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Graduate student comments on stewardship science

Graduate student comments on stewardship science

Physics graduate student Stephanie Lyons was asked byStewardship Science, the SSGF Magazine (published annually by the Krell Institute for the NNSA Office of Defense Science’s Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship program) to comment on what drew her to science and why stewardship is important. Lyons is a recipient of the Graduate...

Jordan Hall retrofit to save $45,000

Jordan Hall retrofit to save $45,000

An efficiency retrofit currently being installed in the Jordan Hall teaching labs will enable faculty to save $45,000 annually, simply by pressing a button.

O’Tousa, Hager named National Academies Educational Fellows in the Life Sciences

O’Tousa, Hager named National Academies Educational Fellows in the Life Sciences

Joseph O’Tousa, professor of biological sciences, and Kristin Hager, associate teaching professor of biological sciences, have been named National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Science for the 2011-2012 academic year. O’Tousa and Hager participated in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute in Biology at the University of Wisconsin in...

NISMEC Trains Local Teachers in Guided Inquiry

NISMEC Trains Local Teachers in Guided Inquiry

The Northern Indiana Science, Mathematics and Engineering Collaborative (NISMEC) is hosting workshops this summer for local intermediate and high school science teachers, focusing on best-practice approaches to science education and the new Indiana science standards that take place this fall. Led by Notre Dame faculty and the South Bend Community...

Lewis joins first Assessment Residency for Biology Scholars Program

Lewis joins first Assessment Residency for Biology Scholars Program

Kristin Lewis, associate professional specialist, is among 13 biologists participating in the first yearlong Assessment Residency of the American Society for Microbiology/National Science Foundation Biology Scholars Program. The scholars attended the Measuring Student Learning Initiative in Washington, D.C., in June. Lewis designs undergraduate courses to provide real-world research experience to...

Parade welcomes Greg and Renate Crawford home

Parade welcomes Greg and Renate Crawford home

9:30a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Grand Parade featuring Greg and Renate Crawford Show your support for Dean Greg Crawford and his wife Renate, who rode their bikes 2,200 miles from Boston, MA to Dallas, TX to raise awareness and funds for...

Four Notre Dame faculty Named American Chemical Society Fellows

Four Notre Dame faculty Named American Chemical Society Fellows

Four members of the Notre Dame faculty have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Seth Brown, Greg Hartland, Prashant Kamat, and Anthony Trozzolo are the first Fellows from Notre Dame since the ACS board of directors started the program in 2008 to recognize members for outstanding achievements to...

In memory of Jianguo Cao

In memory of Jianguo Cao

Jianguo Cao: January 25, 1960—June 23, 2011 GRANGER – Jianguo Cao, of Granger, Indiana, passed away on June 23, 2011, 2011 at the Center for Hospice Care in South Bend after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Cao was a professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Notre...

Joint appointment brings complementary expertise together

Joint appointment brings complementary expertise together

Paul Bohn, who came to Notre Dame five years ago in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has been appointed to a joint position between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, advancing opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The arrangement means that graduate...

Furdyna Presents Plenary Lecture at European Conference on the Physics of Magnetism 2011

Furdyna Presents Plenary Lecture at European Conference on the Physics of Magnetism 2011

Jacek Furdyna, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Professor of Information Theory and Computer Technology in the Department of Physics, was invited to present a plenary lecture entitled “Exchange Coupling in Magnetic Semiconductor Superlattices and Multilayers” at the European Conference on the Physics of Magnetism 2011, held in Poznan, Poland June...

PAD project seeks low-tech chemical field tests for developing countries

PAD project seeks low-tech chemical field tests for developing countries

A collaborative research program involving faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and high school teachers and students is working to develop low–tech field tests for chemicals, with numerous applications in developing countries. The effort is led by six Notre Dame faculty members — Marya Lieberman, Holly Goodson, and Graham Lappin of Chemistry...

James Clancy selected to attend the Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany

James Clancy selected to attend the Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany

James Clancy, a Notre Dame graduate student in the Biological Sciences, is attending the annual  Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany, from June 26 through July 1. The 2011 meeting is focusing on medicine and physiology. During the meeting, the Laureates lecture on topics of their choice related to medicine...

Aprahamian and Wiescher speak at Brazilian Physical Society meeting

Aprahamian and Wiescher speak at Brazilian Physical Society meeting

Professors of physics Ani Aprahamian and Michael Wiescher gave invited talks at the celebration of the Brazilian Physical Society’s 45th anniversary celebrations. The meeting took place in Iguassu Falls, Brazil at a joint meeting of the Brazilian societies of Plasma, Materials and Condensed Matter, Particles and Fields, Nuclear, and Applied Physics....

Notre Dame Physics REU program celebrates 25th year

Notre Dame Physics REU program celebrates 25th year

One of the oldest, continually–funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs in the country, the Physics REU at the University of Notre Dame is marking its 25th year of National Science Foundation funding this summer.

Parseghian scientific conference fosters global research, collaboration

Parseghian scientific conference fosters global research, collaboration

The first Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann–Pick Type C Research at the University of Notre Dame drew researchers, clinicians and families from around the world. The conference, permanently endowed by the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, was held June 9–11 in the Jordan Hall of Science.

In Memoriam: Notre Dame scientist Morris Pollard

In Memoriam: Notre Dame scientist Morris Pollard

Morris Pollard, professor emeritus of biological sciences and director of the University of Notre Dame’s Lobund Laboratory, died Saturday (June 18) at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was 95 years old.

Patricia Clark tests algorithm to understand certain human diseases

Patricia Clark tests algorithm to understand certain human diseases

Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and Bonnie Berger, professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have published a paper this week describing the development of a computer algorithm that accurately predicts which...

Science dean to embark on second ride for rare disease research

Science dean to embark on second ride for rare disease research

Gregory P. Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, and his wife, Renate, will for the second consecutive year set out on a remarkable bicycle ride this summer to support research seeking treatments and a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare and...

Shari Herman receives 2011 Graduate Administrative Assistant Award

Shari Herman receives 2011 Graduate Administrative Assistant Award

Shari Herman of the Department of Physics has been selected to receive the 2011 Graduate Administrative Assistant Award. In making the announcement, Dean of the Graduate School Greg Sterling emphasized, “as with the Director of Graduate Studies award, there were several nominees worthy of the honor; however, the selection panel...

Astronomer David Bennett’s team discovers new class of planets

Astronomer David Bennett’s team discovers new class of planets

University of Notre Dame astronomer David Bennett is co-author of a new paper describing the discovery of a new class of planets — dark, isolated Jupiter-mass bodies floating alone in space, far from any host star. Bennett and the team of astronomers involved in the discovery believe that the planets were most...

Physics alumnus receives Fellowship from Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Physics alumnus receives Fellowship from Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Marcus Hedahl, who graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1995, has won a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Hedahl, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Georgetown University, is one of 21 Fellows selected from 585 applicants. His...

Dean is Dancing with Our Stars

Dean is Dancing with Our Stars

Dean Gregory Crawford is among nine local celebrities in a "Dancing with Our Stars" benefit for the Center for the Homeless in South Bend. The event pairs stars with professional dancers, and fans pay $39 a vote—the cost of supporting one guest for one day at the Center—to support their...

Shahriar Mobashery sheds new light on antibiotics and the survival of bacteria

Shahriar Mobashery sheds new light on antibiotics and the survival of bacteria

Research in the laboratory of Shahriar Mobashery in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has led to further understanding of how a bacterial cell wall cross-links, an event that penicillin and other antibiotics disrupt, a step in the maturation of a cell wall that is critical for the survival of...

Champion advises student who wins Top Young Scientist honor

Champion advises student who wins Top Young Scientist honor

Tim Trippel, a Marian High School senior who works with Matthew Champion, research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, won Top Young Scientist honors at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair. Trippel and Champion developed a low-cost electroporator, a key component in DNA transformation. Trippel won $10,000...

College of Science faculty receive Joyce and Dockweiler awards

College of Science faculty receive Joyce and Dockweiler awards

        Five College of Science faculty members are among 20 winners of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Theses faculty have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Xavier Creary and Jeffrey Peng of the Department of...