Class of 2015, you leave Notre Dame with many great achievements and memorable moments. One that will always remain is that you will always be the class that helped us send Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., to his final rest with God. As long as I live, I will cherish the memory of many of you standing shoulder to shoulder, quietly and reverently on a very cold day, along the path from the Basilica to Holy Cross cemetery, to pay tribute on Father Ted’s final journey across campus.
Anna Kottkamp, an environmental science major with a minor in international development studies from Wenatchee, Washington, has been named valedictorian of the 2015 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the University Commencement Ceremony on May 17 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
Noted scholar of Quran and early Islamic history to deliver the Graduate School Commencement address
Jane McAuliffe, a scholar of the Quran and early Islamic history, and director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, will deliver the Commencement address on May 16 (Saturday) at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.
Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald will give a public lecture commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Second Vatican Council document “Nostra Aetate” at 5 p.m. Thursday (April 23) in Geddes Hall’s Andrews Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.
A group of Catholic scholars and Church leaders, including University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will gather at the University April 27-28 (Monday-Tuesday) to examine the problem of polarization among American Catholics and to propose ways it might be resisted and overcome.
The Knights of Columbus and Carl A. Anderson, their director, will receive the 2015 University of Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal on Sunday (April 26).
The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the passing of Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, on Friday (April 17):
The University of Notre Dame’s first MOOC (massive open online course) launched Wednesday (April 15). I “Heart” Stats is a non-technical introduction to statistics and its use in everyday life. The free, non-credit course is being taught by Dan Myers, vice president and associate provost. Offered through the University’s partnership with edX, the course is available to anyone with a free edX account.
Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at a symposium for University of Notre Dame leaders Tuesday (April 14) in Washington, D.C. The vice president’s remarks will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St., N.W. Logistical information for members of the media interested in attending the vice president’s remarks is forthcoming.
Six distinguished figures in community leadership, the Catholic Church, education, engineering and science will join principal speaker Oxford Chancellor Christopher Patten as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 170th University Commencement Ceremony on May 17 (Sunday).
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., joined host Charlie Rose and three others in a remembrance of Donald Keough, chair emeritus of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, chair of Allen & Company and former president and chief operating officer of the Coca-Cola Company who died at age 88 in January. The show aired on PBS in March.
The University of Notre Dame and the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) have signed a “memorandum of understanding,” pledging to cooperate in a range of initiatives in academics, social development, peace-building and institutional administration.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, announced Monday (March 16) that the 2015-16 Notre Dame Forum, Faith, Freedom and the Modern World: 50 Years After Vatican II, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of pivotal documents of the Second Vatican Council that have resonance today. The forum will highlight the Declaration on Non-Christian Religions (Nostra aetate), the Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis humanae) and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes).
Aaron Neville, a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and musician, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2015 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at Notre Dame’s 170th University Commencement ceremony May 17 (Sunday).
The University of Notre Dame’s iconic 15th president, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., was honored and remembered Wednesday night (March 4) at a memorial service in Notre Dame’s Joyce Center.
After health concerns caused Oxford Chancellor Christopher Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes) to step aside as the University of Notre Dame’s 2014 commencement speaker, he has been invited back by Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to serve in that role and receive an honorary degree at the 2015 ceremony May 17.
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.
Donald R. Keough, chair emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, chair of Allen & Company and former president and chief operating officer of the Coca-Cola Company, died Tuesday (Feb. 24) in Atlanta with family members at his side. He was 88.
Better than expected progress on the University of Notre Dame’s Campus Crossroads Project will make it possible to hold the 2015 University Commencement Ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Monday night (Feb. 16) at an undergraduate town hall meeting in DeBartolo Hall.
The University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees elected Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Friday (Jan. 30) to a third five-year term as president of the University, effective at the conclusion of his second term June 30, Chairman Richard C. Notebaert announced on behalf of the Board at its winter meeting in Naples, Florida.
The University of Notre Dame expanded its reach in global education with the arrival of 35 students from Tsinghua University, a top-ranked school located in Beijing.
Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been elected to theInternational Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Nuclear Physics. IUPAP established the commission in 1960 to promote the exchange of information and views among the members of the international scientific community in nuclear physics. Members are elected for three-year terms to the commission by physics societies in the United States.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., delivers remarks at the prayer service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will preside at a prayer service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 19) in the rotunda of the Main Building. The public is invited to participate in the prayer service and the reception that will immediately follow.
David M. Schwarz, an architect known for excellence in traditional design and his commitment to the creation of vibrant public environments, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. He will be awarded the $200,000 prize during a ceremony on March 21 (Saturday) in Chicago.
Archbishop Charles J. Brown, Apostolic nuncio to Ireland, will deliver the 2015 Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 (Thursday) in the Jordan Auditorium of Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, the University will begin an interior renovation of the iconic building later this month.
Alex Coccia, a 2014 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2015. A Columbus, Ohio native, Coccia was selected from a pool of 877 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities.
Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, will explore “The Once and Future Liberal Arts” in a talk as part of the 2014-15 Notre Dame Forum from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 (Tuesday) in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium on the University of Notre Dame’s campus.
Hanna Suchocka, former prime minister of Poland and former ambassador to the Holy See, will deliver the 2014 Nanovic Forum Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 28) in the Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Oct.1) the creation of the first new college or school at the University in nearly a century — the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs. R. Scott Appleby, a scholar of global religion and a member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1994, will serve as the Marilyn Keough Dean of the school.
The University of Notre Dame will celebrate the generosity of alumnus Ted H. McCourtney and his wife, Tracy, in a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday (Oct. 4) for a world-class research facility to be named in their honor.
Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the Appointment of Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich as Archbishop of Chicago.
Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will give the keynote address at a conference on the mission of Catholic colleges and universities in higher education Sept. 19 (Friday) at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
The University of Notre Dame received $113 million in research awards for fiscal year 2014, the highest ever recorded at the University in a non-stimulus year and a $17 million increase over the previous year.
The 2014-15 Notre Dame Forum, commencing Sept. 15, will explore the question “What do Notre Dame graduates need to know?” Forum events will focus on the knowledge graduates require to face the challenges and opportunities that exist for them as participants in a democratic society, citizens of a wider world and people of faith.
Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will be among the speakers at The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference Sept. 8 and 9 at the The Times Center in New York.
Construction on Campus Crossroads, a $400 million project that will use the University of Notre Dame’s iconic football stadium as a hub for new facilities supporting academic and student life initiatives, will begin in November, after the final home game of the season.
Reminding the University of Notre Dame’s graduating seniors that “there is no more dangerous or delusional myth than that of the self-made woman or man,” the principal speaker at the University’s 2014 Commencement, Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, appealed to them to remember “the grace of collective support from the people gathered around you today and pass it on.”
A new Fellow of the University and eight new members of the Board of Trustees were elected at the spring meetings of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees on May 1 and 2. Five members of the Board also were elevated to emeritus status.
Adding to what had already amounted to the largest and most significant set of gifts to support the University of Notre Dame’s efforts to strengthen and transform Catholic K-12 education, Mary Ann and Jack Remick, of Rochester, Minnesota, have made an additional $10 million leadership gift to the University’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).
Mark Santrach, an architecture major from St. Paul, Minnesota, has been named valedictorian of the 2014 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during theUniversity Commencement Ceremony on May 18 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
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.
Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Churchin Boston, will deliver the principal address at the University of Notre Dame’s169th University Commencement Ceremonyon May 18 (Sunday), replacing the previously announced speaker,Christopher Patten, chancellor of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust.
Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the Canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II
The University of Notre Dame family will gather April 27 (Sunday) to celebrate the first-ever Notre Dame Day and have the opportunity to watch, connect, give and vote in a way that’s never been done at Our Lady’s University.
New Notre Dame first-year courses to include focus on wellness, cultural competency, academics, disc
On the recommendation of the Academic Council, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has approved two one-credit courses for first-year students that include components that focus on physical and mental wellness, spirituality, cultural competency, academic success and discernment.
The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame took the No. 1 spot for the fifth year in a row in the just-released Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 Ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.
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).
The University of Notre Dame on Monday, January 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.
The University of Notre Dame will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., on Feb. 6 (Thursday) with a Mass at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
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.
The University of Notre Dame announced on Wednesday, January 29, the largest building project in its 172-year history, integrating the academy, student life and athletics.
In coming weeks, the University of Notre Dame will host the former director of the National Science Foundation and a distinguished panel on women in the life of the Church as part of the continuing 2013-14 Notre Dame Forum “Women in Leadership.”
The University of Notre Dame on Monday (March 3) released a new strategic plan that provides focus, transparency and accountability for its activities for the next 10 years.
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Ash Wednesday begins a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for the celebration of Easter. We remember Jesus’ forty days in the desert and our responsibility to care for those who today languish in “deserts” of their own. During this Lenten season, let us strive to turn from our selfish ways, draw closer to God and grow in compassion for all in need.
I invite you to join me this Ash Wednesday in prayer and fasting for immigrant families and for humane immigration reform. Pope Francis has challenged us to reject the “globalization of indifference” toward the plight of migrants, and to imitate the Good Samaritan who “saw and was moved with compassion”. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for legislative reform in our nation that is not focused only on law enforcement, but includes also a process for earned legalization, a future worker program, protection for families, the restoration of due process for immigrants and initiatives that address the root causes of migration (Catholic Church’s Position on Immigration Reform, USCCB, August, 2013). On March 2-5, Notre Dame will host a conference on The Church and Immigration, welcoming bishops, scholars, and other church leaders to discuss issues around migration. I invite you to join me in prayer for just and compassionate treatment of immigrants in our country and around the world.
Let us pray this Lent that God will touch our hearts and deepen a sense of solidarity with all people, particularly those in greatest need.
In Notre Dame,
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
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.
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.”
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 universitiesacross the country.
MUMBAI — University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Thursday (Feb. 6) signed an agreement to formalize a relationship with St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, that includes study abroad and summer research programs, faculty exchange and research collaboration.
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.
Christopher Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes), chancellor of the University of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust, will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s169th Commencement Ceremony on May 18.
The following statement was issued by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, in response to the American Studies Association boycott of Israel’s higher education institutions.
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 calendar year 2013 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Some of the significant events include the 50th anniversary of the Hesburgh Library, the reopening of the Morris Inn after extensive renovations, and the men’s soccer team winning the national title for the first time in its history.
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.
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.
The University of Notre Dame ranks fifth nationwide in percentage of undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs among U.S. doctoral/research institutions, according to the Open Doors report released Monday (Nov. 11) by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
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.
Jacqueline Novogratz to receive Notre Dame Award for pioneering work in international human developm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robert S. and Elizabeth Nanovic of North Yarmouth, Maine, have made a leadership gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of a new social sciences building in the College of Arts and Letters.
The following statement was issued by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, in response to comments made by Pope Francis that were released via media today (Sept. 19).
“Pope Francis speaks in a loving, welcoming voice that resonates at Notre Dame and the world over for those who hunger for the Church’s inclusive, spiritual embrace grounded in the ‘simple, profound, radiant’ Gospel message of God’s love and mercy.”
