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Former presidential chiefs of staff to speak at Notre Dame Forum

Former presidential chiefs of staff to speak at Notre Dame Forum

Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will discuss U.S. foreign policy in a keynote Notre Dame Forum event at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Wednesday) in the Leighton Concert Hall of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Local biologist donates lifetime of botanical work to University

Local biologist donates lifetime of botanical work to University

South Bend biologist Victor Riemenschneider spent his professional life collecting, preserving and mounting plants from northern Indiana. An associate professor emeritus of biology at Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB), he entrusted his life's work to Notre Dame's Greene-Nieuwland Herbarium.

Research is our Superpower

Research is our Superpower

Basic research is not an abstract luxury reserved for bearded professors lounging about in secluded ivory towers. What begins with a simple question such as “how”, “why” and “what” is the driving force for innovation, applied technology development, and medical breakthroughs. 

Researchers receive $1.5 million NSF award to study sustainability of recreational fisheries

Researchers receive $1.5 million NSF award to study sustainability of recreational fisheries

Recreational fishing is a longstanding American outdoor tradition, generating $25 billion annually. Whether fishing on lakes, rivers or streams; from shorelines, boats or embankments; freshwater fishing remains the most popular form of fishing, attracting more than 37 million participants last year. While recreational fisheries are culturally and economically valuable, freshwater...

New Notre Dame ideas with potential to improve health and wellness secure funding

New Notre Dame ideas with potential to improve health and wellness secure funding

The University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative announced the recipients of its 2017 Discovery Fund awards, which provide seed funding to some of the most creative ideas being developed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators in areas of biomedical, environmental, and behavioral health.

New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria

New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria

University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Ferdig, Ph.D., is leading a new $11.5 million program project (P01) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ferdig and his team at Notre Dame are partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) in Seattle and Texas Biomedical...

Students participate in summer biology research at Notre Dame

Students participate in summer biology research at Notre Dame

In the summer of 2017, the University of Notre Dame opened its doors to students from other universities to participate in the annual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in biology. Open to all rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in biology, the NSF-funded REU program involves 10 weeks of intensive...

Students spend summer performing analytical chemistry research at Notre Dame

Students spend summer performing analytical chemistry research at Notre Dame

As in previous years, the University of Notre Dame again welcomed students from around the country to participate in Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in analytical chemistry. The program is open to any rising sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate from four-year colleges who has a strong background in science or...

Undergraduate wins first place in national conference for medical students

Undergraduate wins first place in national conference for medical students

Every year, the University of Florida hosts the Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students, an annual gathering for medical students to present important research developments and network with professionals as they prepare to apply to residencies. This year, Samuel Rudisill won a first place award for his research on infant...

25 years at CERN yields answers...and more questions

25 years at CERN yields answers...and more questions

Twenty-five years. That's how long Notre Dame researchers have made valuable contributions on an experiment being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. They helped discover a famous particle, but research continues as they seek to discover exactly how the universe operates....

Spanish major hones language skills to prepare for career in medicine

Spanish major hones language skills to prepare for career in medicine

In summer 2016, Notre Dame senior Andrew Grose studied abroad in Spain — taking a headfirst dive into a language and culture he loved and had studied for years. The experience confirmed for him that whatever path he takes after graduation, Spanish will be a part of it. Grose, a Spanish...

VIDEO: Notre Dame's Pre-health Study Abroad Program in Puebla, Mexico

VIDEO: Notre Dame's Pre-health Study Abroad Program in Puebla, Mexico

In Notre Dame International's study abroad program in Puebla, Mexico, students can enroll in a unique pre-medicine track, taking classes on health-related topics at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla. Participants in this track also shadow doctors twice per week in two Mexican public hospitals, learning about different specialties and...

Physics REU students cap off summer with diverse presentations

Physics REU students cap off summer with diverse presentations

Twenty-seven of the 32 students who participated in the Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program capped off their summer with final presentations at the end of July, sharing results of their work on topics as wide-ranging as forgery and supernovae explosions.

Researchers tackle ovarian cancer using a multidisciplinary approach

Researchers tackle ovarian cancer using a multidisciplinary approach

Researchers at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, which is a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend (IUSM-SB), are working with community partners to not only foster awareness of ovarian cancer, but to develop tests for early detection, create novel chemotherapies,...

Dr. Jeremy Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant

Dr. Jeremy Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant

Jeremy Zartman, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a competitive Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA, R35) grant from the National Institutes of Health. 

NIH awards $3.5 million to Shaw Center for Children and Families

NIH awards $3.5 million to Shaw Center for Children and Families

The National Institutes of Health awarded a new $3.5 million grant to Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families in support of a project for families that include a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination

The University of Notre Dame’s Edwin Michael, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, and his team of researchers have developed a model to assess the utility of using dyethalcarbamazine (DEC) treated salt. Their research was recently published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, a...