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Faculty hope to make virtual reality the next frontier in treating phobias

Faculty hope to make virtual reality the next frontier in treating phobias

For a team of Notre Dame psychologists, virtual reality is more than a game — it is the next frontier in mental health treatment. Nathan Rose, Jennifer Hames, and Michael Villano are conducting research on the use of virtual reality environments in exposure therapy for participants with a fear of heights. The technology...

Biophysicist Patricia Clark awarded $1.1M Keck grant for protein folding study

Biophysicist Patricia Clark awarded $1.1M Keck grant for protein folding study

Patricia Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a $1.1 million, four-year grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop an innovative approach to replicate in test tubes a universal component of protein folding within cells.

Student group among supporters of upcoming 'pill drop'

Student group among supporters of upcoming 'pill drop'

The University of Notre Dame Opioid Task Force — part of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values — is among a number of supporters of an upcoming “pill drop” in St. Joseph County. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 24), anyone with unwanted, expired...

Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

At a few billionths of a meter, a nanopore is too tiny to see and too tiny to image easily. These miniscule cavities, when created in synthetic materials, are incredibly powerful. One of Notre Dame’s research groups is among the earliest to investigate electron transfer reactions inside nanopores, and therefore...

Notre Dame Research announces 2018 Internal Grant Program recipients

Notre Dame Research announces 2018 Internal Grant Program recipients

Twenty faculty members from five of the colleges and schools have been awarded grants through the Notre Dame Research Internal Grant Program (IGP). Recipients who applied were awarded Faculty Research Support Regular Grants, Faculty Research Support Initiation Grants, Rapid Response Grants, and other internal funding. 

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the Classroom

An experiment with "flipped classrooms"—video lecture viewing for homework and group problem-solving in class—in lower-level mathematics classes has heightened student engagement and learning.

Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts Walther Cancer Foundation Symposium

Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts Walther Cancer Foundation Symposium

Faculty from the University of Notre Dame will present their research at the Walther Cancer Foundation Symposium on Friday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The two-day event is hosted by the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) and will take place at the Eck Visitors Center.