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Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI
ND Energy and the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) are coming together to celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on Monday, June 5th.  World Environment Day is sponsored by the United Nations (UN) and encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year, the host country is Canada, and the theme is Connecting People...

Two bald eaglets born at ND-LEEF in St. Patrick’s County Park

Two bald eaglets born at ND-LEEF in St. Patrick’s County Park
For the first time since claiming a former red-tailed hawk nest in 2015, the bald eagles residing at the University of Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) in St. Patrick’s County Park have fledged two eaglets.   While this is the third season the eagle pair has called ND-LEEF...

The power of computational modeling to combat diseases

The power of computational modeling to combat diseases
For people living in the US, the Zika epidemic of 2016 seemed to have come out of nowhere and to have now almost disappeared. Zika infections and microcephaly in newborns were daily headline news. Now where are we?  Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of…

Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Acquires New Equipment

Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Acquires New Equipment
The new system for high-throughput sequencing supports health and environmental research From cancer to vector-borne diseases, and from drug development to monitoring invasive species, DNA sequencing is vital to the research being done at the University of Notre Dame. To support these research efforts, the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility...

GLOBES Student Sal Curasi Receives Two Prestigious Fellowships

GLOBES Student Sal Curasi Receives Two Prestigious Fellowships
GLOBES fellow Salvatore Curasi, a second year biology graduate student, has received both a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Award and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) award. Sal studies the impact of climate change on vegetation and carbon storage in Arctic tundra. He is advised by Dr. Adrian...

Climate Adaptability and Collaboration at ND-LEEF

Climate Adaptability and Collaboration at ND-LEEF
Zach Hanson, a civil engineering graduate student, likes the days when he leaves the lab at Notre Dame, laces up his boots and drives ten minutes north to St. Patrick’s County Park to collect his newest batch of data on groundwater recharge from his 13 well array. “It’s so nice...

ND-ECI: Science Driven. Human Inspired.

ND-ECI: Science Driven. Human Inspired.
The complexities of science are so rooted in data and theory that they can obscure the personal side of what scientists do. But ask the right questions, and a different perspective will emerge. When we talked with faculty from the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, what came through were stories...

Author: Alex Gumm

ND-LEEF & St. Joseph County Parks receive program award

ND-LEEF & St. Joseph County Parks receive program award
The Notre Dame Environmental Change and St. Joseph County Parks received the Great Lakes Park, Facility, and Recreation Program Award from the Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) last Tuesday. The award recognizes the University's collaboration with St. Patrick's County Park, which is home to the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility…

Author: Alex Gumm

Wilderness, Reverence, and the Written Word

Wilderness, Reverence, and the Written Word
Barry Lopez’s work has taken him to more than eighty countries over the past fifty years, including some of the most inhospitable places on earth. But on March 9th, Lopez is coming home to his alma mater to discuss a topic both timely and close to his heart: the writer’s...