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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.: Charge to the Class of 2015

Published: May 17, 2015

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Anna Kottkamp named 2015 valedictorian

Published: May 01, 2015

Author: Sue Lister

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.

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Noted scholar of Quran and early Islamic history to deliver the Graduate School Commencement address

Published: April 22, 2015

Author: William G. Gilroy

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.

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Archbishop Fitzgerald to speak on Christianity and Islam 50 years after 'Nostra Aetate'

Published: April 21, 2015

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

 

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Father Jenkins to discuss polarization among American Catholics at Notre Dame conference

Published: April 20, 2015

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Knights of Columbus to receive Notre Dame’s 2015 Evangelium Vitae Medal

Published: April 22, 2015

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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).

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Statement from Notre Dame President Father Jenkins on the passing of Cardinal George

Published: April 17, 2015

Author: Dennis Brown

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):

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Notre Dame launches first MOOC

Published: April 15, 2015

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Vice President Joe Biden to deliver remarks at Notre Dame symposium in Washington, D.C.

Published: April 08, 2015

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame to award 7 honorary degrees at 2015 Commencement

Published: April 06, 2015

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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).

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., remembers Don Keough on 'Charlie Rose'

Published: April 02, 2015

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

 

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Notre Dame and Latin American bishops sign memorandum of understanding

Published: March 25, 2015

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame Forum events to recognize 50th anniversary of Second Vatican Council Documents

Published: March 16, 2015

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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).

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Grammy Award-winning singer Aaron Neville to receive Notre Dame’s 2015 Laetare Medal

Published: March 15, 2015

Author: Sue Lister

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).

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The University of Notre Dame and friends honor and remember Father Hesburgh

Published: March 04, 2015

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Following cancellation last year, Christopher Patten to speak at 2015 Commencement

Published: March 02, 2015

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Published: February 27, 2015

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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In memoriam: Donald R. Keough, Chair Emeritus of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees

Published: February 24, 2015

Author: Paul J. Browne

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.

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Commencement ceremony relocated back to stadium

Published: February 17, 2015

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame Trustees elect Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to third term

Published: January 30, 2015

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame hosts business students from top-ranked Chinese university

Published: January 28, 2015

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.

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Aprahamian elected to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Published: January 19, 2015

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.

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Exploring Our History and Our Future: 70 Years of Black Student and Alumni Experience at Notre Dame

Published: January 27, 2015

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff attended a dinner and panel discussion with Black Domers: Seventy Years at Notre Dame book editor Don Wycliff '69 and alumni contributors Olevia Boykin '14, Azikiwe Chandler '94, Arienne Thompson '04, along with current student Demetrius Murphy '15.
 
The event was cosponsored by the Office of the President, President's Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Division of Student Affairs. View the video below and photos linked here.
 

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Prayer Service to Honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published: January 20, 2015

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

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., delivers remarks at the prayer service to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Notre Dame to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with prayer service, community events

Published: January 15, 2015

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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David M. Schwarz named 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize laureate

Published: January 14, 2015

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Archbishop Charles J. Brown to deliver 2015 Keeley Vatican Lecture

Published: January 12, 2015

Author: Monica Caro

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.

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Notre Dame to renovate Hesburgh Library

Published: Dec. 2, 2014

Author: Tara O'Leary

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.

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Alex Coccia named Rhodes Scholar

Published: November 23, 2014

Author: Sue Lister

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.

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Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, to speak at Notre Dame Forum

Published: Oct. 29, 2014

Author: Brittany Collins

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.

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Former prime minister of Poland to deliver 2014 Nanovic Forum Lecture

Published: Oct. 24, 2014

Author: Monica Caro

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.

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Notre Dame to establish Keough School of Global Affairs; Scott Appleby appointed founding dean

Published: October 3, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate $35 million gift from McCourtneys for research facility

Published: October 3, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Father Jenkins welcomes Bishop Cupich

Published: September 20, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Father Jenkins to give keynote address at King’s College conference on Catholic education

Published: September 12, 2014

Author: Michael Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame reports highest level of research funding in a non-stimulus year

Published: September 19, 2014

Author: Joanne Fahey

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.

