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.
Dr. Katlyn Turner (ND ’12) will deliver a Notre Dame Engineering Edison Lecture, “Towards Intersectional Equity in Complex Sociotechnical Systems,” on March 17 at 4 p.m. EST. This virtual presentation is free and open to the public.
For Arienne Thompson Plourde ’04, the first step toward a successful journalism career was to study history and Japanese. Although it might seem an unlikely combination for an aspiring journalist, it gave her a strong foundation to build on — and just as importantly, four years to study what she loved. “For me, I always knew that I wanted to be...
Under normal circumstances, the fall and spring semesters would see hundreds of students traveling across international borders to live, study, and work abroad. Although the pandemic prevented these experiences from occurring in person, it didn’t halt collaboration between Notre Dame faculty and local partners all around the world.
The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies is extending and expanding its annual call for proposals for research on the theme “Justice and Asia.” Additionally, funding is available for related lectures. Proposals for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2021.
Hesburgh Women of Impact (HWOI), an organization of Notre Dame alumnae dedicated to celebrating and supporting female leadership within the University, is hosting a mentorship program in partnership with the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development. The program matches undergraduate women with an alumna in their field of interest to guide and support them in career related preparation and goals...
Notre Dame senior Margaret “Meg” Burns, an art history major from San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a 2021–22 Luce Scholarship. The scholarship provides a stipend, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia, with a goal of enhancing the understanding of Asia among potential leaders of American society. Burns is Notre Dame’s 10th Luce Scholar in total and its third...
"I grew up in a country that experienced conflict--and a lot violence post-conflict--so what peace means and how to respond with peace is a puzzle I’m still working on," Villatoro says. "With the Master of Global Affairs focused on International Peace Studies, I’m trying to respond to the questions I have had my whole life."
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a variety of events throughout February in recognition of Black History Month.
Eight University of Notre Dame students have been awarded spring Gilman Scholarships to study abroad, for a total of 15 students so far for the 2020-21 academic year.
When asked where she finds time for fun, Rachel Svetanoff ’15 M.S. laughed. It’s not that she thought the question was funny, per se. She wasn’t shrugging it off. It was more the idea that the perpetually busy global health professional wasn’t already having a good time.
As a teenager in Nairobi, Kenya, Olivia Barnard had her life plan on paper: study business at a leading institution in the United States, get a consulting job with McKinsey & Company, earn a Master of Business Administration degree, and become a CEO.
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.
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…
Even as he was completing a master’s degree in physical chemistry at the University of Notre Dame in 2017, Anselme Mucunguzi had decided that his future was in technology entrepreneurship rather than science and engineering. ESTEEM gave him the combination of business acumen and computer programming skills that empowered him for the new career.
Isaac Duncan III, a Brooklyn, New York native and Afro-Cuban descendant, received a BFA degree in 1997 from Notre Dame, and a certification of secondary art education from St. Mary's College. In 2004, he completed his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the University of Kentucky.
Col. (U.S. Army Retired) D.J. Reyes ’79 serves as an advocate for fellow veterans in Tampa's Veterans Treatment Court.
Six years ago, Seun Odun-Ayo '20 was a high school student in Missouri debating whether he would even go to college. Today, Odun-Ayo is a software engineer at Xbox. He is using his Notre Dame computer science degree to make a real impact in the world.
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.
When Stacy Manrique joined a group of Notre Dame students visiting Mexico’s prestigious Monterrey Institute of Technology two summers ago, it felt like a “homecoming.”
"Peace studies provided me with a better perspective on the importance of my engineering research and its impact on people's lives," Saeidi-Javash said. "Knowing that my research may have such a tremendous impact encourages me to explore more and be a force for good."
Nineteen Kellogg undergraduates took part in a program offering virtual international projects during the University of Notre Dame’s recent winter session. Through Kaya Responsible Travel, students collaborated on projects related to microfinance, health, and education with organizations in Uganda, South Africa, and Ecuador.
“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.…
Hidden on the second floor of LaFortune Student Center is the Office of Student Enrichment (OSE). Aimed at providing a more inclusive and open environment for all Notre Dame Undergraduates, OSE is a God-sent resource for our low socioeconomic status students. Seeking to enrich the Notre Dame experience for all, this untapped resource has many opportunities for funding, mentorship, and guidance....
Danielle W. Merfeld (ND ’94) vice president and chief technology officer, GE Renewable Energy, General Electric Co., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
Notre Dame seniors Karli Siefker and Elsa Barron have developed an environmental education curriculum, weaving in environmental justice, climate change and sustainability, for DePaul Academy in South Bend, which is a residential school for teenage boys in the criminal justice system.
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.
New Orleans native Whitney Bouey had never left Louisiana until her mentor during her time at Louisiana State University, a Notre Dame alum, recommended ESTEEM.
For Rochelle Krebs ’09 J.D., the journey to a career in public interest law was not typical. Not until several years after earning her law degree from Notre Dame Law School did she begin practicing full time in civil legal aid, helping survivors of domestic violence in the Seattle area. Now, she is qualified to use the Law School’s Loan...
At the heart of it, pluralism invites us to engage with the new questions of the 21st century and to no longer see our differences as daunting borders. Embracing new faith traditions has made me a stronger Christian. By welcoming these traditions into my own religious space, I make more room to understand God as the trinity, as a mystery,...