This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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A Decade of Progress

Since University leadership set out on a new path of research growth, faculty and researchers have achieved record funding, year after year, which is used to help the world combat disease, fight poverty, foster peace and care for the environment in 65 countries. (More...)


Task force to coordinate requests for coronavirus help

Notre Dame has responded to dozens of requests for assistance at the local, state and national levels since the coronavirus outbreak. To assist, the University has formed a task force to meet demand. (More...)
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Relaxing pandemic control measures may be bad idea

A new study at Notre Dame suggests social distancing measures may need to continue to avoid a resurgence of the coronavirus. “We will not be able to relax them completely until we have a vaccine," says the Alex Perkins, Eck Family Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. (More...)


Notre Dame remains true to its mission in all times

Senior Human Resources Consultant Sharon Hawkins has worked here for 21 years. She has witnessed how world events are felt at Notre Dame and how leadership, faculty and staff rise to meet the challenges. As she says, the University remains true to its mission... and there are always "gems of hope and goodness.” (More…)


Pastoral care in pandemic times

Campus Ministry chaplains are available to employees to offer pastoral or spiritual guidance. Staff chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., is happy that some have reached out to him during the pandemic. (More...)


Gender inequality during coronavirus lockdown

As millions are homebound in the wake of the pandemic, Estela Rivero, research associate with the Pulte Institute for Global Development, explores: Who bears the burden at home in times of uncertainty, change and anxiety? And how does that burden affect paid work productivity? (More...)
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Essayist considers 'the challenge before us'

"Still barely one quarter into 2020, everything feels different, as if an eon has passed but we don’t know what’s next," writes James McKenzie '71 PhD for Notre Dame Magazine. "We are all in seminar...The human species itself is working something out." (More...)  


Tips for being active while working remotely

Benefits Program Manager Rachel Otwinowski knows she's not getting in the same number of steps at home as she did on campus. In Ask a Wellness Coaches Martha Vanderheyden and Mary Shafer suggest tips for building in workday activity we may be missing. (More...)


Key projects on schedule, in spite of pandemic effect

While the pandemic has affected the construction trades and how crews perform their jobs, all major campus projects will be completed on time. (More...)
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Virtual Connections

Puzzled as to how to spend your free time? Try these.

Time in quarantine doesn't have to mean time without connection to Our Lady's University. The Office of Public Affairs and Communications' Multimedia and Strategic Content teams created a series of virtual jigsaw puzzles of images of beautiful places at Notre Dame. (More...)
Photo of tulips at Notre Dame that is also a puzzle.
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