The discovery could help advance understanding to address issues such as birth defects and repair of the kidney after illness or injury.
The 2017 list includes freezing brains and swarms of drones and highlights issues in robotics, neuroscience, education and medical management.
Recently, Notre Dame has signed several new research agreements.
Manukyan is a research assistant professor in the department of physics and the nuclear science laboratory.
As a member of the board of directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., fielded his fair share of questions about the 2016 U.S. presidential race. He, along with other Notre Dame faculty, were highly sought-after experts leading up to and following the election of the nation’s 45th commander in chief. Via television, radio and print media outlets on the international, national and local level, these experts contributed to the public discussion about the election.
In September 2011 Matt Cashore photographed the Notre Dame Magazine story “Rome of the Americas.” He was pretty sure it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Cuba. Surprise! In October, he returned to Havana. In the five years between the two visits, U.S.–Cuba relations have moved a bit more toward normalization, but he wondered what would be similar and what would be different from 2011 to 2016.
The University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative has announced it will assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every U.S. city with a population over 100,000, in an effort to help inform decisions by city officials on infrastructure, land use, water resources management, transportation and other adaptive strategies.
Staff chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., shares this advise for handling stress during the holidays: “I have used Father Ted Hesburgh’s simple prayer when I sensed stress in my own life: ‘Come, Holy Spirit.’ It gave me peace and calm in the face of anxiety. You might also pray over Isaiah 43:4 which reminds us, ‘You are precious to me, you are mine.’ Living in the moment is all we have and by prayer I felt more present and less concerned about the future or the past. Let’s pray for one another. That is an excellent, precious gift.”
Thomson Reuters has named Timothy Beers, the University of Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, and Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, to its 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list. After Reuters analyzed Essential Science Indicators that included 128,887 highly cited papers ranked in the top 1 percent by total citations, the work of Beers and Kamat stood out as being among the most valuable and significant in their fields.
Malpass has been advising the Holy See on banking reforms initiated by Pope Francis since the first months of his pontificate.
Andrew J. McKenna Sr., a University of Notre Dame alumnus and emeritus chairman of the Board of Trustees has made a gift to establish the Andrew J. and Joan P. McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business.
The issue is guest-edited by the Reverend Oliver Williams, C.S.C.
Graduate students utilize ND-LEEF to research an effective method of measure snowfall.
The University of Notre Dame and the South Bend Board of Parks have reached an agreement on a 50-year lease that gives the University rights to construct and operate a hydroelectric generation facility on the dam in the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend. The agreement was approved Monday (Dec. 12) by the park board’s commissioners.
Juan Manuel Santos
In a stirring and evocative Nobel Peace Prize speech in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday (Dec. 10), Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos mentioned scholars, poets, negotiators, researchers, NGOs, activists and other Nobel Laureates who contributed — by inspiration or dedicated action — to the end of the western hemisphere’s oldest and largest armed conflict.
Santos directly acknowledged the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, which has served as an academic partner in the Colombian peace process for many years and is now engaged with the commission charged with implementing the peace agreement in Colombia through the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) project.
All are invited to pray for immigrants, refugees and their families in our nation and throughout the world and, if you are able, to join us Dec. 12 at the 5:15 p.m. Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
The Presidential Team Irish Award program provides a special and unique opportunity to publicly recognize staff teams that exemplify the University’s core values on behalf of their department and the University. The public recognition of a significant accomplishment, collaboration or initiative occurs during each home football game. Award recipients collaborate on a project, process or initiative that significantly advances the University’s mission, organizational goals, and/or departmental goals while exemplifying the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission and leadership in excellence. The 2016 recipients are members of: Green Dot, FaithND, Waste Warriors, Young African Leaders Initiative, Maintenance Zones 3 and 5, and Staff Advisory Council.
Nathan Gunn has been nominated in the category of Best Opera Recording.
Partnership to develop deep learning systems to model and predict audience engagement.
The new book is written by visiting professor Clemens Sedmak.
Information can be used to tell the story of how the first elements were formed, and determine the distribution of the masses of those first stars.
The Employee Compassion Fund is a University emergency assistance program funded entirely by Notre Dame faculty and staff contributions to the annual United Way campaign — five percent of each pledge supports the fund. The program is administered by the Family and Children’s Center, and is designed to assist employees who find themselves in temporary financial hardship. The funds are not taxable as income.
More than 30,000 children will benefit from the $6.3 million grant awarded to the University to improve early-grade literacy in Haiti.
In 2014-2015 an estimated 64.2% of the graduating class at Notre Dame participated in study abroad.
The recipients are Tsz Yan Grace Chow, Gregory Jenn, Joshua Pine and Joseph Wells. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs.
Matthew Webber tested a novel route for non-covalent protein modification and results reveal a new way to improve the stability of common protein drugs and extend shelf-life.