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Faith and science can find common ground

In recent weeks, we have learned that Pope Francis enticed Cuban President Raúl Castro to consider a return to Catholicism, and has ended a dispute involving US nuns that will allow them to return to serving the poor free from the suspicion of heresy.   Perhaps most surprisingly, at least...

Four College of Engineering faculty awarded $1.8M in DURIP grants

Four faculty members from the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame have received Defense University Research Instrumention Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense for 2015, totaling more than $1.8 million. These highly competitive awards will enable the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment in support of...

Jessica Hellmann named Director of University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

Jessica Hellmann, associate professor and associate department chair of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the new director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment.    As director, Hellmann will work to solve grand environmental challenges, while advancing interdisciplinary research, teaching and engaging...

Faculty React to Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change

University of Notre Dame faculty members continue to comment on the new encyclical Laudato Si, issued by Pope Francis in Rome on June 18. In an op-ed in Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., writes that, “It is characteristic of this pope to speak as...

Bridging the Climate Adaptation Gap: From Recognition to Action

Joyce Coffee, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index Managing Director, opens last year’s ND-GAIN Annual Meeting. Recent data indicate that a gap exists between corporations understanding the big-picture risks of climate change and their actions to address those risks to shore up their bottom line.…

Supply Chains in the Face of a Changing Climate

The economic damages from weather-related disasters continue to climb worldwide, and will continue on that path. Proactively, organizations are making strides to anticipate and prepare for these climatic shifts. Early April, Unilever CEO Paul Polman made a public statement calling for “decisive action to tackle climate change in order to...

Climate change a growing concern for companies expanding their footprint

Joyce Coffee looks at how droughts and floods are having an increasing impact on site locations for corporate facilities Just as the Romans needed aqueducts to revolutionise water transport, the world needs innovative solutions to imminent need. Photograph: Travel Ink/Getty Images/Gallo Images…

Students brainstorm to combat climate change

HAMMOND — The suggested solutions ran the gamut: Plant more trees, increase public transportation options, require cleaner-burning fuels, decrease the use of pesticides in farming, encourage urban gardens, and use solar panels to save on electricity bills. Those were just a few of the ideas to combat global climate change...

Climate Change Adaptation Investments are Good for Business

Shared-value investments can increase much-needed climate change resiliency in the most vulnerable countries, according to top thought leaders from public and private sectors who met to discuss opportunities for innovation and resiliency at Notre Dame Adaptation Index’s (ND-GAIN) Annual Meeting held December 12, 2013 in Washington D.C. The ND-GAIN Index...

WEMA Project Partners Honored with ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Award

Improving lives of resource-poor farmers is one of Monsanto’s commitments to agriculture. Six years ago, with that commitment in mind, we partnered with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (or AATF) on the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project to share pest-resistant and drought-tolerant maize seed varieties with Sub-Saharan African...

2013 Global Adaptation Index Released Today

University of Notre Dame launches the latest data tracking vulnerability and readiness to climate change Today, the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) released the latest data tracking vulnerability and readiness to demographic and climate change across 175 countries. The impact of Typhoon Haiyan puts a focus on...

Nitesh Chawla named one of Michiana's "Forty Under 40"

The Young Professionals Network South Bend and St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Bend Tribune, area chambers of commerce, presenting sponsor Gates Automotive Group and supporting sponsors Barnes & Thornburg, Crowe Horwath and 1st Source Bank recognize the 2013 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The...

Finding Our Way Through Climate Change Adaptation

  Jessica Hellmann, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, discusses climate change adaption in the inaugural issue of the Reilly Center Reports. Find her piece online here.  The Reilly Center Reports is an online publication bringing critical information about breaking issues in the ethics and policy of science and technology to a wide audience of policy...