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$15 million gift to fund Morris Inn renovation

November 09, 2011

Rendering of Morris Inn renovation

A $15 million gift by longtime University of Notre Dame supporter Ernestine Raclin, The Carmichael Foundation, and her family to the “Spirit of Notre Dame” campaign will fund a major renovation and expansion of the Morris Inn, the full-service, on-campus hotel that was constructed nearly 60 years ago with a gift from her parents, the late Ernest M. and Ella L. Morris.

The Morris Inn was dedicated in May 1952. The renovation and expansion project is expected to begin in late summer 2012, with most of the construction intended to be completed by fall 2013. Read More

Notre Dame begins installation of new vertical accelerator

October 25, 2011

Vertical Accelerator Installation

Things are about to get a lot faster at Notre Dame as work begins on the installation of the new vertical accelerator. The new National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 5 MV accelerator represents a major equipment upgrade for the University and is the first accelerator NSF has funded in nuclear physics in nearly a quarter century.

For more information on the vertical accelerator, click here. Read More

Notre Dame to build new employee wellness center

October 07, 2011

Notre Dame to build new employee wellness center

The University of Notre Dame will break ground this fall on a new wellness center that will offer employees convenient, quality health care through an on-site medical clinic and pharmacy. To be located at the corner of Wilson Drive and Bulla Road on the northeast corner of the Notre Dame campus, the center is scheduled to open Summer of 2012.

“The health and well-being of our employees are important priorities for the University,” said Robert McQuade, vice president for human resources. “By implementing this innovative solution, we are furthering our commitment to provide the resources and benefits necessary to ensure our faculty and staff have access to quality, affordable medical care.” Read More

Construction on Notre Dame's new hockey arena continues

August 24, 2011

Construction on Notre Dame's new hockey arena continues

Construction on the new home for “Notre Dame Hockey Night in South Bend” continues. The Compton Family Ice Arena is scheduled to open in mid-October.

The main arena incorporates a traditional barrel vaulted roof supported by a series of bow trusses. The west (visitors) end of the arena will be reserved for student and hockey band seating on both levels.

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“Word of Life” mural undergoes preventative maintenance

June 07, 2011

Work underway on "Word of Life" mural

As retired Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., describes it, the massive “Word of Life” mural on the north side of the building which has since been named for him was something of an afterthought.

The Ellerbe Becket firm of St. Paul, Minn., designers of what was in 1963 called the Memorial Library, were governed by a librarian’s utilitarian distaste for windows, which admitted problematic and potentially manuscript-damaging light and could distract attention from the printed page. Read More

Carole Sandner Hall Completion

May 03, 2011

Phase I of the Carole Sandner Hall project is nearing completion, with occupancy scheduled for the week of May 16, 2011.  The project included reconstruction of the existing Earth Science Building which involved razing of the existing flat roof additions, selective renovation to the original 6,900 sf two story chapel, and construction of a new 29,550 sf addition.  Read More

Compton Family Center

February 14, 2011

Construction has begun on the Compton Family Center - a new, on-campus, two-rink ice facility designed to help meet the needs of the campus and regional community and the Notre Dame hockey program.

The main arena, with its traditional barrel vaulted roof supported by a series of bow trusses will have a capacity of approximately 5,000 patrons (seated and standing room combined) on two levels. The west (visitors) end of the arena will be reserved for student and hockey band seating on both levels. Club seating, general admission seating and the media center will also be located on the upper level. Standing room areas will be plentiful around the arena on both levels of the open concourse concept. The arena is scheduled to open in mid-October 2011. Read More

Innovation Park Earns LEED Silver

February 08, 2011


Innovation Park, Notre Dame’s start-up incubator for transforming innovations into viable marketplace ventures, has earned LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read More