Monday, August 23, 2010

PHOTO #2 OF THE DAY: Welcome "Dome!"

Here's a photo of the crowd that gathered today at the steps of Notre Dame's Main Building -- the "Golden Dome" -- to welcome home Greg and Renate Crawford. Here's a link to the story:


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Crawford's are "DOME"

Here's a photo taken in the last couple of hours in front of Notre Dame's Main Building -- with the "stars" of the day; Greg and Renate Crawford. Greg Crawford, Dean of Notre Dame's College of Science and his wife Renate, just completed a 2,300 mile bike ride -- "Desert to Dome" -- from the steps of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation (Tucson, AZ) to the steps of the Golden Dome. (In the photo LtoR: Father Ted, Ara Parseghian, Renate Crawford, Father Jenkins, Greg Crawford, Cindy Parseghian and Jean Gorman) Congratulations!


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Desert to Dome: DOME TODAY!

The 2,000+ mile journey from Tucson, AZ to Notre Dame, IN ends today at noon for University of Notre Dame's Dean of the College of Science, Greg Crawford and his wife Renate. They left Tucson July 24th on their bikes -- with the hopes of "bringing home" the relationship with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation to Notre Dame -- and raising the awareness of the research being conducted to find a cure for Neimann-Pick Type C, a disease that took the lives of three of Coach Parseghian's grandkids. Well, they're just hours away from doing just that! If you're on campus today -- please join the Notre Dame Family in welcoming back the Crawford's! They're scheduled to be pedaling up Notre Dame Avenue at noon today -- and there's a welcoming reception planned at the Main Circle.


Notre Dame's "One of a Kind"

No, he doesn't play the harp! University of Notre Dame's starting left guard, Chris Stewart -- all 6'-5" 351 lbs. of him -- is the only NCAA FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION player enrolled in Law School this fall. Stewart, who graduated this past Spring with honors from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business -- starts classes this morning in Notre Dame's Law School. Here's a story written by Irish Sports Daily's Chris McCollum where Stewart lays out his plan for success in the classroom and on the football field this fall:


Notre Dame: Kids Need Sleep!

Did you ever think that lack of sleep might keep your kids or grandkids from attending Notre Dame? It just might. University of Notre Dame Psychologist, Jessica Payne has been studying the lack of sleep's effect on memory and creativity -- and she has found that: “Sleeping allows you to take what you’ve learned, especially new things you’ve learned, and recombine those bits and pieces of information into novel ways that allow you to have creative insights, make inferences, and extrapolate across large amounts of information and extract the gist, “ So, what's enough sleep for your kids? Here you go: Though every child is different, in general, it’s recommended that young children (1 to 3 years) should sleep 12 to 14 hours; children (3 to 5 years) should get 11 to 13 hours; while school-aged children (first through fifth grades) should be sleeping 10 to 11 hours. Jessica also consults with businesses about how lack of sleep can impact making sound business decisions. I wonder if my seven hours last night was enough? Here's a link to video the University of Notre Dame just released on this very subject: