Notre Dame Stories highlights the work and knowledge of the University's faculty and students. This podcast will feature interviews with Notre Dame faculty members who can lend insight into some of the major national and international stories of the day, as well as pieces that show the breadth of the life and research at the University.
The journey: The 2021 valedictorian
In the final episode of the season, we sit down with Madeline Owen, the valedictorian of the class of 2021. Madeline discusses her Notre Dame journey, and what it meant to finish that journey here, on campus.
Read more about Madeline at: https://news.nd.edu/news/madeline-owen-named-valedictorian-alexis-waldschmidt-selected-salutatorian/.
Notre Dame Stories podcasts will break for the summer. Some special episodes may be on the way, but our regular schedule won't resume until the new academic year. Thanks for listening.
Before the Sunrise: St. Joseph's Farm
In this episode, we look at the history of St. Joseph's Farm, a place where religious brothers cultivated land to provide fuel for the University. Today, the farm is being used to produce another kind of fuel: solar power.
With a Side of Knowledge: On 3D Printing & the Rise of Industry 4.0
We're changing things up a bit and featuring another podcast from the University of Notre Dame. Many of our listeners are probably familiar with it: It's called With a Side of Knowledge. Host Ted Fox interviews scholars from all over the disciplinary spectrum for some of the most interesting conversations in academia. In this episode, Ted interviews C. Fred Higgs, vice provost for academic affairs at Rice University.
Read more about With a Side of Knowledge at withasideofpod.nd.edu.
Notre Dame Stories will be back in May for two more episodes to close out the season for the academic year. Thanks for listening.
Will the stimulus slash poverty?
The American Rescue Plan—the latest pandemic stimulus—was signed into law earlier this month and it was billed as a means to slash poverty. We discuss that proposition with Jim Sullivan, economist and co-founder of the Wilson-Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities.
What's going on with the mail?
For the better part of a year, the mail has been increasingly slow…and COVID is only partly to blame.
To find out what’s behind this we spoke with James O’Rourke, professor of management in the Mendoza College of Business and an expert on corporate communications and reputation. O'Rourke has studied the cost structure and business of the United States Postal Service for more than a decade.
Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine
As most of the country awaits their turn in line to receive a coronavirus vaccine, some have questions about its safety, how it was developed, and what it means for life…after the vaccination.
Today we talk with Dr. Mark Mulligan '80, an infectious disease expert and head of NYU’s Langone Vaccine Center. Dr. Mulligan has worked on vaccine trials for decades, including most recently, the vaccine for COVID-19.
Really well-produced, and really interesting information on a wide range of issues. Showcases ND faculty well.