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The Demands of Justice

Notre Dame is animated by a faith that inspires us to seek knowledge because of the powerful tool it can be to improve humankind.

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'Hybrid’ disaster response shows how localization saves lives

The earthquake that struck southwest Haiti in August 2021 killed thousands of people and left more than half a million seeking help. New research by a University of Notre Dame expert finds that the assessment of this disaster can serve as a model for evaluating future disasters and making life-saving improvements.

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Into high waves and turbulence: Engineers deploy smart devices to improve hurricane forecasts

Forecasters’ ability to predict a hurricane’s intensity has lagged behind tracking its path because the forces driving the storm have been difficult and dangerous to measure — until now. “When we’re talking 150, 200-mph winds, with 30-foot waves, you don’t send a boat and crew out there to collect data,” said David Richter, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences. Richter is the lead investigator on an Office of Naval Research grant to send drones and other “smart” instruments into hurricanes to collect needed data.

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A vision of hope

The Notre Dame community rallies to serve rare disease patients and their families through advocacy, education, and research.