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Universities and the Great Game

At the reception and dinner following his lecture, Lord Patten of Barnes made some gracious remarks about the character of our university and its financial health. About the former, he referred to Notre Dame as another great university, a university which has, despite some of the pressures of the modern...

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From Cyprus to Italy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not pleased with Cyprus governance: Merkel told a closed-door meeting of legislators in Berlin today that she’s annoyed the Cypriot government hasn’t been in touch with the so-called troika of international creditors for days, according to a party official who spoke on condition of anonymity...

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Michelangelo Frammartino

Every semester the Nanovic Institute organizes a European film series which galvanizes what has come to be a sizable audience. Last semester, the series was guest curated by film producer Leslee Udwin (a friend of the Institute) and focused on Europe, Beyond Borders…

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Faith and Migration in Europe

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has just published a report on the religious affiliation of international migrants.  Pew's research shows that there are vastly more Christian immigrants in Europe than Muslims (26 million, or 56% of the foreign-born population, versus 13 million). However, if one excludes internal...

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Steinbichler at Notre Dame

Hans Steinbichler just spent a few days with us to discuss his work and present his new film, DAS BLAUE VON HIMMEL (“Promising the Moon”). We are still getting excited emails from faculty and students who met him and were inspired by his film and his combination of passion and...

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Michelangelo Frammartino

Every semester the Nanovic Institute organizes a European film series which galvanizes what has come to be a sizable audience. Last semester, the series was guest curated by film producer Leslee Udwin (a friend of the Institute) and focused on Europe, Beyond Borders…

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Lars von Trier at Notre Dame

Civilization as veneer, scientistic faith as naivete, nihilistic venom, and a future which doesn't have much to say -- this is the extent of what von Trier deems sufficiently important to capture in his rendering of the ultimate fate of human life. Given the scale of his visual imagination, the...

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Notre Dame alumnus ordained to the episcopate by Pope Benedict XVI

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...

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Engineering professor to help review U.S. national nanotechnology efforts

University of Notre Dame professor and Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow Wolfgang Porod has been invited to serve on the committee conducting a comprehensive strategic review of the U.S. government’s National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NNI encompasses the nanotechnology-related activities of 25 Federal agencies and coordinates a portfolio of basic and...

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

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...

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Faculty fellow wins ACE / Mercer's International Book Award

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...

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German Professor Robert Norton Wins Translation Prize

Nanovic Faculty Fellow Professor Robert Norton, chair of the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame, recently received the Ungar German Translation Award for his English edition of Ernst Bertram’s Nietzsche: Attempt at a Mythology, which originally appeared in German in 1918.

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MES prize announced in memory of J. Robert Wegs

The J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce The J. Robert Wegs Prize for Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay. One prize will be awarded to the Minor in European Studies who authors the...

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Russian Scholar Alyssa Gillespie Wins Poetry Translation Prize

For her deft translation of Nikolay Gumilyov’s “Giraffe,” Notre Dame Associate Professor Alyssa Gillespie was recently awarded second prize in the 2011 Compass Awards, an international Russian poetry translation contest. Gillespie is also a Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow.

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Ph.D. Student Studies Formerly "Invisible" Soviet Research Towns

Maria Rogacheva, a doctoral candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, is working to reveal the secrets of “invisible” communities that once housed the former Soviet Union’s scientific research facilities. Rogacheva is the 2010-11 recipient of the Nanovic Institute’s Dominica and Frank Annese Fellowship in Graduate Studies.

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