This week, we reaffirm our commitment to Walk the Walk, just as Fr. Hesburgh did with his recognition of the importance of the Civil Rights Movement and standing in solidarity with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, students, faculty and staff are welcomed to the Joyce Center at 11:30 a.m. for an MLK Celebration Luncheon featuring “A Conversation with Judge Ann Claire Williams, Walking the Walk:...
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Tonight, the new Murdy Family Organ in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be dedicated with a recital at 8:15 p.m. If you can't make it to campus, you can hear the organ in this 118-second timelapse of its installation.

Notre Dame Magazine chronicled the creation and installation of the Murdy Family Organ here: [ Link ]
Congratulations to Robert Adam, an architect known for his scholarship as well as his practice. He has been named the recipient of the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Prize.

Robert Adam named 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate
On January 16, the Notre Dame community gathered for a candlelight prayer service to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The service was the first event in Walk the Walk Week 2017. To see other events, visit: [ Link ]
From the Golden Dome to the Golden State, 10 computer science and engineering majors are spending the next four months immersed in the heart of innovation.

Notre Dame California launches Silicon Valley Semester
Last year during Walk the Walk week students painted tiles that became a mural of the iconic image of Fr. Hesburgh and Martin Luther King, Jr. taken at a civil rights rally in 1964. The mural now hangs in LaFortune Student Center.
Tonight, at 11 p.m., we will celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by gathering under the Dome for prayer and reflection.

In celebrating Dr. King we are reminded that the diverse gifts and backgrounds of people enrich rather than divide us, that we must not simply tolerate diversity but embrace one another as sisters and brothers, and strive to build a community of love....
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All are invited to attend a candlelight prayer service at 11 p.m. on Monday, January 16, in the Main Building.

The prayer service is the first in a series of events that will mark both Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week. To see other events, visit: [ Link ]
The top five countries showing the biggest amount of improvement in preparedness over the last year were Ghana, Solomon Islands, Cape Verde, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Countries showing the least amount of improvement included Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Macedonia, Burundi and Brazil.

Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative reveals biggest movers in climate change adaptation
Researchers at Notre Dame are examining how brain stimulation affects memory reactivation which can help you remember the name of the person you just met among other scenarios.

‘The Frankenstein effect’ of working memory
Freezing brains, swarms of drones and brain hacking - they're not pieces of the plot of the latest blockbuster thriller, they're things we should be concerned about in 2017 according to the Reilly Center for Ethics and Technology.

Reilly Center releases 2017 list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology
This discovery could help advance understanding to address issues such as birth defects and repair of the kidney after illness or injury.

Notre Dame researchers confirm molecule's role in kidney formation
Notre Dame's Global Adaptation Initiative is going to assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every city with a population over 100,000 in the United States.

ND-GAIN to produce Urban Adaptation Assessment of more than 250 U.S. cities
15 years ago today, Fr. Ted Hesburgh ran the Olympic Torch through campus on part of its 13,500-mile route to Salt Lake City.

You can see the torch and other treasured items in this virtual tour of his office on the 13th floor of Hesburgh Library: [ Link ]
The Notre Dame Multimedia team captured the moment as a dense fog settled over campus this morning.
2017, here we come! Happy New Year from Notre Dame!
2016 was an eventful one for Notre Dame. Take a look at some of the many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection.

2016: Notre Dame Year in Review
From prayer services to pipe organs and politicians to professors, here's the story of 2016 as told by University photographers Barbara Johnston and Matt Cashore. See the top photos of 2016: [ Link ]
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!