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Notre Dame experiment en route to the space station

Researchers sent a fully automated, self-contained experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a rocket that launched Thursday. The study, led by Tengfei Luo, a Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering professor, will be initiated by astronauts aboard the ISS. Findings could lead to more effective early cancer screenings. (More...)


VP for mission engagement and Church affairs announced

Rev. Austin Collins, C.S.C., a longtime professor of sculpture at Notre Dame and formerly religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at the University, has been appointed vice president for mission engagement and Church affairs. In his new position, Father Collins will steward and deepen Notre Dame’s Catholic and Holy Cross mission and serve as the University’s liaison to the Congregation of Holy Cross, U.S. bishops and the Holy See. (More...)
Fr. Jenkins poses with faith leaders at prayer service.

Faith & Community

Father Jenkins participates in prayer service for peace

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., joined other local clergy, elected officials and community leaders at the annual interdenominational Prayer for Peace at the Jon R. Hunt Memorial Plaza in downtown South Bend this past Sunday. (More...
Registrar Chuck Hurley speaks with Fr. Jenkins at Commencement.

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Commencement duties extend beyond the big day 

The Office of the Registrar, led by Chuck Hurley, above, puts on Commencement each year, but staff duties can extend well after the pomp and circumstance conclude. The office notified graduates well ahead of time that the folders they received at Commencement would not hold their degrees. There wasn't enough time between finals and graduation to assemble them. Last week, staff packed and shipped the diplomas. University photographer Matt Cashore was there.
Photo of Joy McCausland, in the Notre Dame football operations office, posing at the Keurig machine.


Football operations office shares game plan for recycling

Joy McCausland, in the Notre Dame football operations office, has a heart for the environment. So when a colleague’s daughter helped her see that plastic bottle tops could be recycled into park benches, she wondered what other office waste, like K-Cups and dried-up markers, could be kept out of the landfill. (More...)
Photo of Eck Haw School and Notre Dame.


Law School to host inaugural Religious Liberty Summit

Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative will assemble some of the world’s foremost thought leaders on religious freedom for the inaugural Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, will deliver a keynote address. (More...)
"Religious liberty is the very first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights in the United States. But religious liberty is more than that — it’s a human right — and it’s under threat all around the world.”  — G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School
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Pet insurance can help your pet get the best veterinary care available by reducing the financial burden of unexpected medical costs due to illness or injury. Plus, preventive wellness options could help you stay ahead of any potential issues altogether. (More...)
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