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Community News

ND produces 3D printed face shields to meet local need

Matthew Leevy, research associate professor and director of the IDEA Center Innovation Lab (pictured above), is working with faculty and staff to 3D print several thousand clear plastic face shields for local and regional medical systems.The lab can produce as many as 250 face shields per day, with the University donating all labor, materials and equipment. (More...)


Making Masks 

A shortage of face masks leads to a solution—the University’s seamstress Nina Ansimova could sew face masks and make them available to staff working on campus. Wieslawa Ruchniak, a laundry attendant crew leader, joined Ansimova in her efforts to keep staff safe. (More…)

Student Life

Corona Stories 

Students were shocked to hear during spring break that classes were going online. They had to process emotions, losses and worries. Seven students share, in their own words, where they were, where they are now, and how the pandemic has affected them. (More...)
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Residence halls secured for next several weeks

Food left in a dorm refrigerator for a week is one thing. Leaving it in there through a pandemic is another. Teams from Student Affairs, Maintenance and Building Services worked together, going through 31 residence halls, ensuring student rooms would be safe and pest-free through the pandemic. This meant discarding perishable food, unplugging refrigerators and small appliances and securing all windows. (More...)
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Pandemic prayer

Every day of the week, in the small chapel on the second floor of Mendoza College of Business, Rev. Arthur Joseph Ssembajja MBA '21 says Mass, alone. Amid the great emptiness on campus, he makes the one contribution he can toward battling the coronavirus. (More...)
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Technology enables new ways to learn, teach and work

The Office of Information Technologies mobilized 100+ technologists, project managers and administrators to pave the way for students, faculty and staff to learn, teach and work from home. They had less than two weeks to do it, and that's just the start of the story. (More...)
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Celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary in class

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22. Faculty are invited to take 10 minutes with students next week to consider humans' relationship with Earth. Resources can be found here. "Take 10 for the Planet" is a faculty-led initiative approved by the Provost and endorsed by the Faculty Senate. (More...)


Working remotely has its challenges. Let's hear them!

Mary Shafer is a wellness coach at the Wellness Center. The certified coaching professional helps clients identify challenges and make positive changes for health and well-being. She's happy to take your questions. Sue Ryan, director of media relations, asks how to unwind after work now that there's no commute. (More...)
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Accolades is a monthly NDWorks feature of faculty and staff accomplishments and recognitions that occur outside the University. The March/April list includes news about Mei-Chi Shaw, professor of mathematics, and Brittani Stutsman of Campus Dining.
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Community News

Robinson Shakespeare student up for national award

Robinson Shakespeare Company student, Monica Caponigro, won first place in the English Speaking Union (ESU) Shakespeare Monologue Competition in Indiana. Now, the Adams junior is in the running for the ESU’s People's Choice Award. Watch her performance. To vote for her, text NSC46 to 212-818-1200 by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 23. 
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Deadline extended to May 15 for students to apply

Due to significant feedback from students, submissions for the 2020 Library Research Award will be accepted through May 15. Faculty, please encourage students to apply. (More...)
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Alumni Association

Download an Irish Family Fun Pack 

In this season of social distancing, many of us are actually experiencing more family togetherness as we hunker down in our homes. The Alumni Association created this Irish Family Fun Pack to help pass the time. (Download.)
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