The University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library will mark its 50th anniversary with a slate of events during the 2013-14 academic year in celebration of the library’s enduring mission of connecting people to knowledge and the vital contributions the Hesburgh Libraries have made to the advancement of Notre Dame, its faculty, students and alumni.
The 2013-14 Notre Dame Forum, titled “Women in Leadership,” will include a variety of events focusing on the roles and realities of women who are leaders in their fields, beginning with an event this month featuring two leaders in the U.S. Department of Defense.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has offered the following statement regarding the death of Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney:
“When the University of Notre Dame conferred an honorary degree upon Seamus Heaney at our Keough-Naughton Centre in Ireland in 2008, we recognized not only a literary giant, but a poet whose spiritual voice will live on through the ages.”
The 13th annual Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall.
The University of Notre Dame has adopted changes in its admission policies that will make possible the admission of undocumented students who successfully compete for a place in its first-year and transfer classes.
James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Aug. 10) in California. He was 83.
The voices of 40 children will be added to the University of Notre Dame’s internationally renowned choirs this fall.
On Aug. 16 (Friday), the University of Notre Dame celebrates 125 years of prayer and worship at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The Most Rev. Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C., bishop of Peoria, Ill., will preside at a special 4 p.m. Mass that will also feature music from alumni of the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir. A reception in the Rotunda of the Main Building will follow. All are welcome to attend.
Paul J. Browne, currently the deputy commissioner of public information for the New York City Police Department, has been appointed by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, to the newly elevated post of vice president for public affairs and communications, effective Aug. 19 (Monday).
Laura Carlson appointed dean of Notre Dame Graduate School; Hugh Page named VP and associate provost
Two University of Notre Dame administrators and faculty members have been appointed to leadership positions in the Provost’s Office, according to Provost Thomas G. Burish.
The “ACE Summer” of 2013 is in full swing as the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) once again hosts more than 300 participants in programs preparing tomorrow’s leaders of Catholic schools.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., visited the Gettysburg National Military Park on June 22 (Saturday) to mark the 150th anniversary of the decisive Civil War battle and to celebrate Mass on the spot where his predecessor, Rev. William Corby, C.S.C., gave a general absolution and blessing to Union and Confederate troops on the second day of fighting.
On Friday afternoon, in his office on the 13th floor of the library named after him, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, was enjoying an after-luncheon cigar and trying to solve an arithmetical problem in his head.
The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama will nominate University of Notre Dame Laetare Medalist Ken Hackett as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
It has been billed as “the ultimate trade mission for Ireland’s top business minds,” so it seems appropriate that three days of the weeklong Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year CEO Retreat were spent on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. delivers the homily at the 2013 Reunion Mass held Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2.
University President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., speaks during a reception celebrating his 96th birthday in the U.S. Capitol.
A chance Mother’s Day encounter with a Jewish alumnus of Notre Dame provided Cardinal Timothy Dolan, principal speaker at the 168th University Commencement Ceremony, with the inspiration for his address: The proud graduate revealed to Cardinal Dolan the “secret” that makes Notre Dame great.
The University of Notre Dame’s International Studies office has announced that it will offer three new opportunities for study abroad in South Korea, Spain and Switzerland in spring 2014.
Two members of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees were elected Fellows of the University, three individuals were elected to the Board, and three Board members were elected to emeritus status May 3.
More than 3,000 students will receive degrees during the University of Notre Dame’s Commencement ceremonies, which will be held on campus May 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday).
Mallory Meter, a psychology major from Beverly Hills, Mich., has been named valedictorian of the 2013 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the University Commencement Ceremony on May 19 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
The University of Notre Dame is among seven leading academic institutions that will participate beginning this fall in Semester Online, the first education consortium to offer online, for-credit courses from top colleges and universities
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, joined other national leaders of higher education calling for reforms in United States immigration policies on Friday (April 19), the National Immigration Forum Campus Day of Action for Immigration Reform.
The University of Notre Dame and NBC Sports have reached agreement on a new 10-year contract giving NBC the rights to televise Irish home football games from 2016 to 2025 and extending the partnership between the University and network to 35 years.
Five distinguished figures in business, civil rights, education, literature and physics will join principal speaker Cardinal Timothy Dolan as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 168th University Commencement Ceremony May 19 (Sunday).
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will be recognized as an Honorary Navy Chaplain in a special ceremony at 5:45 p.m. April 17 (Wednesday) in the William J. Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.
The close connection between the University of Notre Dame and Ireland was proudly represented when the Fighting Irish played Navy on the football field in Dublin in September 2012. Notre Dame’s president, John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Enda Kenny, prime minister – or taoiseach – of Ireland, join together in encouraging Irish-Americans to carry on the spirit of collaboration to celebrate their Irish roots in a meaningful way.
The fifth annual CommUniversity Day, a day of community service hosted by the University of Notre Dame Student Government, the Robinson Community Learning Center and the Center for Social Concerns, will take place throughout the day Saturday (April 6).
For the second year in a row, the University of Notre Dame is the No. 4 “dream college” among parents of college applicants, the Princeton Review reported in its annual “College Hopes and Worries” survey.
The Stayer Executive Education Center is open and ready for business.
The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame took the No. 1 spot for the fourth year in a row in the just-released Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking.
The bells at the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart rang in celebration this afternoon (March 13) as white smoke appeared from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, signaling that a new pope had been chosen.
The University of Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference for athletic competition in all sports except football and hockey beginning with the upcoming 2013-14 seasons.
