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Student Spotlight: Brenna Gautam

How many students can say that they traveled to Serbia over their break? Brenna Gautam can! Brenna is a Senior majoring in History and Peace Studies. We awarded her a Senior Travel and Research Grant to conduct independent research on the Belgrade student protest of 1968. Here is what she...

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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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Student Spotlight: Molly Seidel

Welcome to a new academic year, and to a new year of students returning from trips funded by the Nanovic Institute!  To kick off the year, we would like to present Molly Seidel, a Junior majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Science. Molly traveled to Ireland last summer to participate in...

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Minors in European Studies: Class of 2014

Director A. James McAdams with the graduating class of minors in European studies. Copyright University of Notre Dame, 2014.From left to right: Melissa Medina, Marianinna Villavicencio, Paul Menke, A. James McAdams (director), Christine Gorman, Colleen Haller, and Marielle Hampe. (Not pictured: Kelsey Cullinan and Maria Fahs)…

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Minors in European Studies: Class of 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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Anthropologist Maurizio Albahari Illuminates Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean

“Everything changed on October 3, but nothing really changed,” says Maurizio Albahari, assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology. In October 2013, several major media outlets covered two tragic shipwrecks off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, which killed more than 400 Eritrean and Syrian migrants trying...

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Rome symposium, exhibit to highlight the digital future of world heritage

Groundbreaking methods of documentation and interpretation of World Heritage Sites by the School of Architecture's DHARMA research team will be the focus of a collaborative symposium, to be held April 2–4 in Rome. Launching in conjunction with the symposium is the first 3-D exhibit on historic preservation in the Roman...

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New Nanovic Fellow Film

Olivier Morel, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Film, Television & Theatre, will soon release a new documentary, entitled GERMANY: as told by writers Christoph Hein, Wladimir Kaminer Emine Sevgi Özdamar and Bernhard Schlink.…

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Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella to deliver 2014 Keeley Vatican Lecture

Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization and Titular Archbishop of Vicohabentia, will deliver the 2014 Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 26) in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for...

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Nanovic Grant Recipients and the Fulbright Scholarship

Nineteen students from the University of Notre Dame have moved forward to phase two of the Fulbright award process.  Of those 19 students, 11 have applied to conduct research or to teach in European countries.  As a proponent of European Studies, the Nanovic Institute is pleased with this, of course. ...

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Ukraine in Turmoil

Euromaidan in Lviv | Wikimedia CommonsThe Ukrainian government led by President Viktor Yanukovych is facing its twelfth day of popular protest and demonstrations following the President’s recent decision not to sign a landmark trade deal with the European Union.…

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Migration, Italy, Europe

Professor and Nanovic fellow Maurizio Albahari (Anthropology) drew attention again to the plight of migrants to Italy from North Africa with a piece published at CNN earlier in October. The Nanovic Institute had a conversation with him, as follows.…

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