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NDIIF announces awards for best imaging publications

NDIIF announces awards for best imaging publications

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) is pleased to announce two awards for best imaging publications for calendar year 2013. The 2013 Best Biological Imaging Publication was awarded to Giles E. Duffield, associate professor of biological sciences. Duffield and his coworkers have pioneered the use of Positron Emission Tomography...

Delahanty Family Lecture teaches students about the actuarial profession

Delahanty Family Lecture teaches students about the actuarial profession

This past Wednesday (Mar. 26), the Delahanty Family Endowment for Mathematics Excellence Lecture Series welcomed Jeremy Pecora, FCAS, MAAA, a senior actuarial consultant with the risk consulting and software business of Towers Watson. His presentation, “Rising Through the Actuarial Profession,” provided students with an overview of the actuarial profession.

Notre Dame hosts annual science and engineering fair

Notre Dame hosts annual science and engineering fair

On Saturday, March 21, the University of Notre Dame hosted the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) at Stepan Center.  The fair featured 275 participants comprised of 255 projects from science, social science, engineering and mathematics projects from students in grades 3-12.

Notre Dame scientists develop largest developmental proteomic data set for any animal

Notre Dame scientists develop largest developmental proteomic data set for any animal

Now that the human genome is sequenced, University of Notre Dame researchers are focusing on the study of the proteome, which is the protein content of an organism, tissue or cell. Bioanalytical chemist Norman Dovichi and molecular biologist Paul Huber have successfully tracked the changing patterns of protein expression during...

Notre Dame physicists investigate plasma tool for destroying cancer cells

Notre Dame physicists investigate plasma tool for destroying cancer cells

Notre Dame researchers led by Sylwia Ptasinska, assistant professor of physics, have observed significant DNA damage in cancer cells irradiated by atmospheric pressure plasma, a new radiation source. They have recently published their research in the European Physical Journal D in an article titled, “Plasmid DNA damage induced by Helium...

Science Policy Ethics seminar takes students to Washington, D.C.

Science Policy Ethics seminar takes students to Washington, D.C.

Last week during spring break, students in the College of Science and Center for Social Concerns seminar, Science Policy Ethics: Guiding Science Through the Regulation of Research and Funding, traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with individuals and agencies at the intersection of science and government. Now in its second...

NDnano names David Balkin as managing director

NDnano names David Balkin as managing director

David Balkin, Ph.D. has joined Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) as the managing director, effective March 1. As a member of the NDnano executive committee, David will oversee the financial, strategic planning, public relations, and day-to-day activities of the Center.

Are you looking for a summer internship?

Are you looking for a summer internship?

Many of the businesses at Innovation Park are hiring Notre Dame students for the summer.  Any students looking for an internship are encouraged to learn more about the businesses on the Innovation Park website and directly contact the CEO of companies they find interesting.

University Accreditation Site Visit

University Accreditation Site Visit

A team from the Higher Learning Commission will be on campus March 31 through April 2 as part of the University accreditation process that takes places every 10 years.

Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for March 22

Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for March 22

The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair will take place March 22 (Saturday) at the Stepan Center at the University of Notre Dame. The event is open to the public at 1:30 p.m. and parking is available in the D lot next to the Stepan Center.

Second largest research award at Notre Dame fights malaria and dengue fever

Second largest research award at Notre Dame fights malaria and dengue fever

University of Notre Dame biologists Nicole Achee and Neil Lobo are leaders of an international $23 million research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their five-year project will generate the data required to show the effectiveness of a new paradigm in mosquito control — spatial repellency — for...

Climbing program making a difference in lives of young people

Climbing program making a difference in lives of young people

A novel University of Notre Dame program is using rock climbing as means of connecting South Bend area young people to the outdoors while teaching them important life lessons. Founded by Victoria Lam, a Notre Dame doctoral student in biology, the program is titled “Triple C.” The “C’s” stand for...

Chemistry major uses scientific knowledge to help others

Chemistry major uses scientific knowledge to help others

Junior chemistry major, Mary Wickert, aspires to use her scientific knowledge to help others – both in and out of the laboratory. She is currently considering applying to the Alliance for Catholic Education program next year to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education and teach high school chemistry. This semester,...

Notre Dame undergraduate finds inspiration in the laboratory

Notre Dame undergraduate finds inspiration in the laboratory

In the United States, about one out of eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Undergraduates working with Jenifer Prosperi, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, seek to increase our understanding of underlying mechanisms of the...

Collaboration forum plants seeds for STEM growth

Collaboration forum plants seeds for STEM growth

When the College of Science hosted the seventh annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum at Jordan Hall of Science recently, growing connections converged between local educators, business and community leaders, academia, and K-12 classrooms for a potentially huge payout.

Notre Dame chemists discover new class of antibiotics

Notre Dame chemists discover new class of antibiotics

A team of University of Notre Dame researchers led by Mayland Chang and Shahriar Mobashery have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.

Department of Biological Sciences graduate program earns additional top ratings

Department of Biological Sciences graduate program earns additional top ratings

As a follow-up to its “Top Biology Grad Programs” list published last fall, Graduateprograms.com recently released its “Dean’s List” of top biology graduate programs in the areas of career support, school use of technology, financial aid, and education quality. The graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences at University...