News and Upcoming Events
May 10, 2013
Amy Klegarth, a third year GLOBES fellow, will be conducting research abroad in Singapore for nine months during the coming academic year, thanks to the support of a Fulbright Scholarship Award. The work continues her study and GPS collaring of macaque monkeys for the purpose of understanding the population genetic structure of macaque groups in an urban landscape. Under the mentorship of Rudolf Meier, biologist with the National University of Singapore, Amy will also collect saliva samples to track the genetic flow of macaque populations. Amy is advised by Hope Hollocher, Biological Sciences, and Agustin Fuentes, Anthropology. > Read more
April 12, 2013
GLOBES Fellow Andy Deines (Cohort 1, Advisor David Lodge) successfully defended his dissertation thesis on Friday, April 12. In a comprehensive literature review of tilapia introductions worldwide, Andy cited hundreds of papers, the first being published in the 1930's. His study of invasive tilapia was furthered by frequent field excursions to the Kafue Watershed in Zambia, as well as by collaborations with the WorldFish Center, the University of Zambia, and the Zambian Dept. of Fisheries. He worked closedly with Dr. Cyprian Katongo of the University of Zambia who also served as an advisor on his thesis committee. In collaboration with GLOBES Fellow Adam Bee, (PhD 2011, Cohort 1, Economics), Andy co-authored a paper published earlier this year in Freshwater Biology on the economic tradeoffs between artisanal fisheries production and hydroelectricity power generation on the Kafue River. This paper fulfilled the interdisciplinary chapter requirement for the GLOBES program. For more information on Andy's research on the ecological impact of aquaculture introductions, follow this link.
April 8, 2013
GLOBES REU student co-authors paper on invasive crayfish in Crustaceana
Joshua Morse, a GLOBES REU summer researcher in 2010, is lead author of a paper that appears in the April 2013 edition of the journal Crustaceana. Coauthored by GLOBES fellows Ashley Baldridge and Lindsey Sargent (Advisor: David Lodge), the paper compares the predator behavior of invasive crayfish with native crayfish and the effects on fish reproduction in lakes. >More
April 8-10, 2013
Join in a multidisciplinary exploration of the challenges and opportunities society faces in addressing climate change and resource scarcity. From scientists and ethicists to policy and national security experts, this groundbreaking conference will bring together a diverse array of scholars and leaders to approach the complexities of climate disruption in a meaningful and productive way. >More
March 14, April 4, April 25, 2013
GLOBES Book Club Meetings
The Spring 2013 selection isRace, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths about Human Nature! by Agustin Fuentes, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. Meetings are held at Quincy's Cafe on Ironwood near S.R. 23 at 7 p.m. Prof. Fuentes will join the group discussion on April 25. For more information contact GLOBES Fellow Craig Kinnear.
February 5, 2013
The Reilly Center presents a talk by environmental ethicist Michael P. Nelson
Michael P. Nelson, a philosopher and environmental ethicist, will give a public presentation on science, social science, ethics, and policy of the long-term Isle Royale wolf-moose research project on Tues, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Decio 131. Professor Nelson is co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril with Kathleen Dean Moore and has performed extensive research on the wolves and moose on Isle Royale of Lake Superior. For the former project, Moore and Nelson have compiled letters responding to the question: “Do we have a moral obligation to take action to protect the future of a planet in peril?” The latter project deals with the isolated wolf and moose communities on Isle Royale, including the genetic constitution of the wolves and ethical dimensions of whether or not to introduce new wolves.
January 22, 2013
Invasivores.org featured in the Earth Journal of the MinnPost online news agency
Writer Ron Meador calls the Invasivores.org website and blog devoted to recipes and news about invasive plants and animals as " the coolest new word, idea and website all wrapped into one." The website is the brainchild of three GLOBES fellows who've assembled an impressive collection of recipes, anecdotes, and science data. >Read the MinnPost article. >Go to Invasivores.org
GLOBES Fellow Matt Cooper selected to serve on IGERT.org Advisory Board
Matt Cooper (Cohort 4, Advisor Gary Lamberti) has agreed to serve on the IGERT.org advisory board and recently travelled to Washington DC to participate in a board leadership and strategy workshop. Matt joined six other IGERT program trainees in sharing their thoughts on ways to improve IGERT.org in the year ahead. Each of the seven trainees won an award in last year’s online video and poster competition. They have also agreed to serve as mentors to new trainees who will be competing this year.
