He remembers thinking it was kind of funny, the way the young man knelt there, perfectly still, snow piling up on his shoulders and along the empty kneelers to his right and left. Read More
John Heisler | December 30, 2018
The plan was simple, actually.
It made all the sense in the world when University of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly suggested consistently to his players over the last month that the Cotton Bowl assignment in the 2018 College Football Playoff semifinals would require every player's best effort of the season. Read More
Notre Dame Athletics | December 30, 2018
ARLINGTON, Texas — The University of Notre Dame football team's undefeated season came to an end Saturday, as the No. 3 Irish fell to No. 2 Clemson 30-3 in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at AT&T Stadium.
Injuries and close calls seemed to fall against the Irish on Saturday, as Notre Dame (12-1) saw three of its top defenders leave the field at points. Clemson (14-0) took advantage, outscoring the Irish 20-0 in the second quarter to create distance and while stifling Notre Dame's offensive attack. Read More
Being a student at Notre Dame has been a life changing experience...my semester abroad provided me the unique opportunity to practice being a global force for good. Read More
John Heisler | December 29, 2018
The University of Notre Dame routinely manages and sells nearly 80,000 tickets for each of its home football games.
So handling orders for 13,000 tickets for a single game should be a piece of cake, right?
Yet it's greatly magnified because this is no ordinary football game — it's a College Football Playoff semifinal to be played Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in AT&T Stadium in North Texas. Read More
A study has found that the properties of a material commonly used to create conductive or protective films and encapsulate drug compounds may be different than initially thought. Read More
Of the hundred million billion stars out there shining down from the heavens, which is the one that made its appearance known on that special day so long ago? Read More
In its intense commitment to the World Made Flesh, 42nd Street is quite impervious to the holiday mood celebrating the birthday of the Word Made Flesh in Bethlehem. Read More
Tim Bourret '77 | December 28, 2018
The Notre Dame team buses arrived at Clemson's Memorial Stadium about 11 a.m. on Nov. 12, 1977. The Irish were to face a surging Clemson team that had lost just one game and was ranked 15th in the nation. The Tigers had not been to a bowl game in 18 years and the locals were in a frenzy. Read More
John Heisler | December 28, 2018
Time, time, time
See what's become of me
While I look around for my possibilities
Simon & Garfunkel couldn't possibly have known anything about the College Football Playoff in 1968 when they penned those lyrics for "A Hazy Shade of Winter" on their "Bookends" album. Read More
In his classes, and the people he met in them, Mark Winkler '11 learned not only valuable skills, but new ways of thinking, in fields like theology and philosophy. Read More
Notre Dame Athletics | December 27, 2018
ARLINGTON, Texas — All 118 Notre Dame football players, as well as all members of the coaching staff, were available to the media on Thursday morning at AT&T Stadium, followed by the team's final full practice in preparation for the College Football Playoff National Semifinal at the 83rd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. Read More
The Graduate School at Notre Dame recently received the first wave of findings from its involvement in the PhD Career Pathways Project facilitated by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Read More
John Heisler | December 27, 2018
Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.
--late author and Chicago Circuit Court judge Jacob M. Braude
The Ian Book story at Notre Dame has been well-documented:
Became off-the-bench Citrus Bowl hero to end the 2017 season, thanks to a late touchdown pass to Miles Boykin to defeat LSU
But for the most part I was lost—until the Gospel, when I recognized exactly five of the words: “Jesus,” “Mary,” “Joseph,” “amen” and “alleluia.” Read More
I believe It’s a Wonderful Life is like America’s mirror. I can’t be the only viewer who imagines I see something of my own situation represented there. Read More
Notre Dame Athletics | December 26, 2018
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – In 2018, Notre Dame senior guard Arike Ogunbowale was named an All-American, an Ann Meyers Drysdale Award finalist, the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player and the ACC Female Athlete of the Year. With all those accolades under her belt, Ogunbowale still achieved a career first on Sunday afternoon, earning a second ACC Player of the Week award in the same season.
Notre Dame Athletics | December 26, 2018
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Notre Dame football team awoke Christmas morning to continue preparations for the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.
Christmas Eve was first, as both the Irish and Tigers ventured to The Star, the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility in Frisco, Texas, for a welcome party featuring a barbecue spread and a performance from Jay Pharoah, a former cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Read More
Quilt Packaging is a revolutionary integrated circuit packaging concept that combines the functions of several individual components into a single “quilt”. Read More
466 Works has been recommended for a $125,000 grant to engage students from Riley High School’s Construction Trades Program in a home build in South Bend’s Southeast Neighborhood. Read More
I stood, head humming with thought, as the magic slowly seeped back in. Santa had indeed come, even when I had started to convince myself that it couldn’t be so. Read More
Julia Cogan, a sociology major with a minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages, leads a heritage book club for middle-school students in a South Bend school's intro Spanish class. Read More
A journey that began on the other side of the world ended in the jungle on Christmas Eve. Upon entering at dusk, we were surprised to hear Bing Crosby’s voice singing “Silent Night.” Read More
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification to the University of Notre Dame's Jenkins and Nanovic Halls. Read More
This crèche, the program explained, was produced in the only Christian woodcarver’s shop known to exist in a land not friendly to Christianity. Its maker is anonymous. Humbling. What do I give back to God? Read More
The University of Notre Dame will face Clemson University for the first time in the postseason in the Cotton Bowl, but the two universities share a long history of collaboration in research. Read More
“Do you read Hebrew?” he asked. I shook my head. “Ah, it’s a pity,” he said. “I have things I would like to share with you.” Read More
Coming to Dallas! Read More
Grant Mathews, director of Notre Dame's Center for Astrophysics, decided to see if he could identify the star of Bethlehem that the Bible says announced the birth of Jesus. Read More
The Excellence in Leadership Program at Notre Dame has been named in honor of John Affleck-Graves, the University's executive vice president, who will retire in June 2019. Read More