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Living Stones 

Students studying at the University of Notre Dame at Tantur in Jerusalem experience the holy pilgrimage sites, but also much more. The curriculum is designed to allow students to engage with the people in the region who are living amid religious and political tension and conflict. This is the third in a three-part series produced by Strategic Content that includes podcasts, videos and photographs. (More...)


Helping Italian dioceses address seismic risks

Given that Italy is prone to earthquakes, determining how to prioritize the protection of buildings can be complicated. Notre Dame researchers are completing a seismic risk assessment of 72 churches, some of which are thousands of years old, throughout the country. (More...)


Morris Inn honored as the Sustainability Champion

The Morris Inn was recently honored as the Sustainability Champion at the 2019 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence reception at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The hotel is LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and includes many sustainable technologies. Senior Director Joe Kurth accepted the award on the hotel’s behalf. (More...)

Sustainability (video)  

How does Grind2Energy work? 

Maybe you've seen the large blue barrel-shaped vessels outside the dining halls and wondered, "What are those things?" Like the label says, "We're turning food scraps into energy." Grind2Energy prepares food waste to be converted to clean, renewable energy. Notre Dame is the second school in the nation to invest in the innovative food-waste recycling system. (More...)


Research Uncorked

Cara Ocobock, assistant professor of anthropology, is the next speaker in the Research Uncorked series held at Ironhand Vineyard’s wine bar, located along the St. Joseph River at 1025 Northside Blvd. in South Bend. Ocobock's research program integrates human biology and anthropology to study human performance in extreme conditions. The event takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. (More...)


Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Jocie Antonelli, the nutrition services program director in Campus Dining, offers facts behind the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Where did this phrase even come from and are apples deserving of this reputation? (More..)


Mammograms: Dec. 4 & 12

Mammograms will be available on campus on two dates in December. This preventive offering is available annually at no cost to female Notre Dame faculty and staff enrolled in a University medical plan (Anthem), beginning at age 40.

University Enterprises and Events

Holiday gift ideas

A limited number of seats are still available for the Billy Joel concert. Plus, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore has Billy Joel gear. Make bookstore purchases in person to get the 20 percent employee discount.

Alumni and Friends

Notre Dame Family Wines for the Holidays

As you make plans to celebrate this season, consider including Notre Dame Family Wines. All vintages are highly rated and are crafted by alumni and friends. Orders placed by Saturday, Dec. 7, will be delivered in time for Christmas. Place orders at wines.nd.edu.      


There's still time to give to the United Way Campaign   

According to the local United Way, four in 10 families in St. Joseph County struggle to meet basic needs. Notre Dame faculty and staff consistently step up to help reduce that number. Our employees donate more to the agency than any workforce in the county. Your contribution to the United Way helps. (More...) 

Community News

Add service to your holiday to-do list...

There may be no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to make the season brighter for those in need. If you’re looking for ways to serve as a family, with friends and/or as an office, here are ideas from agencies that partner with the Office of Public Affairs. If your work team takes part in a holiday service adventure, email photos to ndworks@nd.edu for possible use in future editions of the newsletter. (More...)
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