Welcome to the GLOBES program at the Reilly Center. We offer graduate students the opportunity to be part of an engaged community of scholars who seek new and innovative ways to address environmental challenges facing mankind and the planet. Our mission is to:
- Enhance interdisciplinary graduate education and research across departments, research initiatives, and colleges so that novel solutions to vexing problems can be understood, invented, tested, and implemented.
- Train today’s graduate students so that they can address tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities in environment and society and compete in an interdisciplinary, professional marketplace.
We promote camaraderie and exchange of knowledge between graduate students and research groups at the intersection of the environment and society. We seek to develop a community that extends beyond the doors of the laboratory and the constraints of disciplines and departments. We assist students in becoming more effective at communicating their research to multiple audiences and in broadening their fluency across department and college domains. We further interdisciplinary collaborations, encourage novel research approaches, and facilitate knowledge-sharing. In other words, we advance Scholarship Serving Nature and Society.
GLOBES students work toward the GLOBES Certificate in Environment & Society.The certificate program arises directly from the successful training model developed under the National Science Foundation grant award that launched the GLOBES program in 2005. Go to GLOBES History.
GLOBES students Kerri Citterbart Martin and George Kennedy have accepted nominations to participate in the team-based Business on the Frontlines (BOTFL) MBA course offered through the Mendoza College of Business. The course provides students in the Mendoza MBA program, The Notre Dame Law School, and The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies with the opportunity to learn and serve in post-conflict societies. Working in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), BOTFL identifies projects and countries with problems ranging from agriculture to micro-finance. The course recently was selected by Forbes.com as one of the “Ten Most Innovative Business School Classes.”
Viva Bartkus, an associate professor of management with the Mendoza College of Business, approached GLOBES to put forward students from its graduate training program in Environment and Society in order to enhance and broaden the team perspective of the Spring Semester 2014 course. More than specific skill sets, BOTFL looks for students who are creative, hard-working, empathetic, passionate about serving and learning in foreign cultures, and have the flexibility to handle difficult and changing circumstances.
For its part, GLOBES looks to bring a science perspective to the team approach by incorporating principles of environmental sustainability and global health. GLOBES students Kerri Citterbart Martin and George Kennedy also see an opportunity to put into action the mindset and thinking that are at the heart of GLOBES interdisciplinary training.
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