In addition to gender diversity, Girls Who Invest promotes social, racial and ethnic diversity. About 20 percent of this year’s class are historically underrepresented minorities, and one quarter of the women come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Mumbai Global Center event was held to celebrate the Notre Dame community in India and welcome newly admitted students. The event is in its third year and helps showcase the growth of Notre Dame’s undergraduate and high school engagements in India.
“Central to the Holy Cross education Notre Dame offers is a sense of family, centered on the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and in that spirit I call on the Administration to end immediately the cruel practice of separating children from parents and parents from children.”
The University of Notre Dame celebrated its 173rd Commencement Ceremony Sunday (May 20) in Notre Dame Stadium, with an audience of approximately 21,000 family members, friends, faculty and graduates.
Notre Dame’s BLSA chapter presents the award each year to a graduate who distinguishes herself or himself within the legal community and supports BLSA programs and activities. The honoree also demonstrates a commitment to service through involvement in the community.
In the prologue of his Dean’s Lecture on Race, Law, and Society, “The Catholic Church and the Racial Divide in the United States,” the Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Bishop of Belleville, Illinois, asked a thought-provoking question: “What if?”
The fellowship lasts one year and provides training and resources that help students develop innovative and collaborative strategies for social change.
In conjunction with the Notre Dame Forum: Going Global, Notre Dame International invites all Notre Dame students to write a brief essay addressing what it means to be a global citizen, what the challenges and rewards are, and how you have used or will use your Notre Dame education to become a global citizen.
This weekend, monologues that present a wide range of lived experiences, issues and raw emotions will be brought to stage with one promise to their authors: anonymity. This year’s “Show Some Skin” production is called “Try Us,” titled so as to invite writers to “share the parts of themselves that they feared nobody would understand.”
Maddie Link As rising junior Madeline Link prepared to attend Notre Dame as a freshman, her father helped her learn the lay of the land. He built a cardboard model of campus for Madeline, who has visual challenges. Not stopping there, her dad contacted the University architect’s office about the availability of a tactile campus map to help Madeline navigate...
Sara Abdel-Rahim ’17 found her voice in the liberal arts — and she amplified it through research, internships, and leadership roles on campus. As a first-generation American citizen, the political science and Arabic major wants to battle against cultural and religious discrimination.
When Kacey Hengesbach began her undergraduate career at Notre Dame, she didn’t imagine that it would include traveling 8,000 miles to Ahmedabad, India. But thanks to a new course created by Neeta Verma, she had the chance to spend three weeks there last summer, working collaboratively with students from India’s National Institute of Design.
The Critical Language Scholarships program is part of the U.S. government’s effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages in the name of U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.
Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees, received the University of Notre Dame’s 2018 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 173rd University Commencement Ceremony on May 20.
This month marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law, prohibiting discrimination against buyers and renters on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.
Mai Ni Ni Aung, M.A. 2003, has been selected to receive the Kroc Institute’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. She is the founder of the Sone-Tu Cultural Preservation Project and the director of its sister organization, Sone-Tu Backstrap Weavings. Both organizations work to preserve and elevate the culture and traditions of the Sumtu Chin community in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
The Greater China Scholars Program wishes you a happy and prosperous Year of Dog.
Jim Hiltz and Zachary Pedersen, both Notre Dame MBA Class of 2018, devoted a week of their winter break to a special building project in the tiny Jamaican community of Jacob’s Ladder.
“Native Gardens” tells the story of a Latinx couple and a white couple feuding over the fence marking the boundary between their backyards and explores a variety of current social and political issues.
As a senior, David Gaus ’84 had a crisis moment when he realized he didn’t want to be an accountant. So he did what any sensible Notre Dame student would do, and scheduled a meeting with Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the University’s president.
Economics major Francis Brockman and political science major Daniel Rottenborn, are working for Annunciation House, a Catholic organization that gives shelter to refugees in El Paso. It’s here that asylum-seeking migrants asylum-seeking migrants spend a few days in between their release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and continuing their journey to a sponsor somewhere in the U.S.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and some 100 guests from across the University and the greater South Bend area convened in Jenkins Nanovic Halls on June 21 to welcome the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows to campus.
Gabriel Said Reynolds greets his students on the final day of his Introduction to the Quran course. He is in a small classroom on Notre Dame’s campus. His students are in Orlando, Colorado, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and beyond. Such arrangements are not uncommon in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), but this one is different....
Nearly 300 sixth, seventh and eighth-grade girls attended the 21st Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference April 28 at Notre Dame. EYH is a national organization begun in 1974 by a group of scientists in San Francisco concerned that women were underrepresented in the math and science fields.
"On this anniversary of his violent death, let us at Notre Dame and throughout the nation and the world recommit ourselves to work for justice everywhere.”
Notre Dame undergrad and Latino Studies minor Therese Konopelski had an opportunity to follow and document Javier Zamora’s week-long trip to Washington, D.C., and experience first-hand Zamora’s enthusiasm for engaging with the community through schools visits, meet and greets and public readings.
Evelyn Diaz’s career has taken her to the top of Chicago’s governmental, social service, and nonprofit sectors. And at every stop along the way, Diaz ’92 has relied on skills she cultivated as an English major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters.
Walk the Walk Week offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to celebrate the diversity that exists on campus and to reflect on ways to make Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive.
Michael Feijoo loves finding ways his everyday life relates to big-picture questions. That’s one of the many reasons the junior finds value in majoring in theology and Arts and Letters pre-health. His combination of academic passions also brought him twice to Ecuador, where served with Timmy Global Health, a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable medical care to South American countries.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., offered a statement following Thursday's (Feb. 15) failure by the U.S. Senate to pass immigration legislation.