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.
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.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, issued the following statement in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting at Purdue University:
“On behalf of the entire Notre Dame family, I offer our prayers for and condolences to our friends and colleagues at Purdue and all who have been personally touched by today’s tragedy.”
At its winter Board meetings in Rome later this month, the University of Notre Dame will confer honorary degrees on leaders of ecumenical dialogue and engagement of the laity.
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, will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees during an academic convocation Jan. 27 (Monday) at Notre Dame’s new center in Rome’s San Giovanni neighborhood.
Building on the momentum of its recent Strategic Research Investment initiative — which committed $80 million in internal resources to 14 research projects — the University of Notre Dame has announced the winning proposals in a new strategic hiring initiative. The initiative, which is a key component in the University’s Advancing Our Vision program, will create approximately 80 faculty positions in 10 key areas of research across campus, drawing on $10 million in annual funds that have been reallocated from lower-priority expenditures to this academic priority.
Notre Dame won its first men’s soccer title with a 2-1 victory over Maryland on Sunday at PPL Park in Chester Pennsylvania. The Fighting Irish finished the season 17-1-6.
The University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be closed from Dec. 26 (Thursday) through Jan. 17 (Friday) for renovations.
According to Basilica rector Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., the project will include the removal of carpeting and the installation of slate tile.
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday (Dec. 3) re-filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana for relief from a mandate by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that, contrary to Catholic teaching, requires Notre Dame and similar religious organizations to provide through their insurance plans or third-party administrators contraceptives, sterilization procedures and drugs that some assert induce abortions.
Donald and Marilyn Keough have made a $30 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to underwrite the construction of a new building for its international institutes.
To be named in honor of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the structure will be conjoined to Nanovic Hall, a recently announced facility to be built on Notre Dame Avenue south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz will receive the 2013 Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid and charity in the service of human development.
University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will present the award in a campus ceremony at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 (Thursday) as part of this year’s Notre Dame Forum on women in leadership.
On Monday evening, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which Father Hesburgh founded in 1973, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a lecture on “The Civil Rights Legacy of Father Theodore M. Hesburgh,” by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law. Photographs complemented McAward’s absorbing account of Father Hesburgh’s tenure on the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
University of Notre Dame fans traveling to Texas for the Shamrock Series off-site home football game, to be played Saturday (Oct. 5) against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will have the opportunity to enjoy numerous other public events reflecting the life and spirit of Our Lady’s University in the days leading up to the game.
Scheduled events include academic and faith discussions, a service project, Mass and a celebration of Texan culture and traditions, including a march through Fort Worth by the Notre Dame Band, accompanied by a herd of longhorn cattle.
University of Notre Dame alumnus Matthew Walsh and his wife, Joyce, have made a $27 million gift to his alma mater. In recognition of the gift, the University will name in their honor a new building for the School of Architecture.
“Matt and Joyce have been tremendous leaders and generous supporters of architecture at Notre Dame, including a gift for the renovation of our new facility in Rome and chairing our advisory council,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “This gift is simply transformative in nature. It will allow the University to take what already is a remarkable architecture school and make it among the very best in the world. We are grateful beyond words.”
From a local restaurateur who chose Eddy Street Commons for his latest venture to a program that pairs University of Notre Dame entrepreneurial graduates with local mentors to save the city millions of tax dollars, a growing partnership between the University and its surrounding community is generating an economic boost for the region.
The economic impact of the University of Notre Dame’s employment, spending, students, visitors and research brought $1.167 billion in economic activity and 13,766 jobs to St. Joseph County last year, a new study finds.