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Professional master's program open house scheduled for Feb. 7

Professional master's program open house scheduled for Feb. 7

All undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering and the College of Science are invited to an upcoming open house at Innovation Park to learn more about three of Notre Dame’s professional master’s programs – ESTEEM, Patent Law and Global Health. You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students and alumni...

Hildreth named 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow

Hildreth named 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow

Professor Michael Hildreth has been named a 2013 CMS LPC Senior Fellow. The LHC Physics Center (LPC) at Fermilab is a regional center of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration. The LPC serves as a resource and physics analysis hub primarily for the 700 U.S. physicists in the CMS collaboration.

M. Sharon Stack accepts invitation to join editorial board of the journal Cancer Research

M. Sharon Stack accepts invitation to join editorial board of the journal Cancer Research

M. Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Science Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was recently named to the board of the journal Cancer Research. Her term will last from January 1, 2013 to December 21, 2015. Cancer Research is a bi- monthly journal that publishes...

Mary Hesburgh Flaherty to speak at breast cancer fundraiser

Mary Hesburgh Flaherty to speak at breast cancer fundraiser

University of Notre Dame alumna Mary Hesburgh Flaherty, a breast cancer survivor and longtime supporter of the University, will be the featured speaker at the Pink Zone luncheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 (Saturday) at the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. The luncheon will precede the annual Notre Dame women’s...

Pink Zone spin-a-thon

Pink Zone spin-a-thon

RecSports has teamed up once again with Women’s Basketball and the College of Science to raise money for breast cancer awareness and local research. The 24-Hour Pink Zone Spin-A-Thon takes place from noon Friday, Jan. 25, through noon Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Rockne Memorial Cycling Studio B026. Registration is...

Need help with math? Tutoring sessions are available

Need help with math? Tutoring sessions are available

The O’Meara Mathematics Library staff is pleased to announce that tutoring sessions will be offered in the branch library Sunday -Thursday from 7-11 p.m. for undergraduate students from any mathematics class.

Scientific Entrepreneurship course still available for students this semester

Scientific Entrepreneurship course still available for students this semester

The College of Science is offering an innovative and exciting course this semester called Scientific Entrepreneurship taught by Dean Greg Crawford and Dr. Michael Flavin of Shamrock Structures, LLC. This course is held on Tuesdays from 4:15-5:55 p.m. and there are still seats available in the class this semester.  Students,...

New dual degree prepares physicians for global health careers

New dual degree prepares physicians for global health careers

The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) have announced a new opportunity for IUSM medical students to receive global health training through a joint Medical Doctor/Master of Science in Global Health (M.D./M.S.) integrated dual degree program that will begin...

Aprahamian appointed to APS Physics Policy Committee

Aprahamian appointed to APS Physics Policy Committee

Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Physics Policy Committee of the American Physics Society, effective January 1, 2013. The Physics Policy Committee addresses science policy issues that affect the development of physics, the health of the institutions in...

BioEYES introduces schoolchildren to science

BioEYES introduces schoolchildren to science

Over the past five years, BioEYES, a community outreach program of the Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC), has introduced more than 12,750 local K-12 students to scientific research and biology concepts using zebrafish. The program, which has cooperated with 85 teachers in 41 schools, reached the end of its...

Sustainability in surprising places

Sustainability in surprising places

French, project management, and theology classes have something surprising in common: they all have an important focus on sustainability. Thee disparate classes have something surprising in common: they all have an important focus on sustainability. While most students expect to find such a focus in classes in departments such as...

Astronomers find massive supply of fresh gas around modern galaxies

Astronomers find massive supply of fresh gas around modern galaxies

Galaxies have a voracious appetite for fuel — in this case, fresh gas — but astronomers have had difficulty finding the pristine gas that should be falling onto galaxies. Now, scientists have provided direct empirical evidence for these gas flows using new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. The team...

Toroczkai accepts invitation to serve on Chaos advisory board

Toroczkai accepts invitation to serve on Chaos advisory board

Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics and concurrent associate professor of computer science and engineering, has been nominated to serve on the advisory board of Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. As a member of the advisory board, Toroczkai will submit articles to the journal, solicit articles from other researchers,...

Graduate student Matthew Cooper selected to serve on IGERT advisory board

Graduate student Matthew Cooper selected to serve on IGERT advisory board

Matthew Cooper, a graduate student in the Global Linkages of Biology, Environment and Society (GLOBES) program, was recently nominated for a one-year term on the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program’s trainee advisory board. He will serve as a mentor to new trainees who will be competing in...

2012: The year in review

2012: The year in review

The calendar year 2012 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at Notre Dame. Here are some of the significant happenings.