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).
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.
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.
“Walk the Walk” is more than a week to recognize Notre Dame’s efforts to be a welcoming and inclusive campus — it’s an invitation to each of us to make it moreso. Since last year’s Walk the Walk Week, racial injustice, disparity and tension in the U.S. has become more visible than in 50 years.…
The Chinese New Year, known in China and East Asia as the Spring Festival, starts this Friday, Feb. 12.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a variety of events throughout February in recognition of Black History Month.
Notre Dame Ethics Week, held Feb. 16-19, features four events exploring the theme “Beginning with Empathy: Listening and Learning From Others.” The sessions explore a wide range of topics related to empathy, including the underlying science, diversity and inclusion, teaching empathy as part of problem solving and how medical professionals employ empathy.
Elizabeth M. Renieris, currently a technology and human rights fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a practitioner fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab, has been appointed founding director of the Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.
“When Notre Dame bestowed an honorary degree on Hank Aaron in 2005, our citation referenced his legendary baseball career and concluded that, most importantly, he had done it all ‘fair and square.’ His many records, particularly in the face of racial prejudice, make him one of the greats of the game.
Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, a 1967 University of Notre Dame graduate and the first African American justice to serve on Minnesota’s highest court, will join G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School, for a virtual “fireside chat” at noon Jan. 18 (Monday) as part of the University’s commemoration of Martin Luther...
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.
Graduate students create resource guide to further antiracism actions at Notre Dame.
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.
This year, since we are not able to gather in person, we encourage you to take a few moments to watch this video, and to join us in prayer and reflection as Walk the Walk Week begins and we mark the first Sunday of Lent. Originally published by Notre Dame News at news.nd.edu…
Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Native American to hold the position, will speak at Notre Dame on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Series begins Friday, February 12. The entire series will be offered via Zoom, and is open to the Notre Dame community—students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
The Robinson Community Learning Center’s early childhood program is now a licensed preschool program in Indiana, allowing it to accept voucher students and participate in the state’s child care quality and rating system as a reference for parents and a pathway to accreditation.
The Health Improvement Alliance of St. Joseph County, in partnership with Cultivate Food Rescue, established the Emergency Food Initiative in March as a way to support food security in South Bend and the surrounding area and negotiate the complexity of that task during the pandemic.
"We’re thankful that President Biden has taken immediate action through an executive order to preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and for his support for legislation to provide permanent status and a path to citizenship for Dreamers."
The University of Notre Dame has launched the Initiative on Race and Resilience, a new interdisciplinary program focused on the redress of systemic racism and the support of communities of color both within and beyond the Notre Dame campus. Led by the College of Arts & Letters with additional support from the Office of the Provost, the initiative will bring...
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."...
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.
Mike Brown ’01, regional director, athletics advancement, development, recently shared a Gospel reflection with FaithND readers in the context of Black History Month. Here, he takes a moment to share beyond his reflection.
ND staff get behind the Diversity and Inclusion workshops, led by Eric Love, as Diversity Education Volunteers. Left to right are Marty Harshman, Torence Witherspoon, Eric Love and Sandra Garcia. (Photos by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)…
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program at the University of Notre Dame is unique among FLTA programs in that it involves community engagement as well as teaching, exposing educators from around the world to life beyond Notre Dame’s campus while introducing local school children to different peoples and cultures.
The Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity will host a free, three-part webinar series through spring 2021 addressing the integral relationship between racial justice and the culture of life, from conception to natural death. The first event is Feb. 3.
The Rome Gateway has had a special connection to the historical heritage of the Jewish presence in Rome since the acquisition of the ND Villa, the living-learning community where the students of the University of Notre Dame in Rome live, located in Via Celimontana. The ND Villa housed a Jewish school in the two-year period from 1938 to 1940
Taking the Fight South is available in paperback and digital editions from the University of Notre Dame Press.
From the health disparities that COVID-19 has exposed in communities of color, to the killing of George Floyd that sparked nationwide protests, it has been a tragic and tumultuous year, prompting a reckoning with racial issues across the country, including at Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish two profoundly moving books this spring that look at the history of the civil rights movement and a great abolitionist and archivist of the Underground Railroad.