Transportation Services Team

Marty Orgen and his team at Transportation Services have been extraordinary partners for the ride over the years. They have always been so supportive of our efforts in the College of Science to fight rare diseases, and their participation in and passion for the cause and the Parseghian family’s incredible story. Read more…

Coach Parseghian

Everyone has their favorite inspirational figure, favorite leader, or favorite coach. Ever since growing up in northeastern Ohio, Coach Ara Parseghian has been my favorite coach.  In addition to a phenomenal coaching career with two national championships, he is an extraordinary human being — overflowing with all of the Notre Dame virtues we value so much as a community and family.

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College of Science dean’s office

It has been a wonderful ride these past seven years at Notre Dame. People often say Notre Dame is a special place and they may be talking about the campus, the buildings, or the heritage. To me, it’s the people at Notre Dame who make the University such a beautiful community. There are many special people at Notre Dame, but the College of Science dean’s staff is especially important to me.College of Science Dean's Office Read more…

Training with the Knollowood Country Club team

Knollwood Country Club has been an extraordinary partner for the College of Science over the years. Our biggest project has been the Pink Zone 24 hour Spin-a-Thons, and together we have raised more than $150,000 in the last five years to help women in the community receive mammograms.

2015 Knollwood Pink Zone Spin-a-Thon

2015 Knollwood Pink Zone Spin-a-Thon

More personally, the instructors at Knollwood have played a vital role in helping me prepare for my cross-country bike rides to benefit rare disease research at Notre Dame. Read more…

A letter from ND Mom, Cindy Parseghian

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Notre Dame Alumni Association collected essay from several Notre Dame women who shared their unique perspectives on the joys and challenges of motherhood.

Cindy Parseghian ’77, shared her poignant story about drawing on the support of her friends and extended family members as she lost three of her four children to Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease.

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Lunchtime workouts

Training for a cross-country bike ride involves months of preparation — long bike rides, daily (or twice daily) workouts, waking up very early to get in workouts before dawn, and the proper diet. During lunchtime a few days a week you can usually find me working out at Rolf Sports and Recreation Center on campus with Jenna, Lotta, and Jayme who work with me in the dean’s office.

Workout bag

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DART Gala Reception and Concert featuring Gladys Knight

I am looking forward to a special night during this year’s Road to Discovery–a concert by Gladys Knight at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, Conn., on Saturday, May 30 to benefit Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART), one of our special collaborators in the fight against Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC).

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Memories of Father Hesburgh

As the Notre Dame community around the world continues to reflect on the incredible life of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., I wanted to share some of my favorite memories with Father Hesburgh.

Father Hesburgh loved to fish and I had the honor of joining him a few trips to the Land O’ Lakes region on the Michigan-Wisconsin border. The Land O’ Lakes Region is home to the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) and was visited often by Father Hesburgh.

Fishing with Fr. Hesburgh

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Ride for a cause and sign up for the 24 hour Pink Zone Spin-a-Thon!

The College of Science has teamed up with RecSports, Knollwood Country Club, and Notre Dame Women’s Basketball to raise money for Pink Zone! You can join the effort by signing up to spin for any amount of time -one hour, five hours, or all 24 hours! Every pedal makes a difference in someone’s life.

There will be two Spin-a-Thons beginning January 30. Read more…

A visit to the patent law program

I enjoy visiting classroom lectures because I always learn something new from the leading experts who instruct our students. Recently, I joined the patent law master’s students for a two-hour lecture from Mr. Harold (Hal) Milton Jr., author of Patent Architecture, and I learned something much bigger than patent law. Mr. Milton is a model of great leadership with intellectual virtues and emotional intelligence for our students. Read more…

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