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Photo of the inside of the Basilica, where a priest says Mass to no one in the pews.

Faith & Service

Prayer in a plague: Easter and Passover in quarantine

The days leading up to Passover and Easter naturally conjure thoughts of plagues, isolation, restraint, darkness, remembrance, waiting, hope and deliverance, but under self-quarantine, these ancient spiritual themes are embodied in all-too-present physical realities. (More...)

Faith & Service

Couple uses their talents to fill need for the Church

Hearing the call to help their parish during the coronavirus crisis, Mark Witte, post-production manager in the Office of Digital Learning, and his wife, Heidi (above), created an online Children’s Liturgy of the Word. While it was created for Christ the King parishioners, it's a Sunday Gospel resource for anyone. Consider tuning in on Easter Sunday. (More...)


Exercise in probability validates social distancing

Not only does social distancing work to slow the spread of the virus, it’s an exercise in probability, according to Richard Sheehan, finance professor at the Mendoza College of Business. (More...)


Social distancing holds Sacraments at bay for this group

For months, 39 Notre Dame students and one faculty member have prepared to profess their faith and be received into the Catholic Church this Easter season at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Brett Perkins of Campus Ministry shares a reflection on the faith and resilience of a class that may not finish their journey together, but share a bond forever. (More...)


Cloth face coverings help control spread of virus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now encourage everyone to wear face masks in public, based on studies that show people with the coronavirus can transmit the disease before they show symptoms. The CDC offers pointers for how to make a cloth face covering (sew and no sew methods) and how to wear it. (More...)


Workshops: Navigating Market Volatility 

Are you concerned about your retirement savings during the recent economic downturn? Get answers to questions and more during upcoming online Fidelity workshops. (More...)
Photo of person looking into a microscope lens.


ND-developed devices could be used to detect coronavirus

Forty to 70 percent of coronavirus tests from throat swab samples returned false negatives at the onset of the coronavirus epidemic. Individuals receiving false negative results could continue to infect others. Sensitive diagnostic devices developed in the lab of Hsueh-Chia Changthe Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, could help. (More...)


Research in hibernation 

More than 300 laboratories across campus, most in science and engineering, are on hiatus, with the exception of coronavirus research. “For safety, we want to have as few people here as possible,” says Robert Bernhard, vice president for research. (More...)


Building Services goes high-tech to disinfect  

Custodians are using electrostatic disinfectant sprayers on campus. The sprayers emit charged particles that adhere to surfaces more completely, getting to hard-to-reach spaces. (More...)
Professor Chad Harms wearing a Hawaiin shirt standing in front of a grass hut with a Tiki Time sign.

Campus Community

Aloha! Professor tackles online learning with style

When the coronavirus pandemic shifted all of the University’s courses online in March, faculty members had to move fast to revamp their syllabi for digital delivery. And so Chad Harms, an associate teaching professor at the Mendoza College of Business, donned a floral patterned button-up shirt and got to work. (More...)
Laura Hollis, associate professor in the Mendoza College of Business and the Law School, records a class lecture, part of the University's coronavirus response. Someone arranged candles at the Grotto to form 202o, in celebration of the Class of 2020 who will celebrate the University's Commencement online this year. A chef in the Center for Cullinary Excellence pours gravy over mashed potatoes that will be frozen and served later.

Photo Gallery

This is "why we're called the 'Fighting Irish'"

In a video shared with the Notre Dame community last week, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said, "In recent weeks, you've shown that at Notre Dame we become stronger and more united when we fight through adversity." The proof is in the photos.
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