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Scientia hosts first Talk Science of the year

Author: Luke Maillie

Talk Science

Last week the undergraduate journal for scientific research, Scientia, kicked off its Talk Science series. Each month, the series invites one undergraduate and one faculty member to speak about their research, and science in general. This month featured undergraduate chemistry major Toby Turney and Prof. Nancy Michael, who is the director of undergraduate studies for neuroscience and behavior.

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Understanding the culture behind cell cultures

Author: Jenna Bilinski

Orrin Belden

The immune system plays an important part in the formation and progression of cancer cells. Orrin Belden, a senior science preprofessional major, has spent his past two years better understanding and contributing to the field of immunology. Orrin works for Brian Baker, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, whose lab focuses on developing immunological therapies for cancer based on cellular immunity.

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Scientia hosts first Talk Science: Innovation Series of the semester

Author: Shadia Ajam

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The students from Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, host a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers at the University. This semester, Talk Science will focus on research that can be applied in innovative ways. This month’s presenters were junior biological sciences major Vincent Riccelli and Hsueh-Chia Chang, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. 

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Notre Dame among top producers of Fulbright students

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing universities in the nation.

The U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in Thursday’s edition (Feb. 12) of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Crunching the Numbers: Beating Cancer with Math

Author: Jenna Bilinski

It is hard for cancer research to advance without using quantitative methods to learn more about certain diseases.  Statistics are especially important not only in better understanding cancer but the treatments that are often offered. This is an area in which Stephanie Wachs, a current senior at Notre Dame, has a lot to offer.  Read more...

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Men's rowing team fights pancreatic cancer

Author: Angela Cavalieri

Men's Rowing Team

After standing by his side throughout his father’s battle with pancreatic cancer, Joe Boyle continues to fight back for him. When his father passed in October of 2014,  Boyle knew he wanted to take a stand against the cancer that had taken a loved one from him.

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Line up to get your shot!

Author: Samaria O'Brien

David Reed

Vaccine development is incredibly important in the field of cancer research. These innovative new treatments hold great potential for preventing and slowing cancer. This field is especially interesting for David Reed, an undergraduate student working in Dr. Suckow’s lab this semester.

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Call for proposals: Do you have an idea for innovative cancer research?

Author: Stephanie Healey

Breast cancer research

Undergraduate and graduate students in all colleges across the University are invite to submit a proposal for the 2015 Research Like a Champion Cancer Research Competition.

The three best proposals will receive a $12,500 research award that will provide support throughout the academic year and summer. Funding can be used to support summer student stipends, research supplies, and travel.

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First sustainability research expo to be held at Notre Dame

Author: Rachel Novick

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On January 26, the University of Notre Dame will host its inaugural Sustainability Research Expo. This event will showcase opportunities from across the campus and around the community for students to get involved in sustainability research, educational programs, and internships. The expo will take place from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library concourse.

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Applications for NDnano summer undergraduate research fellowships now open

Author: Provided by NDnano

NDnano

The Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has several undergraduate research fellowships available for summer 2015. The NURF program offers motivated undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about a specific area of research in nanoscience or nanoengineering, gain valuable skills inside and outside the lab as part of a faculty-led team, and interact with the other students in Notre Dame's summer research community. Nearly 30 projects are available to choose from.

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January Student Spotlight

Author: Casey O’Donnell

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What do you get when you combine cutting-edge research, cultural excursions and surprisingly competitive volleyball matches?

An internship at one of the most highly respected laboratories in the country.

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December Student Spotlight

Author: Sarah Fracci

Patrick Fasano

Patrick Fasano, a senior living in Morrissey Manor, began his journey into a world filled with Doppler-shifts, de-exciting recoiling nuclei, precision capacitance, circuits and plunger techniques well before most undergraduates even declare a major.

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Talk Science discusses stem cell and population ecology research

Author: Casey O'Donnell

Jonathan Jou

From stem cells to population ecology, the research topics studied by both students and professors at Notre Dame is exceedingly diverse. Talk Science, a monthly event hosted by Scientia, the student-run journal of undergraduate scientific research at Notre Dame, aims to highlight research opportunities on campus for interested undergraduates to explore.

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November Student Spotlight

Author: Ijeoma Obogu

Elena Brindley

In the midst of a surely hectic midterms week, Elena Brindley took time to share her experiences working in undergraduate research. Her research foci thus far have revolved around mosquitoes and their vision. Elena started out her research by working alongside Prof. O’ Tousa of the Department of Biological Sciences in a lab that focused on degenerative eye diseases in Drosophila melanogaster, commonly known as the fruit fly.

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October’s Talk Science highlights diabetes and cancer immunotherapy research

Author: Casey O'Donnell

Jeff Hansen

Every month, Notre Dame students gather in the Jordan Hall of Science to learn about ongoing scientific research at the University.

Called Talk Science, this monthly event is organized by Scientia, Notre Dame’s Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research. Students enjoy pizza and beverages while listening to presentations by undergraduate and faculty researchers. These presentations encourage students to engage with research outside their disciplines and give them a glimpse of a few of the myriad opportunities available for research at Notre Dame. On Wednesday, October 8, students heard from Jeff Hansen and Professor Brian Baker.

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Talk Science showcases research from Elizabeth Owers and Dean Crawford

Author: Shadia Ajam

Elizabeth Owers

Scientia, the Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research, hosts a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers in the College of Science. This month’s presenters were senior science preprofessional studies major Elizabeth Owers and Greg Crawford, dean of the College of Science and professor of physics.

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