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Notre Dame announces collaboration with AT&T for online master’s degree in data science

Author: Sue Lister

University of Notre Dame

In a data-driven economy, industry leaders rely increasingly on skilled professionals who can see the significance in data and use it to solve business challenges, create new opportunities and shape change. With a growing need for skilled data scientists, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with AT&T, has announced its new online master of science degree with a specialization in data science. This degree program will prepare graduates for careers as data scientists in a wide range of industry fields fields including management, marketing, information technology, government policy, health care, finance, education and scientific research.

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Quinn family provides $5 million gift for Phase II of Innovation Park

Author: Dennis Brown

Innovation Park

The late Thomas Quinn and his wife, Diane, have made a $5 million gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of the second phase of Innovation Park.

The Thomas H. and Diane G. Quinn Hall for Innovation and Change will be a 40,000-square-foot, three-level facility located on a 12-acre site immediately south of the Notre Dame campus on Angela Boulevard. Construction is expected to begin late this fall or early winter.

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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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Going green is for girls — but branding can make men eco-friendly

Author: Shannon Roddel

Is Eco-Friendly Unmanly? The Green-Feminine Stereotype And Its Effect On Sustainable Consumption

Studies show that men are not as environmentally friendly as women. Let’s face it, not too many “man caves” feature solar panels, recycle bins or posters of electric cars. It’s just not manly.

But could men be persuaded to go green? New research indicates the answer is yes — and it’s all about branding.

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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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