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Mind-bending method to boost employee satisfaction

Author: Gwen O'Brien

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Looking for a way to break out of the cubicle and get to know your neighbors? A good old-fashioned field day may be in order. That’s how College of Science administrators responded to staff feedback from the 2016 ND Voice, the employee engagement survey administered every two years

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Hubble solves cosmic 'Whodunit' with interstellar forensics, Notre Dame researchers collaborate

Author: Provided

Lehner Howk

This is an important case study of how gas enters galaxies and fuels star birth. Astronomers use simulations and try to understand the inflow of gas in other galaxies. But here, the gas is being caught red-handed as it moves across the Milky Way’s disk. Sometime in the future, planets and solar systems in our galaxy may be born out of material that used to be part of the Small Magellanic Cloud.


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Biological Sciences graduate student selected to attend National Graduate Student Symposium at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

Zach Schafer Mark Hawk 250

Every spring, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosts the National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS). The Symposium is held for the nation’s top Ph.D. students to present their work and learn more about St. Jude’s advanced research and facilities, which is located in Memphis, Tenn. This year, among more than 1500 applicants who had to be invited to apply, only 41 were selected. Notre Dame biology graduate student Mark Hawk is among this year’s attendees.

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Natural bacterial proteins may prove viable alternatives to antibiotics

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Fields 250

Tiny proteins found in the genomes of some types of bacteria are effective weapons against a wide range of other bacteria, opening the door for the development of new therapies in the age of antibiotic resistance, according to new research at the University of Notre Dame.

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Dovichi Honored with 2018 AES Lifetime Achievement Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks


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Norman Dovichi, Grace-Rupley Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected as the 2018 winner of the American Electrophoresis Society (AES) Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award will be presented at SciX 2018 in October in Atlanta, Georgia

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Notre Dame launches Amazon Alexa news channel

Author: Sue Ryan

Main Building in the Fall

The Notre Dame News skill on the Amazon Alexa app includes a brief summary of the latest news stories about University research, faculty expertise and accolades, community partnerships, student success and more.

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Mapping the burden of cholera in sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Gene Stowe

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Sean Moore, a research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Eck Institute for Global Health, has coauthored a paper mapping the incidence of cholera in Africa, a critical step in the World Health Organization’s goal of reducing cholera deaths by 90 percent over the next decade.

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Women’s basketball walk-on aspires to be orthopedic surgeon

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

Kaitlin Cole 250

Kaitlin Cole, like many other sophomores in the College of Science, intends to go to medical school after graduation. She also has dreams of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Unlike many other aspiring doctors, however, Cole has a rigorous athletics schedule — as a member of the Notre Dame women’s top-five NCAA basketball team.




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