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Lighting the Path for a Brighter Tomorrow: Making Connections with Potential Mentors

January 27, 2017 • Categories: ND Energy

Mentoring Image

January is National Mentoring Month, and according to, quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development and social and economic opportunity, and empowers them to make smart choices and better life decisions. Mentoring has led to many of our youths increasing their participation in leadership positions, community volunteerism, and becoming mentors themselves.…

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory to partner with Doosan Heavy Industries on $2.5 million compressor test agreement

January 24, 2017

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

The compressor test will study aerodynamic phenomena that even the most powerful computers cannot simulate.

Ten Years Hence lecture series examines climate change and innovation

January 19, 2017

Ten Years Hence Lecture Series

The annual speaker series explores issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade.

Tengfei Luo Named 2016 DuPont Young Professor

January 18, 2017

Tengfei Luo has been named to the 2016 Class of DuPont Young Professors, one of only eight young faculty to receive the honor this year.

Annual index reveals biggest movers in climate change adaptation

January 12, 2017

ND-GAIN Biggest Movers

The annual ND-GAIN Country Index ranks 181 countries on vulnerability to extreme climate events such as droughts, superstorms and other natural disasters as well as readiness to successfully implement adaptation solutions. The top five countries showing the biggest amount of improvement in preparedness over the last year were Ghana, Solomon Islands, Cape Verde, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Reuters Names Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat 2016 Highly Cited Researchers

December 20, 2016

Thomson Reuters has named Timothy Beers, the University of Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, and Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, to its 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list. After Reuters analyzed Essential Science Indicators that included 128,887 highly cited papers ranked in the top 1 percent by total citations, the work of Beers and Kamat stood out as being among the most valuable and significant in their fields.

Bryan Ritchie Appointed Vice President for Innovation at Notre Dame

December 19, 2016

Bryan Ritchie

In this role, Ritchie will lead the University’s new IDEA Center initiative and coordinate the University’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

Student Spotlight: Patricia Kay ’17

December 15, 2016 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

Shining a Bright Light in 2016 and Looking Ahead with Clear Vision and Gratitude

Patricia Kay

As another year draws to a close, it seems appropriate to give thanks for the many blessings we have at the University of Notre Dame. Our esteemed faculty, talented staff, and exceptionally bright students give us reason to be grateful and proud to be a member of the Notre Dame family. It is through faculty and staff efforts that our students may prosper and excel, so that upon graduation, they are ready to meet the world with all of its challenges and opportunities to succeed. ND Energy is privileged to be a part of this exciting time in our students’ lives and equally delighted to share the following story of one of the many outstanding students at Notre Dame. We hope you enjoy reading it.

Notre Dame Finalizes Agreement To Construct hydro facility on St. Joseph River

December 14, 2016

South Bend and Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame and the South Bend Board of Parks have reached an agreement on a 50-year lease that gives the University rights to construct and operate a hydroelectric generation facility on the dam in the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend. The agreement was approved Monday (Dec. 12) by the park board’s commissioners.

Creating a Culture For All Students

November 23, 2016 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy


Notre Dame dual degree programs open doors for women and minorities in engineering
DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS REQUIRES more than a diverse student body, and the University of Notre Dame is excelling at encouraging diversity by supporting students and faculty with everything they need to succeed.

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