At the family gathering, I’d been quizzing my cousins about best choices in smartphones, laptops and other techno-gadgets. But from the grief-stricken look my cousin Bob gave me, you would’ve thought I’d announced I had cancer.
I have read, many times, that families should eat together. Lots of sociologists, psychologists, behaviorologists, lots of “ologists,” say so. I can only conclude that none them ever had children.
The editors of Notre Dame Magazine offer our latest list of blogs, essays, stories, videos and other gems by and about ND graduates and events.
Here is my Sophomore Literary Festival moment. I am in the old Pay Caf, also known years ago as the Oak Room in the South Dining Hall. I am having coffee with Barry Lopez and Edward Abbey. They are two lions of 20th century American nature writing.
Welcome back to Molarity Redux, the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends.
If the walls could speak at 76 Via Monterone, a stately three-story building near the center of Rome, what stories they would tell.
Out of the depths of the lagoons they come, the alien monsters advancing slowly, relentlessly moving northward, ever northward.
If you’ve been checking the magazine’s website at least once a week, as a Good Domer should, you know we’ve expanded our reach to an ever-expanding and changing array of informative and entertaining features.
One evening in October 2008, Rory Fanning ’01 was sitting on top of an Appalachian mountain in Georgia eating a container of ramen noodles he’d just cooked over a fire. A black bear padded up.
One of the best definitions of science I’ve heard was offered by an archaeologist, Lew Binford. Science, he would say, is the most reliable way of diminishing ignorance about the natural world.
Creative work by Notre Dame people.
I have taken to saying that my wife and I are at the grandparent stage of life. I don’t before now recall using the metaphor “stage” to describe any other segment or portion of my life.
Prison is a young man’s world, a world of brute strength and primal, unfocused rage. It is not a place to grow old, although more and more of us are doing just that: growing old in prison.
Ralph McInerny, whose body we buried there in February, liked to go for walks in Cedar Grove, too. He used to say of the cemetery a few hundred yards south of Notre Dame’s Main Building that when he walked there he felt as if he were attending a posthumous faculty meeting.…
I first learned about our body’s electron transport chain (ETC) while working in a biochemistry lab.
Jose Bautista treasures the moment when the teacher reached out to him, helping him pivot away from gangs and trouble.
How Notre Dame’s Haiti program became a hub for local earthquake relief efforts.
Reports filtered back to campus in January and February of alumni who made financial and professional sacrifices to join the relief effort in Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake.
When Thompson arrived on campus in the summer of 2007, the University made a commitment not only to showcase some of the world’s top performing artists but also to help them cultivate new works to bring to the DPAC’s five stages.
Rising four stories above Notre Dame Avenue, Stinson-Remick Hall may well be unique among Collegiate Gothic buildings for housing a high-end cleanroom for nanoelectronics research.
Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus.
This past winter, Notre Dame had to bid farewell to six who helped lead students through that cycle of intellectual and personal growth; six who helped mold the university; six who could call Notre Dame “home.”
The fact that Dick Savage celebrated his 102nd birthday this past January is in itself remarkable, but his age isn’t what makes Savage so fascinating.
Reports about Notre Dame graduates.
During the years of my life right after college, I rode currents of expected norms. I focused on accomplishments.
Recently my father, Vincent A. Hartigan, Notre Dame class of 1962, was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer.
Throughout the winter, sonorous bells tolled for many who toiled long at Notre Dame
For the most part we sail our own ships in life on a vast ocean of opportunity, chance and expectation
Having served as the rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame now for almost 13 years, I have had the honor and privilege of knowing and working closely with Dr. Gail Walton, in her capacity as director of music at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. A gifted organist and choral conductor, Gail always strove for musical excellence, whether in her organ playing or in choral conducting.…
Deaths of Notre Dame alumni.