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New faculty bring focus to breast cancer

New faculty bring focus to breast cancer

Three new faculty will advance breast cancer research at the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) as they join Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB) and University of Notre Dame in summer 2012.

Perspective: ND Lights

Perspective: ND Lights

Shelly Fuhrman ’12 shares her experience working with ND LIGHTS, a Notre Dame program that takes working equipment and instrumentation from retired or upgraded campus laboratories and donates them to underfunded schools in the U.S. and abroad.

College of Science hosts Pink Zone luncheon

College of Science hosts Pink Zone luncheon

Pioneer Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Sharon Drake Petro recalled the vital support of the Notre Dame community after her cancer diagnosis nearly 30 years ago. She saluted the cooperation of the basketball team, science researchers and local physicians at the “Docs in Pink” luncheon on Feb. 12, including some...

Physicist Brian Greene to address 'The Fabric of the Cosmos'

Physicist Brian Greene to address 'The Fabric of the Cosmos'

Brian Greene, the best-selling author of “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos” and host of two NOVA series based on his books, will present a public lecture March 6 (Tuesday) in the Decio Mainstage Theatre of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The lecture...

Collaborative forum will explore K-12 education and research

Collaborative forum will explore K-12 education and research

The Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) will gather education and research professionals for the fifth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 25) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The event fosters interaction among K-12...

Green Summit to highlight sustainable transportation

Green Summit to highlight sustainable transportation

Electric cars, bicycles, alternative fuel vehicles and innovations in public transportation will take over the University of Notre Dame’s Stepan Center in an exciting trade show display on Feb. 29 (Wednesday) for “Green Summit V: The Future of Transportation.” “Sustainable transportation is a rapidly developing field, and we wanted to...

Nobel Prize winner in physics to speak at Notre Dame

Nobel Prize winner in physics to speak at Notre Dame

Brian Schmidt, a winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 (Monday) in Room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The talk, titled “The Accelerating Universe,” is part of the John A. Lynch...

Notre Dame biologists tackling big question in evolution

Notre Dame biologists tackling big question in evolution

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Iowa and Cornell University have been awarded collaborative grants totaling $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation to answer a fundamental question: As a new species evolves, how, and to what extent, do other species that depend on it evolve...

We're on the map

We're on the map

The interactive campus map now has a new “Green Tour” overlay. This layer allows students, staff, faculty, and guests to better understand where sustainability initiatives are happening on campus and to utilize the physical campus as a learning experience.

Director of the Vatican Observatory presents Nieuwland Lecture

Director of the Vatican Observatory presents Nieuwland Lecture

On Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library, Fr. Jose G. Funes, S.J. will present "Why Science and Faith Matter to Each Other." This is sponsored by the Nieuwland Lecture Series. Father Funes participates in the unique work for the Catholic church in...

March of Dimes funds Wingert to study congenital kidney defects

March of Dimes funds Wingert to study congenital kidney defects

The March of Dimes has awarded a $150,000 grant to Rebecca Wingert, assistant professor in Department of Biological Sciences for her research on the genetic causes of congenital kidney defects. The grant, the Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, is a prestigious and highly competitive one intended for young scientists...