dear alumni,

            Welcome to the second installment of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s alumni newsletter. Much has transpired in the department since the launching of our inaugural newsletter, and I’m delighted to be able to bring you up to date.   It’s been a great year for us, marked by a strong cadre of 39 baccalaureate, 19 doctoral, and eight master’s degree recipients.  Our faculty corralled an abundance of awards and honors that are detailed below.  The department welcomed a new faculty member, but sadly bid farewell to Fr. Walter.  We were honored to host the family of Nicholas Angelotti (B.S., 1950), as they helped us launch an undergraduate research fund in his name.

            Please know that we here in the department are proud of our alumni and welcome opportunities to learn of your accomplishments. Simply send an email to our assistant chair, Mary Prorok and we will do our best to incorporate items of interest into future newsletters.  In the meantime, I wish you an enjoyable remainder of the summer. Stay cool and stay in touch!

Notre Dame launches interdisciplinary Initiative on Race and Resilience

Notre Dame launches interdisciplinary Initiative on Race and Resilience

The University of Notre Dame has launched the Initiative on Race and Resilience, a new interdisciplinary program focused on the redress of systemic racism and the support of communities of color both within and beyond the Notre Dame campus. Led by the College of Arts & Letters with additional support...

Sustainability Career Series Opens Virtual Doors for Students

Sustainability Career Series Opens Virtual Doors for Students

With a record number of students enrolled in the Sustainability Minor and an increasing interest in careers incorporating sustainability, there was no question of canceling this semester's Environmental Career Trek. In light of the pandemic, the Sustainability Minor partnered with the Meruelo Center for Career Development to host a virtual...

I am ND: Meet Jon Camden

I am ND: Meet Jon Camden

Jon Camden first found his home at Notre Dame 25 years ago when he declared a chemistry major and signed up to take a credit course on playing the organ. 

His Passion Was Contagious

His Passion Was Contagious

Even as a young man, George Craig loved learning about mosquitoes. Over his lifetime he became a world-renowned entomologist whose dedication to fighting disease inspired a generation of scientists.

Climate change effects should be evaluated seasonally, 42-year study shows

Climate change effects should be evaluated seasonally, 42-year study shows

A 42-year study of bunchgrasses in Montana’s National Bison Range by researchers at the University of Notre Dame showed that several vegetation changes occurred seasonally, suggesting that studying climate change on a large-scale, annual basis may not be enough to fully understand and document its effects.

Online MS in Data Science students to take their skills to the movies

Online MS in Data Science students to take their skills to the movies

Students in the University of Notre Dame’s Online MS in Data Science program might be snacking on some buttered popcorn and candy in January, when their semi-annual immersion experience takes them to the movies. The movie business, that is — and specifically, the financial side of the operation.…

Majoring in sociology prepared Kiersten Hogan for medical school and a career in psychiatry — and gave her enough flexibility to add two minors in her senior year 

Majoring in sociology prepared Kiersten Hogan for medical school and a career in psychiatry — and gave her enough flexibility to add two minors in her senior year 

A single sociology class in her first year changed the course of Kiersten Hogan’s undergraduate career — and opened her eyes to the connections between social structures and health. The coronavirus pandemic confirmed for her the importance of providing mental health support and services, particularly for minority communities, and she added...

Similar pesticides show consistent effects on freshwater ecosystems

Similar pesticides show consistent effects on freshwater ecosystems

Hundreds of different chemicals exist for managing a variety of agricultural pests, but a new study from the University of Notre Dame showed that evaluating their effects on freshwater ecosystems could be streamlined if the compounds were evaluated in broad classes and types, rather than individually.