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Don't worry about making his day

Don't worry about making his day

Physicists, says Randy Ruchti, are driven by the great questions. The importance of fundamental science for us is in our bloodstream,the 31-year veteran of the University of Notre Dame physics faculty reflected last month during the earliest working days of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the massive new particle physics...

Midwest relativity meeting scheduled for Oct. 24-25

Midwest relativity meeting scheduled for Oct. 24-25

The University of Notre Dames Center for Astrophysics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) and Department of Physics will host the 18th annual Midwest Relativity Meeting on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 24-25) at the Jordan Hall of Science.

Innovations in science teaching is focus of lecture

Innovations in science teaching is focus of lecture

John Janovy Jr., Varner Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska, will deliver the first lecture in the University of Notre Dame College of Science’s new Innovations and Excellence in Science Teaching series at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 20) in room 105 of the University of Notre...

Sen. Lugar presents Energy Patriot award to GreeND

Sen. Lugar presents Energy Patriot award to GreeND

GreeND, a University of Notre Dame student organization focused on energy and environmental issues, received an Energy Patriot award from Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., who spoke on campus and toured the Universitys Energy Center on Oct. 8.

Undergraduates head to Haiti

Undergraduates head to Haiti

Pre-med juniors Megan Rybarczyk, Greg Podolej, and Brennan Bollman will join Father Thomas Streit C.S.C. on Jan. 3 in Haiti to help with research projects that are aimed to rid the impoverished Caribbean country of LF, or lymphatic filariasis, as part of the overall goal for the Notre Dame Haiti...

Astrophysicist Wiescher receives award

Astrophysicist Wiescher receives award

Astrophysicist Michael C. Wiescher has been named an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The foundation was established by the Federal Republic of Germany to promote international cooperation in research.  This prestigious fellowship will allow Wiescher to study the nuclear reactions leading to the formation of...

Biologist Hellmann helps author Chicago climate report

Biologist Hellmann helps author Chicago climate report

Chicago has worn many nicknames throughout its history including the Windy City, the Second City,and the City of the Big Shoulders. However, if Chi-Town successfully adopts the recommendations of a climate report co-authored by Jessica Hellmann, a University of Notre Dame biologist, it may well be known as America's Greenest...

Recent Ph.D. recipient receives fellowship at the Pasteur Institute

Recent Ph.D. recipient receives fellowship at the Pasteur Institute

Sherri Smith has won a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. She is working under Nancy Guillén, studying the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. The research involves characterizing the immune response during infection with the amoeba and determining the role potential virulence factors play in the elicited immune response.