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Panel examines papal encyclical on climate change

Panel examines papal encyclical on climate change

On Saturday, September 26, the College of Science hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Science, Religion, and Environmental Change" as part of its annual Science Exploration Series. The discussion focused on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change and the importance of recognizing our obligations based on the message of the encyclical....

 Success for Notre Dame researchers at annual Indiana CTSI Conference

Success for Notre Dame researchers at annual Indiana CTSI Conference

On Friday, September 11, 2015, the 7th Annual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Meeting and Watanabe Prize Lecture took place in Indianapolis. This year’s theme was “Immune and Cell-based Therapies.”   The day-long, annual conference highlights advances in the clinical and translational sciences from the three partner universities,...

Notre Dame hosts international biology workshop at Rome Global Gateway

Notre Dame hosts international biology workshop at Rome Global Gateway

The XVth International Workshop on Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plasminogen Activation began this week at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome. Held every other year since 1985, this year’s workshop will host more than 85 scientists from 16 countries.

Notre Dame goal: No coal

Notre Dame goal: No coal

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, announced Monday (Sept. 21) that the University will cease burning coal entirely within five years, and cut its carbon footprint by more than half by 2030. “In recognition of both Pope Francis’ encyclical and his visit this week...

Global breast cancer research at Notre Dame and beyond

Global breast cancer research at Notre Dame and beyond

The inaugural symposium “Global Breast Cancer Research at Notre Dame… and Beyond," jointly hosted by the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, highlighted the expansive scope of breast cancer research active on campus.  Following faculty research presentations and a keynote speaker, an interactive poster session...

Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index honors innovative climate adaptation projects

Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index honors innovative climate adaptation projects

Two innovative projects that address climate change in developing countries — an imaginative program in Mozambique that produces starch for craft beer from cassava and another that helps cities worldwide develop resiliency to disaster — have won the coveted 2015 Corporate Adaptation Prize awarded by the University of Notre Dame...

Junior preprofessional major serves some of the world's most needy

Junior preprofessional major serves some of the world's most needy

Dr. Patricia Curtin White, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Notre Dame in 1980 and went on to become a medical doctor, has volunteered with the Notre Dame Haiti Program for many years and recruited her family to join the trips in support of a mobile medical...

Record highs for Notre Dame research funding

Record highs for Notre Dame research funding

The University of Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. This is an all-time record for the University and $20 million more than last year.

ND-LEEF Science Sunday event to take place Sept. 20

ND-LEEF Science Sunday event to take place Sept. 20

The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF), a unique environmental research collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and St. Patrick’s County Park, will host its third annual public Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 20).

Sharon Stack publishes book on HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer

Sharon Stack publishes book on HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth most prevalent cancer worldwide. Although the overall incidence of HNSCC has decreased over the years due to public health efforts to promote smoking cessation, the incidence of oropharyngeal (tonsillar area) squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), which is associated with human papillomavirus...

Introducing Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science

Introducing Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science

Watch video Mary Galvin, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, sat down for a brief question-and-answer session about her experience, her passion for scientific research and her new role at the University of Notre Dame. When asked what drew her to Notre Dame, Galvin is...

SPIE highlights iLocater in recent newsroom article

SPIE highlights iLocater in recent newsroom article

The iLocater instrument being developed by Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, has been featured by the SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, in a paper describing the detection of planets around other stars. The article by Crepp, entitled “Renaissance of the...

New awards stimulate cutting-edge biomedical and environmental research at Notre Dame

New awards stimulate cutting-edge biomedical and environmental research at Notre Dame

For a third consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative announced grant awards for a range of research projects that have the potential to solve significant problems in human and environmental health. The awards foster interdisciplinary research and promote new commercialization activity. Technologies developed...

Students and alumni share medical mission experiences

Students and alumni share medical mission experiences

Each year Notre Dame alumni in medicine award stipends to a group of current Notre Dame students or alumni in medical school to cover funds for international medical missions. This past Saturday (Sept. 5) before the Notre Dame vs. Texas game, several of the students convened in the Jordan Hall of...