In collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Notre Dame’s College of Science will dedicate the DNA Learning Center at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 28) in the Jordan Hall of Science, Room 139. A hands-on science center devoted to modern biology education, the DNA Learning Center will prepare local K-12 students to thrive in the gene age.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a multidisciplinary team of Notre Dame researchers a grant of $500,000 to develop a new technology for tracking the movement of genetically engineered (GE) organisms and their byproducts in the environment.
Robert S. and Elizabeth Nanovic of North Yarmouth, Maine, have made a leadership gift to Notre Dame for the construction of a new social sciences building in the College of Arts and Letters.
A new study by a team of Notre Dame researchers, which appears in the Sept. 2 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, is a significant step in understanding the molecular genetic and physiological basis for a spectrum of metabolic diseases related to circadian function.
Notre Dame has completed installation of the new Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope on the roof of the Jordan Hall of Science. The telescope, which features a 0.8-meter (32-inch diameter) mirror, will be especially useful for undergraduate astronomy research.
With the start of the 2013–14 academic year, the University was pleased to welcome approximately 75 new members to its faculty.
A program administered by Notre Dame and designed to boost preparation for science and math careers in Indiana’s public high schools has reported substantial jumps in test results among participating students during its first year of operation.
Notre Dame high-energy physicists have received a $2.4 million, three-year award from the National Science Foundation to continue their work on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment on campus and at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The group’s work includes physics analysis central to the recent Higgs boson discovery.
Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life has announced a new program to train recent college graduates for service as theology teachers in Catholic middle and high schools.
James M. Frabutt, director of the Teaching Exceptional Children program in Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, has been asked by Provost Thomas G. Burish to take on the additional responsibility of serving as the director of academic community engagement.
Vittorio G. Hösle, Paul G. Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame, has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences by Pope Francis.
Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library will mark its 50th anniversary with a slate of events during the 2013-14 academic year in celebration of the library’s enduring mission of connecting people to knowledge and the vital contributions the Hesburgh Libraries have made to the advancement of Notre Dame, its faculty, students and alumni.
Sheila Christopher, a research assistant professor at the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, has won a research grant to study the effects of new farmland-drainage practices in reducing farm runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin.
In work published in Nature: Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health revealed that the major malaria vector in Africa, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, is able to smell major human host odorants better at night.
The 2013-14 Notre Dame Forum, titled “Women in Leadership,” will include a variety of events focusing on the roles and realities of women who are leaders in their fields, beginning with an event this month featuring two leaders in the U.S. Department of Defense.