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Graduate student Ornella Joseph speaks about lead test kits for Walk the Walk Week

Rebecca Hicks

Ornella Joseph, a fourth-year chemistry graduate student in the lab of Marya Lieberman, was a highlighted speaker at the “Research That Matters: Scholarship Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” event on January 23, 2023. This event was part of Walk the Walk Week, a week-long series of events coinciding with Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

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Notre Dame joins with Habitat for Humanity to increase access to affordable housing close to campus

Erin Blasko

The University of Notre Dame is joining with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County to build as many as seven new homes over the next five years, all in or near the increasingly popular Northeast Neighborhood south of campus, walking distance to downtown, the East Bank and Eddy Street Commons.

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Lu Ella Webster ‘walks the walk,’ receives Rosa Parks Award

Gwen O'Brien, Office of Public Affairs

Most of us are familiar with the story of Rosa Parks — the Black woman who, in 1955,  was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give her seat to a white man on a segregated bus. Her actions gave momentum to the civil rights movement. Activists, including a charismatic young pastor — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. —...

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CCCG hosts conference for early-career women in political theory and constitutional studies

The Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government (CCCG) hosted a conference for early career women in political theory on January 13 in tandem with the Southern Political Science Association’s concurrent conference. “The Future Before Us: Early Career Women in Political Theory and Constitutional Studies” was co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin’s Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy. Rick Avramenko,...

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Season Two of "Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show" Premieres this Month

Brent Ameneyro

"Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show” is returning for a second season later this month, but with a twist. Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, is collaborating once again with The Writer’s Center and Poet Lore to co-produce this year-long program…

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FirstGen@ND: Karyme Grosso '23, design major, resident advisor, and Ballet Folklórico dancer

Shannon Rooney

Karyme Grosso ’23 is a senior design major with a minor in studio art. Originally from Mission, Texas, Grosso is a first-generation college student whose older brother also attended Notre Dame. She learned about the University through that connection and was impressed with the breadth of academics available as well as Notre Dame’s Catholic character. …

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Transformational Leaders Program aims to help students reach their goals while staying healthy, grounded and connected

Chloe McCotter

Developed to invest in students as the University of Notre Dame’s most important and precious resource, while acknowledging that not all students come to higher education with the same preparation or resources, Notre Dame’s Transformational Leaders Program (TLP) provides students with access to mentoring, education and outreach specialists, community-building activities, a dedicated gathering and study space and other academic resources. 

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Notre Dame economist Jing Cynthia Wu wins Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics 

Beth Staples

Notre Dame economist Jing Cynthia Wu’s paper that details a new model to examine economic effects of unconventional monetary policy in the Euro area has won the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics from the Journal of Applied Econometrics. The journal awards the prize every two years for the best paper with substantive econometric applications. Econometrics uses economic theory, mathematics,...

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Five Questions with Lewis R. Gordon: Decolonizing Scholarship in Philosophy

The Editors

Lewis R. Gordon is professor and department head of philosophy at the University of Connecticut. His books include Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (2021) and Fear of Black Consciousness (2022). Gordon is the 2022 recipient of the Eminent Scholar Award from the Global Development Studies division of the International Studies Association. …

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Q&A: History Ph.D. student Grace Song Swihart examines visual culture to better understand U.S.-Korea relations

Beth Staples

For Grace Song Swihart, learning helps her understand life’s complexities. She’s used photographs, flags, and other visual sources in her research, teaching, and an internship at Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art to show how cultural representations have impacted foreign relations between the U.S. and Korea, as well as Americans’ understanding of Koreans. Comprehending the cultural history of the U.S-Korea...

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