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Three Notre Dame Faculty Receive Fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities

Three Notre Dame Faculty Receive Fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities

Three faculty from the University of Notre Dame received fellowships this week from the National Endowment for the Humanities, continuing the University’s record success winning support for humanities research. Receiving the grants are Nanovic Fellow Julia Douthwaite, a professor of French; Amy Mulligan, an assistant professor of Irish language and literature;...

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Nanovic Institute explores Cold War with film screening, NHL alumni

Nanovic Institute explores Cold War with film screening, NHL alumni

On Dec. 10­-11, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame presented “Elite Athletes and the Cold War,” a series of events that will bring former NHL players to campus to explore how professional athletes from the former Soviet bloc experienced the political contest of the...

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Alumni Spotlight: Kathleen Brennan

Alumni Spotlight: Kathleen Brennan

Kathleen (Katie) Brennan, was a major in sociology and a recipient of Summer Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute during the 2012-13 academic year for her project “Effects of the Troubles on Belfast's Youth.”  After graduating the University of Notre Dame in 2015, Katie was accepted into the Conflict...

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European Studies and the Library

European Studies and the Library

Libraries and their acquisitions give established and aspiring scholars in European studies the opportunity to assess and reflect on new materials for research.

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Alumni Spotlight: John Hennessey

Alumni Spotlight: John Hennessey

..."the Nanovic undergraduate research grant that I received had both short and long-term benefits for me: it helped me tremendously with the research for my senior thesis and gave me very important experience for a possible future academic career."

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Urban Peripheries

Urban Peripheries

Nanovic fellow Lucien Steil (Architecture) and Anré Venter (Psychology) received a grant from the Institute to take their team-taught seminar of students to Paris during fall break to work on research projects for the course entitled “Peripheries: Case Studies in Urban Phenomenology.”

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Global Growth: 2015 Catholic Universities Partnership

Global Growth: 2015 Catholic Universities Partnership

Representatives from the Nanovic Institute, the Keough School of Global Affairs, and the Department of Theology met Catholic leaders of higher education from central and eastern Europe this past week at the John Paul II Catholic University (KUL) in Lublin, Poland. …

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New Nanovic Fellows Announced

New Nanovic Fellows Announced

Please welcome the following faculty members as our newest Nanovic Fellows.  The Nanovic Institute now has more than 170 Nanovic fellows from over twenty-five departments across campus.  

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The Bellmaker

The Bellmaker

Benjamin Sunderlin, an ND student who is perhaps the only living traditional bell maker in the United States. Listen to how easily he talks about the merging of art, history, politics, spirituality, and Notre Dame. Ben applied in 2012/13 for a Nanovic Graduate Travel and Research grant to delve into bell-making methods in...

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In memoriam: William Pfaff (ND '49)

In memoriam: William Pfaff (ND '49)

Main Building by Matthew Rice/Wikimedia The Nanovic Institute marks the passing of Notre Dame alumnus William Pfaff, a long-time contributor to the International Herald Tribune…

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Nanovic Institute connects ND students to world leader at O'Connell House

Nanovic Institute connects ND students to world leader at O'Connell House

Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Migration and President of the International Catholic Migration Commission, engaged in a far-ranging discussion with Notre Dame undergraduates and delivered the inaugural Barrett Family Lecture at Notre Dame's O'Connell House.

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Senior Alex Genord Builds on Experiences Abroad

An internship at the Vatican. A year abroad at the University of Oxford. A senior thesis on extremist recruiting in the U.S. and the Islamic state. Senior political science and economics major Alex Genord said that each of these academic feats has been made possible by her participation in the...

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Inaugural Barrett Lecture covered by "The Irish Times"

Stephen Collins, political editor of The Irish Times, interviewed Mr. Peter Sutherland, S.C. at the inaugural Barrett Family Lecture sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.  Sutherland delivered the lecture “European Integration and the Rise of Nationalism" and expressed that "it was time for a full debate on the meaning of...

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Alumni Spotlight: Peter Kelly

"All great things start at Nanovic!" Thus endeth an email recently received from former Nanovic grant recipient Peter Kelly (MA Peace Studies, '14). In the fall of 2013, we awarded Peter a Graduate Professional Development Grant…

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Nanovic Institute hosts Inaugural Barrett Family Lecture in Dublin, Ireland

Mr. Peter Sutherland, S.C., will offer the inaugural Barrett Family Lecture in Dublin, Ireland on Monday, March 16, 2015.  His lecture is entitled “European Integration and the Rise of Nationalism,” and will follow a meeting at Notre Dame’s O’Connell House with the Notre Dame students studying abroad in Dublin this semester... ...

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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26)...

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Nanovic Institute awards $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize to ‘The Sleepwalkers’

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded the 2015 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Christopher Clark for his book, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, published by Harper.  A. James McAdams, director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, praised the book for “the...

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Dissertation Wins National Prize

Dissertation Wins National Prize

The Nanovic Institute is delighted to report that Maria Rogacheva (Annese Dissertation Fellow, 2010/11) has been awarded the prestigious Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize in 2014 for “A History of a Town that Did Not Exist: The Soviet Scientific Intelligentsia in the Post-Stalinist Era.” 

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