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In ‘Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh,’ Schmuhl paints a warm portrait of former president

Author: Brittany Collins Kaufman

"Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record" by Robert Schmuhl

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, was one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education and national affairs and a well-known figure on campus. In the 1960s, a student named Robert Schmuhl, covering what Father Hesburgh called “the student revolution” for the Associated Press, began what would be a lifelong relationship with the president.

Schmuhl, now the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism at Notre Dame, kept a unique relationship with Father Hesburgh, starting more than half a century ago as a student journalist on the campus beat and evolving into a friendship that lasted until Father Hesburgh’s death in 2015.

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Rock musician, producer Todd Rundgren to serve as artist-in-residence

Author: Dennis Brown

Todd Rundgren

Singer, songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren will serve as an artist-in-residence for the Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) at the University of Notre Dame from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1.

During his residency, Rundgren will teach several classes, work with students and teachers in the South Bend/Mishawaka community, perform with student bands in a concert Oct. 1 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, organize an on-campus collection of used musical instruments for national redistribution to music students in need and, in conjunction with his Spirit of Harmony Foundation, present an award to Notre Dame alumnus Bill Hurd.

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In Memoriam: Joseph C. Hogan, dean emeritus of College of Engineering

Author: Michael O. Garvey

In memoriam: Joseph Hogan

Joseph C. Hogan, dean emeritus of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering, died Thursday (Aug. 18) at Friendship Village in Tempe, Arizona. He was 94.

A native of St. Louis, Hogan was graduated from Washington University in 1943 with a degree in electrical engineering. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and saw action in the Philippines during the closing days of World War II before continuing engineering studies at the University of Missouri and the University of Wisconsin, from which he earned his doctoral degree.

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Sept 2016 Ndworks

September NDWorks

The September issue of NDWorks is now available. Click here to read a copy of the publication written specifically for faculty and staff.

Read the special Auxiliary Operations pull-out section, too.