Notre Dame people in the news
We’ve all seen it — a group of friends at a party or a family at a restaurant, communing with their smartphones, ignoring the people around them.
“Software can divide or atomize,” says Ryan Kreager ’11M.A., “or it can be a jumping off point for community.”
Supporting parish communities was the goal of Kreager, Shane O’Flaherty ’89 and Tim Connors ’89, who founded the business venture Growing the Faith. So the Notre Dame threesome spent a lot of time listening to church leaders and congregants, and discussing how they could build an app that would unite rather than divide. Additionally, says Kreager, Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese “served as a kind and helpful adviser.”…
If you really want to connect with your girlfriend, Owen Smith ’95 tells men in his Good Luck Eveybody standup comedy special, forget about sending her an X-rated photo of yourself. Instead: “Text her a picture of you — listening.”
If I were to tell you that the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain, you might fairly ask, “How do you know?” And if I said, “Well, every time I was in the plain in Spain, it rained, but every time I was in the mountains, it did not,” you might decide I was right. If you were an academic, however, you probably would rain on my anecdotal parade.
Jack Reacher, protagonist of 19 Lee Child books, is a drifter, a loner, a former military police officer who champions the downtrodden, usually with his fists. In other words, your basic bad-ass guardian.
Domers in the News
Creative works by Notre Dame people.
Third Annual Young Alumni Essay Contest official rules.
Notre Dame Magazine is sponsoring its third annual Young Alumni Essay Contest. The magazine’s editors, who will judge the 2015 contest, are looking for original, previously unpublished, creative nonfiction essays. The editors are seeking evocative first-person works that would appeal to a college-educated audience.
It was a rare treat to see Notre Dame’s professional funnymen hold court for an evening in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
British-born Josephine Massyngbaerde Ford, a theology professor at Notre Dame from 1965 to 1998, was one of the school’s trail-blazing women. She died this past Saturday, May 16, at age 86.
Simon Rich’s take on the world of such millennial touchstones as participation trophies, helicopter parents, artisanal foods, blogs, hipster cool, student loans and Adderall is inventive, satiric and often simultaneously hilarious and touching.
Forget taking it easy. When Brian DeToy ’85, a lieutenant colonel, retired in March of 2013 after 28 years of Army service, he and his wife, Sheryl, decided it was time to open a business.
John Corgan ’11 takes readers for a lively evening’s ride in his “Grace is a hobble-wheeled bicycle” essay, which won first place in this magazine’s second annual Young Alumni Essay Contest.
Creative works by Notre Dame people
Fashion designer probably was not on the list of career goals for Dava Newman ’86 when she studied aerospace engineering at Notre Dame. The aeronautics and astronautics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has certainly stepped to the head of the class these days, as she was nominated in October for the post of NASA’s deputy administrator, the agency’s #2 leadership role. But Newman is also part of an MIT…
The list of movies, TV shows, plays and other media forms engendered by Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol seems endless. For most of us, those films and TV shows are how we know the story.
One of my favorite things about working at Notre Dame is how much I learn in informal discussions. Someone lunching at Café de Grasta may bring up the issue of Ebola and how protecting Americans from the disease could endanger our beloved civil liberties. And sometimes, like in my chat with the Korean student, I may hear a tidbit that opens my eyes to an intriguing cultural trend. And without setting foot in a classroom, I learn something.
News about Notre Dame graduates.
I’m gratified to know that I have something in common with Frank Sinatra, Indira Gandhi, Norman Mailer and Queen Elizabeth II, all of whom expressed a love of crossword puzzles. But it’s a mite worrisome that most of them are dead.
Second annual young alumni contest
News about Notre Dame graduates
2014 Young Alumni Essay Contest rules
The hit TLC show What Not to Wear could make me laugh, make me cry, and sometimes would send me scurrying to the closet to throw a shirt into the Goodwill bag. Then, last year, it ended. No more Clinton Kelly casting an evil eye on a pair of elastic-waist jeans? No more Stacy London telling a zaftig guest to keep “the girls” under control? No!
Warren A. Cartier, an 1887 Notre Dame civil engineering graduate, donated land and lumber to establish an enclosed athletic field that for decades was home to ND’s football, baseball, and track and field teams. But it is in the neoclassical Ludington, Michigan, mansion he designed that Warren’s aesthetic and inventive character can be seen.
Once there was a time, another century, when admission to Notre Dame home football games was free. Of course, fans had to stand on the sidelines, as stadium seating did not exist. But then, neither did a stadium.
Creative works by Notre Dame people
What Carol Schaal is reading: How to Read Literature, Terry Eagleton.
If you ask Notre Dame football fans what smell they most associate with a game day walk around campus, brats would probably take the cake, so to speak. I don’t eat brats. Or hot dogs. Or sausages. Or those steak sandwiches sold by the Knights of Columbus that people wait in an endless line for on South Quad.