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Jordan’s giving to Notre Dame is unprecedented: $75 million is largest single gift; bringing total to $150 million

Author: Dennis Brown

Trustee John W. “Jay” Jordan at the Jordan Hall dedication

A $75 million gift from University of Notre Dame alumnus and Trustee John W. “Jay” Jordan is the largest in the University’s history and makes him its most generous benefactor, with a giving total of $150 million.

Jordan’s latest gift, announced Friday (May 2) during the University’s spring Board of Trustees meeting, will be directed toward the creation of a world-class research program in an area of science and technology that is new to Notre Dame and that has the potential to create innovative intellectual property that has important commercial potential.

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Rev. Ray Hammond to replace Patten as Notre Dame’s commencement speaker

Author: Dennis Brown

Ray Hammond

Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, will deliver the principal address at the University of Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement Ceremony on May 18 (Sunday), replacing the previously announced speaker, Christopher Patten, chancellor of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust.

Patten informed the University this week that he is withdrawing from several engagements for health reasons.

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Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the Canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Author: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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“On Sunday (April 27), we at the University of Notre Dame will join with millions the world over in celebrating the lives of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Their canonizations could not come at a more propitious time. The rich teachings of the Vatican Council, convened by the former, stirred the evangelization of the latter.”

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Notre Dame to award 7 honorary degrees at Commencement

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

Judith Jamison

Six distinguished figures in business, the Church, community leadership, education, engineering and the performing arts will join principal speaker Christopher Patten as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement Ceremony on May 18 (Sunday).

The ceremony will be held in the morning at Notre Dame Stadium in order to accommodate as many guests as possible. Undergraduate diploma ceremonies for each college and school will be held the afternoon of May 18, and the Law School, graduate business and Graduate School ceremonies will take place May 17.

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Biologist Kenneth Miller to receive Notre Dame’s 2014 Laetare Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Kenneth R. Miller

Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology at Brown University, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2014 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement ceremony May 18 (Sunday).

“Kenneth Miller has given eloquent and incisive witness both to scientific acumen and religious belief,” said Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. “As an accomplished biologist and an articulate believer, he pursues two distinct but harmonious vocations and illustrates how science and faith can mutually flourish.”

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Notre Dame hosts conference on the Catholic Church and immigration

Author: Michael O. Garvey

"The Church and Immigration"

Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini of Guatemala and University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will be among the scholars, pastoral workers, church leaders, public policymakers and advocates for migrants and refugees who will gather at the University from March 2 to 5 for a conference on the role of the Catholic Church in the lives of migrants and refugees.

Titled “The Church and Immigration” and hosted by Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, the conference will begin with a keynote address by Bishop Ramazzini at 7 p.m. March 2 (Sunday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium.

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Notre Dame tuition increase same as previous year’s

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

Blue and gold academic seal

In a letter to parents and guardians of students returning for the next academic year, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., thanked them for their investment in Notre Dame and the sacrifices they make to pay for “an educational experience that is second to none.” Father Jenkins said the University is honored that parents and guardians have sent their sons and daughters to Notre Dame to learn, discover and grow in their academic, social, emotional and spiritual lives.

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Notre Dame ranks on Peace Corps’ annual list of top volunteer-producing schools

Author: Notre Dame News

Peace Corps volunteer Tricia Wilbur in Panama

For the 14th year in a row, the University of Notre Dame has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing midsized colleges and universities across the country. With 18 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the University ranks No. 16, up two spots from last year. Since the agency was created in 1961, 874 Notre Dame graduates have served as Peace Corps volunteers.

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Notre Dame leaders meet with Pope Francis

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

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VATICAN CITY – University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. , accompanied by members of his leadership team and the Board of Trustees, exchanged messages of support with Pope Francis on Thursday (Jan. 30) during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace.

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Biggest Notre Dame project ever a 'crossroads' of academics, student life and athletics

Author: Dennis Brown

Campus Crossroads Project

The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Jan. 29) the largest building project in its 172-year history, integrating the academy, student life and athletics with the construction of more than 750,000 square feet in three new buildings attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.

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Notre Dame confers honorary degrees on ecumenical leaders

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

The University of Notre Dame conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Maria Voce at the Notre Dame Rome Centre

ROME — The University of Notre Dame on Monday (Jan. 27) awarded honorary degrees to two leaders of ecumenical dialogue and engagement of the laity at the winter meetings of the Board of Trustees in Rome.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement and the only woman to lead a major lay movement within the Catholic Church, received honorary doctor of laws degrees during an academic convocation Monday at Notre Dame’s new center in Rome, located just a block from the Colosseum.

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