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Notre Dame unites to fight Ebola

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

When news broke of the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, “We knew we had to do something,” says Katherine Taylor, director of operations for the Eck Institute for Global Health and interim director of global health training. “Ebola in West Africa is a crisis in our own family,” she says. “We felt we couldn’t stand around and do nothing. This...

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An Orthodox Jew at a Catholic university

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

Journey deepens his religion When looking for graduate schools in aerospace engineering, Jonathan Silver hadn’t even considered Notre Dame as an option until a friend suggested it. “It didn’t matter that I wasn’t religious,” Silver says. “Why would a Jewish person go to a school with such a strong Catholic religious identity?”…

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Making the most of a Notre Dame education

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

The fundamental function of CUSE, the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, is “helping students maximize their undergraduate experience, with an eye to contributing to their post-baccalaureate success,” says Deb Rotman, Paul and Maureen Stefanick Faculty Director of the program. CUSE, founded in 2009, provides undergraduates opportunities for research, scholarship and creative projects, as well as assisting with applications for prestigious...

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Studying historic Roman architecture – virtually

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

Most new iPad apps take weeks to be approved. The new app, SPQR-ND: Interpreting the Roman Forum Through Early Architectural Publications, was a two-day turnaround. The app was developed by Jennifer Parker, architecture librarian, Chaaban, and Adam Heet, digital projects specialist. The Center for Digital Scholarship’s Matt Sisk helped with mapping and geolocation. The project was a collaboration between the Hesburgh...

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Women in Leadership: Ann M. Firth

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

As chief of staff for Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Ann Firth acts as Father Jenkins’ adviser and manages his schedule as well as the staff and operations of the Office of the President; serves as liaison to the University’s Board of Trustees; is a member of the President’s Leadership Council and coordinates the work of that group on behalf...

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Telling Notre Dame’s story

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

Paul J. Browne, vice president for public affairs and communications, was born to Irish immigrant parents and grew up in the Bronx, the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City. He’s a dedicated Yankees fan (“I grew up about a mile from Yankee Stadium, and at one time I thought they just automatically went to the World Series,”...

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‘A ministry of presence’

Carol C. Bradley, NDWorks

Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., is the newly appointed chaplain for the University’s staff and retirees. “I’m there as a presence to people in their work, as well as in their lives,” Father Jim says. “I am here to serve the staff, as well as to represent Notre Dame to families at the time of loss of a loved one.” Staff...

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