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.
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
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.