Season 4 of podcast kicks off with interview with Provost Miranda

Author: Ted Fox

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The fourth season of the With a Side of Knowledge podcast premiered today (August 13) with an interview with Marie Lynn Miranda, Notre Dame’s new Charles and Jill Fischer Provost.

Titled “On Research, Universities, and the Love of Dogs,” the episode covers a number of topics, including Miranda’s research as director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI), why she loves working in an academic community, leadership during a crisis, institutional diversity and inclusion, and what we can all learn from our dogs during these complicated times.

Miranda, who is a professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at Notre Dame, succeeded Tom Burish as provost on July 1. A leader in the rapidly evolving field of geospatial health informatics, she is especially well-known for her research on childhood lead exposure. She served as provost at Rice University from 2015–19 and as dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment for the four years prior to that.

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at Notre Dame. Created to bring listeners informal interviews with fascinating scholars and professionals from both Notre Dame and elsewhere, the show typically takes place over brunch, with the conversations recorded right at the table. However, the podcast is currently recording all interviews remotely to maintain physical distancing.

The episode with Miranda along with a full transcript of the interview is available on the With a Side of Knowledge website.

You can also listen using the player below.