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Three questions with Rich Taylor: Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Three questions with Rich Taylor: Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which seemed a particularly apt time to talk with Rich Taylor, a University of Notre Dame researcher whose research focuses on the discovery and development of new therapeutic leads for the treatment of unmet clinical needs in a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s....

Notre Dame joins in call to action for American 'Innovation Imperative'

Notre Dame joins in call to action for American 'Innovation Imperative'

The University of Notre Dame has joined scores of other organizations as well as leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science and engineering in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development. Ten CEOs and 252 organizations signed Innovation: An...

Astrophysicist takes 20-year astronomy predictions to Congress

Astrophysicist takes 20-year astronomy predictions to Congress

Justin Crepp, an astrophysicist and the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, will participate in a Congressional briefing on Wednesday (June 24) about the potential of science to change world in the not-too-distant future.

Physics REU Program hosts annual Physics Olympics

Physics REU Program hosts annual Physics Olympics

On June 18 (Thurs.), the Department of Physics and Notre Dame’s Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program hosted the annual Physics Olympics in Jordan Hall of Science. REU students from Michigan State, Purdue, and Notre Dame participated in three main activities that tested their knowledge of physics.

Notre Dame faculty read and react to new encyclical on climate change

Notre Dame faculty read and react to new encyclical on climate change

University of Notre Dame faculty members continue to comment on the new encyclical Laudato Si’, issued by Pope Francis in Rome on Thursday (June 18). In an op-ed essay in Wednesday’s edition of the Chicago Tribune, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., writes that, “It is characteristic of...

Researchers discover massive genome switch in one generation

Researchers discover massive genome switch in one generation

A team of biologists from the University of Notre Dame, Rice University and three other schools has discovered that an agricultural pest that began plaguing U.S. apple growers in the 1850s likely did so after undergoing extensive and genome-wide changes in a single generation.

Mary Galvin appointed dean of College of Science

Mary Galvin appointed dean of College of Science

An accomplished scientist with extensive experience in the academic, government and private sectors, Mary E. Galvin has been appointed the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president.

Ethical Leaders in STEM:  Announcing the first cohort of leadership fellows

Ethical Leaders in STEM: Announcing the first cohort of leadership fellows

This fall, the Graduate School will launch a unique Ethical Leaders in STEM program, a yearlong leadership development opportunity for third- and fourth-year Ph.D. graduate students. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the goals of the program are to provide an opportunity to become aware of and further develop one’s...

Beers interviewed on Big Picture Science

Beers interviewed on Big Picture Science

Timothy Beers, the Notre Dame Professor of Astrophysics, was interviewed on this week's episode of Big Picture Science. Big Picture Science is a nationally syndicated radio talk show produced by the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. and broadcast nationally on NPR.

Molly Duman Scheel receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Molly Duman Scheel receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Indiana University announced on Monday (Jun. 8) that Molly Duman Scheel, adjunct associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame and associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by...

The Pursuit of

The Pursuit of "Why?"

The pursuit of the question, “Why?” has taken Siyuan Zhang from his native China to Notre Dame to find answers in the battle against breast cancer.    “I tell my students the best of the best have curious minds,” says Zhang, the Nancy Dee Assistant Professor of Cancer Research
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Stahelin named recipient of Navari gift

Stahelin named recipient of Navari gift

Robert V. Stahelin, adjunct associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), has been awarded IUSM-SB's Navari Family Endowed Chair.

Notre Dame scholars expect new encyclical to shine 'holy light' on climate change

Notre Dame scholars expect new encyclical to shine 'holy light' on climate change

Encyclicals are formal letters issued by a pope to the universal Church concerning moral, doctrinal and disciplinary matters. While Pope Francis’ predecessors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, both called for restraint on consumption and care for the earth, Pope Francis, from the very first days of his papacy, has...

Marya Lieberman earns Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award

Marya Lieberman earns Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, was awarded the inaugural Partners for Progress Prosperity (P3) Award at the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2015 Joint Great Lakes/Central Regional Meeting on Friday (May 29).  She was recognized for her partnerships with...

Join the College of Science for Alumni Reunion

Join the College of Science for Alumni Reunion

Are you coming home to Notre Dame for Alumni Reunion? As you begin to make your alumni reunion plans this weekend, please be sure to add the College of Science to your weekend itinerary.

Brother Guy Consolmagno, 'Pope’s astronomer,' to speak at Notre Dame

Brother Guy Consolmagno, 'Pope’s astronomer,' to speak at Notre Dame

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., astronomer and president of the Vatican Observatory, will speak on his career in science and faith at 7 p.m. June 16 (Tuesday) in the University of Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall of Science. Brother Consolmagno’s lecture, “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?” will concern this and similar questions...