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Navari receives $2.1 million cancer research grant

Navari receives $2.1 million cancer research grant

Oncologist Rudolph M. Navari, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, associate dean and director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend and an adjunct professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has received a $2.1 million grant for a national study to address chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)....

Senior Patrick O’Hayer co-authors paper in Journal of Neuroscience

Senior Patrick O’Hayer co-authors paper in Journal of Neuroscience

Senior Patrick O’Hayer has co-authored a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience titled, “Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Is Produced by Dying Retinal Neurons and Is Required for Müller Glia Proliferation during Zebrafish Retinal Regeneration.” The paper was published in the April 10 issue of the journal.

Brian Baker named an associate editor for Journal of Immunology

Brian Baker named an associate editor for Journal of Immunology

Brian Baker, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of graduate studies for the department, has been selected as an associate editor for Journal of Immunology.  The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles in all areas of experimental immunology, which includes both basic and clinical studies. All editors of the bi-monthly...

Prashant Kamat named a 2013 Langmuir Lecturer

Prashant Kamat named a 2013 Langmuir Lecturer

Prashant Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, has been named a 2013 Langmuir Lecturer. Kamat will deliver a plenary lecture in a special session of the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division program at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis in September.

Notre Dame medical alumni focus on Healthcare Innovation Alliance

Notre Dame medical alumni focus on Healthcare Innovation Alliance

At the annual Dooley Society meeting on April 20, representatives of Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI) presented about the Healthcare Innovation Alliance, which the University of Notre Dame joined early last year. The alliance includes centers across the United States, including the Innovation Institute of California, North Shore-LIJ Health System of...

Talk Science seminar features undergraduate and faculty research

Talk Science seminar features undergraduate and faculty research

Talk Science is a monthly seminar series hosted by Scientia, the Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research for the College of Science.  The seminars are held in Jordan Hall of Science and  provide an enriching, yet informal, setting for College of Science undergraduates and faculty to build camaraderie and to share...

Notre Dame astrophysicist discovers planets similar to Earth

Notre Dame astrophysicist discovers planets similar to Earth

Researchers for the first time have identified Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. Images of the star taken by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin Crepp rule out alternative explanations of the data, confirming that five planets orbit Kepler-62, with two located in the habitable zone....

GAIN Index moves to Notre Dame

GAIN Index moves to Notre Dame

Watch Video The Global Adaptation Index (GAIN)—the world’s leading Index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with the droughts, super-storms and other natural disasters that climate change can cause—is moving to the University of Notre Dame. GAIN, which ranks countries annually based on how vulnerable they are to...

College of Science students and alumni earn NSF graduate research fellowships

College of Science students and alumni earn NSF graduate research fellowships

Six University of Notre Dame science students and four alumni have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Program (GRFP) Fellowships. The NSF GRFP was created to enhance the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.  The fellowship provides three years of support for the graduate education of students...

Student-run conference to focus on research, commercialization and entrepreneurship

Student-run conference to focus on research, commercialization and entrepreneurship

“Spark,” a student-run conference focusing on University of Notre Dame research, commercialization and entrepreneurship, will take place Tuesday (April 16) in the Jordan Auditorium of the Mendoza College of Business. The organizers of Spark hope to demonstrate the possibilities of research at Notre Dame and to highlight projects that have...

David Hyde receives 2013 Schilts/Leonard Teaching Award

David Hyde receives 2013 Schilts/Leonard Teaching Award

David Hyde, The Rev. Howard J. Kenna, C.S.C., Memorial Director of the Zebrafish Research Center and professor of biological sciences, has received the 2013 Father James. L  Schilts, C.S.C./ Doris and Eugene Leonard Teaching Award.  He will receive this award at the annual Dean’s Award Luncheon on May 17. Hyde...

Notre Dame to commit $80 million to new research initiatives

Notre Dame to commit $80 million to new research initiatives

The University of Notre Dame announced today that it has committed $80 million in internal financial resources in support of two phases of integrated research initiatives. The commitment of tens of millions of institutional dollars comes in the wake of the University receiving more than $90 million in external research...

Senior honors students complete thesis projects in mathematics

Senior honors students complete thesis projects in mathematics

Each year, several graduating seniors conduct year-long thesis projects by working one-on-one with a faculty member or graduate student to make an intellectual contribution to their chosen field of study. The topic can be tailored to the student’s individual interest and may be done in the form of a paper,...

QuarkNet teacher named Inspirational Teacher of the Year

QuarkNet teacher named Inspirational Teacher of the Year

Michael Sinclair, a physics teacher at the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center and teacher in the Notre Dame QuarkNet program, has received a Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award for 2013.

Nanovic Forum welcomes award-winning German university president

Nanovic Forum welcomes award-winning German university president

Wolfgang A. Herrmann, president of the Technical University of Munich, will present the Nanovic Forum at 5 p.m. April 9 (Tuesday) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture, titled “What is an Entrepreneurial University? A Case Study,” is free and open to the...

Emily Conron receives John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award

Emily Conron receives John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award

The University of Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs recognized seven students with awards at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on Wednesday (April 3). One of the awards was the John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award, given to a graduating senior who has exemplified the ideas of the University...

Entrepreneur Pamela Reilly Contag to speak to students about work/life balance

Entrepreneur Pamela Reilly Contag to speak to students about work/life balance

Entrepreneur Pamela Reilly Contag, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cygnet Biofuels and founder of four venture-backed start-up companies, will address the challenges faced by scientists, engineers and physicians as they balance work/life responsibilities during a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in 101 Jordan Hall of Science.

Study finds Asian carp DNA not widespread in the Great Lakes

Study finds Asian carp DNA not widespread in the Great Lakes

Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy and Central Michigan University have presented their findings of Asian carp DNA throughout the Great Lakes in a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. “The good news is that we have found no evidence that...

Hellmann appointed associate editor for journal Elementa

Hellmann appointed associate editor for journal Elementa

Jessica Hellmann, associate professor of biological sciences, accepted an invitation to become an associate editor for the ecology domain in the journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. Elementa is a new, nonprofit, open access journal that was developed based on the concept that basic knowledge can foster sustainable solutions for...

Notre Dame imaging specialists create 3-D images to aid surgeons

Notre Dame imaging specialists create 3-D images to aid surgeons

Watch Video University of Notre Dame researchers have successfully created three-dimensional anatomical models from CT scans using 3-D printing technology, a process that holds promise for medical professionals and their patients. A paper by the researchers, “3D Printing of Preclinical X-ray Computed Tomographic Data Sets,” was published in the Journal...