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Giving to United Way is down and the need is great 

United Way funds 26 local nonprofits through its annual campaign to which faculty and staff contribute. “The campaign is about sustaining our nonprofit partners and helping make them whole and to be able to continue operating the same programs they were pre-COVID,” Jensen said. "So many sources of revenue have decreased drastically while costs have increased drastically.” While donations are down this year, it's not too late to give. (More...)
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Faculty in science, engineering named AAAS fellows 

Three faculty members at the University of Notre Dame have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The election of AAAS fellows is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. (More...)
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Global warming likely to increase disease risk for animals 

Changes in climate can increase infectious disease in animals, researchers found — with the possibility that these diseases could spread to humans. The study, conducted by scientists at Notre Dame, University of South Florida and University of Wisconsin-Madison, supports the theory that the greatest risk in cold climate-adapted animals occurs as temperatures rise, while the risk for those in warmer climates occurs as temperatures fall. (More...)
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Health and Wellness

Managing holiday stress made worse by a pandemic

Stress around the holidays, including the loss of a loved one, shared child custody schedules and financial worries can be overwhelming any year, but 2020 is not any year. This time there are added (major) stressors, including pandemic fears that will keep us apart from some loved ones, as well as national issues like racial unrest and a polarizing presidential election. Adam Dell, a clinical psychologist at the Notre Dame Wellness Center, has tips. (More...)
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Health and Wellness

Work out with Wellbeats for free in December

If you are looking for a free fitness option that keeps you out of the cold, RecSports has the answer. You can gain access to Wellbeats, a virtual fitness app, for free and work out at home. New fitness classes have even been added. Hear from a staff member and retiree about their experiences with Wellbeats. (More...)
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Work Tools

Introducing the University’s contract management system

Procurement Services and the Office of General Counsel announce the addition of contractsND, an easy-to-use University contract system that debuts Monday, Dec. 14. With contractsND, all contracts will be digitized and stored in a central repository, providing a way for stakeholders to search for and review various University contracts. Find training videos, FAQs and upcoming demonstration sessions on Procurement's website. (More...). 
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Robinson Community Learning Center auction goes online

The Robinson Community Learning Center will host its annual Holiday Gift Auction remotely this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event will take place online through Dec. 5. (More...)
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Taste that! (Recipes)

Rohr's chefs know how to get a holiday party started 

Start your holiday meal off with these two special dishes from Rohr's. Carrot soup and beet salad add fresh taste and color to this festive season. (More...)
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