Nearly two centuries ago, Charles Darwin formulated his famous theory of evolution — a theory with far-reaching implications for medicine, ecology and the social sciences — largely due to the species he witnessed while traveling in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. This volcanic archipelago, home to species found nowhere else in the world, remains the site of many modern-day research studies on everything from micro-evolution to animal behavior. This October break, a 2-credit research practicum offered through the College of Science gave students the opportunity to pursue their own research projects in the “living laboratory” of the Galapagos.…
In the third installment of our 150th anniversary celebration, we spoke with Dan Murray, Scholastic editor-in-chief from 1966 to 1967.
While most students focus on completing their own studies, one senior is working to build and maintain his own school.
In a recent email that shocked the student body, the Office of the President unveiled plans to create a new research facility on campus.
But what about students who wish to explore avenues of leadership and service?
Despite some of South Bend’s political changes in recent years, parts of the community continue to struggle with gun violence — violence that has taken the lives of men, women and even children.
Students, faculty and community members came together on Aug. 21, one day before the start of classes, to view the Great American Eclipse on the lawn in front of Jordan Hall. With upturned faces and open mouths, adults and children alike watched in amazement as the moon slid slowly between the Earth and the sun. At approximately 2:22 p.m., the time at which the moon blocked 89% of the sun, the crowd stood up and cheered.
The green flashes, the whirring wheels, the ice cream truck-style startup jingles: it’s hard to miss the LimeBikes scattered around campus and throughout the city. Students and community members use the LimeBike system, implemented just in time for the fall semester, with varying degrees of frequency. And, as with most other issues, everyone has an opinion.
While most students enjoyed or even celebrated the recent solar eclipse, this astronomical event has devastated the squirrel population. As of Monday’s eclipse, public health leaders of Notre Dame’s squirrel community have reported rates of blindness as high as 47%.
Thanks to federal and corporate generosity and the diligence of its professors, Notre Dame has received a staggering $138.1 million to dedicate to scholarly and scientific research for fiscal year 2017, marking a new record for the university.
Its name evokes curiosity, and even a sense of mysticism: What is this institute, and how does its work relate to Notre Dame? While owned by the Holy See, Tantur is a theological research institute leased to the university that was founded in 1972. Nestled among cypress and olive trees and set on a hill overlooking Jerusalem, Tantur boasts a library with 70,000 volumes, a chapel, a dining hall, classrooms and conference rooms. The Institute offers several options for visitors and scholars, including the three-week Easter Encounter, a Scholar’s Program and additional summer opportunities.
While the rest of the student body has been relaxing at home, traveling the world or taking on summer courses or jobs, Notre Dame’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) has remained as active as ever.
The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, whose opening is set for fall 2017, will be housed within the Keough School of Global Affairs.
On the snowy morning of Jan. 27, hundreds of Michiana residents — school children, college students, professionals, monks and more — took to the streets of downtown South Bend to protest Roe v. Wade and demonstrate for the pro-life cause.
Since late November, the Notre Dame community has been celebrating its two newest Rhodes Scholars, current seniors Alexis (“Lexi”) Doyle and Grace Watkins. Both of the scholars became friends before the application process. They were thrilled at the prospect of continuing their studies together, as well as with a majority-female Rhodes class, at Oxford. Doyle and Watkins, however, both exhibited extreme modesty and gratitude, emphasizing the scholarship as an opportunity rather than an achievement.
Professor of Biological Sciences Hope Hollocher is known primarily for her work on the population ecology, microbiota and genetics of macaque monkeys in Southeast Asia, specifically, in Bali and Singapore. She has spent years researching these primates in the field, analyzing their DNA and studying their gut parasites, such as intestinal worms. Her main goal is to understand how genes and parasites move through macaque populations and how social interactions and human activity affect this movement.…
“I love this show because it’s about sharing one’s identity,” said freshman actress Emily Luong, who played Cám, the evil stepsister, in Vietnamese Cinderella.
Faced with what he considers a grim selection of presidential candidates, freshman Charlie O’Connor was spotted wondering aloud if he could nominate Student Body President Corey Robinson for the presidency.
“I mean, you have to be at least 35 to be president,” mused 18-year-old O’Connor, who will be casting his first-ever vote on November 8th. “But on the other hand ... Corey Robinson still has more political experience than Trump, and he’s probably never deleted 33,000 important emails.”…
1500 - The number of fans that will be able to fit into the Harris Family Track and Field Stadium, currently under construction on the southeast side of campus near the Compton Family Ice Arena and the Melissa Cook Softball Stadium. When completed, this state-of-the-art facility (located outside ND’s existing nine-lane track) will boast a nutrition station, locker rooms, meeting rooms, a training center and a scoreboard. The stadium, subsidized by College of Science alumnus Bob Harris and his wife, Mary Ellen, is expected to be finished by February 2017.…
Hailing from states across the country and countries across the world, the class of 2020 gathered on Aug. 19 to celebrate Welcome Weekend.
This morning, South Quad — usually dotted with picnickers and Frisbee players — took on a more serious note as a diverse group of students, alumni, and even young children gathered to remember the Sept. 11 attacks. Despite the heaviness of the subject matter, however, the mood of the memorial was not one of mourning alone; a message of hope and community permeated the event from beginning to end.