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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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Archbishop of Munich and Freising, Germany to speak at Notre Dame

His Excellency Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, will present the 2010 Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture April 7 (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the...

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Inside look at the North Caucasus

The North Caucasus region is the part of Russia that slopes up towards the main ridge of the Caucasus mountains, often considered the border between Europe and Asia. Home to dozens of nationalities and languages, many of which have troubled relationships with their neighbors or with central governments in Moscow...

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International scholarship flourishes in Notre Dame's London Program

The London Centre, the majestic Edwardian building at Trafalgar Square that houses the University of Notre Dame’s London Program, has become a hub of international scholarship. A broad and growing network of collaborations among faculty, institutes and other universities now uses the center for international conferences and other events, while...

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Students discover “All Art is Propaganda”

University of Notre Dame sophomore Kelly Fallon’s eyes light up when she talks about her visit to Ditchling, the small village in East Sussex, England, where, in 1921, Eric Gill founded the Guild of St. Joseph and St. Dominic. The guild was a Roman Catholic community of artists and craftsmen,...

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Student Wins Women in French 2010 Best Essay Award

Claire Reising, a Notre Dame junior majoring in French and English, has won a 2010 Prix Du Meilleur Essai award from Women In French (WIF) for best undergraduate essay written in French by a non-native speaker. In her paper, titled “‘Cette Condition de Sans-Famille’: Le Rejet du Rôle Maternel Chez...

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Senior Ryan Lash to receive Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Ryan Lash, a University of Notre Dame senior majoring in medieval studies and anthropology, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge. Lash received a Nanovic Institute Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant in 2007-2008 for his project “Constructing Identity from the Ground...

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2008-09 Student Grant Reports are now available

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has released the compilation of student grant reports for the 2008-09 academic year. Hard copies are available by request or you can download the booklet in a PDF form here.…

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Praise for Nanovic Fellow Steven Semes’s new book

Nanovic Fellow Steven W. Semes, Academic Director of the Rome Studies Program and Associate Professor of Architecture, has garnered praise for his recent publication The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation. See the recent book review in Traditional Building…

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Dainotto wins $10,000 Nanovic book prize

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that Roberto M. Dainotto has been awarded the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for his book Europe (In Theory), published by Duke University Press (2007). The Shannon Prize is presented annually to the author of the best...

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Russia: Conditions for Meeting Pope

Patriarch Kirill I, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, would be willing to meet Pope Benedict XVI, but wants disputes with Catholics in Ukraine resolved first.

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Irish Blasphemy Law creates controversy

A new blasphemy law went into effect in Ireland with the new year, and it was greeted with a certain amount of bemusement. Uttering anything abusive about matters held sacred by any religion is now an offense punishable by a fine of some $35,000. Read More…

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Cars torched in France at New Year

PARIS (Reuters) – Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year’s Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday.The Nanovic Institute presented a flash panel in November 2005 called “Roundtable: Why is France Burning?”.…

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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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