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A Souvenir That Stays Here

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Like the archival riches he described, Nick Walton of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust overflowed with knowledge of William Shakespeare’s plays and the vast diversity of their productions over the centuries. Read More

Gov. Holcomb to Speak at ND Trail Kickoff

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Eric J. Holcomb, governor of Indiana, will attend the opening ceremony of the Notre Dame Trail, a two-week pilgrimage celebrating the 175th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame. Read More

Sacred Music Awarded Grant

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Notre Dame has received a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the Sacred Music at Notre Dame (SMND) program and its transformative work with graduate students and the community. Read More

Our Shaggy Dog Story

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In between the screams over the phone from my 17-year-old daughter, I could only make out a few actual words. It sounded like she said the dog had been hit. Maybe with a car. Maybe by her. Impossible to say from her unstrung wailing. Read More

Head to Toe

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Spring break is imminent. Weeks of rehearsals, along with school, jobs and the other demands on their lives, the actors are ready for some down time. Director Christy Burgess feels the same way, but they have many metric feet to go before they rest.  Read More

Symphony of Humility

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Boy, did I ever come to regret that comment. Nursing school about knocked me out and I developed a deep respect for those who survive. Now that I’m a nursing instructor myself, I feel obliged to eat my words on a regular basis. Read More

Three Former Irish Fencers Win Team Medals At World Championships

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Joanne Norell | July 26, 2017


On Wednesday, American Gerek Meinhardt (‘13, ‘15 MBA) and Poland’s Ewa Nelip (‘13) snared medals for their respective teams as well. In men’s foil, Meinhardt and the U.S. cruised through the first four rounds, defeating Guatemala 45-12, Poland 45-24, Korea 45-34 and Russia 45-29. That set up a tryst with Italy in the final, but the U.S. gave up a seven-point lead and ultimately fell 45-41 to claim silver. Read More

Women's Lacrosse Continues Academic Success

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Leigh Torbin | July 26, 2017

Women S Lacrosse

The continued dual success streak of the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse program officially extended into a sixth year under head coach Christine Halfpenny on Wednesday. The Irish have yet to miss the NCAA Championships under Halfpenny’s watch and, today, the program also earned its sixth IWLCA Academic Honor Squad designation for having earned a team cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Read More

Graduate School Earns ALE Honors

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The Distinguished Innovative Practice Award recognized the Notre Dame Graduate School’s unique leadership training model for those in STEM fields.  Read More

Select-A-Seat Returns Aug 5

Author: Daily Domer Staff

UND.COM | July 26, 2017

Select A Seat

University of Notre Dame men's basketball fans looking to purchase season tickets for the 2017-18 campaign will have a unique opportunity to not only buy their tickets but also to select where their season seats will be located. The third annual Select-A-Seat event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Read More

’98 J.D. nominated for U.S. Attorney

Author: Daily Domer Staff

An alumnus of Notre Dame Law School has been nominated for U.S. attorney for the District of Wyoming. If confirmed, Mark A. Klaassen, ’98 J.D., will serve as the chief federal law enforcement office. Read More

Another Anniversary

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Every year — along about commencement season — the Notre Dame lakefronts become toddler playgrounds for fuzzy little ducks and geese. Waddling in the grass, stumbling and scooting to keep up, trailing mothers single file, they eventually skim the placid waters like little bathtub toys. Read More

World Championships Underway for Plaschka

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Leigh Torbin | July 23, 2017


Rising senior Justin Plaschka kicked off the first of his four events at the 17th FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday by swimming in the 50 meter butterfly, placing 41st in the world out of 82 entrants in a time of 24.62. Read More

Jacobs to Compete with U-23 WNT

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Megan Golden | July 21, 2017


University of Notre Dame women’s soccer sophomore Natalie Jacobs was selected to the Under-23 Women’s National Team roster on Friday for its camp in Seattle, Washington, from July 21-28.
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Monsoon Study Receives Funding

