Taking the Fight South is available in paperback and digital editions from the University of Notre Dame Press.
“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.
Jeannine Parise has two speeds, full-steam ahead and full stop. That applies to her career and her family, both of which she calls her “important work.”
Dayeel Dauphine (ND ‘20) learned about the Innovation Lab from Sarah Kubinski, Outreach Coordinator for the AnBryce Scholars Initiative. Dayeel, a double major in Industrial Design and Theology and an AnBryce Scholar, had been enjoying doing research in Prof. James Schmeideler…
Tong Zhao, a graduate student in computer science and engineering, has received a 2020 Snap Research fellowship. These fellowships honor students who had a positive impact in research and product development during their internships at Snap Inc.…
Two second-year Notre Dame Law School students, Ambris Saravanan and Mark Simonitis, won the North American regional championship round of the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition on January 8-9. They now advance to the international finals, which will be held virtually in March.
Through Gendered Lenses: An Undergraduate Academic Journal of Gender Research fosters research in the broad field of Gender Studies and highlights excellent gender-related work being done by undergraduate students across the university.
Elliot Slosar was in a Zoom meeting in April with Notre Dame law students working on a wrongful conviction case when he got a call asking him to pick up Andy Royer, whom a judge had just freed after 16 years in prison.
Jayshree Ullal was interviewed by Tom Mendoza (ND ’73), former president and vice chairman of the pioneering data management company NetApp, for Notre Dame’s new webinar series, Tom Mendoza Presents.
Dr. Jan Sanders was the first Black pediatrician to have her own practice here. Her husband, Leo McWilliams, is an assistant dean in the University of Notre Dame engineering department and a “quadruple Domer.” For decades, the couple have been the unofficial parents for many Black students at Notre Dame. This year, that family is scattered, reflecting on the year’s crises.
When Oscar Shimabukuro was seeking out an MBA program, he looked for a university that was characterized by having a close-knit community and a strong alumni network. The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business was a perfect match and Oscar is now in his 2nd year of the MBA program.
Systemic racism has received growing attention in both American politics and academic scholarship. One key historical aspect of American racism is the role science has played in reifying racial difference, establishing asymmetric social orders, and obstructing the realization of social justice efforts.
“Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” –Steve Prefontaine For Justen Lewis, the distance from Flint, Michigan to South Bend was much longer than 210 miles. His journey began in a city with high poverty, crime, and most recently, the water crisis. “I have humble beginnings and although my family did not...
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...
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.
University of Notre Dame theologians from the World Religions World Church program will embark on a seven-session virtual teaching series examining the Catholic Church in a global religion context starting Jan. 26 (Tuesday) and running through October.
Jon Camden first found his home at Notre Dame 25 years ago when he declared a chemistry major and signed up to take a credit course on playing the organ. The music study led to marching band, liturgical choir and a rich social life focused on Basilica music.
Notre Dame Athletics, in partnership with the South Bend Community School Corp. (SBCSC), hosted a drive-thru version of its annual gift-giving event, “A Brighter Christmas,” on Sunday (Dec. 6) at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
When searching for an organization to work with during her second year of studies at the University of Notre Dame, Helina Haile knew that she wanted to work alongside an organization focused on systemic racism in the United States. Her search led her to the Chicago Torture Justice Center (CTJC), a first-of-its-kind organization dedicated to supporting survivors of police violence.
Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative has filed three amicus briefs, including one at the U.S. Supreme Court. The briefs provide historical context for ways in which the government has scapegoated religious minorities during times of uncertainty or crisis.
Boston native Nancy Nguyen, who earned a degree in chemistry at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, was considering an offer for a lab chemist job at Massachusetts General Hospital when a professor urged her to consider Notre Dame's ESTEEM graduate program. After a visit with David Murphy, Executive Director of Student Entrepreneurship and the ESTEEM program, she agreed.
"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."
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 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...
Kate Cooper traveled to Rome, Italy with ND Pre-College in the summer of 2015 as a high school junior. What she didn’t know at the time was that this would shape her life significantly in the years to come.
Jesse Hernandez is a 2011 Notre Dame graduate and majored in Arts & Letters pre-professional studies and psychology. Hernandez writes about his time in Puebla and how it led to a career in medicine.
Excitement surrounding undergraduates’ return to in-person instruction the week of September 6 was complemented by the highly anticipated 2020 School of Architecture Student Research Forum, which was held via Zoom on the evenings of Tuesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 10, 2020.…
Janaeé Wallace knew she wanted to help finance STEM-based businesses so they could grow the economy in The Bahama Islands and across the Caribbean before she knew what incubators and venture capitalists were. ESTEEM taught her. “I wanted to build something that would help get STEM-based businesses financing to grow their business and the economy throughout the Caribbean,” she says....
Isel Otero Torres is a senior at Notre Dame, majoring in management consulting and French. She grew up in South Bend and most of her family is still nearby. “When my mother learned I would be attending Notre Dame and not leaving for a school in California, she was very happy,” she says.…
Frank Hayden’s art was of its time and timeless, attuned to current events and to eternity. Closely associated with the civil rights movement, he created sculptures in honor of those who bore the crosses of that struggle, as well as actual Church-commissioned crucifixes — an American Black Catholic artist in a time of civil and spiritual unrest.