Late in every spring semester there is one day when the warming weather becomes irresistible and dozens of classes seem to spontaneously and simultaneously decide to go outside. But what do you do when you need to write equations and calculations on the board? Professor Bill Goodwine and his “Differential Equations, Vibrations & Controls 2” engineering class decided to bring the board with them as they enjoyed the warm weather in the pergola outside Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering.…
If you see a butterfly playing basketball, it must be Bookstore Basketball. Just as the NCAA tournament is winding down, Notre Dame launches its own “March Madness” as hundreds of teams compete in the world’s largest 5-on-5 basketball tournament. Some teams take the ‘basketball’ part of the name a little more seriously than others.…
How Notre Dame serves the Church
It’s a tension that has animated the University for decades: the push toward the upper echelon of American higher education and the pull of Notre Dame’s Catholic character.
My main task was to exhibit how it is that so many people, in all ages, have come to know the presence of God.
Every morning at daybreak I take my cup of coffee into the back room, open the Bible and read a few psalms.
God is a verb, not a noun. God does not have an existence; God is existence. So where am I?
Now creeping up on 50, what I desire — with ferocity — is a relationship with God.
You never hear the term “paying your dues” more than in Hollywood. Someone coming off the street and immediately becoming a producer on a major Hollywood picture doesn’t happen too often — unless they’re bankrolling it themselves.
Confession is supposed to be good for the soul, a redemptive change of heart. Public disclosure has also become a hot act in pop culture.
The new president is bringing academicians into government service. But moving the ivory tower to the nation’s capital yields some risks along with the rewards.
An anthropologist who studies the behaviors of that fickle human subspecies — the consumer.
How are you surviving the recession? Notre Dame Magazine’s spring intern, Amber Travis, is worried about the job opportunities available to her. Read her remarks (a sneak peek of copy that will be in our spring issue) and share your own recession story in the comments section at the end of the article.
Long after I could read on my own, my mother still read aloud to me. My siblings teased me about it, but I was almost in junior high before I stopped climbing the steep stairs to my parents’ attic bedroom every night for an hour of stories about the Holocaust. I would find my mother in a long floral nightgown, her glasses off. She’d have a copy of _Ms._, _The New Yorker_ or _National Review_ pressed close to her face.…
Letters to the editor
The message line in the email read YOUR LOSER FRIEND — all in caps — and I didn’t open it right away
Every year some 5,000 Americans die on motorcycles. For 57 relatively sane years, I had absolutely no chance of becoming one of them. But last summer I took a detour to the wild side and decided to buy my first bike
Amid years of change at Notre Dame, one principle has remained constant, according to University leaders. Behind every truly great university is an excellent faculty.
On December 21, 1988, at approximately 1900 GMT, Pan American World Airways Flight 103 pushed back from the gate at Terminal 3 and began its ill-fated journey from London’s Heathrow International Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.
Notre Dame people in the news.
A group of Domers is changing the way California schoolchildren do lunch.
After teaching in the classroom for the past 12 years, the most profound lesson Joy Anderson has learned is to never say never.
While Regis Philbin ’53 and Allan Dwan, class of 1907, are honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, they are not the only Domers to be so celebrated.
Choices in brief: Web-only listing of creative work by Notre Dame people.
When one of her friends had a baby, Nicky Batill ’96 would produce the perfect gift to hang on the nursery wall: layered paper art scenes depicting the child’s name or initials, or maybe a fanciful depiction of a giraffe, elephant or cow.
After years of giving her paper art as gifts, Batill finally took the advice of those on the receiving end. “I think it was the 100th person who said ‘You really should sell these,’” she says, that finally convinced her to market the original artwork.…
Cafe Choice features creative work from Notre Dame people.
A listing of deaths of Notre Dame alumni.
Dog lovers have long believed in the virtues of man’s best friend. Now scientists are giving closer attention to the canine’s sense of fair play, empathy, and self-awareness.
Social scientists have found that children born during the winter months have a more difficult time in life than those born during the rest of the year. While there are many examples of successful people born in winter, winter children seem to get shortchanged quite a bit.
Somewhere Charles Darwin must be smiling over the article that appeared in the February 6 edition of the journal Science. In it, Notre Dame biologist Jeff Feder and his colleagues present evidence that suggests new species may evolve in response to changes in other species.