Domers in the news
In February, Patricia McAdams ’67M.S., Notre Dame’s doyenne of computer assistance, began working part-time. “Technically it’s 20 hours a week,” she tells me. I give her a skeptical look, and we both crack up.
Creative work by Notre Dame people.
A funny thing happened on my way to writing this editor’s column. I knew the theme would be life moving on. But where to start?
Currently, there is no reliable non-invasive test for ovarian cancer, but Notre Dame’s Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey hopes her work may one day change that, and perhaps even lead to a treatment.
Thanks to Internet sales and quick FedEx-style shipping, endangered plants these days are growing in more places they shouldn’t. And that is a big, expensive problem that needs policing, ND ecologists Patrick Shirey and Gary Lamberti say.
The age of instant-on computing could be just a click or two away. Recently, Notre Dame researchers demonstrated the feasibility of a revolutionary computer technology that uses incredibly tiny magnets to do the computing and information storage.
How Notre Dame students beat the cold — or embrace it
Gray moods match gray skies for a reason.
South Bend had already received more than 90 inches of snow by early February, according to the South Bend Tribune. At Notre Dame, all that free construction material didn’t go to waste.
Notre Dame Professor Emad Shahin had spoken with journalists before, but never like this. No ND expert within memory has become the overnight go-to for the international media quite the way Shahin was this winter.
Notre Dame physics Professor Randy Ruchti believes the best way to turn kids on to science and research is to introduce them to it early in a big and impressive way. Like many people with a mission, he’s done something about it.
Those in the field of particle physics study some of the deepest and oldest mysteries, which have perplexed humankind for millennia.
Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus.
A leading philosopher of science, recruited out of his doctoral studies at Belgium’s University of Louvain in 1954 by a young Father Ted Hesburgh, CSC, and remembered by colleagues as “one of the giants of Notre Dame,” has died.
As the first in a series of ruminations about philosophy, it seems appropriate to start by looking at the nature of philosophy itself. So, in the grand tradition of philosophers everywhere, I’ll begin by making a distinction. On the one hand there is “critical philosophy” and on the other “speculative philosophy.”
The passing of Father Ernan McMullin in Ireland was a sad end to a 55-year friendship for my family and me. I will miss the man who always had time for me as a student and as an adult — no matter how busy his life was.
Perhaps the clearest sign of integration springing from the Spirit Campaign is the building that houses the Institute for Church Life (ICL) and the Center for Social Concerns, as well as the offices for the academic minors in Catholic social tradition and in poverty studies. The building is Geddes Hall.
Letters to the editor about magazine stories.
Recent events in Japan highlight the dangers of storing used nuclear fuel at reactor sites for lengthy time frames, and may increase the sense of urgency for a final solution in the United States.
In a span of one spring week, concentrated doses of sports pomposity will be sprayed like bad cologne on television sets across the country. Anybody with a passing interest in college basketball, golf or baseball will be besieged with the bigger-than-the-game significance of it all.
In the words of Homer Simpson, “Mmmmmmm, invasive species, mmmmmmmm.” We know it’s April Fool’s Day as this gets posted, but this is no joke. Thanks to three ND biology grad students, you can enjoy such delicacies as fettuccine coated in butter and garlic and dotted with chewy morsels of Chinese mystery snail.
It is one of the banes of the mother who chooses not to work outside the home, the dreaded forms asking for our occupation. I am not a housewife or a homemaker, and stay-at-home mom is a complete misnomer. I am never home.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 16th strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends.
Wherever they’re headed, whatever they’re wearing, most of Cambodia is up with the dawn and moving with purpose, dodging one another with a stoic ease that still escapes this author.
The CJF is the oldest festival of its kind in the country. In the late 1950s, a student named Tom Cahill ’59, feeling the blues falling around his fellow Irish, hit on the idea that maybe what the campus needed at that time of year was some green burst of spontaneity. Maybe some jazz, new jazz by students, maybe a competition.
There is a tree we pass when we walk to and from the lake. As we walk by, the dog approaches it, sniffs, pauses. This tree holds memories for me, and I would like to think the dog has found them, that some part of me he can sense still lingers there in the roots tangled in the sand.
This edition of Networthy ND features several items related to the tragic suicide death February 17 of Notre Dame football great Dave Duerson ’83. Also featured are links to two noteworthy videos produced by Notre Dame alums.
I have a 10 percent rule I came up with after holding the worst PTO co-chair position ever for two years. The kind of volunteer position that has my friends giving me cocktail napkins with catchy phrases on them: “Stop me before I volunteer for something.”
I don’t claim to know what’s right for anyone in mourning, but in sports there seems to be only one choice: Play through the pain, with black armbands, helmet stickers, initials inked onto sneakers and moments of silence.