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Chemistry Alumnus Inspires Undergraduates to be Entrepreneurs

Chemistry Alumnus Inspires Undergraduates to be Entrepreneurs

  Michael Flavin is Chairman & CEO of Advanced Life Sciences (ADLS.OB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new drugs to fight infection, inflammation and cancer.  Flavin graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1978, and has started five companies related...

Notre Dame hosts Indiana CTSI Retreat on Healthcare Innovation

Notre Dame hosts Indiana CTSI Retreat on Healthcare Innovation

Event: Tues. November 23  10a.m. to 3p.m. Eck Visitor’s Center Indiana CTSI Retreat Lunch is provided. Registration is free and open to the public through the following website:http://www.indianactsi.org/NDretreat. The University of Notre Dame will host the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) informational retreat from 10 a.m. to 3...

Peter Annin appointed managing director of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

Peter Annin appointed managing director of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

Peter Annin, an award-winning Great Lakes author and environmental journalist, has been named managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative.   The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) is a key branch of the University’s Strategic Research Investment (SRI) program that has allocated $80 million of...

Gursky Joins Center for Health Sciences Advising

Gursky Joins Center for Health Sciences Advising

Susan K. Gursky, assistant professional specialist, has joined Rev. James Foster and Kathleen Kolberg as an advisor in the Center for Health Sciences Advising. Her role will be to advise the incoming sophomore SCPP students. Collectively, the three advise all students in the sophomore through senior years who plan to...

Garg selected for Physics REU Leadership Group executive committee

Garg selected for Physics REU Leadership Group executive committee

Umesh Garg, professor of physics, has been elected as a member of the executive committee for the National Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Leadership Group. The group of leaders aims to publicize physics REU programs and to foster communication among physics REU sites. Garg will serve on the committee...

Two Novae Discoveries for Garnavich Team at VATT

Two Novae Discoveries for Garnavich Team at VATT

Professor of physics Peter Garnavich, physics majors Nancy Paul and Colin Littlefield along with Samia Bouzid, a Rutgers University student in the Department of Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates, found two novae and confirmed a third at the Vatican Observatory in June. The discovery was described in the Vatican Observatory’s...

Helquist Awarded Year-Long Guest Professorship in Sweden

Helquist Awarded Year-Long Guest Professorship in Sweden

Paul Helquist has recently been awarded the Tage Erlander Guest Professorship in Chemistry from the National Science Research Council of Sweden. Helquist and his wife Christie will live in Sweden from May 2011 to July 2012. The $325,000 award includes support for graduate students and postdoctoral associates.…

NDeRC Graduate Students Showcase Nanotechnology to Community

NDeRC Graduate Students Showcase Nanotechnology to Community

About 100 business leaders, educators and others from the University of Notre Dame and the surrounding community participated in the Memorial Community Plunge, “Nanotechnology – The Power of Small,” on Nov. 4 in McKenna Hall. The event, organized by Memorial Hospital, included nano demonstrations by NDeRC graduate students and Penn...

Undergraduate Researcher's Professional Case Study Published

Undergraduate Researcher's Professional Case Study Published

Emily Kolbus, a senior preprofessional studies major, was published in the September 2010 edition of the journal Retinal Physician. Kolbus, who did summer research on the oncology service at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, wrote a case study of her work with Dr. Carol Shields and Dr. Carlos Bionciotto....

Research Projects Presented at Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium

Research Projects Presented at Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium

Eleven College of Science undergraduates gave oral presentations on their summer research projects and 34 gave poster presentations at the Fall Undergraduate Research Fair and Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 28 in the Jordan Hall of Science. The Research Fair also included opportunities to learn about research opportunities across the country,...