Sister Susanne Gallagher, S.P.; Sister Mary Therese Harrington, S.H.; and Rev. James H. McCarthy, founders of the Special Religious Education Development Network (SPRED), will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2013 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at Notre Dame’s 168th University Commencement ceremony May 19 (Sunday).
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 168thCommencement Ceremony on May 19.
Roger Huang, interim dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, has had the interim label removed from his title and is now the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the college, according to Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University.
Don Pope-Davis, professor of psychology and for the past six years vice president and associate provost at the University of Notre Dame, will leave Notre Dame in July to become the provost at DePaul University.
The University of Notre Dame’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) department has once again won one of eight MacArthur Awards, signifying the top Army ROTC programs in the nation, for the 2011-12 academic year.
Undergraduate tuition at the University of Notre Dame will increase 3.8 percent for the 2013-14 academic year to $44,605. The rate of increase matches that of the previous three years, which was the lowest since 1960. With average room and board rates of $12,512, total student charges will be $57,117.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, expressed his deep gratitude for the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI, who announced today (Feb. 11) his intention to step down from the papacy at the end of the month.
Richard C. Notebaert, chair of the University of Notre Dame board of trustees, was elected to a new three-year term at the trustees’ meeting Feb. 1 (Friday).
The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the Feb. 3, 2013, passing of Bishop John D’Arcy from the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend.
The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) is planning a cross-country celebration of Catholic schools that will mark ACE’s 20 years of service to underserved children and to the Church’s mission of educating hearts and minds.
The University of Notre Dame’s Right to Life Club will lead the 2013 March for Life on Jan. 25 (Friday) in Washington, D.C., which this year observes the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.
Notre Dame off-the-field news and notes on BCS National Championship Game weekend, culminating Monday night when the Irish take on Alabama at Sun Life Stadium.
The calendar year 2012 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of the significant happenings.
Alumni and fans from the University of Notre Dame will join their counterparts from the University of Alabama for a service project in Miami in conjunction with the BCS National Championship football game between the two institutions, to be played Jan. 7 (Monday) at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
The University of Notre Dame MBA program ranked No. 1 for ethics in the Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Specialty Ranking, announced Monday (Dec. 17). The ethics ranking was released as part of the publication’s 2012 Best B-Schools ranking, where the Notre Dame MBA program landed at No. 20, improving four slots compared to its 2010 result.
The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.:
After a five-month review process, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., has accepted recommendations from the Office of Student Affairs to expand and enhance the support of and services for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ), including the creation of a University recognized student organization.
Ten University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
The University of Notre Dame MBA ranked No. 20 among U.S. business schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s biennial survey, "The Best U.S. Business Schools 2012,” released Thursday (Nov. 12). The program, located in the Mendoza College of Business, jumped four spots from its 2010 ranking.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has asked that the Notre Dame community keep Michael Thigpen and his family in their thoughts and prayers.
James O’Connell, M.D., a 1970 University of Notre Dame graduate and founder and president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, was recently awarded the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism.
Paris, the legendary City of Lights, is the newest destination for University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters students who want to study abroad.
Three University of Notre Dame graduates were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, and alumnus Joe Donnelly of Indiana is the second graduate to be elected to the Senate, but the fourth to serve.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has offered prayers and support from the University to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Physics will hold an open house for its new nuclear accelerator from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 3) in the Nieuwland Hall of Science. Tours of the accelerator will leave 124 Nieuwland Hall every 15 minutes.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has extended his sympathies to the family and friends of Saint Mary’s College student Ziqi Zhang, who died Thursday night (Oct. 18) in a bicycle-automobile accident near the entrance to the College.
Two essays published in Notre Dame Magazine last year have been honored in this year’s edition of “The Best American Essays,” edited by David Brooks and Robert Atwan.
A “Rosary for Life” will be led by University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
When Caitlin Crommett was 15 years old, she founded DreamCatchers, a club she created to grant the last wishes of terminally ill hospice patients. Now a University of Notre Dame sophomore majoring in business entrepreneurship and film, television and theatre, Crommett recently expanded DreamCatchers, which began as a high school club and is now a national organization with chapters in California and Indiana.
Since it was established by the Institute for Church Life (ICL) in 2002, the Notre Dame Vision program has brought more than 10,000 high school students to the University’s campus for week-long summer sessions of prayer, theological reflection, and celebration of their vocations as members of the Catholic Church.
The University of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and student body president Brett Rocheleau have joined in inviting both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney to speak at the University during the fall election campaign.
As Fighting Irish fans descend upon Chicago for the Shamrock Series off-site home football game between the Notre Dame and Miami on Oct. 6 (Saturday), the University will present four academic events highlighting various topics of interest, including the national media, the economy, U.S. foreign policy and the role of religion in politics today.
The University of Notre Dame will open a new center for the arts and culture in January in a renovated historic building, bolstering a growing museum district just west of downtown South Bend.
The University of Notre Dame accepted an invitation today (Sept. 12) to become a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in all sports except football.
The University of Notre Dame will host one of three Indiana gubernatorial debates in October, the Indiana Debate Commission announced today.
When some 35,000 Americans descended on Dublin, Ireland, for the Emerald Isle Classic football game between Notre Dame and Navy (played Sept. 1 at Aviva Stadium), it was for many a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the country, learn about their Irish heritage, and celebrate Notre Dame’s rich academic, faith and athletic tradition.
The 2012-13 Notre Dame Forum, “A More Perfect Union: The Future of America’s Democracy,” will present a series of events throughout the academic year that will explore profound questions about the state of the U.S. political system and its capacity to deal with the rapidly changing domestic and international challenges it faces.
