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Communing with Nature Increases Connection to It

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In designing a recent study, Notre Dame Professor of Psychology Darcia Narvaez wanted to test the possibility of promoting the sense of ecological attachment that was inherently part of many pre-industrialized societies and is still practiced by First Nation peoples. An experiment that was part of the study, now published in Ecopsychology, showed that students reported increased mindfulness towards the environment after performing ecological attachment tasks like contemplating nature, or practicing environmental preservation tasks like recycling and limiting electricity usage. Only the tasks that had students communing with nature increased feelings of connection to it. Read More

Tool Created to Track Development of COVID-19 Vaccines

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing are recording details about the coronavirus vaccine candidates currently in development as well as the progress of those candidates via a new interactive online tool. Read More

Handled With Care

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Mandatory facemasks and social distancing give Notre Dame students and families quite a moving experience. Read More

THRIVE! continues to thrive amidst pandemic

Author: Daily Domer Staff

When you work at an institution as big as Notre Dame, you have a number of opportunities to meet a lot of people — but do you get a chance to get to know them? THRIVE! Inspiring ND Women is one organization that gives you that chance. Thrive! is an employee resource group focused on increasing opportunities for women to be recruited, retained and advanced as leaders at the University. Read More

Ivey Announces Coaching Staff

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | May 28, 2020

The Ivey era continued on Wednesday as Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Niele Ivey announced her coaching staff. Associate Head Coach Carol Owens and Assistant Coach Michaela Mabrey will be joined on the Irish sidelines by 1993 Notre Dame alumnae Coquese Washington. Read More

Finance Minister

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Private wealth advisor Jim Ryan ’76 converted to a socially responsible approach and found that spiritual values don’t have to be sacrificed at the altar of return on investment. Read More

Irish Legend Bob Whitmore Passes Away

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | May 27, 2020

Bob Whitmore, a Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor inductee and trailblazing standout for the University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team, passed away at the age of 73. 

The catalyst of a Washington, D.C., pipeline that includes Irish all-time greats Austin Carr, Adrian Dantley, Collis Jones, Sid Catlett and Don Williams, Whitmore finished his career at Notre Dame with 1,508 career points in three full seasons (freshmen were ineligible under NCAA rules at that time), which ranked third all-time at Notre Dame when he graduated. His rebounding prowess was even more notable, as he hauled in 1,043 missed shots to rank second at Notre Dame upon graduation. He is still one of only six players to collect over 1,000 career rebounds at Notre Dame.  Read More

Fr. Jenkins Pens Piece in the New York Times

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...consistently says that he speaks as a scientist, offering us the best scientific information available to guide our response to the coronavirus pandemic. His advice is invaluable. There are, however, questions that a scientist, speaking strictly as a scientist, cannot answer for us.

For questions about moral value — how we ought to decide and act — science can inform our deliberations, but it cannot provide the answer. Read More

Sophie White

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Professor Sophie White's research on slaves’ courtroom testimony garners multiple book awards. Read More

Kola Owolabi to join Notre Dame music and sacred music faculty

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Acclaimed organist Kola Owolabi will join the faculty of the Department of Music and Sacred Music at Notre Dame this fall as professor of music and head of the Graduate Organ Studio.

Owolabi — whose expertise includes a broad range of organ repertoire, composition, choral conducting, church music and improvisation — will replace Craig Cramer, who is retiring at the end of the academic year. Read More

Twenty-six students and alumni awarded Fulbright grants

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Twenty-six University of Notre Dame students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to teach or study abroad during the 2020-21 academic year. Six students and alumni have been selected as alternates for the award.

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COVID-19 Immunity Research

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Professor Merlin Bruening and a team of scientists have begun research to develop point-of-care antibody tests that would help public health officials to better understand how an individual’s immunity to COVID-19 lasts over time. Read More

Agustín Fuentes

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Agustín Fuentes, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Chair in Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read More

Conal Fagan: Home Away From Home

Author: Daily Domer Staff

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Notre Dame Athletics | May 19, 2020 

“For those who know Notre Dame, no explanation is necessary. For those who don’t, no explanation will suffice.”– Lou Holtz

The Notre Dame experience is one that cannot be summed up succinctly into words alone but rather through the moments in time that shape it. And it is in these moments that we discover our own Notre Dame experience, an experience which changes our lives forever.  Read More

Degrees of Difficulty

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Under extraordinary circumstances prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, Notre Dame’s Class of 2020 receives a virtual sendoff. Read More

Fall Semester to Begin Aug. 10

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Notre Dame will welcome students back to campus for the 2020-21 fall semester the week of Aug. 10, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled, and will forgo fall break in October and end the semester before Thanksgiving.  Read More

Class of 2020 Degrees Conferred

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Thomas G. Burish, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost, welcomed members of the Class of 2020, their family and friends and members of the Notre Dame community to a historic online degree conferral ceremony. Read More

Silvia Dall’Olio

Author: Daily Domer Staff

Rome Global Gateway Executive Director  takes quick action to get students to safety.  Read More

Keough Addresses Ethical COVID Issues

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, faculty at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs have created the new blog Dignity and Development, a hub for research and policy insights dedicated to upholding human dignity around the world.  Read More

George Strait Postpones Concert

Author: Daily Domer Staff

In the interest of spectator safety during the coronavirus pandemic, country music legend George Strait announced today that his Aug. 15 “Strait to South Bend” concert at Notre Dame Stadium has been postponed to Aug. 7 of next year. Read More

Notre Dame's First Virtual Graduation

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The University of Notre Dame will bestow 3,234 degrees during a virtual conferral ceremony on Sunday, May 17, which will be live-streamed to graduates, their families and the entire Notre Dame community around the world.  Read More

Irish Volleyball Recruiting Class Ranked 10th Nationally

Author: Daily Domer Staff


Notre Dame Athletics | May 14, 2020 

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame volleyball incoming freshman class was ranked 10th nationally by, it was announced Friday (May 8). 

The Irish landed four recruits to compile their Class of 2024, including a trio of High School All-Americans in Aubrey Hamilton, Lindsey Miller & Hattie Monson. Read More

‘The Fight’ Raises $8.7 Million

Author: Daily Domer Staff

“The Fight,” an eight-hour University of Notre Dame online production on Tuesday, May 12, that told stories of how the University is taking “the fight” to the coronavirus pandemic, raised $8.7 million for a Student Emergency Relief Fund and COVID-19 research on campus. Read More

McGrath Launches Virtual Seminar Series

Author: Daily Domer Staff

The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame is hosting a series of virtual seminars throughout summer 2020 aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church. Read More