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Marie Forte competes in Harvard Business School Case Competition

Marie Forte competes in Harvard Business School Case Competition

Sophomore science-business major, Marie Forte recently attended the Business Today International Conference and competed in a Harvard Business School case competition in November 2010. Marie was one of 160 students to be selected from over 1,000 applicants worldwide to participate in the conference, a three-day, all-expenses-paid event held at the...

Severson invited speaker at NIH dengue conference in Puerto Rico

Severson invited speaker at NIH dengue conference in Puerto Rico

David Severson, director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was an invited speaker and co-chair of the vector biology session for a scientific meeting sponsored by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to explore opportunities...

Eck Institute for Global Health establishes Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture

Eck Institute for Global Health establishes Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture

The Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame has established a lecture in honor of Paul P. Weinstein (1920 Ð 2008). Weinstein, a leading authority on parasitology, vector biology and public health, joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame in 1969...

Janko research featured on two journal covers

Janko research featured on two journal covers

A paper on fluorescence imaging titled, "Understanding fluorescence blinking is the first path to an imaging solution," by Boldizsar Janko’s theory group in the Department of Physics and Ken Kuno’s experimentalist group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is the cover story of Laser Focus World. Another article, "Vortex...

Pink Zone luncheon and game honors clinicians and researchers

Pink Zone luncheon and game honors clinicians and researchers

“Docs in Pink,” a Pink Zone Luncheon sponsored by the College of Science in collaboration with the Notre Dame women’s basketball team and two South Bend physicians, brought together researchers, doctors, nurses and cancer survivors to build relationships and raise money for the fight against cancer.…

Kamat named top 100 chemist

Kamat named top 100 chemist

Prashant V. Kamat, the Reverend John A. Zahm Professor of Science, has been listed among the Top 100 Chemists, based on average citations for papers published in chemistry journals since 2000. Kamat is No. 58 on the list, with an average of 64.9 citations per paper. The list was compiled...

Engbers and Shirey receive top awards at GSU Research Symposium

Engbers and Shirey receive top awards at GSU Research Symposium

John Engbers, Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics, received the award for best entry in the sciences at the Graduate Student Union’s 2011 Research Symposium. Engbers presented "The Typical Structure of Proper Colorings of the Discrete Hypercube." Patrick Shirey, Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences, received second...

Notre Dame biologist Pfrender plays key role in Daphnia sequencing

Notre Dame biologist Pfrender plays key role in Daphnia sequencing

University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Pfrender is the coauthor of a paper appearing today in the prestigious journal Science describing the sequencing of the species Daphnia pulex, often referred to as the water flea. Daphnia, a small freshwater crustacean, is the first crustacean to have its genome sequenced. It...