Covering Coronavirus

The pandemic alters life at Our Lady's University

As Notre Dame responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with the students and researchers who are impacted by the situation and working to understand it.

Close up of 1879 date on Main Building.

Lessons from the past, hope for the future

As the University prepares to confer degrees on the Class of 2020, we speak with the class valedictorian, Brady Stiller, about this unique moment in Notre Dame history.

Lady of Guadalupe painting on a tree at St. Joesph Lake

Connection in the time of pandemic

In this episode, we examine two connections shown in dramatic ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. First, the connection between humankind and the planet: We speak with a climate scientist on how the economic shut down is impacting the planet, and how coronavirus could be a template for the fight against climate change.

Then, we explore the connection between doctor and patient, and how the science of compassion is on full display.

Jason McLachlan, associate director of biological sciences
Dominic Vachon; John G. Sheeny, M.D., Director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care

"When Irish Eyes are Smiling" arranged by David Tran

A woman looks out a large orate window in Italy

A student’s work to help Italy deal with COVID-19

As campus shuts down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with Paolo Mazzara ’23, an undergrad who is spending quarantine aiding Italian healthcare workers.

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