University archivist Rev. Thomas Blantz, C.S.C., looking through a card catalog in the reading room of the Notre Dame Archives on the sixth floor of Memorial Library (later Hesburgh Library), February 11, 1975. Image from the University of Notre Dame Archives.…
Film and television can help combat Islamophobia through rich storytelling, members of the Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) team shared during a recent conversation with Mahan Mirza, executive director of the Ansari Institute.
“As we mark the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we have an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the peoples and cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands to our world, and particularly to the United States."
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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.
On February 16th, 2021, Liu Institute Director Michel Hockx gave a lecture at the University of Chicago’s Center for East Asian Studies titled, "The Regulation of Literature in Xi Jinping's China.
As Jason Springs, professor of religion, ethics, and peace studies, watched Black Lives Matter protests sweep the nation last summer, he felt an urgent need to adjust his fall semester class to academically engage the movement of the moment.…
“The brutal death of George Floyd a year ago today caused soul-searching not only among municipalities and how they police their citizens, but among us all, including Notre Dame. We continue to work to better achieve diversity, equity and inclusion across the University and foster an environment in which each person’s dignity is respected, community is cultivated and the evil...
Access resources to learn more about the groups being recognized and the history of these national observances.
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.
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…
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.
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.”
Dr. Michael C. Rea is Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy as well as Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion. He also serves as the faculty advisor for FeministND, a student club.
Pride Month is observed each June in the United States in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising. The month is also a time to recognize the contributions of LGBTQ+ Americans and raise awareness about efforts for equal justice and equal opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community.…
When Carla Harris — finance powerhouse, gospel singer, author and winner of the University of Notre Dame’s 2021 Laetare Medal — started working at Morgan Stanley in 1987, she earned a reputation not just as an ace deal-closer on the capital markets desk.
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.
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.”...
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.
Graduate students create resource guide to further antiracism actions at Notre Dame.
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.
On February 11, 2021, the Liu Institute hosted a lecture, "Anthropocene Lessons from Japanese History" by Julia Thomas. Julia Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of History and a faculty fellow of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
Dr. Calvin Zimmermann is an assistant professor of sociology. His current research examines how systems of race, class, and gender shape children's social relationships in early childhood, with a particular emphasis on Black children in school and family settings.