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.