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Desert to Dome: Riding for the Lives of Children

Desert to Dome: Riding for the Lives of Children

Dean Gregory Crawford and his wife Renate are riding for the lives of children with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease, an extremely rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before or during adolescence.  The Crawfords will be riding their bicycles 2,200 miles over 30 days from Tucson, Arizona—home...

Podcast: Patrick Shirey Talks About Influencing Policy Makers

Podcast: Patrick Shirey Talks About Influencing Policy Makers

Patrick Shirey, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences and a GLOBES Fellow, was one of three winners of the 2010 Graduate Student Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America.  The Ecological Society of America produced apodcast…

Scheidt Serves as NIH Committee Member

Scheidt Serves as NIH Committee Member

Robert Scheidt, the William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Science and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Macromolecular Structure and Function A Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services beginning July 1, 2010 and continuing through June...

Ann Weber ’82 wins Scarborough Memorial Award

Ann Weber ’82 wins Scarborough Memorial Award

  Ann Weber, who earned a degree in Chemistry from Notre Dame in 1982, has won the Robert M. Scarborough Memorial Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry from the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Weber is vice president for discovery and preclinical sciences and head of discovery chemistry...

Aprahamian Named Freimann Professor of Physics

Aprahamian Named Freimann Professor of Physics

Ani Aprahamian, professor of physics, has been named the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics.    Aprahamian is an internationally esteemed experimental nuclear physicist with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She has presented over 130 invited talks around the world, and has served on a number of committees and panels ranging from...

Hildreth receives 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award

Hildreth receives 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award

Michael Hildreth, professor of physics, was the recipient of the 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award given by the First Year of Studies at the President’s Awards dinner. Hildreth has built a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research during his 11 years at Notre Dame, having spent most of...

Paul Helquist receives Notre Dame Faculty Award

Paul Helquist receives Notre Dame Faculty Award

Paul Helquist, professor and associate chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was honored with the University of Notre Dame 2010 Faculty Award at the annual President's Dinner held May 18. The Faculty Award singles out that faculty member who, in the opinion of his or her colleagues, has...