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Notre Dame researcher joins international consortium

Notre Dame researcher joins international consortium

The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, professor of biological sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is part of a select group of individuals invited to form a new consortium to use mathematical modeling to project the spread and control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)....

2014: Year in Review

2014: Year in Review

The calendar year 2014 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of them.

Morten Eskildsen named a Fellow for the American Physical Society

Morten Eskildsen named a Fellow for the American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS) recently announced that Morten Eskildsen, professor of physics, was elected as a Fellow for the society’s Division of Condensed Matter Physics. Eskildsen is one of 32 condensed matter physicists elected as Fellows this year and was selected from more than 6,000 physicists studying the field...

New Notre Dame-IUSM study examines important Ebola protein

New Notre Dame-IUSM study examines important Ebola protein

A new study by Robert Stahelin, an adjunct associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, as well as a member of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, investigates how the most abundant...

Notre Dame brings Masterclass to John Adams High School

Notre Dame brings Masterclass to John Adams High School

A Masterclass collaboration between the Department of Physics and John Adams High School in South Bend has accelerated student interest in physics – nearly 50 students signed up for astronomy teacher Daniel Walsh’s class this year, up from 11 in last year’s class when the program first started at John...

Notre Dame Haiti Program dedicates new salt facility

Notre Dame Haiti Program dedicates new salt facility

In partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and the Population (MSPP), the Congregation of Holy Cross and other partners, the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program dedicated a new fortified salt production plant Monday (Dec. 8) in Delmas, Haiti. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including Sophia Martelly, first...

Notre Dame hosts European Nuclear Science and Society Symposium in London

Notre Dame hosts European Nuclear Science and Society Symposium in London

  The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame recently hosted the first annual Notre Dame Europe Symposium on Nuclear Science and Society on October 27-29 at the Notre Dame London Global Gateway.  Sponsored by Notre Dame International and organized by physics professors Ani Aprahamian, Umesh Garg, and...

Notre Dame sponsors first annual Soft Polymer Materials Symposium

Notre Dame sponsors first annual Soft Polymer Materials Symposium

On November 4, Notre Dame hosted the inaugural Soft Polymer Materials Symposium at McKenna Hall. Twelve Notre Dame faculty and postdocs presented their current research in the areas of general synthesis, application, and characterization of soft polymer materials.

National Institutes of Health renews funding for VectorBase program at Notre Dame

National Institutes of Health renews funding for VectorBase program at Notre Dame

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed funding for VectorBase, a bioinformatics resource center based at the University of Notre Dame since 2004 that manages genomic information on arthropods and other invertebrates that transmit human pathogens.

Notre Dame physicists educate and inspire using CERN data

Notre Dame physicists educate and inspire using CERN data

Researchers and educators around the world now have access to data that CERN has recently made public from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment — considered to be one of the largest international scientific collaborations in history. Two programs managed at the University of Notre Dame, QuarkNet and I2U2, have...

Notre Dame to renovate Hesburgh Library

Notre Dame to renovate Hesburgh Library

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, the University will begin an interior renovation of the iconic building later this month. Named in honor of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Hesburgh Library is the flagship for Notre Dame’s library...

Talk Science discusses stem cell and population ecology research

Talk Science discusses stem cell and population ecology research

From stem cells to population ecology, the research topics studied by both students and professors at Notre Dame is exceedingly diverse. Talk Science, a monthly event hosted by Scientia, the student-run journal of undergraduate scientific research at Notre Dame, aims to highlight research opportunities on campus for interested undergraduates to...

Rupley to lead Notre Dame ESC

Rupley to lead Notre Dame ESC

Michael Rupley has joined the University of Notre Dame as director of Engineering and Science Computing (ESC). Serving the colleges of engineering and scienceand in conjunction with the University’s Office of Information Technology, ESC provides direct technical support, consulting, and problem solving to faculty, staff, and students relating to academic computing, video conferencing,  technology...

Mark Suckow recognized by AALAS with Griffin Award

Mark Suckow recognized by AALAS with Griffin Award

Mark Suckow, DVM, associate vice president for research compliance and research professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, was named the recipient of the 2014 Charles A. Griffin Award from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). The Griffin Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate ethical science and/or...

Agrahari receives Fellowship from the Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association

Agrahari receives Fellowship from the Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association

Garima Agrahari,  a biochemistry graduate student in the laboratory of Francis J. Castellino, is a recent recipient of a two year predoctoral fellowship from the Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association.  The title of her study is “Molecular mechanisms of antiphagocytic activity mediated by Plasminogen binding group A streptococcal...

Michelle Whaley is 2014 Indiana Professor of the Year

Michelle Whaley is 2014 Indiana Professor of the Year

Michelle A. Whaley, a teaching professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2014 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She will...

Attacking cancer at its roots

Attacking cancer at its roots

Reginald Hill, the Archibald Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, has published an article, “Attacking Cancer at its Roots,” on the website Science 2034.  Science 2034 is an initiative from The Science Coalition that asks scientists, policy makers, and thought leaders to share what they think science will do for individuals,...

New vocational training center for LF patients opens in Leogane, Haiti

New vocational training center for LF patients opens in Leogane, Haiti

The University of Notre Dame Haiti Program took an important “next step” in the expansion of its clinical services and morbidity management initiatives with the opening of a vocational training center in Leogane, Haiti in early September.  An initiative to further lymphatic filariasis (LF) patient empowerment, as a part of...

Innovations in capturing starlight will help astrophysicists detect planets

Innovations in capturing starlight will help astrophysicists detect planets

Justin Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has published a study Thursday (Nov. 13) in the journal Science that details how next-generation planet-hunting instruments will benefit from advancements in infrared technology that change how astronomers capture starlight.

New paper explains methods that may lead to new insights about dark matter

New paper explains methods that may lead to new insights about dark matter

A new paper, co-authored by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Joseph Bramante, discusses how detecting imploding pulsars may lead to insights about the properties of dark matter. The paper, “Detecting Dark Matter with Imploding Pulsars in the Galactic Center,” was recently published in Physical Review Letters, the flagship journal for...

Notre Dame physicist among 2015 Breakthrough Prize winners

Notre Dame physicist among 2015 Breakthrough Prize winners

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences. The foundation awards $36 million in prizes to the world’s top scientists, including the High-Z Supernova Search Team, of which Peter Garnavich, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame,...