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Lu named undergraduate research director

Lu named undergraduate research director

Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu is named the undergraduate research coordinator for the College of Science, replacing Dominic Chaloner, who has taken the position of director of undergraduate studies for Environmental Sciences.

Three new buildings surrounding stadium will seek LEED Silver certification

Three new buildings surrounding stadium will seek LEED Silver certification

Duncan Student Center, O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall — flanking the west, south and east sides of Notre Dame Stadium — were designed and constructed with the goal of seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.

Accepting team applications for the Wege Prize 2018

Accepting team applications for the Wege Prize 2018

ege Prize 2018 is looking for undergraduate and graduate students who want to work together to re-think and re-design the way our economies work by creating regenerative solutions that have a widespread and lasting impact.

Three science faculty members among 6 awarded inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

Three science faculty members among 6 awarded inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

Faculty based in the Colleges of Science, Engineering, and Business have been awarded grants for the research projects during the 2017-18 academic year. Notre Dame International is building, sustaining, and encouraging academic and research collaboration with leading universities in the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. ...

Solar eclipse viewing events to begin at noon Aug. 21

Solar eclipse viewing events to begin at noon Aug. 21

Join the College of Science and the Department of Physics at the sundial in front of Jordan Hall of Science at noon Monday, August 21, where telescoped projections will be available and volunteers will be handing out a limited supply of free eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-served basis.

Historic Project at Notre Dame nearing Completion

Historic Project at Notre Dame nearing Completion

The largest construction project in the 175-year history of the University of Notre Dame – an 800,000-square-foot integration of world-class space for teaching, research, performances, faith, multimedia, student life and athletics – is nearing completion, with several components now open or opening over the next two weeks and most of...

International physics program lets students dive into particle physics

International physics program lets students dive into particle physics

The Notre Dame Department of Physics and Notre Dame International brought high school students from around the world to campus during July 2017 for a program on particle physics. Now, data collected by those students are being used to answer fundamental questions about what happens during a solar eclipse.

Ethiopian student participates in summer physics program at Notre Dame

Ethiopian student participates in summer physics program at Notre Dame

Nathanael Mamusha Lemma has a passion for particle physics. Born and raised in Ethiopia and currently a student at McGill University in Quebec, Lemma spent part of his summer at the University of Notre Dame studying cosmic ray flux and muon particles as part of the International Summer Physics Institute...

High Energy Physics Group secures NSF award

High Energy Physics Group secures NSF award

Notre Dame’s High Energy Elementary Particle Physics Group has been awarded $980,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue research with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the world’s largest particle collider. 

Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian dies at age 94

Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian dies at age 94

Legendary coach Ara Parseghian, who guided the University of Notre Dame’s 1966 and 1973 national championship football teams and is a member of the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 2) at his home in Granger, Indiana, the University’s president, Rev. John...

New research suggests climate change could accelerate mosquito-borne disease epidemics

New research suggests climate change could accelerate mosquito-borne disease epidemics

Bad news for humans about the spread of mosquito-borne disease as climate change continues to worsen. New research from the University of Notre Dame, recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, proposes a new way that climate change could contribute to mosquitos’ capacity to drive disease epidemics. As climate change...

Radiation Laboratory researchers unveil neutral radicals in new process

Radiation Laboratory researchers unveil neutral radicals in new process

Researchers at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory have devised a process to detect neutral radicals, which if more thoroughly understood can be used to improve radiotherapy to kill cancer cells or advance the manufacture of semiconductor chips, among other applications.