When the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame meet the Midshipmen of Navy on Sept. 1 (Saturday) at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, it will be the latest installment in a long American football tradition for the two institutions.
Paul C. Velasco, who has been serving as interim director of Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame, will take over the position permanently, announced Mendoza College of Business Interim Dean Roger Huang on Thursday (Aug. 9).
The Chronicle of Higher Education has selected the University of Notre Dame as one of its Honor Roll schools in its 2012 Great Colleges to Work For survey. This is the fourth consecutive year that the University has received the honor.
Thomas E. Bear, formerly vice president for enrollment services at the University of Evansville, has been appointed executive director of student financial strategies at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 30.
The University of Notre Dame will host the 2012 Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) Conference July 24 to 27 (Tuesday to Friday).
The first medical facility of its kind on a university campus, the Notre Dame Wellness Center opened today with blessings and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The full suite of health services will be available to faculty, staff and their eligible dependents.
A candidate event for the Higgs boson decaying to two photons (thick red lines) detected by the CMS detector.
Alumnus Michael Gallagher and his wife, Elizabeth, have made a $5 million gift to establish the Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Family Professorships in Adult Stem Cell Research at the University of Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame has entered into a historic partnership with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that aims to improve learning for Indiana children. Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., of the University of Notre Dame, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced the partnership at a press conference in South Bend this afternoon.
Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., was elected as the new Provincial Superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers by the Provincial Chapter in Portland, Ore., on Friday, June 15 (Feast Day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus). The congregation is the international Catholic religious order whose members founded the University of Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Magazine, the University’s quarterly alumni publication, received five medals in the annual Circle of Excellence awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Notre Dame Magazine was awarded the silver medal in general excellence. This award is given in three circulation categories, and the Magazine competes in the largest category. The University of Chicago received the gold award in this class.
Kerry Prugh, the Magazine’s art director, received a bronze medal in editorial design for her layout of Gary Gaffney’s poem “Mil Preguntas” in the Summer 2011 issue. Staff members were awarded three of 13 medals given in CASE’s Best Articles of the Year: Higher Education category.
Matthew V. Storin, former editor of The Boston Globe and former associate vice president for news and information at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed chief communications executive for the University, according to Louis M. Nanni, vice president for University Relations.
Church leaders, educators, corporate executives and development policymakers will gather at the University of Notre Dame June 19 and 20 (Tuesday and Wednesday) for a conference to consider strategies by which Haiti’s Catholic school system could advance and strengthen that nation’s social and economic development.
Scott S. Cowen, Celeste Volz Ford and Timothy F. Sutherland were elected to the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees at the Board’s spring meeting May 4.
The University of Notre Dame filed a lawsuit Monday (May 21) challenging the constitutionality of a federal regulation that requires religious organizations to provide, pay for, and/or facilitate insurance coverage for services that violate the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Delivered by Haley Scott DeMaria at Notre Dame’s 167th University Commencement Ceremony, held May 20, 2012, in Notre Dame Stadium
More than 2,900 students will receive degrees at Notre Dame’s 167th University Commencement Ceremonies, which will be held on campus May 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday).
In a commencement address Monday (May 7) at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, urged graduates to hold fast to their convictions but express them in “more skillful, more respectful ways.”
Erin Hoffmann Harding, associate vice president for strategic planning at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed vice president for student affairs at the University, succeeding Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, C.S.C., who will join Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives as a faculty fellow focusing on initiatives in Catholic educational leadership development. He also will continue pastoral ministry among students and assist the Office of Human Resources with an initiative related to integrating Catholic mission.
The 20 winners of Joyce teaching excellence awards represent faculty who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Faculty committees in each of seven disciplinary areas review the peer and student nominations.
Michael J. O’Brien, a political science major from St. Charles, Ill., has been named valedictorian of the 2012 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement ceremonies May 20 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium. O’Brien, who also will be awarded an International Business Certificate from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, earned a 4.0 grade point average.
In response to student suggestions, the University of Notre Dame has taken several new steps to better support gay, lesbian, bisexual and questioning members of its community.
Ten distinguished figures in business, education, engineering, law, mathematics, media, medicine and the Catholic Church will join principal speaker Haley Scott DeMaria as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 167th Commencement Ceremony May 20 (Sunday).
The University of Notre Dame is the No. 4 “dream college” among parents of college applicants, the Princeton Review reported in its annual “College Hopes and Worries” survey. Notre Dame moved up from the No. 9 slot last year.
Haley Scott DeMaria, the University of Notre Dame alumna who made an inspiring recovery from critical injuries suffered in a tragic 1992 bus accident involving the Fighting Irish swimming team, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree at Notre Dame’s 167th Commencement Ceremony on May 20.
The University of Notre Dame has been named with distinction to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of the role it plays in solving community problems; achieving meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities it serves; and placing students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.
Despite the fact that four Irishmen were among the seven brothers who arrived in northern Indiana with him in 1842, Notre Dame’s founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., had misgivings about the Irish, and struggled, with notable lack of success, to repress celebrations of St. Patrick’s feast day during Notre Dame’s early years.
The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business ranked No. 1 in the country for the third consecutive year in Bloomberg Businessweek’s seventh annual survey of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools.” The ranking was announced today (March 20).
Ken Hackett, former president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2012 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at Notre Dame’s 167th University Commencement ceremony May 20 (Sunday).
Before he was Pope Benedict XVI, before he was a cardinal and a Vatican bureaucrat, and before he was archbishop of Munich, the German priest and professor Joseph Ratzinger taught theology at the Universities of Freising, Bonn, Munster, Tubingen and Regensburg, served as a theological consultant at the Second Vatican Council and wrote several widely acclaimed and influential books of theology.
