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Lu named undergraduate research director

Author: Deanna McCool

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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.

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Three new buildings surrounding stadium will seek LEED Silver certification

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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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.

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The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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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.

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Accepting team applications for the Wege Prize 2018

Author: Deanna McCool

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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.

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

Author: Joya Helmuth

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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. 



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Solar eclipse viewing events to begin at noon Aug. 21

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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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.

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Historic Project at Notre Dame nearing Completion

Author: Dennis Brown

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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 the other facilities ready for occupancy in January.

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International physics program lets students dive into particle physics

Author: Sarah Cate Baker

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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.

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Ethiopian student participates in summer physics program at Notre Dame

Author: Sarah Cate Baker

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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 program (iSPI).

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Engineering, chemistry faculty awarded grants for tunable laser system and transonic Wind Tunnel Research

Author: Nina Welding

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Highly competitive, the annual DURIP awards process is a merit competition conducted jointly by the Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This year the DoD received more than 685 proposals. Approximately 160 of the proposals have been or will be funded. To date Notre Dame faculty — David Bartels, David Go, and Scott Morris — have received two Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $773,000.

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High Energy Physics Group secures NSF award

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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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. 

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Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian dies at age 94

Author: Dennis Brown and Michael Bertsch

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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 I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced. He was 94.

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

Author: Sarah Craig

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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 continues to rise, so could the speed of epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika.   

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Radiation Laboratory researchers unveil neutral radicals in new process

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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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.

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