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Little Giants: A closer look at a tiny bug with a big role to play

Little Giants: A closer look at a tiny bug with a big role to play

Michael Pfrender sits facing a whiteboard in his lab at the Galvin Life Science Center. He's discussing the genomics of Daphia--water fleas, found in every standing body of water in the world--and has a tendency to sketch when he speaks. "You want to see some of them?" he asks. "That's...

Senior biochemistry major a co-author on ovarian cancer paper

Senior biochemistry major a co-author on ovarian cancer paper

Senior biochemistry major Annemarie Leonard knew she wanted to become a doctor, but the undergraduate research she has done since the summer after her freshman year has further fueled her passion. It also led to her being named as a co-author on a paper about ovarian cancer, as well as...

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Robert Schuler

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Robert Schuler

Professor Emeritus Robert Schuler, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, passed away Nov. 13 (Monday). He was 91. “He was best known as a strong leader, maintaining high professional standards for his unit while maintaining his own very active research program and seeking closer ties with the department,” said Paul Helquist,...

Physics professor Garg named AAAS Fellow

Physics professor Garg named AAAS Fellow

Umesh Garg, professor of experimental nuclear physics, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Notre Dame establishes Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Notre Dame establishes Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Long recognized as a leader in training students preparing for military careers and as a partner to the United States military, Notre Dame has strengthened its commitment to those who have served our country by establishing its new Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

ND Energy announces new leadership role in international sustainable development

ND Energy announces new leadership role in international sustainable development

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) has taken another leap toward broadening its presence internationally and in particular with Low to Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Abigail Mechtenberg, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Physics, will spend three months of the year during the summer engaged...

Notre Dame moves up to #3 in the nation for study abroad participation

Notre Dame moves up to #3 in the nation for study abroad participation

The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

Experts to discuss strategies to end lead poisoning

Experts to discuss strategies to end lead poisoning

The Eck Institute for Global Health will host “A Blueprint for Action: How We Can End Lead Poisoning in 5 Years” at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 (Monday) at the Near Northwest Neighborhood Community Center. 

Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

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.

Biology professor’s textbook nominated for prestigious PROSE Award

Biology professor’s textbook nominated for prestigious PROSE Award

In 1996, biological sciences professor Gary Lamberti published the first edition of his textbook to fill a major need in aquatic science. Twenty-one years later, Methods in Stream Ecology, now in its third edition, is up for consideration for a prestigious PROSE Award, an annual accolade that recognizes the best...

McCloskey New Venture Competition deadline Nov. 27

McCloskey New Venture Competition deadline Nov. 27

First-round submissions for this year’s McCloskey New Venture Competition, where individuals and teams that have developed early-stage businesses compete for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes, are due Monday, Nov. 27.

Fighting Mosquito-borne Diseases

Fighting Mosquito-borne Diseases

At Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, researchers Nicole Achee and John Grieco study Aedes aegypti and its role in mosquito-borne diseases. Over the past 20 years, the biology professors’ work has taken them around the globe to Indonesia, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, Uganda and Belize and has advanced understanding of how mosquitoes...