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Help Us Honor Deserving Domers
Now's your chance to nominate a deserving Domer for one of our awards. We're recognizing service to country, athletic achievement, and service to the Alumni Association with our most recent round of awards. Weigh in and tell us who should get them.

Notre Dame Leaders Meet with Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY — University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., accompanied by members of his leadership team and the Board of Trustees, exchanged messages of support with Pope Francis on Thursday (Jan. 30) during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace.

Biggest Notre Dame project ever a 'crossroads' of academics, student life and athletics
The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday the largest building project in its 172-year history, integrating the academy, student life and athletics with the construction of more than 750,000 square feet in three new buildings attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.

Thanks to All Who Voted in the Alumni Board Election
Help shape the future of your Notre Dame Alumni Association.

ND Celebrates Alumni Sports Weekend
What do you get when you mix basketball, hockey, ice skating, pizza, and Mass on a snowy weekend in January? Alumni Sports Weekend.

Happy Holidays from the Alumni Association
From all of us here at your Notre Dame Alumni Association, best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Alum Walks in Ancestors’ Footsteps
It was a trip daunting in size and scope, a total of 70 days and 1,300 miles where Bryan Printup ’99 walked, ran, hiked, biked, and canoed from North Carolina to New York. 

Cycling to Fight Disease
Gregory Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, will embark on his fourth annual Road to Discovery bicycle ride on June 27 (Thursday) to raise funds for research to find a cure or treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease. He will be biking 3,476 miles from Los Angeles to Baltimore and will arrive on Aug. 2. By the end of this year’s journey, he will have biked a total of more than 11,200 miles to raise awareness for the rare genetic disease.

O'Neill to Receive Sorin Award
The Notre Dame Alumni Association is proud to announce that Joseph I. O’Neill III ’67 is the recipient of the 2013 Rev. Edward Frederick Sorin, C.S.C., Award.

Reunion 2013: A Look Back
Each year, more than 3,000 alumni and their guests return to Notre Dame for Reunion, where they learn, laugh and reconnect with their classmates and the University. Here's a quick look back at this year's festivities. 

Share a Prayer for Storm Victims
As a way of showing prayerful solidarity with those affected by the tornadoes and severe storms in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, the green Alumni Association candle will be lit at the Grotto and prayers will be offered. If you would like to share a special intention, please submit a Grotto prayer request or post your request at FaithND’s Facebook page.

Notre Dame Commencement 2013
Hear from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the main speaker, plus valedictorian Mallory Meter and the recipients of the Laetare Medal. 

In Spanish Class, Students Serve Community
Since the fall of 2010, Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, through a joint faculty appointment, are extending student learning into the Latino community on South Bend’s west side. “Community-based learning brings the curriculum to life,” says Notre Dame senior Michael Thomas, a Spanish and finance major. “It’s an opportunity to put a face to the knowledge and the content that you gain in the classroom.

Muddy Sunday at Notre Dame
On April 28, students participated in Muddy Sunday, a volleyball tournament played in — you guessed it — the mud to support Habitat for Humanity.

Young Alums Being Awesome
Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard of young alums embarking on some pretty unique endeavors. They’re interesting and inspiring, and I had to pass along their stories.

Student Profiles: Matthew Donley
Matthew Donley, a senior Japanese and psychology major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, discusses why he chose his major, what he's learned from it, and what he finds most rewarding about it. 

Irish Headed to Final Four
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. The flashy left-hander shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points, and the Fighting Irish rallied to beat Duke 87-76 on Tuesday night to earn their third straight trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the past two national-championship games.

Irish Down Kansas, Reach Elite Eight
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Skylar Diggins was already having such a great day, her coach figured she might as well make it historic. The Notre Dame point guard scored 22 of her 27 points by halftime Sunday and became the school's career scoring leader, leading the top-seeded Fighting Irish to a 93-63 victory against Kansas in the semifinals of the Norfolk Regional.

Notre Dame Named Dream School — Again
For the second year in a row, the University of Notre Dame is the No. 4 “dream college” among parents of college applicants, the Princeton Review reported in its annual “College Hopes and Worries” survey.

Irish Overpower Iowa, Reach Sweet Sixteen
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Skylar Diggins hit the layup, drew the foul and pumped her fist as though she was playing in South Bend rather than Iowa City. The Fighting Irish have made the road as comfortable as home - and that's a great sign for a team with serious designs on the national championship. Kayla McBride scored a career-high 28 points and top-seeded Notre Dame advanced to the regional semifinals of the women's NCAA tournament with a 74-57 win over Iowa on Tuesday night.

Notre Dame Celebrates a New Pope
The bells at the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart rang in celebration Wednesday afternoon (March 13) as white smoke appeared from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, signaling that a new pope had been chosen.

Getting Strong to Fight for the Weak
The purpose of Bengal Bouts is well-publicized: to raise money for the Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh and provide for the “weak bodies” of the malnourished. What often gets overlooked, though, is the amount of work that goes into preparing those “strong bodies” to fight.

Change at the Vatican: ND Faculty Look Ahead
Members of the University of Notre Dame faculty discuss the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and what's next for the Catholic Church.

Irish Top UConn in Triple-Overtime Thriller
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Skylar Diggins found another way to beat Connecticut - maybe the toughest way yet. The second-ranked Fighting Irish trailed by six in the first overtime Monday night, then five in the second overtime before finally beating the third-ranked Huskies 96-87 in three overtimes Monday night to win Big East regular-season title outright for the second straight year.

Your Favorite Memories of Winter at Notre Dame
Recently, we asked on our Facebook page for your favorite memories of campus in winter. Though many curse the South Bend winter while walking through bitter cold, biting wind and blinding snow, most of you had at least one fond memory of Notre Dame in winter.

ND Students Help Build Future for Young Engineers
Much has been written and discussed about the outlook for science and engineering in the United States. If a recent event at the University of Notre Dame’s Stinson-Remick Hall is any indication, the future looks bright.

Alum Part of Marvel’s Success
The Spider-Man series, The Avengers,the X-Men series — these films, produced by Marvel Comics’ production company, Marvel Studios, are some of the highest-grossing films of the 21st century. All based on characters and stories from Marvel comic books, it’s the job of Bill Rosemann ’93 to keep those characters and stories coming.

  
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