Ted Fox | August 1, 2017
Richard E. Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named interim director of Notre Dame California. He succeeds Patrick J. Flynn, Duda Family Professor of Engineering, who served as interim director from July 2016 through June of this year. As of July 1, Flynn assumed the position of chair of the University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Among other accomplishments during Flynn’s tenure, Notre Dame California launched its Silicon Valley Semester (SVS), which allows a select group of Notre Dame juniors majoring in computer science and engineering to spend their spring semester living, studying, and working in Palo Alto. The SVS consists of both Notre Dame coursework and credit-bearing internships at companies including Kyndi, OpsPanda, Intuit, QuakeFinder, Stryker, and AT&T.