2016 -17

The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant


Ivan Carballude, 18’, Major in History and Economics
Golden Frontier: How the Portuguese Empire Used Indigenous Knowledge to Unlock the  Riches of Minas Gerais

Lisbon, Portugal

 

The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant for Best Undergraduate Travel & Research Proposal


Kelly Smith, 18’, Major in History 
Disability and Dissent: An Examination of the T4 Program and Public Outcry

Berlin, Germany

 

The Dan and Cheryl Commers Endowment for the Nanovic Institute


Jennifer Flanagan, 18’, Major in International Economics and French
Internship with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

 

The Katie Murphy McMahon Grant for Russian and East-Central European Studies

 

Allison Bartoszewicz, 18’, Major in English 
Live-In Assistant within L'Arche International Community

Barka, Slovenia

 

Ariana Zlioba, 18’, Major in Political Science 
Lithuanian International Student Services Internship

Vilnius, Lithuania

 

The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies


Ruying Gao, 19’, Major in Mathematics 
J.M.W. Turner: Revolutionary Paintings for Revolutionary Social Views?

London, England

 

The Vill Family Endowment for Excellence in the Nanovic Institute

 

Francesco Tassi, 18’, Major in International Economics and Peace Studies
Understanding Integration: A Study of Local Dynamics, Refugees & Asylum Seekers In Southern Europe

Bisaccia, Santorso, Corchiano, Bassano Romano, S'ant Angelo, Italy

 

The Palladio Prize for Best Internship Proposal in Architecture

 

Ryan Dolinar, 18’, Major in Architecture 
Summer Intern Architect at ARCAS

 

Break Travel and Research Seniors
 

Christine Anspach, 17’, Major in Art History 
Art History Honors Thesis: The Work of Contemporary French Artist Annette Messager

New York (New York), USA


Cassandra Dinaro, 17’, Major in Program of Liberal Studies and English
Feminist History of The Winter's Tale in Performance

London, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England


Rachel Ganson, 17’, Major in Political Science 
Teaching Men to Fish: A Study of International Law and Inter-state Cooperation in Mediterranean Fisheries

Madrid, Malaga, Vigo, Spain


Stephanie Leung, 17’, Major in Architecture 
Nordic Architecture: Contemporary Design Rooted in Classicism

Stockholm; Helsinki, Sweden; Finland


Randi McQueen, 18’, Major in Architecture and French & Francophone Studies
The Urbanization of Peripheral Paris

Paris, France


Katherine Sanders, 17’, Major in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics
Ogham Stones: Cryptography crosses disciplines to solve ancient mysteries

Dublin, Limerick, Ireland

 

Niklas Thorsrud, 17’, Major in Architecture 
A Study of the Preservation and Restorative Methods of Two Historic German Cities After World War II

Dresden, Cologne, Germany

 

Olivia Till, 17’, Major in Political Science 
Sufis and Secularists: Senegalese Muslim Immigrants in France

Paris, France

 

Thomas Boyle, 18’, Major in Architecture 
Building London's Clubland

London, England

 

Joseph Cederoth, 17’, Major in Architecture 
Theory and Design in Twentieth Century Italian Architecture

Rome, Turin, Milan, Italy

 

Beverly Kyalwazi, 17’, Major in Biology and Psychology
A Closer Look at the Intersection of Medicine and Government: How Have Junior Doctors in the United Kingdom Responded to Contract Negotiations with Public Health Officials?

London, Oxford, England

 

Megan Moffitt, 17’, Major in Political Science and Peace Studies
Comparing the History and Influence of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and St. Peter's Basilica

Rome, Vatican City, Italy

 

Patrick Ntwari, 17’, Major in Aerospace Engineering and French
Kamel Daoud: Controversial Arab Writers and their Effect on Public Opinion

Paris, Angers, France

 

Ryan Puszka, 17’, Major in Philosophy and Economics
A Comparative Exploration of the Cultural and Traditional Value of Terroir in Wine from Burgundies to Brunello

Beaune, Montalcino, France, Italy

 

Priscilla Quaye, 18’, Major in Italian and Architecture
The First Step to Healing: Approaching Thesis Research

Rome, Tivoli , Italy

 

Jean Carlo Yunen Arostegui, 17’, Major in Film, Theatre and Television and Environmental Science
Documenting Climate Change

Oslo, Lofoten Archipielago, Norway

 

Eric Zidarich, 17’, Major in Architecture 
Recovering Humanity in Design: How Can We Give Cities Back to the People?

