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26 students and alumni win NSF fellowships or honorable mentions

Author: Erin Blasko

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the winners of its 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with 14 University of Notre Dame students and alumni winning the highly coveted award and another 12 receiving honorable mentions.

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Steve Corcelli and Jim Parise Receive 2019 Joyce Awards

Author: Rebecca Hicks

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Steve Corcelli, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Jim Parise, Teaching Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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South Bend native returns to Notre Dame as chemistry professor

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

Growing up in South Bend and earning her degree from St Mary’s college, Katharine White never thought she would move back to the area. After all, White experienced the country from coast to coast from historic Boston to sunny California after her undergraduate career. Nevertheless, 12 years after earning her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, White now finds herself back as the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame.

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Graduate Student Tianyuan (Abby) Cao Receives RISE Professional Scholarship

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Tianyuan (Abby) Cao, a fourth-year graduate student in the laboratory of Paul Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive a RISE Professional Scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austrauschdienst (DAAD), funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Professional program provides research internships in Germany at companies and non-university research facilities to PhD students from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.

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Graduate Student Veronica Hubble Receives Travel Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks


Veronica Hubble, a fourth-year graduate student in the lab of Christian Melander, George & Winifred Clark Professor, is the recipient of a 2019 American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee (WCC)/Eli Lilly Travel Award. This travel award provides funding to attend scientific meetings; Hubble will be traveling to the 2019 ACS National Meeting in Orlando, FL.  Along with travel support, award winners present at a special poster session, attend a winner’s reception, and are invited to a WCC luncheon and a WCC dinner at the ACS meeting.…

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8th Annual HCRI Cancer Research Day

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Please join us at HCRI's 8th Annual Cancer Research Day! 

Research Day is an excellent opportunity to learn about cancer research being conducted in our community. This event includes a poster session, lectures, and a Keynote Address.

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Students may apply for a “trip of a lifetime” in the Galápagos Islands

Author: Colleen Wilcox

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Students are invited to compete and apply for a trip to the Galápagos Islands to trace steps that Charles Darwin took on his path to discovery. The week-long trip takes place August 3-9 and is open to Notre Dame undergraduates (rising juniors or rising seniors) in any field of study. Applications are due February 1.

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The Naturalist: Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, CSC

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Chemistry was a fine preoccupation for the Holy Cross priest whose research yielded numerous explosions and the smelly, oily marrow of synthetic rubber. But Julius Nieuwland’s first love was botany.

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Burns appointed as honorary professor at top Chinese university

Author: Allison Preston

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Peter Burns, Henry J. Massman professor, concurrent professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and director of the Center for Sustainable Energy and director of the Actinide Center of Excellence, was appointed as an Honorary Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

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