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Helquist and Wiest receive US patent for HDAC inhibitors

Helquist and Wiest receive US patent for HDAC inhibitors

Professors of chemistry and biochemistry, Paul Helquist and Olaf Wiest, together with Frederick Maxfield of Cornell University have received a U.S. patent for potential treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease. Patent No. 9,333,222, “Histone deacetylase inhibitors as therapeutic agents for Niemann-Pick Type C Disease,” covers the full class of...

International mathematicians honor Juan Migliore at commutative algebra conference

International mathematicians honor Juan Migliore at commutative algebra conference

Mathematicians from around the world gathered at Notre Dame last week to honor Notre Dame professor and associate math chair Juan Migliore on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The Midwest Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Conference brought scholars together to discuss recent advances in commutative algebra and its intersection...

Michael Walters, distinguished actuary, advises undergraduates interested in the field

Michael Walters, distinguished actuary, advises undergraduates interested in the field

  On April 13, distinguished actuary Michael Walters gave the talk, “Actuarial Profession Opportunities for Notre Dame Students” to undergraduates interested in the field. In his talk, Walters advised students on the nature of actuarial exams, education, and career prospects. When speaking of the exams Walters cited his experience as education...

2016 Naughton Fellowship Awardees Announced

2016 Naughton Fellowship Awardees Announced

Twenty-one students have been announced as awardees of the Naughton Fellowships for 2016. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. students from the University of Notre Dame and from four universities in Ireland.

Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering

Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering

University of Notre Dame Visiting Research Assistant Professor Yong-Lei Wang and his collaborators have produced the first rewriteable, artificial “magnetic charge ice.” The research, described in a paper published May 20, 2016, in the journal Science, shows strong potential for technological applications from data storage and memory to reprogrammable magnonics to...

Dean’s Award Luncheon honors senior science students

Dean’s Award Luncheon honors senior science students

Mary Galvin, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, presented awards to three outstanding seniors in the College of Science on Friday, May 13, 2016, at a luncheon held in the galleria of the Jordan Hall of Science. The culmination of four years of hard work,...

David Galvin receives Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award

David Galvin receives Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award

  David Galvin, associate professor of mathematics, is the recipient of the 2016 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award from the College of Science.  The award, which was conferred on May 13 at the College of Science awards luncheon, is presented for excellence in undergraduate or...

Alumnus offers advice to students interested in pursuing medical school

Alumnus offers advice to students interested in pursuing medical school

Alumnus Niall Cochrane, ND ’14 recently delivered a presentation on his experience as a first year medical student at Georgetown University.  “Use your resources here at Notre Dame, especially Father Foster,” he advised a room of undergraduates preparing to apply to medical school.

Three Notre Dame seniors win second prize in sickle cell disease challenge

Three Notre Dame seniors win second prize in sickle cell disease challenge

A team of two Notre Dame science seniors and one Notre Dame engineering senior has been awarded the second prize in the Sickle Cell Disease Challenge for Undergraduate Students sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of...

Using mathematical models to fight the Zika virus

Using mathematical models to fight the Zika virus

New research from the University of Notre Dame will be used to generate maps that provide time-sensitive, mosquito-to-human ratios that determine patterns of mosquito population dynamics for the Zika virus. The model outputs will be available online to provide users with the ability to find reported cases and estimated incidences...

Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund launches at Notre Dame

Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund launches at Notre Dame

Building on the partnership that the University of Notre Dame formed with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation in 2010, the University has now established the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund and is moving the administrative functions and granting process of the foundation from Tucson, Arizona, to Notre Dame. Through...

Notre Dame Biology student recognized for outstanding contributions to science

Notre Dame Biology student recognized for outstanding contributions to science

Graduating Biology major, Diane Choi, is being honored with multiple academic achievement awards as the Class of 2016 prepares for graduation. Choi is the recipient of three major undergraduate awards for her work while a science student at Notre Dame.   The awards include the Outstanding Biology Student Leader Award from...

2016 Internal Grant Program Awardees Announced

2016 Internal Grant Program Awardees Announced

Notre Dame Research has provided more than 35 researchers with awards from the Internal Grants Program for 2016. The grant awardees spanned the University in four program categories: Faculty Research Support (Initiation), Faculty Research Support (Regular), Equipment Restoration and Renewal, and Library Acquisitions.

Burns receives Peacock Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada

Burns receives Peacock Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada

Peter C. Burns will be honored by the Mineralogy Association of Canada at their annual meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada this June with the association’s 2016 Peacock Medal. Awarded since 1982, the medal recognizes a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences in Canada.

Six students honored with Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Six students honored with Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), the ULRA competition honors those who conduct original research and draws focus to the extensive sources and methods of scholarly inquiry that modern-day research libraries offer today’s students.

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. The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, and the recipients are selected through...

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman Visits ND Turbo Lab

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman Visits ND Turbo Lab

On Thursday, April 7, NASA Deputy Administrator and Notre Dame alumna Dava Newman (’86) visited the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory at Ignition Park. Newman is the Apollo Professor of Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT and is best known for her groundbreaking research in wearable technologies, namely her BioSuit, a compact...

Rita Colwell, former director of NSF, to deliver the Graduate School Commencement Address

Rita Colwell, former director of NSF, to deliver the Graduate School Commencement Address

  Rita Colwell, a molecular microbiologist whose research focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health, will deliver the commencement address on May 14 (Saturday) at the commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School. Colwell is currently a Distinguished University Professor at both the University of Maryland...