The University of Notre Dame MBA program jumped 12 slots to earn a No. 25 ranking in the U.S. News & World Report 2013 survey of “Best Graduate Schools.”
The College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame has announced a $6-million gift from the Fotsch Family, to establish the William E. Fotsch Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering.
The Congregation of Holy Cross, the international Catholic religious order whose members founded the University of Notre Dame, celebrates its 175th birthday March 1.
The Robinson Community Learning Center’s LEGO Robotics team, in only its fourth year, is heading to Mannheim, Germany, to compete in the Open European Championship June 7-9 (Thursday-Saturday).
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. president of the University of Notre Dame, has made three staff changes in his office, effective over the next month.
Brian Schmidt, a winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 (Monday) in Room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The talk, titled “The Accelerating Universe,” is part of the John A. Lynch Lecture Series coordinated by the Department of Physics and is free and open to the public
A number of events exploring important issues in K-12 education will be held this spring on the University of Notre Dame campus as part of the 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum, “Reimagining School: To Nurture the Soul of a Nation.”
The following is a statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, on the change announced Feb. 10 regarding the religious liberty concerns related to the Health and Human Services ruling on birth control coverage in insurance plans.
For the twelfth year in a row, the University of Notre Dame has placed on the Peace Corps’ list of top universities nationwide producing Peace Corps volunteers, and its rank is steadily rising.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, was among some 350 Notre Dame students, faculty and staff who traveled to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23 to take part in the March for Life.
A blessing and dedication ceremony for Conway Hall, the University of Notre Dame’s new residence hall for students studying abroad in London, took place Friday (January 20).
A Mass of Remembrance will be held at the University of Notre Dame on Feb. 6 (Monday) in memory of Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., former assistant vice president for student affairs at the University. Sister Lenz died Jan. 21 at Our Lady of the Angels Retirement Home in Joliet, Ill., after a long illness. She was 81 years old.
Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel laureate in economics, will deliver the 18th annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy April 17 (Tuesday) at 5:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
The University of Notre Dame’s 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Series for the Study of Race will feature four consecutive Wednesday night discussions led by prominent athletes, coaches, university athletic directors and sports scholars.
The calendar year 2011 was filled with numerous moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Here are some of the highlights.
It appears early each Advent season, the massive crèche mounted on a platform of hay bales at the western edge of Notre Dame’s Grotto. Vibrantly colored, oversized figures of Mary, Joseph, an adoring shepherd, the oncoming Magi, some eerily well-groomed livestock and a girlish angel overhead, all symmetrically arranged around an empty patch of stable floor. All the figures, even the animals, have credulous and startled faces. The Baby is not yet where their apprehensive gazes fall.
The Main Building Christmas Tree brings festive cheer to all as student continue to complete their final semester examinations.
David Murphy, former president and chief executive officer of Better World Books, a for-profit social venture initially created and spun out of the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed associate dean for entrepreneurship for the Colleges of Science and Engineering and director of Notre Dame’s Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Masters (ESTEEM) program.
Archbishop of Cap-Haitien Louis Kébreau will be awarded the 2011 Notre Dame Prize for Distinguished Public Service in Latin America at a ceremony in Cap-Haitien on Dec. 8 (Thursday).
Presidents and trustees of 14 Catholic institutions of higher learning met last week (Nov. 6 to 8) at the University of Notre Dame for a three-day conference on the maintenance and strengthening of their Catholic identity.
The University of Notre Dame Law School will host the Indiana Supreme Court oral arguments in the case of Jerrme Damar Cartwright v. State of Indiana on Nov. 14 (Monday).
Investing in development, building infrastructure and enhancing human dignity in fragile communities worldwide are several challenges to be examined during the University of Notre Dame’s Forum on Global Development Thursday (Nov. 10) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington D.C. (1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).
University of Notre Dame students were awarded 12 Fulbright grants for 21.4 percent of its total number of applicants for the 2011-12 academic year, placing them among the top 15 universities in the nation.
The University of Notre Dame has established an endowed scholarship in memory of Declan Sullivan, the Notre Dame junior who died a year ago Thursday (Oct. 27) when the aerial lift on which he was videotaping football practice fell in high winds.
A $15 million gift by longtime University of Notre Dame supporter Ernestine Raclin, The Carmichael Foundation, and her family to the “Spirit of Notre Dame” campaign will fund a major renovation and expansion of the Morris Inn, the full-service, on-campus hotel that was constructed nearly 60 years ago with a gift from her parents, the late Ernest M. and Ella L. Morris.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to the board of directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), the non-partisan, non-profit organization that has sponsored and produced all U.S. presidential and vice presidential debates since 1988.
Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, is urgently concerned with the reform of the nation’s immigration policy, and he wants Catholic college and university students to be as concerned as he is.
University of Notre Dame alumni volunteers to the Peace Corps will be recognized for their service by Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, who will participate in campus events commemorating the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary on campus this weekend.
“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.”
The University of Notre Dame Band will be presented with the Sudler Trophy at halftime of the Notre Dame vs. Air Force game on Oct. 8 (Saturday) in Notre Dame Stadium.
More than 100 at-risk children will be able to attend Notre Dame ACE Academy (NDAA) schools in the south-side Tucson community thanks to a recent contribution of $100,000 from New York Life Insurance Company through Arizona’s corporate tax credit scholarship program.
