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Researchers partner with county to track down mosquitoes

Of the 54 species of mosquitoes in Indiana, about 10 are public health hazards. This summer, students and faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences began working with the St. Joseph County Health Department to boost surveillance efforts. Call them disease detectives. (More...)
P{icturedis hydrologist Diogo Bolster


The routine of a hydrologist: Diogo Bolster

In a new series inspired by The New York Times, Notre Dame Research shares the daily routines of its researchers. The first installment features Diogo Bolster. The department chair, professor and researcher describes himself as an “extroverted geek who gets excited about everything and anything that has to do with science.” (More...)
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Notre Dame Forum

The Oedipus Project, a production on climate change

As part of Notre Dame Forum, Theater of War Productions will present the virtual production of The Oedipus Project at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. Actors will read scenes from Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King” as a catalyst for a discussion on climate change. The ancient play is the story of arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, intergenerational curses, willful blindness and the ecological collapse of the archaic city of Thebes.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Faith and Sustainability

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew coming to Notre Dame

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Orthodox Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, will travel to the University on Thursday, Oct. 28, to receive an honorary degree and deliver an address on environmental stewardship. (More...)
"Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is one of the world’s most eminent and courageous religious leaders, and we are deeply honored that he will visit Notre Dame and receive an honorary degree. The spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide, he has been an inspiration for all humankind, especially on the themes of environmental care, support for migrants and religious liberty." — Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president 
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A conversation with... 

Matt Frakes. Meet the new director of sports nutrition

When Matt Frakes arrived at Notre Dame this summer, he brought with him a doctorate in nutrition and hospitality management with credentials as a registered dietitian-nutritionist. He also played football in high school and college. All that experience makes him the ideal person to lead the Fighting Irish to the training table. (More...)
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Health and Community 

Get a shot at two free Notre Dame football tickets

St. Joseph County residents who receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the clinic in the County-City Building in South Bend will receive two complimentary tickets to a select home Fighting Irish football game, while supplies last. (More...)

ND in the News 

America’s political scientists are worried about “lethal partisanship”

Erin Rossiter, an assistant professor of political science, told The Economist that even imagining a conversation with an opponent can cause at least a temporary reduction in hostility toward supporters of the other party. (NOTE: There is a pay wall to see this article.)
Irish Health virtual format on computer screen


Popular virtual format again for Irish Health benefits fair

Human Resources will hold the Irish Health benefits fair online again this year. The event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 20. Faculty and staff can learn more about benefits and meet with vendors who will offer live chats and on-demand presentations. (More...)
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