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Senate opens dialogue on student mental health

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Student Senate gathered Wednesday evening to discuss the state of mental health on campus and the quality of University programs for mental health. Notre Dame recently received a donation of $10 million to provide for student mental health care and is looking to revamp programs to make them more accessible to students. Student body president Lauren read more

GRC hosts Sexual Violence Awareness Month

GRC hosts Sexual Violence Awareness Month

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October’s Sexual Violence Awareness Month — a series of programs and events including giveaways, awareness campaigns, a panel discussion and a workshop — will focus on bystander intervention and taking action to prevent sexual violence on campus, Gender Relations Center (GRC) Director Christine Caron Gebhardt said. Gebhardt said the read more

Theology professor wins award for service to Church

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars awarded the Cardinal Wright Prize to professor of theology Fr. Brian E. Daley on Saturday at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, according to a University press release. Daley said receiving the award came as a surprise. “I really don’t know why they singled me out read more

Panelists analyze Catholic views of relationships

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday afternoon, a group of Notre Dame students and faculty met with three panelists at Sister Jean’s Roundtable, hosted by the Gender Relations Center (GRC). The panel discussed different ways Catholic teaching can be supportive in helping understand all relationships — including friendships — thinking about the dignity of read more

City official highlights South Bend sustainability

City official highlights South Bend sustainability

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Krista Bailey, sustainability coordinator for South Bend’s Office of Sustainability, spoke to Saint Mary’s students Tuesday evening about environmentalism and innovation in the city. Her lecture, entitled, “How Students Can Create Success,” aimed to educate students and faculty about how they can join forces with various eco-initiatives in the greater South Bend read more

Lecture links water privatization and protest

Lecture links water privatization and protest

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday afternoon at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of political science Erica Simmons analyzed the social dynamics of protests over water privatization in a lecture entitled “Water, Community and Privatization in Cochabamba, Bolivia.” “Starting in January of 2000, thousands of protesters from every class, occupation, age read more

Grad student attends global math forum

| Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Notre Dame graduate student traveled to Heidelberg, Germany as part of the first-ever American delegation to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which unites mathematics and computer science students and researchers with world-renowned laureates. Renato Ghini Bettiol joined with 19 other students and postdoctoral researchers from the United States in the read more

Computer science professor aids Somaliland’s election

| Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The government of Somaliland asked Notre Dame computer science professor Kevin Bowyer with graduate students Amanda Sgroi and Estefan Ortiz to use their iris recognition biometric research to improve the legitimacy of their elections. Somaliland is a self-declared independent state directly north of Somalia recognized by the international community and read more

Social Work Workshop on Caring for Self

Social Work Workshop on Caring for Self

| Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Saint Mary’s Department of Social Work and Department of Special Events sponsored a workshop titled “The Ethics of Self-Care: Social Workers, Heal by Self” yesterday afternoon in Rice Commons of the Student Center. Director of Media Relations Gwen O’Brien said the event focused on social workers’ assessment of their own self-care and read more