The young people of war-torn northern Colombia want their homes and their lifestyle back. Displaced from their villages by guerilla and paramilitary groups, they have spent the last 10 years in urban centers—making them prime targets for recruitment by those same criminal enterprises. But rather than falling prey to a violent cause, they’ve founded a successful peace-building movement. Notre Dame...
Inaugurated in summer 2015 with cohorts in Rome and London, Notre Dame International’s Global Gateway Seminars advance the University’s goal to provide undergraduates with greater access to study abroad opportunities—and deeper conscious engagement with the cultures in which they study.
The power to lead is the power to transform. Notre Dame is proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are leaving an indelible imprint on the global community.
Through Notre Dame International, the University of Notre Dame and Heidelberg University have established a collaboration in which students from Germany have taken classes and conducted research at Notre Dame since August, part of an ongoing, broad collaboration with Heidelberg University that was established in 2104. Alex Dimmling and Lennart Schleper, who both finished their bachelor’s degrees at Heidelberg last...
In a speech at the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discussed the importance of Catholic education in an era of corruption and injustice, the University’s vision for growth in the country and its research related to the Zika virus.
Troy Pride Jr. didn’t have to take Lina Rafkah to the prom. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back and wide receiver had plenty of reasons not to go. Before Rafkah approached him in the hallway at Greer Senior High School with an impromptu prom-posal, the two had never met.
On the one-year anniversary of the passing of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the 18/42 Stories of Notre Dame digital storytelling series reflects on the enduring legacy of the University's former president.
The cooler opened and the pungent smell immediately hit our noses. Before our eyes were dozens of dead bodies, most of them labeled John and Jane Doe. Migrant deaths at the U.S.-Mexico border are flooding the Pima County medical examiner’s office with hundreds of migrant remains each year.
The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures has partnered with the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning to offer the Ursula Williams Faculty Fellowship. The fellowship connects foreign-language faculty with technology experts and supports research to help faculty members determine which technological tools are most helpful in language classrooms. Chengxu Yin, associate teaching professor of Chinese, was awarded...
What does it mean for the Notre Dame community — its students, faculty and staff — to be doers, not merely speakers or hearers, of the call to Walk the Walk? As the campus paused January 18-22 to reflect on the values central to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the mission of the University, several speakers outlined possible next steps...
Notre Dame Law School students last week participated in morning yoga, pet therapy, and a seminar focused on the power of positive thinking. According to Notre Dame’s Student Bar Association, the events are part of a larger weeklong initiative that aims to educate students about the mental health challenges particular to law students.
As part of a program created by the ICAA, Michael Romero ’02 is introducing a class of eighth graders at Marymount School of New York to the world of classical architecture and urbanism through a unique, hands-on program called New Heights: Discovering Classical Architecture.
On March 11, Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., proudly announced a $1 million gift from 1982 alumnus Jim Aviles and Milena de Goes. The gift will support Brazilian students seeking an LL.M. degree from the Law School.
Karsonya Wise Whitehead can be described in many ways. She is an historian, a writer, a public speaker, a professor. She’s a poet and filmmaker. She is a mother, a wife. She is a resident of Baltimore, Md., and she is the daughter of a Baptist minister. But, perhaps most fundamentally, she is an activist — a peace activist.
Three immigration attorneys visited Notre Dame Law School recently for a panel discussion on various immigration issues and challenges. The panel included Aimee Heitz, directing attorney at Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center, Michael Durham, ’01 J.D., solo practitioner at Durham Immigration Law, and Rudy Monterrosa, ’01 J.D., solo practitioner at Monterrosa Law Group and adjunct professor...
The third-year law students each developed a public service plan to address a community sustainability problem that supported the Bank of America Foundation’s funding mission of community development, education and workforce development and critical needs.
By any measure, Father Theodore M. Hesburgh’s influence on higher education — both during the 35 years he served as president of Notre Dame and over the many years after he retired — was oversized: broad, deep and enduring, touching everything from athletics and academics to the very essence of what makes a modern university, especially a modern Catholic university....
Some stories need to be lived in order to be told truthfully, truly and fully. But even an African-American student would be unable to tell the story of being black at Notre Dame because there is no single story, no singular experience, no one person who can speak for all who have come here from so many places, families and...
What if more student-athletes gave their extra gear and clothing to those in need? That simple notion gave birth to a nonprofit organization now known as One Shirt One Body, a student-athlete led initiative to donate athletic apparel to local communities
The University of Notre Dame’s Enrollment Division has established a Matriculate chapter on campus. Founded in the fall of 2014, Matriculate is a college-access organization based in New York City that helps high-achieving, low-income high school students make the transition to college by pairing them with advising fellows at leading colleges and universities nationwide.
A political science major set to graduate this spring with acceptance to Harvard Law, Rachel Wang says being part of the GCS program has helped her overcome the initial language and cultural barriers her freshman year.
For 20 years the Graciela Olivarez Award has been presented to Hispanic lawyers and judges whose work embodies the spirit of Graciela Olivarez, the first woman and first Hispanic to graduate from Notre Dame Law School.
Take the skills liberal arts majors already have — analysis, communication, creative collaboration, critical thinking. Now add intensive training in business and entrepreneurship. That’s a recipe for success, according to College of Arts and Letters alumni who have gone on to Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s program (ESTEEM).
Notre Dame alumnus Dr. John May ND '84 founded Healing through Walls in 2001 in Haiti, where the organization now has 50 medical professional employees working in prisons. Healing through Walls also operates in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Malawi and the Congo and consults across the Caribbean and Africa.
While Americans tout the right to vote as the cornerstone of democracy, a number of states across the country have recently passed measures making it harder for citizens to vote. Studies have shown these new rules — including voter identification laws, voter list purging, and cutting into the number of early voting days — have disproportionately affected low-income and minority...
Dean Nell Jessup Newton has named Neysa Nankervis and Ashlyn Anderson-Keelin the 2016 Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellows. The third-year law students each developed winning proposals for post-graduate public interest projects providing direct legal services to low-income people.
Hunter Smith '99, the former University of Notre Dame punter and high jumper has thrived in everything from sports to singing and songwriting, and it all started on campus.
Multicultural Student Programs and Services invites you to celebrate Black History Month at one of these many exciting events happening on campus and in the community.
The University of Notre Dame’s annual ScreenPeace Film Festival includes six films on topics ranging from an inside look at North Korea, to the 1965 Indonesian genocide, to the indigenous people of Chile.
I stood outside Main Building just before midnight this past Sunday, shivering in the frigid snow, waiting for my candle to be lit. A classmate shared a light; I hurried through the door. A huge gust of below-freezing wind immediately blew out the flame.