Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus
Being asked to speak about innovation in city government after only three months as America’s youngest small-city executive might feel a little like winning the Nobel Peace Prize just after winning the White House, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joked as he began his presentation March 30 at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business
David Matthews isn’t your typical builder. He broke ground on his first confirmed real estate success, the innovative Ivy Quad development that rises near the Notre Dame campus, the the year the housing bubble popped, when he was 26.
Winds of change are stirring in Cuba, and Notre Dame’s School of Architecture is exploring opportunities to help the city of Havana frame its future while preserving the rich and classic beauty of its past.
Some side notes from associate editor John Nagy’s trip to Havana.
For Hank Aaron, who spoke at Notre Dame on Dec. 7, it was never about the records. It was about playing and working to his full potential — and helping others do the same.
Women & Spirit tells lovingly documented stories about faith-filled women who sacrificed family ties and material comfort to serve and lead and help shape our nation into something ennobling and entirely new.
2010-11 was a good year for ND fencing, women’s basketball and hockey.
Before the commencement 2011 arrived, senior Casey Cockerham asked his classmates to reflect on their growth and the wisdom gathered during four years at Notre Dame. Here are a few selections from what they had to say.
Women & Spirit is organized by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents 95 percent of Catholic sisters in the United States.
Gingerbread it’s not, but the answer to the permanent housing crisis in Port-au-Prince and Léogâne may lie in sugarcane. Or sorghum. Or a blend of Haitian crop fibers.
When he talks about the need for a master plan for Léogâne, William DeJong quotes Proverbs: Where there is no vision, the people perish.
In their 18-year fight against the pain, disfigurement and injustice caused by lymphatic filariasis, Father Tom Streit, CSC, and his bi-national team in the Notre Dame Haiti Program have grounded their scientific research and medical work in a consistent message: We are here for you. We are one with you. We will not stop until this scourge is gone. We will not lose hope.
Things seen and heard around the Notre Dame campus.
Carolyn Y. Woo, dean of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will leave ND at the end of 2011 to serve as president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services. CRS, fasten your seat belts.
This month, Notre Dame began a year-long conversation about equal opportunity in K-12 education, and the four high-profile panelists who conversed from red leather chairs on the Leighton stage said just about everything this parent wanted to hear.
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.
I’ll speak for myself: I’ve done a poor job paying attention to North Africa and the Middle East during my lifetime. I suspect this is true of most Americans, but I shouldn’t presume. I know I wasn’t expecting the news from Tunisia last month. Now I can’t look away.
Notre Dame’s sacred music program rose to prominence in only six years, and its three co-directors say they’re just getting started
One lesson Michael Alan Anderson ’97 picked up from ND music professor emeritus Calvin Bower is how one often best learns music by performing it.
Professor Margot Fassler wanted to make a film about the Copts, ethnically Egyptian Orthodox Christians, to give people a taste of their “glorious” music.
Domers like their traditions, which means that music Professor Peter Jeffery should feel right at home at Notre Dame. Jeffery is an authority on Gregorian chant.
Family and friends of Tim Ruggaber ’03, ’06M.S. good-naturedly call him a “poop engineer.”
The Great Nativity Question, in any conscientious Catholic household, is whether baby Jesus takes up his position in the stable with the rest of the figurines or stays in the box until 12:01 on Christmas morning.
My grandmother died not long ago, and because she led a thoroughly generous and kindly life, I feel compelled to sing a few lines in loving memory of Alberta Mary Van Thiel Taylor.
As oil-sheened water and tar balls first slopped their way onto the barrier-island beaches of the Gulf Coast in the environmental wake of April’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the federal government came looking for Joannes Westerink and Andrew Kennedy.
Notre Dame is learning how to take research innovations to the marketplace, where they can improve lives — or even save them. Two recent graduates are doggedly showing how it’s done.