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Climate change is affecting disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects

Author: Sarah Craig

Insect-borne diseases—such as malaria, dengue, West Nile and the newly emerging chikungunya—infect a billion people every year; more than a million die each year and many more are disabled. The effects of climate change, according to Edwin Michael, professor of biological sciences and member of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, mean these deadly diseases are no longer reserved for the developing world. Read More

New paper opens the door to the study of a new class of materials

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new paper by a team of researchers led by Karel Matous, College of Engineering Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, describes how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical properties. Read More

Notre Dame launches first MOOC

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame’s first MOOC (massive open online course) launched Wednesday, April 15. “I ‘Heart’ Stats” is a non-technical introduction to statistics and its use in everyday life. The free, non-credit course is being taught by Dan Myers, vice president and associate provost. Read More

Notre Dame to award 7 honorary degrees at Commencement

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Six distinguished figures in community leadership, the Catholic Church, education, engineering and science will join principal speaker Oxford Chancellor Christopher Patten as honorary degree recipients at Notre Dame’s 170th University Commencement Ceremony on May 17. Read More

New computational model will aid in study of blood clots, biofilms

Author: Gene Stowe

Notre Dame applied mathematician Mark Alber and environmental biotechnologist Robert Nerenberg have developed a new computational model that effectively simulates the mechanical behavior of biofilms. Their model may lead to new strategies for studying a range of issues from blood clots to waste treatment systems. Read More

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