The University of Notre Dame will break ground this fall on a new wellness center that will offer employees convenient, quality health care through an on-site medical clinic and pharmacy. To be located at the corner of Wilson Drive and Bulla Road on the northeast corner of the Notre Dame campus, the center is scheduled to open Summer of 2012.
The University of Notre Dame will welcome Ernest Bai Koroma, president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, to campus Sept. 27 (Tuesday) for a lecture titled “Faith, Tolerance and Progress.”
The Notre Dame MBA program at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business ranked No. 4 worldwide in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2010-2011 Global 100, up one slot from its No. 5 ranking earned in each of the three previous three surveys.
The University of Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) will welcome Dr. Horst Koehler, former president of the Federal Republic of Germany, and his wife, Mrs. Eva Luise Koehler, to the University for a three-day visit that will include a major public lecture by Dr. Koehler.
The 2011-12 Notre Dame Forum, “Reimagining School: to Nurture the Soul of a Nation,” will present a number of events this fall, beginning this month with an address by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and a panel discussion featuring four leading figures in American education.
The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks will be observed with a Mass of remembrance for the victims Sunday (Sept. 11) at 7:30 p.m. on the Hesburgh Library Mall at the University of Notre Dame.
Former Notre Dame head football coach Lou Holtz is once again taking a leadership role at the University – this time in an arena outside of athletics. He and his wife, Beth, have graciously agreed to serve as Notre Dame’s first “ambassadors for research” by taking a prominent role in increasing awareness of the University’s mission to pursue research that aims to heal, unify and enlighten a world deeply in need.
Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author and world-renowned advocate against the death penalty, will deliver the annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture and participate in a book signing beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12 (Monday) in the Andrews Auditorium of Geddes Hall at the University of Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame has received a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
On Nov. 14, 1986, at a news conference in the Morris Inn not much more than an hour after the University of Notre Dame’s board of trustees had elected him its 16th president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., said that he hoped to be a “peripatetic president.”
A new awareness campaign aimed at improving aerial lift safety was launched today by the University of Notre Dame in conjunction with several public and private agencies and organizations to help ensure that accidents such as the one that took the life of Notre Dame student videographer Declan Sullivan do not happen again.
Crews work to prepare campus as the start of the fall semester draws near.
For the third consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received honor roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey.
The University of Notre Dame has become the first university without the powerful gift-giving attraction of a medical school to surpass $2 billion in a traditional seven-year capital campaign.
The University of Notre Dame tops the list of colleges that have become “influencers and brainstormers” online through the strategic use of Facebook, Twitter and You Tube, USA Today announced yesterday in its list of top 20 colleges making the best use of social media.
Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will leave the University to serve as president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), effective Jan. 1, 2012.
Janet M. Botz has announced she will be leaving her position as vice president for the Office of Public Affairs and Communications (OPAC) at the University of Notre Dame at the end of July as the office is consolidated with University Relations.
Gregory P. Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, and his wife, Renate, will for the second consecutive year set out on a remarkable bicycle ride this summer to support research seeking treatments and a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before or during adolescence.
An assembly of two Congregation of Holy Cross provinces, the Indiana Province of Priests and Brothers and the Eastern Province of Priests and Brothers, will begin on June 13 at the University of Notre Dame.
Urging the class of 2011 to continue the University of Notre Dame’s rich tradition and strong commitment to public service, United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates reminded graduating seniors that the nation’s problems require the active involvement of our best and most honest citizens.
The University of Notre Dame has been selected as a finalist by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll as one of six institutions in higher education with an outstanding commitment to general community service. The Honor Roll is released annually by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Hundreds of institutions are listed, but Notre Dame is among only 17 to receive special recognition.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, received an honorary doctoral degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., during the school’s commencement exercises on May 7.
More than 3,100 students will receive degrees May 22 (Sunday) at Notre Dame’s 166th University Commencement Ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. in Notre Dame Stadium.
Statement from Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins on the dismissal of charges against May 2009
The following statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, is in response to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office dismissing charges against protesters who were arrested for trespassing on Notre Dame’s campus in May 2009.
Mary K. Hamann, director of communications for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, died of natural causes on April 22 while on a visit to Paraguay for her daughter Kate’s wedding. She was 50 years old.
Edward Larkin, a biological sciences major from East Lansing, Mich., has been named valedictorian of the 2011 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement ceremonies May 22 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
The University of Notre Dame released today a comprehensive report containing the findings of a nearly six-month investigation into the accident that took the life of student Declan Sullivan last fall.
Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M., and Joan McConnon, co-founders of Project H.O.M.E., an organization devoted to ending homelessness in Philadelphia, will jointly receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2011 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at Notre Dame’s 166th University Commencement ceremony May 22 (Sunday).
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, received a specially commissioned Centennial Medal on Sunday (March 27) from Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the 100-year-old social services organization working to reduce poverty in America.
The University of Notre Dame has suspended its international undergraduate program in Nagoya, Japan.
Twelve distinguished figures in education, philanthropy, science, human rights, aerospace, the Catholic Church, business and athletics will join principal speaker Robert M. Gates as honorary degree recipients at the University of Notre Dame’s 166th University Commencement Ceremony on May 22 (Sunday).
The following statements from the University of Notre Dame are in response to the findings announced Tuesday (March 15) by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration on its investigation into the tragic Oct. 27 accident that took the life of Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan.
More than 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States each year, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. Other studies show 68 percent of American eighth-graders cannot read at grade level and that our top math students rank 25th out of 30 countries when compared to their peers around the world.
The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row in Bloomberg Businessweek’s sixth annual survey of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools.” The ranking was announced today (March 3).
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to a national commission that will examine how to bolster teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences.
