College of Science Announces 2022-23 Faculty Awards
Santiago Schnell, D.Phil., the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, has announced several faculty awards, including two new awards in research science and advising. Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award This award, bestowed annually on a faculty member in the College of Science, is named in honor of Father James Shilts, C.S.C., who taught in the Department of Physics from 1961 until his death in 1982, and was endowed in 1984 by Dr. Eugene T. Leonard III in memory of his parents Dr. Eugene and Doris Leonard. Dr. Leonard III was a member of the Science Advisory Council from 1976 until 1991. The award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching.…
Applications being accepted for Endowed Director of the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases
The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame seeks a visionary leader to serve as the James C. Parsons and Carrie Ann Quinn Director of the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases (CRND). The Director will be appointed as a tenured professor in the Department of Biological Sciences…
Champion appointed new Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science
Patricia A. Champion, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, has been appointed the inaugural Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science. In this role, Champion is responsible for creating a training curriculum for postdoctoral scholars that provides skills to help them thrive in their future careers.
Rohr named a finalist in MIT Solve Challenge
Jason Rohr, Galla Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a finalist in MIT’s Solve Challenge in the Health Security & Pandemics Challenge…
Parise and Perkins receive 2021 Shilts/Leonard and College Research Awards
The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame is proud to bestow the 2021 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award upon James Parise, Ph.D., and the 2021 College Research Award upon T. Alex Perkins, Ph.D. …
Lamberti to serve as Program Director for National Science Foundation
Ecologist Gary A. Lamberti, professor and former chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a rotating program director for the Division of Environmental Biology…
College of Science 2019-2020 awards announced
Seniors in the College of Science and faculty were recently honored with awards for the 2019-20 academic year. Each year the Dean’s Award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior in the College of Science in recognition of exemplary personal character, leadership, service and outstanding achievement. The 2020 recipient is…
University of Notre Dame among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant
Notre Dame Professor Jason Rohr’s proposal—Disease, Food, Energy, and Water Solutions (DFEWS): Defusing a Global Crisis—offers a sustainable, local solution to reduce schistosomiasis while at the same time addressing food, energy, and water shortages afflicting marginalized populations throughout the developing world.
Senior Science students honored at Dean's Awards Luncheon
On Friday, May 18, 2018, more than 50 seniors were honored during The Dean’s Awards luncheon held in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria. Mary Galvin, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, introduced Andrew Grose as Valedictorian and Harisa Spahić as Salutatorian to the crowd of more than 200 students, families, and faculty members who gathered together to celebrate the students’ accomplishments. Each year the Dean’s Award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior in the College of Science in recognition of exemplary personal character, leadership, service and outstanding achievement. The 2018 recipient was Luke Maillie, a Physics-in-Medicine major with honors and an International Development Studies minor. His exceptional academic performance is only one of many achievements that highlight his career at Notre Dame.
New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria
University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Ferdig, Ph.D., is leading a new $11.5 million program project (P01) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ferdig and his team at Notre Dame are partnering with researchers at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CID Research) in Seattle and Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI) to better understand the genes in the malaria parasite that are responsible for drug resistance and virulence in order to reduce and ultimately eliminate the often deadly disease.