The dedication of the new Jordan Hall of Science held special meaning for Laetare Medal recipient and former board of trustees chairman Thomas P. Carney ’37. “Now Notre Dame has a classroom building worthy of the level of science education it provides,” he told his daughter, Janet Carney O’Brien ’77. Himself a recipient of that science education, the chemical engineering graduate fondly recalls the often odiferous atmosphere of the research lab in his paean to an inventive professor in Synthetics and Smells: Memories of Father Nieuwland, CSC.
The death in July 2006 of Father Aidan Kavanagh, OSB, who founded the doctoral program in liturgical studies at Notre Dame, made the world a smaller place, writes Jeannette Cezanne. She relates his advice on communicating with parishioners in Listen to Mrs. Murphy.