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Perovskite solar cell research featured on the cover of C&E News

Perovskite solar cell research featured on the cover of C&E News

Converting solar power into usable energy is not a new form technology, but researchers are constantly finding ways to improve it.  In the last year and a half, researchers around the world, including Prashant Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,...

Do you have a great idea for cancer research?

Do you have a great idea for cancer research?

Do you want to help Notre Dame prevent cancer? You can help Notre Dame find the missing pieces to the puzzle. The College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute are sponsoring a new program for students to drive innovation in cancer research. Individual Notre Dame students or groups of...

New ND-GAIN partnership addresses climate risk in supply chains

New ND-GAIN partnership addresses climate risk in supply chains

Climate indicators and country risk ratings developed by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), the world’s leading research index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with climate disruption and other global shifts, will be instrumental in a new partnership announced Tuesday (Feb. 25) whose goal...

Forum to explore STEM commercialization-education connections

Forum to explore STEM commercialization-education connections

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and research professionals will gather for the seventh annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (March 1) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame celebrates World Rare Disease Day

Notre Dame celebrates World Rare Disease Day

The Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases (CRND) and the Rare Health Exchange (RHE) celebrated World Rare Disease Day on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Notre Dame Conference Center.   World Rare Disease Day is a global event that was first launched in 2008 to raise awareness among the general public...

Notre Dame Haiti Program expands distribution of disease-preventing salt nationwide

Notre Dame Haiti Program expands distribution of disease-preventing salt nationwide

The University of Notre Dame Haiti Program has established a partnership with Carribex S.A., one of the largest food corporations in Haiti, to distribute the program’s Bon Sel Dayiti, co-fortified salt that will reduce preventable disease in Haiti. With Carribex’s nationwide distribution network, the salt is now available to most...

Scientists discuss National Ignition Facility at annual AAAS meeting

Scientists discuss National Ignition Facility at annual AAAS meeting

Last week Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor of Physics, organized a symposium at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual meeting in downtown Chicago. At the symposium, four physicists primarily discussed the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built. The...

Notre Dame team takes top prize in 2014 Cardinal Challenge

Notre Dame team takes top prize in 2014 Cardinal Challenge

NanDio, a team of students from the College of Science, College of Engineering and Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame, took first place in the 2014 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge held Feb. 14-15 by the University of Louisville College of Business. The team was honored for its business plan to commercialize an oral cancer detection...

Center for Digital Scholarship to host open house on Feb. 18 & 19

Center for Digital Scholarship to host open house on Feb. 18 & 19

All College of Science faculty, postdocs and graduate students are invited to attend the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) open house to learn how the center’s state-of-the-art technologies can transform the ways teaching, research, and scholarship are performed and preserve.  There will be two open house sessions tailored to the...

Graduate student Claire Chow selected as Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholar

Graduate student Claire Chow selected as Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholar

First year applied and computational mathematics and statistics graduate student Claire Chow was recently selected as a Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholar.   The program is a one-year scholarship program intended to increase the number of women pursuing Ph.D degrees.  Chow will receive a scholarship to use towards her second year...

Talk Science highlights potential leads in NPC treatments and glimpses of the mammalian musculoskeletal system

Talk Science highlights potential leads in NPC treatments and glimpses of the mammalian musculoskeletal system

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 junior chemistry major Michael Ahlers and Matthew J. Ravosa, professor biological sciences,  concurrent professor aerospace and mechanical...

Need help with a math class? Free tutoring is available.

Need help with a math class? Free tutoring is available.

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

Notre Dame leaders build academic relationships in South Asia

Notre Dame leaders build academic relationships in South Asia

MUMBAI — University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Thursday (Feb. 6) signed an agreement to formalize a relationship with St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, that includes study abroad and summer research programs, faculty exchange and research collaboration.

Alumna Kelley Tuthill to deliver keynote address at Pink Zone Luncheon

Alumna Kelley Tuthill to deliver keynote address at Pink Zone Luncheon

University of Notre Dame alumna Kelley Tuthill will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pink Zone Luncheon on Feb. 9 (Sunday) at the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. The luncheon, organized by the College of Science and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, will bring together local oncologists, researchers,...

A new way to counter ovarian cancer’s drug resistance

A new way to counter ovarian cancer’s drug resistance

  Standing at a microscope in her Harper Hall laboratory, Karen Cowden Dahl, adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, is scanning through a petri dish filled with...

Breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research discussed at recent symposium

Breakthroughs in pancreatic cancer research discussed at recent symposium

Sharing research across multiple scientific platforms is the foundation on which the Harper Cancer Research Institute was built. This collaborative approach to discovering new treatments to difficult cancers was clearly evident at the recent Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Symposium.