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Climate change effects should be evaluated seasonally, 42-year study shows

Climate change effects should be evaluated seasonally, 42-year study shows

A 42-year study of bunchgrasses in Montana’s National Bison Range by researchers at the University of Notre Dame showed that several vegetation changes occurred seasonally, suggesting that studying climate change on a large-scale, annual basis may not be enough to fully understand and document its effects.

Online MS in Data Science students to take their skills to the movies

Online MS in Data Science students to take their skills to the movies

Students in the University of Notre Dame’s Online MS in Data Science program might be snacking on some buttered popcorn and candy in January, when their semi-annual immersion experience takes them to the movies. The movie business, that is — and specifically, the financial side of the operation.…

Majoring in sociology prepared Kiersten Hogan for medical school and a career in psychiatry — and gave her enough flexibility to add two minors in her senior year 

Majoring in sociology prepared Kiersten Hogan for medical school and a career in psychiatry — and gave her enough flexibility to add two minors in her senior year 

A single sociology class in her first year changed the course of Kiersten Hogan’s undergraduate career — and opened her eyes to the connections between social structures and health. The coronavirus pandemic confirmed for her the importance of providing mental health support and services, particularly for minority communities, and she added...

Similar pesticides show consistent effects on freshwater ecosystems

Similar pesticides show consistent effects on freshwater ecosystems

Hundreds of different chemicals exist for managing a variety of agricultural pests, but a new study from the University of Notre Dame showed that evaluating their effects on freshwater ecosystems could be streamlined if the compounds were evaluated in broad classes and types, rather than individually.

Phillips named Fellow of National Society of Black Physicists

Phillips named Fellow of National Society of Black Physicists

L. Arielle Phillips, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). She was primarily recognized for her work teaching an algebra-based physics program at Westville Correctional Facility through the Moreau College Initiative...

Notre Dame announces the Institute for Precision Health

Notre Dame announces the Institute for Precision Health

Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics has become the Institute for Precision Health, a re-envisioning that engages scientists, engineers, and clinical practitioners in research, education, and entrepreneurship programs that advance individualized health and wellness.

Endowment honors legacy of Dean Mary E. Galvin

Endowment honors legacy of Dean Mary E. Galvin

Members of the Science & Engineering Scholars Program on the steps of Bond Hall in October 2020. Photo by Barbara Johnston. The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the endowment of the Science and Engineering Scholars Program…

Science and Engineering Scholars Program propels students to success

Science and Engineering Scholars Program propels students to success

“This program is, wow,” said Chelsea Popoola, a math major who plans to attend medical school. The small classes allowed her to learn the material in a tight-knit environment. “I wish I had better words to explain how much this program has done for me. Whenever we need help with...

Mukherjee to focus on the genetics of antimalarial drug resistance

Mukherjee to focus on the genetics of antimalarial drug resistance

Molecular parasitologist Angana Mukherjee is excited to work with the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases (CRND) to study the genetics of antimalarial drug resistance, in her new position as an assistant research professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Dean Galvin’s impact and legacy

Dean Galvin’s impact and legacy

Mary E. Galvin, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame since 2015, recently announced she will step down from the position effective December 31, 2020. Notably, Galvin is the first woman to serve as dean in the college’s 155-year history....

Garnavich receives NASA award for work on anonymous proposal team

Garnavich receives NASA award for work on anonymous proposal team

Peter Garnavich, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, was awarded a NASA Silver Achievement Award as part of a team that developed an anonymous proposal system that led to an increased number of women and younger researchers who successfully landed research time on the Hubble Space Telescope.

Neuroscientist Michael earns outreach award from the Society of Neuroscience

Neuroscientist Michael earns outreach award from the Society of Neuroscience

Nancy Michael, associate teaching professor of neuroscience and behavior at the University of Notre Dame, earned a Next Generation Award from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) for her community-based learning programs and course for undergraduates that matches students with community partners that serve a vulnerable local population.

Statistician Giuseppe Vinci joins Notre Dame ACMS department

Statistician Giuseppe Vinci joins Notre Dame ACMS department

Giuseppe Vinci has joined the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) as an assistant professor, where he will explore models of complex neurological systems and make challenging statistical theory accessible to students.    

Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain

Cancer cells mediate immune suppression in the brain

In newly published research in the journal Cell, researchers showed that one type of cell important for immunity, called a myeloid cell, can suppress the immune response — which has the effect of allowing breast cancer cells to metastasize to the brain to form secondary tumor cells there.

Notre Dame joins the Indiana Data Partnership

Notre Dame joins the Indiana Data Partnership

As part of the statewide partnership, Notre Dame and IDP partners can securely share data and best practices that benefits research and other projects, components, and reports for datasets, and shares the results of research projects relevant to the goals of the IDP.

Physics graduate student one of 52 named to DOE research program

Physics graduate student one of 52 named to DOE research program

Physics graduate student Patrick Fasano has been named a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR). This biannual award will allow him to perform theoretical nuclear physics thesis research at the DOE-led Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LNBL).