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$30 million donation given to Notre Dame for new building

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A new international studies building is coming to Notre Dame's campus thanks to a $30 million donations.  The university says Donald and Marilyn Keough gave the gift for the building.

The new hall will be named in honor of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins.  Jenkins hall will be connected to Nanovic Hall.  Nanovic Hall is another newly announced facility that will be constructed south of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

"This wonderful gift is the most recent instance of Don and Mickie Keough's tremendous generosity to Notre Dame," Father Jenkins said in a written statement. "I am truly humbled by their request to name this magnificent addition to our campus in my honor, and grateful beyond words for their gift."

Jenkins Hall will be home to the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and provide additional space for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

"Our family has been blessed in many ways, and that certainly includes the blessing of our longtime association with this great University," Donald Keough said in a written statement. "We believe in the power of Notre Dame to be a force for good in the world, and we know that the research and teaching that will be accomplished in this new facility will contribute to that end. We're especially pleased that the building will bear the name of Father Jenkins, who has made the continued internationalization of the University a top priority."

The Keoughs have made many other contributions to the university over the years, including the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Malloy Hall, which houses the Departments of Theology and Philosophy, three library collections and a men's residence hall named in Marilyn Keough's honor.

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