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Mar/Apr 2020 print edition available on campus

Learn how Notre Dame is pursuing the highest level of safety certification through the Voluntary Protection Program.
Get to know sisters Keri Kei Shibata, of NDPD, and Christi Shibata, of NDFD, in Family Connections.
Read what a Grammy-nominated mariachi band has to do with the Institute for Latino Studies' 20th anniversary. 
These stories and more can be found in NDWorks, available on campus or online. (Download)

University News

Dean appointment announced for School of Architecture

Stefanos Polyzoides, co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and partner in Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists, has been appointed the Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the University of Notre Dame's School of Architecture by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., effective July 1. (More…)


Trusting strangers: Study on millenials' comfort using Uber, Airbnb  

A study of 1,047 millennials who work with Uber and Airbnb — both as customers and as providers — shows how sharing platforms build trust. (More...)


MGA student brings Muslim perspective to research

Through a collaboration between Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Keough School’s Integration Lab, Ahmed Makki, a master's in Global Studies student, and his classmates conducted research on aid to Muslim refugees in Uganda. Makki, a practicing Muslim, brought valuable perspective: “Muslims are reluctant to engage with financial services that are not Islamic financial compliant.” It's the first time CRS has data on Muslim preferences for financial services. (More...)


Johnson Family Hall construction nears completion  

This coming fall, 225 undergraduate women will move into the University’s 32nd residence hall: Johnson Family Hall. Take a peek inside at some of the work as it nears completion. (Photo gallery)


Register for Storm the Stadium to honor those who serve

The stair-climbing challenge, Saturday, April 25, benefits the University’s military-connected students. Erin Corcoran, executive director of the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, participated in 2019. "I wanted to honor my sister who is a colonel in the U.S. Marines. I was also training for a trail marathon and was looking for races with inclines.” (More…)


University offers transitional employment to people living with mental illness

The unemployment rate for people with mental illness is 80 percent (compared to four percent for the general population). Notre Dame is working with Clubhouse of St. Joseph County to improve that statistic. (More…)


Spring professional development classes offered at discount

The Stayer Center for Executive Education has professional development classes, and faculty, staff and spouses may enroll with a 20 percent discount. (More...)


'It’s a gift,’ staff member says of free Ivy Tech program

Did you know full- and part-time staff can earn an associate degree in business administration or a business administration technical certificate through Ivy Tech for free? Amy Walter, formerly on the Building Services staff, learned about the program through work colleagues. (More...)


This Friday is a 'First Friday' 

In June, the Office of Digital Learning, in Flanner Hall, began to host "First Fridays @ Notre Dame" to meet others in the building. Since then, the once-a-month open house has grown into an occasion to meet faculty and staff from across campus. Departments, offices and institutes take turns hosting. The open house format features the services offered by the hosting body. This week's topic is how to use the educational benefit toward summer courses. (More...)


Data Haiku Contest winners announced

Love Data Week celebrates research, professional, community and personal data. The most popular and fun event was the Data Haiku Contest. (Click for poems.)
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