Notre Dame president and four others to participate in Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Author: Sue Lister

Notre Dame Avenue Entrance

A statewide torch relay, which kicked off on Sept. 9 as part of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, is scheduled to pass through St. Joseph County this weekend. On Saturday (Oct. 8), the torch will travel through parts of St. Joseph County, including the University of Notre Dame campus, in the hands of five Notre Dame representatives who have been selected as local torchbearers, including University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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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 including management, marketing, information technology, government policy, health care, finance, education and scientific research.

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Notre Dame holds ribbon cutting for new Turbomachinery Laboratory

Author: Sue Lister

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

Nearly two years ago to the day of the ribbon cutting, the University of Notre Dame announced a plan to build a $36 million turbomachinery research and testing laboratory at Ignition Park in South Bend. On that day, June 25, 2014, the University and its project partners — the City of South Bend, Great Lakes Capital, the state of Indiana and Indiana Michigan Power — unveiled a vision for the new Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL), a high-powered research laboratory to analyze and advance the technology of gas turbine engines used for jet aircraft, power generation plants and the oil and gas industry.

Tuesday (June 7), the 25,000-square-foot facility was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring University leaders and researchers along with community, state and private sector representatives. Researchers at the NDTL will study aerodynamics, thermodynamics and structural mechanics of parts of large rotating machines, with a focus on things such as vibration, stability, flow and efficiency.

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Notre Dame participates in 7th Annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange to support athletics in Chinese higher education

Author: Sue Lister

Jonathan Noble

The University of Notre Dame will take part in two programs this summer to strengthen cooperation and support the growth of amateur athletics in Chinese higher education.

Assistant Provost for Internationalization Jonathan Noble is scheduled to speak Tuesday (June 7) in Beijing at a signing ceremony between Notre Dame and the Federation of University Sports China (FUSC), inaugurating a Chinese athletic administrator training program on the Notre Dame campus this summer. The signing ceremony is part of the seventh annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), a conference to promote and strengthen ties between the United States and China in the fields of education, culture, health, science and technology, sports and women’s issues.

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Student donations support local charities and families at annual Old2Gold sale

Author: Sue Lister

Old2Gold sale

For the 12th year, the University of Notre Dame will hold the Old2Gold sale, a “yard sale” of student donations that supports local charitable organizations. Old2Gold will take place on June 11 (Saturday) at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend. Typically held at Notre Dame Stadium, Old2Gold will take place again this year at the fairgrounds due to ongoing construction surrounding the stadium.

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Notre Dame to confer 3,065 degrees during Commencement ceremonies May 14-15

Author: Sue Lister

2015 Commencement

Degrees will be conferred on 2,163 undergraduates at Notre Dame’s 171st University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday. Retired U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree. Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner will receive the 2016 Laetare Medal (lay-TAH-ray), the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.

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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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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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The Shirt 2016 to be unveiled on April 15

Author: Sue Lister

The 2015 version of The Shirt is formally unveiled at the Hammes Bookstore

The Shirt 2016 will be unveiled outside the Hammes Bookstore at the University of Notre Dame April 15 (Friday) during a celebration beginning at 4 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public and will feature entertainment from student groups, food, giveaways and special guests, along with this year’s edition of The Shirt.

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Pamela Nolan Young named director for academic diversity and inclusion

Author: Sue Lister

Pamela Nolan Young

Pamela Nolan Young has been appointed to the newly created role of director for academic diversity and inclusion at the University of Notre Dame. Young, who received her juris doctor degree from the Notre Dame Law School, brings more than 25 years of experience to the University in the areas of diversity and inclusion, equal opportunity, education and law.

As a member of the University’s Provost Office staff, Young will coordinate the academy’s diversity and inclusion efforts, with an eye toward enhancing Notre Dame’s faculty climate.

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Renowned microbiologist Rita Colwell to receive Notre Dame honorary degree

Author: Sue Lister

Rita Colwell (photo courtesy of Rita Colwell)

Rita Colwell, a molecular microbiologist whose research focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health, will receive a doctor of science honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 171st University Commencement Ceremony on May 15 (Sunday). She joins six previously announced honorary degree recipients.

Currently a Distinguished University Professor at both the University of Maryland and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, she has spent her career working as a researcher, educator and leader within the science sector.

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Graduate students on the clock to explain research, win competition

Author: Sue Lister

Three Minute Thesis competition

Nine University of Notre Dame graduate students will compete for prize money and a bid to the regional championships during the Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday (March 16). Known as 3MT, the competition features graduate students across all disciplines explaining their research in clear and succinct language appropriate for an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike, all within three minutes.

3MT competitors address a live audience and panel of judges with a single static slide accompanying their presentations. The students are vying for monetary prizes, and the Notre Dame winner will claim a spot in the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 3MT regional competition in Chicago on April 8.

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Father Jenkins leads University delegation to South America

Author: Sue Lister

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will lead a University delegation on a week-long trip to three South American countries in order to strengthen relationships and grow Notre Dame’s presence in academic, Church and government sectors there.

The trip begins Sunday, March 6, in Santiago, Chile, where the delegation will spend three days meeting with government and academic leaders. Highlighting the trip will be audiences with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and with Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, who also serves as the great chancellor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He was appointed cardinal by Pope Francis in January 2014.

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