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Notre Dame Forum to explore, "What do Notre Dame graduates need to know?"

Published: September 4, 2014

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.

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Father Jenkins to speak at New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference

Published: September 3, 2014

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Campus Crossroads Construction to Begin in November

Published: August 28, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Commencement 2014: Passing it on

Published: May 18, 2014

Author: Michael Garvey

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.”

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Notre Dame makes additions to Fellows and Board

Published: May 16, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education receives additional transformative gift from Remicks

Published: May 12, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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).

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Mark Santrach named 2014 valedictorian

Published: May 1, 2014

Author: Sue Lister

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.

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

Published: May 2, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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

Published: May 1, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Canonizations

Published: April 24, 2014

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

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

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Notre Dame Day, a global celebration of the University, to launch April 27

Published: April 23, 2014

Author: Amy Schell

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.

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New Notre Dame first-year courses to include focus on wellness, cultural competency, academics, disc

Published: April 17, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Mendoza ranked No. 1 by Businessweek for fifth consecutive year

Published: April 4, 2014

Author: Carol Elliott

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.

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Notre Dame to award 7 honorary degrees at Commencement

Published: March 31, 2014

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

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).

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

Published: March 30, 2014

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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).

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President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., appears on 'Charlie Rose'

Published: March 15, 2014

Author: Notre Dame News

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, appeared on a segment of “Charlie Rose” on PBS on Wednesday (March 12).

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Notre Dame confers honorary degrees on ecumenical leaders

Published: January 27, 2014

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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.

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Notre Dame to celebrate Father Edward Sorin’s 200th birthday

Published: January 31, 2014

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame leaders meet with Pope Francis

Published: January 30, 2014

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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

Published: January 29, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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2013-2014 Notre Dame Forum on Women in Leadership announces spring events

Published: March 05, 2014

Author: Notre Dame News

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.”

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Notre Dame unveils updated strategic plan

Published: March 03, 2014

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

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.

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Join Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in Ash Wednesday prayer and fasting for immigrants

Published: March 03, 2014

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

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.
President

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Notre Dame hosts conference on the Catholic Church and immigration

Published: February 26, 2014

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame tuition increase same as previous year’s

Published: February 18, 2014

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

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.”

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

Published: February 14, 2014

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Notre Dame leaders build academic relationships in South Asia

Published: February 06, 2014

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

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.

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Notre Dame mourns tragedy at Purdue

Published: January 21, 2014

Author: Notre Dame News

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.”

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Notre Dame to confer two honorary degrees at Rome meeting

Published: January 20, 2014

Author: Brendan O’Shaugnessy and Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Oxford Chancellor Christopher Patten to deliver 2014 Notre Dame commencement address

Published: January 15, 2014

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame issues statement in response to ASA's boycott of Israel's higher education institutions

Published: January 08, 2014

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Faculty hiring initiative supports Notre Dame’s ongoing investments in research

Published: December 21, 2013

Author: William G. Gilroy

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.

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2013: The year in review

Published: December 20, 2013

Author: Brittany Collins

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.

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Men's soccer team win College Cup

Published: December 17, 2013

Author: Jane Morrow

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.

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart to close for a three-week renovation project

Published: December 16, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be closed from Dec. 26 (Thursday) through Jan. 17 (Friday) for renovations.

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Notre Dame, on religious liberty grounds, sues for relief from federal mandate

Published: December 03, 2013

Author: Paul Browne

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.

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Notre Dame ranks fifth in percentage of undergraduates studying abroad

Published: November 13, 2013

Author: Brittany Collins

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).

