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Greeks bearing economic burdens

Greece may default on its external loans, which now exceed its GDP. This in turn could jeopardize the EU, which has a no-bailout clause. Greece admitted on Thursday (Dec 10) that swift action is needed to bring the budget deficit under control and rebuild confidence in its bond and stock...

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WMO reports to Copenhagen 2000-09 is warmest decade on record

Geneva, Switzerland – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a preliminary report on Tuesday stating that the first decade of the 21st century was the warmest on record. In addition, the organization stated that 2009 will most likely finish in the top ten warmest years in the history of the...

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EU NewsBrief

The Delegation of the European Commission to the United States launches its November 2009 newsletter highlighting the new EU leaders, the Lisbon Treaty, the EU-US Summit, and more.

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After Quake in Italy, Seeking Greener Pastures

L’AQUILA, Italy — On a recent autumn afternoon, half a year after a devastating earthquake struck here, a small flock of sheep and goats made its way through the ghostly, ravaged center of this ancient hilltop city. Read More…

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Germany leads eurozone out of recession

Frankfurt, Germany/Paris, France — The eurozone escaped recession in the third quarter, with Germany’s recovery gaining strength, but the rebound was less dramatic than expected and less strong than in the US.

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Islam and Contemporary European Literature Featured at Notre Dame

On November 16-17, the University of Notre Dame will host a symposium on “The Place of Islam in Contemporary European Literature.” The first jointly-sponsored conference by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Institute for Scholarship...

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Reflections on the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years later

University of Notre Dame political scientist James McAdams recalls the first time he stepped over the border from West Germany to East Germany in 1973 as a 19-year-old college student studying in West Berlin. “The first time I entered East Berlin, it felt like I was going to an anti-Disneyland....

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One fifth of electorate consider voting BNP

(October 24, Times Online) One fifth of the UK electorate would consider voting for the BNP (British National Party) in the wake of Nick Griffin’s Question Time appearance, according to a poll.

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Historian Jan Gross to speak on Holocaust in Poland

Jan Tomasz Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society and professor of history at Princeton University, will give a lecture titled “On Holocaust’s Periphery: Poles and Their Jewish Neighbors” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 27) in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall auditorium. Gross,...

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Pope Paves Way for Anglicans to Enter Church

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 20, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Groups of Anglicans will now be able to enter full communion with the Catholic Church while preserving elements of the Anglican spiritual and liturgical tradition.

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Notre Dame to mark 20th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

The University of Notre Dame will host a panel discussion and lecture Oct. 12 (Monday) to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (Nov. 9), celebrate two decades of freedom for the people of East Germany and of united Germany, and discuss what the East German...

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German Elections this September

The German federal elections take place on September 27, 2009. In advance of the election, each of Germany’s six main political parties designed utopias, which are currently on display in Hamburg…

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Statement of Prince Radu of Romania

On the 9th of April from the gardens of the Elisabeta Palace, I announced my intention to be a candidate for the Romanian Presidency. My message today is more relevant than the one in April, for it is the result of a unique experience.

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Nanovic fellow reveals existence of French Frankenstein

Julia Douthwaite, professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute faculty fellow, recently published an article that reveals the existence of a French “Frankenstein,” 28 years before the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.

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Nanovic director's book is subject of colloquium

Director A. James McAdams will participate in a colloquium based on his recent publication “The Crisis of Modern Times” with Nanovic fellow Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science.

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Nanovic Fellow receives medal from Polish Academy of Sciences

Jacek Furdyna, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame and faculty fellow with the Nanovic Institute, has been awarded the Nicolaus Copernicus Medal by the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. The medal is the Academy’s highest honor. ND Newswire

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Eye of the Needle

Advisory Board member Terrence Keeley ’81 shares his views on Wall Street in the latest edition of Notre Dame Magazine.

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Porod named senior fellow of Institute for Advanced Study

Wolfgang Porod, Frank M. Friemann Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Han Fischer Senior Fellow by the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the Technische Universität München (TUM). Porod is also a...

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Nanovic grant winners receive national awards

The Notre Dame Office of News and Information released the names of sixteen graduating seniors receiving national scholarships and fellowships, which included five past grant winners from the Nanovic Institute of European Studies.

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ND students present at EU conference

In the summer of 2007, the Nanovic Institute funded a research project in South Tyrol (Italy) for Phillip Alday, which ultimately blossomed into his senior thesis in German. That same line of research recently caused Phillip to be accepted to Ideas of Europe/Ideas for Europe, an international conference sponsored by...

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Nanovic fellow lectures on Shakespeare in Hungary

Nanovic facutly fellow Susannah Monta is visiting the humanities campus of our Catholic University partner school Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Piliscsaba, Hungary (April 30-May 5). Monta, an associate professor in English, will lecture on Belief in Shakespeare’s Theatre…

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Nanovic fellow Karl Ameriks honored

Karl Ameriks, McMahon-Hank Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

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