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Biologist sees common ground in Pope Francis’s environmental stance

Biologist sees common ground in Pope Francis’s environmental stance

In a column published in the July 30 edition of Nature magazine, David M. Lodge, the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences, said that Pope Francis has opened common ground for science and religion, especially on environmental issues. Lodge, a Protestant who has worked...

Record number of students named Fulbright finalists

Record number of students named Fulbright finalists

Eighteen University of Notre Dame students have been named Fulbright grant finalists in the 2015-2016 program, the most grantees the University has ever had in the program. Sixteen finalists have accepted the award.

STEM research leaders call for change in undergrad education

STEM research leaders call for change in undergrad education

Immediate change is needed at all levels to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in research universities, according to a paper on undergraduate STEM learning and teaching co-authored by Zachary Schultz, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, that appears...

New research cluster at Notre Dame accelerates cancer research

New research cluster at Notre Dame accelerates cancer research

With cancer affecting millions of lives each year, Notre Dame scientists are working to develop personalized cancer vaccine therapies with the help of computational modeling. The recent acquisition of a General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) computer cluster has significantly accelerated output for Notre Dame researchers. Led by Brian Baker,...

Three universities host an international summer chemistry program in Santiago, Chile

Three universities host an international summer chemistry program in Santiago, Chile

Twenty doctoral students from Europe, Latin America, and the United States are participating in the Santander International Summer School on molecular catalysts from July 14-24 at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago, Chile. Organized by the University of Notre Dame, University of Heidelberg in Germany, and the Pontifical...

New paper describes novel synthesis of hyperbranched polymers

New paper describes novel synthesis of hyperbranched polymers

A new paper by a team of researchers that includes Haifeng Gao, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, presents, for the first time, a one-pot, one-batch synthesis of hyperbranched polymers with tunablemolecular weights, uniform size and high degree of branching using an efficient...

Genomics & Bioinformatics Core Facility launches new website

Genomics & Bioinformatics Core Facility launches new website

In order to provide an improved user experience, the Genomics & Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF) at the University of Notre Dame has launched a new website, genomics.nd.edu. The goal of the website is to make accessing information related to Notre Dame Genomics and Bioinformatics easier, faster, and friendlier for all...

Summer program in computational chemistry held in Heidelberg, Germany

Summer program in computational chemistry held in Heidelberg, Germany

The first Joint Summer School in Computational Chemistry was held at Heidelberg University in Germany July 6-11. Organized by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University, the six day program...

Remembering Emil T. Hofman

Remembering Emil T. Hofman

Emil T. Hofman, emeritus professor of chemistry and biochemistry, who passed away on July 11 at age 94, was a legendary chemistry professor who taught more than 60 percent of each freshman class for four decades. His more than 32,000 former students include both of Notre Dame’s Nobel Prize winners,...

ND-GAIN still accepting Corporate Adaptation Prize applications

ND-GAIN still accepting Corporate Adaptation Prize applications

The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame is continuing to accept applications for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize, which recognizes projects that have made measurable contributions in creating resilience or adaptation to climate change, until July 31 (Friday).