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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26)...

Investigating aggressive, lethal breast tumors of Kenyan cancer patients

Investigating aggressive, lethal breast tumors of Kenyan cancer patients

Maggie Kerper came to college interested in science, but really developed a passion for the field after taking her first college-level science classes. After transferring to Notre Dame as a sophomore, she decided to find ways to explore science outside of the classroom.    Kerper began working with Laurie Littlepage,...

Chemistry in motion

Chemistry in motion

To say that Amanda Hummon is busy these days—even by Notre Dame standards of busy—would be an understatement. She insists otherwise, of course. But consider this: In addition to teaching classes to Notre Dame undergraduates, Hummon is guiding no less than four major research projects this academic year on varying aspects...

Math for Everyone explores Newton's method

Math for Everyone explores Newton's method

This past Thursday (Feb. 19) at the Math for Everyone lecture series, Jeffrey Diller, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, gave a presentation about imaginary numbers, unsolvable equations, and Newton’s method. Diller opened his presentation by posing the question of what mathematicians do, one of which is...

Scientia hosts first Talk Science: Innovation Series of the semester

Scientia hosts first Talk Science: Innovation Series of the semester

The students from Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, host a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers at the University. This semester, Talk Science will focus on research that can be applied in innovative ways. This month’s presenters were junior biological...

Notre Dame faculty reflect on impact of CTSI Awards; New grant opportunities available

Notre Dame faculty reflect on impact of CTSI Awards; New grant opportunities available

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is currently seeking applications for the Collaboration in Translational Research (CTR) Pilot Grant Program. The objective of the CTR pilot grant program is to foster and encourage collaboration across the Indiana CTSI partner institutions and to initiate or continue translational research projects...

Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, professor of biological sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is working with an international team of researchers to project how climate change will affect mosquitoes, flies and ticks, that carry diseases afflicting humans. Published in a special issue of...

Targeting ovarian cancer stem cells

Targeting ovarian cancer stem cells

At the age of 15, Karen Cowden Dahl began to seriously consider what she wanted to do with her life. Her decision would be an easy one. You might say, her career choice was a product of her environment, similar to the disease she researches and fights at the Mike...

ND-LEEF raises the roof on new education and outreach pavilion

ND-LEEF raises the roof on new education and outreach pavilion

Although currently under a layer of snow, come spring the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will open a brand new outdoor classroom and research destination, the Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion.

New Indiana CTSI at Notre Dame Website Launches

New Indiana CTSI at Notre Dame Website Launches

Notre Dame Research has launched a new website dedicated to providing information on the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) at the University. The website, ctsi.nd.edu, is a hub of information for the CTSI at Notre Dame, including funding opportunities.

New antibiotic holds promise against antibiotic-resistant infections

New antibiotic holds promise against antibiotic-resistant infections

Estimates of deaths from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States range upwards of 19,000 annually. Around 1960, when Staphylococcus aureus developed resistance to first-generation penicillin, methicillin and other second-generation beta-lactam antibiotics were adopted to fight the illness. The modern variants of the bacterium have developed resistance to the...

Notre Dame receives USAID grant to undertake global development research on 3 continents

Notre Dame receives USAID grant to undertake global development research on 3 continents

Twelve University of Notre Dame researchers, students from the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Letters, have been selected by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) brand-new Research and Innovation Fellowship Program. They will travel to Brazil, Colombia, India and South Africa to research global development...

Big Picture Science celebrates 150 years of science at Notre Dame

Big Picture Science celebrates 150 years of science at Notre Dame

The College of Science recently welcomed Big Picture Science to campus for a recording of its show in front of a live audience. Big Picture Science is a national radio show and podcast that engages the public with modern science research. This event was part of a larger celebration of...

Notre Dame among top producers of Fulbright students

Notre Dame among top producers of Fulbright students

Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing universities in the nation. The U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright...

Crunching the numbers: Beating cancer with math

Crunching the numbers: Beating cancer with math

It is hard for cancer research to advance without using quantitative methods to learn more about certain diseases.  Statistics are especially important not only in better understanding cancer but the treatments that are often offered. This is an area in which Stephanie Wachs, a current senior at Notre Dame, has...

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries launch CurateND

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries launch CurateND

The University of Notre Dame and the Hesburgh Libraries announce the launch of CurateND, a multifaceted research repository and portal designed to manage and preserve Notre Dame research and associated data so that it can be globally discovered, accessed and shared. CurateND will help to illuminate the University’s research mission,...

Men's rowing team fights pancreatic cancer

Men's rowing team fights pancreatic cancer

After standing by his side throughout his father’s battle with pancreatic cancer, Joe Boyle continues to fight back for him. When his father passed in October of 2014,  Boyle knew he wanted to take a stand against the cancer that had taken a loved one from him.

Notre Dame hosts 8th annual STEM education and research forum

Notre Dame hosts 8th annual STEM education and research forum

This past Saturday (Jan. 31), the 8th annual Collaboration for Education Research Forum was held in the Jordan Hall of Science. This year’s forum focused on understanding, planning, and implementing best practices in STEM teaching and learning. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and research professionals came together with...

Big Picture Science to host three events at Notre Dame

Big Picture Science to host three events at Notre Dame

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame welcomes Big Picture Science to campus this for three public events as part of the college’s celebration of 150 years of science at Notre Dame.