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Notre Dame researcher working to understand and combat Ebola virus

Notre Dame researcher working to understand and combat Ebola virus

The largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history currently occurring in West Africa has raised fears that the disease may soon spread to the United States. However, a University of Notre Dame researcher who studies the virus believes that, while there are grounds for concern, there is no need...

REU students compete in the Physics Olympics

REU students compete in the Physics Olympics

On July 24, the Department of Physics and Notre Dame’s Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program hosted the annual Physics Olympics in the Jordan Hall of Science. REU students from Michigan State, Purdue, and Notre Dame participated in the challenges. The Physics Olympics allows the REU students from these three universities universities to participate in...

NDConnect 2014 deadline extended to Aug. 15

NDConnect 2014 deadline extended to Aug. 15

The NDConnect 2014 has been extended to August 15, 2014. Any undergraduate summer researchers in a nano-related field at any university (including Notre Dame students) are still eligible if they submit all the requested application materials by the new deadline:

Grant propels largest growth of Notre Dame Haiti Program’s salt operations

Grant propels largest growth of Notre Dame Haiti Program’s salt operations

The Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University of Notre Dame has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt, intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder. The $375,000 grant will be matched by other donations...

ND-GAIN seeking applications for Corporate Adaptation Prize

ND-GAIN seeking applications for Corporate Adaptation Prize

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize, which recognizes organizations that have made measurable contributions in creating resilience or adaptation to climate change.

Sensing Our World teaches students about energy conservation and transformation

Sensing Our World teaches students about energy conservation and transformation

Sensing Our World, a summer program for middle school students led by Gordon Berry, emeritus professor of physics, was held in the Jordan Hall of Science last week. The program encourages experimentation in science, mathematics, and technology through hands-on activities. This year the program focused on the conservation and transformation...

Alumna publishes study on effects of advertising on demand for cancer treatments

Alumna publishes study on effects of advertising on demand for cancer treatments

Cancer patients may have had the quality of their treatment altered before it begins, influenced by cancer center advertisements that emphasize fear and hope on television and in popular magazines. That conclusion is demonstrated in a recent study published in “Annals of Internal Medicine” by 2010 College of Science alumna...

Biologist David Lodge named Jefferson Science Fellow

Biologist David Lodge named Jefferson Science Fellow

David Lodge, The Ludmilla F. and Stephen J. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a world-renowned expert on invasive species, has been named a 2014-15 Jefferson Science Fellow. The Jefferson Science Fellowship Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology and engineering...

Center for Mathematics hosts annual summer thematic program

Center for Mathematics hosts annual summer thematic program

The Center for Mathematics recently hosted its annual three-week summer thematic program at the University of Notre Dame.  This year’s program focused on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) in geometry and physics. The program is split into three week-long sessions: undergraduate summer school, graduate and postdoc summer school, and an...

Potential biomarker proves promising for pancreatic cancer diagnostics

Potential biomarker proves promising for pancreatic cancer diagnostics

When it comes to a cancer diagnosis, timing can be everything. An early diagnosis can make a big difference when it comes to treatment possibilities. Pancreatic Ductile Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has a 5 year survival rate of 6% according to Dr. Reginald Hill, Archibald Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at the...