University receives $128 million in research funding

first_imgNotre Dame received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016, the second highest total in school history, according to a University press release.This year was topped only by the 2015 fiscal year, in which the University received $133 million in research funds.“The research, scholarship and creativity of Notre Dame faculty continues to make a difference in multiple ways across our country and around the world,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release. “The growth in external funding is a tangible testimony to the importance of their work.”According to the release, funded research projects cover a variety of disciplines, including energy, economics and everything in between.For example, Alan Seaubaugh, chair professor in the College of Engineering, and his research team won a $5.8 million award to support the Center for Low Energy Systems (LEAST), a Notre Dame-led initiative working to devise new concepts for energy-efficient devices to reduce power in electronic systems.For his research on advancing the empirical study of global religion in mainstream academia, sociology professor Christian Smith received a $4.9 million award from the Templeton Religion Trust.Faculty from the College of Science and College of Engineering — led by Frank Collins and Scott Emrich — received a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support Vectorbase, a bioinformatics database that provides web-based resources to the scientific community on invertebrate vectors of human pathogens.The University supports research in more than 20 facilities and in each of Notre Dame’s colleges, according to Notre Dame Research’s website.This year, 57 percent of awards came from federal funding, along with 16 percent from foundations and 15 percent from industry sponsors, according to the release. Local and state governments, foreign entities and nonprofit organizations also sponsored various research projects.“This was another strong year for Notre Dame Research and it reflects the talents of our faculty and students,” Robert Bernhard, vice president for research, said in the release. “Due to their hard work and great achievements, we are celebrating another successful year for research funding and finished strong with the highest month of funding — nearly $23 million in June — in the University’s history.”Tags: research fundinglast_img read more

6 Things You Won’t Learn About Your Man ‘Til You’re Married (or Living Together)

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleRelationships 6 Things You Won’t Learn About Your Man ‘Til You’re Married (or Living Together) by: – February 7, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img You know your guy pretty well, otherwise you wouldn’t get engaged or married. But there are certain bits of his life that you just won’t see until you’re husband and wife (or move in together).And they are…If He’s Wasteful or Frugal at Home Paul would leave on the lights in our apartment 24 hours a day if I didn’t shut them off. He’s my opposite when it comes to water and food too. I turn off the faucet when I’m not actively using it; he leaves it running while he brushes his teeth. With food, if I don’t finish what’s on my plate, I package it up and eat the leftovers the next day. Paul tosses what’s left. As often as I stayed over his dorm in college, I didn’t know all this until we were sharing a home.If He Waits ‘Til You Finish Eating to Leave the Dinner Table or If He Expects You to Wait for Him When you go out to dinner, neither of you abandons the other in the restaurant no matter how long it takes to finish eating. And before you move in together, it’d be a little weird if one of you left the other person to eat alone. Once you’re roommates, though, that changes. I’m an exceptionally slow eater, but my family all sat together at dinner until everyone finished. Paul inhales his food. I was surprised that first time he got up when I was only halfway done (he kindly waits for me now).What His Pre-Bedtime/Post-Wake-Up Rituals Are He may shorten his routine if you occasionally stay at his place, and he probably wouldn’t do the whole thing at your home. But when you’re married or living together, you see it all. Does he floss nightly and use mouthwash? Does he check his e-mail and the weather forecast as soon as his morning alarm goes off? Does he put gel in his hair or trim his nose hairs?If He Goes to Bed at the Same Time as You I knew Paul was a night owl. Yet when we stayed at each other’s dorms in college, we went to bed at the same time. Not so once we moved in together. He stays up a full two to three hours later than me every night (thankfully, he’ll hang out in our bed until I fall asleep before he goes back out into the living room).How Often He Talks to His Friends and Family Until you’re spending every night and weekend with your guy, you don’t have the full picture of his phone habits. My pal didn’t know until she moved in with her fiancé that he talks to his mom every day for 20 minutes or more at a time. Paul has a friend he’ll chat with just once or month or so…but for an hour.How Much He’ll Pitch In On His Own Any good guy would do their fair share of chores if asked. It’s just that some guys don’t know to do things automatically and need to be asked. So while he may help with the dishes when he comes to your place, will he load the dishwasher by himself sometimes? Will he go buy milk when you run out? Will he start making dinner before you get home from work? (Fingers crossed the answer is yes to all these!)by Meredith BodgasMSN Love Share 46 Views   no discussionslast_img read more