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Notre Dame Trustee Fritz Duda (center) received an honorary degree in 2009 from President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., (left) and then-Board chair Richard Notebaert


$30M gift establishes center in School of Architecture

Notre Dame Trustee Fritz Duda, pictured center; his wife, Mary Lee; and the family’s foundation have made a $30 million gift to the University’s School of Architecture to establish a center dedicated to historic preservation in the field. The Michael Christopher Duda Center for Preservation, Resilience, and Sustainability is named in memory of the couple's son. (More...)  
Graphic imae of swarm robots, which are four legged


Engineers successfully build four-legged swarm robots

As a robotics engineer, Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin gets her inspiration from biological systems, like ants. For a recent study, she hypothesized that a physical connection between individual robots could enhance the mobility of a terrestrial legged collective system. She was right. (More...)
Iconography of Jesus with words above Him that say: Your own of your own we offer you.

Faith and Service

A meeting — and healing — of worlds

For nearly 1,000 years, there has existed a sad division between two branches of the Christian family. Another step on the long path toward reconciliation between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches will be taken this Thursday, when His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome, visits the University of Notre Dame.
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Open enrollment period ends Friday, Nov. 5

Now is your annual opportunity to elect or change your medical, dental, vision and other benefits for 2022. Click above to watch the information session or find out more about ND benefits here.
Lessons in Sustainable Living with Caitln Jacobs


A greener day starts in the kitchen

Caitlin Jacobs, sustainability program manager in the Office of Sustainability, begins her series with a story about how her grandmother's "waste not, want not" philosophy was her first lesson in sustainability living. She also has a tip on what to bring to work each day. (More...)

Faith and Community

NDAA to host prayer service on All Souls' Day

The Notre Dame Alumni Association receives 30,000 prayer requests each year to be delivered to the Grotto. As part of this effort, NDAA hosts quarterly prayer services. The next one is on All Souls' Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. (Details)

Faith and Community

Jewish holiday Sukkot celebrated on campus

Members of Campus Ministry, the Jewish Club, and the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley built a sukkah near Bond Hall to celebrate Sukkot, a holiday that commemorates the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and the time of wandering in search of the Promised Land. (More...)
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Café de Grasta in Grace Hall temporarily closed

Café de Grasta is temporarily closed. The de Grasta team will assist in other critical campus services. Click for alternative dining options on campus.


New technical training classes this November 

Check out the new on-demand Google apps and shortened Photoshop classes, as well as the rest of the technical training classes scheduled for this fall. (More...)
Map showing Corby Drive closure.


Corby Drive to be closed for more than a month

Starting today, Corby Drive will be closed for up to 45 days for a construction project. (More...)
Photo of Main building in the fall


Columbus Murals in Main Building temporarily uncovered

For instructional purposes, the Columbus Murals on the second floor of the Main Building will be uncovered from Monday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 29. Signage near the murals will indicate that the coverings have been removed to allow instructors and their students to engage with and discuss the murals. More information about the Columbus Murals, their history and their use by instructors can be found here.  
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