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Pedagogy is a passion for new chemistry professor

Pedagogy is a passion for new chemistry professor

Julie Kessler, new assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is passionate about teaching students chemistry – a subject some may view with dread and trepidation.

Marie Lynn Miranda stepping aside as provost

Marie Lynn Miranda stepping aside as provost

Marie Lynn Miranda, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame, has announced her intention to step aside as provost, effective Dec. 31. She will remain a tenured member of the faculty.

ACMS professor Jonathan Hauenstein named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

ACMS professor Jonathan Hauenstein named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Professor Jonathan Hauenstein, chair of the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, develops software to solve previously intractable nonlinear polynomial equations with modern, high-performance computers. His work has earned him the designation of Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). 

Notre Dame recognized as top producer of Gilman Scholars

Notre Dame recognized as top producer of Gilman Scholars

The University of Notre Dame has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of Gilman Scholars over the past 20 years among “medium” institutions based on enrollment.

Soul of a Scientist: New science dean boldly asks the big questions

Soul of a Scientist: New science dean boldly asks the big questions

In 1841, Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, a French priest and the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, sent Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., to the northern end of the Diocese of Vincennes to set up a new school for boys. Moreau’s educational philosophies, outlined in his 1856 work, “Christian Education,”...

Honouring healthcare workers: Heroism & healing

Honouring healthcare workers: Heroism & healing

In August, Irish humanitarian, sportsman, and business leader Alan Kerins launched "Healthcare Heroes' Retreats" with support from the Kirby Group. These retreats offer frontline workers and their partners a free three-day retreat at The University of Notre Dame's Global Centre at Kylemore in Connemara, County Galway.

2021 Notre Dame valedictorian and salutatorian share advice for success

2021 Notre Dame valedictorian and salutatorian share advice for success

Madeline Owen and Alexis Waldschmidt, University of Notre Dame 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, share about their journeys during their time at the University and describe several reasons why a sense of discovery, rather than a specific goal for high grades, helped them rank at the top of their class.

Aging breast tissue could set the stage for invasive breast cancer

Aging breast tissue could set the stage for invasive breast cancer

A woman’s risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age, but while scientists have long studied cellular changes that take place in the body over time, a new study led by researchers at the University of Notre Dame examines how the extracellular matrix (ECM) — an underlying network...

Lieberman Lab partners with blockchain-based platform to track real-time chain-of-custody throughout pharmaceutical supply chain

Lieberman Lab partners with blockchain-based platform to track real-time chain-of-custody throughout pharmaceutical supply chain

Professor Marya Lieberman and the Distributed Pharmaceutical Analysis Lab (DPAL) at the University of Notre Dame today announced a partnership with ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scientific and academic research, to develop a prototype solution for tracking pharmaceutical chain-of-custody information in real-time using distributed ledger technology....

Chemist Adam Jaffe joins Notre Dame faculty

Chemist Adam Jaffe joins Notre Dame faculty

Adam Jaffe, who studies the relationship between atomic structure and properties of hybrid organic-inorganic compounds, joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as an assistant professor this fall.

The Routine of a Hydrologist: Diogo Bolster

The Routine of a Hydrologist: Diogo Bolster

Diogo Bolster is a self-described “extroverted geek with attention deficit disorder, who gets excited about everything and anything that has to do with science.” Learn more about him and how he manages his day-to-day.

Holmbeck ‘20 Ph.D. wins dissertation award for nuclear physics

Holmbeck ‘20 Ph.D. wins dissertation award for nuclear physics

Erika Holmbeck ‘20 Ph.D. was awarded the 2022 Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics from the American Physical Society (APS) for her thesis about the rapid neutron-capture process (r-process), including actinide production in the early universe.