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Nanovic Fellow Kommers receives high honor from German government

Donald P. Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science emeritus and professor of law emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Monday (Nov. 8) at a ceremony in the office of the German...

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Nanovic Faculty Fellow named honored scholar by Milton Society of America

Stephen M. Fallon, a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2011 Honored Scholar by the Milton Society of America. The honor is the association’s lifetime achievement award, and past winners include C.S. Lewis, William...

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Notre Dame students and alumni take part in canonization events in Rome

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Rome Studies Program have collaborated to co-sponsor a weekend of service, prayer and learning for students, alumni, faculty and friends of the University in Rome. More than 30 participants will take part in a full...

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French Film Festival launches blog

Anthony Monta, Assistant Director for Academics at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, has just created a blog for the French Film Festival, which the Nanovic Institute is co-sponsoring with the French Cultural Services: http://blogs.nd.edu/tournees/2010/09/21/welcome/…

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What We Can Learn from Transylvania (Really!)

At a time when vampire tales enrapture teen and ’tween America, the idea of college students doing research in Transylvania sounds like the plotline for a movie spoof. Dracula 101: Advanced Seminar in Twilightology.

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Nanovic Institute student grant winner wins Princess Grace Award

Javi Zubizarreta, a University of Notre Dame student in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT), has won a 2010 Princess Grace Award from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA). In addition, Zubizarreta was a recipient of the PGF-USA Cary Grant Film Award that is named as tribute to the...

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In Italy’s ruined Abruzzo, architects envision a traditional future

The earthquakes that recently rumbled Haiti, Chile and China also dominated the media with Richter-scale force. For a few days, it’s nonstop coverage as survivors are dragged from the rubble and families share their grief with the world. But as action shifts from the disaster itself to the arduous work...

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In memoriam: Founding Nanovic Institute Director J. Robert Wegs

James Robert “Bob” Wegs, professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, died Wednesday (July 14). He was 73. A native of Quincy, Ill., Wegs was graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb in 1963. As an undergraduate there, he studied for a year overseas at the University...

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Advisory Board Member Initiates Financial Hippocratic Oath Organization

Nanovic Institute Advisory Board member Terrence Keeley is now leading an organization that promotes a Financial Hippocratic Oath.He embarks on this initiative after 22 years at UBS in a variety of senior positions. Terry recently asked to leave UBS to pursue, among other things, his interests in public policy and...

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The untied states of Europe

Read commentary by Professor Sebastian Rosato, Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, who offers a decidedly pessimistic take on the EU’s future. His new book, Europe United: Power Politics and the Making of the European Community, will be published by Cornell University Press in January 2011.…...

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ND Expert: Worse times ahead for European Union

Though the recent collapse of the Greek financial system shook the European Union, that financial crisis was only a symptom of a much deeper issue, according to University of Notre Dame political scientist Sebastian Rosato, author of “Europe United: Power Politics and the Making of the European Community” (Cornell University...

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Law professor Carozza organizes amicus effort in European crucifix case

Notre Dame Professor of Law Paolo Carozza is leading a group of more than 50 law professors from 15 countries who have submitted written comments asking the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a seven-judge panel’s ruling that crucifixes may not be displayed in Italian...

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French pianist Yvonne Loriod passes

Yvonne Loriod, the French pianist whose musical exactitude and intensity inspired numerous masterpieces by her husband, the composer Olivier Messiaen, died on Monday at a retirement home in Saint-Denis, on the edge of Paris. She was 86. Read More…

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Faculty Fellow Julia Douthwaite's article honored

The editorial board of the European Romantic Review and the executive committee of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism have chosen an article by Julia Douthwaite, professor of French in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow, as the winner of...

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5 Reasons Why Europe is Sick

Frank Ahrens from the “Economy Watch” explores why European debt crisis is coming to a head and why the bailout will not solve the problem. Read more.…

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New research focuses on forgotten victims of European wars

After more than five years of study on the impact of political violence on children and mothers in Northern Ireland, University of Notre Dame faculty member Mark Cummings is expanding his research to include children and families in Croatia, where tens of thousands of people died in ethnic violence between...

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Ukrainian parliament erupts in chaos

Opposition lawmakers hurled eggs and smoke bombs inside Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday as the chamber approved an agreement allowing the Russian Navy to extend its stay in a Ukrainian port until 2042. See photos…

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Professor receives award for fostering "humane values"

Steven Semes, associate professor at the School of Architecture, academic director of its Rome Studies Program, and Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Clem Labine Award. Sponsored by Restore Media, publisher of Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines, the Labine Award goes to the...

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Grant winner speaks out on recent Polish Tragedy

Monika Grzesiak, winner of the Nanovic’s Barrett Family Grant for Best Proposal in 2009, speaks out on the lack of respect she has witnessed on campus regarding the tragic plane crash which killed several major politicians including the Polish President and First Lady in The Observer…

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April 8 is International Roma Day

On 8 April, International Roma Day, the European Union is convening a summit in Cordoba, Spain to assess the status of Roma in Europe. Why should the EU care about the Roma?

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