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Notre Dame’s Father John Jenkins responds to a postage stamp to honor Father Hesburgh

Author: Dennis Brown

USPS stamp honoring Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Responding to the United States Postal Service’s announcement Tuesday (Sept. 20) that it will issue a stamp next year honoring the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said: “It’s fitting that the United States recognizes Father Hesburgh’s contributions to our nation and the world in a medium that will literally transport his legacy to households across America and around the world.”

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Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to visit Notre Dame

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

In his second term as poet laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera will visit the University of Notre Dame on Oct. 5 and 6 (Wednesday and Thursday). Herrera’s stay on campus includes a poetry reading with opening remarks from University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as well as a reception and visits and lunch with students.

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A conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Author: William G. Gilroy

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United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reads from a pocket copy of the United States Constitution during a conversation with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams

In a reflective, frank and often wryly humorous conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday night (Sept. 12) at the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, the justice offered insights into her upbringing, judicial philosophy and hopes for the future of the court.

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and Trustee, asked Ginsburg a series of questions on a wide range of issues.

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Annual research funding at Notre Dame tops $128 million

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Professor Amy Hixon works with an undergraduate researcher in her Stinson-Remick Lab, Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Earth Studies

The University of Notre Dame has received $128 million in research funding for fiscal year 2016 — the second highest in its history. In fiscal year 2015, the University’s research funding was its highest of all time, reaching $133 million.

“The research, scholarship and creativity of Notre Dame faculty continues to make a difference in multiple ways across our country and around the world,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “The growth in external funding is a tangible testimony to the importance of their work.”

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Tuesday (Aug. 30).

An associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, Ginsburg will engage in a dialogue on a wide range of issues with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and Trustee.

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Father Jenkins leads University delegation to Mexico for Global Forum: Latin America

Author: Shannon Roddel

Scenic view at Basilica of Guadalupe with Mexico City skyline

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., is joining a University delegation this week on a trip to Mexico City to continue strengthening relationships and growing Notre Dame’s presence in academic, business, Church and government sectors there.

The trip, which includes Global Forum: Latin America, is designed to bring together University leaders including Father Jenkins and Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, along with alumni, parents and friends to explore global issues in the context of the University’s mission to promote human solidarity and concern for the common good, with a particular focus on Latin America.

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Notre Dame’s vice president for finance appointed VP and chief financial officer at Indiana University

Author: Paul Browne

John Sejdinaj

After two decades in which he made the University of Notre Dame’s finance division one of the most robust in all of higher education, Vice President for Finance John A. Sejdinaj has accepted an appointment as vice president and chief financial officer at Indiana University.

“On behalf of the entire University community, I extend our gratitude and sincere congratulations to John and his family,” Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said. “Through his outstanding financial leadership, he has epitomized responsible stewardship and helped to secure Notre Dame’s fiscal health well into the future.”

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Notre Dame to steward Newman University Church in Dublin

Author: Dennis Brown

Interior of Newman University Church in Dublin. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0.

The University of Notre Dame has agreed to steward Newman University Church in Dublin, and to found there the Notre Dame–Newman Center for Faith and Reason. Built by the then-rector of University College Dublin, Blessed John Henry Newman, the church opened in 1856 and has since been an iconic landmark in Dublin’s city center and a testament to the harmony of faith and reason. Newman would later be named a cardinal of the Catholic Church, and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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Father Jenkins commends ‘collaborative engagement’ with region’s community leaders at Notre Dame breakfast

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves, left, listens to President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as Associate VP Tim Sexton stands at the 2016 President's Community Leaders Breakfast

Describing the Michiana region’s recent winning bid in the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative competition as “clearly a team victory,” University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., told a gathering of 250 community leaders at the President’s Community Leaders Breakfast Monday morning (June 6) at the University’s Morris Inn that it “epitomized our exciting collaborative engagement over the last year.”

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A family reunion at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

2013 Reunion

When more than 3,500 University of Notre Dame alumni gather on campus Thursday-Sunday (June 2-5) for Reunion 2016, they will be reminiscing about their student days, renewing the friendships they made then and marveling at the changes in the storied landscape.

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Notre Dame Forum to examine presidential election

Author: Dennis Brown

Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., speaks on his role on the Presidential Debate Commission and the place for faith in political life and civil discourse

In a unique and unpredictable election year, the University of Notre Dame will examine the presidential campaign through the lens of debates past and present in its 2016 Notre Dame Forum.

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2016 Presidential Award Recipients

Author: Office of Internal Communications

Craig Marsh

The University strives to create a culture of appreciation and celebration through award and recognition programs. Recipients receive a cash award and a keepsake, and are acknowledged at the annual Service Recognition Dinner. Eight members of the staff were honored.

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Biden and Boehner jointly receive Laetare Medal

Author: Notre Dame News

President Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., is flanked by Laetare Medal recipients John Boehner, former Speaker of the House, and Vice President Joe Biden before walking onto the stage for the 2016 Commencement Ceremony

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Remarks of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., upon conferring the 2016 Laetare Medals.

“Man is a political animal,” wrote Aristotle, and thus, as St. Thomas Aquinas noted, some are charged to combine practical reason with a concern for the community to fashion laws that serve their fellow citizens. Through the invitation of one of our Laetare awardees, Pope Francis became the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress. As our awardees stood behind the Holy Father on that historic day, he reminded the assembled legislators that theirs is the call to “the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good … the chief aim of politics.” No doubt today’s medalists had occasion to reflect on their long careers given to that pursuit.

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Notre Dame to confer 3,065 degrees during Commencement ceremonies May 14-15

Author: Sue Lister

2015 Commencement

Degrees will be conferred on 2,163 undergraduates at Notre Dame’s 171st University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday. Retired U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree. Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner will receive the 2016 Laetare Medal (lay-TAH-ray), the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.

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