2019 Sustainability Seminar Series to address climate change

first_imgEnvironmental and climate change experts will share their research at the University’s 2019 Sustainability Seminar Series, sponsored by the Notre Dame Office of Sustainability along with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the University announced in a press release Thursday.The series commenced Feb. 8 with biology professor Jennifer Tank’s presentation titled “The Indiana Watershed Initiative: Fighting for Freshwater Using a Translational Approach.” Tank’s research primarily involves understanding the contributions of small streams in removing nitrogen from the water near farmlands, which would otherwise pollute areas further downstream. Her research was featured as part of the University’s “What Would You Fight For?” series in 2015.Political science and peace studies professor Patrick Regan will lead “Climate Vulnerability: Measurement and Implications for Knowledge” on March 22 in 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Hall. Regan is also the associate director of the Environmental Change Initiative for ND-Gain, a group exploring the effects of climate change through the view of human social behaviors and adaptations. Paul Kempf, senior director of utilities and maintenance at the University will speak at “Notre Dame Goes Greener: An Energy Infrastructure Update” on April 5. The two departments are responsible for all heat and power at the University, as well as the general maintenance of Notre Dame’s campus. The two remaining seminars will both take place from noon to 1 p.m. and are open to the public, the release said. Editor’s Note: A former version of this article misnamed Paul Kempf as Patrick Kempf. Tags: Climate change, climate vulnerability, sustainability, sustainability seminar serieslast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Tennis Team Wins Season Opener

first_imgThe Batesville girls tennis team won their season opener at Connersville, 3-2.#1 Singles- Lydia Olsen was defeated by Sally Wilhioite 6-2, 1-6, 2-6#2 Singles- Karsen Worthington was defeated by Nini Li 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 9-11 (super tie break was played for third set)#3 Singles- Erin Longstreth defeated Morgan Geise 6-2, 6-3#1 Doubles- Brooke Bradford and Kelli Hartman defeated Brittany Gabbard and Caitlyn Boggs 6-2, 6-4#2 Doubles- Macy Simon and Gabby Cooper defeated Sheby Brown and Taylor Steels 6-0, 6-1In JV action- Batesville swept Connersville, 5-0.#1 Singles- Julia Hunter defeated Savannah Drew 8-1#2 Singles- Rachael Rose defeated Faith Kaler 8-2#3 Singles- Audrey Weigel defeated Kyra Kelle 8-1#1 Doubles- Grace Heppner and Anna Kick defeated Alexis Johnson and Amandad Simpkins 8-4#2 Doubles- Jenna Harmeyer and Julia Hunter defeated Katie Cooley and Sophia Atkinson 8-1Batesville will play Monday at Centerville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Davis Cup: Aggression is the buzzword for Yuki

first_imgHis talent was never in doubt but injuries have plagued Yuki Bhambri’s promising career. After a lengthy injury lay-off, Yuki has come back strongly with some good victories under his belt and his confidence is certainly high going into Friday’s opening rubber against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic.The difference in their rankings is huge with Yuki 90 places behind the 61st-ranked Lajovic, but considering that some of the visiting team’s top players, including Novak Djokovic, are missing, India can surely be positive. Yuki understands the expectations but says he will do what he knows best – play aggressively.”I am match-ready. It will be a tough one but that’s what Davis Cup is all about. My tennis has been good lately. We know it is a tough situation and this is how it is going to be. At the end of the day, we are here to win and not to give just a good fight. If you have to be there in the World Group, you have to beat the top 16, it is simple as that,” Yuki told Mail Today after Thursday’s practice session.In Yuki and Somdev Devvarman, the country’s top-ranked singles player, India have two players who have completely different styles of play. While Somdev believes in grinding down the opponent and is prepared to play a lengthy game, Yuki is someone who likes to be aggressive.Yuki, a former Australian Open junior champion, hopes to bank upon his aggression to counter Lajovic”Davis Cup is about teams and everyone has to contribute. Dusan has done well in the last two years but hopefully, with the crowd behind me, and if I can play as well as I can and physically handle long matches, it will be OK. Playing aggressively is what I know. I will go for my shots for that is how I have learned my tennis. It suits my game with the ball flying and going through the air quicker. I like playing fast and finishing fast. I am a completely different player than somebody like Somdev who would probably give the counter punch and run around,” added Yuki.advertisementAgainst Lajovic, who played the first round of the US Open main draw, Yuki certainly starts as the underdog but the Indian doesn’t mind that.”He is expected to win because is ranked 61st in the world. Being the underdog, it takes some pressure off you. I can play freely with the tie starting from scratch and I don’t have to think about the results of the previous matches of the tie. Yes, I will be nervous. It’s different because you are not playing for yourself here but for your country and your teammates. You have to play five sets so the mindset has to be different as well but I like challenges,” the Indian added.last_img read more

10 months agoPSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot rejects Spurs approach

first_imgPSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot rejects Spurs approachby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has resisted an offer from Tottenham.Rabiot has told Tottenham he won’t be coming – regardless of their offer.The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder isn’t interested in moving to London, Le 10 Sport reports.The 23-year-old is out of contract at PSG this summer but with Barcelona and Manchester City reported to be interested he won’t consider Spurs.Liverpool are also monitoring the situation but are well catered for in midfield. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoBayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikely

first_imgBayern Munich midfielder Coutinho hints Barcelona return unlikelyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich midfielder Philippe Coutinho has hinted he’s ready to cut ties with Barcelona.Currently on-loan at Bayern, Coutinho says staying long-term in Munich is an option.He stated: “Stay longer in Bayern? Nobody can predict what will happen next year. It depends on many factors. “All I can say is that this year, I will work hard to achieve all our goals. Personally, I want to play a good season. “And then we’ll see where that leads.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more