Author: Daily Domer Staff

For nearly 1 billion people living on the subcontinent of India, monsoon rainfall provides water for agriculture, drinking water and hydroelectricity production. Read More

ND Ranks Among Most Beautiful Campuses

Author: Daily Domer Staff

With a crew of approximately 45 employees strong, Landscape Services maintains more than 1,250 acres of campus property by using several sustainable practices and plantings. Read More

Interdisciplinary Team Wins NSF Funding

Author: Daily Domer Staff

When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October 2016, Kellogg Faculty Fellows Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Alexandros Taflanidis knew their team had to get on the ground immediately. Read More

Naval Force Science and Technology Expo

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The expo is described as the premier science and technology event for the Navy and Marine Corps, drawing several thousand attendees that come to hear from technical experts and senior naval leaders. Read More

Cancer Foundation Grants Winners

Author: Daily Domer Staff

We are pleased to announce the awardees of the 2017 Walther Cancer Foundation Cancer Cure Venture (CCV) and Interdisciplinary Interface Training Program (IITP) grants. Read More

Shoemaker Runs for a Cause

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Megan Golden | July 14, 2017


The summer before Jordy Shoemaker’s sophomore year, she received news that her father had been diagnosed with stage IV metastatic cancer. The Notre Dame alumna (‘12) and women’s lacrosse player was overwhelmed with questions.

“Three-hundred and sixty-five days left with my dad? That can’t be right; we have too much left to do together,” Shoemaker said. “Should I transfer to Boston College and move home? Should I take leave from school and become his full time caregiver? How many months do we have left together? How many holidays? Will he be there to see me graduate? Will he be there to walk me down the aisle on my wedding day? What will this journey be like? Will he suffer? Did they make a mistake? Why him? Why us? Why anyone?” Read More

ND Bigger Than Brick | The Why

Author: Daily Domer Staff

July 18, 2017

Throughout the 2017 football season we will be giving you a behind the scenes look at the Campus Crossroads Project on social media - you can follow along with the #NDBiggerThanBrick hashtag. Why #NDBiggerThanBrick? Back in Notre Dame's 1930 Alumnus magazine, it was stated "Notre Dame is bigger than brick and far more than mortar." Read More

Predicting the Impact of Natural Disasters

Author: Patrick Borders

Ahsan Kareem helps lead new center in building capacity to predict the impact of natural disasters. Each year natural hazards wreak havoc on vulnerable cities and communities.  Read More

As Herself

Author: Daily Domer Staff

She liked her elementary school drama classes well enough. Christy Burgess, the Shakespeare outreach director from the Robinson Community Learning Center, teaches the classes as part of an arts-education program in the South Bend schools. At Perley, just across Eddy Street from the Robinson Center, Burgess started encouraging Precious as early as second grade to join the Shakespeare ensemble. Read More

Through Hoops

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Forest Wallace thinks the basketball rim at his house is too springy, so he uses a neighbor’s hoop to practice his shot — and his lines. He keeps his script at courtside for reference, shooting and reciting, taking a glance, shooting and reciting, taking a glance, a rote process with the dual benefit of improving his basketball mechanics and his acting chops. Read More

ND Adds Solar Array

Author: Daily Domer Staff

A new 144.72 kilowatt ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system is the latest addition to Notre Dame’s sustainability efforts to meet its goal of reducing its carbon footprint. Read More

Summer jobs: The factory worker

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The summer of my 16th year was the summer of teen-age angst. Or, as my mother would comment later, it was the summer I wanted to get away from home. Getting away from home meant heading 30 miles south to live with Aunt Jo and Uncle Bob and their four kids, my cousins, and work a decent-paying summer factory job to save up money for college. Read More

The 47-year Final Semester

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Late in the fall of his senior year at Notre Dame, John Kohne made a big mistake. He dropped out of school. Twelve credits shy of graduation, the chemical engineering major decided that he couldn’t take his place in an industry he believed could do no good in society. The time had come, he felt in that moment, to leave Notre Dame.

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