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COVID-19 Vaccines. For you. For your family. For your community.


Vaccination clinic offers the shot at a 'suite' deal 

The city of South Bend will host a pop-up vaccine clinic at Four Winds Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered and participants will need to return Wednesday, July 21, to receive the second dose. Those taking part will be entered into a drawing to win a suite package for an upcoming South Bend Cubs game. (More...)


More vaccination clinic locations and chances to win 

As Notre Dame prepares for all staff to return to work on campus by Aug. 2, Human Resources reports more than 75 percent of all faculty and staff have uploaded documentation of full vaccination. Still need a shot? No worries. Click the "shots" button for more clinic locations, uploading instructions and a list of prizes to be given away in an upcoming drawing.
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Behind the Scenes

Two virtual Reunions = two real accomplishments

The pandemic brought life on campus to a halt in early 2020. The Alumni Association — like every department — found itself adjusting on the fly. Reunion was two and a half months away, but the planning team pivoted, trading the on-campus gathering for a virtual experience. Turned out it was a good exercise for the 2021 Reunion, which could also not be in person. (More...)
Flag commemorating Juneteenth, which is now a federal holiday.


Statement from Father Jenkins on Juneteenth

Juneteenth — the nation's oldest celebration of Black emancipation — is officially a federal holiday. President Biden signed the Congressionally approved bill into law on Thursday. Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, marks the day in 1865 that slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., issued this statement Friday morning. 
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Political science professors warn of threats to democracy

Five Notre Dame professors who specialize in different areas of democracy studies recently signed a strong statement of concern issued by the think tank New America warning of the serious threats to democracy in the U.S. (More...)
“(The University) was established to provide education to predominantly immigrant, working-class and marginalized Americans. (The) attack on voting rights one can understand as a threat to what Notre Dame stands for and what has brought it its greatness.” — Luis Fraga, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science
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Scene@ND (video)

She followed her heart when choosing a major 

Isabella Di Bono '21 came to Notre Dame from Honduras to major in economics. But as she began her studies, she felt drawn to art. "You've found a field that you love, and has loved you back," she recalls her adviser saying. Now Di Bono uses her talent to give form to the expressions of the mind and heart. ("Passion Projects" by University videographer Tony Fuller)

ND in the News

Cosmetics research catches the eye of news media

Research by physics professor Graham Peaslee finding potentially toxic substances in cosmetics was cited by dozens of news outlets last week. Peaslee told CNN that even he was surprised by how widespread the use of PFAS in cosmetics appears to be. (More...)
"We found fluorine as a surrogate for PFAS was in all sorts of cosmetics. We didn't expect almost every cosmetic to light up like it did." — Graham Peaslee, physics professor
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Dust off your technology skills with quick OIT workshops 

The Office of Information Technologies will offer 16 refresher workshops this summer. The workshops, which are presented as demonstrations, are about an hour long and designed for those who have already taken the longer instructor-led training classes, but want a review of tools and features. Those who want to see what an app can do are welcome too. (More...)
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