In 1916, a small contingent of Irish rebels attempted to take control of Dublin and declare Ireland an independent nation. Their effort failed and the leaders were executed, but the event ignited a desire for independence. Now, nearly 100 years later, as Ireland prepares to celebrate the centennial of the rebellion and the country’s eventual independence, Notre Dame will help retell the history of that effort and place it in a global, historic context.
What if, in an instant, one of the world’s most renowned, most beloved, most iconic sites was destroyed? Across the globe, many important cultural heritage monuments face the real threat of ruin by human or natural disaster. Scholars at Notre Dame are helping to ensure the preservation of these treasures.
There are 60 million displaced people in the world and every day an estimated 40,000 people flee their homes in search of safety elsewhere. For many, a temporary stop in a refugee camp becomes a lifetime of dependency and desolation.
Growing up in the midst of a decades-long civil war, Prashan de Visser witnessed the allure of violence, how people were willing to commit extreme acts in the name of their cultural identity. But even as a young man, he knew peace would bring about a more lasting change.
Professor Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Professor Dovichi, the Grace Rupley Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, are developing technology which will enable doctors to diagnose sepsis in a patient sooner, allowing for earlier, and potentially lifesaving, treatment.
Spanning from Lake Erie to Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, algal blooms caused in part by fertilizer runoff from lawns and farms, are becoming a critical threat to freshwater resources. At the Environmental Change Initiative, Professor Jennifer Tank is conducting research to help farmers across the country make positive changes to solve this widespread challenge.
He fought for education. He fought for racial equality. He fought to serve the poor. And he fought to minister to all those in need.