Student/Alumni Stories

ND Law alumnus Pier Pigozzi ’10 LL.M., ’20 J.S.D. nominated to serve on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Kevin Allen

The Republic of Ecuador has nominated Notre Dame Law School alumnus Pier Pigozzi ’10 LL.M., ’20 J.S.D. to serve on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The commission is affiliated with the Organization of American States and headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its members meet several times a year to examine allegations of human rights violations in North America, South America,...

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Author Elijah Anderson discusses being ‘Black in White Space’

Chloe McCotter

The Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame hosted Elijah Anderson, the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University, via Zoom on Friday (Feb. 4) for a conversation about his new book, “Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life.”

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Beauty Industry Disruption: ESTEEM Graduates Revolutionize with Cutting-Edge AI Tools

Notre Dame ESTEEM

Emmanuel Acheampong, ESTEEM ‘21, and Rofy Okyere-Forson, ESTEEM ’22, are working to revolutionize the beauty industry with AI-powered tools geared towards matching beauty & skincare products to all skin shades. The pair are co-founders of roboMUA, a cutting-edge startup that uses artificial intelligence to help consumers find the perfect beauty products for their unique skin shade. The roboMUA mobile app…

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Emmanuel Cannady (PhD 2022) wins 'Best Dissertation' award

Sociology Department

Former Notre Dame Sociology graduate student Emmanuel Cannady has received the “Best Dissertation Award” from the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) section devoted to study of Collective Behavior and Social Movements.  All dissertations defended in 2022 were eligible for the award.  The title of his dissertation is Black Lives Matter University: How Activist Knowledge Affects Organizational Sustainability.…

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Myla Leguro to receive 2023 Kroc Institute Distinguished Alumni Award

Lisa Gallagher

Myla Leguro, M.A. ‘10, has been selected to receive the Kroc Institute’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award, an annual honor that showcases Notre Dame peace studies graduates whose careers and lives exemplify the ideas of international peacebuilding.  Leguro will receive this prestigious award in person on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 4 p.m., and offer a presentation, “Harnessing the Power of...

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Notre Dame-founded GEM Consortium advances graduate diversity in STEM

The Graduate School

Funded by partnerships with nearly 200 member institutions including top research universities, national labs and research-intensive corporations, the GEM Consortium is the premier organization that supports, through fellowships, highly qualified students from underrepresented communities who are pursuing graduate degrees in applied science and engineering. 

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NEH awards four fellowships, digital scholarship grant to Arts and Letters, Keough School faculty

Renée LaReau and Beth Staples

Three faculty members in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and one in the Keough School of Global Affairs have won National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, extending the University’s record success with the federal agency committed to supporting original research and scholarship. 

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A Message from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. regarding Notre Dame Board of Trustees’ Task Force Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Nearly a year ago I wrote a letter to the Notre Dame community announcing the creation of a Trustee Task Force on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Task Force was appointed by the Chair of our Board, Jack Brennan, with my encouragement and full support. It was chaired by Byron Spruell, a member of the Board, and it included accomplished leaders from...

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