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Notre Dame collaborating with five partners to build nation’s top turbine engine component research and testing facility

June 30, 2014

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility

The University of Notre Dame and five public and private partners announced today Thursday (June 26) a $36 million project that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.

Construction in South Bend’s Ignition Park on a 43,000-square-foot building — of which 25,000 square feet will be for the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility — will begin this summer and be completed by March. The facility will be fully operational in July 2016.

NDIGD and ND-GAIN awarded project from 3ie to design impact evaluation in Mozambique

June 25, 2014

Maputo, Mozambique

The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) will work with faculty and staff from the Universidade Católica de Moçambique (UCM) to assess the impacts of early-warning systems for climate-related disasters in Mozambique.

Notre Dame and Heidelberg University sign memorandum of understanding

June 17, 2014 • Categories: ND Energy

Nick Entrikin poses with Bernhard Eitel, rector of Heidelberg University, Germany, and other representatives of Heidelberg University

Representatives of the University of Notre Dame and Heidelberg University signed a general memorandum of understanding April 11 that will serve as the basis for an exploration of joint research, academic exchanges and other cooperative activities between the two institutions.

ND Expert: New carbon emission rule targets existing plants, will result in lawsuits

June 03, 2014

Bruce Huber

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday (June 2) released its Clean Power Plan, a long-awaited proposal that seeks to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

“These power plants account for about one-third of all such emissions within the U.S., and more importantly, they have historically escaped the brunt of regulation by the EPA, which generally focuses instead on newly constructed plants,” according to Bruce Huber, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame.