Notre Dame mourns tragedy at Purdue

Author: Notre Dame News

Blue and gold academic seal

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

Author: Brendan O’Shaugnessy and Michael O. Garvey

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, left, and Maria Voce

At its winter Board meetings in Rome later this month, the University of Notre Dame will confer honorary degrees on leaders of ecumenical dialogue and engagement of the laity.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement and the only woman to lead a major lay movement within the Catholic Church, will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees during an academic convocation Jan. 27 (Monday) at Notre Dame’s new center in Rome’s San Giovanni neighborhood.

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

Author: William G. Gilroy

Main Building

Building on the momentum of its recent Strategic Research Investment initiative — which committed $80 million in internal resources to 14 research projects — the University of Notre Dame has announced the winning proposals in a new strategic hiring initiative. The initiative, which is a key component in the University’s Advancing Our Vision program, will create approximately 80 faculty positions in 10 key areas of research across campus, drawing on $10 million in annual funds that have been reallocated from lower-priority expenditures to this academic priority.

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Men's soccer team win College Cup

Author: Jane Morrow

Men's soccer team with the College Cup

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

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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

According to Basilica rector Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., the project will include the removal of carpeting and the installation of slate tile.

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

Author: Paul Browne

University of Notre Dame

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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Keoughs make $30 million gift to Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

Donald Keough

Donald and Marilyn Keough have made a $30 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to underwrite the construction of a new building for its international institutes.

To be named in honor of Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the structure will be conjoined to Nanovic Hall, a recently announced facility to be built on Notre Dame Avenue south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

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

Author: Farooq Tirmizi and Elizabeth Rankin

Jacqueline Novogratz ((c) Joyce Navid)

Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz will receive the 2013 Notre Dame Award for International Human Development and Solidarity in recognition of her pioneering work to combine best practices from the worlds of business, aid and charity in the service of human development.

University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will present the award in a campus ceremony at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 (Thursday) as part of this year’s Notre Dame Forum on women in leadership.

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

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

On Monday evening, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which Father Hesburgh founded in 1973, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a lecture on “The Civil Rights Legacy of Father Theodore M. Hesburgh,” by Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor of law. Photographs complemented McAward’s absorbing account of Father Hesburgh’s tenure on the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Texas Shamrock Series

University of Notre Dame fans traveling to Texas for the Shamrock Series off-site home football game, to be played Saturday (Oct. 5) against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will have the opportunity to enjoy numerous other public events reflecting the life and spirit of Our Lady’s University in the days leading up to the game.

Scheduled events include academic and faith discussions, a service project, Mass and a celebration of Texan culture and traditions, including a march through Fort Worth by the Notre Dame Band, accompanied by a herd of longhorn cattle.

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

Author: Dennis Brown

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University of Notre Dame alumnus Matthew Walsh and his wife, Joyce, have made a $27 million gift to his alma mater. In recognition of the gift, the University will name in their honor a new building for the School of Architecture.

“Matt and Joyce have been tremendous leaders and generous supporters of architecture at Notre Dame, including a gift for the renovation of our new facility in Rome and chairing our advisory council,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “This gift is simply transformative in nature. It will allow the University to take what already is a remarkable architecture school and make it among the very best in the world. We are grateful beyond words.”

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Economic Impact Report finds growing partnership between ND and region

Author: Brendan O’Shaughnessy

Eddy Street Commons

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From a local restaurateur who chose Eddy Street Commons for his latest venture to a program that pairs University of Notre Dame entrepreneurial graduates with local mentors to save the city millions of tax dollars, a growing partnership between the University and its surrounding community is generating an economic boost for the region.

The economic impact of the University of Notre Dame’s employment, spending, students, visitors and research brought $1.167 billion in economic activity and 13,766 jobs to St. Joseph County last year, a new study finds.

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Nanovics make leadership gift for social sciences building at Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

The University seal as seen from Notre Dame Avenue

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.

Nanovic Hall will be built on Notre Dame Avenue, south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, and will house the Departments of Economics, Political Science and Sociology. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2015 and be completed by August 2017, prior to the start of the academic year.

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

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame Blue Seal

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

Author: Michael O. Garvey

"Word of Life" mural (aka "Touchdown Jesus")

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.

A ceremony inaugurating the 50th anniversary celebration will be held Friday (Sept. 20) from 4 to 6 p.m. in the library’s Richard and Margaret Carey Courtyard.

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