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Laura Light, above, tests out the powered prosthesis developed by the College of Engineering’s Robotics Optimization and Assistive Mobility (ROAM) Lab.


Mobile Assist: Powered prosthesis aids natural movement

Laura Light, above, tests out the powered prosthesis developed by the College of Engineering’s Robotics Optimization and Assistive Mobility (ROAM) Lab. Light was able to fully control the forward roll of the motorized ankle device — and ultimately stand on her toes. 
““That was amazing, because I have not been able to do that since my foot was amputated as a little child.” — Laura Light, who is participating in research led by Patrick Wensing, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering


Douglas/Ironwood intersection to close

The intersection of Douglas and Ironwood is expected to close on Monday, July 18, as Phase 2 of the Douglas Road improvement project gets underway. Phase 2 is anticipated to conclude in November. Also on July 18, Douglas Road between Twyckenham Drive and Ironwood Road is expected to reopen as Phase 1 ends. Phases 3 and 4 are scheduled for next year.


Origin Story: The Peace Corps and Notre Dame

In a 1962 speech, President John F. Kennedy stumped for the Peace Corps international volunteer organization he created by telling a story about Tom Scanlon, pictured above in 2011. Kennedy didn’t mention that Scanlon was a 1960 Notre Dame graduate or that the “friend” who told him Scanlon's tale was Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., pictured right. Here's a history lesson that tells of Notre Dame's part in the launch of the Peace Corps.


Formal process for sainthood underway for Holy Cross brother

The formal process for sainthood has begun for Brother Columba O’Neill, C.S.C., a humble cobbler who worked at Notre Dame and served as a confrere of the University’s founder, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. 
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OPAC, College of Science win six CASE awards

CASE has recognized the University with six 2022 Circle of Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding work in the areas of advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing.
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Notre Dame receives Green Roof Stormwater award

The stormwater collective known as the Indiana MS4 Partnership recently recognized the University with the New Municipal Best Management Practice Award for the Joyce Center green roof project. Green roofs are part of Notre Dame’s sustainability strategy.
July 2022 Service Anniversaries
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The UEE referral program is back, and it's even better!

University Enterprises and Events (UEE) has relaunched its referral bonus program. Any ND faculty or staff member can receive a $1,000 bonus for referring someone for a non-exempt part-time or full-time UEE position. Starting this month, employees can receive a $500 referral bonus for referring someone for a temporary position. Here is what to know and what to do.
University Enterprises and Events hiring event, Thursday, July 7, 2-4:30 p.m., Duncan Student Center
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