This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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Thomas G. Burish, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at Notre Dame, will finish his 15-year term on July 1.


Outgoing provost Thomas G. Burish expresses gratitude

"It has been a great joy and privilege to return to my alma mater as provost and to work with the trustees, faculty, staff, students, alums, donors and others on the ambitious agenda articulated by Father John (Jenkins) to be a truly Catholic, truly pre-eminent research university,” said Thomas G. Burish, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost. (More...)
Photo of Notre Dame football players leading a Black Lives Matter march held on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19.

Diversity and Inclusion

Rally marks Juneteenth, supports Black Lives Matter

The University, the Athletic Department and its football program recognized and celebrated Juneteenth on Friday, June 19, with a rally on Irish Green and walk through campus. More than 1,500 people attended the event, which also supported Black Lives Matter. (Photo gallery...)

Diversity and Inclusion

Resources available, conference planned

Organizers of the Diversity and Inclusion conference offer selected resources for education, reflection and action. The conference, a day of learning, conversation and community-building, is planned for spring. (More...)
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Poverty declined after coronavirus-driven federal stimulus

This spring, the federal government committed $3 trillion to counter the economic effects of the pandemic and stave off a rise in poverty. A new approach developed by the Notre Dame Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities and the University of Chicago provides near-real-time data to determine when additional support may be needed as the pandemic persists. (More...)
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Photo is of Ron Grisoli, assistant director of Duncan Student Center, and Dan Semple, Duncan's program coordinator, reconfiguring furniture in the student center to accommodate social distancing guidelines.

Health and Safety

Social distancing in a (very) social setting

We're in Phase 2 of the planned return to campus, with most faculty and staff continuing to work remotely. But Ron Grisoli, assistant director of Duncan Student Center, on right in top photo, and Dan Semple, program coordinator, are back on campus. They're reconfiguring furniture in the student center to accommodate social distancing guidelines for the 2020-21 academic year. (Photos by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)


NDWorks reader comments on thoughtfulness of pharmacy staff

Chloe McCotter, digital news program manager in Media Relations, wrote NDWorks with a story idea. She wanted to shine a light on the customer service the Wellness Center pharmacy staff have provided during the pandemic. NDWorks interviewed pharmacy manager Vince Workman about their approach to serving customers. (More...)
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Eight CASE Circle of Excellence awards go to Notre Dame 

CASE, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, recently announced its annual Circle of Excellence award recipients. The University's Office of Public Affairs and Communications received seven and the Alumni Association was also honored. (More...)
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Upcoming meeting: All change is behavioral change

This virtual meeting will be held Tuesday, June 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Topics include why it’s so hard to make lasting changes, how the rational and emotional mind compete to impede a change effort and ways to effectively overcome these obstacles. Register by Monday, June 29, for a calendar invitation with the Zoom link. (More...)


OIT classes starting soon

The summer is a great time to learn a new skill or expand an older one with OIT training classes. OIT has classes all through July and into early August. All sessions are conducted via Zoom, so learning is just a few clicks away. (More...)
Research Uncorked Zoom event is scheduled tonight. The speaker is Christina Wolbrecht, director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. Click for more information on this event, titled “A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage”
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