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Department's math circles program stretches young brains in fun ways

Department's math circles program stretches young brains in fun ways

“Math circles, at least the tradition that I’m in, are trying to engage students in a community of mathematical thinkers and problem solvers,” said Amanda Serenevy, executive director of the Riverbend Community Math Center, who brought Riverbend Math Circles to Notre Dame under the assistance of Sonja Mapes, associate professor...

Prashant Kamat named Highly Cited Researcher for 2019

Prashant Kamat named Highly Cited Researcher for 2019

Prashant Kamat, The Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, has been named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics. The distinction was awarded to less than .01% of researchers in the world, a group of under 6,300. Their work makes up the top 1% of citations...

Graduate student receives sustainable agriculture grant

Graduate student receives sustainable agriculture grant

Shannon Speir’s research, focusing on how storms affect nitrogen concentrations in Indiana streams, has received recognition from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE). The grant they awarded her will help the fourth-year graduate student, who is pursuing a PhD in biological sciences, continue to combine...

Notre Dame launches new Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

Notre Dame launches new Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

The transformative $25 million gift from alumnus Robert Lumpkins and his wife, Sara, a Saint Mary’s College graduate, will establish the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society, an interdisciplinary, university-wide hub that will connect faculty, students and research across existing data science and analytics programs on campus while serving...

Stack paper featured in special journal issue on cancer research

Stack paper featured in special journal issue on cancer research

A paper published in 2017 from M. Sharon Stack, the Anne F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as a featured article in the special virtual issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that highlights cancer...

Premed Minute Ep. 6: The growth mindset

Premed Minute Ep. 6: The growth mindset

Do you have a “growth mindset?” Kathleen Kolberg, the pre-health advisor at the University of Notre Dame, describes how having a growth mindset will help prepare you for medical school.