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Faculty lectures add to options for football weekend activities

Faculty lectures add to options for football weekend activities

Visitors who want a break from tailgating on football weekends have a variety of options for public lectures and talks around campus this fall. From science to the humanities to faith, these events will explore a range of topics of interest to the University of Notre Dame community.

Gary Lamberti to direct GLOBES Program

Gary Lamberti to direct GLOBES Program

The Reilly Center is delighted to announce that Gary Lamberti, professor of biological sciences and director of the Stream and Wetland Ecology Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, has agreed to serve as the interim director of the GLOBES Program in Environment and Society for 2015-16 academic year.

Corey Robinson pursues his passion during summer internship with ND-GAIN

Corey Robinson pursues his passion during summer internship with ND-GAIN

What do football and climate change research have in common? For wide receiver Corey Robinson, the two involve following your passions. Robinson is a rising senior in the program of liberal studies (PLS) and sustainability minor. He chose this course of study because he really enjoys philosophy and speculative thinking....

Patricia Clark elected to Executive Council of the Protein Society

Patricia Clark elected to Executive Council of the Protein Society

Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara C.S.C Professor of Biochemistry, has been elected to the executive council of the Protein Society. She will serve a three-year term (2015-18), during which she will work with the other councilors to organize and conduct the society’s business and help plan conferences and...

ESTEEM student explores aquaponics as a sustainable food source

ESTEEM student explores aquaponics as a sustainable food source

Janaee Wallace joined the University of Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s (ESTEEM) Program because her college counselor said it would equip her to fulfill her dreams. Wallace wants to develop marine aquaculture in her native Bahamas to launch innovative, sustainable food production across developing island and...

Climate change through the lens of impact investing

Climate change through the lens of impact investing

Climate change presents daunting challenges along myriad fronts, including environmental effects, government policies, human services — and business investment. In just the next two decades, an estimated investment of $53 trillion will be required to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius, according to the...

Anthropology major explores his interest in science with a summer internship

Anthropology major explores his interest in science with a summer internship

Rising senior Andrew Flatley, recently completed a 10-week research internship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Established in 1995, the Summer Internship Program provides biomedical and public health research experiences to college juniors and seniors. The goal of program is to encourage students to pursue careers in science,...

National QuarkNet physics teachers draw inspiration from European workshop

National QuarkNet physics teachers draw inspiration from European workshop

Through the National Science Foundation, twenty physics teachers from across the United States joined 30 of their European counterparts in July in Attica, Greece, for Inspiring Science Education Summer Academy 2015, a six-day training and networking program aimed at boosting inquiry-based learning in high school classrooms. The National Science Foundation...

Notre Dame hosts first International Summer Physics Institute

Notre Dame hosts first International Summer Physics Institute

A group of thirteen international high school students are currently participating in the first ever International Summer Physics Institute (iSPI).  The two-week program, July 27-August 7, has brought the high school students to Notre Dame from China and Ireland to explore their interest in physics.

Congratulations to the 2015 Energy RET participants

Congratulations to the 2015 Energy RET participants

The final year of the NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) – Engineering a More Sustainable Energy Future – came to a close on July 31. Ten science teachers from local high schools participated in the seven-week program and focused their attention on conducting energy-related research that was used to...