Rolf-Dieter Heuer, former Director-General of CERN, presents the Nanovic Forum Lecture

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Image: CERN
Rolf-Dieter Heuer served as Director-General of CERN, the European Organization
for Nuclear Research, from 2009 to 2015. (Image: CERN)

Rolf-Dieter Heuer, former Director-General of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, will present the Nanovic Forum Lecture entitled “Science Bridging Cultures and Nations: Exploring the Early Universe” on February 21 (Tuesday) in Jordan Hall of Science at 5:00 p.m. Mary Galvin

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Alumni Spotlight: Kathleen Brennan

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

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 Transformation and Social Justice master's program at Queen's University Belfast which she discovered during her summer research trip to Ireland.  She is featured in a November 2015 edition of the "What Would You Fight For?" video series.

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New Nanovic Fellows Announced

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

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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Inaugural Barrett Lecture covered by "The Irish Times"

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

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 Irish neutrality."  Read the article >>

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Scholars at Rome Global Gateway to Debate Role of Catholic Universities During Times of Political Unrest

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

For Ukrainian scholars attending this week’s conference at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway, the topics to be discussed became lived realities over the past year—realities that led to civil disobedience, public protests, and the loss of a colleague, who was killed by a sniper while protesting in February 2014.  

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Minors in European Studies: Class of 2014

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Director A. James McAdams with the graduating class of minors in European studies. Copyright University of Notre Dame, 2014.

On Friday, May 16th, students graduating with a minor in European studies gathered with family and academic advisors for the Nanovic Institute's recognition breakfast. Students shared stories about their research journey for their capstone essay, a requirement to complete the minor, and received a personalized certificate to mark the occasion.…

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Nanovic Forum welcomes award-winning German university president

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Wolfgang A. Herrmann

Wolfgang A. Herrmann, president of the Technical University of Munich, will present the Nanovic Forum at 5 p.m. April 9 (Tuesday) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture, titled “What is an Entrepreneurial University? A Case Study,” is free and open to the public. Gregory Crawford, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science and professor of physics, will present the introduction.

Under the direction of Herrmann, the Technical University of Munich has dramatically increased student enrollment, the number of full-time female professors and the levels of external funding. Germany’s Excellence Initiative has recognized the Technical University of Munich twice in the last decade as a University of Excellence.

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Nanovic Institute supports exclusive FTT Cannes documentary

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Nanovic faculty fellow Aaron Magnan-Park took a team of eight current and former ND film students to the Cannes Film Festival this past May to create a documentary on the internship program run by the American Pavillion. The Nanovic Institute for European Studies was the first sponsor to commit to this ambitious project.

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Notre Dame alumnus ordained to the episcopate by Pope Benedict XVI

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies offers its congratulations to Charles Brown, a Notre Dame alumnus, who was ordained to the episcopate by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on Epiphany earlier this month. He was elevated to the rank of archbishop and given the titular see of Aquileia in northeastern Italy. He will be serving as the papal nuncio in Ireland. Bishop Brown presented the inaugural Keeley Vatican Lecturer in 2005, “From Notre Dame to the Vatican and Home Again: An Insider’s View of the Papacy of John Paul II”.

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

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Lindsay Poulin in France

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 Canterbury and Kent’s new campus in Paris, and took courses mostly in nineteenth-century French literature but also in french film, expat literature and comparative literature.

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Faculty fellow wins ACE / Mercer's International Book Award

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

Margot Fassler

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 University Press, 2010). The ACE Awards are designed to celebrate the successes and diversity of architectural and artistic projects in religious buildings throughout Britain. The ACE / Mercers’ International Book Award is awarded to a book which makes an outstanding contribution to the dialogue between religious faith and the visual arts.

The winners of ACE Awards were announced at the Bishopsgate Institute, London on 16 November 2011, 7pm.
Download the ACE Awards press release.

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The Royal Wedding

Author: Jennifer Lechtanski

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 on Facebook and Twitter.

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