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Common cholesterol drugs could slow spread of breast cancer to brain

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

A new study from the University of Notre Dame shows drugs used to treat high cholesterol could interfere with the way breast cancer cells adapt to the microenvironment in the brain, preventing the cancer from taking hold.
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Dye Boosts Bioimaging Capability

Author: Sarah Chapman

 Fluorescence imaging has been a boon to research and medicine because of its ability to examine affected areas noninvasively. But the dyes used for these purposes have their disadvantages, and as resolution needs have grown stronger, the stakes for accuracy have increased exponentially.   …
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Understand and Fight: Notre Dame researchers and the COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

The hero in Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man,” her second sweeping political science fiction after “Frankenstein,” is left alone in Rome, in a post-apocalyptic world. A global plague apparently took the lives of everyone else, yet he discerns a duty to forge ahead, no matter what. Published in 1826, the...
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Mary Galvin: It is more meaningful to ask what we can do to end intolerance

Author: College of Science

Mary E. Galvin, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, addressed the issue of inequality with the students, faculty, and staff of the college: Like many of you, I am deeply saddened by the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and by this...
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Webber receives 2020 NSF CAREER Award

Author: Nina Welding

The purpose of the project, “Dissipative non-equilibrium supramolecular hydrogels using fuels,” is to create a new material paradigm at the intersection of supramolecular chemistry and soft materials. He and his team will be studying materials and systems that exhibit transient states and enable properties of material formation in the presence of a fuel...

Spring 2020 The Warren Roundup

Author: Warren Family Center

2020 Warren Newsletter Originally published by Warren Family Center at "": on June 05, 2020.…
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Rare penile cancer requires a combination of cancer treatments

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Men with penile squamous cell cancer could benefit from a combined approach to their cancer therapy, because targeted chemotherapy or immunotherapy alone – which may work for other kinds of cancers – is not effective for this cancer, according to a study by University of Notre Dame researchers and collaborators....
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Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey Receives 2020 Faculty Award

Author: Biological Sciences

Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, the Morris Pollard Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, is the 2020 recipient of the Faculty Award from the University of Notre Dame. This award singles out the faculty member who, in the opinion of his/her colleagues, has contributed outstanding service to the University such as...
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Steven Corcelli Receives 2020 Thomas P. Madden Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Steven Corcelli, Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and Faculty Development, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Thomas P. Madden Award. This award honors the faculty member who contributed the most to the teaching of first-year students.
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Online tool created to track development of coronavirus vaccines

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing are recording details about the coronavirus vaccine candidates currently in development as well as the progress of those candidates via a new interactive online tool.
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College of Science 2019-2020 awards announced

Author: Tammi Freehling

Seniors in the College of Science and faculty were recently honored with awards for the 2019-20 academic year.  Each year the Dean’s Award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior in the College of Science in recognition of exemplary personal character, leadership, service and outstanding achievement. The 2020 recipient is…...
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Notre Dame to begin fall semester on campus the week of Aug. 10

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame will welcome students back to campus for the 2020-21 fall semester the week of Aug. 10, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled, and will forgo fall break in October and end the semester before Thanksgiving.

Friday Week: A Letter to the Faculty

Author: Andy Fuller

Father John Jenkins, Provost Tom Burish, and Provost-Elect Marie Lynn Miranda wrote to the faculty this week to describe the underlying principles that govern the University’s thinking toward the return of in-person classes, the opening of laboratories, and other measures. 

Dean Carlson: letter to graduate students on resolved issues

Author: Andy Fuller

Dear Graduate Students, Let me start by thanking you for all that you are doing to continue your learning and research through these challenging circumstances.  And, thank you for reaching out to us as you have questions.  We are working through these, and a seemingly endless list of other issues that...

Science fair moves to new location, fosters same love of learning

Author: Naya Tadavarthy

On February 29th, over 200 students from 46 area elementary, middle, and high schools participated in the 2020 Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) at Notre Dame, which fostered curiosity and empirical thinking in young scientists of all ages.
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Online biology courses engage students, mimic real life

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Using various online tools and unique classroom exercises, professors in the Department of Biology continue to deliver quality education to students during e-learning, caused because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And Hawk Assistant Professor Ana Lidia Flores-Mireles' class, with its focus on infectious diseases, is able to learn about the virus...
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