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New paper examines shifting gears in the circadian clock of the heart

Author: William G. Gilroy

A new study conducted by a team of scientists led by Giles Duffield, assistant professor of biological sciences, focuses on the circadian clock of the heart, using cultured heart tissue. The results of the new study have implications for cardiovascular health, including daily changes in responses to stress and the effect of long-term rotational shift work.

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New book takes readers on mathematical excursions to the world’s greatest buildings

Author: William G. Gilroy

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When many of us view a great building, we are struck by the majesty and artistry that spring from its form, function and materials. Notre Dame mathematician Alexander J. Hahn sees all this, but also something more. He sees the mathematics that lies at the heart of great buildings and finds in it a beauty of its own.

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Professor Peter Kogge named recipient of IEEE Computer Society 2012 Seymour Cray award

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame computer science and engineering professor Peter Kogge, developer of the space shuttle I/O processor, the world’s first multicore processor, and a number of other important innovations, has been named the recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s 2012 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award.

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Notre Dame, Purdue physicists create novel nanostructure that has promise for quantum computation

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Two Notre Dame physicists, Xinyu Liu and Jacek Furdyna, have collaborated with Purdue physicist Leonid Rokhinson on constructing a novel nanostructure that has allowed them to observe a long-sought-after particle referred to as Majorana fermion.

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Notre Dame student grants wishes of hospice patients

Author: Claire Stephens

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When Caitlin Crommett was 15 years old, she founded DreamCatchers, a club she created to grant the last wishes of terminally ill hospice patients. Now a Notre Dame sophomore, Crommett recently expanded DreamCatchers, which began as a high school club and is now a national organization with chapters in California and Indiana.

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Notre Dame entomologists help discover new species of malaria-transmitting mosquito

Author: William G. Gilroy and Sarah Craig

Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as-yet-unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western areas of Kenya and has an unknown DNA match to any of the existing malaria-transmitting species.

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New summer programs attract international students to Notre Dame

Author: Ted Fox and Jonathan Noble

Now that both the fall semester and football season are in full swing, summer is fast becoming a distant memory at Notre Dame. However, for the faculty and students who recently participated in three new international summer programs held on campus, that memory is not likely to fade so quickly.

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New book illuminates Sierra Leonean war and the role of love

Author: Joan Fallon

When Catherine Bolten first considered studying the city of Makeni in Sierra Leone, many people—government officials, professors, the U.S. ambassador—warned her to stay away, saying it was a dangerous and immoral place. But Bolten's new book, “I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone,” illuminates a very different kind of community.

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Patricia Bellia

Author: Theodore Fox

Professor of Law, Notre Dame Presidential Fellow

Patricia Bellia

“The Notre Dame Law School’s strengths in public law, constitutional structure, and institutional design provide the ideal environment in which to examine the legal challenges presented by fundamental shifts in how we are communicating.” Read More

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Mark Roche

Author: Theodore Fox

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of German Language and Literature

Mark Roche

“Notre Dame attracted me because of its fascinating identity. At one and the same time, it is a liberal arts college that embraces teaching and learning, a dynamic and ambitious research university, and a Catholic institution of international standing.” Read More

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