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First Robot Completes College Course: Takes Philosophy of Love Class at Notre Dame de Namur University

Advanced social robot Bina48 also competes in debate with U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University Students Receive Stipends in Statewide Competition for MFT Candidates

Jose Del Toro and Joe Gutierez awarded $18,500 grants for counseling in public mental health facilities. Read More.

Distinguished Thinkers Forum at Notre Dame de Namur University Presents Michael Chertoff and Dr. William Bennett on November 8

Point/counterpoint to cover Muslim travel ban, DACA, immigration, and sanctuary cities. Read More.

Gothic Thriller Ravenscroft at Notre Dame de Namur University

Fun-filled mystery for Halloween season at Notre Dame de Namur University Theatre, 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont from October 17–21, 2017. Read more.

Notre Dame de Namur Sports Teams off to Best Start Ever

Argonauts have winning record in men’s and women’s soccer and in women’s volleyball: men’s soccer undefeated. Read more.

Notre Dame de Namur University Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report Regional Rankings

NDNU places in top 5% nationally in diversity and sociology in College Factual listings. Read more.

Lacrosse Team at Notre Dame de Namur University “Adopts” Two San Carlos Youths

NDNU partners with Team IMPACT to provide support for eight-year-old with chronic illness. Read More.

NDNU President Judith Maxwell Greig on Non-Renewal of DACA

Statement to NDNU community on federal government’s decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More.

Wiegand Gallery Presents New Work by Faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University

Ten featured artists to display paintings, prints, and installations. Read More.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Jonathan Freedman to Lead Drop-in Writing Workshop at Notre Dame de Namur University

Weekly seminar open to all students at the campus. Read More. 

Notre Dame de Namur University Inaugurates New Business Bachelor’s Program with Mission College

NDNU and Mission College announced that they are launching a new bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration on the campus of Mission College. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University Launches Integrated Liberal Studies Program with MA and Teaching Credential in Five Years

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) announced that beginning in fall 2017, students will be able to complete the coursework for an elementary school teaching credential, a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s, all in five years. Read More.

Douglas Rice Assumes Post of Interim Dean of School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) announced today that Professor Douglas Rice has been appointed to the post of interim dean of the School of Business and Management. Read More.

NDNU Third Distinguished Thinkers Forum Features Former CIA Director John E. McLaughlin

Luncheon talk on the Influence of Putin, Russia, and their foreign intelligence service on global democratic elections takes place in Burlingame, California, on June 27, 2017. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University’s 165th Commencement Features First Graduates from Tracy Campus

NDNU’s 165th Commencement ceremony on May 6, 2017, featured the first NDNU graduates to earn their degrees at the university’s campus in Tracy, California. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University Confers Degrees on 543 Graduates

NDNU’s 165th Commencement featured the first graduates to earn their degrees at the university’s satellite campus in Tracy, California. Read More.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo ’83 of Guam to Welcome New Alumni at Notre Dame de Namur Commencement on May 6

The Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017, will feature special remarks and a welcome to new alumni from Governor Eddie Baza Calvo of Guam. Governor Calvo is an NDNU alumnus, and his son Paul Jerome (PJ) Calvo will also be graduating this year. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University Student Jessica I. Gonzalez Honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is pleased to announce that undergraduate student Jessica I. Gonzalez has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Read More.

Koret Foundation Donates Second $1M to Ralston Hall Renovation at Notre Dame de Namur University to Honor Tad Taube

Notre Dame de Namur University announced that the Koret Foundation has pledged an additional $1 million for the renovation of Ralston Hall, the campus’ historic administration building and community special event space now closed for seismic retrofitting. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur Announces New $500K Gift from Sobrato Family

Belmont, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) announced today that John A. and Susan Sobrato will be donating an additional $500,000 toward the renovation of historic Ralston Hall and the founding of a Sobrato Family Learning Commons in the rebuilt structure. This is a second capstone gift from the Sobrato family for the renovation campaign. Read More.

Former Notre Dame de Namur University President John B. (Jack) Oblak Passes Away

Belmont, Calif.—Former Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) President John B. (Jack) Oblak passed away on March 23 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania, near his home. As NDNU’s president, Jack Oblak led the effort to rename the university (previously College of Notre Dame) and established a four-school structure for the academic programs. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University Trustee Kris Zavoli Receives Joe Allen Exemplar Award from the College Board

Belmont, Calif.—Kris Zavoli, an alumna and member of the Board of Trustees of Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), was named the 2017 recipient of the Joe Allen Exemplar Award, the most prestigious award conferred by the Western Regional Assembly of the College Board. The award acknowledges a “leader of leaders” who has made contributions on behalf of students over an extended period of time. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University Announces Libby and Len Traubman as Speakers for May 6 Commencement

Belmont, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) announced that Libby and Len Traubman will be the speakers at this year’s Commencement on Saturday, May 6. The graduation ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. on the university’s campus in Belmont, California. Read More. 

Notre Dame de Namur University Offers New Online Master’s Program in ESL Teaching

Belmont, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is launching a new program that allows students to earn an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) while studying online from anywhere in the world. The program’s first cohort will begin in fall 2017.* Applications are now open. Read More.

Notre Dame de Namur University Offers New Programs in Tracy

Belmont, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) announced that its campus in Tracy, California, is accepting applications for new undergraduate and graduate programs. Prospective students can now apply to earn either a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential, or a bachelor of science in Human Services. Read More. 

Notre Dame de Namur University Receives Grant for Biology Teacher Preparation

Belmont, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) has received a grant of $183,536 from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a new four-year program that will prepare high school and middle school teachers in the biological sciences. The program is now in the planning stages and will welcome its first cohort of students in fall 2018. Read More.

NDNU President Greig’s Response to Immigration Executive Order

Belmont, Calif. – One of the many things that makes the Notre Dame de Namur University community so special is our diversity. We are a community formed by individuals from many walks of life, of every race and ethnicity, from many regions of the world, and with many different perspectives. Read More