Breast cancer is a major health problem worldwide, and the incidence of the disease is rising across Africa. A new joint research effort between Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and Harper Cancer Research Institute and a Kenyan doctoral student from Moi University is examining the unique manifestation of breast cancer in Kenya.
Notre Dame researchers, as part of a collaborative effort, have identified a protein that potentially could be a target for drugs that would help people recover faster from jet lag and better adjust their circadian rhythms during rotational shift work.
Biting mosquitoes are not only annoying but can be dangerous, even deadly. A new study involving researchers at Notre Dame explores a potential biological mechanism through which disease virus can alter the behavior of mosquitoes.
In a just-released ranking by the Public Accounting Report, the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business jumped two spots to No. 4 in the nation, while the undergraduate accountancy program retained its No. 5 spot.
The Notre Dame MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business has made a significant change to the admissions criteria for its One-Year Program that will allow prospective students with a broad range of undergraduate degrees to apply.
According to those who conceived, organized and now direct the growing “Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth” movement, research conducted by Christian Smith, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology and director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, has been instrumental in the development of the program.
According to its website, “Little Tikes has provided countless hours of fun for all ages.” Two Notre Dame engineering students used a Little Tikes Hummer car to not just bring fun but to tremendously enrich the life of a young patient at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
New research by Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth Aura McClintock shows that married or cohabiting men employed in heavily female occupations—such as teaching, child care or nursing—increase the time they spend doing housework, while their wives or partners decrease the time they spend on housework.
IBM has announced that Nitesh Chawla, Notre Dame’s Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, is one of the winners of its 2013 Big Data and Analytics Faculty Awards for top-rated curricula and research that mix business and technical skills.
Notre Dame’s Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research has added new laboratory space to its White Field facility. A component of the University’s Center for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPac), the White Field Laboratory was designed to enhance Notre Dame’s long history of aerospace research through the use of wind tunnels and other simulation equipment.
Ted H. McCourtney Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
“Engineering is about the creation of artifacts and identifying when such artifacts are optimal; computer science, when done right, has those same properties. The crossover of the two is incredibly important to me, and our Department of Computer Science and Engineering has long been devoted to just that.” Read More
Notre Dame astronomers Nicolas Lehner and Christopher Howk, along with their collaborators, have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to solve a 40-year mystery on the origin of the Magellanic Stream, a long ribbon of gas stretching nearly halfway around our Milky Way galaxy.
Notre Dame religious studies and peace scholar Atalia Omer shows how re-examining Jewish-Israeli identity can contribute to peace-building in Israel and Palestine in her recently published book.
On Friday (Aug. 2), Greg Crawford, dean of Notre Dame's College of Science, will ride the final leg of a 3,476-mile bicycle ride into Baltimore. His arrival coincides with the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation’s Family Support and Medical Research Conference and a meeting of the International Niemann-Pick Disease Alliance.