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The Notre Dame community gathered Tuesday night at the Grotto to kick off the fourth annual celebration of Las Posadas. The event, whose Spanish title means “lodging,” represents Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter before Jesus’s birth.
Christmas nativity scenes recreated by cultures from around the world are on display in six campus buildings from Nov. 28 through Jan. 31.
In his keynote address, Ma highlighted greater China’s history and described his role in Taiwan’s recent progress toward “peaceful, friendly and close” relations with mainland China, Japan and the U.S.
Following an acrimonious election season, the University of Notre Dame invited the campus community to take part in an interfaith prayer service on Nov. 14 to pray for peace for the nation, wisdom for leaders and care for the most vulnerable.
As part of the annual Stand Against Hate Week, a panel of four young alumni gave their own stories of being in the minority when they were students and offered suggestions for what might be improved for current and future students.
In Shelby County v. Holder, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of the Voting Rights Act that required states with the longest history of voter suppression and discrimination to get approval from the federal government before changing their voting laws.
The Institute for Latino Studies hosted the first intercontinental conference examining the significance of Pope Francis’ visits to the Americas. The three-day colloquium in Havana included historian and papal biographer Austin Ivereigh from England, Jesuit theologian Rev. Allan Figueroa Deck of Loyola Marymount University, and other prominent theologians from the U.S., Cuba, Brazil and Bolivia.
A growing number of accompanied minor children entering the United States need lawyers to help them navigate the immigration court system. Lisa Koop, associate director for legal services for the National Immigrant Justice Center, recently visited Notre Dame Law School and spoke with students to discuss the area of practice.
When Scott Miller, a single father of three kids and small business owner, was at risk of losing his home to foreclosure, Notre Dame Law School’s Economic Justice Clinic helped to make sure that didn’t happen.
"During my time at Notre Dame, I explored different areas outside of my academic interests which included faith-based groups, student government groups, and even worked as a research assistant. Each contributed to my growth as a Notre Dame student. Over the course of that exploration, I added Africana Studies as a minor and have since been dedicated to advocating for...
The Missouri Commission on Human Rights named Cynthia Cordes the recipient of its 2016 Judge Arnold Krekel Trailblazer Award for promoting civil rights and equal justice. The award honors individuals or organizations that show passion for civil rights and equal justice and is named after the federal judge who presided over Missouri’s 1865 Constitutional Convention, signing the ordinance abolishing slavery...
Dual degree programs allow Notre Dame to partner with historically black colleges and universities and women’s colleges to offer engineering degrees, the Minority Engineering Program and Women’s Engineering Program respectively.
Employee resource groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups created by a shared characteristic, interest or life experience. Three groups currently exist at Notre Dame: the Black Faculty and Staff Association, THRIVE! Women’s Leadership and Young Leaders of Notre Dame. A fourth group focusing on the Hispanic community just completed its charter and will soon begin accepting members. And work is...
As an African American growing up in the 1950s in Canton, Ohio, Alan Page thought his opportunities were limited. Most of his peers, like so many before them, would have little choice but to work in the steel mill: work that was physically demanding, dirty, and tedious. He wanted to have more of an impact.
A delegation of black Catholic priests paid a visit to the University of Notre Dame's Theodore Hesburgh Library in South Bend to entrust the archives there with historical documents about African-American Catholic priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, seminarians and laypeople.
The initiative will fund more than 150 research proposals by distributing $3.1 million to scholars of global religion through three rounds of applications over the next three years.
As part of student government’s Race Relations Week, David Robinson, former NBA player and father of student body president Corey Robinson; David Krashna, Notre Dame’s first African-American body president; Christina Brooks, the City of South Bend’s diversity and inclusion officer; and Maria and Gabby Muñoz, undocumented students at Notre Dame spoke in a panel on racial justice in the context...
Kicking off Notre Dame’s first Race Relations Week, student government hosted a performance of the play “The Cop” in Legends Nightclub. Following the performance, the audience broke into groups to discuss the issues of racism and implicit bias explored in the play and how these issues can be addressed in the Notre Dame community and American society as a whole.
The Center for Hospice Care (CHC) in Indiana works with the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) and NDIGD to better understand the current state of palliative care in Uganda in order to identify gaps and opportunities for strengthening palliative care services and care in the country.
On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2016, the Association for Women in Science–Notre Dame (AWIS-ND) hosted its inaugural conference for female graduate students, which was the first of its kind in the Midwest region.
African-American Catholics are the focus of Black Catholic History Month, celebrated every November. This year’s focus has been extended and energized at Notre Dame as the University prepares major new resources for ongoing studies of religious experiences and social contexts highlighted during this month.
University President Fr. John Jenkins signed a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program on Monday, becoming one of more than 100 college and university presidents across the nation to do so.
Faculty from the Stayer Center for Executive Education and Balk University will develop a master's program in finance and accountancy. The venture aims to enhance the skills and employability of technically qualified and professionally capable Afghan women and men in the private and public sectors.
At a young age, it was ingrained into Brady Quinn ’07 that it was important to respect and support the military. His father was a marine in Vietnam. His grandfathers had both served.
My wife and I first met Sister Kateri Maureen Koverman in February 1975. She was bringing orphans from Vietnam to adoptive parents in the United States, and we helped babysit some of these children at the San Francisco International Airport while they awaited planes to take them to other states.
The Qur’an describes God as a god of mercy. The Qur’an describes God as a god of vengeance. Are those qualities mutually exclusive? Gabriel Said Reynolds doesn’t think so.
Over fall break, 245 Notre Dame students traveled to the Appalachia region of the United States as a part of the Appalachia Fall Seminar through the Center for Social Concerns (CSC).
Douglass Cassel, professor of law at Notre Dame Law School and advisor to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, played a crucial role in the recent Colombian peace talks.
100 Notre Dame football players helped pack enough backpacks at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana on Sunday that over 2,000 kids could take food home over the weekend.
1916 The Irish Rebellion was awarded “Best Documentary Series” at the 2016 Irish Film and Television Academy’s gala awards ceremony, held October 7 in Dublin. The documentary and events associated with it are an initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame.