This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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Tony Polotto, director of quality assurance, poses at a construction site with a mask on his face.


Pandemic impacts construction routines on campus

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the construction trades. “Our contractors implemented major changes on the job sites right away in an attempt to keep everyone safe,” says director of quality assurance Tony Polotto, pictured above. (More...)
Photo of magnolia tree outside of LaFortune Hall Photo of tulips outside the basilica.

Photo Gallery 

Campus is in full bloom, but it's empty without you

During Friday's livestreamed Town Hall, Father Jenkins commented on the stunning beauty of campus in full bloom, but also how “’s empty without you.” University photographer Matt Cashore is one of the few still on campus. See spring at Notre Dame through his eye. (More...)

A Conversation With...

Physians on the Emergency Operations Center team

Two physicians — one with University Health Services and the other with the Wellness Center — have been providing care to patients and advice to University administrators since before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Dennis Brown, assistant vice president for news and media relations, interviews Drs. Kathy Cohoon and Ben Garman. (More...)
Photo of trees from a ground view.


Amid pandemic, climate scientists imagine Earth Day 2070 

Notre Dame climate scientists are sheltering in place, teaching students remotely while much of their field research is on hold. But this doesn't stop these seven professors from imagining what the planet will look like in 50 years. (More...)

Faith and Research

Ramadan under quarantine

Muslims worldwide entered Ramadan, the most sacred month in Islam, with millions of people still under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. How will the month-long season be shaped by social distancing? (More...)
Photo of buildings that surround the stadium: Corbett, Duncan and O'Neill.


Notre Dame earns LEED Gold for Duncan, O'Neill, Corbett

The University received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for the design, construction and operation of Duncan Student Center, O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall which flank Notre Dame Stadium. (More...)


Renovated for new role

Fifty years after the construction of the Hesburgh Library, leaders re-imagined the library’s role for the next 50, transforming the building's layout and services for the digital age. (More...)
Taste of Technology 2020


Make the most of social distancing

Staff, faculty and their dependents can use educational benefits to pay tuition for one three-credit course each summer. Click to browse classes. Email questions to


I miss the social interaction side of work. Any ideas?

NDWorks Managing Editor Natalie Davis Miller invited Wellness Coach Mary Shafer to answer some questions for this installment of Ask a Wellness Coach, including: What is a wellness coach? What is self-care? Any ideas to bridge the social distance with my coworkers? I miss them! (More...)
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