FAITH IN THE BAY
A CONVERSATION WITH FATHER MICHAEL HURLEY
hosted by Young ND and the ND Club of San Jose/Silicon Valley
The Bay is an area of incredible technological innovation, but it does not always seem to mesh well with faith life as many of us understand it. What can we do to reconcile our work and faith lives? How does God manifest Himself in an environment so focused on innovation?
Greetings from Notre Dame-California, the hub for ND outreach and programs for young alums in the state. Did you know that we have a facility located in downtown Palo Alto, which is used by students and young ND entrepreneurs for events and conference room space? Throughout the year, we also host numerous ND groups, seminars, alumni events, and classes for the Silicon Valley Semester.
Are you looking for last minute summer hires?
150 ND Students Still Looking for Summer Internships
Are you looking for stellar talent to fill summer internships? Kaci Kelly (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Center for Career Development is working to place approximately 150 students who are interested in working in California this summer. These students represent a wide range of interests and majors. Kaci has compiled copies of their resumes, along with their contact and background info in this Google Doc…
Join Us for the ND Tech Forum this Thursday, April 4
Jan Muhlfeit, our featured speaker for the ND Tech Forum on April 4. Mr. Muhlfeit spent 22 years at Microsoft, ending his career as the Europe chairman.
Unlocking Human Potential: A Discussion with Jan Muhlfeit, former Chairman, Europe, Microsoft
Updates and Upcoming Events
March 15, 2019
Spring break is here and the 28 students who make up the Silicon Valley Semester (SVS) cohort all agree on one thing: the first half of the semester flew by! Some students traveled home to see family and many of them have planned trips together to see some of the majestic national parks and beautiful cities throughout California. Nine very lucky students just finished a Design Thinking course taught in conjunction with SAP over spring break. This intensive, 4-day class was a crash course in conducting user research, product design, and prototyping. The students finished the course with a product demo in front of a panel of industry professionals.…
Introducing News and Updates for Notre Dame-California
February 4, 2019
As many of you are aware, the Notre Dame-California program was established several years ago and seeks to elevate the State as a source and destination for Notre Dame student talent. Our program connects the University’s top-flight faculty, student scholars, and premier programs to dynamic opportunities on the West Coast. ND-CA is the embodiment of the University’s desire to be an active partner with alumni, parents, and industries across the state. We hope to contribute to and benefit from the educational, entrepreneurial, and creative initiatives that make California unique.…
Richard E. Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named interim director of Notre Dame California. He succeeds Patrick J. Flynn, Duda Family Professor of Engineering, who served as interim director from July 2016 through June of this year. As of July 1, Flynn assumed the position of chair of the University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The SVB Trek is an annual four-day event sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank that aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of exceptional college students by introducing them to industry leaders and investors and giving them hands-on experience to help them succeed in bringing their ideas to fruition. Through Notre Dame California, Notre Dame junior Jaclyn Daily was selected to attend the 2017 SVB Trek. She has shared her experience with us.…
Notre Dame opened its Palo Alto facility on Feb. 10 and held its first classes for the Notre Dame Silicon Valley Semester program there on Feb. 16. The facility, home to Notre Dame California, was constructed in an AT&T building in downtown Palo Alto.
Some 175 years after Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., trekked through the frozen Indiana wilderness to found the University of Notre Dame, 10 Notre Dame juniors majoring in computer science and engineering have begun their own journey to the University’s next frontier: Silicon Valley.
Bryan K. Ritchie, currently president and chief executive officer of GrowthSPORT, has been appointed vice president and associate provost for innovation at Notre Dame, effective in March. In this role, Ritchie will lead the University’s new IDEA Center initiative and coordinate Notre Dame’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs.
Notre Dame will create new innovation and commercialization initiatives under a new entity to be known as the IDEA Center—standing for Innovation, Discovery and Enterprise Acceleration. To be located in Innovation Park, the center will provide technical services and expertise for idea development, technology translation, business formation and commercialization.
In a data-driven economy, industry leaders rely increasingly on skilled professionals who can see the significance in data and use it to solve business challenges, create new opportunities and shape change. With a growing need for skilled data scientists, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with AT&T, has announced its new online master of science degree with a specialization in data science. This degree program will prepare graduates for careers as data scientists in a wide range of industry fields fields including management, marketing, information technology, government policy, health care, finance, education and scientific research.
Patrick J. Flynn, Duda Family Professor of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed interim director of Notre Dame California by Provost Thomas G. Burish. Flynn succeeds Gregory P. Crawford, who assumed the presidency of Miami University on July 1.