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College of Science programs find opportunities in laboratories for undergrads

College of Science programs find opportunities in laboratories for undergrads

Undergraduate research, a longstanding natural element of a College of Science education at the University of Notre Dame, has accelerated in recent years with an increased commitment to make such opportunities available in a systematic way. New and expanded programs, both during the academic year and during the summer, are...

Notre Dame to unveil multi-wavelength NASA images

Notre Dame to unveil multi-wavelength NASA images

In commemoration of the International Year of Astronomy, the University of Notre Dame will unveil new mural-sized images from NASA’s great observatories Thursday (Nov. 19) during two shows in the Digital Visualization Theater in the Jordan Hall of Science. The shows, which are free and open to the public, will...

Notre Dame’s Neal being briefed on water findings from lunar-impact mission

Notre Dame’s Neal being briefed on water findings from lunar-impact mission

NASA announced Nov. 13 that its LCROSS lunar-impact probe mission found significant quantities of water in the plume of material the crash produced. “We are ecstatic,” said Anthony Colaprete, project scientist for the LCROSS, a sentiment which is shared by Clive Neal, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at...

New paper describes connections between Circadian and metabolic systems

New paper describes connections between Circadian and metabolic systems

A paper by University of Notre Dame biologist Giles Duffield and a team of researchers offers new insights into a gene that plays a key role in modulating the body’s Circadian system and may also simultaneously modulate its metabolic system. The relationship between circadian and metabolic systems the researchers describe...

Siemens Regional Competition scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14 at Notre Dame

Siemens Regional Competition scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14 at Notre Dame

Five individuals and five teams of high school students have been selected to compete Friday and Saturday (Nov. 13 and 14) at the University of Notre Dame in the regional round of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students....

Thomas Catanach Receives American Physical Society Scholarship

Thomas Catanach Receives American Physical Society Scholarship

Sophomore physics and classical languages major Thomas Catanach has received a Minorities in Physics scholarship from the American Physical Society. This scholarship is aimed at fostering continued education in physics and undergraduate research. Catanach’s application included significant research he performed as a Notre Dame freshman in Project GRAND, Gamma Ray...

Research with a vision

Research with a vision

To the naked eye, humans may not appear to have much in common with the zebrafish, a small tropical freshwater species belonging to the minnow family. But a Notre Dame biologist is taking a much closer look at the two species and finding potential for treating a number of diseases...

New Notre Dame study provides insights into the molecular basis of tumor cell behavior

New Notre Dame study provides insights into the molecular basis of tumor cell behavior

A new study by a team of researchers led by Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, sheds light on the molecular basis by which tumor cells modulate their surroundings to favor cancer progression. The study elucidates mechanisms involved in the release of microvesicles...

Bunker Elected Vice Chair of International X-ray Absorption Society

Bunker Elected Vice Chair of International X-ray Absorption Society

Bruce A. Bunker, professor of physics, has been elected Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the International X-ray Absorption Society, an international group with some 800 members including 200 in the United States. Bunker is director of the Materials Research Collaborative Access Team, a consortium that develops and uses x-ray...

Malaria Research Earns Conference Award for Graduate Student

Malaria Research Earns Conference Award for Graduate Student

Mark Wacker, a fourth-year graduate student in the Eck Institute for Global Health, has won an award for Best Young Investigator Presentation at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in Washington, D.C. Wacker, who is also a trainee on an NIH Chemistry Biochemistry Biology Interface (CBBI) training...