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Thomas Totten '87: Actuaries and Startups

October 27, 2016

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On October 5, distinguished actuary, CEO, and Notre Dame alumnus Thomas Totten ’87 gave a talk to undergraduates entitled “Actuaries and Startups.” Intended for students with both actuarial and entrepreneurial futures in mind, the lecture used Totten’s own actuary-based startup to exemplify how the two fields can complement each other, and accomplish amazing things. The talk was in many ways a preview to a new course available next spring, in which undergraduates will receive hands-on experience doing real actuarial work pertinent to Totten’s company.

Young alumni present "From Actuarial Science to a Predictive Analytics Career"

September 22, 2016

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On September 19th Notre Dame alumni Bernie Gray and Dominick Ghirardo returned to the University to speak to current students about careers in predictive analytics.

Notre Dame interdisciplinary researchers receive $1.1 million grant from NIH

September 09, 2016

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Researchers representing four labs across two colleges at Notre Dame have received a four-year, $1.1 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The oldest grant mechanism used by the NIH, the R01 provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.

Notre Dame announces collaboration with AT&T for online master’s degree in data science

August 30, 2016

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In a data-driven economy, industry leaders rely increasingly on skilled professionals who can see the significance in data and use it to solve business challenges, create new opportunities and shape change. 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. This degree program will prepare graduates for careers as data scientists in a wide range of industry fields fields including management, marketing, information technology, government policy, health care, finance, education and scientific research.

Distinguished actuary Greg Leonberger shares the benefits of an actuarial background

May 31, 2016

Greg Leonberger

In April, distinguished actuary Greg Leonberger gave a talk to undergraduates entitled, “From Liabilities to Assets: The Benefits of an Actuarial Background.” The lecture was part of the Delahanty Family Endowment for Excellence in Mathematics lecture series.

Michael Walters, distinguished actuary, advises undergraduates interested in the field

May 31, 2016

In his talk, Walters advised students on the nature of actuarial exams, education, and career prospects. When speaking of the exams Walters cited his experience as education chairman at CAS, and told students not to be discouraged by the four to five hundred hours of studying required for each test.

Twelve graduate students receive Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

April 29, 2016

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Twelve graduate students who are instructors and teaching assistants in the College of Science received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. The recipients are Bide Xiong of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics; Jenifer Gifford, Sheri Sanders, Kimbra Turner, and Victoria Zellmer of Biological Sciences; Michael Brennan, Clyde Daly, Ruth Nelson and Emily Shangle of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Edward Burkard and Brian Stoyell-Mulholland of Mathematics; and Bryce Frentz of Physics. 

Nicholas Myers and Claire Bowen win $2,500 at 3MT competition

March 18, 2016


At the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) on Wednesday, March 16, nine graduate students at University of Notre Dame competed for prize money and a bid to the regional championships. Three graduate students from the College of Science competed. Nicholas Myers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry won second place, and received $1,500, and Claire Bowen in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics won the People’s Choice Award and received $1,000.

Hauenstein receives Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award

March 18, 2016


Jonathan Hauenstein, an associate professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS), has received a three-year, $510,000 award from the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program. The award, which includes funding for a postdoctoral associate and graduate students, will support the development of new algorithms and writing software that implements these algorithms for solving nonlinear systems arising from problems in optimization. 

Victors Declared in Science 3MT Prelims

February 26, 2016

cos_finalists_small The snow and ice did nothing to chill the heated competition among College of Science 3MT competitors yesterday evening. Claire Bowen, Kristofor Glinton, and Nicholas Myers took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the 3MT Finals event on March 16.