London, England

 

Margaret Arriola, 17’, Major in English and Arts and Letter Pre Health (APH2)
What Works? Social Inequality in Twentieth Century Dublin Working Class Theatre

Dublin, Ireland

 

Daniel DeToro, 17’, Major in History and Economics
"Emergency Economics": the Economic Origins of British Counterinsurgency at the End of Empire, 1945-1963

London, England

 

Alexandra Fedynsky, 17’, Major in Anthropology and Romance Languages
Senior Thesis: Representations of Linguistic Art in Response to Violence in France and Ukraine

Paris, Nice, France

 

Lea Hix, 17’, Major in Psychology and Pre-Health
An exploratory, interview-based study on German Physician Assistants: Their experiences, acceptance, & integration into healthcare in Germany

Heidelberg,  Pforzheim, Achern, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, Germany

 

Tiffani McCormick, 17’, Major in Accountancy 
Irish Studies Minor Capstone- Ireland's Daughters: Women of the 1916 Easter Uprising

Dublin, Ireland

 

Robert Myak, 17’, Major in Spanish and Arts and Letters Preprofessional
Ecclesiastical Corruption and Dissidence in Leopoldo Alas's "La Regenta"

Madrid, Barcelona, Oviedo, Spain

 

Megan Toal, 17’, Major in Spanish and Program of Liberal Studies
The Epiphany in Madrid: How Modern Spain Celebrates a Catholic Holiday
Madrid, Spain

 

Break Travel and Research Sophomores/Juniors
 

Kristin Andrejko, 19’, Major in Science Business 
Getting to Zero: How does Switzerland's interdisciplinary vaccine research network lead world-wide malaria elimination efforts?

Zurich, Basel, Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Braeden Benedict, 19’, Major in Electrical Engineering 
Renewable Electricity in Switzerland: A Study of Successful Energy Policy

Zurich, St. Gallen, Laufenburg, Bern, Geneva, Switzerland

 

Molly Burton, 18’, Major in Gender Studies and Philosophy
Should prostitution be legalized or decriminalized in order to more successfully fight against human trafficking?

Stockholm, Amersterdam, The Hague, Sweden, The Netherlands

 

Kelsey Cummings, 18’, Major in Mechanical Engineering 
An Immersion into an Environmentalist Mindset to Influence Future Engineering Designs

Oslo, Norway

 

Justin Garrard, 19’, Major in Computer Science 
European Intelligence and Security Reform

Brussels; Paris; Berlin; Copenhagen, Belgium; France; Germany; Denmark

 

Colleen Halpin, 18’, Major in Mathematics and Theology
Experiencing the House of Brigid: An Opportunity to Strengthen Present Ministries and Discern God’s Call for the Future

Wexford, Dublin, Ireland

 

Flannan Hehir, 18’, Major in Mechanical Engineering 
Energiewende and Germany's Command of the Renewable Energy Experiment

Munich, Frankfurt, Hanover, Feldheim, Berlin, Germany

 

Nicolle Ho, 18’, Major in Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics 
Geomapping Vietnamese diaspora communities in France: Preliminary research and comparison to Vietnamese communities in the United States

Paris, Marseille, France

 

Alex Joyce, 17’, Major in Theatre and Spanish
Hands-on Discernment Research at the House of Brigid

Wexford, Dublin, Ireland

 

Alex Kruszewski, 19’, Major in Finance and Film, Television and Theatre
Financing Brexit

London, England

 

Brent Marin, 18’, Major in Computer Science 
Direct Democracy and Technology: Italy’s Five Star Movement and 21st Century Politics

Rome, Italy

 

Natalie Mayer, 18’, Major in Finance 
The State of London Entrepreneurship In the Midst of Brexit Negotiations

London, England

 

Mary McGraw, 17’, Major in Studio Art--Photography Concentration 
BFA Senior Thesis  "Listen with the Ear of the Heart": Understanding Contemporary Benedictine Life at Kylemore Abbey

Galway, Kerry, Ireland

 

Emily Rourke, 18’, Major in Economics and Psychology
Educate to Integrate

London, Coventry, England

 

Adriana Sanchez, 19’, Major in Architecture 
The Classical Language in Art Nouveau Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland

 

Stephen Spittler, 18’, Major in Chemical Engineering 
Researching a Vocation at the House of Brigid

Dublin, Wexford, Ireland

 

Redmond Tuttle, 19’, Major in Program of Liberal Studies 
The Consequences of Brexit on the Northern Irish Border with the Republic of Ireland

Dublin, Forkill, South Armagh; Belfast, Ireland

 

Maria Vigil, 18’, Major in Piano Performance and Pre-Health
House of Brigid Vocational Discernment