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Notre Dame Executive MBA jumps to No. 15 in Bloomberg Businessweek ranking

Published: November 07, 2013

Author: Carol Elliott

The University of Notre Dame Executive MBA program rose 12 slots to No. 15 in the just-released Bloomberg Businessweek’s biennial ranking of the best executive MBA programs in the nation.

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Notre Dame publications and essays honored in 2013 'Best American Essays' collection

Published: October 29, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Three essays published in Notre Dame Magazine last year have been honored by inclusion in the 2013 edition of “The Best American Essays.”

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Keoughs make $30 million gift to Notre Dame

Published: October 18, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Jacqueline Novogratz to receive Notre Dame Award for pioneering work in international human developm

Published: October 14, 2013

Author: Farooq Tirmizi and Elizabeth Rankin

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.

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Center for Civil and Human Rights celebrates Father Hesburgh’s legacy

Published: October 05, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame to celebrate academics, faith and service with Texas Shamrock Series events

Published: October 01, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Matthew and Joyce Walsh make $27 million gift to Notre Dame

Published: September 27, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Economic Impact Report finds growing partnership between ND and region

Published: September 25, 2013

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

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.

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Nanovics make leadership gift for social sciences building at Notre Dame

Published: September 21, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Published: September 19, 2013

Author: Notre Dame News

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.”

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Hesburgh Library to celebrate 50th anniversary

Published: September 16, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame Forum events to explore women in leadership

Published: September 06, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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In Memoriam: Father Jenkins pays tribute to Seamus Heaney

Published: September 05, 2013

Author: Notre Dame News

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.”

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2013 Saturday Scholar Series to kick off football weekends

Published: August 26, 2013

Author: Arts and Letters

The 13th annual Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall.

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Notre Dame will admit undocumented students

Published: August 22, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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In memoriam: James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at Notre Dame

Published: August 14, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

James A. Roemer, former director of community relations at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Aug. 10) in California. He was 83.

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Notre Dame adds new children's choir

Published: August 07, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The voices of 40 children will be added to the University of Notre Dame’s internationally renowned choirs this fall.

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Celebrating 125 years of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Published: August 02, 2013

Author: Carol C. Bradley

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.

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Notre Dame appoints Paul Browne VP for public affairs and communications

Published: July 18, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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).

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Laura Carlson appointed dean of Notre Dame Graduate School; Hugh Page named VP and associate provost

Published: July 16, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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ACE summer initiatives bring future of Catholic schools to campus

Published: July 08, 2013

Author: William Schmitt

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.

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Notre Dame commemorates Gettysburg anniversary with Mass

Published: July 02, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Father Hesburgh celebrates 70 years he would do all over again

Published: June 24, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Ken Hackett, Notre Dame Laetare medalist, nominated U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

Published: June 20, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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CEO retreat brings Ireland's 'top business minds' to Notre Dame

Published: June 17, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Reunion weekend draws nearly 4,000

Published: June 04, 2013

Author: Jane Morrow

President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. delivers the homily at the 2013 Reunion Mass held Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2.

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Father Hesburgh celebrated in U.S. Capitol: 'A very wonderful day that I’ll never forget'

Published: May 23, 2013

Author: John Nagy '00M.A.

University President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., speaks during a reception celebrating his 96th birthday in the U.S. Capitol.

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Commencement 2013: A Look Back

Published: May 19, 2013

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Notre Dame to open three new international programs

Published: May 15, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame adds two Fellows and three Trustees

Published: May 11, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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More than 3,000 students to receive degrees May 18-19

Published: May 07, 2013

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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).

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Mallory Meter named 2013 valedictorian

Published: May 02, 2013

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Notre Dame to offer courses through online education consortium

Published: May 01, 2013

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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

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Father Jenkins calls for reform of immigration policies

Published: April 20, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame and NBC extend football contract to 2025

Published: April 18, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame to award six honorary degrees at Commencement

Published: April 15, 2013

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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).

