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Notre Dame students win second place in Disney Imagineering design competition

Notre Dame students win second place in Disney Imagineering design competition

An interdisciplinary team of four Notre Dame students won second place Friday (January 27) in the Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition. Mark Davidson, Jessica Klouda, Erin Rice, and Madeline Zupan were honored for their project, “The Spirit of the Isle,” a manmade island where guests enter from behind a waterfall...

Notre Dame to host 20th Expanding Your Horizons conference

Notre Dame to host 20th Expanding Your Horizons conference

In April, the University of Notre Dame will host the annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) career conference. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, EYH is geared toward middle-school girls and includes hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During the conference, participants have the chance to meet STEM professionals and...

Grad student will present new cancer findings at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Grad student will present new cancer findings at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Biological sciences graduate student Joshua Mason has been selected to attend the 2017 National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Selection in the NGSS is extraordinarily competitive as application is by invitation only. Over 1,500 students were invited to apply for the 2017...

New imaging website

New imaging website

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) has launched a new website, imaging.nd.edu. The new website provides a clean, modern look that aims to serve faculty and students, as well as external customers, who are seeking imaging research services.

Notre Dame Research announces internal grant awardees

Notre Dame Research announces internal grant awardees

Twenty-three faculty members were recently awarded grants through the Notre Dame Research Faculty Research Support Program. Recipients applied for either the initiation or regular grants and were from all seven colleges and schools. 

Team of Notre Dame students named finalists in Disney Imagineering design competition

Team of Notre Dame students named finalists in Disney Imagineering design competition

Imagine bringing the magic of a Disney theme park to the Notre Dame campus. Students in Scott Shim’s Collaborative Product Development course recently took on that challenge—with great success. A team of four students from that class has made the finals of the Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition, earning an...

Four Notre Dame students finalists in Disney Imagineering contest

Four Notre Dame students finalists in Disney Imagineering contest

Notre Dame students senior Mark Davidson, senior Jessica Klouda, senior Erin Rice and graduate student Madeline Zupan designed a project titled “Spirit of the Isle” that allows visitors, friends and students to momentarily enter into a “stress-free world of magical fun.”

Notre Dame astrophysicists discover dimming of binary star

Notre Dame astrophysicists discover dimming of binary star

A team of University of Notre Dame astrophysicists led by Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the University’s Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope.

Research reveals a triple-drug regimen that could eliminate elephantiasis

Research reveals a triple-drug regimen that could eliminate elephantiasis

A collaborative modeling study among three research groups, including Edwin Michael’s laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences, reveals that a triple-drug regimen could accelerate the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-borne parasitic disease also known as elephantiasis. The study, which shows that the regimen requires far fewer applications than...

Apply now for the 2017 ND Physics REU program

Apply now for the 2017 ND Physics REU program

The University of Notre Dame’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which celebrated 30 years in 2016, provides opportunities for undergraduate physics majors to experience hands-on participation in research in many areas of physics.

Researchers publish hypothesis to explain speciation in Rhagoletis flies

Researchers publish hypothesis to explain speciation in Rhagoletis flies

Research led by fifth-year graduate student Cheyenne Tait in the Biological Sciences laboratory of Jeffrey L. Feder at Notre Dame has identified structures on the antennae of Rhagoletis flies that could explain why the flies are on their way to diverging into two distinct species even though they are not...

Notre Dame astrophysicist confirms source of galaxy collision

Notre Dame astrophysicist confirms source of galaxy collision

Vinicius Placco, a research assistant professor of astrophysics at Notre Dame, collaborated with colleagues at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to confirm that a massive amount of energy seen 2 billion light years from Earth stems from the collision of two galaxy clusters at the site of a giant black...