Notre Dame receives $25 million gift for O’Neill Hall

Author: Dennis Brown

O’Neill Hall

The gift was made to the University by Helen Schwab and her husband, Charles, in honor of her brother Joe O’Neill. O’Neill Hall joins Corbett Family Hall and the Duncan Student Center as the three structures surrounding Notre Dame Stadium, and will be a six-story, 100,000-square-foot building for the Department of Music, the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program and hospitality space, with completion scheduled for August.

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Notre Dame finalizes agreement to construct hydro facility on St. Joseph River

Author: Dennis Brown

South Bend and Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame and the South Bend Board of Parks have reached an agreement on a 50-year lease that gives the University rights to construct and operate a hydroelectric generation facility on the dam in the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend. The agreement was approved Monday (Dec. 12) by the park board’s commissioners.

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Notre Dame’s Father John Jenkins responds to a postage stamp to honor Father Hesburgh

Author: Dennis Brown

USPS stamp honoring Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Responding to the United States Postal Service’s announcement Tuesday (Sept. 20) that it will issue a stamp next year honoring the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said: “It’s fitting that the United States recognizes Father Hesburgh’s contributions to our nation and the world in a medium that will literally transport his legacy to households across America and around the world.”

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Dennis Brown

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Tuesday (Aug. 30).

An associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, Ginsburg will engage in a dialogue on a wide range of issues with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ann Claire Williams, a Notre Dame alumna and Trustee.

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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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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: Emeritus Trustee John Brademas

Author: Dennis Brown

John Brademas

John Brademas, an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Notre Dame, an 11-term congressman and a former president of New York University, died July 11. He was 89.

A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, Brademas was elected to Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees in 1983 and served for 33 years, the last 19 as an emeritus member.

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Calling for closer ties, Father Jenkins decries insults directed at Mexico

Author: Dennis Brown

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

Calling recent insults to Mexico and its people “churlish, insulting political theater,” the president of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said Friday (July 8) that he is dedicated to strengthening the University’s presence in that nation’s academic, government, corporate and Church sectors.

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Notre Dame to steward Newman University Church in Dublin

Author: Dennis Brown

Interior of Newman University Church in Dublin. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0.

The University of Notre Dame has agreed to steward Newman University Church in Dublin, and to found there the Notre Dame–Newman Center for Faith and Reason. Built by the then-rector of University College Dublin, Blessed John Henry Newman, the church opened in 1856 and has since been an iconic landmark in Dublin’s city center and a testament to the harmony of faith and reason. Newman would later be named a cardinal of the Catholic Church, and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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