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Father Hesburgh to be named Honorary Navy Chaplain

Published: April 11, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame and Ireland: Strengthening our connection

Published: April 08, 2013

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Fifth annual CommUniversity Day unites students, community

Published: April 02, 2013

Author: Brittany Collins

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).

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Notre Dame ranked No. 4 'dream college' for parents for second year in a row

Published: March 23, 2013

Author: Shannon Chapla

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.

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Stayer Executive Education Center opens

Published: March 22, 2013

Author: Jane Morrow

The Stayer Executive Education Center is open and ready for business.

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Notre Dame’s Mendoza College makes it a four-peat: No. 1 again in Businessweek survey

Published: March 21, 2013

Author: Carol Elliott

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.

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Notre Dame celebrates new pope; Father Jenkins offers prayers

Published: March 13, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame to join ACC beginning in 2013-14 seasons

Published: March 12, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Founders of SPRED to receive 2013 Laetare Medal

Published: March 10, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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).

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Cardinal Dolan to deliver 2013 Notre Dame commencement address

Published: March 06, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Roger Huang elevated to Gillen Dean of Mendoza

Published: March 01, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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VP and associate provost Don Pope-Davis to become provost of DePaul

Published: February 27, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame repeats as MacArthur Award winner

Published: February 22, 2013

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Notre Dame tuition increase same as past year’s

Published: February 14, 2013

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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.

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Father Jenkins expresses gratitude for Pope Benedict’s leadership

Published: February 11, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Richard C. Notebaert re-elected chair of Notre Dame’s board of trustees

Published: February 04, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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).

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Statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the passing of Bishop John D’Arcy

Published: February 03, 2013

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Alliance for Catholic Education to celebrate 20th year with campaign, bus tour

Published: January 24, 2013

Author: William Schmitt

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.

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Notre Dame students to lead 2013 national March for Life

Published: January 16, 2013

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame in Miami: Celebrating and serving

Published: January 07, 2013

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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2012: The year in review

Published: December 27, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame and Alabama to join forces for Miami service project

Published: December 23, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame MBA ranks No. 1 for ethics in Bloomberg Businessweek survey

Published: December 18, 2012

Author: Carol Elliott

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.

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Statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the Newtown tragedy

Published: December 15, 2012

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

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.:

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Notre Dame concludes comprehensive review of GLBTQ student services and support

Published: December 05, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Ten Notre Dame faculty members named AAAS fellows

Published: November 29, 2012

Author: William G. Gilroy

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.

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Notre Dame MBA ranks in Bloomberg Businessweek top 20 best b-schools

Published: November 16, 2012

Author: Carol Elliott

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.

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Notre Dame mourns the death of graduate student

Published: November 13, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame alumnus wins prestigious award for work with homeless

Published: November 08, 2012

Author: Megan Zagger

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.

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Notre Dame offers new study abroad program in Paris

Published: November 08, 2012

Author: Kate Cohorst

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.

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Three Notre Dame graduates elected to House, one to Senate

Published: November 07, 2012

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Father Jenkins offers prayers for those affected by Hurricane Sandy

Published: October 31, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame to host open house for new nuclear accelerator

Published: October 30, 2012

Author: William G. Gilroy

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.

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Father Jenkins mourns death of Saint Mary’s student

Published: October 19, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame magazine essays honored

Published: October 15, 2012

Author: Claire Stephens

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.

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Father Jenkins to lead 'Rosary for Life' Oct. 9

Published: October 08, 2012

Author: Notre Dame News

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.

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Notre Dame student grants wishes of hospice patients

Published: October 03, 2012

Author: Claire Stephens

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.

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Notre Dame Vision mentors: Leaven in the world

Published: October 01, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Presidential candidates invited to speak on campus

Published: September 24, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Chicago Shamrock Series events to include four academic programs

Published: September 24, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Historic building being renovated for Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture

Published: September 15, 2012

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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.

