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Notre Dame student research aims to address wealth, health, and energy disparities

Notre Dame student research aims to address wealth, health, and energy disparities

At the University of Notre Dame, the Energy and Sustainable Development with Design Research Lab looks at different ways to empower people from developing countries. Undergraduate students in the lab focus their research efforts on overcoming unreliable energy challenges, empowering sustainable development, and ethical commitments to equality through co-publishing and funding...

ESTEEM students are hired by their capstone thesis sponsor companies

ESTEEM students are hired by their capstone thesis sponsor companies

For many students, ESTEEM is more than an education and degree – it’s a straight and seamless path into a career. Especially for those who choose an industry-sponsored capstone project, the work becomes an ongoing mutual interview between student and firm that can lead to a hire even before graduation. ...

Students receive fellowships to address diabetes, cancer, and maternal mortality

Students receive fellowships to address diabetes, cancer, and maternal mortality

Three students from the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships through the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics’ Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program. Since 2013, the program has sponsored young researchers during a key part of their education and acted as a springboard for future career opportunities in academic and...

Researchers to explore why cancer burden increases with age

Researchers to explore why cancer burden increases with age

Advanced aging is a key risk factor for developing most cancers, including ovarian cancer. With a new award from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Cancer Institute will explore why age is significant in developing ovarian...

Notre Dame physicist launches operations of cyclotron in Armenia

Notre Dame physicist launches operations of cyclotron in Armenia

Notre Dame physicist Ani Aprahamian holds deep feelings for Armenia. Her grandparents were survivors of the Armenian genocide, and her parents were born in refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. So knowing that Armenia continuously ranks the highest in mortality rates per capita of six major types of cancers, she wanted...

Annual math thematic program expands to promote group work

Annual math thematic program expands to promote group work

The annual Center for Mathematics Thematic Program spanned from the end of May through the third week of June, a week longer than the previous eight years the popular international conference has been held at the University of Notre Dame.

Cilia's got the moves in the kidneys, researchers' work shows

Cilia's got the moves in the kidneys, researchers' work shows

Notre Dame Biologist Rebecca Wingert studies how MCCs develop, specifically in the kidneys. Recently her lab published two papers on research involving kidney cell development and ciliopathies, which are diseases of the cilium in which cilia do not function correctly.

Research into laser cooling of semiconductors should continue, study finds

Research into laser cooling of semiconductors should continue, study finds

New research led by a team of scientists at the University of Notre Dame has called into question the validity of of a past study suggesting semiconductors cannot be cooled optically with lasers, and suggests that the elusive quest to cool a semiconductor using lasers should continue.

Finding the sweet spot

Finding the sweet spot

Competitors arriving at the 1st hole of the U.S. Senior Open are greeted by Juday Creek. Flowing through Warren Golf Course, the stream is home to an important ecosystem, and is a valuable resource for Notre Dame researchers today.

2019 Naughton Fellowship Awardees Announced

2019 Naughton Fellowship Awardees Announced

Twenty-one students have been announced as awardees of the Naughton Fellowships for 2019. The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate and Masters students from the University of Notre Dame and from five universities in Ireland. This year’s winners from Notre Dame represent three Colleges and Schools, including the Colleges of...

Can we feed 11 billion people while preventing the spread of infectious disease?

Can we feed 11 billion people while preventing the spread of infectious disease?

Within the next 80 years, global food demand is expected to increase sharply to meet the needs of a projected world population topping 11 billion. The increase in agriculture will likely influence human infectious diseases, which in turn may affect food production and distribution, according to a review paper by...