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Amanda Serenevy, Ph.D., executive director of the Riverbend Community Math Center, has committed herself to improving math accessibility through her work at Riverbend. She wants to empower all students, regardless of family income and background, so the center provides its unique STEM opportunities, including math circles, free of charge.
Before Beth Gee ’10 studied abroad in Tokyo during her junior year, the Japanese and political science major had never left the United States. Now, as a U.S. foreign service officer, Gee travels for a living. She is currently working at the American Embassy in the Republic of the Congo — where she employs the language, communication, and critical thinking...
The conversation, which featured Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, and Daoud Casewit, president of American Islamic College, continued a meaningful dialogue begun by a pair of pioneering religious figures some 800 years ago, Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil of Egypt and St. Francis of Assisi.
The procurement team recently created and is now implementing a Master Subcontracting Plan aimed at increasing the participation of diverse and small businesses in the University’s RFP (request for proposals) process. This process allows businesses to bid on providing supplies or services to various campus departments.
At the start of his interview with NDWorks, Rashied Omar, a research scholar of Islamic studies and peacebuilding, mentions he has been up since 5 a.m. “I’ve already run 10 kilometers (6 miles) at the gym and read my pre-dawn prayers,” he shares. The discipline to rise in the prime of the morning and get the most out of the...
Abraham Winitzer, the Jordan H. Kapson Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Notre Dame, is one of two Notre Dame theology faculty that have a focus on Jewish studies, an area in which the department is giving new emphasis.
ILS graduate student Oliver Ortega weighs the University's role as a hotbed for Catholic thought against its notable lack of Latinx students.
You can find anything at Walmart. Nine years ago, I found a Russian. It was Aug. 11, 2010 and international students were arriving at Notre Dame. Our first meeting, though purely incidental, led to one of our family’s most rewarding relationships.
The University of Notre Dame will host a one-day diversity and inclusion conference on Sept. 6 (Friday) for faculty, staff and students titled “Open Minds, Loving Hearts & an Engaged Community.” Events include keynote addresses by Robin DiAngelo, author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism,” and Rev. Joseph Brown, S.J., social activist, artist and professor...
Encounter ND is a series of events and lectures meant to engage the Notre Dame community in Asia, reach out to University partners, and welcome incoming students through a series of pre-departure orientation sessions and international Hesburgh Lectures.
Two programs that help disadvantaged entrepreneurs in South Bend and South Africa now have a new home at the McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs. The programs are directed by Michael Morris, professor of the practice, a scholar of entrepreneurship who joined the Keough School in August.
The University of Notre Dame has developed a variety of tools to address the problems of the poor and to develop and measure the impact of anti-poverty programs. Now, thanks to a $111 million partnership between the University and the Pulte Family Charitable Foundation — the largest of its kind at Notre Dame — the University is positioned to enhance...
Notre Dame International, with support from other campus departments and organizations, is celebrating International Education Week (IEW) from November 18-22. IEW is a national event coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education to celebrate and promote global exchange between the United States and other countries.…
Join Navajo Code Talker and Former Leader of the Navajo Nation, Peter MacDonald, Sr., for a talk about his experience serving in the South Pacific as a Navajo Code Talker and in North China with the Sixth Marine Division. The Navajo Code is a unique World War II legacy. It was used in all Pacific battles to transmit top secret...
Join us to hear Gerardo M. Gonzalez, PhD, dean emeritus of the Indiana University School of Education and professor of educational leadership and policy studies, discuss his memoir, the story of one immigrant attaining the American Dream, told at a time when the fate of millions of refugees throughout the world, and Hispanics in the United States, especially his fellow...
This month is comprised of diverse and unique events and scholarly activities aimed to acknowledge the importance and educate the campus community about the intellectual richness that Latino communities provide to the U.S.
As a social demographer, Estela Rivero, a research associate within NDIGD’s Evidence and Learning Division, specializes in the formulation and implementation of research studies aimed at improving social interventions and programs.
As one of the most international cities in the world, students who spend time London are not only exposed to British culture, but to an incredibly international scene. Sganga took full advantage of this, throwing herself into trying new things and meeting new people.
Nearly 17 percent of those living in northern Indiana do not know where they will find their next meal. One in four children in this area go to bed hungry each night. The goal of the Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger food drive is to ease that need.
The AnBryce Scholars Initiative is a scholar leaders program supporting first-generation college students who demonstrate great promise in the face of challenging life circumstances.
Alison Rice, an associate professor of French and Francophone studies, conducted 18 filmed interviews in Paris over eight years with authors originally from Iran, Korea, Senegal, and Bulgaria, among other countries. She compiled, edited, and translated the interviews to create an online archive, accessible to scholars and students worldwide, and is now completing a book project based on the interviews.
In Catherine Bolten’s recently published book, Serious Youth in Sierra Leone, she presents findings on generational preconceptions and their impact on young men in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Her research has implications for everything from development to post-conflict reconstruction to how millennials are perceived and engaged around the world.
Letras Latinas strives to enhance the visibility, appreciation, and study of Latinx literature both on and off the campus—with an emphasis on programs that support newer voices, foster a sense of community among writers, and place Latinx writers in community spaces.
The Indiana Association of Blacks in Higher Education (IABHE) Fall Symposium will take place Oct. 13 (Sunday) and 14 (Monday) at the Morris Inn at the University of Notre dame.
The University of Notre Dame Fire Department recently welcomed Christi Shibata and Michelle Woolverton as the first full-time women firefighters in the department’s 140-year history.
The Building Bridges Mentoring Program assists the University’s underrepresented student population to succeed academically.
The new program honors graduates ages 32 and younger in recognition of their significant contributions and extraordinary dedication to making a difference.
The progressive new course helps equip women with critical leadership skills to support more diverse workforces and communities.
In “Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians," Atalia Omer traces the development of American Jewish solidarity with Palestinians and the diverse social movements that have shaped this advocacy.
Hsu will guide students who are enrolled in or seeking enrollment in the supplementary major in Asian studies, the minor in Asian studies, and the new supplementary major in global affairs with a concentration in Global Asia through the Keough School of Global Affairs.