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Miller receives Burns Graduate School Award

Miller receives Burns Graduate School Award

Marvin Miller, the George and Winifred Clark Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received the 2011 James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award, conferred at the Graduate School awards dinner in May. The award, which includes a $2,500 prize, honors faculty members for distinction in graduate teaching and other exemplary...

Graduate Research Symposium Showcases Outstanding Research

Graduate Research Symposium Showcases Outstanding Research

College of Science graduate students gave poster presentations at the second annual Graduate Research Symposium on Jan. 22. The judged event, including presenters from Engineering, Humanities and Social Science, was held in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria. Ian Lightcap received the $500 first place award, and Karsten Steinhaeuser received...

NY Times Article Explains Duman and Serianni Antifreeze Discovery

NY Times Article Explains Duman and Serianni Antifreeze Discovery

A breakthrough discovery by Kent R. Walters Jr. and John G. Duman of the Department of Biological Sciences, Anthony S. Serianni of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and researchers from the University of Alaska has revealed a new way that insects protect themselves from freezing. The discovery, is included...

Wiest Shows Computation Can Speed Disease Treatment

Wiest Shows Computation Can Speed Disease Treatment

Research by Olaf Wiest, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, Northeastern University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston demonstrated that computational tools can help identify a drug target to combat infections. The research combined genome analysis, network biology, and virtual screening for the...

Kolata Named APS Outstanding Referee

Kolata Named APS Outstanding Referee

James Kolata, professor of physics, has been selected by the American Physical Society as an Outstanding Referee for 2009. The Outstanding Referee program was instituted in 2008. The highly selective award program recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in APS journals. Like Fellowship in...

Chronicle Article on Fr. Jenkins Includes College Mass

Chronicle Article on Fr. Jenkins Includes College Mass

On January 3, the front cover of the Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article on the Rev. John I. Jenkins titled, “The Priest President: As Notre Dame wrestles with its Catholic character, a strong voice emerges.” The article incorporates a scene from Father Jenkins’ mass for College of Science...