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Notre Dame to join Atlantic Coast Conference

Published: September 12, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame to host Indiana gubernatorial debate

Published: September 11, 2012

Author: Brittany Collins

The University of Notre Dame will host one of three Indiana gubernatorial debates in October, the Indiana Debate Commission announced today.

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Thousands celebrate Ireland and Notre Dame in Dublin

Published: September 06, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame Forum events to explore future of American democracy

Published: August 23, 2012

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Notre Dame to celebrate academics, faith and tradition during Dublin game

Published: August 20, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame Executive Education announces new director

Published: August 10, 2012

Author: Carol Elliott

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).

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Notre Dame earns fourth consecutive ‘Great College to Work For’ honor

Published: August 09, 2012

Author: Brittany Collins

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.

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Thomas E. Bear appointed executive director of student financial strategies

Published: July 27, 2012

Author: Brittany Collins

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.

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Notre Dame to host national student affairs conference

Published: July 18, 2012

Author: Karen Kennedy

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).

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Wellness Center opens on campus

Published: July 11, 2012

Author: Jane Morrow

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.

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Notre Dame researchers are participants in hunt for the Higgs boson

Published: July 04, 2012

Author: William G. Gilroy

A candidate event for the Higgs boson decaying to two photons (thick red lines) detected by the CMS detector.

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$5 million gift establishes Gallagher family professorships in adult stem cell research

Published: June 23, 2012

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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.

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Notre Dame announces an innovative partnership with Indiana Department of Education

Published: June 21, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Congregation of Holy Cross elects new Provincial Superior

Published: June 18, 2012

Author: Stephanie Sibal

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.

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Notre Dame Magazine receives five medals in CASE awards

Published: June 13, 2012

Author: Brittany Collins

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.

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Matthew Storin named chief communications executive at Notre Dame

Published: June 08, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame forum to 're-imagine' Haitian development

Published: June 05, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Three elected to Notre Dame Board of Trustees

Published: May 24, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame files religious liberty lawsuit related to HHS mandate

Published: May 21, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Haley Scott DeMaria Commencement address

Published: May 20, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Delivered by Haley Scott DeMaria at Notre Dame’s 167th University Commencement Ceremony, held May 20, 2012, in Notre Dame Stadium

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More than 2,900 students to receive degrees May 19-20

Published: May 12, 2012

Author: Brittany Collins

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).

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Father Jenkins urges graduates to express beliefs respectfully

Published: May 07, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.”

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Erin Hoffmann Harding to succeed Father Doyle as VP for Student Affairs

Published: http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/30588-erin-hoffmann-harding-to-succeed-father-doyle-as-vp-for-student-affairs/

Author: May 02, 2012

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.

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Teaching awards honor exemplary work with undergraduates

Published: May 01, 2012

Author: Shannon Chapla

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.

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Michael O’Brien named 2012 valedictorian

Published: April 27, 2012

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Notre Dame enhances support for gay and lesbian students

Published: April 25, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame to award 11 honorary degrees at Commencement

Published: April 12, 2012

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

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).

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Parents rank Notre Dame No. 4 ‘Dream College’

Published: April 03, 2012

Author: Brittany Collins

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.

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Alumna Haley Scott DeMaria to deliver 2012 Notre Dame commencement address

Published: March 29, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame named with distinction on 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Published: March 27, 2012

Author: John Guimond

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.

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Taoiseach awards Hesburgh Irish citizenship at St. Patrick's Day dinner

Published: March 22, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame’s Mendoza College ranks No. 1 for third consecutive year

Published: March 20, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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).

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Ken Hackett, former CRS president, to receive 2012 Laetare Medal

Published: March 19, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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).

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Notre Dame to host conference on the theology of Pope Benedict XVI

Published: March 16, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame MBA ranks in U.S. News top 25 B-schools

Published: March 14, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.”

