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Alumna Update: What can you do with a Minor in European Studies?

I took a minor in European studies and also received a Nanovic grant to study in Lyon, France during my senior year. I am now just completing my Master’s dissertation in Modern French Studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. I split my year between the campus in...

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Faculty fellow wins ACE / Mercer's International Book Award

Nanovic faculty fellow Margot E Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy and Co-Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at the University of Notre Dame has won the ACE / Mercers’ International Book Award for The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts (Yale...

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German Professor Robert Norton Wins Translation Prize

Nanovic Faculty Fellow Professor Robert Norton, chair of the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, recently received the Ungar German Translation Award for his English edition of Ernst Bertram’s Nietzsche: Attempt at a Mythology, which originally appeared in German in 1918.

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MES prize announced in memory of J. Robert Wegs

The J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce The J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay. One prize will be awarded to the Minor in European Studies who authors the...

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Russian Scholar Alyssa Gillespie Wins Poetry Translation Prize

For her deft translation of Nikolay Gumilyov’s “Giraffe,” Notre Dame Associate Professor Alyssa Gillespie was recently awarded second prize in the 2011 Compass Awards, an international Russian poetry translation contest. Gillespie is also a Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow.

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Ph.D. Student Studies Formerly "Invisible" Soviet Research Towns

Maria Rogacheva, a doctoral candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, is working to reveal the secrets of “invisible” communities that once housed the former Soviet Union’s scientific research facilities. Rogacheva is the 2010-11 recipient of the Nanovic Institute’s Dominica and Frank Annese Fellowship in Graduate Studies.

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Olivier Morel Shares Veteran Stories in Class and on Film

Olivier Morel, Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow, was in his car one day when a story came on the radio about suicide among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the report, eight to 10 veterans were taking their own lives each day. The news was like a...

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Theology Doctoral Students Win International Honors

Three Ph.D. candidates in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology have recently been awarded prestigious fellowships from organizations such as the American Academy in Rome, Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Dolores Zorhab Liebmann Foundation, and the Louisville Institute. This includes a former Nanovic Graduate...

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Monika Nalepa Wins Political Science Book Prize

Assistant Professor Monika Nalepa has been named a winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association’s Comparative Democratization section for Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press).

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THE WAY with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as “The Way.” The film will be screened at noon and...

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Russian Major Learns Subtleties of Slang in Moscow

Morgan Iddings expected some culture shock when she traveled from Notre Dame to Moscow for an intensive Russian language immersion. The first-year Russian student faced an added challenge when she realized her host mother didn’t speak a word of English. “Nevertheless, I ended up having a great experience,” Iddings says....

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Scholars unearth Franco’s legacy

As if to illustrate the truth of the biblical adage that a prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house, Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón, an internationally prominent champion of human rights, was recently suspended from his nation’s high...

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Seventeen graduates receive national fellowships and scholarships

The Fulbright Exchange Program, National Science Foundation and other national organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 17 members of the University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2011. Seven of these students received grants from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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Notre Dame Chorale Prepares for Papal Audience

“Toi, toi, toi” is a superstitious invocation of opera singers, meant to encourage a winning performance before taking the stage. “We don’t say, ‘Break a leg,’” fifth-year senior and University of Notre Dame Chorale member Joshua Diaz explains. Diaz might be hearing that old stage charm at an extraordinary venue...

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The Royal Wedding

Over a billion people world-wide are expected to view the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on the 29th of April from 10am London Time (5 am EDT). This is the first royal wedding that will people will be able to view online on The Royal Channel with updates...

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Religious and secular tensions increase in France

A famous and controversial photograph was destroyed by French Catholic fundamentalists at an exhibit in Avignon on Palm Sunday. The attack on the artwork brings the debate on the role of religion, secularism, and politics in France. Read More at The Guardian…

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Historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto Honored in Spain

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the 2011 Cátedra Hispano-Británica Reina Victoria Eugenia at the Complutense University of Madrid. Named for Queen Victoria Eugenia, the daughter of Spanish King Alfonso XIII, the honor is awarded each year to a...

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Rising historian wins $10,000 Shannon Prize

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that Tara Zahra has been awarded the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for her book Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands 1900-1948, published by Cornell University Press (2008).

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Pope John Paul to be beatified

Pope Benedict XVI has set May 1 as the date for John Paul’s beatification. Never before has a pope beatified his immediate predecessor.…

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