After 18 months of work, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have continued to make steady progress in implementing commitments outlined in the country’s 2016 peace accord, according to the second report released by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The Kroc Institute has been asked to provide technical verification and monitoring of implementation of the accord.
Notre Dame continued the steady expansion and growth of its research, scholarship and creative endeavor programs during the most recent fiscal year, recording $141.6 million in research funding. The amount is part of a trend that has led to a 75 percent increase in external research funding awarded to the University compared to 10 years ago.
With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at Notre Dame. The show’s sixth episode, “On Big Data and Our Technological Future,” was released Thursday, August 9, and features Hendrik Hamann, senior manager and distinguished researcher in the Physical Sciences Department at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
Emily Vincent, a 2018 graduate of Notre Dame, will pursue a one-year master’s degree in China studies at the Yenching Academy of Peking University this fall as one of 114 Yenching Scholars.
Trion Coatings LLC, which owns an environmentally friendly chrome plating process developed in partnership between Notre Dame faculty members and a startup company based at the University’s IDEA Center, has sold a minority equity position in Trion’s parent company to Nucor Corp. As part of its investment, Nucor will work with Trion Coatings to commercialize the technology by building the first commercial facility for the plating process at Nucor Fastener in St. Joe, Indiana.
Chemical engineers testing methods to improve efficiency of diesel engines while maintaining performance are getting help from a summer staple: Tiki torches. A team of engineers at Notre Dame and Cummins Inc. is using the backyard torches as part of an effort to mimic the soot oxidation process in a diesel engine—when soot in diesel exhaust collects in the walls of a particulate filter and has to be burned off.
For the seventh year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has selected Notre Dame to the honor roll of its “Great Colleges to Work For” list. The primary factor in determining whether an institution received recognition was employee feedback, with Notre Dame ranking highly in nine survey categories, including supervisor/department chair relationship, teaching environment, and tenure clarity and process.
In a new study, a team that includes several researchers from Notre Dame has shown how hackathons, or other crowdsourcing events, may provide a good strategy for building bridges over the traditional divides of research partnerships.
With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at Notre Dame. The show’s fifth episode, “On Hamilton and Making the Thing(s),” was released Thursday, July 26, and features Patrick Vassel, associate and supervising director for Hamilton, the mega-hit hip-hop musical about America’s founding that first took Broadway and then the entire country by storm.
Nine Notre Dame faculty members from the College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded four grants through the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) Seed Grant Program.