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Scientia editors promote student research in undergraduate publication

Scientia editors promote student research in undergraduate publication

Seniors Rosie Crisman and Vaishali Nayak edit Scientia, the College of Science student research magazine, which contains full research papers by undergraduate students in biology, health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biochemistry, as well as a "Student Spotlight" section. The co-editors also run the "Talk Science" lecture series and help select...

Notre Dame biologist to study the role of woody vines in tropical forests

Notre Dame biologist to study the role of woody vines in tropical forests

Tropical forests absorb more carbon than any other system, and therefore help regulate the earth’s climate. Lianas — woody vines — that surround trees in these forests have been shown to slow rates of tree growth, but their role hasn’t been fully studied.Tarzan may find lianas in the jungle useful,...

Analytical chemistry program at Notre Dame climbs into national ranking

Analytical chemistry program at Notre Dame climbs into national ranking

Ten years after AD&T was formed, the combined efforts of many people who shared in one professor's vision have propelled Notre Dame to 13th in the nation for analytical chemistry, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking of the best graduate school programs.

University names Lamberti as acting director of UNDERC

University names Lamberti as acting director of UNDERC

Gary A. Lamberti, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been named the Gillen Acting Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC). Lamberti will oversee the center’s two facilities: UNDERC-East, located between Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and UNDERC-West, located in western Montana...

Using data to preserve the natural beauty of campus

Using data to preserve the natural beauty of campus

Fall is one of the most the most beautiful seasons on the Notre Dame campus. The orange, red and yellow canopy is a magnificent complement to the glow of the Golden Dome. Ever wonder what types of trees present this autumnal show? Largely, they are maples. To be exact, there are 621 sugar...

GIS Day at Notre Dame 2019 — Call for Proposals

GIS Day at Notre Dame 2019 — Call for Proposals

GIS Day Call for Lightning Talk Proposals — Share how GIS contributes to your research and community-based projects that make a difference here in South Bend and around the world.

Pre-med Minute Ep. 3: Personal Competency - Service Orientation

Pre-med Minute Ep. 3: Personal Competency - Service Orientation

Medical schools want to see that you have developed a life of service as an undergraduate student. Kathleen Kolberg, assistant dean for undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, shares her tips for showing you can embark in a life of service in this one-minute-plus video.

Collaborative study of Milky Way shows unexplained surplus of incoming gas

Collaborative study of Milky Way shows unexplained surplus of incoming gas

  Nicolas Lehner, astrophysics research professor in the Department of Physics at Notre Dame, is a co-author of a paper published today in The Astrophysical Journal. Lehner and his collaborators, studying existing data from the Hubble telescope, found for the first time that the Milky Way contains an unexplained surplus...

Introductory Biology: Asking Big Questions from Molecules to Ecosystems

Introductory Biology: Asking Big Questions from Molecules to Ecosystems

Three years ago, Biological Sciences faculty met to address the challenge of introductory biology classes by designing and implementing a new Introductory Biology course sequence. The overarching goal was to develop a set of courses that would incorporate innovative pedagogies and student-centered learning, while actively engaging students in the discipline...

Similarities in biology and technology inspire novel approach in mobile robotics and prosthetics for spinal cord injuries

Similarities in biology and technology inspire novel approach in mobile robotics and prosthetics for spinal cord injuries

A team led by Suman Datta, Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology and director of the Applications and Systems-driven Center for Energy-Efficient integrated Nano Technologies and the Center for Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics, has successfully demonstrated the hardware for low-power compact nano-oscillators for use in mobile robotics and prosthetics for spinal...

Provost honors Brian M. Baker as member of the All-Faculty Team

Provost honors Brian M. Baker as member of the All-Faculty Team

At every home football game, the provost recognizes a different member of the 2019 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team. The honoree for the Sept. 28 game vs. Virginia was Brian M. Baker, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.