Congratulations, Notre Dame Fencing!!

Welcome the National Champions back to campus tonight at 8 p.m. at Main Circle!
Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., the founder of Homeboy Industries, will receive the 2017 Laetare Medal at our commencement ceremony on May 21: [ Link ]
Tuberculosis claims 1.8 million lives a year primarily affecting those in low- and middle-income countries according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Researchers at Notre Dame are working to stop this disease: [ Link ]

For seventeen years, the Teachers As Scholars program has brought together Notre Dame faculty and local educators to share Notre Dame’s expertise and research in a way that inspires the teachers in their own classrooms.

Notre Dame experts aim to inspire local teachers with design thinking
This week, the Rome Global Gateway is hosting a conference examining the past, present and future of African theology in the Catholic tradition. You can follow along with in-depth coverage from Crux: Keeping our finger on the Catholic pulse: [ Link ]

An African Moment in Rome // Crux
Through research, teaching, outreach and interaction with religious communities worldwide, the Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion will be a center of public deliberation and education about all religions.

Ansari family’s $15 million gift to Notre Dame aims to unite global religions
Irish Dance is an expression of Irish Heritage. Learn about its history with the ND-SMC Irish Dance Club: [ Link ]
An Irish Blessing for you.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
At 11 a.m. on this St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, the bells of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will ring out in celebration and welcoming of immigrants from around the world.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart bells to ring as part of global "Bells of Joy" initiative
2016 YALI Fellow Dr. Rania Ibrahim left South Bend with a lifelong mentor in Dr. Olubunmi Okanlami, a recently retired local pediatrician. Their paths crossed again when Dr. Okanlami traveled to visit Dr. Ibrahim's hospital in Ethiopia in December.

Fellow Follow-Up: Rania Ibrahim
Patrick Gibbons, currently chief communications officer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, will join the University of Notre Dame as executive director of academic communications in April.

Patrick Gibbons appointed executive director of academic communications
Students may be on Spring Break this week, but it's still Winter on campus today.
Seventeen local youth from the Robinson Community Learning Center's Shakespeare Company have been invited to perform in Stratford-upon-Avon and London during the 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare’s life this summer.

Robinson Shakespeare Company invited to perform in England
No word in the English language could describe the energy that powered the civil rights movement of the 1960s. So, Diane Nash made up a new word.

Using the Greek word agape – which means love for humankind – Nash coined “agapic energy” to encapsulate the driving force behind the nonviolent movement that she helped lead.

Civil Rights Pioneer Diane Nash Says Love Fueled the Movement in Speech at Notre Dame Law School
Tomorrow belongs to the bold. At Notre Dame, we're proud to celebrate women whose scholarship and leadership are empowering change in the global community.

#BeBoldForChange #IWD2017

Women Lead
Scientists are one step closer to mimicking the way biological systems interact and process information in the body thanks to Notre Dame research.

This is a vital step toward developing new forms of biorobotics and novel treatment approaches for several muscle-related health problems such as muscular degenerative disorders, arrhythmia and limb loss.

Researchers develop ‘living diode’ using cardiac muscle cells
Today is "Basilica Monday" - the annual day where hopeful brides and grooms cross their fingers and try to reserve their 2018 wedding date in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Good luck to everyone calling today!

Did you get married in the Basilica? What memories do you have of your own Basilica Monday?
Mike Eayrs, known in professional football as the grandfather of NFL analytics, will speak at 7 pm March 7 in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Notre Dame Sports Analytics Club, is free and open to the public.

Sports analytics legend Eayrs to speak at Notre Dame
The Vice President will receive an honorary degree and serve as principal speaker at the May 21st Commencement ceremony.

Vice President Mike Pence to be honored as Notre Dame’s 172nd Commencement speaker