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Science Policy Ethics seminar takes students to Washington, D.C.

Author: Rachel Cotton, '14

Washington, D

Last week during spring break, students in the College of Science and Center for Social Concerns seminar, Science Policy Ethics: Guiding Science Through the Regulation of Research and Funding, traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with individuals and agencies at the intersection of science and government.

Now in its second year, the seminar explores the life cycle of science in Washington through  the framework of values, ethics, and Catholic Social Teaching. Specifically, the seminar examines  why Congress invests federal funds into scientific research, how research is regulated and priorities are set, and how science is communicated among scientists, lobbyists, government, federal agencies, and industry.

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Are you looking for a summer internship?

Author: Stephanie Healey

Innovation Park

Many of the businesses at Innovation Park are hiring Notre Dame students for the summer.  Any students looking for an internship are encouraged to learn more about the businesses on the Innovation Park website and directly contact the CEO of companies they find interesting.

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University Accreditation Site Visit

Author: Provided

Main Building in the Spring

A team from the Higher Learning Commission will be on campus March 31 through April 2 as part of the University accreditation process that takes places every 10 years.

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Second largest research award at Notre Dame fights malaria and dengue fever

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Neil Lobo and Nicole Achee

University of Notre Dame biologists Nicole Achee and Neil Lobo are leaders of an international $23 million research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their five-year project will generate the data required to show the effectiveness of a new paradigm in mosquito control — spatial repellency — for the prevention of two important mosquito-borne diseases: malaria and dengue fever.

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Medical Assistant Programs

Author: Provided


If you are interested in completing an online medical assistant program, visit for a comprehensive listing of the programs provided by top college and universities across the nation. This database includes a thorough list of institutions and specific training programs, with in-depth information including certification, careers, and scholarship opportunities.

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Notre Dame undergraduate finds inspiration in the laboratory

Author: Angela Cavalieri

Katia Fernandez Soto

In the United States, about one out of eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Undergraduates working with Jenifer Prosperi, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, seek to increase our understanding of underlying mechanisms of the process of breast cancer. Junior science preprofessional major, Katia Fernandez, is currently studying the response of breast cancer cells to chemotherapy, focusing on the APC tumor suppressor.

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Chemistry major uses scientific knowledge to help others

Author: Angela Cavalieri

Mary Wickert

Junior chemistry major, Mary Wickert, aspires to use her scientific knowledge to help others – both in and out of the laboratory. She is currently considering applying to the Alliance for Catholic Education program next year to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education and teach high school chemistry. This semester, Wickert is working in the lab of Amanda Hummon, the Walther Cancer Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, whose focus is the biology of cancer, specifically colorectal cancer.

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