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A prayer service for all those impacted will be held in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart tonight (March 18) at 8:30 p.m. A live stream will be available on the Campus Ministry website.
When Veronica Mansour landed her first role in musical theater as Marcie in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at age 8, she never imagined she would one day write a musical of her own. She still has trouble believing it now. A senior English and music major with a minor in musical theatre, Mansour spent last semester workshopping her original...
Carla Harris, vice chairman of wealth management and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley — as well as a celebrated gospel singer, speaker and author — will be awarded the University of Notre Dame’s 2021 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at the 176th University Commencement Ceremony on May 23 (Sunday).
When Irasema Hernandez Trujillo '24 received a scholarship from the Lily Endowment that helped pave the way for her enrollment at Notre Dame, it felt like fate. Or a sign. Now Trujillo is in her second semester as a political science and global affairs major. She is also a Balfour-Hesburgh Scholar.
The Facilities Design and Operations (FDO) division celebrated Walk the Walk Week, Feb. 22-28, with its own efforts to ‘walk the walk.’ In the fall, the division founded Equity FDO, an initiative for staff to learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion with the mission "to achieve a culture within FDO that embraces and empowers all individuals and celebrates their uniqueness."...
SBEAP is a 12-month course that leverages University and city resources to help participants establish sustainable ventures as a pathway out of poverty.
A clinical psychologist by trade, Thaïs Burmeister Pires is on a mission to enrich the lives of people around her. It started with her three daughters. “Ever since they were little, I always empowered them to be whatever they wanted to be,” says Pires. “That empowerment started with a strong education and an experience outside of their comfort zone.”
Graduate students create resource guide to further antiracism actions at Notre Dame.
Samantha Contreras, a second-year student at Notre Dame Law School, has received a generous scholarship from Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The scholarship will provide tuition assistance for Contreras’ third year of law school. In addition, scholarship recipients are offered a summer associate position at Michael Best.
Marian Botchway is one of the program directors for the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH). She discusses her current research, her position with the EIGH, and her path to a career in global health.
Rob Rucki ’24 had his heart set on attending a military academy. He worked hard in high school to get the grades he hoped would get him in. But when Rucki visited Notre Dame for the first time, his goal changed.
Nirupama Sensharma received the 2021 Cornelius P. Browne Memorial Award in Nuclear Physics for her work on wobbling motion in gold nuclei and outstanding outreach effort through her project Nuclear Energy – The Better Energy.
Labor activist Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and CEO of the National Domestic Workers Union, was the inaugural guest for the Asian American Distinguished Lecture Series on March 11, 2021.
The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) is hosting the third annual Women’s Investing Summit (WIS) this week. WIS Week consists of a series of speeches from women with extensive experience in different areas of investment, small group networking sessions and a student stock pitch competition.
Seven up-and-coming scholars from across the country, along with distinguished professor Charlene Villaseñor Black of UCLA, will headline the Young Scholars Symposium at the Institute for Latino Studies next week. The virtual gathering on March 18 and 19 is part of an annual ILS initiative to bring together advanced graduate students and junior faculty working to complete a dissertation, book, or other form...
Jennifer Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering Impact Award. The annual award honors a faculty or staff member in the Notre Dame College of Engineering…
Tang, whose hometown is Beijing, lists her research interests as post-traumatic theology, decolonial and queer theologies, gender and sexuality studies, religion, and literature. She attended Notre Dame as an undegraduate, then went to Harvard Divinity School for her master's degree.
By making the first-ever papal visit to Iraq, he is bringing hope to the Christian faithful there who have faced persecution, while at the same time engaging in interreligious dialogue on the Plain of Ur, the birthplace of Abraham, the patriarch of Muslims, Christians and Jews.
She is one of two winners of this award for 2021.
The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and panels that address the conference theme, “Diversity and Dignity Across Time and Place.”
In this conversation, PhD candidate Lailatul Fitriyah shares her perspective on the issues she highlighted as part of a social media campaign for International Women’s Day 2021.
Mohamed was a clinical psychologist before coming to Notre Dame. "I went into clinical psychology because I saw how mental health issues were affecting my community," she said. "I’m Kenyan, but my ethnicity is Somali. So I grew up around Somali refugees — because Kenya took the biggest number of refugees from the civil war in Somalia."
At the invitation of U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, ranking member of the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee at the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Sullivan, co-founder of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame, testified at a March 10 hearing, “Health Profession Opportunity Grants: Past Successes and Future Uses.”
During his testimony, Sullivan will draw on the Lab For Economic Opportunities’ experience evaluating interventions with service-provider partners across the country to illustrate different evaluation approaches that can best identify effective models at the community level.
Professor Umesh Garg has been appointed an editor of Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP), an international, fully open access, online-only journal published by the Physical Society of Japan.
Jingyu Wang is hoping to redefine the meaning of a leader. As the executive director of the Beijing Global Gateway, Wang is working to change the focus from “leading” to “serving.” “The best leaders aren’t just motivating people to do the work; they’re helping and supporting them in a compassionate way,” says Wang.
In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, meet eight women leaders who are challenging the status quo in their fields.
Emily Fuchs is a first-year student in Notre Dame’s architecture program and says that the unique character of the architecture school here was one of the major attractions that led to her enrollment.
The month of March is set aside as a time to celebrate the many contributions of women to society and learn more about what can be done to improve gender equality. The Gender Relations Center is hosting two events in conjunction with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
When asked where she finds time for fun, Rachel Svetanoff ’15 M.S. laughed. It’s not that she thought the question was funny, per se. She wasn’t shrugging it off. It was more the idea that the perpetually busy global health professional wasn’t already having a good time.