The IGERT Resource Center (IGERT.org) provides comprehensive information about the NSF flagship interdisciplinary training program and each of its actively funded projects. The Resource Center provides an e-community for current IGERT students and faculty to share resources, research, presentations, challenges and best practices. >Read More
October 12, 2012
ECI Lecture features Distinguished Sustainability Scientist Dr. James Elser of Arizona State University
This talk entitled "Phosphorous, Food, and Our Future" will deal with both sides of the sustainability conundrum for the continued use of phosphorous in fertilizers and highlight ways forward to a sustainable food system. The lecture takes place in the Galvin Auditorium, Rm 283, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. >See flyer
Aug. 10, 2012
Two GLOBES Fellows accept Post Doctorate positions in malaria research at the National Institutes of Health
GLOBES Fellows Becky Miller (Cohort 1) and Brandy St. Laurent (Cohort 2) have accepted Post Doctorate positions with the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes for Health in Rockville, Maryland. Both fellows will work in the International Studies of Malaria and Entomology Section of the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research under the direction of Robert Gwadz, PhD. The project explores malaria transmission in Cambodia by tracking the spread of drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum genotypes. The interdisciplinary approach also studies the impact of habitat destruction on how malaria vectors and humans interact. >Read more
June 21, 2012
Professor Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey is the lead author of a new paper in the journal Genes and Development that addresses the biology of tumor-derived microvesicles and their clinical application as circulating biomarkers. Co-authored by GLOBES Fellow James Clancy (Cohort 2), the paper discusses the potential of microvesicles to present a combination of disease and tissue-specific markers that would constitute a unique and identifiable biosignature for individual cancers.>Read More
June 1, 2012
Matt Cooper (Cohort 4, Advisor Gary Lamberti) was one of 25 finalists in the 2012 IGERT Video and Poster Competition. Matt's entry entitled "Taking the pulse of Great Lakes coastal wetlands: scientists tackle an epic monitoring challenge," was one of 113 student presentations representing IGERT PhD programs from around the country. IGERT research often transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and addresses complex research problems of significant scientific and societal importance. The presenters were asked to make their posters and videos intelligible to a general, scientifically literate audience. View Matt's poster at http://posterhall.org/igert2012/posters/315
May 3, 2012
Patrick Shirey (Cohort 2, Advisor Gary Lamberti) has received a prestigious George M. Wright Climate Change Fellowship from the National Park Service. The goals of this student fellowship program are to support new and innovative research on climate change impacts to protected areas and to increase the use of scientific knowledge to further resource management in national parks.
Dr. Nancy Langston of the University of Wisconsin-Madison talks on how and why synthetic chemicals have penetrated human bodies and ecosystems since their introduction following World War II, and what can be done to protect human and environmental health. The public lecture,"Toxic Bodies," begins at 5:30 p.m. in Rm 101, Jordan Hall of Science. In the picture to the right, Dr. Langston is shown accompanying GLOBES fellows on a field trip to Warren Woods State Park during her visit to Notre Dame. >Read more
April 25, 2012
Science Café features “The Science of Crime Solving”
Mr. Charles Eakins, Director of the South Bend Police Department Crime Lab, is the featured speaker at the next Science Café that takes place at 6:30 pm at the Notre Dame Downtown Office (217 S. Michigan Ave.).
April 6, 2012
GLOBES Fellow Becky Miller co-authors paper in the journal Science on new methods to fight drug resistence in the treatment of malaria
A Notre Dame team of researchers that includes Professor Mike Ferdig, graduate student Becky Miller (GLOBES Cohort 1), and John Tan, managing director of the ND Genomics Core Facility, have developed a “gene chip” to contribute to the identification of malaria drug resistance. The novel method described in a recent Science paper allows researchers to see resistance as it is emerging and thereby adapt strategies to tailor and protect drugs used in the treatment of malaria. Miller helped develop and optimize the array used in the study that includes single-nucleotide polymorphisms ( SNP) genotyping and copy number variant (CNV) detection. >Read More
March 28, 2012
Science Café features “How to turn Lead into Gold”
Dr. Micha Kilburn, Director of Education and Outreach for the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, is the featured speaker at the next Science Café that takes place at 6:30 pm at the Notre Dame Downtown Office (217 S. Michigan Ave.).
GLOBES Fellow Sarah Roley invited to present at Washington DC showcase event for NSF research
At the invitation of the Ecological Society of America, Sarah Roley (Cohort 2, Faculty Advisor Jen Tank) will participate in a special event on Capitol Hill on May 15, 2012, that showcases research and education activities made possible by funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Sarah's research on mitigating nutrient pollution in agricultural areas is supported by an NSF-IGERT traineeship through GLOBES. Organized by the Coalition for National Science Funding (www.cnsfweb.org) , the 18th Annual Exhibition and Reception will be held for members of Congress and their staffs on Tuesday, May 15, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM on Capitol Hill. The event usually attracts several hundred congressional attendees, along with representatives from the Administration, including the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and NSF. >Read more on Sarah's research
Photo credit: Nadine Lymn, ESA Director of Public Affairs
March 26-27, 2012
GLOBES Fellows travel to Washington DC to interact with policy-makers and journalists in the nation's capital
GLOBES fellows learned and practiced ways to effectively communicate their research to policy-makers during a three-part Policy Training Module in the Spring of 2012. The training culminated in a trip to the nation’s capital where students put into action the techniques and skills acquired during on campus workshop events and assignments. >Read More
Photo credit: Erica Goldman, COMPASS
GLOBES Fellow Nicholas Bonneau wins Humanities Division at the 2012 ND Graduate Student Union Research Symposium
Nick Bonneau (Cohort 6, Advisor: Chris Hamlin) received first prize, Humanities Division, for his poster presentation at the 2012 Research Symposium hosted by the ND Graduate Student Union. Nick's poster, "Silent All These Years: Mapping Mortality in the Atlantic World," addresses epidemics not as events but as "part of global systems of movement that incorporate biological, social, and economic factors..." The project constructs a database of eastern North American mortality reports collected from 1600 - 1849 which provides the detail necessary to better understand large-scale pathogenic events.
January 26, 2012
ND students produce documentary on Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Project
GLOBES Fellow Matt Cooper is featured in several interviews in the Notre Dame student produced documentary called "Waterlogged" that films restoration and preservation efforts associated with the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Project, a collaboration of 10 universities and funded by a major grant award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. >Read More
GLOBES Newsletters (PDFs)
- News from GLOBES (March, 2013
- News From GLOBES (Fall 2011)
- News from GLOBES (December 2009)
- News from GLOBES (May 2009)