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Aprahamian, vice chair of NRC Committee, reports decadal progress

Aprahamian, vice chair of NRC Committee, reports decadal progress

Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, is featured in two videos commissioned by the National Research Council (NRC) in conjunction with its recently-published decadal review of the field of nuclear physics. Aprahamian is vice chair of the committee that produced the report.

Jordan Scott earns American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Jordan Scott earns American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Biochemistry graduate student, Jordan Scott, has been awarded a two-year Midwest Affiliate Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association, effective July 1, 2012.  Fellowships are awarded to students who conduct research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or related to clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and...

Franklin Tao receives Paul Holloway Young Investor Award

Franklin Tao receives Paul Holloway Young Investor Award

Franklin Tao, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award by the American Vacuum Society (AVS), Thin Film Division.  Tao received the award for his contributions to the understanding of surface and interfacial processes in thin film...

Groundbreaking for Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility set for June 15

Groundbreaking for Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility set for June 15

The new research facility is a partnership between the University of Notre Dame and St. Joseph County Parks. Its goal is to build a cutting-edge environmental and research facility at St. Patrick’s County Park. The field-based environmental research facility will allow Notre Dame scientists, graduate and undergraduate researchers, visiting scholars...

Summer school in topology and field theories brings top lecturers and diverse learners

Summer school in topology and field theories brings top lecturers and diverse learners

Over 50 graduate students and post-doctoral associates in mathematics from several universities gathered at Notre Dame from May 29-June 2, 2012 for “Summer School in Topology and Field Theories.” The series of lectures and discussions was part of the Center for Mathematics’ Thematic Program on Topology and Field Theories, which...

 	 Researchers share discoveries and progress at Parseghian scientific conference

Researchers share discoveries and progress at Parseghian scientific conference

The second annual Michael, Marcia, and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann-Pick Type C Research brought together more than 100 researchers, supporters, families and children with NPC from around the world June 7-9 at the Jordan Hall of Science. Participants, representing 31 institutions and five foundations, included people from the...

Molly Duman Scheel delivers commencement address to high school alma mater

Molly Duman Scheel delivers commencement address to high school alma mater

Molly Duman Scheel, ND ’94, assistant professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend and adjunct assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, delivered the commencement address at her high school alma mater, John Adams High School on June 10,...

Notre Dame to host dialogue on the teaching of science and math

Notre Dame to host dialogue on the teaching of science and math

A day of discussions and workshops devoted to one of the most crucial issues in education — bringing world-class aptitude in science and math to the next generation of U.S. citizens — will cap the Notre Dame Forum series on “Reimagining School” on June 12 (Tuesday). Leading experts in science,...

Research shows food-trade network vulnerable to fast spread of contaminants

Research shows food-trade network vulnerable to fast spread of contaminants

Notre Dame network physicists Mária Ercsey-Ravasz and Zoltán Toroczkai of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, in collaboration with food science experts, have recently published a rigorous analysis of the international food-trade network that shows the network’s vulnerability to the fast spread of contaminants as well as the...

International researchers collaborate at Parseghian scientific conference

International researchers collaborate at Parseghian scientific conference

Thirty researchers from universities and institutions around the world are presenting at the 2012 Michael, Marcia and Christa Parseghian Scientific Conference for Niemann-Pick Type C Research June 7 to 9 (Thursday to Saturday) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease...

Over one thousand celebrate the Transit of Venus at Notre Dame

Over one thousand celebrate the Transit of Venus at Notre Dame

On Tuesday, June 5, members of the Notre Dame and South Bend communities came to the Jordan Hall of Science to witness the Transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event in which the Earth, Venus and the Sun align. Over one thousand visitors gathered to watch Venus transit the sun...

Dovichi receives Royal Society of Chemistry Prize for Analytical Science

Dovichi receives Royal Society of Chemistry Prize for Analytical Science

The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that Norman Dovichi, the Grace-Rupley Professor of Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame, will be awarded the 2012 Robert Boyle Prize for Analytical Science. The biennial prize is given to the candidate whose work is of the broadest relevance to the chemical...

Notre Dame hosts ACA Summer Course in Chemical Crystallography

Notre Dame hosts ACA Summer Course in Chemical Crystallography

The University of Notre Dame will host the American Crystallographic Association Summer Course in Chemical Crystallography from June 18 – 27.  Students enrolled in the course include graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals who have a background in biochemistry, chemistry or physics.  Attendees are coming from all over the world...

New research leads to sensors that detect contaminants in water

New research leads to sensors that detect contaminants in water

Many organic contaminants in the air and in drinking water need to be detected at very low-level concentrations. Research published by the laboratory of Prashant V. Kamat, the John A. Zahm Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame, could be beneficial in detecting those contaminants. The Kamat laboratory...