For just the third time in its history, the University of Notre Dame has given approval for the filming of a motion picture on campus.
Indiana Minority Business Magazine (IMBM) has honored Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, with a 2011 Champion of Diversity Award. Father Jenkins was one of 14 individuals, institutions and companies recognized by the magazine at a ceremony Jan. 14 in Indianapolis.
Eleven leaders of the nation’s largest corporations earned their degrees from the University of Notre Dame, which ranks the University at No. 8 in the U.S. News & World Report study of the educational backgrounds of 2010’s Fortune 500 CEOs. The listing is part of Fortune magazine’s annual ranking of American corporations based on revenue.
As part of the ongoing internal investigation into the death of Declan Sullivan, the University of Notre Dame will turn over its findings and recommendations to Peter Likins, the former president of the University of Arizona who has been engaged by Notre Dame to provide an independent review of the process.
A final recommendation from the Task Force on Supporting the Choice for Life at the University of Notre Dame recently was accepted by the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
ND president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to give commencement address at University of San Francis
University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will receive an honorary degree and give the commencement address to arts and sciences graduates May 21 (Friday) at the University of San Francisco.
“The Global Marketplace and the Common Good” is the topic for the 2010 Notre Dame Forum, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. received the 2009 Gold Medal award from the American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) at its 112th annual banquet Nov. 5 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City.
The University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees elected Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Friday (Oct. 16) to a second five-year term as president of the University, effective at the conclusion of his first term June 30, 2010, Chairman Richard C. Notebaert announced on behalf of the Board of Trustees.
The University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2009 has selected Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president, as the Senior Class Fellow
In response to recommendations from two committees, the University of Notre Dame will pursue a series of initiatives designed to enhance support for a diverse faculty.
The initiatives were detailed in a letter sent this week to faculty by the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and provost, Thomas G. Burish. They are based upon reports prepared last year by the University Committee on Diversity and the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students.
“The intellectual interchange that is essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students,” Father Jenkins said. “Beyond the benefits diversity brings to all universities, we hold this commitment also because Notre Dame is a Catholic university.”
Burish added: “We reaffirm that cultivating a diverse intellectual community makes us a better university. Successfully recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining women faculty and faculty of color are fundamental to this aim.”
Notre Dame has realized significant increases in the number of women and minority students in the past two decades. Since 1989, the percentage of women in the student body has grown from 34 percent to 47 percent, and the percentage of minority students has increased from 12 percent to 21 percent.
The committee reports acknowledged that the University also has made progress increasing the number of women faculty and faculty of color but made it clear that “more progress is required,” particularly in the recruitment and retention of senior women faculty and faculty of color at all levels.
To that end, the initiatives announced in the letter from Notre Dame’s top two officers include:
Don Pope-Davis, vice president, associate provost and professor of psychology,will direct University efforts related to faculty of color. Susan Ohmer, William T. and Helen Kuhn Carey Associate Professor of Modern Communication, has been appointed assistant provost and will coordinate oversight efforts relating to women faculty. Pope-Davis and Ohmer will work closely with deans, department chairs and others involved in faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, mentoring and development.
The University has provided funding for and begun discussions about a postdoctoral program designed to help young scholars from under-represented groups advance their careers and possibly attract some to positions at Notre Dame.
The Dual Career Assistance Program, which has helped the spouses of recently hired full-time faculty and staff identify potential employment opportunities in the area or at Notre Dame, now will be made available to spouses of current faculty.
In their letter, Father Jenkins and Burish wrote that Pope-Davis and Ohmer will lead the process of coordinating the evaluation of other faculty and staff recommendations from the two committees.
In addition, they said that recommendations from the Committee on Diversity related to student life – particularly in regard to recruiting undergraduate students of color and enhancing multicultural initiatives – are “critically important” and will be addressed by the appropriate departments on campus.
They added that the “University’s efforts to identify, recruit, hire and retain women, minority and Catholic faculty are complementary. Indeed, we are confident that — through collaboration and, where possible, the adoption of shared strategies — the efforts will be mutually reinforcing, particularly with regard to recruitment and hiring. These efforts rank among our highest priorities. Collectively, they will do much to enhance the vibrancy of the intellectual community at Notre Dame.”
The Notre Dame Monogram Club has presented Father Jenkins, with an honorary monogram. He becomes one of approximately 200 recipients of this honor. Past recipients include: former Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Notre Dame President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., and former Irish coaches Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz.
Current Notre Dame Monogram Club president Marc Kelly, Monogram Club first vice president Dick Nussbaum and Monogram Club executive director Jim Fraleigh made the presentation following an athletic department’s Mass.
The Notre Dame Monogram Club is comprised of individuals who have earned the University’s varsity athletic insignia for their athletic or team support endeavors or who have been Honorary Monogram recipients. The Monogram Club provides its members the opportunity to foster and maintain relationships across different sports, generations and geographical locations, while supporting the primary goal of spiritual, intellectual and physical development of its students and alumni.
Janet M. Botz, executive director and chief communications officer for Dow Corning Corp., has been elected vice president for public affairs and communication at the University of Notre Dame by its Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University president.
Marianne Corr, vice president and deputy general counsel for the Fortune 500 company Textron Inc., has been elected vice president and general counsel at the University of Notre Dame.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., is among 57 presidents of colleges, universities and higher education associations selected to serve on the inaugural Chronicle of Higher Education/New York Times Higher Education Cabinet.
John B. “Jack” Swarbrick Jr., a Notre Dame graduate who has risen to national prominence as a lawyer, consultant and executive in the collegiate and Olympic sports industries, has been appointed director of athletics.