“Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.” This is the motto of the Notre Dame Boxing Team, which annually hosts an intramural charity tournament called “The Bengal Bouts” to support development efforts in the poverty-stricken country of Bangladesh. Founded by legendary college football coach Knute Rockne in 1931 and perpetuated by 80 years of blood, sweat, and tears, the Bengal Bouts represent a sacred Notre Dame tradition of dedicated students lacing up their gloves in a fight much larger than the ring in which they box. Now 80 years in the making, the unique story of Strong Bodies Fight will take you on an inspirational journey to a world of poverty seldom in films or media - A World of Hope.
While geographically remote, the islands of Inishbofin and Inishark, County Galway, are home to a rich cultural heritage. Inhabited since the Neolithic period onward, the archaeology and cultural heritage of Inishbofin and Inishark testify to the imagination, ingenuity, and perseverance of islanders. This richly illustrated video book, using multiple maps to locate historic villages, medieval ruins, and prehistoric settlements, introduces readers to a fascinating hidden island heritage. Using the free software Aurasma you can view 23 two- or eight-minute videos about the culture and heritage of Inishbofin and Inishark. To view the videos on any phone or tablet you can either go to Islandplacesislandlives.com or see page vi for detailed instructions.
All proceeds from this book go to the Inishbofin Children's Education Fund.
Island Places, Island Lives
St Colman's Abbey - Inishbofin
This is a sample of one of the 22 embedded videos in the book.
A small uninhabited island off the west coast of Ireland, where I have been working with archeologist Ian Kuijt for the past several years documenting excavations and the people who lived there.
Inishark Dig 2014
Some sample pictures of recent work in Ireland and Rome, Italy
Cry It Out
Cry It Out is a short film written and directed by my pal John Klein. I was honored to have shot his film on the Alexa XT at CineSpace Studios in Chicago. Currently at picture lock and in post for color and audio, we hope to start the festival circuit later this year.
Office of Digital Learning
The Office of Digital Learning brings together the many existing resources, programs, and offices tasked with developing digital learning content and fostering innovative teaching and learning at Notre Dame. The office leverages campus assets and offices to provide faculty, students, and staff with the tools, experience, funding, and guidance to deliver world-class instruction in all disciplines, on campus and on the global stage.
GoRuck was founded by special forces veterans making military grade packs and other gear. Events were then created to get people out "rucking" and working together in team environments. The Challenge is a 12+ hour event covering 15-20 miles carrying 30+ lbs in a pack. Good livin'!
Crushed the July 22nd GoRuck; 12 hours, 16 miles. Pics below.