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Creating a Culture For All Students

November 23, 2016 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

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Notre Dame dual degree programs open doors for women and minorities in engineering
DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS REQUIRES more than a diverse student body, and the University of Notre Dame is excelling at encouraging diversity by supporting students and faculty with everything they need to succeed.

Eli Lilly Faculty Fellowship Provides Drug Discovery Experience

November 21, 2016

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body has an inability to produce enough insulin. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the illness affects nearly 30 million diagnosed and undiagnosed people, and treatment often includes patients using an intravenous or IV method to get insulin into their system. This uncomfortable and inconvenient form of treatment can require anywhere from two to four injections a day, but a Notre Dame researcher is working to combat this problem with a less frequent, oral delivery system.

ND-ECI to Host Virginia Tech Researchers Who Exposed the Flint Water Crisis

November 15, 2016

Interested in how citizen science, laboratory experimentation, investigative reporting and social media helped a team of Virginia Tech researchers uncover lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan? Dr. Kelsey Pieper, postdoctoral researcher, and Siddhartha Roy, doctoral student, both members of Virginia Tech’s nationally renowned Flint research team will visit campus this weekend (Nov. 18-19). Two public events during the Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech football festivities will offer an inside look at the science and developments behind the Flint water crisis.

Geologists find key indicator of carbon sources in Earth's mantle

November 09, 2016

Antonio Simonetti

Results of a new study led by Antonio Simonetti show evidence of varying ratios of boron isotopes in igneous rocks, known as carbonatites, of different ages.

ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance its Global Research Initiatives

November 08, 2016 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

Subash Shinde

In a recent announcement, ND Energy Director Prof. Peter C. Burns introduced Dr. Subhash L. Shinde, newly appointed associate director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame. Shinde will lead ND Energy’s initiatives to advance global research development and corporate programs effective November 14, 2016.

Solar Power Use Could Benefit Homeowners

November 07, 2016

Solar Power Benefit Homeowners

As oil-producing nation's jockey for market share with on-again, off-again agreements to cap production, experts say the only clear thing could be uncertainty.

That uncertainty begins with crude oil prices, which some expected a month ago to rise to levels high enough to reignite and sustain domestic production. If an agreement to cap production is reached, costs would go up for consumers; if there is no agreement Oklahoma's economy could extend its 19-month contraction stemming from the slump in oil and gas industry.

A full Notre Dame experience planned for San Antonio Shamrock Series

November 04, 2016

Shamrock Series

Presentations by University faculty and researchers, Mass, a service project, a 5K run/walk and marching band performances are planned leading up to kickoff at the Alamodome.

Applications Now Open for the Naughton Fellowships

November 04, 2016

Trinity 250

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.