Bonus copy: Reflections

Author: Notre Dame Magazine staff


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.