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Notre Dame research group reports terahertz technology breakthrough

Author: William G. Gilroy

A team of University of Notre Dame researchers has harnessed graphene to control the terahertz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Researchers are increasingly interested in terahertz radiation because it offers the possibility of new technologies in communications, medical imaging and chemical detection.

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Exhibit highlights Notre Dame's investment in Italian studies

Author: Kevin Clarke

The phrase “All Roads Lead to Rome” connotes the cosmopolitan culture that has long been present in the Eternal City. It’s also the title of a Notre Dame exhibit running through the fall 2011 semester to highlight spectacular acquisitions by the University’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in conjunction with the new interdisciplinary Italian Studies at Notre Dame program.

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Notre Dame nanofabrication facility installing new electron-beam lithography system

Author: William G. Gilroy

Notre Dame has accepted delivery of a high-end Vistec EBPG 5200 electron-beam lithography system to campus. The multi-million dollar tool, purchased from Vistec Lithography Inc., will be installed in the Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility (NDNF) in the new Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.

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Notre Dame researchers demonstrate antibiotic sensing event central to MRSA antibiotic resistance

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new paper by a team of Notre Dame researchers that included Shahriar Mobashery, Jeffrey Peng, and Brian Baker describes a unique process that is central to induction of antibiotic resistance in the problematic bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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Political scientist wins book prize

Author: Kate Cohorst

Monika Nalepa, assistant professor of political science at Notre Dame, has been named a winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization section for “Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe."

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