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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...

The science behind the Transit of Venus

The science behind the Transit of Venus

University of Notre Dame professor of physics Peter Garnavich has research interests that cover a wide range of topics in observational astrophysics. In preparation for the Tuesday (June 5) Transit of Venus, he offers an explanation of the science behind this rare event. “The transit of Venus across the face...

Fulbright Award supports LoSecco’s Double Chooz work in France

Fulbright Award supports LoSecco’s Double Chooz work in France

 John LoSecco, professor of physics, will spend six months in France as a Fulbright Foreign Scholar starting this fall. The award will enable him to be on-site at a critical stage of the international Double Chooz experiment that has been under way for years. The project will be installing its...

Notre Dame to celebrate Transit of Venus with series of events

Notre Dame to celebrate Transit of Venus with series of events

On Tuesday (June 5), the Earth, Venus and the Sun will align for the last time in the lifetime of any human on the planet. This rare event called the Transit of Venus, when the planet Venus passes directly in front of the Sun, won’t be seen on Earth again...

 	 Center for Math hosts undergraduate topology and field theory seminar

Center for Math hosts undergraduate topology and field theory seminar

Twenty-eight undergraduate mathematics students from different universities, including nine students from Notre Dame, gathered on campus May 21-26 to study knot theory, hearing lectures and working in open-ended problem sessions that can continue when the event ends. The session was part of the Center for Mathematics’ Thematic Program on Topology...

Jeffery Diller earns 2012 Schilts/Leonard Teaching Award

Jeffery Diller earns 2012 Schilts/Leonard Teaching Award

Dean Greg Crawford presented the 2012 Father James. L  Schilts, C.S.C./ Doris and Eugene Leonard Teaching Award to Jeffrey Diller, professor of mathematics, at the annual Dean’s Awards Luncheon.  Over 180 students, family members, faculty, and staff were in attendance at the annual event on May 18, 2012 in the...

What baboons can teach us about social status

What baboons can teach us about social status

Turns out it’s not bad being top dog, or in this case, top baboon. A new study by University of Notre Dame biologist Beth Archie and colleagues from Princeton and Duke Universities finds that high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than...

Navari presents Olanzapine study results at American Society of Clinical Oncology

Navari presents Olanzapine study results at American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer patients who suffer chemotherapy–induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are experiencing effective relief as a result of new research indicating the usefulness of the anti-psychotic olanzapine to control these potentially debilitating side effects. "This is the first time that breakthrough CINV has been studied in a systematic way," said Dr....

Notre Dame and Cleveland Clinic form health care innovation alliance

Notre Dame and Cleveland Clinic form health care innovation alliance

The University of Notre Dame has entered into a collaborative relationship with the Cleveland Clinic for joint development and commercialization of medical innovations. Notre Dame will be the first university within the Cleveland Clinic Healthcare Innovation Alliance network, which includes the largest nonprofit health care system in the mid-Atlantic, MedStar...

Science dean biking 3,250 miles to bring attention to rare disease research

Science dean biking 3,250 miles to bring attention to rare disease research

Greg Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, will be cycling 3,250 miles from Boston to Pebble Beach, Calif., to raise awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease. His third cross-country ride will start May 21...

Scientific Entrepreneurship students pitch their business plans

Scientific Entrepreneurship students pitch their business plans

Members of Dean Greg Crawford’s Scientific Entrepreneurship course gave semester-culminating formal pitches for businesses developed from research discovery.  Judges included academics and entrepreneurs with experience in presenting business plans to potential investors. The two-hour course, which includes undergraduates in a range of majors including chemical engineering, environmental science, biological sciences,...

Undergraduate researchers contribute to new discovery in superconductor metastability

Undergraduate researchers contribute to new discovery in superconductor metastability

Researchers in the laboratory of Professor Morten Ring Eskildsen have recently published the first findings on metastability in the superconductor magnesium diboride (MgB2). The paper, “Observation of Well-Ordered Metastable Vortex Lattice Phases in Superconducting MgB2 Using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering,” appeared in the April 20 issue of Physical Review Letters. Two...

Notre Dame student discovers rare star

Notre Dame student discovers rare star

Many students work the night shift to get through law school, but Colin Littlefield’s late-night job at the Notre Dame Observatory has led to a one-in-a-billion discovery of a rare type of star, a Wolf-Rayet. Littlefield discovered the exceptional star, named WR 142b, this past summer, and he and his...

Angelotti Undergraduate Research Fund launches

Angelotti Undergraduate Research Fund launches

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry launched the Nicholas C. Angelotti Undergraduate Research Fund in Analytical Chemistry with a lecture by Tim Angelotti, a researcher and associate professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, followed by a few words from David Angelotti who spoke about his father. The Angelotti family...

In Memoriam: Rev. Joseph L. Walter, C.S.C., professor emeritus of chemistry

In Memoriam: Rev. Joseph L. Walter, C.S.C., professor emeritus of chemistry

Rev. Joseph L. Walter, C.S.C., professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (April 18) at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine, in Maywood, Ill. He was 82 years old. A native of Braddock, Pa., Father Walter attended St. Joseph’s grade school and St....

Eck Institute for Global Health joins AMPATH Consortium

Eck Institute for Global Health joins AMPATH Consortium

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is now a full member of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Consortium, led by Indiana University. The Consortium works in collaboration with Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya to...

Study finds mild winters are detrimental to butterflies

Study finds mild winters are detrimental to butterflies

The recent mild winter throughout much of the United States was a cause for celebration for many. However, butterfly aficionados shouldn’t be joining in the celebration. A new study by Jessica Hellmann, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and researchers from Western University found that...

Graduate student Shailaja Kunda earns Faculty for the Future award

Graduate student Shailaja Kunda earns Faculty for the Future award

Shailaja Kunda, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of the Faculty for the Future award for the 2012-2013 academic year.  This year, there were 63 fellowships awarded to women from 28 countries around the world....

Chad Meyer wins CRC Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization

Chad Meyer wins CRC Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization

Chad Meyer, a graduate student in the Department of Physics, has received   the 2012 Center for Research Computing Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the areas of computational sciences and visualization. Such contributions may include, but are not limited to: 1) applications of high...

Harper Cancer Research Institute plans public Research Day

Harper Cancer Research Institute plans public Research Day

Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) Research Day on April 23 (Monday) will gather cancer researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB) in an afternoon of exchange and discussion. A keynote address by Beatrice Knudsen, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss “Tissue Banking for Genomic...

Patrick O’Hayer wins Goldwater Scholarship

Patrick O’Hayer wins Goldwater Scholarship

University of Notre Dame junior Patrick O’Hayer has been named a 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.  He was selected from thousands of applicants to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. O’Hayer is a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program and is majoring in biology, with...