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Kelsey Kremers earns NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship

Kelsey Kremers earns NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship

Kelsey Kremers, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, has earned a NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship for her proposal, “Is arctic greening consistent with the temperature sensitivity of coupled carbon and nitrogen cycles?" The fellowship is very selective—only 64 fellowships were funded out of 391 applications...

Alumnus opens Hesburgh Hospital in Ecuador

Alumnus opens Hesburgh Hospital in Ecuador

This summer, business major-turned physician, Dr. David Gaus, helped to open Hesburgh Hospital on behalf of Andean Health & Development, a nonprofit aimed at providing quality and sustainable healthcare for rural poor in the Ecuador. Through the inspiration of Fr. Hesburgh, Dr. Gaus attended medical school and determined to use his degree...

Graduate School honors Steven Corcelli

Graduate School honors Steven Corcelli

During Commencement season 2015, the Graduate School bestowed four prestigious awards: the Distinguished Alumnus Award; the James A. Burns, CSC Award; the Director of Graduate Studies Award; and the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award.

Graduate School announces 2015 Shaheen Award winners

Graduate School announces 2015 Shaheen Award winners

The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards. This year, two students from the lab of Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, were honored with Shaheen Awards.

Undergraduates attend Center for Math summer program

Undergraduates attend Center for Math summer program

The Undergraduate Summer School hosted by the Center for Mathematics at Notre Dame attracted more than 30 students from around the world to hear talks from leading mathematicians and network with faculty and fellow students. The event, May 19-22, is the first of three related gatherings in a thematic program...

Notre Dame team develops sleep-enhancing app and tools

Notre Dame team develops sleep-enhancing app and tools

A team of Notre Dame entrepreneurs has developed a sleep-enhancing kit and app designed to boost college students’ healthy rest, memory, learning, and mental health. The approach is based on the research of Jessica Payne, the Nancy O'Neill Associate Professor of Psychology and director of the Sleep Stress and Memory...

Aquaponics across the spectrum

Aquaponics across the spectrum

Through a multidisciplinary approach, the sustainability minor at Notre Dame prepares students to serve as leaders in their communities by making constructive and substantive contributions to the development of more sustainable practices for the benefit of their own personal and professional lives, the lives of others, and the lives of...

College of Science seniors honored at annual luncheon

College of Science seniors honored at annual luncheon

The top graduating seniors in the College of Science were honored at the annual Dean’s Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 15 in the Jordan Hall of Science. Gregory Crawford, William K. Warren Dean of the College of Science, presented the Dean’s Award and Dean’s Research Award and the chairs of...

Anthony Hyder receives Shilts/Leonard Award

Anthony Hyder receives Shilts/Leonard Award

Anthony Hyder, professor of physics, received the Rev. James Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Eugene Leonard Teaching Award at the annual College of Science Dean’s Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 15. As the college’s highest teaching honor, the award was named in honor of Rev. James Shilts, C.S.C., who taught in the...

Anna Kottkamp: 2015 Valedictory Address

Anna Kottkamp: 2015 Valedictory Address

Lord Patton, Father Jenkins, distinguished faculty and guests, dearly loved family and friends, and fellow graduates: It is an honor to stand before you. Today we, the Class of 2015, receive our diplomas, the official certification that we know everything an undergraduate could possibly hope to know. After all the...

NDnano awards summer undergraduate fellowships

NDnano awards summer undergraduate fellowships

NDnano is pleased to announce that the center has awarded NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF) to several students for the summer of 2015. The students will work with the research team of an NDnano faculty member on a 10-week project in nanoscience or nanoengineering. "The NURF program is a highly competitive international program...

Thirty percent of corporations say climate change has impacted business materially

Thirty percent of corporations say climate change has impacted business materially

An inaugural survey examining how corporations are addressing the need to adapt their business operations to changing climate conditions reveals that 30 percent already have experienced a material impact to their business operations from climate events. It also found that 30 percent of respondents across a wide range of sectors...

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 projects that have made measurable contributions in creating resilience or adaptation to climate change.

2015 Naughton Fellowship awardees announced

2015 Naughton Fellowship awardees announced

Twenty-one winners of the Naughton Fellowships were announced today by the Graduate School. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. students from Notre Dame and from Ireland. This year’s winners from Notre Dame represent three Notre Dame colleges and schools, including arts and letters, engineering, and science....

Hubble finds massive halo around the Andromeda Galaxy

Hubble finds massive halo around the Andromeda Galaxy

University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Nicolas Lehner has led a team of scientists who have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to identify an immense halo of gas surrounding the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest major galaxy to Earth. The halo stretches about a million light-years from Andromeda, halfway to the Milky...

Faculty awards honor exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

Faculty awards honor exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. Six award winners are from the College of Science. The awards are presented by the Office of...

DNA Learning Center to host summer science camps

DNA Learning Center to host summer science camps

High school and grade school students from around the country will be able to experience the life of a Notre Dame science student for a week this summer. The Notre Dame DNA Learning Center will hold week-long residential camps this summer for students who are entering grades 8 through 11,...

Anna Kottkamp named 2015 valedictorian

Anna Kottkamp named 2015 valedictorian

Anna Kottkamp, an environmental science major from Wenatchee, Washington, has been named valedictorian of the 2015 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the University Commencement Ceremony on May 17 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.

Patel receives Springer Thesis Award in Physics

Patel receives Springer Thesis Award in Physics

“A Study of the Isoscalar Giant Monopole Resonance,” the thesis by Darshana Patel, Ph.D., a January 2015 graduate from the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been accepted into Springer Theses. Springer Theses tabs itself as the “best of the best.”