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Nicholas Myers takes second place in elevator pitch competition

Nicholas Myers takes second place in elevator pitch competition

Notre Dame doctoral candidate, Nicholas Myers, came second in an elevator pitch contest at the Micronutrient Forum 2016 global conference in Cancun, Mexico. The Micronutrient Forum aims to be a global catalyst and convener for sharing expertise, insights, and experience relevant to micronutrients in all aspects of health promotion and...

Why CUSE? - Notre Dame seniors reflect on their experiences with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Why CUSE? - Notre Dame seniors reflect on their experiences with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at the University of Notre Dame promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors, and the pursuit of fellowships. Although CUSE works with over 1,000 Domers each year, not everyone knows about all of its services. CUSE...

Medical mission grant awardees present experiences

Medical mission grant awardees present experiences

  With her ultimate goal of becoming a doctor in mind, Notre Dame junior Candice Park spent this past summer in India for eight weeks, grappling with issues surrounding medicine and public health in New Delhi.

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Watkins, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Doyle, of Los Altos, California, are two of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. They are Notre Dame’s 18th and 19th Rhodes Scholars and will commence their studies at Oxford...

Eli Lilly faculty fellowship provides drug discovery experience

Eli Lilly faculty fellowship provides drug discovery experience

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body has an inability to produce enough insulin. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the illness affects nearly 30 million diagnosed and undiagnosed people, and treatment often includes patients using an intravenous or IV method to get insulin into...

Turning ideas into reality for colon cancer research

Turning ideas into reality for colon cancer research

Amanda Hummom learned of the strong genetic component behind cancer, especially colon cancer, affecting the same family over and over again. This is a huge part of why she is committed to studying the molecular mechanisms that fuel the disease. “I don’t want to see my children, or my future grandchildren,...

Illuminating ovarian cancer surgery

Illuminating ovarian cancer surgery

One in 77 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.  Because ovarian cancer has no defined symptoms, most women will be diagnosed at a late stage of the disease where metastatic lesions are found dispersed throughout the abdomen. Ovarian cancer is currently the fifth most common cause of cancer-related...

Limitless: Mission to Mars

Limitless: Mission to Mars

Two-thirds of the way through the longest open-ocean leg of a circumnavigation of the world, Notre Dame alumna Dava Newman suddenly lost control of her 47-foot sailboat. She and her husband discovered that the steering system failed because all the hydraulic fluid had leaked from a crack in a copper...

Students grateful for opportunity to engage in summer research experiences

Students grateful for opportunity to engage in summer research experiences

Each summer, the College of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), provide opportunities for Notre Dame science sophomores and juniors to engage in research. With support from donors, and in collaboration with the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, Indiana University School of Medicine–South Bend, and Glynn Family Honors program, students...

Students explore “living museum:” Galápagos Islands

Students explore “living museum:” Galápagos Islands

This fall break 14 students spent a week on the Galápagos Islands as part of the Practicum in Field Environmental Biology course. The course aimed to introduce and amplify the principles of evolutionary biology, ecology, and environmental science on the islands and afforded students the opportunity to refine their understanding...

Channeling our inner Darwin: Adventures in the Galapagos Islands

Channeling our inner Darwin: Adventures in the Galapagos Islands

During fall break, I traveled with thirteen other Notre Dame undergraduate students to the Galápagos Islands as part of a new science course, Practicum in Field Environmental Biology. Under the direction of Biological Science Professors, Gary Lamberti and Malcolm Fraser, we explored the islands and investigated individual research projects, which...

Notre Dame researchers receive CTSI pilot research grants

Notre Dame researchers receive CTSI pilot research grants

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) announced that University of Notre Dame researchers have been awarded grants through the CTSI Pilot Funding program. The program is intended to promote the use of technologies and expertise available through CTSI Core Facilities, which are available at the partner institutions. 

Graduate School to host second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

Graduate School to host second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

The Graduate School will host it’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition beginning with a November 9, Kickoff Event from 5 to 6 p.m. at Legends of Notre Dame. Ph.D. graduate students who have completed their candidacy exams can compete in 3MT®. All graduate students can attend Professional Development...

Applications now open for the Naughton Fellowships

Applications now open for the Naughton Fellowships

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.