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Steven Corcelli named chair of the GEAB

Steven Corcelli named chair of the GEAB

Steven Corcelli, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of graduate studies, has been appointed as chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB) in 2015. 

Lynn Flanagan to be the featured speaker at annual Pink Zone Brunch

Lynn Flanagan to be the featured speaker at annual Pink Zone Brunch

University of Notre Dame alumna Lynn Larkin Flanagan will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pink Zone Brunch on Sunday (Feb. 1) at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion. Organized by the College of Science and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, the brunch will bring together local oncologists, researchers, survivors,...

Notre Dame QuarkNet Center expands masterclasses in Chile

Notre Dame QuarkNet Center expands masterclasses in Chile

A year ago, Notre Dame International awarded the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center an Andrónico Luksic grant to create the Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA).  Program directors Mitchell Wayne, professor of physics, and Kenneth Cecire, QuarkNet national staff teacher, used the funds to create a collaboration between Pontifica Universidad...

Kelsey Weigel invited to speak at the 2015 St. Jude graduate student symposium

Kelsey Weigel invited to speak at the 2015 St. Jude graduate student symposium

Biological sciences graduate student Kelsey Weigel has been invited to present her research at the 2015 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium in Memphis, Tenn. from April 7-11. The application process to speak at the symposium is highly selective; the event is not advertised and students can...

Eighth annual forum engages K-12 education, research and commerce

Eighth annual forum engages K-12 education, research and commerce

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and research professionals will come together with representatives from commerce for the eighth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 31) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame to host TEDxUND on Feb. 27

Notre Dame to host TEDxUND on Feb. 27

The University of Notre Dame will present TEDxUND 2015, featuring a diverse lineup of speakers that includes a modern-day artisan, a youth poet, the mayor of South Bend and many others, exploring the topic “What if …,” on Feb. 27 (Friday) in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo...

Call for abstracts: College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM)

Call for abstracts: College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM)

The 9th annual College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) will take place in Jordan Hall of Science on Friday, May 1, 2015, as part of the 8th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference.  The intent of COS-JAM is to highlight the achievements of undergraduate students conducting scientific research.

First sustainability research expo at ND

First sustainability research expo at ND

On January 26, the University of Notre Dame hosted its inaugural Sustainability Research Expo. This event showcased opportunities from across the campus and around the community for students to get involved in sustainability research, educational programs, and internships. The expo took place in the Hesburgh Library concourse and over 100...

Call for proposals: Do you have an idea for innovative cancer research?

Call for proposals: Do you have an idea for innovative cancer research?

Undergraduate and graduate students in all colleges across the University are invite to submit a proposal for the 2015 Research Like a Champion Cancer Research Competition. The three best proposals will receive a $12,500 research award that will provide support throughout the academic year and summer. Funding can be used to support summer...

Aprahamian elected to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Aprahamian elected to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been elected to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Nuclear Physics. IUPAP established the commission in 1960 to promote the exchange of information and views among the members of the international scientific community in nuclear...

Applications for NDnano summer undergraduate research fellowships now open

Applications for NDnano summer undergraduate research fellowships now open

The Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has several undergraduate research fellowships available for summer 2015. The NURF program offers motivated undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about a specific area of research in nanoscience or nanoengineering, gain valuable skills inside and outside the lab as part of...

Reilly Center to train STEM Ph.D. students in social responsibilities

Reilly Center to train STEM Ph.D. students in social responsibilities

A new NSF-funded program in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values is encouraging STEM Ph.D. students to go beyond standard research ethics training and look at their research in terms of its social relevance.  The people behind the project are Don Howard, Reilly Fellow and former Director of the center, Melinda Gormley, Assistant...

Fr. Streit reflects on the five-year anniversary of earthquake in Haiti

Fr. Streit reflects on the five-year anniversary of earthquake in Haiti

Rev. Thomas Streit, C.S.C., founder and principal investigator for the Notre Dame Haiti Program, recently published his reflections on the five-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that occurred on Jan. 12, 2010. The reflection piece, “5 years on, hope for Haiti” was published on CNN.com on Monday, Jan....

Renee Bouley earns Kirschstein National Research Service Award from NIH

Renee Bouley earns Kirschstein National Research Service Award from NIH

Renee Bouley, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fellowship will provide two years of funding for Bouley’s project, “Discovery of a new class of...

Mayland Chang receives $1.6M American Diabetes Association research award

Mayland Chang receives $1.6M American Diabetes Association research award

  Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population. One of the many complications of the disease is the inability of wounds to heal properly because diabetic patients often have nerve damage, weakened immune systems or narrow arteries. In 2010, 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were...

Aprahamian re-appointed to FRIB Science Advisory Committee

Aprahamian re-appointed to FRIB Science Advisory Committee

Ani Aprahamian, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been re-appointed to the Science Advisory Committee for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University. The committee provides recommendations to the FRIB director on the most interesting science that should be done at the facility and the...

Notre Dame, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center join together to fight sepsis

Notre Dame, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center join together to fight sepsis

The University of Notre Dame and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), a member of the Trinity Health system, announced that they are collaborating on research aimed at earlier detection of sepsis in patients. Sepsis, a potentially fatal illness in which the body has a severe inflammatory response to bacteria...

Notre Dame launches inaugural open online courses on edX

Notre Dame launches inaugural open online courses on edX

The University of Notre Dame’s first MOOCs (massive open online courses) are now open for registration. Created by Notre Dame faculty working with the Office of Digital Learning, these inaugural four MOOCs, offered through the University’s partnership with edX, draw on expertise from across the University. The courses are available...

Garg selected as a Fulbright Specialist in Physics Education

Garg selected as a Fulbright Specialist in Physics Education

Umesh Garg, professor of physics, has been selected a Fulbright Specialist in Physics Education for a five-year term. The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage...

Cowden-Dahl Receives DOD Grant

Cowden-Dahl Receives DOD Grant

Karen Cowden-Dahl, adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry and member of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, recently received a grant from the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program for her project entitled, “ARID3B Induces CD133-Mediated Homing to the Ovarian Cancer Metastatic Niche.”    

Salt processing plant dedicated in Haiti

Salt processing plant dedicated in Haiti

The University of Notre Dame Haiti Program (NDHP), in partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and the Population (MSPP) and the Congregation of Holy Cross, dedicated a new salt processing plant in Delmas, Haiti on Dec. 8.  The Delmas facility is located in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. The...

Nora Besansky-led studies featured on the cover of Science

Nora Besansky-led studies featured on the cover of Science

Two studies led by Nora Besansky, O’Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health, which resulted in the sequencing the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world, are featured on the cover of...