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 2022 Valedictorian: Devin Diggs
The Class of 2022 valedictorian Devin Diggs joins us to talk about his Notre Dame story, and what's in store after commencement. Among other activities, Diggs worked in Dr. Jessica Payne's Sleep, Stress and Memory Lab. Find out more about the lab at samlab.nd.edu.
This episode is the last of the season. We'll share a couple of special episodes over the summer, and then resume our normal schedule when the new academic year begins in the fall. Thanks for listening!
A Conversation with Commencement Speaker Archbishop Borys Gudziak
On March 23rd, Ukrainian Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak was announced as the keynote speaker at Notre Dame’s 177th commencement ceremony.
Ten days earlier, Archbishop Gudziak sat down for an interview for the Henri Nouwen Now and Then podcast, produced by the Henri Nouwen Society.
Henri Nouwen was a Dutch-born Catholic priest who taught psychology at Notre Dame for a time. The society that bears his name is dedicated to advancing Nouwen’s spiritual vision.
In this podcast episode, which originally aired on March 13, host and Nouwen Society executive director Karen Pascal, speaks with Archbishop Gudziak about his background and his perspective on the ongoing war in Ukraine. To hear the full episode, visit: https://henrinouwen.org/listen/borys-gudziak/.
Our sincere thanks to the Henri Nouwen Society for sharing this episode with us.
To read more about the Archbishop's selection as commencement speaker, visit https://news.nd.edu/news/ukrainian-archbishop-borys-gudziak-to-deliver-notre-dames-2022-commencement-address/.
Ukraine: Sanctions, War Crimes, and International Law
After 3 weeks, the war in Ukraine is only becoming costlier, and deadlier for both the militaries fighting, and the civilians caught in the middle.
We spoke with Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, about the international legal framework that could help bring the war to a close, and deal with its aftermath.
Learn more about Mary Ellen O'Connell: https://news.nd.edu/our-experts/mary-ellen-o-connell/
Understanding the 5G rollout
The rollout of 5G seemed to be going along smoothly until it wasn’t. So why did the airline industry ask for a pause in some areas? And, should we expect other disruptions in the future?
For answers, we turned to Nick Laneman, co-director of the Notre Dame Wireless Institute.
Learn more abut the Institute's work at wireless.nd.edu.
The Winter Olympics, Equality in Sports, and Exercising in the Cold
The Winter Olympics are here, and while they provide hours of incredible viewing for sports fans, they also offer insights into life and society. To explore the Olympics in this light, we turn to Cara Ocobock, assistant professor of anthropology.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Prof. Ocobock explains what makes the Olympics so appealing, but also what needs to happen to achieve greater equality for male and female athletes. Finally, Ocobock talks about what happens to the body in extreme temperatures, citing insights from her research working with reindeer herders in northern Finland.
Learn more about Ocobock and her research at https://anthropology.nd.edu/people/faculty/cara-ocobock/.
What's going on with the supply chain?
One of the biggest stories in the last half of 2021 was the supply chain. It seems everyone was impacted by shortages or delays in getting a product from a manufacturer to a consumer.
Well now that we’ve turned the page into 2022, where do we stand? To find out, we spoke with Kaitlin Wowak, associate professor of IT, analytics, and operations in the Mendoza College of Business.
Learn more about Kaitlin's work at mendoza.nd.edu/mendoza-directory/profile/katie-wowak/.
Really well-produced, and interesting information on a wide range of topics