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Notre Dame commencement to be held online; on-campus celebration scheduled for spring 2021

March 30, 2020 • Categories: News

In a letter today to the Class of 2020, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced that the University Commencement Ceremony on May 17 will be held online rather than in Notre Dame Stadium.

Inside Higher ed article features Rasmussen's remote PhD defense

March 30, 2020 • Categories: News

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Ph.D. students defending their dissertations must do so remotely right now. Could videoconference defenses become the new normal?…

Notre Dame elects Marie Lynn Miranda provost

March 19, 2020 • Categories: News

Marie Lynn Miranda, the former provost of Rice University and a distinguished scholar in the field of children’s environmental health, has been elected the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees.

Notre Dame switches to online after canceling in-person classes

March 16, 2020 • Categories: News

In the face of the continuing threat of the novel coronavirus, and to mitigate its impact on campus, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today a suspension of all in-person classes on campus beginning Monday, March 23, through at least Monday, April 13.

Research shows evidence of broken time-reversal symmetry in superconducting UPt3

March 09, 2020 • Categories: News

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with those at Northwestern University, are a step closer to understanding how superconductors can be improved for reliability in future quantum computers.

The team, led by by Morten Eskildsen, professor in the Department of Physics at Notre Dame

Vural publishes cover article with graduate student Uppal in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology

March 09, 2020 • Categories: News

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From subcellular structures to ecological communities, life is organized in compartments and modules specialized to perform only specific tasks, and not others. How does this division of labor come about, and what determines if species cooperate in a specialized or generalized fashion?

Physics graduate student Sam Potier a finalist in the annual Shaheen Three Minute Thesis competition

March 03, 2020 • Categories: News

Nine University of Notre Dame graduate students will compete for $4,500 in prize money during the annual Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition Thursday (March 5) at the Mendoza College of Business.

Physics faculty and students participate in the 2020 Stewardship Science Academic Programs Symposium

March 02, 2020 • Categories: News

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Freimann Professor Ani Aprahamian, Research Assistant Professor Khachatur Manukyan, and graduate students Stefania Dede, Ashabari Majumdar, Jordan Roach, and Jacob Galden participated in U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) 2020 Stewardship Science Academic Programs (SSAP) Symposium held February 26-27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Aprahamian presented the progress of last year’s research activities of the “A Novel Technique for the Production of Robust Actinide Targets” grant funded by NNSA. Students presented their research results as poster presentations.  …

University of Notre Dame-developed home lead screening kits shown to be highly accurate

February 13, 2020 • Categories: News

An inexpensive lead sample collection kit distributed to homes in St. Joseph County is comparable in accuracy and sensitivity to more costly in-home analysis, according to research published this month in the Journal of Environmental Research.

Physics graduate student Nirupama Sensharma works to create nuclear energy awareness

February 10, 2020 • Categories: News

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Nuclear Energy - The Better Energy is an initiative to promote knowledge and awareness about the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Physics PhD student Nirupama Sensharma’s vision in developing 'Nuclear Energy - The Better Energy' is to bridge the gap between her research as a nuclear scientist and her responsibilities towards society. She says that spreading awareness is the only way to counter the fear and stigma associated with nuclear energy. In the present age of technology, society is constantly evolving and moving towards advancement. To fight the current climate crisis, Sensharma explains that there is a need to reduce carbon emissions and find a way to progress using sustainable resources. She believes that embracing nuclear energy is the step that will take society closer to a safer environment.…

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