Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

While my kids are always up-to-date on the latest trends in technology and culture, I sometimes find it a struggle to keep up. It seems as if society as a whole has been evolving more rapidly in recent years. What is current today is old news tomorrow. Whether it be education, business, healthcare, the environment, sports, or a host of other topics, many are contemplating what the future will look like. And of course, the social and economic implications of the ongoing pandemic are causing additional and unexpected seismic shifts.

Our team is excited to announce Where We’re Going, a virtual and interactive ThinkND program that will debut next week. We invite the ND family to join faculty and industry practitioners in exploring these critical themes, and how the work that happens here at Notre Dame relates to the country and the world at large. Appropriately, the first series will focus on global citizenship and consider the interconnected nature of our communities. Register and join us for the first Zoom event​ at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 17​, led by Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School for Global Affairs Scott Appleby​ ’78.

I hope you will consider participating, as we strive together to be forces for good for humanity, and our brothers and sisters across the world.

Yours in Notre Dame,
Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association
Football Fridays: Duke Week

Join the Alumni Association for virtual Football Fridays at 1 p.m. ET tomorrow, featuring interviews with Brady Quinn ’07 and Brian Kelly, a Reporter's Roudup, and much more!
Where We’re Going

This weekly enrichment series will explore this point in history and how the work happening on Notre Dame’s campus and beyond relates to and impacts the United States and the world at large.
Building A Catholic Worker Community in Charlottesville

Laura and Steve Brown ’95 have dedicated themselves to offering affordable housing and a stable community at their Catholic Worker urban homestead in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Library Lawn: The Student Gathering Space

Complete with Adirondack chairs, fire pits, and pergolas, the newly installed Library Lawn will provide a welcoming outdoor setting for students throughout the fall semester.
Black Domers Shared Reading Experience

Please join the NDAA affinity groups in discussing this powerful and inspiring collection of essays that chronicle Black alumni experiences from the 1940s to today.


9/11 Memorial Prayer Service: Friday, September 11 | 8:45 p.m. ET
Hosted by Student Government, University President Emeritus Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., ’63, ’67 M.A., ’69 M.Th. will preside and intercessions will be read by students from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. » STREAM

London Book Club: Wednesday, September 16 | 1 p.m. ET
Professor Susan Ohmer continues our look at famed director Alfred Hitchcock and the role London played in his films and life. » REGISTER

Communicating Across Cultures: Friday, September 18 | Noon ET
Chris Murphy ’89, VP of Corporate Communications at AT&T, will be featured in part two of this four-week series on improving workplace communications. » REGISTER

Inspiring Conversations: Tuesday, September 22 | 1 p.m. ET
Muffet McGraw, former head women’s basketball coach, is the next guest to discuss mission, empathy, courage, and adaptability in leadership. » REGISTER


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