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Holmbeck ​awarded prestigious Hubble Fellowship

Holmbeck ​awarded prestigious Hubble Fellowship

Erika Holmbeck '20 Ph.D. has been awarded the NASA Hubble Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship renewable for up to three years that will allow her to continue her research on the origin of the universe’s heaviest elements.

Gezelter and Hauenstein honored with 2020 awards during virtual event

Gezelter and Hauenstein honored with 2020 awards during virtual event

On March 24, during a live virtual event on Zoom, Interim Dean Michael Hildreth honored two faculty members who received the highest awards bestowed by the college. Dan Gezelter, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, is the recipient of the 2020 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award. This award, bestowed...

The Fan of the Moon: Clive Neal searches for new resources in lunar rocks

The Fan of the Moon: Clive Neal searches for new resources in lunar rocks

Clive Neal demonstrates the process of grinding the tiny samples of ash-like material collected from the surface of the Moon during an Apollo space mission in 1972. His graduate student, Jessika Valenciano, will prepare the minute Moon rocks from the other 19 canisters that arrived on campus in December to measure...

Phillips appointed new assistant dean

Phillips appointed new assistant dean

L. Arielle Phillips, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics, has been named assistant dean in the College of Science.

He Can’t Stress Compassion Enough

He Can’t Stress Compassion Enough

Dr. Dominic Vachon treats empathy as an essential component of medical training — to improve health outcomes and ease burnout among caregivers. 

What have we learned? Experts reflect on COVID-19, one year later

What have we learned? Experts reflect on COVID-19, one year later

As the nation moves into another year and a new phase of the pandemic — grappling with variants and continued vaccination efforts — experts at the University of Notre Dame reflect on what they believe are the biggest scientific takeaways from the past year and weigh in on what the...

Climate change can reduce the success of interventions that combat infectious disease

Climate change can reduce the success of interventions that combat infectious disease

Research from the lab of Jason Rohr, the Ludmilla F., Stephen J. and Robert T. Galla College Professor of Biological Sciences, and collaborators, published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), demonstrated significant findings about when to target interventions that control the spread of the tropical disease...