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Women Who Empower with photos of Jingyu Wang, Thais Burmeister Pires, Lisa Caulfield


Celebrating women who empower

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Notre Dame International is launching a series of stories of women who empower and inspire. Meet three leaders from Notre Dame’s global network who are advancing the University’s mission to be a force for good in the world. (More...)
Stephanie Barclay, Notre Dame Law School Aimee Buccellato, School of Architecture
Lee Anna Clark, College of Arts and Letters Jane Cleland-Huang, College of Engineering


Women Lead: Challenging the status quo

Returning to "normal" isn't for everyone. In a world disrupted by a pandemic, meet eight women leaders at the University of Notre Dame who are challenging the status quo in their fields.
Abby Cordova, Keough School of Global Affairs Niele Ivey, Athletics
Fang Liu, College of Science Cindy Muir (Zapata) Mendoza College of Business

Diversity and Inclusion

Facilities Design and Operations offers programming during WTWW

The Facilities Design and Operations (FDO) division recently founded Equity FDO, an initiative for its staff to learn more about diversity, equity and inclusion. During Walk the Walk Week (WTWW), February 22-28, the division walked the walk by offering Equity FDO programming to staff. (More...)

Diversity and Inclusion

Activist Ai-jen Poo to speak at event honoring Asian Americans

Labor activist Ai-jen Poo will be the inaugural guest of the Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Provost Marie Lynn Miranda will moderate the livestreamed event at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11. (More...)
Image of people wearing masks carrying phones that track where they have been and who they have interacted with/been in close contact.


Researchers design more secure mobile contact tracing

Aaron Striegel and Taeho Jung, professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, are designing an effective, secure framework for mobile contact tracing. The research could impact how public health organizations respond to future pandemics, creating a more effective way to reach registered users with reduced threats to privacy. (More...)


On Infrastructure and Engineering Change

For Trish Culligan, the new dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, engineering isn’t all concrete, steel and technical detail — no matter how much she may love talking about those things. Host Ted Fox with the Office of the Provost interviews her in this episode of "With a Side of Knowledge."

Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and Ola Abdalsalam, Ph.D. student.


Pocket-sized optical imager no longer science fiction

Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and his team are developing a powerful, pocket-sized optical imager that could improve the quality of medical diagnosis and treatment. It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, even to O'Sullivan:
“When envisioning medicine of the future, many think of Dr. Leonard McCoy, a physician in the original Star Trek series. Dr. McCoy used a handheld tricorder to scan an individual and immediately assess injuries or diseases in the body. We don’t have a commercial product like McCoy’s tricorder yet, but we’re close ..."  
Photo of LEO report.

Research and Mission

LEO demonstrates efficacy of social work program in Texas

Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) partnered with the Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) to evaluate the effectiveness of a CCFW program intended to disrupt poverty for good. “Research provides confirmation that our work is impactful, and that can be vital when you are walking with people through trauma and crisis,” said one CCFW leader. (More...)
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