In July 2012, scholar, conductor and interdisciplinary artist Carmen-Helena Tellez will join the University of Notre Dame as a professor in the "Department of Music":http://music.nd.edu/ and in the "Master of Sacred Music":http://theology.nd.edu/graduate-program/master-of-sacred-music/ program in the "Department of Theology":http://www.theology.nd.edu.
A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel DNA detection method that could prove suitable for many real-world applications. Physicists "Carol Tanner":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/carol-e-tanner/ and "Steven Ruggiero":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/steven-t-ruggiero/ led the team in the application of a new technique called laser transmission spectroscopy (LTS). LTS is capable of rapidly determining the size, shape and number of nanoparticles in suspension.
An ethics initiative was passed in 2010 to integrate ethics training into the core curriculum for all graduate students at Notre Dame. One component of that initiative, the workshop will feature small-group sessions and a keynote address from Alasdair MacIntyre, one of the world's leading authorities on ethics.
Notre Dame Signs Historic Agreement For Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
Notre Dame and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) have entered into a unique agreement - the first of its kind at Notre Dame - to provide a dual degree to students in the Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences fields.
p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/52531/mark_alber_comp.jpg(Mark Alber)! An interdisciplinary collaboration of six researchers, including four from Notre Dame, have received a three-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the interplay of motility mechanisms during swarming of the bacterium _Myxococcus xanthus_. Their study is essential to understanding how millions of bacteria function in real environments. "Mark Alber":http://physics.nd.edu/people/faculty/mark-alber/, the Vincent J. Duncan Family Professor of Applied Mathematics and director of the "Center for Study of Biocomplexity":http://nd.edu/~icsb/ at the University of Notre Dame, is principal investigator of the team.
Olukunle Owolabi studies the differences in development and governance between countries with a history of plantation slavery and those with a history of colonial occupation.
Lauren Rich, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been awarded a 2011–12 American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her research on food in early 20th century British and colonial fiction.
p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/48192/wiest_olaf_web_comp.jpg(Olaf Wiest)! NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) is a cancer without a cure, and one that affects all age groups. NMC is a rapid-growth disease with an average survival time of four and a half months after diagnosis, making the development of clinical trials for potential therapies or cures for this cancer difficult, to say the least. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible, and "Olaf Wiest":http://newsinfo.nd.edu/for-the-media/nd-experts/faculty/olaf-wiest/, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, is one of a group of collaborators studying the effects of a specific molecule (JQ1) on the trigger that controls the growth of this form of cancer.
Recent graduate Sean Walsh was awarded the Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowship, the highest award in the field of logic.
Anne Peterson is examining the metaphysical properties of organisms and the philosophy of Aristotle.
p. The sixth annual symposium on Notre Dame Environmental Education and Research (NDEER) will be held Wednesday (Oct 10) from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Universitys McKenna Hall auditorium. p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Energy Center, the Office of Research, the Seng Foundation Endowment for Market Based…
Funds are provided through three different endowments to allow graduate students to travel around the world for conferences, workshops, research and many other opportunities.
Andrew Paluch earned undergraduate degrees in both chemical engineering and mathematics from SUNY University at Buffalo, where he was a Goldwater Scholar.
Three doctoral students in Notre Dame’s Department of History have been named 2011 Fulbright Scholars. Max Deardorff, Nathan Gerth, and John Moscatiello will use their Fulbright funding in Russia and Spain to support research that spans education policy, government bureaucracy, and religion.
Alejandro Montecinos studies the microeconomics of growth and income inequality.
A linguist and art historian, Brandon studies medieval Italy and the history of cultural exchange between Byzantium and the Latin West through the objects these societies produced.
Katherine Ward, the recipient of an American Heart Association fellowship, studies an enzyme that is a hallmark of inflammation.
Renato’s main research interests are related to global analysis and differential geometry, particularly applications of analysis techniques to study the geometry and topology of Riemannian and semi-Riemannian manifolds.
Sarah studies model theory, with a special focus on VC-minimality.
Lauren Rich's research focuses on the complex relationship between food, community and literature.
Bernadette’s research interests are in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, with a particular focus on the shape of pure O-sequences.
Three GLOBES (Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment and Society) students have launched a new website, "www.invasivores.org":http://www.invasivores.org, that hosts a collection of recipes for cooking with invasive species. Their website has received attention in recent months, including a recent mention in the Forbes Magazine blog, "Eat Your Weeds."
Robert Lester investigates how the structure of production adapts to the dynamics of the economic environment.
The focus of Michelle Blum’s research is the development, characterization, and simulation of a low-friction synthetic biomaterial for use as an articular cartilage substitute.
Michael Giordano investigates the wear properties of three-dimensionally woven fabrics for use as a novel orthopedic device.
Matthew Prygoski is working to develop and analyze a new method for bone-fracture fixation.
Patricia Snell Herzog studies the ways in which different communities and institutional contexts create, perpetuate, or seek to change the transmission of poverty and inequality from one generation to the next.
The research interests of political theory student Ashleen Kelly include the civic republican tradition and the intersection between theology and political philosophy.
Deacon Jim Stokes, an attorney admitted to practice law in Florida and California, was ordained a Roman Catholic deacon in August 2008. “I had the benefit of some excellent professors as I was formed for ministry at the seminaries in South Florida,” Deacon Jim says, “however, it left me hungering for more.”
p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/48959/lee_wingert.jpg(Shaun Lee and Rebecca Wingert)!