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College of Science hosts 4th annual Diversity, Culture and Religion in Science course

College of Science hosts 4th annual Diversity, Culture and Religion in Science course

This past Saturday (September 20), the College of Science held its fourth annual Diversity, Culture, and Religion in Science course. This one-day, one-credit course encourages students to consider the role of these three important facets of personal identity in their future endeavors. The course attendees listened to variety of speakers,...

Abigail Weaver receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

Abigail Weaver receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

Fifth year chemistry graduate student Abigail Weaver recently received a 2014 Baxter Young Investigator Award for her research project, “New Analytical Tools for Qualitative Pharmaceutical Analysis in Field Settings.” Weaver earned a $2,000 cash prize and the opportunity to present her research on-site at Baxter International in Deerfield, Ill. earlier...

NDConnect 2014 finalists announced

NDConnect 2014 finalists announced

The Center for Nano Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame recently announced the finalists for the fourth annual NDConnect undergraduate nanotechnology research competition. The finalists were selected from applicants who submitted research proposals in the spring, then followed up with a report in August documenting their research findings....

Lightboard provides new, innovative technology for teaching in the College of Science

Lightboard provides new, innovative technology for teaching in the College of Science

The University of Notre Dame is dedicated to providing an unsurpassed education to its students. Integral to that mission is bringing new and innovative teaching methods to the classroom. Over the summer the Academic Technologies Group in the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) and the College of Science installed a...

TEDxUND now accepting applications for 2015 event

TEDxUND now accepting applications for 2015 event

TEDxUND2015 organizers at the University of Notre Dame announced Monday (Sept. 22) that they are accepting speaker applications now through Oct. 12 (Sunday) for the 2015 event. TEDxUND will take place on Feb. 27 (Friday) at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Peng named editor for Biophysical Journal

Peng named editor for Biophysical Journal

Jeffrey Peng, associate professor for chemistry and biochemistry and concurrent associate professor of physics was recently selected to serve a three-year term on the editorial board of Biophysical Journal beginning July 1, 2015.  

Notre Dame faculty receive pilot grants from Indiana CTSI

Notre Dame faculty receive pilot grants from Indiana CTSI

Three College of Science faculty are among the 23 recipients of Spring Core Pilot Grants from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). The Core Pilot Grant program provides small pilot grants to access labs and technology whose resources can help kick-start promising basic research projects with high potential...

Notre Dame study shows that in baboons, as well as humans, social  relationships matter

Notre Dame study shows that in baboons, as well as humans, social relationships matter

Both scientific research and our own personal experiences have revealed that the strength and quality of a person’s social relationships can affect their health and lifespan. Now a new collaborative study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame, Duke University and Princeton University has discovered that social interconnectedness also...

Notre Dame celebrates 150 years of science

Notre Dame celebrates 150 years of science

The University of Notre Dame’s College of Science will celebrate 150 years of science at Notre Dame beginning this month through September 2015. The college will host numerous events throughout the year in collaboration with the local community and national sponsors. The History Museum will offer a year-long exhibit, “From...

Notre Dame and major New York medical group to collaborate  on biomedical research

Notre Dame and major New York medical group to collaborate on biomedical research

The University of Notre Dame and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have announced a plan to collaborate on biomedical research projects, student training, joint conferences and other forms of academic exchange. The Feinstein Institute was founded in 1999 to host the research operations for the North Shore-LIJ Health System. As...

Haiti LF partners meet at Notre Dame

Haiti LF partners meet at Notre Dame

For a only the second time, the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program was honored to host its international partners for their bi-annual meeting on the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), more commonly known as elephantiasis.  The meeting, held on July 24 and 25 in the Jordan Hall of Science,...

Crepp joins NASA’s TESS science team

Crepp joins NASA’s TESS science team

NASA has named University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Justin Crepp as a member of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) science team. A space mission coordinated through MIT, Harvard, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, TESS will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky....

Notre Dame collaborations receive seed grants for high-impact projects

Notre Dame collaborations receive seed grants for high-impact projects

The Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce that it has awarded seed funding to five new research projects across three interdisciplinary themes: precision medicine, environmental health, and mobile diagnostics. In each case, the funds will be used to gather preliminary data...

Notre Dame physicist receives $4.3 million NSF award for work at CERN

Notre Dame physicist receives $4.3 million NSF award for work at CERN

University of Notre Dame Professor of Physics Mitchell Wayne of the High Energy Physics group has received a $4.3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support work on the Phase I upgrade of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the Large Hadron Collider, located at the...

Science dean Crawford appointed associate provost and VP

Science dean Crawford appointed associate provost and VP

Gregory P. Crawford, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science and professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed associate provost and vice president of the University, effective July 1, 2015. Crawford will begin laying the groundwork for his new position but continue...