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$6-million scholarship gift is largest ever for Notre Dame engineers

Published: March 13, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Congregation of Holy Cross celebrates its 175th birthday

Published: February 29, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Congregation of Holy Cross, the international Catholic religious order whose members founded the University of Notre Dame, celebrates its 175th birthday March 1.

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Robinson Center I-Robotics team to compete in Germany

Published: February 23, 2012

Author: Brittany Collins

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).

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Father Jenkins makes staff changes in president’s office

Published: February 21, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Nobel Prize winner in physics to speak at Notre Dame

Published: February 17, 2012

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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

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Spring Notre Dame Forum events to bring K-12 education thought leaders to campus

Published: February 14, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.”

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Statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

Published: February 10, 2012

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame reaches No. 10 on Peace Corps’ college rankings

Published: February 01, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Father Jenkins and students, faculty and staff attend March for Life

Published: January 24, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame dedicates Conway Hall in London

Published: January 23, 2012

Author: Susan Guibert

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).

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Mass of Remembrance to be held Feb. 6 at Notre Dame for Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F.

Published: January 23, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Nobel laureate Amartya Sen to deliver Hesburgh Lecture

Published: January 23, 2012

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Series for the Study of Race to begin Jan. 25

Published: January 16, 2012

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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2011: The Year in Review

Published: December 26, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

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.

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Amazement at the Grotto

Published: December 22, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Main Building Christmas Tree

Published: December 16, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

The Main Building Christmas Tree brings festive cheer to all as student continue to complete their final semester examinations.

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Murphy named associate dean for entrepreneurship and ESTEEM director

Published: December 09, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

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.

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Archbishop Louis Kébreau of Haiti to receive Notre Dame Prize for Public Service

Published: December 02, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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).

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Notre Dame hosts conference for executives in Catholic higher education

Published: November 17, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey and Jennifer A. Monahan

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.

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Indiana Supreme Court comes to Notre Dame Law School

Published: November 14, 2011

Author: Notre Dame News

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).

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to discuss educational innovation

Published: November 11, 2011

Author: Shannon Chapla

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address during a day-long symposium titled “Educational Innovation and the Law” to be held Nov. 18 (Friday) at the Notre Dame Law School.

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Notre Dame to host Forum on Global Development in Washington

Published: November 09, 2011

Author: Shannon Chapla

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).

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Notre Dame among top producers of Fulbrights

Published: October 28, 2011

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Notre Dame establishes Declan Drumm Sullivan scholarship

Published: October 28, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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$15 million gift to fund Morris Inn renovation

Published: October 26, 2011

Author: William G. Gilroy

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.

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Father Jenkins elected to commission on presidential debates

Published: October 21, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Cardinal Mahony and a new imagination of human dignity

Published: October 11, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Notre Dame to celebrate 50th anniversary of Peace Corps this weekend

Published: October 06, 2011

Author: John Guimond

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.

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An initiative for prayer for human life at Notre Dame

Published: October 06, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“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.”

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Notre Dame Band wins Sudler Trophy

Published: October 03, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

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.

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Notre Dame ACE Academy Schools in Tucson receive scholarship boost

Published: September 30, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame to build new employee wellness center

Published: September 27, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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President of Sierra Leone to speak at Notre Dame

Published: September 26, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.”

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Notre Dame MBA ranks 4th worldwide for ethics, social impact

Published: September 22, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

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.

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Former president and first lady of the Federal Republic of Germany to speak at Notre Dame

Published: September 21, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame Forum events to explore “reimagining” K-12 education

Published: September 09, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Mass to be celebrated at Notre Dame in remembrance of 9/11 attack victims

Published: September 06, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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Lou and Beth Holtz become “research ambassadors” for Notre Dame

Published: September 06, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., to speak at Notre Dame Sept. 12

Published: August 30, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

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.

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Notre Dame receives STARS Silver Rating for sustainability achievements

Published: August 29, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

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.

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Father Malloy’s “Monk’s Tale” continues

Published: August 26, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.”

