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Scientia hosts Talk Science seminar

Author: Katrina Magno, '15

Talk Science seminar

Scientia, the Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research, hosts a monthly seminar series entitled, Talk Science.  One of the goals of Talk Science is to build camaraderie amongst science undergraduate students and faculty in an informal and fun environment. Junior biological sciences major Andrew Mancini and Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, both gave presentations on their research at the most recent seminar on Thursday, March 21.

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Notre Dame ranked No. 4 'dream college' for second year in a row

Author: Shannon Chapla

Main Building in the spring

For the second year in a row, the University of Notre Dame is the No. 4 “dream college” among parents of college applicants, the Princeton Review reported in its annual “College Hopes and Worries” survey.

Released Thursday (March 21), the rankings are, in order, Stanford University, Harvard College, Princeton University, Notre Dame, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, New York University, Brown University, Columbia University and University of Michigan.

The Princeton Review surveyed 9,955 prospective students and 4,170 parents for the results. Respondents from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and abroad filled out the 15-question survey.

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Social Justice in American Medicine Club book drive will be held March 18 - April 5

Author: Stephanie Healey

Social Justice in American Medicine Club book drive will be held March 18 - April 5

The Social Justice in American Medicine Club is hosting a children's book drive from March 18 - April 5. Any and all children's book donations (both new and used) are greatly appreciated. Collection boxes are set up near the main doors of LaFortune Student Center, DeBartolo Hall, Jordan Hall of Science, Decio Faculty Hall, and O'Shaughnessy Hall.

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Students and faculty travel to Washington, D.C. for Science Policy Ethics Seminar

Author: Rachel Cotton, '14

Science Policy Ethics Seminar

Over spring break, students and faculty participating in the Center for Social Concerns and College of Science seminar, Science Policy Ethics: Guiding Science Through the Regulation of Research and Funding, traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with scientists, federal agencies, and policy makers working at the intersection of science and government.  The seminar included 12 undergraduate and graduate students from across the College of Science and College of Engineering, with diverse career interests spanning basic and translational science, medicine, and public policy.

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NDIGD partners with Eck Institute for evaluation of cholera in Haiti

Author: Notre Dame News


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Haiti has asked the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) to assist in conducting the Year 2 final evaluation for its cholera prevention and treatment program in Haiti. NDIGD will partner with Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health to conduct the final evaluation of the program that will draw on the initial evaluation that was conducted by NDIGD Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Juan Carlos Guzman.

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Notre Dame Student Researches Rural Ugandan Farmers

Author: Ben Horvath

Greg Yungtum

Researching, exploring, and seeking to understand other cultures are essential to anthropology—and a key part of a Notre Dame liberal arts education. Junior Greg Yungtum had the opportunity to do all of these things during a trip to Africa this past summer.

The anthropology and pre-med student spent June and July gaining insight on the struggles and problems of rural Ugandan farmers and studying land development in the area.

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NDIGD receives Sprint cell phones for research in developing countries

Author: NDIGD staff

Lakeside High School in Jinja, Uganda

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), working in conjunction with Procurement Services, contacted mobile supplier Sprint to facilitate the donation of 20 top-of-the-line cell phones for data collection in developing countries.

Recently, monitoring and evaluation researchers at the NDIGD collected a census in Uganda’s Nnindye Parish in support of The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity. The census project provides current information on the population of the Nnindye Parish, where the Ford Program has been engaged in community-led development work since 2008.

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It's time to submit your abstracts for COS-JAM

Author: Stephanie Healey

COS-JAM 2013

The seventh annual College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) will take place in the Jordan Hall of Science on Friday, May 3, 2013, as part of the sixth Undergraduate Scholars Conference. 

All undergraduate students from all majors in the College of Science are encouraged to participate in COS-JAM by sharing their original research with faculty and students, in either an oral presentation or poster format.

To participate, please submit abstracts by Friday, March 22, 2013 using the online submission form

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Ansel Nalin earns 2013 Weich Award

Author: Stephanie Healey

Ansel Nalin, '14

Chemistry major Ansel Nalin has received the 2013 Norbert L. Wiech Award.  The award is presented annually to an outstanding junior who has excelled in academics and undergraduate research at the University of Notre Dame. The award was established by Norbert Wiech, a 1960 Notre Dame alumnus who has focused the majority of his professional career on drug development, especially in the area of rare diseases.

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