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David Richter named ND Engineering’s 2021 Outstanding Teacher

David Richter, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (CEEES), is the recipient of the Notre Dame College of Engineering 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award. The annual award honors an engineering faculty member, selected by engineering undergraduates, for …

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In Memoriam: Edward B. Fitzpatrick Jr.

Edward B. Fitzpatrick Jr. (ND ’54, Civil Engineering), a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council for nearly 50 years and the primary benefactor for Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering, died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2021, in Bayville, New York. He was 88. Fitzpatrick was president of …

Working towards a healthier, more sustainable planet

The continued burning of fossil fuels, increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, and changes in land use such as deforestation have led to the melting of ice sheets and glaciers, a consistent rise in sea levels, and fueled the intensity of devastating climate events such as …

Amid pandemic, engineers and climate scientists imagine Earth Day 2070

Earth Day 2020 will mark 50 years since the first nationwide effort to educate the public and raise awareness of environmental issues that threaten the health and sustainability of the planet. The impacts of global climate change are no less visible at regional and local levels. In the Midwest …

Patricia Culligan appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering

Patricia J. Culligan, currently the chair and Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University, has been appointed the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, …