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Geometry of curved spaces the highlight of 3-week mathematics program

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Gabor 250

There’s the geometry that most of us studied in high school, and then there’s complex geometry (that’s its actual name), which uses vastly more algebra. In between these fields is Kahler geometry, which provides a source of examples of spaces with special curved properties. It’s this type of geometry that brought students and researchers to Notre Dame’s Hayes–Healy Hall in June 2017 for its 7th consecutive Center for Mathematics Thematic Program.

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Brian Blagg appointed new director of Warren Center for Drug Discovery

Author: Brian Wallheimer and Tammi Freehling

Brian Blagg 250 2017

Brian Blagg, Ph.D., currently the Lester and Betty Mitscher Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will join the University of Notre Dame as the incoming director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development and the Charles Huisking Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, according to Mary E. Galvin, William K. Warren Dean of the College of Science.

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Global Doc: Pain pills and the damage done

Author: Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. ’02

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The term “victim” aptly describes those in the thralls of addiction to pharmaceutical-grade opioids. To place the blame on the chemically dependent is to miss the larger picture, according to this opinion piece from Notre Dame Magazine.

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Water discovered to form column of hydration at surface of DNA

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Steven Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Scientists have been aware since Watson and Crick first reported the double helix structure of DNA in 1953 that water had an important relationship with the biomolecule. But finally observing the spectroscopic signature of the column of water is a breakthrough with implications for cancer drugs and other biomedical research.

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Researchers work to improve nuclear waste recycling

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Burns 250

Researchers within ND Energy are thinking creatively about problems surrounding nuclear materials and are searching for solutions to reduce waste, decrease the cost of nuclear energy production, and increase efficiency and safety of the entire process.

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In Rome, President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discusses challenges and opportunities for Catholic Church

Author: Notre Dame News

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After concelebrating Mass and meeting briefly with Pope Francis earlier in the week, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., met with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, secretary for relations with states, the Vatican’s foreign minister, and discussed challenges and opportunities for the Church in countries around the world.

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Reilly Center Partners with Aeon Magazine

Author: Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Aeon Magazine have formed a new strategic partnership that will allow Center faculty, staff, students, and alumni to reach Aeon’s global audience of over one million unique users per month. 

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Annual Old2Gold sale to benefit 29 local organizations

Author: Sue Ryan

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Now in its 13th year, the University of Notre Dame’s Old2Gold sale, a “yard sale” of student donations that supports local charitable organizations, will be held on June 10 (Saturday) at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend.

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Discovery reveals planet almost as hot as the sun

Author: Jessica Sieff

Justin Crepp 250

A newly discovered planet almost three times the size of Jupiter is fascinating scientists with a unique orbit, atmospheric features and a daytime temperature hotter than most stars.

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Perdigão: Capturing the complexities of mountain winds

Author: Jessica Sieff

Perdigao 250

A team of close to 50 scientists, students and technical staff—including Harindra Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame—is bringing an unprecedented assembly of equipment to Vale do Cobrão, a valley in eastern Portugal. Researchers at the valley are collecting data on multiple aspects of wind flow patterns shaped by meteorological forcing on intricate terrain through carefully planned field observations.

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Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI

Author: Barbara Villarosa

ND Energy

ND Energy and the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) are coming together to celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on Monday, June 5th.  World Environment Day is sponsored by the United Nations (UN) and encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year, the host country is Canada, and the theme is Connecting People to Nature with a slogan of “I’m with Nature”.

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Cindy Parseghian to Receive Sorin Award

Author: Josh Stowe

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For her years of selfless, dedicated service to the University of Notre Dame and to those struggling with rare diseases, Cindy Parseghian, class of ’77, will receive the prestigious 2017 Sorin Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association.

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