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University names Lamberti as acting director of UNDERC

University names Lamberti as acting director of UNDERC
Gary A. Lamberti, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been named the Gillen Acting Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC). Lamberti will oversee the center’s two facilities: UNDERC-East, located between Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and UNDERC-West, located in western Montana...

Notre Dame faculty receive nationally competitive awards

Notre Dame faculty receive nationally competitive awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized three Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. CAREER awards are the NSF’s most prestigious grant available to early-career faculty, and over the past six years, Notre Dame researchers have received more than 40 of...

Finding the sweet spot

Competitors arriving at the 1st hole of the U.S. Senior Open are greeted by Juday Creek. Flowing through Warren Golf Course, the stream is home to an important ecosystem, and is a valuable resource for Notre Dame researchers today.

Jennifer Tank named Hoosier Resilience Hero

Jennifer Tank named Hoosier Resilience Hero
Tank, who also currently serves as the current president of the Society for Freshwater Science, is being recognized for her research that sits at the intersection of freshwater systems and agriculture in the Midwest.

Professors Tank, Peaslee granted Media Legends Awards

Professors Tank, Peaslee granted Media Legends Awards
Professor Jennifer Tank, in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Professor Graham Peaslee, in the Department of Physics, were both honored with a Media Legend Award from the Office of Media Relations for their excellence in communicating with the press and others.

ND-ECI seed grants demonstrating impact

ND-ECI seed grants demonstrating impact
The 14 investigators who received 2017 seed grants from the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) are seeing their research bear fruit in ways that include testing the environmental impact of nanomaterials, using crowd sensing to detect groundwater well contamination, and studying Great Lakes salmon in light of Laudato si.’…

Undergraduate students turn out for Sustainability Expo

Undergraduate students turn out for Sustainability Expo
Students braved the cold and snow on February 1 to attend the 2018 Undergraduate Sustainability Research and Education Expo.  The fourth annual event was held in the atrium of Stinson-Remick Hall and was hosted by the Campus Coalition on Research and Education for Sustainability (CREST…

Author: Koby Keck

Notre Dame Research announces 2018 Internal Grant Program recipients

Notre Dame Research announces 2018 Internal Grant Program recipients
Twenty faculty members from five of the colleges and schools have been awarded grants through the Notre Dame Research Internal Grant Program (IGP). Recipients who applied were awarded Faculty Research Support Regular Grants, Faculty Research Support Initiation Grants, Rapid Response Grants, and other internal funding. 

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” Known for words such as these and for his deeply rooted, agrarian values, Wendell Berry is...

Idea Week to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in South Bend-Elkhart region

Idea Week to showcase innovation and entrepreneurship in South Bend-Elkhart region
The University of Notre Dame, along with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and various community organizations and businesses, will host Idea Week April 21-28 (Saturday-Saturday) to highlight strides being made in innovation and entrepreneurship in the region and to inspire creative energy for future success.

Author: Sue Ryan

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....