On Juneteenth, we reflect on our desire to be an inclusive community that affirms the intrinsic dignity and worth of every human being. Diversity, in its many forms, is an essential part of an inclusive community.
We extend a warm welcome to Laurie Littlepage, the newest member of our faculty who joined us this summer. As an assistant professor, Laurie will be directing research in the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute. Prior to joining us, Laurie was a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF. She obtained her doctorate in Cell & Developmental Biology from Harvard and holds a bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Texas.
On the other side of the coin, in November of last year the department hosted a mini-symposium to celebrate the professional career of Tom Nowak, who has entered into the distinguished ranks of our emeriti. Among the speakers were Tom’s former graduate students Todd Holyoak of the University of Waterloo, Andy Mesecar of Purdue University, and Pat Loria of Yale University. It was a wonderful event and a fitting tribute to Tom’s great scholarship and service.
We were greatly saddened when Rev. Joseph Walter, C.S.C. and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry passed away on April 18 at the age of 82. Fr. Walter had a long and distinguished career at Notre Dame characterized by a vigorous research program in inorganic coordination chemistry and superb teaching. In 1971, Fr. Walter was appointed Chair of the Department of Preprofessional Studies, and in his long tenure at its helm, advised upwards of 5,000 preprofessional students. He will be greatly missed
Patricia L. Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Chemistry and director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility, has been named an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1, 2021. Clark will be responsible for research development, including assisting faculty in developing a...
Geoffrey Siwo, research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, realized there may be a way to develop therapies for new viruses. Rather than target a virus, he is looking at methods to stimulate the natural antiviral defense systems present in all cells...
Many cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a potentially toxic class of chemicals linked to a number of serious health conditions, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.
Nine doctoral students from the University of Notre Dame have received Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) Predoctoral Research Fellowships.
The star system, referred to as J0240, is only the second of its kind on record.
Connecting the history of mathematics to the practice was the goal for one Winter Session course in the Department of Mathematics.
Judd Leighton Foundation to Provide up to $125,000 in Matching Funds for Notre Dame Student Entrepreneurs Who Headquarter in South Bend
In an effort to keep more University of Notre Dame student entrepreneurs in the South Bend-Elkhart region, the Judd Leighton Foundation announced that it is making a pool of $125,000 available for Notre Dame student entrepreneurs who choose to stay in the South Bend area.
Notre Dame experiment is en route to the space station; could lead to more effective early cancer screenings
The study, led by Tengfei Luo, a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will be initiated by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Kelley M.H. Young, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named as the new director of the Mary E. Galvin Science and Engineering Scholars Program, effective July 1, 2021.