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Cason Wilburn, a member of the Notre Dame swim team, holds his breath under water.


Changing the face of swimming

As the son of a former college swimmer, Cason Wilburn was introduced to the water before he could walk or even sit up. He started swimming competitively at the age of 4. Now the student-athlete leads an effort to provide swim lessons to kids from all backgrounds. 
“I feel like everyone should know how to swim. Especially members of communities of color who don’t have as much access to pools." — Cason Wilburn, junior 
Leonya Emerson, 15, left, and Jai’Kerriah Johnson, 16, wipe down exercise equipment in one of the hotel fitness rooms.

Campus & Community

Pilot program introduces teens to ND as an employer

Notre Dame is not immune to the labor shortage. It's been challenging to find and retain talent for hospitality positions. So the University turned to the community and found a partner looking for ways to engage teenagers in meaningful activities. A pilot employment program was born. 


Speaker announced for special 2020 commencement ceremony

John F. Crowley, a Notre Dame alumnus and parent who has tirelessly pursued a cure for the rare disease that afflicts two of his children, will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary degree May 29 at a special commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020.
ND in the News

CNN reports on dangerous chemicals found in food wrappers

Alarming levels of dangerous chemicals known as PFAS were discovered in food packaging at a number of well-known fast food and fast-casual restaurants and grocery store chains. CNN interviewed physics professor Graham Peaslee, who has conducted similar research on PFAS found in products like makeup and firefighter gear.
Gary Lamberti and Jennifer Tank


Ecologists honored by Society for Freshwater Science

The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) has recognized Gary Lamberti and Jennifer Tank, of the Department of Biological Sciences, with 2022 SFS Career Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to advancing freshwater science through research, translating this science into policy or social action and service to society. 
Greg Gage delivers a lecture titled “Neuroscience for Everyone.”


WNIT to air College of Science’s Christmas Lecture

The inaugural Christmas Lecture — “Neuroscience for Everyone” — hosted by the College of Science will air on WNIT (PBS) on Wednesday, April 20. The lecture was delivered in December by Greg Gage — a neuroscientist at the University of Michigan, chief executive officer of Backyard Brains and a TED fellow.
Congratulations to those celebrating service anniversaries this month.
Easter Sunday Buffet at Rohr's. Click for information.
Celebrate Holy Week and Easter with Campus Ministry. Click.
Photo of Ruby Gallegos of Building Services stands next to a Thank You poster on the 5th floor of Grace Hall.

Campus Community (photos)

ND community shows appreciation to custodians

National Cleaning Week was last week. It was a chance to recognize the University's frontline workers who make our work spaces clean and safe. Campus partners shared their gratitude with Building Services staff and NDWorks Weekly readers shared photos and their thanks.
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