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Faculty hiring initiative supports Notre Dame’s ongoing investments in research

Faculty hiring initiative supports Notre Dame’s ongoing investments in research

Building on the momentum of its recent Strategic Research Investment initiative — which committed $80 million in internal resources to 14 research projects — the University of Notre Dame has announced the winning proposals in a new strategic hiring initiative. The initiative, which is a key component in the University’s...

Notre Dame International Funds Global Research Collaborations

Notre Dame International Funds Global Research Collaborations

Notre Dame International (NDI) has awarded nine grants through its new Global Collaboration Initiative (GCI) program to Notre Dame faculty engaged in research with colleagues at partner institutions around the world. Two of the grants were awarded to faculty in the College of Science.  

Hesburgh Libraries launch Center for Digital Scholarship

Hesburgh Libraries launch Center for Digital Scholarship

Watch video The University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries have officially launched the Center for Digital Scholarship, located in the northeast corner on the first floor of its flagship Hesburgh Library building. This launch marks a transformational leap into the future for the Hesburgh Libraries and helps to meet the...

The end of a comet’s journey

The end of a comet’s journey

This past Thursday, Keith Davis, Ph.D., director of the Digital Visualization Theater, gave a public presentation about comets and the solar system. His presentation focused on Comet ISON, which has recently been given major media coverage and dubbed as the possible “comet of the century.” Davis explained how a disruption...

Global Adaptation Index founder to speak at Notre Dame

Global Adaptation Index founder to speak at Notre Dame

Kenneth Hersch, Co-Founder and CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management and founder of the Global Adaptation Index, will be speaking in the Atrium of the Mendoza College of Business on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 PM. The Global Adaptation Index — the world’s leading Index showing which countries are best...

Knots in math, science, and everyday life

Knots in math, science, and everyday life

This past Thursday (Dec. 5) at the last Math for Everyone lecture of the semester, Lisa Traynor, Professor of Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College, delivered a presentation titled, “All Tied up in Knots.” Traynor explained how a mathematician thinks about knots, how knot theory can be applied scientifically when modeling DNA-enzyme interactions,...

Smith named associate editor of Bioconjugate Chemistry

Smith named associate editor of Bioconjugate Chemistry

Brad Smith, the Emil T. Hofman Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named associate editor of Bioconjugate Chemistry, a journal published by the American Chemical Society. The journal focuses on research relevant to all aspects of conjugation chemistry and biochemistry, including the preparation, characterization,...

December is Vampire Energy Month

December is Vampire Energy Month

It is easy to get lost in finals preparation or in the winter weather and to forget about the little things. This is why December’s Dorm Energy Championship theme is vampire energy.

Breast cancer research seeks to understand critical gene functions

Breast cancer research seeks to understand critical gene functions

Cancer’s origin point—a human gene gone haywire—is, in many cases, also its weak spot. If you could block the abnormal function of a gene that is important for metastasis, the theory goes, then maybe you can stop cancer from spreading. But there’s a catch—hit the weak spot with too much...