Dublin, Wexford, Ireland

 

Matthew Williams, 18’, Major in Anthropology 
The Role of Divinization in Human Development: Studying and living with French monks to better understand the biological effects of a divine lifestyle in order to propose a future framework of understanding human existence which integrates and values both theology and science

Sable-sur-Sarthe, Paris, France

 

Break Travel and Research First Year Studies
 

Natale Mancuso, 20’, Major in Program of Liberal Studies and Pre-Health Studies
Proust's France

Paris; Illiers-Combray, France

 

European Internship & Service Grant Internship


Avani Agarwal, 19’, Major in Architecture and Visual Communications Design
Summer Intern at ARCAS Architecture and Urbanism

Paris, France


Kristin Andrejko, 19’, Major in Science Business 
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Internship at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland


Sarah Bueter, 18’, Major in Theology and Peace Studies
Holy See Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna

Vienna, Austria


Connor Devine, 18’, Major in Economics and Political Science
Canisius-Kolleg

Berlin, Germany


Hannah Gillespie, 20’, Major in Mechanical Engineering 
An International Movement: Research Assistantship of the MOTION Project

London, England


Meredith (Mary Grace) Henry, 19’, Major in Program of Liberal Studies 
Internship with Four Corners Media

Brooklyn, Lesvos, USA, Greece


Gabriela Larumbe, 19’, Major in Architecture 
The Prince's Foundation's Summer School

London, England  Ayrshire, Scotland, England, Scotland


Krysta Mapoy, 18’, Major in Biology 
Testing Global Applications of the Social Ecological Model and Emotional Security Theory In Regards to Italian Refugee Culture

Rome, Italy


Therese McCarry, 18’, Major in Management Consulting 
The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Mission to the European Union (CSEU) Summer Internship

Brussels, Belgium


Dayonni Phillips, 20’, Major in Anthropology and History
Slavia Project

Drawsko, Poland


Siyu Zhao, 18’, Major in Architecture 
Summer Internship with Pier Carlo Bontempi's Architect's Office

Parma, Italy

 

European Internship & Service Grant/Awarded out of Director's Fund Internship
Ellen Bleier, 20’, Major in Russian and Political Science
Teaching English in Ukraine for Summer School of Ukrainian Catholic Univ.

Lviv, Ukraine

 

European Internship & Service Grant/Awarded out of Director's Fund Internship
George Nemanich, 20’, Major in  
Teaching English in Ukraine for Summer School of Ukrainian Catholic Univ.

Lviv, Ukraine

 

Herrly Film Internship


Sophia Dellafiora, 18’, Major in Film, Television, and Theatre and Irish Studies
Paris, France

 

Herrly Internship in Paris Internship - Herrly


John Hughes, 19’, Major in  
Herrly Internship in Paris

Paris, France

 

Dublin, Ireland (through Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway):

 

Shane Jenkins, 18’, College of Arts and Letters
 Feeling Like a Spy: Working in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

 

Dillon Keefe, 18’, Major in IT Management & Pre-Health Concentration
The Flagship of the Irish Economy: Internship at the Foreign Direct Investment office in Dublin

 

Kelly Hart, 19’, College of Arts and Letters
Improving Literacy Instruction in Low-Income Schools: Summer Internship with Write to Read in Dublin

 

 

Rome, Italy (through Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway):

 


Thomas Doran, 19’, Major in Theology and Philosophy

Radical Hospitality in the Heart of Rome: internship at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center
 

McKenna Cassidy, 20’, College of Arts and Letters  
Mustard Seed Work in Rome: Internship at the Rome headquarters of the commission Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC)


Olivia May, 18’, Major in English and Classics
A Behind the Shelves Look at Library Operations: Archive Work at the American Academy in Rome


Matteo Muehlhauser, 19’, Major in Political Science
Internship at the U.S. Embassy in Rome

 

Bridget Rickard, 18’, Major in Philosophy and Peace Studies
Internship at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome

 

Conference Presentations - Summer

 

Sara Abdel-Rahim, 17’, Major in Political Science and Arabic
Presentation at the "The Challenge of the Refugee Crisis: Panacea or Pandemonium for Europe?" conference

Budapest, Hungary


Brittany Ebeling, 17’, Major in International Economics and Peace Studies
Presentation at the "The Challenge of the Refugee Crisis: Panacea or Pandemonium for Europe?" conference

Budapest, Hungary

 

Francesco Tassi, 18’, Major in International Economics and Peace Studies
Presentation at the "The Challenge of the Refugee Crisis: Panacea or Pandemonium for Europe?" conference

Budapest, Hungary