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  • Award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead to visit Notre Dame

    Award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead to visit Notre Dame

    Award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead to visit Notre Dame September 26, 2023 Renowned author Colson Whitehead will visit the University of Notre Dame on Oct. 3 (Tuesday) to deliver the 2023 Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture at 5:00 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  The annual lecture was created…


  • Exploring big philosophical questions — from religion to justice to frisbee

    Exploring big philosophical questions — from religion to justice to frisbee

    Exploring big philosophical questions — from religion to justice to frisbee September 25, 2023 Growing up, Wes Siscoe always had a lot of questions — about God, faith, morality, and the best way to store a frisbee. As a master’s student, his passion for ultimate frisbee inspired him to invent a carry-all for the sport,…


  • Reflections on teaching at Westville Correctional Facility

    Reflections on teaching at Westville Correctional Facility

    Reflections on teaching at Westville Correctional Facility: ‘One of the most meaningful things I’ve ever done’ September 25, 2023 Each Monday this fall, Notre Dame faculty members Bill and Marie Donahue are commuting to work together — not to the University’s campus, but to Westville Correctional Facility. They drive 45 minutes from South Bend to…


  • Students respond to the demands of justice through research

    Students respond to the demands of justice through research

    Students respond to the demands of justice through research September 25, 2023 This summer, 200 University of Notre Dame undergraduates worked alongside community partners with support from one of several summer programs at the Center for Social Concerns. The largest two of these programs were NDBridge, supporting 118 rising sophomores, and the center’s Summer Fellowship,…


  • Five scholars join center for new curricular and research efforts

    Five scholars join center for new curricular and research efforts

    Five scholars join center for new curricular and research efforts August 17, 2023 Five scholars will join the Center this fall as faculty and research associates. Megan Levis, Ph.D. joins us as an assistant professor of the practice with both the Center and the College of Engineering. Her research is focused on questions about how…


  • Women’s College Partnership celebrates first commencement at Indiana Women’s Prison

    Women’s College Partnership celebrates first commencement at Indiana Women’s Prison

    Dressed in Marian University’s blue commencement regalia and speaking to her fellow graduates, Michelle Williams acknowledged that society often views people like them — those who have been incarcerated — through “a lens of failure.”


  • Foundry Field collaboration celebrates South Bend’s past and promising future

    Foundry Field collaboration celebrates South Bend’s past and promising future

    Foundry Field collaboration celebrates South Bend’s past and promising future June 20, 2023 There’s magic in the game of baseball. Not just in what happens on the field, but also in the game’s capacity to bring communities together, to stoke pride in a place’s history, and to inspire people into the future. Foundry Field —…


  • New book series approaches justice questions through Catholic social tradition

    New book series approaches justice questions through Catholic social tradition

    New book series approaches justice questions through Catholic social tradition June 20, 2023 Catholic social teaching is often called the Church’s best kept secret, but a new series of books titled Enacting Catholic Social Tradition is trying to change that.  The series is being written by participants in SPIRE: The Global Catholic Social Tradition Network…


  • 2023 awards honor students committed to the common good

    2023 awards honor students committed to the common good

    2023 awards honor students committed to the common good June 19, 2023 The center’s annual Senior Send-off Ceremony celebrates the students who have demonstrated a commitment to justice and the common good throughout their time at Notre Dame. At the 2023 ceremony, the center recognized three students in particular with two different awards.  Sr. Thea…


  • ReSEARCHING for Justice

    ReSEARCHING for Justice

    ReSEARCHING for Justice May 8, 2023 This year, the center launched a new fellowship for graduate students from across campus whose scholarship intersected with questions of justice. The diverse group of 14 came from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, Keogh School of Global Affairs, the Law School, and College of Science. The goal of the fellowship was…


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