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COVID-19 and the Child Left Behind

One of the goals of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is free and equal access to education and universal literacy and numeracy. But the coronavirus pandemic has led to one of the largest disruptions in the history of global education. This article examines possible ways to ensure every child has the opportunity of a quality education.
COVID-19 and the child left behind
Read time: 5 minutes

Through the Forest

Over the past twenty years, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) has grown to include mainstage productions, a touring company, community programming and special guest artists and lectures. While their milestone celebration was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, NDSF has ambitious plans for expansion and reinvention.
Through the Forest
Read time: 5 minutes

Pop Culture, Youth, and Peacebuilding

What is the role of youth and young adults in building peace? Catherine Bolten, associate professor of anthropology and peace studies, tries to answer that question and more with Siobhan McEvoy Levy, professor of political science and peace and conflict studies at Butler University.
Pop Culture, Youth, and Peacebuilding
Listen time: 20 minutes
Tune in live this week for virtual events from Notre Dame:

Sustainable Business Development in the Age of Coronavirus
Tue, July 14, 8:30 AM EDT
How is the coronavirus pandemic changing sustainable businesses?

Fostering Pastoral Creativity in the Community
Tue, July 14, 3:30 PM EDT
This seminar is the eighth in a free, ten-part series hosted by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Entertainment: The Cheryl and Scotty Show
Tue, July 14, 7 PM EDT
A special night of entertainment during the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival 2020.

Marriage to a Citizen
Wed, July 15, 12 PM EDT
The Mexico Virtual Lecture Series highlights the connections between Notre Dame and Mexico.

Race and Building Communities of Belonging: USA, UK, and Brazil
Thu, July 16, 9 AM EDT
The ND International roundtable will focus on perspectives from three countries.

Live Irish Musical Performance from Kylemore Abbey
Thu, July 16, 3 PM EDT
Enjoy a free, live concert from Kylemore Abbey's Gothic Chapel.

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