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"Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care" course still has space available

Author: Stephanie Healey

Student volunteer at SJRMC

There are still spots available for the Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care course (SC 4335—01) (72 kb PDF). The course will take place on Saturday, February 23, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit the Registrar's Office website for more information about registering for the class. 

This one-credit pass/fail course is designed to provide undergraduate students with an introductory understanding of palliative and hospice care.  It is designed specifically for undergraduates interested in careers in medicine, but can also be useful to student aspiring to other helping professions.

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Notre Dame study explores potential benefits and threats of nanotechnology research

Author: Arnie Phifer

Kathleen Eggleson

Every day, scientists learn more about how the world works at the smallest scales. While this knowledge has the potential to help others, it is possible that the same discoveries can also be used in ways that cause widespread harm.

A recent article in the journal Nanomedicine, born out of a Federal Bureau of Investigation workshop held at the University of Notre Dame in September 2012, tackles this complex “dual-use” aspect of nanotechnology research.

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Students solve case in 'CSI'-style project

Author: William G. Gilroy


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Visitors to the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Memorial Library on a recent day most likely thought they’d wandered into location filming for a “CSI” or “NCIS” television episode. Yellow crime scene tape surrounded a library study area and a team of what appeared to be crime scene experts scoured the site for evidence.

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Talk Science seminar discusses research from undergraduate students and faculty

Author: Rachel Cotton, '14

Talk Science seminar

Scientia, the Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research, hosts a monthly seminar series entitled, Talk Science. Held in the Jordan Hall of Science Reading Room in a fun and informal setting, Talk Science is a time and place for building camaraderie among science undergraduate students and faculty.

Junior chemistry major Ansel Nalin and Prof. Stuart Jones both gave presentations on their research to 35 students at the most recent Talk Science seminar on Thursday, February 7.

All undergraduate students are invited to attend the next Talk Science seminar on March 21.

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Pink Zone Luncheon honors researchers, clinicians, survivors

Author: Gene Stowe and Stephanie Healey

Mary Hesburgh Flaherty

Mary Hesburgh Flaherty, a 1979 Notre Dame alumna and two-time breast cancer survivor, spoke about her experience with cancer at the third annual Pink Zone Luncheon on Feb. 2. Each year the luncheon is hosted by the College of Science and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team to honor breast cancer researchers, clinicians, and survivors and their supporters.

“This type of event personifies what this great University stands for,” said Flaherty, a niece of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. and a member of the Notre Dame Undergraduate Experience Advisory Council. Flaherty was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years after she graduated from Notre Dame. She had a successful mastectomy, but was diagnosed again 13 years later. She had another successful mastectomy and is now cancer-free.

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Summer Clinical Internship at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Author: Stephanie Healey

The Office of Admissions at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School invites you to apply for the Summer Clinical Internship Program for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students interested in careers in medicine.

Participants will have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty members at the medical facilities in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Distinguished faculty from a variety of specialties will host students. Students will be paired with faculty in specialties representing students’ interests. Students are encouraged to keep the hours of the clinicians in order to get a real sense of the specialty, the issues in patient care and the practice of medicine. A lunchtime seminar series will complement the clinical experiences. Students will also take part in a pedagogic exercise at the end of the program. Students will make brief presentations to their peers on topics selected and researched with the guidance of the faculty preceptors.


DEADLINE for completion of your application is March 29, 2013.

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