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College of Science faculty receive Dockweiler and Joyce Awards

College of Science faculty receive Dockweiler and Joyce Awards

Paul Grimstad, associate professor of biological sciences, has been selected to receive the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to Notre Dame undergraduates through outstanding mentoring, academic advising or career counseling services. Grimstad was one of only...

Notre Dame medical alumni supporting medical missions

Notre Dame medical alumni supporting medical missions

Last summer, 15 students and alumni who received partial funding from Notre Dame medical alumni for medical missions traveled to sites such as the Maryknoll Missions in Cambodia, Common Hope in Guatemala, The Timmy Foundation in Ecuador, the Foundation for Peace in the Dominican Republic, and the Institute for Internal...

Distinguished alumna lecture is like a “mini course in medicinal chemistry

Distinguished alumna lecture is like a “mini course in medicinal chemistry"

Ann Weber, executive director of medicinal chemistry at Merck Research Laboratories, described the design and synthesis of Januvia™ (generic: sitagliptin), a new treatment for type 2 diabetes at a lecture last Thursday (April 10)  in Nieuwland as part of the Organic Seminar series sponsored by the Department of Chemistry. Weber,...

Distinguished career of Walter Johnson

Distinguished career of Walter Johnson

Early in his career at the University of Notre Dame, around 1960, Walter Johnson took students at night to Bendix Corp. to do calculations on the manufacturer’s computer that could do 15 multiplications a second–15 times as many as the University’s computer. “When they weren’t using their computer, they let...