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Rev. David Tyson named as new director of nonprofit programs

Author: Carol Elliott

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business has named Rev. David Tyson, C.S.C., as the new Luke McGuinness Director of Nonprofit Professional Development, starting July 1, 2015. Tyson takes over the position from Thomas Harvey, who is retiring after a decade leading the department. Read More

Notre Dame Robotics featured in new James Patterson book ‘House of Robots’

Author: William G. Gilroy

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Prolific bestselling author James Patterson released a new children’s book Nov. 24, one with a distinct Notre Dame feel. House of Robots, co-written by Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, takes place in South Bend and features illustrations from the University’s annual National Robotics Week event and robotic football tournament. Read More

Michelle Whaley is 2014 Indiana Professor of the Year

Author: William G. Gilroy

Michelle A. Whaley, a teaching professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been named the 2014 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Read More

Innovations in capturing starlight will help astrophysicists detect planets

Author: Gene Stowe

Justin Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at Notre Dame, has published a study Thursday (Nov. 13) in the journal Science that details how next-generation planet-hunting instruments will benefit from advancements in infrared technology that change how astronomers capture starlight. Read More

New paper explains methods that may lead to new insights about dark matter

Author: Stephanie Healey

A new paper, co-authored by Notre Dame astrophysicist Joseph Bramante, discusses how detecting imploding pulsars may lead to insights about the properties of dark matter. The paper, “Detecting Dark Matter with Imploding Pulsars in the Galactic Center,” was recently published in Physical Review Letters, the flagship journal for the American Physical Society. Read More

Notre Dame physicist among 2015 Breakthrough Prize winners

Author: Marissa Gebhard

As a member of the High-Z Supernova Search Team led by Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University, Notre Dame physics professor Peter M. Garnavich shared in the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics announced Nov. 9. The award was also shared with the Supernova Cosmology Project, led by Saul Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley. Read More

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