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Scientia's Last Talk Science of the Spring!

Author: Andrew Dinh

Scientia hosted our last Talk Science of the spring on Wednesday, February 21!

Our faculty speaker was Dr. Quynh Lan Nguyen presenting “Dark Matter, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Universe.”

Our student speaker was Corbin Hite presenting “The Effect of an Invasive Waterweed (Elodea canadensis) on Alaskan Freshwater Ecosystem Function and Pacific Salmon Populations."…

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Scientia's Second Spring Talk Science

Author: Andrew Dinh

Scientia's Second Talk Science of the spring was on Wednesday, February 7!

Our faculty speaker was Dr. Nick Edelen presenting "Minimal surfaces and the mathematics of soap films."

Our student speaker was Carolina Jimenez presenting "Synthesis and characterization of a chiral cobalt organometallic complex and its reactivity with alkyl halides."…

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Scientia's First Talk Science of the Spring

Author: Andrew Dinh

Scientia hosted our first Talk Science of the spring on Wednesday, January 24th!

Our faculty speaker was Dr. Diane Lane presenting "Alpha-Synuclein Modulation of Dopamine Neurons is Critical for Drug Preference in Addiction."

Our student speaker was Erik Finch-Soto presenting "Calbindin and Parvalbumin Expression in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Act as Potential Markers for Cell Class Identification."…

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Second Talk Science Event

Author: Brooke Friedman

Scientia hosted our second Talk Science event last Thursday, November 9th! Our faculty speaker was Dr. Brandon Ashfeld presenting "From Patient #9 to Avoiding Ozzmosis: Transition Metal-Catalyzed Cycloadditions in Fluid Design and CNS Therapeutics Development" and our student speaker was undergraduate senior Quinn Mackay

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NUCSJ Virtual Conference

Author: Brooke Friedman

Scientia is a member of the National Undergraduate Consortium for Science Journalism (NUCSJ), and we are excited that our National Undergraduate Conference took place Saturday, October 21st from 10:45am - 4:30pm! If you were unable to attend, you can view more information here

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First Talk Science Event

Author: Brooke Friedman

Scientia hosted our first Talk Science event last Wednesday, October 4th! Our faculty speaker was Dr. Julian Torres-Dowdall presenting "La Ecología Evolutiva de la Visión" and our student speaker was undergraduate senior Beatriz de Campos Silva presenting "Exploring Plasma Radiation Effects on Solution pH for Medical Applications." Thanks to everyone who came out to support our first event of the year!…

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Scientia End of Year Dinner

Author: Elizabeth McGough

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Scientia's 2017-2018 editorial board gathered to celebrate the 2018 journal publication. Scientia's faculty advisor, Dr. Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, and the College of Science Dean Mary Galvin were also in attendance. Following a catered dinner, graduating seniors were recognized for their notable contributions to Scientia

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From Psychology to Supernovae: Talk Science Draws Large Crowd

Author: Elizabeth McGough

On Thursday, November 2, Scientia hosted their second “Talk Science” event of the semester. Staff members and editors for Scientia were joined by other students in the Jordan Hall of Science Reading Room for research talks given by Professor Bradley Gibson, Ph.D. and student Michael Foley.

Professor Gibson, a Cognition, Brain, and Behavior specialist, spoke about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He described the process of diagnosing children with ADHD and explained how this multidimensional process has changed in recent years. 

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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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