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Cal Petersen to Turn Pro

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Dan Colleran | May 31, 2017

Cal Petersen

University of Notre Dame junior goaltender Cal Petersen will forego his last year of eligibility with the intention of signing a National Hockey League contract this summer, the Waterloo, Iowa, native announced on Wednesday (May 31). Read More

Global Gateway Research Awards

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Notre Dame Research and Notre Dame International have provided four research groups with grants from the Global Gateway Faculty Research Awards program for 2017. Read More

His Last Game

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We were supposed to be driving to the pharmacy for his prescriptions, but he said just drive around for a while, my prescriptions aren’t going anywhere without me, so we just drove around. We drove around the edges of the college where he had worked and we saw a blue heron in a field of stubble, which is not something you see every day. Read More

Bjork Joins the Boston Bruins

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Dan Colleran | May 30, 2017

University of Notre Dame junior forward Anders Bjork has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins the National Hockey League team announced on Tuesday morning (May 30).

A fifth-round pick by Boston in the 2014 NHL Draft (146th overall), Bjork posted a career-high 52 points on 21 goals and 31 assists as a junior while leading the Irish to the 2017 Frozen Four. He was named a Second Team East CCM/AHCA All-American and earned First Team Hockey East All-Star honors. Read More

Five Irish Headed to Eugene

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Megan Golden | May 28, 2017


For the 26th straight season, the University of Notre Dame track and field team will compete for an NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon, in June. The Irish concluded the NCAA East Regional with a total of five athletes qualified for outdoor nationals. 
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Notre Dame Alumnus Named Bishop

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Pope Francis has named William A. Wack the 6th Bishop for the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese. "I am thrilled to be here and I am hoping that this will be a long tenure," explained Wack. Read More

Immunotherapy Team Shares Grand Prize

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Tweaking the immune system with therapies to target and kill cancer cells has been a promising advancement for cancer research, but the current methods used by many companies Read More

Rowing Wraps Up Day 1 at NCAA Championship

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UND.COM | May 26, 2017


The University of Notre Dame rowing team finished up competition on the first day of the NCAA Championship at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey on Friday, May 26. All three Irish boats, the Varsity Eight, Second Varsity Eight and Varsity Four, competed in two races on the day and will move on to semifinal action on Saturday morning. Read More

In Character

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Cast members for the Robinson Shakespeare Company’s production of Cymbeline are reading scenes together for the first time. The vibe is loose and informal, recess meets rehearsal. Laughter and side conversations fill the large multipurpose space of Notre Dame’s Robinson Community Learning Center with the white noise of a classroom before the bell rings. Read More

The Right Side of the Road

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Father Hesburgh would drive the Amish buggy. I would follow along in my car and pick up Father Ted and our dear friend David Luthy ’65 at the end of their joyride. David figured that the man who had piloted a submarine and flown in the world’s fastest airplane should check an Amish buggy off his “bucket list” of cool rides. David is Amish. Read More

Tranquill Named to Lott Trophy Watch List

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UND.COM | May 23, 2017


University of Notre Dame senior safety Drue Tranquill was named to the 2017 Lott Trophy Watch List by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation.

Tranquill started all 12 games at safety for the Irish in 2017. He led the team with 52 solo tackles and ranked second in total tackles with 79. Tranquill added two pass breakups, two tackles for loss and one interception. His 79 stops last season fall just outside of the top-10 single-season tackle totals for an Irish defensive back. Glenn Earl Read More

David Veselik

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David was one of three recipients of the Dockweiler Awards for the 2016–2017 academic year. Read More

Growing Up Ted

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Before he was president of Notre Dame, before he appeared on the cover of Time magazine, before The Nation named him “the most influential cleric in America,” before he was chair of the U.S Civil Rights Commission or served as the Vatican’s representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, before he became a confidant of presidents and a familiar of popes Read More

Record Number Receive Fulbright Awards

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A record 38 current University of Notre Dame students and alumni have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to study abroad in 2017-18. Read More

A visit to Fr. Hesburgh's Office

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Inside the office of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, on the 13th floor of the University of Notre Dame campus library that bears his name, is a scene frozen in time. Read More

Five Earn All-America Honors

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Robby Hamman | May 24, 2017

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Five University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse players earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike All-America honors, headlined by three first-team selections Garrett Epple Read More

Steiner Awards Honor Excellence

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The College of Engineering is pleased to announce the winners of the Thomas A. Steiner Award. They will have a great impact on their individual fields and the lives of those with whom they come in contact. Read More

Michael K. Addo

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Notre Dame Law School has selected Michael K. Addo to be director of the London Global Gateway Law Program. He will start July 1. Read More

Robinson Named Arthur Ashe Award Winner

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Joanne Norell | May 23, 2017

Monica Robinson

For the first time in the history of the University of Notre Dame women's tennis program, the Irish can boast a national ITA/Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award winner.

That honor went to 2017 graduate and captain Monica Robinson Read More

2017 Commencement Mass Reflections

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Rev. Martin Junge: Dear graduates, friends, dear sisters and brothers in Christ. It is time to face it. There is so much more that unites than what divides us. Read More

Masked Magician

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It’s hard to overstate just how good a fencer Kiefer is. The Versailles, Kentucky, native has excelled at every level of the sport, competing at two Olympic Games, winning four NCAA individual championships in her weapon — foil — and leading the Notre Dame fencing program to its ninth NCAA team championship in March. Read More

ACC Baseball Championship Next Stop For Irish

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Michael Scholl | May 21, 2017 

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The Notre Dame baseball team will play in its second ACC Baseball Championship this week in Louisville, Kentucky. The Irish are set to tangle with top-seeded Louisville and eight-seed Florida State as part of Pool A. The winner of each of the four pools moves on to semifinal action on Saturday, May 27. Read More

Caleb Pine: 2017 Valedictory Address

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Four years ago, I also traveled a long way to come to Notre Dame. I grew up for 18 years in China. When I was 4 months old, my parents moved to China inspired by their faith to work in education. Read More

Dick Notebaert: 2017 Grad School Address

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"Father Jenkins, Provost Burish, Dean Carlson, distinguished faculty, staff, family and friends. And especially you, the members of the graduating class of 2017. This is a special day. A day to celebrate." Read More

Commencement Webcast Schedule

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Commencement Weekend promises to be filled with memorable moments and opportunities to reminisce with your graduating student. Don't miss a second of the weekend with this full webcast schedule. Read More

Four-time National Champion Lee Kiefer Leaves Lasting Legacy

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Tobias Hoonhout | May 19, 2017

Lee Kiefer

For Lee Kiefer, fencing has always been about family.

The daughter of Steven Kiefer, who fenced collegiately at Duke, Lee was exposed to the sport at a young age, along with her older sister Alexandra — who fenced at Harvard — and brother Axel — a current Notre Dame sophomore and foilist who was named a second-team All-American this past season. But over time, she began to forge her own path, resulting in her committing to Notre Dame. Once again, it was family that drew her in. Read More

Meet the 2017 Laetare Medalist

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It’s late in the afternoon, and in between rapid-fire meetings with homies waiting patiently outside the glass wall of his office, Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. is reflecting on the hundreds of photos Read More

Researchers Receive Prestigious Awards

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized 10 University of Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.  Read More