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You Be the Chemist comes to Notre Dame

Author: Gene Stowe


Notre Dame hosted 22 local middle school students in the first St. Joseph County You Be the Chemist (YBTC) Local Challenge, sponsored by Dow Chemical Company, in the Jordan Hall of Science on March 12. Chemistry graduate students Karen Bailey, Kasey Clear, and Emily Amenson organized the event in collaboration with the Chemistry Graduate Student Organization (CGSO) and Association for Women in Science, Notre Dame Chapter (AWIS-ND). Members of CGSO tutored students in grades fifth to eight at Edison Intermediate Center, Christ the King Catholic School, and Holy Family School for weeks and judged the event.

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Notre Dame establishes exchange program with Kyoto University Institute for Chemical Research

Author: Brian Wallheimer


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and Kyoto University’s Institute for Chemical Research will soon be exchanging faculty, staff, students and ideas, building on a partnership started by Notre Dame International. Chair of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ken Henderson says an official memorandum of understanding between his department and Kyoto’s institute lays out a template for collaboration. In addition to enabling student and faculty visits, the agreement lays the groundwork for growing research partnerships and the development of joint conferences and workshops. It is the type of interaction envisioned when Notre Dame International and Kyoto University initiated the institutional partnership level two years ago.

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Heidelberg exchange program promotes research training

Author: Gene Stowe


Through Notre Dame International, the University of Notre Dame and Heidelberg University have established a collaboration in which students from Germany have taken classes and conducted research at Notre Dame since August, part of an ongoing, broad collaboration with Heidelberg University that was established in 2104. Alex Dimmling and Lennart Schleper, who both finished their bachelor’s degrees at Heidelberg last June, are returning to Germany to pursue master’s degrees with credit from the Notre Dame experience.

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Stack Lobbies on Capitol Hill

Author: Jenna Bilinski


Harper Cancer Research Institute Director Dr. Sharon Stack was on Capitol Hill joining members of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance to advocate for the programs and research necessary for better ovarian cancer treatment. Advocates went to congressional offices and stated that prevention, awareness, development of new treatments and diagnostics, and better access to existing therapies are critical to battling this terrible disease. 

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Video: Fast-Growing Molecular Research Group at Notre Dame Targets Birth Defects and Other Serious Health Problems

Author: Joanne Fahey

At the University of Notre Dame, the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as related programs in Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics and Precision Medicine, have come together to build one of the fastest-growing analytical science and engineering programs in the country. Together, these Notre Dame researchers are collaborating as a wider group, known as ASEND, on innovative molecular research and the discovery and design of new technologies to combat disease, promote health, and safeguard the environment.…

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