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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,...

Notre Dame network physicists create model to predict traffic patterns

Notre Dame network physicists create model to predict traffic patterns

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have designed a simple, yet highly accurate traffic prediction model for roadway transportation networks. They have recently published their work in the journal Nature Communications. “Transportation networks and in particular the highway transportation network are like the body’s circulatory system for the nation,”...

Army veteran Luis Morales honored by NSF in Washington, D.C.

Army veteran Luis Morales honored by NSF in Washington, D.C.

Physics graduate student and U.S. Army veteran Luis Morales is one of 11 military veterans who was honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with Graduate Research Fellowships on November 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. During the official visit to the NSF headquarters, the group was recognized with a formal...

2014 ND-GAIN results show that Norway is most prepared for climate change

2014 ND-GAIN results show that Norway is most prepared for climate change

Norway is the best prepared country for climate change, and has been so for almost 20 years, according to data released Wednesday (Nov. 5) by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN). ND-GAIN is the world’s leading annual index that ranks more than 175 countries based on their...

Elisabeth Köll, Harvard Business Historian, to present lecture on the state, market, and private enterprise in China

Elisabeth Köll, Harvard Business Historian, to present lecture on the state, market, and private enterprise in China

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the University of Notre Dame Department of History are pleased to announce a jointly-sponsored public lecture by Elisabeth Köll, Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management unit at the Harvard Business School, titled “Visible and Invisible Hands in China: State, Market,...

Prashant Kamat named a Pravasi Fellow

Prashant Kamat named a Pravasi Fellow

Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C. Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and concurrent professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been elected as a Prevasi Fellow by the Indian National Science Academy. Kamat was selected for his “most pioneering contributions to the world...