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Richard Notebaert named recipient of first Hesburgh-Stephan Medal

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Richard C. Notebaert

The University of Notre Dame will inaugurate a new award during its 171st University Commencement Ceremony May 15.

As the University looks forward to the 50th anniversary of its Board of Trustees, it will award the Hesburgh-Stephan Medal, named in honor of the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s 15th president, under whose leadership the Board was established, and Edmund A. Stephan, first chairman of the Board.

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Living Worlds Space Art Contest

Author: Brian Wallheimer and Marissa Gebhard

Living Worlds Space Art Contest

Nine elementary school students are winners in a contest in which they were asked to imagine and depict the unusual forms of life that might inhabit other planets.

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Columbia University dean appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization

Author: Paul Browne

Michael E. Pippenger

Michael E. Pippenger, Columbia University’s dean of undergraduate global programs and assistant vice president for international education, has been appointed vice president and associate provost for internationalization at the University of Notre Dame, Thomas G. Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, announced Friday (April 29). He succeeds J. Nicholas Entrikin, the inaugural occupant of the post, who will retire this summer.

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Notre Dame and Vatican Library to celebrate new collaboration

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The Promise Of The Vatican Library

The University of Notre Dame and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, or Vatican Library, will formalize a unique agreement of collaboration and exchange in a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. May 9 (Monday) in the Hesburgh Room of the Morris Inn, where Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church, will sign a memorandum of understanding.

The only such collaboration between the Vatican Library and any North American academic institution, the agreement will develop visits and informal exchanges of faculty, scholars, librarians and administrators; organize joint conferences, lecture series, art exhibitions, and musical and theatrical performances; and explore the development of joint programs of research.

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Nation’s largest chamber music competition to take place May 6-8

Author: Monika Spalinski

Fischoff Competition

Sponsored by the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association and hosted annually by Notre Dame over the course of three days, talented young musicians from around the world compete in three divisions: juniors, senior strings and senior winds. Ensembles may include brass quintets, string quartets, woodwind quintets, piano trios, saxophone quartets, string sextets, percussion ensembles, wind trios and an eclectic mix of winds and strings.

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EVENT RE-SCHEDULED: U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg highlight Financial Security Day program

Author: Sue Lister

Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin

To help individuals, families and small-business owners understand and improve their finances, the University of Notre Dame is bringing together national experts from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the financial wellness industry for Financial Security Day on May 2 (Monday) at the McKenna Conference Center on the Notre Dame campus. The program is co-sponsored by the United Way of St. Joseph County.

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Researchers begin high-tech study of Vatican courtyard

Author: Public Affairs & Communication


Vatican City, both the smallest sovereign state in the world and the administrative headquarters of its largest Christian Church, is also a United Nations World Heritage site. Among the series of architectural restoration projects planned or under way there, few are more significant than that of the Cortile del Belvedere, or Belvedere Courtyard, where a team of Notre Dame faculty and graduate students from the University’s School of Architecture and Department of Physics have begun an unprecedented study.

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Grammy Award-winning singer Michelle Williams shares message of empowerment

Author: Cidni Sanders

Michelle Williams Speaks To Notre Dame Administrators, Faculty And Staff At A Lunch And Learn Hosted By Notre Dame’s Office Of Institutional Equity In Partnership With The University’s Building Leadership Excellence Professional Development Program

Michelle Williams, award-winning singer, actress and entrepreneur, has been underestimated before. But she has never let that stop her from believing in and achieving her dreams. On Wednesday (April 20), Williams — widely known as being one-third of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female musical groups of all time — was the keynote speaker at a Lunch and Learn hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Institutional Equity in partnership with the University’s Building Leadership Excellence professional development program.

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Juniors Caleb Pine and Christa Grace Watkins named 2016 Truman Scholars

Author: Carrie Gates

Christa Grace Watkins, left, and Caleb "C.J." Pine

Established in 1975 as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the prestigious scholarship includes $30,000 in graduate study funds, priority admission and supplemental financial aid at select institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and internship opportunities within the federal government.

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Notre Dame family to celebrate third annual Notre Dame Day

Author: Sue Lister

The Dome In The Spring

The celebration will launch at 18:42 (6:42 p.m. EDT), referencing the University’s founding year, on April 24 and end at midnight on April 25. The 29-hour live broadcast from LaFortune Student Center will share inspiring and entertaining Notre Dame stories from around the world through interviews and celebrity guests. It also provides members of the Notre Dame family the opportunity to give back to areas of the University they love most through an online fundraising competition.

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Results of sexual misconduct climate survey released

Author: Dennis Brown

University of Notre Dame

More than 90 percent of students at the University of Notre Dame are familiar with and understand the University’s sexual misconduct and sexual assault policy, but 6 percent of women and 2 percent of men report they have personally experienced non-consensual sexual intercourse, and 19 percent of women and 4 percent of men experienced other forms of non-consensual sexual contact. Those are among the results of the Sexual Conduct and Campus Climate Questionnaire administered last year by Notre Dame. All enrolled students were invited to participate in the survey, and 38 percent responded.

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