Tammi Freehling | June 21, 2018
In April 2018, a delegation from Notre Dame visited with colleagues from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Católica) in Santiago, Chile. The trip was led by Mary Galvin, William K. Warren Family Foundation Dean of the College of Science; and Peter Kilpatrick, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering, and included faculty and advisory council members. Galvin and Kilpatrick sought to engage in dialogue with peers, exchange ideas, and create pathways for collaboration between scientists and researchers at both institutions.
The group from Notre Dame was hosted by Juan Carlos de la Llera, the dean of Engineering at Católica, and met with a number of other leaders from the University, including: Academic Vice Chancellor; Vice Chancellor for Research; Deans of the Colleges of Biology, Math, Chemistry, Physics; and Directors of the Institutes of Math and Computational Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. The Católica leaders also hosted the Notre Dame contingent for a dinner at the Teaching Observatory of Santa Martina where they were welcomed by Ignacio Sánchez, the rector of Católica. Attendees participated in a night tour of the observatory, where they could observe celestial bodies through one of the telescopes on-site.
During the event, the Rector Sánchez thanked the representatives from Notre Dame for their presence. “Our relationship spans more than ten years and this is an opportunity to continue strengthening two cores of our strategic plan, interdisciplinary research and internationalization.”
Dean de la Llera added, “in these years of collaboration, this has been an extremely beneficial relationship, especially in the development of initiatives in the area of science and technology.”
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