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NDConnect announces winners

NDConnect announces winners

Peter Santos, a senior at Northwestern University, won first place and $3,000 in the fourth annual NDConnect undergraduate research competition held at the University of Notre Dame on October 17. NDConnect is a national competition to recognize outstanding undergraduates in nanoscience and nanoengineering. The 16 finalists (below), representing universities throughout...

Understanding the galactic context of mankind

Understanding the galactic context of mankind

Justin Crepp, the Frank M. Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics, has published an article, “Understanding the galactic context of mankind” 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...

Naughton gift fuels research on both sides of the Atlantic

Naughton gift fuels research on both sides of the Atlantic

The Naughton Fellowship program allows students with a background in, or aptitude for, STEM fields to experience international research and educational opportunities through a funded exchange program involving the University of Notre Dame and four of Ireland’s leading research universities.

New study identifies potential targets for personalized cancer vaccines

New study identifies potential targets for personalized cancer vaccines

A team of University of Notre Dame scientists, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Connecticut, have announced the results of a new study on identifying potential targets for personalized cancer vaccines. The paper, “Genomic and bioinformatic profiling of mutational neoepitopes reveals new rules to predict anticancer immunogenicity,” was...

Gary Lamberti named to Science Advisory Panel for Missouri River Restoration

Gary Lamberti named to Science Advisory Panel for Missouri River Restoration

Gary Lamberti, professor of biological sciences, was recently appointed as a member of the Independent Science Advisory Panel for the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC).  The panel is responsible for advising the watershed management plan and aquatic recovery efforts for the Missouri River, the longest river in North America...

Rational Mechanics: The Classic Notre Dame Course

Rational Mechanics: The Classic Notre Dame Course

The late R. Catesby Taliaferro, professor of mathematics, was an integral part of the Notre Dame community for many decades. He came to Notre Dame in 1952 to work in the Great Books Program, which is now the Program of Liberal Studies (PLS). He relocated to the mathematics department in...

Chem Demo Team celebrates National Chemistry Week

Chem Demo Team celebrates National Chemistry Week

In celebration of this year’s National Chemistry Week, Jordan Hall of Science turned into a veritable sweet shop of marshmallows, ice cream and M&Ms, all in the name of science. Chemistry has never sounded so sweet.

October’s Talk Science highlights diabetes and cancer immunotherapy research

October’s Talk Science highlights diabetes and cancer immunotherapy research

Every month, Notre Dame students gather in the Jordan Hall of Science to learn about ongoing scientific research at the University. Called Talk Science, this monthly event is organized by Scientia, Notre Dame’s Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research. Students enjoy pizza and beverages while listening to presentations by undergraduate and...

Computer Proofs: Are they Rigorous?

Computer Proofs: Are they Rigorous?

Just how reliable are computers, anyway? Can they be trusted to carry out long, complex mathematical computations without erring? How concerning is the risk of a tiny glitch in the scope of a massive solution? Joshua Cooper, professor of mathematics at the University of South Carolina, encouraged students to ask...

Announcing the Reilly Center’s training programs for graduate students

Announcing the Reilly Center’s training programs for graduate students

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has expanded its menu of training options for University of Notre Dame graduate students. Since August of 2013, three supplementary training and degree programs have been added and are open for graduate student enrollment. The new offerings advance understanding of...

Hildreth appointed to National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on Cyber-Infrastructure

Hildreth appointed to National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on Cyber-Infrastructure

Michael Hildreth, professor of physics, recently accepted a three-year term to serve on the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on Cyber-Infrastructure. The committee advises the National Science Foundation on matters related to vision and strategy regarding solutions to problems of efficiently connecting laboratories, data, computers, and people, with the goal...

Taylor named vice-chair and chair for Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products

Taylor named vice-chair and chair for Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products

Rich Taylor, associate vice president for research and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented a paper on his research, "Chemical and Biological Synthesis of Polyketide Natural Products", at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Natural Products at its annual July meeting. During this year’s conference, Taylor was elected Vice-Chair of the...

Boler, Parseghian families endow Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases at Notre Dame

Boler, Parseghian families endow Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases at Notre Dame

The Boler and Parseghian families, both with longtime ties to the University of Notre Dame, have made gifts totaling $10 million to endow the University’s Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases. Established in 2009, the newly named Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases embraces a wide array of researchers...

Serianni appointed to U.S. Advisory Committee for International Carbohydrate Symposia

Serianni appointed to U.S. Advisory Committee for International Carbohydrate Symposia

Anthony Serianni, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was recently appointed to a five-year term on the U.S. Advisory Committee for International Carbohydrate Symposia by the CARB Division Executive Committee, a subgroup within the American Chemical Society. Serianni, an elected fellow of the American Chemical Society, will begin his term in...

 Notre Dame faculty share research discoveries on NPR's 'Science Friday'

Notre Dame faculty share research discoveries on NPR's 'Science Friday'

Three University of Notre Dame faculty in the College of Science will speak about their research at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 15) in the Leighton Concert Hall at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. They will appear on the national radio show “Science Friday” to be broadcast on National Public Radio...

ND Unite to fight Ebola

ND Unite to fight Ebola

ND Unite to Fight Ebola, a campus group aimed at providing relief to West African communities devastated by the disease, has partnered with Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach of Springfield, Ill., to deliver supplies to the region. The group aims to raise money by Oct. 17 for a first shipment of...

Center for STEM Education launches Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows Program

Center for STEM Education launches Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows Program

Excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is critical for the nation’s continued social and economic well-being and security. In order to foster growth in these disciplines, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education is launching the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows Program.