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DNA Learning Center dedication highlights community outreach

DNA Learning Center dedication highlights community outreach

The Notre Dame DNA Learning Center, a partnership with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, was dedicated on Sept. 28. The center, located in the Jordan Hall of Science, will accelerate outreach in the field of genetics education to local K-12 schools and the community. Students from local schools...

Notre Dame team leads effort to track genetically engineered organisms in the wild

Notre Dame team leads effort to track genetically engineered organisms in the wild

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a multidisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame researchers a grant of $500,000 to develop a new technology for tracking the movement of genetically-engineered (GE) organisms and their byproducts in the environment. “Understanding and monitoring the dispersal of these organisms is a critical component of...

Taking the Brook Trout’s Temperature

Taking the Brook Trout’s Temperature

The skies above Cable, Wisconsin were unsettled last Friday, with rain showers interrupted by sunshine. Good fishing weather. But Patrick Shirey and his companions weren’t using typical methods. Shirey, a researcher from the University of Notre Dame, was accompanied by two Ph.D. candidates and a writer who was kind of...

Notre Dame to dedicate new DNA Learning Center

Notre Dame to dedicate new DNA Learning Center

In collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame will dedicate the DNA Learning Center at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 28) in the Jordan Hall of Science, Room 139. The event is open to the public. A hands-on science center devoted to...

Notre Dame installs new telescope on Jordan Hall

Notre Dame installs new telescope on Jordan Hall

The University of Notre Dame has completed installation of the new Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope on the roof of the Jordan Hall of Science. The telescope, which features a 0.8-meter (32-inch diameter) mirror, will be especially useful for undergraduate astronomy research. The light collecting area of the mirror makes it...

Toward Malaria Elimination: Precedents, Antecedents, and Processes

Toward Malaria Elimination: Precedents, Antecedents, and Processes

The University of Notre Dame has a long and rich tradition of research and training programs focused on reducing the burden of tropical infectious diseases around the globe. In honor of that tradition, the University established the George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture in 1996. The lecture series is hosted...

Notre Dame high-energy physicists receive NSF award to continue work with CERN

Notre Dame high-energy physicists receive NSF award to continue work with CERN

University of Notre Dame high-energy physicists have received a $2.4 million, three-year award from the National Science Foundation to continue their work on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment on campus and at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The group’s work includes physics analysis central to the recent...

What is the P vs. NP problem? Why is it important?

What is the P vs. NP problem? Why is it important?

The P versus NP problem has appeared in shows like The Simpsons and Numb3rs, and in the SIMS 3 video game. What is the P versus NP problem and why should we care? This past Thursday (Sept. 12) at the Math for Everyone lecture series, Lance Fortnow, Professor and Chair...

Talk Science showcases research from Elizabeth Owers and Dean Crawford

Talk Science showcases research from Elizabeth Owers and Dean Crawford

Scientia, the Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research, hosts a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers in the College of Science. This month’s presenters were senior science preprofessional studies major Elizabeth Owers and Greg Crawford, dean of the College of Science and...

ND-LEEF to host Science Sunday

ND-LEEF to host Science Sunday

The University of Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will host its inaugural “Science Sunday” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend. Scientists from Notre Dame will be on site to discuss their current research at ND-LEEF.

Notre Dame researcher awarded grant to study improving water quality in Lake Erie

Notre Dame researcher awarded grant to study improving water quality in Lake Erie

Sheila Christopher, a research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, has won a research grant to study the effects of new farmland-drainage practices in reducing farm runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Christopher, who works with Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla...

Navari's research leads to NCCN endorsement

Navari's research leads to NCCN endorsement

As a result of multiple, long-range studies by oncologist Rudolph M. Navari, M.D., Ph.D., the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has endorsed olanzapine as a first line therapy to assuage the effects of nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy, and its use when nausea and vomiting occur days after treatment....

Need help with math? Free tutoring is available

Need help with math? Free tutoring is available

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

Students share their medical mission experiences

Students share their medical mission experiences

Each year Notre Dame alumni in medicine award stipends to a group of current Notre Dame students or alumni in medical school to cover funds for international medical missions. This past Saturday (Sept. 5) before the Notre Dame vs. Texas game, several of the students convened in the Jordan Hall of...