Faculty Stories

Panel probes affirmative action rulings

Pauline Namuleme

Where do we go from here? Notre Dame administrators are considering that question in the aftermath of the June 29 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down affirmative action in college admissions. The ruling means race cannot be a factor in admission decisions and requires institutions to look for new ways to achieve diversity in their student bodies.…

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Health Equity Data Lab awards launch data science innovations in addressing healthcare disparities

Christine Grashorn

Health Equity Data Lab awards launch data science innovations at Notre Dame in addressing healthcare disparities The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society (LFIDS) has announced the first round of Health Equity Data Lab (HEDL) awards to four new research projects led by multidisciplinary teams of researchers and community stakeholders.…

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Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative hosts human dignity conference at Oxford with BYU Law

Arienne Calingo

From July 27 to 29, Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative and Brigham Young University’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies hosted an enriching conference at the University of Oxford that gathered more than 150 participants. The conference attendees consisted of international law and human rights experts from around the world, including Australia, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Nepal,...

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A new generation of employees is looking for more than business as usual

Notre Dame Magazine

At a recent birthday dinner, a friend asked me what she thought was an easy question. “Now that you’ve finished one decade,” she said — I was turning 31 — “what’s your vision for the next one?” I paused. For most of my 20s — perhaps even my teens — I had an answer ready for what I envisioned for...

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What Gen Z students want us to know about their lives

Notre Dame Magazine

Daymine Snow is a junior and first-generation student with a major in business analytics and a minor in digital technologies. He was recruited to Notre Dame through the Posse Foundation scholarship program. Notre Dame undergraduates grab their backpacks, visit the dining hall and walk to class. Later they’ll head to Hesburgh Library or their residence halls with a pile of...

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Michiana Community Health Coalition addresses health disparities in South Bend-Elkhart

Who has their finger on the pulse of public health? One could argue it’s community health workers (CHWs). Some CHWs work in clinics and others are mobile, moving through city neighborhoods and rural areas, sometimes going door to door or hosting resource tables at community events. The workers serve as a link between health and social services and people facing...

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Access to improved resources fails to impact economic outcomes for Black families across generations

Tracy DeStazio

“Any benefits accrued by growing up in more advantaged neighborhoods may be undercut by enhanced discrimination in the labor market and society at large,” wrote Notre Dame sociologist Steven Alvardo and his co-author. “Race, not class origins, is the dominant factor governing the economic mobility of Black individuals.”  

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Romance languages and literatures professor’s book about undocumented migration wins Caribbean Studies Association’s most prestigious prize

Beth Staples

Notre Dame professor Marisel Moreno’s book about the largely unknown and dangerous phenomenon of undocumented sea migration within the Caribbean region has won the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Book Award, the Caribbean Studies Association’s most prestigious prize. In Crossing Waters: Undocumented Migration in Hispanophone Caribbean and Latinx Literature & Art, Moreno seeks to lift the veil of invisibility around...

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Beijing Global Gateway helps secure crucifix from Chinese Artist Dao Zi

Colleen Wilcox

Dao Zi is pictured with Jingyu Wang from the BGG The Crucifix Initiative at the University of Notre Dame is adding a new addition to its collection. Dao Zi, a well-known Chinese artist who recently retired from the Academy of Arts & Design at Tsinghua University, donated his latest piece “Crucifixion on the Red Cross” to Notre Dame. Through his...

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Notre Dame International participates in student orientation, counselor training in Mexico City

Norma Sofia Rivera Padilla

Leah Zimmer, executive director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSA) at Notre Dame International joined the Mexico Global Center team to participate as a speaker on the topic of international students’ responsibilities while studying at a U.S. college or university. The event took place as part of EducationUSA Mexico City’s Pre-Departure Orientation series.…

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