Remembering Emil T. Hofman

I was very sorry to hear today about the passing of Professor Emeritus Emil T. Hofman, a legend at Notre Dame, who until recently, was still greeting people on his bench near the Main Building. I met Emil soon after I came to campus in 2008, when he said, “Hey, Dean!” and invited me to sit with him. I returned to my office talking about this kind, elderly gentleman, and Marianne, my assistant who had been on staff more than 50 years, explained, “That is the legendary Professor Hofman!”

Emil T. Hofman

Emil T. Hofman

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Day 21: Baton Rouge to New Orleans, La.

Media interviews in Baton Rouge

Media interviews in Baton Rouge

Today’s ride was uneventful – a little windy, but overall a relatively smooth from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Two television stations in Baton Rouge had covered the NPC story, so we got a lot of supportive honking on the way out of town.

It was a very busy afternoon, starting with three interviews for the local CBS, NBC and PBS stations in New Orleans. I really appreciate all of the media supporting our cause and helping us raise awareness for NPC. Read more »

The Undergraduate Research Experience

Research Like a Champion TodayFor our undergraduate students in the College of Science, studies go far beyond coursework, thanks to a thriving undergraduate research program.  I am so proud to see that undergraduate involvement in research continues to grow every year.

Our students find research opportunities both during the academic year and during the summer. They work with faculty, graduate students and other undergraduates on real research projects that have the potential to make a lasting impact. Through research, students deepen their understanding of a topic of interest and experience first-hand what it truly means to be a scientist. Read more »