This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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ND in DC: Alumni and faculty serve the nation

The 117th U.S. Congress and the administration of President Joe Biden have brought several University of Notre Dame alumni and faculty to Washington, D.C., in service to the nation. Among them are two Notre Dame faculty members nominated to Cabinet positions and four graduates who were sworn in as members of the U.S. House of Representatives. (More...)
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iNDustry Labs helps manufacturers operate ‘smarter’

If asked to describe Notre Dame you might say, "elite institution," but how about "industry consultant?" Smart technologies are revolutionizing how industry operates. In order to survive and thrive, manufacturers must incorporate or expand the use of Industry 4.0 practices or be vulnerable to disruption. A combination of faculty, fellows, staff and students are helping regional manufacturers elevate how they operate by working smarter. (More...)
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CEST weathers pandemic to support research on campus 

Like many departments and units on campus, the Center for Environmental Science and Technology had to shut down when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020. Once the University began to ramp up research activity, the center was tasked with creating new safety and health protocols while also juggling a move to a new space. Learn how the center met this challenge to continue to offer essential support to research staff and students. (More...)

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International students experience a semester interrupted 

When the pandemic arrived nearly a year ago, international students had to decide whether to remain on campus or return to their home countries. Notre Dame worked with these students in unique ways to address their challenges. Here, three students share their stories.

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2020 Procurement Partner Sustainability Award

Notre Dame recently honored two vendors with Procurement Partner Sustainability Awards. Executive Vice President Shannon Cullinan recognized Office Depot and Root Candles for being committed to sustainability as demonstrated through their business practices and in partnership with the University. (More...)

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Faith and Support 

Staff prayer line is HERE for you

Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., staff chaplain, has a prayer line to support staff working on and off-campus. Prayer requests are confidential and only accessible to Fr. Jim. "Since the pandemic arrived, fears and concerns have been weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of staff members," said Father Bracke. "We don't want people to feel as though they are alone." Submit your prayer requests here. 


Guidance for snow and ice awareness 

Slips, trips and falls are the largest cause of injury on campus, particularly during the winter. The Office of Risk Management and Safety provides a list of tips for walking safely on ice and snow, as well as products to reduce risk of slips on ice. (More...)


Unique benefit program for expectant parents

Expectant parents can find personal support and financial incentives through Future Moms, a free program to benefit-enrolled expectant mothers through our insurance plan (Anthem). Future Moms can receive up to $500 in financial incentives. (More...)
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Register for TutorND by this Friday, Jan. 29

TutorND will return this spring.This free program provides 12 weeks of virtual learning and enrichment sessions for children of Notre Dame faculty, staff and graduate students. The program serves children grades 1-12. (More...)
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