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Take precautions against this week’s excessive heat

Today and tomorrow’s high temperatures are expected to be near 100 degrees. Coupled with high humidity, it will feel even warmer than that, and the evenings will not cool off much. Exposure to extreme heat can result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.


Notre Dame expands hypersonics research

The ND Turbomachinery Laboratory has added two test cells dedicated to the research, development and testing of hypersonic propulsion systems. U.S. Sen. Todd Young and South Bend Mayor James Mueller were among the dignitaries to join University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Vice President for Research Bob Bernhard at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
"National interest in hypersonic flight has intensified in recent years. Getting passenger planes to travel at Mach 6 speed — six times the speed of sound — would revolutionize air travel. Passengers would be able to fly from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles in under an hour." — Read the full news release here.
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Corporate America mostly silent on recent mass shootings

James O'Rourke, a teaching professor of management in the Mendoza College of Business, was interviewed by ABC News following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that left 19 children and two teachers dead. The massacre prompted outcry from figures across public life, but not many CEOs at the largest U.S. companies, O'Rourke noted. 
Photo of The Stradivarius Model 37 Bach Trumpet made at ConnSelmer in Elkhart, IN.


The Grand Reprise

ConnSelmer in Elkhart sought to become a better version of itself by rediscovering what made it a premium instrument brand in the first place. A suite of projects launched in 2020 connected its challenges and opportunities with Notre Dame’s expertise and resources. The relationship could serve as a blueprint for further collaboration between the University and the region.
Ad that says Billy Joel concert is June 25, 2022.


Working on campus Saturday, June 25? Get a parking pass

The Billy Joel concert will take place Saturday, June 25, at Notre Dame Stadium. Parking restrictions will be in place beginning at 6 a.m. and affect all lots, including central campus lots. Faculty or staff who need to be on campus for work that day must fill out a Campus Access Request Form by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, to receive a parking pass. 
The front cover of the May 1962 Stepan Center dedication program, University Archives


Stepan Center quietly turned 60 last month

Billy Joel is among a long list of musicians to have held concerts at Stepan Center. Six decades after it was constructed, Stepan's campus mission as a flexible-use space is still going strong.
"Stepan Center was a Space Age marvel when it was constructed, with an appearance more akin to 'The Jetsons' (which would premiere four months later) than a typical staid college building of the era." — Margaret Fosmoe, Notre Dame Magazine
The Benefits of Nature Thursday, June 23 Noon Via Zoom Melissa Sundermann, DO Board-certified lifestyle medicine physician; click to rsvp
June is National Safety Month


Slips, trips and falls account for many workplace injuries

Slips, trips or falls at work are a common cause of workplace injuries. They are often preventable by keeping work areas organized and walkways clean from debris and clutter. Read the article and then take a quiz to receive a prize. All entries will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a $100 gift card. 
Photos of three Office of Public Affairs and Communications staff members: Samantha Musleh, Sue Ryan and Beth Grisoli


OPAC staff members honored with recognitions 

Three members of the Office of Public Affairs and Communications have recently received professional recognition for their work. From left to right are Samantha Musleh, preschool coordinator with the Robinson Community Learning Center; Sue Ryan, director of media relations; and Beth Grisoli with the Marketing Communications multimedia services team. 
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