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  • Pokagon Art Collection opens with celebration and collaboration

    Pokagon Art Collection opens with celebration and collaboration

    Pokagon Art Collection opens with celebration and collaboration March 16, 2023 Family and friends from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, faculty, staff, students, and local community members filled the coffeehouse to celebrate the opening of the Pokagon Art Collection on February 23, a part of the center’s Arts of Dignity series. Like other events and initiatives in…


  • Resonance: A Virtual Alumni Conversation

    Resonance: A Virtual Alumni Conversation

    Resonance: A Virtual Alumni Conversation By: Mary Ellen Woods ’80 February 27, 2023 I have found that perspective–time and distance–offer special lenses that inform. We can look back in time and see how our experiences have evolved and how we understand those experiences given our present circumstances. In that light, I convened a virtual conversation…


  • NDBridge students frame summer immersions with research questions

    NDBridge students frame summer immersions with research questions

    NDBridge students frame summer immersions with research questions February 7, 2023 Over mugs of chai and cookies, the roughly 120 students who make up the inaugural NDBridge cohort met for the first time at the end of January in the center’s coffee house. The students, all current freshmen, will travel together to 30 sites across…


  • Creating a scholarly home for justice

    Creating a scholarly home for justice

    Creating a scholarly home for justice February 7, 2023 A group of students will begin meeting this February to develop student-led programming on justice for other undergraduates. Interdisciplinary in nature, the group will consist of 14 students across levels, colleges, and program participation at the center. They will be charged with engaging students in a…


  • New Director for Women’s Prison Education Program

    New Director for Women’s Prison Education Program

    New Director for Women’s Prison Education Program February 7, 2023 The Women’s College Partnership (WCP) is a liberal arts program providing college degrees to women at the Indiana Women’s Prison. In partnership with Marian University, it is a part of the larger Notre Dame Programs for Education in Prison (NDPEP) housed at the Center for Social Concerns. This February,…


  • New research lab seeks solution to local housing crisis

    New research lab seeks solution to local housing crisis

    New research lab seeks solution to local housing crisis January 13, 2023 “Homelessness has become a part of the fabric of life, but it doesn’t have to be. I want to create awareness of this issue, so that students can respond as responsible and compassionate citizens: ‘It doesn’t have to be this way. It ought…


  • Virtues & Vocations launches new magazine

    Virtues & Vocations launches new magazine

    Virtues & Vocations launches new magazine January 13, 2023 At Notre Dame we are clear that we want our students, faculty, and alumni to be a “force for good.” But in higher education as a whole, there is not a consensus about whether universities can help people be good or how education is connected to…


  • Students recognized for engaged work in the Latino community

    Students recognized for engaged work in the Latino community

    Students recognized for engaged work in the Latino community January 6, 2023 Two groups of Notre Dame undergraduate students are being recognized for their community work combined with academic performance.   Each year, the Spanish Community-Based Learning (CBL) program nominates students for the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (IN-AATSP)…


  • Faculty fellow publishes new book on Christian identity and violence in Africa

    Faculty fellow publishes new book on Christian identity and violence in Africa

    Faculty fellow publishes new book on Christian identity and violence in Africa December 1, 2022 Rev. Emmanuel Katongole was watching news coverage of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 when he was asked the question that would, almost 20 years later, become the basis for his latest book. A colleague of his at the time asked,…


  • Local parks take relational approach to fighting climate change

    Local parks take relational approach to fighting climate change

    Local parks take relational approach to fighting climate change December 1, 2022 This October, Jan McGowan, interpretive naturalist for St. Joseph County Parks, joined the center for the Signs of the Times discussion series which connects campus and community partners around the theme of leadership in justice and hope. Her talk, titled “Parks as Islands…