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.
Notre Dame’s Jeffrey Peng is a filmmaker of sorts, but you won’t see his work at your local multiplex theater any time soon. The biggest fans of the assistant professor of biochemistry’s work are pharmaceutical chemists who design drugs.
Seen and hard on the Notre Dame campus, spring 2009
“Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor,” the _Gospel of Mark_ reports Jesus said to a would-be disciple. Over the millennia, however, despite at least 99 other biblical verses encouraging generosity, the vast majority of Christians historically have fallen far short of that ideal. So why don’t Christians follow this teaching more faithfully? The discrepancy between stated belief and behavior intrigues Notre Dame sociologist of religion Christian Smith and led him, with Michael Emerson and Patricia Snell, to explore the phenomenon. They write about it in their recent book, _Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don’t Give More_.…
As important as reversing _Roe v. Wade_ may be to ending abortion in the United States, overturning the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made the procedure legal throughout the country would probably have a smaller effect than most people realize. Consequently, a much broader political strategy is needed, argues Joseph Wright, a Kellogg Institute visiting fellow.…
Deaths of Notre Dame faculty members
Designed as a common ground for people and ideas, the new Eck Hall of Law has been literally united with the original Notre Dame Law School building.
Joe Quinn studied business at Notre Dame, but he really absorbed economics the hard way. He and his fellow Domers struggled through the most devastating financial downturn in U.S. history — the Great Depression.
A short list of prominent Notre Dame efforts to aid the Catholic Church
Notre Dame Magazine has launched an experiment. It’s the magazine’s new and improved website. And a whole new way of doing stuff there.
Chris Paladino is especially known for his hugs, even though he resisted touch and demonstrated some autistic-like behavior as a child.
Play ball! The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Ball State Cardinals line up for the national anthem at Eck Stadium. The baseball team opened its home season on St. Patrick’s Day under sunny skies and 70-degree temperatures.
Photo by Matt Cashore…
She twirls and pirouettes, flinging her arms wide, face tipped to the sky. An ocean breaker rolls in, flattening as it bumps its way up the beach but sending her scrambling backward with a squeal. She grasps my hand and we chase the retreating water back to the sea.
At some level, Lindsay Lohan, Amy Winehouse and Joaquin Phoenix, to choose just three primo examples of celebrity wackos, must revel in the jabs about their messy life choices. ’Cause they just keep doing whatever bizarre things they keep doing.
Ash Wednesday has always been my least favorite holy day. I’ve disliked it from the time I was a kid, growing up in the 1950s in a Polish-Italian-Irish parish on Chicago’s far northwest side.
Each year around this time, during the run-up to Ash Wednesday, I go to Mass with Binx Bolling, the philosopher-rake who narrates Walker Percy’s 1961 novel, The Moviegoer.
My wife, Maria, and I were on a mission. We had been assigned by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Eastern North Carolina to get autographs from members of the 2008 Irish Football team on an ND football.