Rev. Robert O. Smith will be stepping down from his role with the University of Notre Dame when his contract ends this summer. Smith, who holds concurrent faculty appointments in the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Department of Theology, has been the academic director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway since 2014.
We are currently monitoring events in Jerusalem and the surrounding region, following the announcement by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital during a White House speech on December 6. U.S. officials have indicated their plan to reinforce security at multiple American embassies across the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as in other areas around the world. Indications of protest and unrest have already been recorded and we expect they will continue for some time.…
The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.
On Wednesday night, hundreds of students gathered in the ballroom at the Morris Inn to explore different study abroad programs offered by Notre Dame International and discuss these opportunities with representatives.
This past summer, some students set their sights beyond the United States.
Some turned to China, Israel or the United Kingdom. Others looked to Russia, Ireland or South Africa. A handful focused on France, Brazil or Italy.
The University of Notre Dame and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest are pleased to present “Building Bridges of Faith,” a photographic depiction of papal visits to the Holy Land. Forty-four photographs of four visits by Blessed Pope Paul VI, Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis are included in the exhibition at the Hesburgh Library on the Notre Dame campus. The exhibit will be on display until December 9, 2017 and is organized by Notre Dame International.
Notre Dame International is aware of the current tension and violence occurring in the Israeli-Palestinian context. Our programs through the Jerusalem Global Gateway and Tantur Ecumenical Institute continue to operate normally.
Scholars from both universities will gather March 12-15 in McKenna Hall to examine the authority and interpretation of the Bible—arguably one of the most disputed topics in the history of ecumenical dialogue.