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Notre Dame elects Marie Lynn Miranda provost

Notre Dame elects Marie Lynn Miranda provost

Marie Lynn Miranda, the former provost of Rice University and a distinguished scholar in the field of children’s environmental health, has been elected the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees....
Women Lead 2020

Women Lead 2020

The challenges of today cannot be met with the thinking of yesterday. Meet seven outstanding faculty members who are shifting paradigms in their fields as they work to build a better tomorrow.
Solar energy improves quality of life in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Solar energy improves quality of life in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

When the young students of Domingo Massol Ramos School in the mountain town of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico saw tiny solar cars scoot along the ground powered only by light energy, they were amazed. Sparking more excitement and curiosity, students then...
Ptasinska appointed new editor-in-chief of EPJD

Ptasinska appointed new editor-in-chief of EPJD

Sylwia Ptasinska, associate professor of physics and an ND Energy faculty affiliate, was recently named an editor-in-chief for European Physical Journal D (EPJD) effective January 2020. She has served on the journal’s editorial board since 2015.…
Notre Dame among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

Notre Dame among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

Notre Dame Professor Jason Rohr’s proposal—Disease, Food, Energy, and Water Solutions: Defusing a Global Crisis—offers a sustainable, local solution to reduce schistosomiasis while at the same time addressing food, energy, and water shortages afflicting marginalized populations throughout the developing world....
ND Law students launch Journal on Emerging Technologies

ND Law students launch Journal on Emerging Technologies

Concluding that the pressing societal questions posed by emerging technologies would be best studied from an interdisciplinary perspective, third-year law student Rolando Rengifo conceived of an innovative academic journal that would bridge legal scholarship with that of science, policy, and...
Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti...