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Second annual Gold Mass and Lecture discusses ancient question on disease and the problem of evil

Author: Nina Welding

Gold Mass

The second annual Gold Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Charles Edison Lecture Series-sponsored lecture that followed in Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame was held on a Nov. 15, 2018, the feast day of Saint Albert the Great, the patron saint of scientists. The events, a campus-wide collaboration among several colleges, centers and institutes, drew more than 250 participants from the on- and off-campus communities.

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Early career faculty awarded nationally competitive awards

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Dome In Winter 250

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized four University of Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with new Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Over the past five years, Notre Dame faculty have received 37 of these highly competitive awards.

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Burns appointed as honorary professor at top Chinese university

Author: Allison Preston

Peter Burns 250

Peter Burns, Henry J. Massman professor, concurrent professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and director of the Center for Sustainable Energy and director of the Actinide Center of Excellence, was appointed as an Honorary Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

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Notre Dame unveils largest Mach 6 quiet hypersonic test facility in US

Author: Jessica Sieff


Notre Dame has completed development of the country’s largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel. Funded with support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the AFOSR-Notre Dame Large Mach 6 Quiet Tunnel has a nozzle diameter 2.5 times larger than current quiet hypersonic wind tunnels in the U.S. The project is the first step in a partnership between Notre Dame and Purdue University to develop multiple hypersonic tunnels.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and celebrated speechwriter Peggy Noonan to serve as Notre Dame’s 2019 commencement speaker

Author: Dennis Brown

Graduate with diploma

Peggy Noonan — Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Wall Street Journal, speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan and author of five New York Times best-sellers — will deliver the principal address and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 174th commencement ceremony May 19.

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Second annual COSE-JAM to be held December 7

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Dome In Winter 250

COSE-JAM highlights the achievements of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. The event helps them foster interdisciplinary research and interactions, develop presentation and mentoring skills, and obtain advice on career development.

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