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Researchers to study the impact of toxic properties on the environment

Researchers to study the impact of toxic properties on the environment
More advanced manufactured materials are being produced in the 21st century, including, for example, engineered nanoparticles whose exact impact on the environment and human health are unknown, but whose effects could be quite negative. To better understand such threats, researchers are using the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF)...

Solving Water Conflicts With Engineering and Empathy. Q&A with Dr. Marc Muller

Solving Water Conflicts With Engineering and Empathy. Q&A with Dr. Marc Muller
Dr. Marc Muller is assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and an affiliated faculty member of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). He joined the university in 2017 and his background combines engineering with humanitarian efforts designed to reduce conflict around water scarcity....

New data suggests increased vulnerability for island countries

New data suggests increased vulnerability for island countries
As island nations prepare for a lead role in the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, Nov. 6-17, the latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

Author: Alex Gumm

Q&A with Diogo Bolster: Symposium at Vatican offers new potential for collaboration

Q&A with Diogo Bolster: Symposium at Vatican offers new potential for collaboration
Diogo Bolster, associate professor of engineering at Notre Dame and associate director of ND-ECI, recently visited Rome to attend the Symposium on Global Sustainability. He spoke about his experience and insights during a Q&A session:  Q: Can you explain how an associate engineering professor from Notre Dame found himself presenting to a conference...

Observer status at U.N. meeting offers lessons in climate diplomacy

Observer status at U.N. meeting offers lessons in climate diplomacy
Kaitlin Harris serves as the Project Manager of the Urban Adaptation Assessment with the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN). She recently visited Bonn, Germany, as a representative of an observer organization, in preparation for COP 23 Conference in November. She spoke about her experience during a Q&A session: …

ND-LEEF to debut new “In-Nest” Eagle Cam

ND-LEEF to debut new “In-Nest” Eagle Cam
The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will debut its new “in-nest” livestreaming camera, mounted above the bald eagle nest located at St. Patrick’s County Park during the 5th Annual Science Sunday event Oct. 22.

Author: Alex Gumm

New NIH-funded research to solve problem of drug-resistant malaria

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...

The Early Campus: Farms & Forestry

The Early Campus: Farms & Forestry
Strong connections exist between Notre Dame's founding and early life and today's University. While this is especially true of its roots in the Catholic intellectual tradition, it’s also observed in some lesser-known moments in history that show how Notre Dame has carried out its mission as a residential campus where scholars...

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination

New End Point Strategy for Disease Elimination
Over 1.2 billion people in the world suffer from the mosquito-borne disease lymphatic filariasis (LF). Notre Dame researchers have developed models that can be used to assess the use of treated table salt as a complementary means, in addition to mass drug administration, toward the elimination of LF.…

Researchers receive $2.9 Million for 5-year Monsoon Study

Researchers receive $2.9 Million for 5-year Monsoon Study
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are at the forefront of a five-year study to measure oceanic and atmospheric conditions and flow patterns of monsoons across the Indian Ocean, in particular Bay of Bengal, to help improve predictive models. Current models can predict monsoon weather seven to 10 days out....