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An Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program in Environment and Society

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 humankind 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.

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GLOBES students work toward the GLOBES Certificate in Environment & Society. The application process is very simple. Go to the Globes Certificate Application Form. 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.

Send an email to the GLOBES Office to be added to the GLOBES student list serve and learn about upcoming training activities and special events.

Recent News

GLOBES Seminar with Dr. Bill Mitsch Addresses the Role of Wetlands in the Environment

Globes Seminar Bill Mitsch

GLOBES presents William Mitsch, eminent scholar and winner of the Stockhom Water Prize, at a seminar on Thursday, Nov.8 at 4 p.m., in Rm 190, Galvin Life Sciences Center. The Director of the Everglades Wetland Research Park of Florida Gulf Coast University will speak on "The Role of Wetlands in Mitigating Pollutants in our Landscape and Globe." A casual reception follows.

Welcome New Student Fellows to GLOBES 

GLOBES is pleased to welcome the following new students to its Graduate Certificate in Environment and Society program. The certificate program now serves 28 graduate students with home departments in the College of Arts & Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School, and Law School. They are:

Johnathan Figueroa, MS Student in Global Health, Eck Institute, Advisor: Katherine Taylor

Meenu Garg, MS student in Environmental Engineering, Major Advisor: Rob Nerenberg

Benjamin Gombash, PhD student in Biological Sciences, Major Advisor Hope Hollocher

Drew Guinness, PhD student in Biological Sciences, Major Advisor Joe O'Tousa

Amy Kryston, PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Major Advisor Marc Muller

Novita Kumala, Master's student in Global Affairs, Keough School, Advisor Susan St. Ville

Mallika Sarma, PhD student in Anthropology, Major Advisor Agustin Fuentes

Cristal Sicard, MS student in Global Health, Major Advisor Katherine Taylor

Robert Stanley, PhD student in Biological Sciences, Major Advisor Jeanne Romero Severson

Joseph Tang, MS student in Global Health, Advisor Katherine Taylor

See a complete listing of GLOBES Fellows here. Read more

GLOBES Newsletter: See our most recent newsletter here: Winter 2018 


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Upcoming Events

Thurs, Feb. 7
The Most Unknown 
film documentary hosted by the Notre Dame chapter of the Association of Women in Science with support from GLOBES. The film documents the findings of nine scientists sent to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. 155 DeBartolo, 6 - 8 p.m.

Sat, Feb 23
Sharing Science Workshop 
hosted by the Science Policy Initiative at Notre Dame in partnership with the American Geophysical Union. The all-day, free communications workshop is made possible with funding from the National Science Policy Network and the Reilly Center. For a draft agenda go here. Open to GLOBES Fellows, ND graduate students and post docs. Express interest in attending by submitting this form.

For additional campus events of interest, visit the Minor in Sustainability News and Events and the Environmental Change Initiative.