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College of Science Leads in Bike to Work Week

College of Science Leads in Bike to Work Week

Team Notre Dame College of Science has the most members (75) of all the teams in the Michiana Bike to Work Week. Goshen College is in the second place with 60 members. The College of Science’s total mileage is in second place, behind Bosch Breakaways, who won last year’s corporate...

Kolata Receives NSF Award

Kolata Receives NSF Award

James Kolata, professor of physics, was recently awarded a new, 3-year award of $1,135,000 for his project "Nuclear Reaction and Structure Studies with Radioactive and Stable Beams" from the National Science Foundation. This project is a collaboration between physicists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan....

Notre Dame researchers on team with breakthrough matter-antimatter discovery

Notre Dame researchers on team with breakthrough matter-antimatter discovery

The DZero group, which includes Notre Dame researchers at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab near Chicago, has announced the discovery of evidence that could explain the predominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. The team found evidence for unexpectedly significant violation of matter-antimatter symmetry in the behavior of particles...

Mobashery lab solves structure of the membrane-anchor domain of a protein with NMR facility

Mobashery lab solves structure of the membrane-anchor domain of a protein with NMR facility

The Lizzadro Magnetic Resonance Research Center operates seven different nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers to support research at the University of Notre Dame in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and related fields. Shahriar Mobashery's research group would not have been able to accomplish such breakthrough work without this facility and the...

Zhao Receives CRC Award

Zhao Receives CRC Award

University of Notre Dame physics graduate student Xinghai Zhao is the winner of the 2010 Center for Research Computing award for Computational Sciences and Visualization. This prestigious award consists of a plaque and a check for $1,000. Zhao is receiving this honor for his novel simulations on the formation and...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Aids in Drug Design

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Aids in Drug Design

A new study by a team of researchers led by Jeffrey Peng, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, is using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), to move drug design into groundbreaking consideration of the dynamic flexibility of drugs and their targets.…

Alumnus Patrick Brown Receives Hertz Fellowship

Alumnus Patrick Brown Receives Hertz Fellowship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a leading national non-profit aimed at driving young applied scientists and engineers to innovation, has provided more than 1,070 of these promising young minds with generous PhD fellowships to support their doctoral research. Recent alumnus Patrick Brown, has received one of these accommodating fellowships...

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Richard Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry who also serves as the associate dean for research, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the “Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Pyran and Spiroketal Structural Units.” The $1,480,000 grant enables the further development of synthetic methods recently discovered...

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Richard Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry who also serves as the associate dean for research, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the “Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Pyran and Spiroketal Structural Units.” The $1,480,000 grant enables the further development of synthetic methods recently discovered...

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

A group of researchers from the Notre Dame physics department, led by John LoSecco, professor of physics, has just joined the long baseline neutrino experiment, LBNE. LBNE is a joint research project between the National Science Foundation’s DUSEL underground lab and the Department of Energy’s Fermilab accelerator. The goal of...

Six Students Receive Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowships

Six Students Receive Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowships

The Genomics, Disease Ecology and Global Health Strategic Research Initiative Program and the Eck Institute for Global Health have awarded six graduate student fellowships in the areas of Genomics and Bioinformatics for the 2010-2011 academic year. These one-year awards allow graduate students in the College of Science and the College...

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

  A group of researchers from the Notre Dame physics department, led by John LoSecco, professor of physics, has just joined the long baseline neutrino experiment, LBNE. LBNE is a joint research project between the National Science Foundation’s DUSEL underground lab and the Department of Energy’s Fermilab accelerator. The goal...

College of Science recognizes outstanding seniors

College of Science recognizes outstanding seniors

Dean of the College of Science, Gregory P. Crawford, congratulates the following seniors on their outstanding achievements, hard work and dedication throughout their time at the University of Notre Dame.

O’Farrell and Clancy Receive Indiana CTSI Fellowships

O’Farrell and Clancy Receive Indiana CTSI Fellowships

  Apryle O'Farrell, a graduate student in the laboratory of Shahriar Mobashery, and James Clancy, a graduate student in the laboratory of Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey, are the recipients of Indiana CTSI Predoctoral Fellowships. O’Farrell’s fellowship will support her graduate studies in organic chemistry and research in the development of new antibiotics....

Paper offers important new insights into the genomics of speciation

Paper offers important new insights into the genomics of speciation

A new paper by a team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame biologist Jeffrey Feder could herald an important shift in thinking about the genomics of speciation. Titled “Widespread genomic divergence during sympatric speciation,” the paper appears in today’s edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Tyler Hulett and Michael Dean Receive Awards in Business Plan Competition

Tyler Hulett and Michael Dean Receive Awards in Business Plan Competition

The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies announced the winners of the McCloskey Business Plan Competition and the Social Venture Competition following final-round judging on April 22 and 23 at the Mendoza College of Business. Eptics LLC received second place in the McCloskey competition. Team members included Notre Dame seniors Tyler...

COS JAM Exhibits Broad Range of Undergraduate Research

COS JAM Exhibits Broad Range of Undergraduate Research

The annual College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS JAM) on April 30 attracted hundreds of students and visitors to the Jordan Hall of Science, where they could see and hear 77 undergraduate presentations in Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Biological Sciences. Twenty-six undergraduates made oral presentations and 51...