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Data Sleuth: ND-GAIN Intern Explores Statistics Behind Climate Change

Data Sleuth: ND-GAIN Intern Explores Statistics Behind Climate Change
Just because he’s an Environmental Science major doesn’t mean that Jorge Daura likes dirt. Daura worked for a time in a Notre Dame lab where he analyzed soil samples, yet it wasn’t for him. But ask him to research the emergency traffic capacity for a large city and he’s on it.  ...

Big Data Fuels Big Dreams for ND-GAIN Intern

Big Data Fuels Big Dreams for ND-GAIN Intern
To understand the pivotal role that Big Data plays in the career dreams of a ND-GAIN intern, consider what Carolyn Yvellez wants for her next birthday: a four-terabyte hard drive. It’s an essential computing tool should you want to store climate data for 278 large U.S. cities. “I need more...

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

Professor Harindra Joseph Fernando Appointed to the Board of Editors of the "Proceedings of the Royal Society, London"

Professor Harindra Joseph Fernando Appointed to the Board of Editors of the
Professor Harindra Joseph Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, has been appointed to serve as a member of the board of editors of the scholarly journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences. …

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