Welcome to this week's ThinkND Weekly Digest highlighting friendships and relationships for International Day of Friendship celebrated on July 30.

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A Different Kind of Research

When Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., started the Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity 12 years ago, he wanted to do research in the developing world that built partnerships, invested in long-term relationships, and presented Notre Dame outwardly in a new way.
A Different Kind of Research
Read time: 3 minutes

Digital Friends

Social media has changed the way many of us forge and foster friendships. In this episode of Ethics and Culture Cast, Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, Rev. Harrison Ayre, and Rev. Anthony Sciarappa share how social media has impacted their encounters and friendships.
Digital Friends on Faith and Friendship Through Social Media
Listen time: 23 minutes

Dare to Dance Hand-in-Hand

Sophia (Buono) Martinson '18 has always loved dancing. In this TEDxUND talk, Sophia shares how dance can an uplifting experience, a vehicle for positive culture change and can help foster loving relationships.
Dare to Dance Hand-in-Hand
Watch time: 11 minutes
Tune in live this week for virtual events from Notre Dame:

Research Uncorked – “The Ethics of Innovation: Framing the Future of Tech”
Tue, July 21, 6:00 PM EDT
Join the conversation with Mark McKenna, Director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center.

Designing for Co-Responsibility
Wed, July 22, 3:30 PM EDT
This seminar is the ninth in a free, ten-part series hosted by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

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