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Physics graduate student earns Rodger Doxsey Prize

Physics graduate student earns Rodger Doxsey Prize

Brian Hayden, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, has been awarded the Rodger Doxsey Prize from the American Astronomical Society (AAS).  The prize, established in 2011, provides graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, within one year of receiving or receipt of their Ph.D., a monetary prize to travel to...

Notre Dame physicists part of Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2012

Notre Dame physicists part of Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2012

University of Notre Dame researchers were involved in two of the Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2012 announced today by Physics World magazine. The Higgs-like boson discovery was No. 1 on the list, and the BaBar experiment, the first direct observation of time reversal violation, was No. 3. Professor of physics...

Notre Dame announces new Ph.D. program in anthropology

Notre Dame announces new Ph.D. program in anthropology

The University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters will launch a doctoral program in the Department of Anthropology, with the first cohort of students due to enroll in fall 2014. The new program, says Susan Blum, professor and chair of the department, will focus its curriculum and training...

The education of a science dean

The education of a science dean

Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, has written a personal account of his experiences since he accepted the position in 2008. “The Education of a Notre Dame Science Dean: My Four-Year Ride with the Irish,” published by Corby Books, will be for...

Senior math major finds a passion for medicine through volunteerism

Senior math major finds a passion for medicine through volunteerism

While many math majors spend their time pondering about complex mathematical equations, senior Alex Jarocki also spends several hours a week volunteering at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC).  “Although I am a math major, I am very interested in pursuing a career in medicine,” explained Jarocki. “I had some...

Notre Dame research may have important implications for combating diabetes

Notre Dame research may have important implications for combating diabetes

Research by University of Notre Dame biochemist Anthony S. Serianni is providing new insights that could have important implications for understanding and treating diabetes. Serianni points out that biological compounds known as dicarbonyl sugars are produced inside the human body from the natural breakdown of the simple sugar glucose. The...

Research reveals migrating Great Lakes salmon carry contaminants upstream

Research reveals migrating Great Lakes salmon carry contaminants upstream

Research by Gary Lamberti, professor and chair of biology, and his laboratory has revealed that salmon, as they travel upstream to spawn and die, carry industrial pollutants into Great Lakes streams and tributaries. The research was recently published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. It’s a problem inadvertently created...

Cargill expands support of Notre Dame Haiti Program

Cargill expands support of Notre Dame Haiti Program

The Notre Dame Haiti Program and Cargill have renewed their partnership to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Haiti. After donating salt to the program two years ago, Cargill is now offering its technical and operations expertise in salt production. Cargill has committed $150,000 over the next three years to the Notre...

Cocaine found on money

Cocaine found on money

WNDU Video on Demand - We all know that money is dirty, but did you know that you could have cocaine sitting in your wallet or purse. A local high school student has teamed up with a lab at Notre Dame to search out the drug on local money, the...

Eck Institute’s Weinstein Lecture to take place Dec. 5

Eck Institute’s Weinstein Lecture to take place Dec. 5

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health will present its Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Dec. 5 (Wednesday) in Room 105 of the Jordan Hall of Science. Dr. James W. Kazura, professor of international medicine and pathology and director of the Center for Global...