Dan Gezelter played trumpet as a kid, but made the switch to bagpipes in high school. “I wasn’t getting beaten up enough,” the associate professor of chemistry says.
Growing up, Bryce Chung saw things going up and down the stairs of his home in Hawaii. He’d be at the piano and feel a presence, or play a computer game and catch the reflection of someone behind him in the monitor.
Seen and heard on the campus of Notre Dame.
Four music stands and a grand piano crowd the front of the room, but there are more unusual things than those in the Jordan Hall of Science’s Digital Visualization Theater this morning.
Honoring the legacy of professors Terrence Akai and Charles Craypo.
Laughter pulsed outward through the stained glass into the night air May 14, as members of the Class of 2009 observed the traditional Last Visit to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Seen and heard on the Notre Dame campus in spring 2009.
Catholics believe God draws the good from all things, so I wonder: At what other university did an entire student body receive a seminar on the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life — and specifically on the “intrinsic evil” of abortion — of the quality that Notre Dame’s students got this spring?
How Notre Dame serves the Church
Seen and hard on the Notre Dame campus, spring 2009
A short list of prominent Notre Dame efforts to aid the Catholic Church
You are a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame. This is your Notre Dame experience. If you’re anything like most of your peers, you hate it sometimes, just a little. Mostly, though, you love it.
A look at Notre Dame by the numbers
On the first day of her Legal Aid & Ethics class, Judith Fox typically hands her students a mortgage file that contains a complicated subprime loan of the kind with which her clients are often saddled. And in five years of doing that,” the ND law professor reports, “I have had only one student, who happened to be a former loan broker, who could read the paperwork and tell me what it said.”
Deaths in the Notre Dame family: Father James L. Riehle, CSC, and Bernard J. Kilbride
Thousands of foreign nationals become U.S. citizens each day in settings as surprising as Baghdad and Disneyland and as mundane as your local federal courthouse, but never before it seems in the land of Sorin and Rockne.
Quidditch scores at Notre Dame
A glossary of housing and mortgage terms
Seen & heard on the Notre Dame campus, autumn 2008
Thousands of foreign nationals become United States citizens each day in settings as surprising as Baghdad and Disneyland and as mundane as your local federal courthouse, but never before it seems in the land of Sorin and Rockne.
Nearly a million people fled the destruction caused this summer by the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon; most were Lebanese civilians who returned to find their homes and lives destroyed. Among the estimated 60,000 who left the country altogether were several people with close ties to the Notre Dame community.…
Sad to say, but it’s not hard to find evidence of cheating these days in America’s high schools and colleges. A 2005 study conducted by the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University polled 50,000 undergraduates on more than 60 campuses and found that 70 percent of the participants had engaged in some form of cheating.…
Why don’t more Catholic scholars apply for faculty positions at Notre Dame?
A Notre Dame student asked historian Brad Gregory that question after a talk last year, and the associate professor recalls going straight, though affably, to the point.
“Because,” Gregory said, “students like you at Notre Dame decide to go to law school or medical school or business school. You guys are the ones who, in numbers, are going to have to commit to scholarship not only as a career but for broader reasons such as serving the faith and a commitment to the truth, to knowledge and the Church.”…
If you’re a red-faced hockey dad in Massachusetts, a high-strung cheerleading mom in Texas or some other species of overzealous sports parent, be warned. A Notre Dame educator is deploying a small army of coaches to change the tone of kids’ sports—starting with Catholic youth leagues—and they agree that you are a big part of the problem.…
If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s harder to bike up the Rocky Mountains after battling the flu or to teach high schoolers for a day, you might ask Tony Hollowell ’04, ’06M.Ed.
“Oh, teaching, any day,” says a laughing Hollowell while standing in a steady rain at the foot of the Main Building’s front steps. “Absolutely. I feel much more tired after a day of teaching than I do after riding a bike.”…
Jeff Klein is a 16-year-old high school student from Tyler, Texas, but over the next 20 minutes in Siiri Scott’s summer acting class he’s going to try to become Konstantin, the soul-lost playwright in Anton Chekov’s The Seagull.
Klein’s job this early July morning is to convince Scott and 20 of his peers that his feelings for his errant teenage sweetheart are so powerful that he’s ready to shoot himself if she doesn’t return to him. So he begins: “Nina. I cursed you. I hated you.”…
The Office of Pre-College Programs at Notre Dame runs four academic summer programs for outstanding high school students who are preparing for their junior or senior year. Three of these programs, the African American Scholars at Notre Dame program, the Latino Community Leadership Seminar and the Global Issues Seminar, last one week, and the University covers the students’ expenses.…
It might make science majors cringe, but a useful metaphor for understanding the extraordinary change in undergraduate science education taking place in the opening this autumn of the Jordan Hall of Science is to call it a quantum leap.
Properly, this would mean the smallest possible change as electrons zipping around in an atom shift from one energy level to another. But the conventional use of the term is most appropriate to the Jordan—progress that is sudden, enormous and illuminating.…
Alumni who yearn for the kind of intellectual stimulation they received during their days on campus have reason to celebrate. Notre Dame has joined a growing educational endeavor that holds significant potential benefits for alumni, faculty and students and self-guided learners the world over.