Five distinguished leaders to join former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as Notre Dame honorary degree recipients

Author: Notre Dame News

The University of Notre Dame will bestow honorary degrees on five distinguished leaders in science, business, music and community service at its 178th University Commencement Ceremony on May 21. A sixth honorary degree will be presented to Juan Manuel Santos, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president of Colombia, who will deliver the principal commencement address

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Law School serves community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Author: Denise Wager

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

In the spirit of that call to action from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than 100 Notre Dame Law School students, faculty and staff spent time on Jan. 16 serving the greater South Bend community by volunteering for local nonprofit organizations during the Law School’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.  See full story here

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Service part of the mission for Notre Dame students

Author: Notre Dame News

Animated by its Catholic mission and values, the University of Notre Dame encourages and celebrates service as a fundamental aspect of a holistic education, inspiring in students a sense of solidarity with the global community and a genuine concern for the common good.

To that end, the University offers a variety of service-learning programs, such as NDBridge

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ND LEEF Hosts Halloween-themed Science Sunday

Author: Erin Blasko

The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will host a Halloween-themed Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend.

Students and faculty will lead demonstrations and hands-on activities around a variety of topics, from water filtration and the collection and identification of aquatic insects and zooplankton to groundwater resources, stream flow and watershed conservation.…

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Notre Dame Dedicates New Hydro Facility along St. Joseph River in South Bend

Author: Erin Blasko

The University of Notre Dame dedicated a new hydroelectric facility, ND Hydro, along the St. Joseph River during a ceremony Monday (Sept. 12) in downtown South Bend.

Situated along the riverbed beneath Seitz Park, the 2.5-megawatt facility started generating power for the University in May and has operated at about 70 percent capacity ever since based on spring and summer river levels.…

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Local students join Harper Cancer researchers' labs for the summer

Author: Brett Beasley

This summer, ten local high school students had the rare opportunity to conduct cancer research alongside University of Notre Dame professors. The experience was part of the Research Cures Cancer Corps (RC3), a new program from the Harper Cancer Research Institute at Notre Dame. The program aims to build a broader pipeline to careers in cancer research, an effort that cancer researchers say is crucial for making cancer treatments effective for all populations.…

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Changing the Face of Swimming: Notre Dame student-athlete leads effort to provide swim lessons to kids from all backgrounds

Author: Erin Blasko

As the son of a former college swimmer, Cason Wilburn was introduced to the water at a young age, before he could walk or even sit up.

“My mom taught me how to swim at like 6 weeks,” said Wilburn, a junior at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the men’s swimming and diving team. “She threw me in the water and made sure I was comfortable.”…

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Medieval Institute partners with Adams High School for hands-on course in medieval history

Author: Erin Blasko

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame recently welcomed to campus a group of students from John Adams High School in South Bend. The students, five boys and three girls, viewed centuries-old prints and manuscripts in the Hesburgh Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, as well as sculptures, jewelry and other decorative and fine art objects at the Snite Museum of Art.…

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Model for community-university partnerships can help revive Rust Belt cities

Author: Pat Milhizer

An interdisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame faculty is leading an effort to replicate an experiential learning model for attracting and retaining diverse STEM workforces in Rust Belt cities through university-community partnerships that strengthen quality of life.

The three-year project, Replication of a Community-Engaged Educational Ecosystem Model in Rust Belt Cities

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Minding the (Housing) Gap

Author: Erin Blasko

Notre Dame partners with the city of South Bend to encourage affordable infill development on vacant lots across the city

October 18, 2021

Each summer, Notre Dame’s Center for Civic Innovation (CCI), part of the College of Engineering, operates an internship program in partnership with local governments and organizations in South Bend and Elkhart aimed at understanding and addressing some of the region’s most pressing issues, from clean air, water and soil to food security and affordable housing. (FULL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS HERE)

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Dedication, blessing held for new Notre Dame Robinson Community Learning Center

Author: Erin Blasko

The Notre Dame Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) held a blessing and dedication Tuesday (Sept. 21) for its new home at Eddy and Howard streets in South Bend, across from the new Trader Joe’s store at Eddy Street Commons.

The event, which was delayed from last year because of the pandemic, featured remarks from Notre Dame Executive Vice President Shannon Cullinan

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