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Karsten Grove receives Humboldt Research Award

Karsten Grove receives Humboldt Research Award

Karsten Grove, Rev. Howard J. Kenna, C.S.C. Professor of Mathematics, recently received a research award from the Alexander con Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation in Germany. The Humbolt Foundation’s award allows individuals to travel to Germany and work on a research project of their choice in collaboration with a host.

Study measures how well Asian carp prevention effort will work

Study measures how well Asian carp prevention effort will work

  Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, Resources for the Future and the U.S. Forest Service presented their findings of the effectiveness of different Asian carp prevention barriers in a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Students discuss summer math opportunities

Students discuss summer math opportunities

This semester’s Math for Everyone series launched last Thursday (Jan. 23), with a panel of students discussing the topic, “What to do mathematically over the summer.” Moderated by Jeff Diller, professor of mathematics and director for the Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematics Research (SUMR) program, the panel featured five students who...

Prashant Kamat reaches an h-index over 100

Prashant Kamat reaches an h-index over 100

Prashant Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C. Professor of Science has earned a Hersch-index (h-index) over 100, an achievement attained only by the best and most accomplished scientists.

New study changes conceptions about the determinants of skull development and form

New study changes conceptions about the determinants of skull development and form

A new study by a team of researchers led by Matthew Ravosa, professor of biological sciences and concurrent professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, offers surprising insights into dietary influences on the growing skull. Ravosa notes that the robust jaws and large,...

Triple C brings nature and fitness education to South Bend youth

Triple C brings nature and fitness education to South Bend youth

When she’s not hard at work in the laboratory, biological sciences graduate student Victoria Lam, loves to spend her time outdoors. This past year, she created a new program to share her passion for the outdoors with South Bend area school children called Triple C. Triple C, or Camping, Climbing,...

Rare brown dwarf discovery provides benchmark for future exoplanet research

Rare brown dwarf discovery provides benchmark for future exoplanet research

A team of researchers led by Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has directly imaged a very rare type of brown dwarf that can serve as a benchmark for studying objects with masses that lie between stars and planets. The team’s...

New study reveals links between alcoholic liver disease and the circadian clock

New study reveals links between alcoholic liver disease and the circadian clock

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine have revealed a putative role for the circadian clock in the liver in the development of alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver disease. Hepatic steatosis is the abnormal accumulation of fats in the cells of the...

Castellino earns Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Iowa

Castellino earns Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Iowa

Francis Castellino, Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry, has been selected to receive the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award for Achievement. He was selected for his career of service leadership and contributions to medicine and will be formally recognized by the university in June 2014.

Corcelli accepts appointment to ACS Graduate Education Advisory Board

Corcelli accepts appointment to ACS Graduate Education Advisory Board

Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has accepted an invitation to serve as Vice-Chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Corcelli has been a member of the GEAB since 2012.

NURF application deadline is Feb. 7

NURF application deadline is Feb. 7

The Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) is now accepting applications for the 2014 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF).  NURF provides funding for ten weeks of summer undergraduate research in the areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering. Last summer, 29 students from Notre Dame and other universities across the globe...

QuarkNet receives funding from Notre Dame International

QuarkNet receives funding from Notre Dame International

The QuarkNet Center at Notre Dame recently received an award of $8,000 from Notre Dame International for Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA). MICA, directed by Kenneth Cecire, national QuarkNet staff teacher, and Mitchell Wayne, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, will use the funding to...

Navari accepts World Health Organization assignment

Navari accepts World Health Organization assignment

Rudolph M. Navari, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, adjunct professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and associate dean and director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), has accepted a position with the World Health Organization (WHO) to serve as the director of the Cancer...

Notre Dame and Loyola join forces against cancer

Notre Dame and Loyola join forces against cancer

The University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago are joining forces in a multidisciplinary cancer research collaboration. The goal of the alliance is to provide direct support for revolutionary new cancer research, with the ultimate objective of making cancer a more manageable, and potentially curable, disease.

2013: The year in review

2013: The year in review

  The calendar year 2013 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Some of the significant events include the 50th anniversary of the Hesburgh Library, the reopening of the Morris Inn after extensive renovations, and the men’s soccer team winning...