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Nick Ratkay, the loading dock administrator at Duncan Student Center during the worst of the pandemic, now works in Risk Management and Safety


From the ground up

When the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020, the normally bustling Notre Dame campus became like a ghost town. Nick Ratkay, the loading dock administrator at Duncan Student Center, used that downtime to introduce an organizational system to the labyrinth of corridors that snake from the underground loading dock to the stadium and student center. 
ND in the News

US, allies aim to cap Russian oil prices to hinder invasion

As reported by the Associated Press last week: With thousands of sanctions already imposed on Russia to flatten its economy, the U.S. and its allies are working on new measures to starve the Russian war machine while also stopping the price of oil and gasoline from soaring to levels that could crush the global economy. The AP interviewed Christiane Baumeister, the Robert H. Lambert, Class of 1940, Helen B. Lambert, Mary E. Lambert, and Michael P. Lambert Professor of Economics, for her perspectives. 

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'Breathtaking' images from James Webb Space Telescope

NASA recently shared five highly anticipated images from the James Webb Space Telescope — delivering a spectacular portrait of deep space and a universe consisting of infinite galaxies, stars and wonder. Peter Garnavich, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, described the images as “breathtaking.”
NDPD Active Violence Preparedness

Campus Safety

Active Violence and Emergency Action Planning

The Notre Dame Police Department will have active violence and emergency action planning training for faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff will receive an email for the training through Endeavor, beginning this summer. Learn about support services, additional in-person training and when to contact NDPD. The short video above addresses campus safety in an active violence situation.
Painting of a simple cross.

Faith & Peace

Catholic peacebuilders bring hope amid the world’s crises

The Catholic Peacebuilding Network, whose secretariat is housed at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, sponsored a virtual conference, “Catholic Peacebuilding in Times of Crisis: Hope for a Wounded World." The conference included the message that international institutions play a vital role in peacebuilding.
“Achieving a positive peace based on justice and development is beyond the capability of any one state, no matter how powerful. … To make progress toward this end, states must act in concert, choosing cooperation over competition.” —  Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
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