Artificial light abnormally increases mosquito biting behavior at night in a species that typically prefers to bite people during the day, according to research from the University of Notre Dame that was published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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!
Physics graduate student Patrick Fasano has been named a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR). This biannual award will allow him to perform theoretical nuclear physics thesis research at the DOE-led Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LNBL).
The study abroad team at Notre Dame International is launching a new podcast meant to highlight the diversity of experiences abroad among students, returnees, and alumni. The weekly podcast, BeyoND Study Abroad…
Alexander Shapiro joined the Department of Mathematics as an assistant professor this fall, where he will the investigate the mathematical questions brought up by new ideas in physics. He looks forward to working with both previous collaborators and new associates on campus.
Ecologist Gary A. Lamberti, professor and former chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a rotating program director for the Division of Environmental Biology…
Katharine White has been granted a highly competitive Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.
More than 100 million infections of Zika virus within Central and South America and the Caribbean went undetected between 2015 and 2018, according to a new study.
Starting in October, from 6 to 7 p.m. EDT each Monday, coronavirus experts will discuss a new aspect or angle of the pandemic, such as epidemiology, food security, public health, racial inequities, testing, vaccines and evidence used to inform decisions about opening schools, athletics and businesses.
Nathan Swenson, a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, has been named a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Gillen Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC). …
Condensed matter physicist Yi-Ting Hs, a theorist, joined the Notre Dame faculty in the Department of Physics last month, and enjoys working with experimental physicists to dig beneath their applications and discoveries, unearthing the science behind how to improve them.