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Author Gwyneth Cravens to lecture on nuclear energy on Oct. 6

September 30, 2015

Gwyneth Cravens

Gwyneth Cravens, an American author and journalist who is best known for her writings on nuclear power as a safe and reliable alternative energy source and as an essential preventive of global warming, will present a lecture titled “Can We Save the World with Nuclear Energy?" at 4 p.m. Tuesday (Oct 6) at Washington Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Theologian and environmental ethicist Christiana Peppard to deliver 2015 Bernie Clark Lecture

September 28, 2015

Christiana Peppard

Theologian and fresh water ethics expert Christiana Peppard will deliver the annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture on Catholic Social Tradition at 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 28). The lecture will be held in Andrews Auditorium of Geddes Hall and is open to the public.

Rev. Jenkins: Pope Francis calls Americans to 'live up to the highest ideals of our nation'

September 28, 2015

President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., shakes hands with Pope Francis in Rome. Photo courtesy Vatican Photo Office

During his historic visit to the United States, on Thursday morning (Sept. 24) Pope Francis delivered the first-ever papal address to members of Congress and an audience that included Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame.

Father Jenkins, who traveled to Washington, D.C., to greet Pope Francis at the White House, said that the pontiff called on Americans to challenge themselves to live up to their ideals.

Faculty experts comment on Pope's visit to the United States

September 28, 2015

Pope Francis

Joseph Kaboski, professor of economics; Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism; and Richard W. Garnett, professor of law, reflect on what Pope Francis’ visit and Junipero Serra’s canonization mean to the Church, politicians and America.

EPA administrator speaks on the urgency of environmental protection at Notre Dame

September 28, 2015

Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, speaks at a news conference at the Morris Inn

Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), describes action against climate change as a moral obligation and praised the University of Notre Dame’s recent commitment to eliminate use of coal by 2020 as an example of an institution “putting its investments where its values are.”

Thomson Reuters names four Notre Dame faculty among the most highly cited scholars

September 23, 2015

UnThomson Reutersiversity of Notre Dame faculty members — Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat from the College of Science and Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman from the College of Engineering and  — have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2015. Hochwald, Beers, and Kamat were named in the 2014 list. All four faculty members have also appeared on previous years’ lists.


Father Jenkins, faculty to offer public commentary during Pope Francis’ American visit

September 21, 2015

Pope Francis greets faithful in St. Peter's Square

University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C., and several members of the University faculty will be prominent among those offering commentary and analysis in the national media during the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States next week (Sept. 22-27).

Father Jenkins and Notre Dame’s 'Pope Francis Generation' to welcome their new guest

September 21, 2015

Pope Francis

University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C., and some 500 of the University’s students, faculty and staff will join in welcoming Pope Francis to the United States on his first visit here Sept. 22-27.

Notre Dame goal: No coal

September 21, 2015

Notre Dame Power Plant

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, announced Monday (Sept. 21) that the University will cease burning coal entirely within five years, and cut its carbon footprint by more than half by 2030.

“In recognition of both Pope Francis’ encyclical and his visit this week to the United States, Notre Dame is recommitting to make the world a greener place, beginning in our own backyard,” Father Jenkins said. “Of greater importance, however, are the contributions our faculty and students are making across disciplines to find sustainability answers, especially for poor countries in most need of development and the most vulnerable to climate change.”

Father Jenkins also said Notre Dame was planning the investment of $113 million in renewable energy sources and projects, including a hydroelectric project, solar power and geothermal fields both on and off campus, which collectively will reduce CO2 emissions by 47,500 tons.

ND-LEEF Science Sunday event to take place Sept. 20

September 17, 2015


The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF), a unique environmental research collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and St. Patrick’s County Park, will host its third annual public Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 20).

Record highs for Notre Dame research funding

September 16, 2015

CEES Professor Amy Hixon works with an undergraduate researcher in her Stinson-Remick lab

The University of Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. This is an all-time record for the University and $20 million more than last year.

Notre Dame and City of South Bend join MetroLab Network as part of White House Smart Cities Initiative

September 15, 2015

South Bend and Notre Dame

Announced at White House Smart Cities Forum on Monday (Sept. 14), the University of Notre Dame is joining in a partnership with the City of South Bend to bring together University researchers with city officials to address critical community needs. The Notre Dame and South Bend partnership is one of more than 20 such alliances around the country.

The agreement, called the MetroLab Network, is a national consortium of university-city partnerships committed to developing ways to improve infrastructure, city services and other public sector priorities using technology and analytically based solutions. MetroLab Network is a part of the Smart Cities Initiative, the White House administration’s focus to create smarter cities through science, technology and civic participation.

Introducing Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science

September 14, 2015

Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science

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Mary Galvin, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, sat down for a brief question-and-answer session about her experience, her passion for scientific research and her new role at the University of Notre Dame.

When asked what drew her to Notre Dame, Galvin is quick to answer: alignment with the University’s mission, and the chance to work with students again.

Faculty Research Support Grants from Notre Dame Research Now Open for Applications

September 03, 2015 • Categories: ND Energy

Notre Dame Research has opened its annual competition for faculty research grants. Currently there are two types of grants open for applications. Applications are due Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Notre Dame Engineering Faculty Named Winners of Zollman Award

September 03, 2015 • Categories: ND Energy

Yahya Kurama, professor and associate chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, and Brian Smith, assistant teaching professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, have been named recipients of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s

Join Notre Dame Research at the Core Facility Fair

September 03, 2015 • Categories: Annual Report, ND Energy, and SEI

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, Notre Dame Research will host its annual Core Facility Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria.

Junior faculty receive prestigious NSF Early Career Awards

September 01, 2015 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named four University of Notre Dame junior faculty members winners of the Early Career Development Award (CAREER). Three recent additions to the Notre Dame faculty also received CAREER Awards while at their previous institutions.