Victoria Nyanjura, a student in the Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies program, is a first place recipient of the Navarra International Solidarity Award. The award recognized Nyanjura’s work to advocate for women and children in Gulu, Uganda.
Nicole Lee, Greater China Scholar and part of the class of 2022, gives students around the world inspiring insight into the life of an international student.
The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) is very proud to lead the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the University of Notre Dame. We have organized a series of lectures, presentations, movies, and cultural events to demonstrate how the entire Notre Dame community is enriched by the work ethic, aspirations, and commitment of Latino students, faculty, and staff who are...
Special Olympics Notre Dame is a non-profit service club for Notre Dame students that provides year-round training and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the South Bend area, consistent with the Special Olympics movement.
Describing music as “a way to experience community," Alex Mansour stepped away from his life in South Bend and threw himself into the dynamic and limitless musical culture of England’s capital city.
As a first generation college student at Notre Dame, Hardy sees it as his mission to help bring a global perspective to everyone through his social media presence.
Sara Abdel-Rahim ’17 found her voice in the liberal arts — and she amplified it through research, internships, and leadership roles on campus. As a first-generation American citizen, the political science and Arabic major wants to battle against cultural and religious discrimination.
When Kacey Hengesbach began her undergraduate career at Notre Dame, she didn’t imagine that it would include traveling 8,000 miles to Ahmedabad, India. But thanks to a new course created by Neeta Verma, she had the chance to spend three weeks there last summer, working collaboratively with students from India’s National Institute of Design.
The Critical Language Scholarships program is part of the U.S. government’s effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages in the name of U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.
Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees, received the University of Notre Dame’s 2018 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 173rd University Commencement Ceremony on May 20.
Walk the Walk Week offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to celebrate the diversity that exists on campus and to reflect on ways to make Notre Dame even more welcoming and inclusive.
The visit continues "the ecumenical monastic tradition begun between Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama,” said Dominic Vachon, director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine.
Tony Do with two other student research assistants at Imperial City, Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Notre Dame senior Tony Do didn’t know what to expect when he landed in Vietnam for the first time. His uncle was picking him up first thing in the morning to drive him to the grave site of past relatives. It was...
Both intellectually and globally diverse, the class of 2,070 first-year students includes more than 600 international students or U.S. students of color and nearly 160 first-generation students.
A supplementary major in global affairs, designed for students interested in exploring contemporary global issues, will be offered to this year’s incoming class of 2022.
The Young ND Board will represent the interests of and steer programming for Notre Dame graduates who are 32 and younger. The new 16-person body will meet on campus twice a year and hold regular digital meetings.
Economics major Francis Brockman and political science major Daniel Rottenborn, are working for Annunciation House, a Catholic organization that gives shelter to refugees in El Paso. It’s here that asylum-seeking migrants asylum-seeking migrants spend a few days in between their release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and continuing their journey to a sponsor somewhere in the U.S.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and some 100 guests from across the University and the greater South Bend area convened in Jenkins Nanovic Halls on June 21 to welcome the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows to campus.
Gabriel Said Reynolds greets his students on the final day of his Introduction to the Quran course. He is in a small classroom on Notre Dame’s campus. His students are in Orlando, Colorado, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and beyond. Such arrangements are not uncommon in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), but this one is different....
Nearly 300 sixth, seventh and eighth-grade girls attended the 21st Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference April 28 at Notre Dame. EYH is a national organization begun in 1974 by a group of scientists in San Francisco concerned that women were underrepresented in the math and science fields.
Growing up in a traditional Irish and Catholic family, Mary McGraw was always fascinated by Ireland. During her sophomore year at Notre Dame, she applied to the Inside Track program, spending time at both the Dublin Global Gateway and Kylemore Abbey Global Centre. As an artist, she was drawn to the landscape and the story behind the Kylemore castle.
Now a senior program office for IREX in Washington, D.C., Micah Johnston '06 spent his first year after graduation volunteering for the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Chicago. He learned how to have patience in building relationships with people of different backgrounds and life experiences — close connections, he found, take time to develop.
Two Notre Dame students signed up to spend their summer at a shelter near the US-Mexico border, helping migrant families who are seeking asylum. But they didn’t know the role that shelter would play when the immigration issue exploded.
Pamela Wynne Butler, associate director and director of undergraduate studies in the Gender Studies Program, discusses the Gender and Culture in American Society course she teaches as part of the Summer Scholars program.
Honoring the legacy of Maria Irene Fornés, mother of Latinx theatre, the annual Fornés Playwriting Workshop aims to pass Fornés’ unique writing style on to a new generation of Latinx theatre artists.
In addition to gender diversity, Girls Who Invest promotes social, racial and ethnic diversity. About 20 percent of this year’s class are historically underrepresented minorities, and one quarter of the women come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Mumbai Global Center event was held to celebrate the Notre Dame community in India and welcome newly admitted students. The event is in its third year and helps showcase the growth of Notre Dame’s undergraduate and high school engagements in India.
“Central to the Holy Cross education Notre Dame offers is a sense of family, centered on the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and in that spirit I call on the Administration to end immediately the cruel practice of separating children from parents and parents from children.”
The University of Notre Dame celebrated its 173rd Commencement Ceremony Sunday (May 20) in Notre Dame Stadium, with an audience of approximately 21,000 family members, friends, faculty and graduates.
Notre Dame’s BLSA chapter presents the award each year to a graduate who distinguishes herself or himself within the legal community and supports BLSA programs and activities. The honoree also demonstrates a commitment to service through involvement in the community.