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Nanovic Forum welcomes award-winning German university president

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...

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$10,000 Laura Shannon Prize awarded to Clemson historian

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded Michael Meng the 2013 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for his book, Shattered Spaces: Encountering Jewish Ruins in Postwar Germany and Poland, published by Harvard University Press (2011). The $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize, which is poised to become the preeminent...

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AMS awards Nanovic Fellow

Pierpaolo Polzonetti, assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2012 Lewis Lockwood Award for his book, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution…

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Nanovic students publish in film journal

 Three Notre Dame students from the Department of Film, Theatre, and Television have published articles in the peer-reviewed magazine Film Matters, a quarterly magazine celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars as well a prepares students for graduate study in the field and additional research. Javi Zubizarreta…

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Nanovic students publish in film journal

Three Notre Dame students from the Department of Film, Theatre, and Television have published articles in the peer-reviewed magazine Film Matters, a quarterly magazine celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars as well a prepares students for graduate study in the field and additional research. Javi Zubizarreta…

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Kommers honored with Berlin symposium

n late October, Donald Kommers, emeritus professor of political science and renowned scholar on German constitutional law, was honored by the American Academy in Berlin with a symposium, “The Curious Life of the Grundgesetz in America.” Kommers is a faculty fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. The symposium...

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Nanovision in November

Patterns of Integration The eurozone is integrated by a common low growth forecast: the European Commission expects the eurozone economy to grow 0.1%, a "macroeconomic rebalancing and adjustment which will last for some time still." Europe's centralizers are trying to help: though Spain for example will miss its deficit targets,...

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Nanovision in October

A brief survey. Patterns of Integration Greece needs another 31b from the EFSF. The Eurogroup will confer about this next Wednesday. Prospects for growth around Europe are hard to see when, to take just one example, Ford Europe cuts 5,700 jobs in UK and Belgium…

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Nanovic Institute supports exclusive FTT Cannes documentary

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...

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Major New Archive in Russian History

Thanks to the efforts of faculty fellow Semion Lyandres (History) and crucial seed funding from the Nanovic Institute, Notre Dame has now unveiled a significant archive of primary documents that shed new light on the origins of modern Russia. Acquired from Zinaida Leonidovna Polievktova-Nikoladze in Tblisi, Georgia, the archive contains...

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Full Court Press in Europe

Now that August vacations are over in Europe, the European Movement  is back in the game, pressing hard for economic and political unification, making headlines. Here are some of the recent statements: European Central Bank…

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Waiting for Karlsruhe

The German Constitutional Court is expected next week to issue its judgment on whether the proposed European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is congruent with Germany's Basic Law. A "no" would be clear but cause widespread consternation. Even a "maybe" or "partially" will considerably lengthen the process of jointly addressing Europe's (massive)...

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History Ph.D. Student Awarded Fulbright to Switzerland

Adam Asher Duker, a graduate student in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of History, has been awarded a 2012 Fulbright to Switzerland, along with a Bourse de la Confédération Suisse. He also received a 2011-12 graduate travel and research grant from the Nanovic Institute for his project “Jerusalem Besieged:...

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Schäuble and European Integration

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble was quite candid recently in Spiegel Online  about the nature of European politics: If we had always said we would only take steps toward integration if they would immediately work 100 percent, we would never have advanced by so much as a meter. That's why...

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In memoriam: Sabine MacCormack, Hesburgh Professor of Arts and Letters

Sabine MacCormack, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (June 16) after suffering a heart attack while gardening at her home in South Bend. She was 71. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, MacCormack was educated there and in England,...

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Nanovic to Fulbright

Congratulations to Mark Kettler (’12) and Michael Fedynsky (’12), two graduating seniors this year who have been received Research and Study Grants from the Fulbright Scholarship Board. Both young men have been Nanovic Scholars recently, each receiving grants to study and conduct research in Europe. Mark Kettler won the Institute’s...

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