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Gursky named Simons Fellow in Mathematics

Gursky named Simons Fellow in Mathematics

The Simons Fellows programs in Mathematics provides funds for faculty up to a semester-long research leave from classroom teaching and administrative obligations. The foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and basic sciences.

Peaslee's PFAS research cited in new lawsuits filed by firefighters

Peaslee's PFAS research cited in new lawsuits filed by firefighters

Occupational cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters. “CBS Mornings” co-host Tony Dokoupil talks to several firefighters nationwide who claim chemicals in their protective gear are making them sick. Dokoupil interviewed Prof. Graham Peaslee…

Research assistant professor investigates cancer metastasis

Research assistant professor investigates cancer metastasis

In July 2021, Erin Howe was promoted to the position of research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, where she investigates how breast cancer spreads to the brain. 

Math and music combine for sophomore honors mathematics students

Math and music combine for sophomore honors mathematics students

One may not think mathematics and music go together, but a group of Notre Dame honors mathematics majors say otherwise. After taking two challenging math exams in one day, Notre Dame sophomores grouped up to play music to de-stress. They realized they enjoyed playing together, and “Heine Borel and the Finite...

Notre Dame Hosts the Fighting Irish Science Olympiad

Notre Dame Hosts the Fighting Irish Science Olympiad

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, Notre Dame hosted over 200 students in 14 teams from schools across the region at the Fighting Irish Science Olympiad (FISO). Emerging victorious in the overall competition at the end of the day was Munster High School, followed by Lake Central High School in second...

Professor Nathan Swenson: Eco-Curiosity that Drives a Career

Professor Nathan Swenson: Eco-Curiosity that Drives a Career

From being a self-described “outdoorsy kid” to becoming a full-time researcher of forest biodiversity, Professor Nathan Swenson has dedicated his career to studying trees.  His transformative experience began as an undergraduate at St. Olaf College, when he took a month-long field course on desert ecology. “What was wonderful about that...