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McCourtney gift will expand science, engineering complex

The University will expand its interdisciplinary science and engineering research complex on the east side of campus with the addition of a second building underwritten by a lead gift from alumnus and Emeritus Trustee Ted H. McCourtney and his wife, Tracy. The building will connect to McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering.


Lilly Endowment grant will leverage research to enhance environmental, public health

The University is expanding its regional focus to challenges of public and environmental health, thanks in part to a $35 million grant from the Lilly Endowment. The hub for this work will be located in the recently announced interdisciplinary research building. (See story above.)


More than 20 campus projects underway this summer

Some construction projects are minor, like new roofs or windows, while others are major undertakings, like the groundbreaking for a research building. Here are maps for a glimpse at the most visible projects. There are also projects going on inside buildings, like the construction of a new restaurant in LaFortune where Subway had been.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fight song lyrics changed to include "daughters"

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the decision to admit undergraduate women to the University, Notre Dame officially changed the chorus of its fight song to include both “sons and daughters.” That's just one way Notre Dame is commemorating the 50th anniversary.
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Islamic crescent and Christian cross in Jerusalem's Old City

Faith & Global

Catholic universities to study Muslim-Christian relations

Notre Dame, in partnership with Catholic universities in Italy and Lebanon, has established a consortium for the study of Muslim-Christian relations. In addition to creating a graduate student exchange program, the consortium supports Pope Francis’ vision of interreligious dialogue
June is National Safety Month


Impaired thinking can lead to workplace injuries

Several mental states can lead to workplace impairment. Learn to recognize the signs of impairment. Don't forget to take the weekly quiz and receive a prize. All entries will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a $100 gift card. 


Wellness Center adds psychologist

As the University expands its emotional well-being and mental health services at the Wellness Center, a second clinical psychologist has been added to the roster. Through counseling, Victoria Colanese helps patients manage anxiety and depression and more.
Security awreness training available


OIT offers computer-based security awareness training 

The campus community plays a role in keeping the University's data and systems safe against cyber attacks. Security awareness training is an essential safeguard to empower faculty and staff to take appropriate action when encountering security threats.
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Forty under 40 class of 2022 includes two staff members

The South Bend Regional Chamber has announced the 2022 class of Michiana Forty under 40, which includes two Notre Dame staff members: Michael Shoemaker, with iNDustry Labs, and Colleen Wilcox, with Notre Dame International.
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Time to eat the donuts!

Turns out police really do love donuts, but on National Donut Day they were more than willing to share. On Friday, Notre Dame Police Department officers delivered 25 dozen donuts to random offices on campus. What a sweet gesture! (Follow NDPD on Facebook.)
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