Notre Dame set to build Keough School of Global Affairs

first_imgIn August 2017, Notre Dame will open the Donald R. Keough School of Global Affairs — its first new college or school since the Mendoza College of Business was founded in 1921.A University press release issued Wednesday said the school was made possible by $50 million donated by Donald and Marilyn Keough and will be housed in Jenkins Hall, a building named for University President Fr. John Jenkins to be constructed beginning in spring 2015 on Notre Dame Ave. south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.According to the press release, “the school will conduct research on critical issues of international development, peace, human rights and governance; offer a master’s degree in global affairs and support a range of innovative dual-degree programs and undergraduate programs to enhance students’ preparation for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.”Current professor of history R. Scott Appleby will serve as the school’s inaugural Marilyn Keough Dean, the press release stated.The Keough School will include many already-existing international units, including the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.Donald Keough is chairman of the board of investment banking firm Allen & Company Inc. after retiring as president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company in 1993.According to the press release, the Keoughs’ contributions have also led to the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, two endowed chairs in Irish studies, a summer internship program for Notre Dame students in Ireland, Malloy Hall, three library collections, the restoration of O’Connell House in Dublin, the Keough-Hesburgh Professorships for scholars who demonstrate a commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission and the Keough Hall men’s residence.“Through the Keough School, Notre Dame will prepare students for effective and ethically grounded professional leadership in government, the private sector and global civil society, engaging them in the worldwide effort to address the greatest challenges of our century: threats to security and human dignity that come in the form of crushing poverty and underdevelopment; failed governance and corruption; resource wars; civil wars; and other forms of political violence and human rights violations,” Jenkins said in the press release.Tags: Donald R. Keough, Global Affairs, Jenkins Hall, Keough School of Global Affairs, Marilyn Keough, R. Scott Applebylast_img read more

Right now, your digital presence is who you are

first_imgWith everything happening these days, your digital presence is either your most prominent asset or your most obviously-neglected marketing liability for the foreseeable future.People have now been stuck at home or afraid to come see you for months. Many are planning on staying home for a long time. That makes your digital presence more important than ever. And yet, what we’re seeing in the meantime isn’t reassuring.  Websites and content are going without updates. Social media feeds are trailing off into nonexistence. Community involvement is as shut down as all the canceled public events.Neo was right. If you die in the Matrix, you die in real life.You can’t afford to let your digital presence falter. People need to know you’re alive, well, and still human. The only way to tell them this is to keep those lines of communication open. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ireland’s Donncha O’Callaghan joins Worcester after 17-year Munster stay

first_img O’Callaghan was also selected for two British and Irish Lions tours, playing Test rugby during the 2005 New Zealand trip and in South Africa four years later. ” The opportunity to bring someone in with such international and European experience is a real coup for the club,” Worcester rugby director Dean Ryan said. ” It’s important to get a balance of proven and experienced performers and young developing talent integrated within the squad. “Donncha has tremendous know-how at the highest level and will be able to offer our younger players a great deal of advice. “His experience and leadership can only be of benefit to the team as we prepare for life in the Aviva Premiership.” And O’Callaghan added: ” I am very grateful to Munster for all that they’ve done for me, but now I am hungry for my new challenge. “The developments and structures in place at Warriors are very exciting, but also the quality of management and the players at the club are something I cannot wait to be a part of.” The 36-year-old will move to Sixways after spending 17 seasons with Munster. The 94 times-capped forward played in the last three World Cups, while in 2009 he helped Ireland win the Six Nations title in Grand Slam fashion. His last Ireland appearance came more than two years ago. Worcester have announced the signing of Ireland international lock Donncha O’Callaghan.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Warriors star Stephen Curry discusses his performance in return from injury

first_img Draymond Green injury update: Warriors F ‘unlikely’ to return on road trip Golden State guard Klay Thompson, who tallied 21 points against the Pistons, said it shouldn’t take the team long to re-adjust to playing with Curry.“I expect him to be great for us the rest of the road trip and beyond,” Thompson said. “He’s such an amazing talent … He’s so good, you can insert him in any lineup, any system and he’s going to thrive.”The Warriors hold a 15-9 record after falling to the Pistons. They’ll face the Hawks in Atlanta on Monday. Curry shot 3 of 9 from 3-point range and also grabbed five rebounds in the loss. He said he thought his play improved throughout the game.“It was two different halves for me,” Curry said. “The first half, I was going 100 miles an hour. Just didn’t have the right timing, wasn’t seeing the floor very well, or seeing the rim very well, for that matter. The second half was better. I was a little bit more aggressive, decisive.” Curry discussed his performance with reporters after the game.“It was nice to get back out there, get my legs back underneath me,” Curry said (via The Mercury News). “Played a terrible first half, pretty much set the tone for the game.” Related News Stephen Curry is happy to be back on the court.The Warriors star returned to the lineup and scored 27 points in his team’s 111-102 loss to the Pistons on Saturday. It was Curry’s first game since he injured his groin against the Bucks on Nov. 8.last_img read more