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Notre Dame finalizes agreement to construct hydro facility on St. Joseph River

Author: Dennis Brown

South Bend and Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame and the South Bend Board of Parks have reached an agreement on a 50-year lease that gives the University rights to construct and operate a hydroelectric generation facility on the dam in the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend. The agreement was approved Monday (Dec. 12) by the park board’s commissioners.

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Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Author: William G. Gilroy

Grace Watkins And Alexis Doyle

Watkins, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Doyle, of Los Altos, California, are two of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. They are Notre Dame’s 18th and 19th Rhodes Scholars and will commence their studies at Oxford University in October.

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Notre Dame president and four others to participate in Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Author: Sue Lister

Notre Dame Avenue Entrance

A statewide torch relay, which kicked off on Sept. 9 as part of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, is scheduled to pass through St. Joseph County this weekend. On Saturday (Oct. 8), the torch will travel through parts of St. Joseph County, including the University of Notre Dame campus, in the hands of five Notre Dame representatives who have been selected as local torchbearers, including University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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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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