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New campaign promotes aerial lift safety awareness for universities, colleges, high schools

Published: August 26, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Campus prepared as fall semester nears

Published: August 22, 2011

Author: Paul Murphy

Crews work to prepare campus as the start of the fall semester draws near.

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Notre Dame honored as "Great College to Work For"

Published: July 28, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame campaign raises $2.014 billion

Published: July 15, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame voted #1 in social media by USA Today

Published: July 01, 2011

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Carolyn Woo named CEO/president of Catholic Relief Services

Published: June 28, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Jan Botz to step down as vice president; OPAC and University Relations to consolidate

Published: June 20, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Science dean to embark on second ride for rare disease research

Published: June 17, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Two Congregation of Holy Cross provinces meet at Notre Dame

Published: June 17, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Class of 2011 called to remain committed to public service

Published: May 23, 2011

Author: Susan Guibert

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.

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Notre Dame named finalist on 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Published: May 17, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Father Jenkins receives honorary degree

Published: May 13, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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More than 3,100 students to receive degrees May 22

Published: May 13, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Statement from Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins on the dismissal of charges against May 2009

Published: May 10, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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In Memoriam: Mary K. Hamann, director of communications, Mendoza College of Business

Published: April 26, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Edward Larkin named 2011 valedictorian

Published: April 21, 2011

Author: William G. Gilroy

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.

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Notre Dame investigation finds four primary factors led to Declan Sullivan tragedy

Published: April 18, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Sister Mary Scullion and Joan McConnon to receive 2011 Laetare Medal

Published: April 04, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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).

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Father Hesburgh awarded Catholic Charities USA Centennial Medal

Published: March 30, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame suspends remainder of its Japanese program

Published: March 28, 2011

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has suspended its international undergraduate program in Nagoya, Japan.

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12 distinguished figures to join Gates as honorary degree recipients

Published: March 24, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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).

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Statement from Notre Dame on IOSHA findings on Declan Sullivan tragedy

Published: March 16, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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2011-12 Notre Dame Forum to explore K-12 education

Published: March 13, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame Business School ranks No. 1 for second year in a row

Published: March 04, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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).

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Father Jenkins appointed to national commission on the humanities and social sciences

Published: February 18, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame approves on-campus filming for Haley Scott movie

Published: February 18, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Father Jenkins receives Champion of Diversity Award

Published: January 20, 2011

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame ranks No. 8 in degrees earned by Fortune 500 CEOs

Published: January 12, 2011

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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.

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Notre Dame appoints Peter Likins to provide independent review of Declan Sullivan investigation

Published: November 05, 2010

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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Notre Dame creates position to coordinate life initiatives

Published: September 20, 2010

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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ND president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to give commencement address at University of San Francis

Published: May 18, 2010

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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.

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2010 Notre Dame Forum to examine global marketplace and its impact on the “common good”

Published: April 26, 2010

Author: Jennifer Laiber

“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.

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American Irish Historical Society honors Father Jenkins

Published: November 11, 2009

Author: Mirella Riley

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.

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Board of Trustees elects Father Jenkins to second term

Published: October 16, 2009

Author: Dennis Brown

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.

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2009 graduates honor Father Jenkins with Senior Class Fellow award

Published: May 15, 2009

Author: Dennis Brown

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

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President and provost announce initiatives in support of a diverse faculty

Published: March 02, 2009

Author: Mirella Riley

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.”

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Father Jenkins receives honorary monogram

Published: August 25, 2008

Author: Mirella Riley

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.

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Janet Botz elected VP for public affairs and communication

Published: August 21, 2008

Author: Mirella Riley

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.

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Marianne Corr elected VP and general counsel

Published: August 15, 2008

Author: Mirella Riley

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.

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Father Jenkins to join higher education cabinet

Published: August 04, 2008

Author: Mirella Riley

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.

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Jack Swarbrick appointed new director of athletics

Published: July 16, 2008

Author: Mirella Riley

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.

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