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It Takes a Village: How Crowdsensing Can Help Ensure Safe Drinking Water

nwelding   September 27, 2016

It Takes a Village: How Crowdsensing Can Help Ensure Safe Drinking Water Water quality is not an issue affecting only urban water treatment systems. More than 15 million U.S. households rely on private wells for drinking water, where no municipal utility monitors water quality. These private wells are the focus of a project being conducted by Notre Dame researchers Dong Wang and Na Wei.

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Panel Discussion to Focus on University-City Partnerships

nwelding   September 27, 2016

Panel Discussion to Focus on University-City Partnerships A panel discussion focusing on the importance of universities and cities working together to help solve pressing problems will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 29) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fighting to Explore the Moon

nwelding   September 23, 2016

Fighting to Explore the Moon Researchers like Notre Dame's Clive Neal are beginning to piece together how the rocks were formed, how the Moon has evolved, and how the resources they’re discovering, like oxygen, water, regolith and metals, could be used to support a human return to the Moon and enable exploration far beyond.

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Expressing the Value of Data Science in an ROI Framework

nwelding   September 16, 2016

Expressing the Value of Data Science in an ROI Framework In a recent paper published in EPJ Data Science, University of Notre Dame researchers study how organizations can quantify decision making in data science.

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Fighting to Cure Food Allergies

nwelding   September 12, 2016

Fighting to Cure Food Allergies Professor Basar Bilgicer hopes to make allergies, and the accompanying anxiety and trauma, a thing of the past. For an aspiration that large, he had to start small. Biomolecular small.

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Clues in Ancient Mud Hold Answers to Climate Change

nwelding   September 1, 2016

Clues in Ancient Mud Hold Answers to Climate Change From the depths of Lake Malawi in southeast Africa, Assistant Professor Melissa Berke has helped uncover evidence that offers new insights into a long-held theory about Africa’s climate history.

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Meyers Returns to Notre Dame Engineering

nwelding   September 1, 2016

Meyers Returns to Notre Dame Engineering Kerry L. Meyers has been appointed assistant dean of student development and director of the Women in Engineering program. Formerly director the college's First-Year Engineering Program, Meyers returned to Notre Dame in August 2016 from Youngstown State University, where she had served as director of the First-Year Engineering Program and faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers.

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Blue-sky Biomedical Projects Launched by New Funding

nwelding   August 30, 2016

Blue-sky Biomedical Projects Launched by New Funding Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T), a strategic research initiative at the University of Notre Dame, has announced the recipients of its Discovery Fund awards for 2016. Innovative research includes efforts to treat Parkinson’s disease, understand heart disease and strokes, tackle bacterial drug resistance.

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Notre Dame Announces Collaboration with AT&T for Online Master’s Degree in Data Science

nwelding   August 30, 2016

Notre Dame Announces Collaboration with AT&T for Online Master’s Degree in Data Science With a growing need for skilled data scientists, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with AT&T, has announced its new online master of science degree with a specialization in data science.

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In Memoriam: Joseph C. Hogan, Dean Emeritus of College of Engineering

nwelding   August 24, 2016

In Memoriam: Joseph C. Hogan, Dean Emeritus of College of Engineering Joseph C. Hogan, dean emeritus of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, died Thursday (Aug. 18) at Friendship Village in Tempe, Arizona. He was 94.

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Reinterpreting the Fossil Record on Jaws

nwelding   August 17, 2016

Reinterpreting the Fossil Record on Jaws New research from a team of researchers led by Matthew Ravosa, professor of biology and concurrent professor of both aerospace and mechanical engineering and anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, puts into question how we interpret the behavior of extinct organisms from their fossil remains.

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Army Research Office Funds Research Targeting Sensors and Quality of Information

nwelding   July 22, 2016

Army Research Office Funds Research Targeting Sensors and Quality of Information Funded by a grant from the Army Research Office, Dong Wang, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is studying the quantification and assessment of the Quality-of-Information provided by sensors.

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Christensen Named Editor-in-chief of Measurement Science and Technology

nwelding   July 20, 2016

Christensen Named Editor-in-chief of Measurement Science and Technology Kenneth T. Christensen, the Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics and assistant dean of faculty development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the editor-in-chief for Measurement Science and Technology.

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Taking Multiple Myeloma Down for the Count

nwelding   July 7, 2016

Taking Multiple Myeloma Down for the Count When battling cancer, everything is on the table. Radiation therapy. Surgery. Chemo. Advances in nanotechnology have enabled researchers, like Associate Professor Z. Basar Bilgicer, Research Assistant Professor Tanyel Kiziltepe, and their team in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, to encapsulate cancer-fighting/cancer-killing drugs into nanoparticles that can deliver therapeutic drugs directly to the site of a tumor, effectively avoiding healthy tissue and minimizing adverse reactions.

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GE Girls@Notre Dame Summer Camp Encourages Middle-school Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

nwelding   July 7, 2016

GE Girls@Notre Dame Summer Camp Encourages Middle-school Girls to Pursue STEM Careers Local sixth through ninth grade girls will spend a week on the University of Notre Dame campus beginning Monday (July 11) programming LEGO robots, creating a smart phone app, and designing and testing Alka Seltzer rockets, and other activities as part of the third annual GE Girls@Notre Dame summer camp.

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Notre Dame Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Turbomachinery Laboratory

nwelding   June 7, 2016

Notre Dame Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Turbomachinery Laboratory On June 7, 2016, the University of Notre Dame celebrated the grand opening of a new 25,000-square-foot turbonmachinery facility at Ignition Park in South Bend, filling the void between small-scale university research and large-scale corporate testing of turbine engine components.

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Kareem Named Honorary Professor by China’s Central South University

nwelding   June 1, 2016

Kareem Named Honorary Professor by China’s Central South University The Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, Ahsan Kareem has been appointed an honorary professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Central South University in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

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Cooling Down Chicago: How Green and Cool Roofs Could Impact Urban Climate

nwelding   June 1, 2016

Cooling Down Chicago: How Green and Cool Roofs Could Impact Urban Climate A newly published study, part of a collaboration between Notre Dame and the City of Chicago, examined the efficacy of green or cool roofs using a regional climate model to simulate various real-world urban rooftop conditions. The study found that use of roofs with vegetation or reflective surfaces on top of Chicago’s current infrastructure could reduce urban heat islands by lowering roof temperatures between 5.4 and 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Christensen to Receive Larson Memorial Award

nwelding   May 31, 2016

Christensen to Receive Larson Memorial Award Kenneth T. Christensen, the Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics and assistant dean of faculty development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the 2016 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award.

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AD&T Supported Researchers Improve Drug Delivery, Spur Commercial Activity

nwelding   May 24, 2016

AD&T Supported Researchers Improve Drug Delivery, Spur Commercial Activity A new cancer fighting technology developed by Basar Bilgicer and Tanyel Kiziltepe, two professors with deep ties to the University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative, is making a rapid and exciting transition to a real-world, commercialized product — one that could increase the effectiveness of cancer medications while lessening their toxic effects and improving patients’ quality of life.

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