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Notre Dame Chorale Prepares for Papal Audience

“Toi, toi, toi” is a superstitious invocation of opera singers, meant to encourage a winning performance before taking the stage. “We don’t say, ‘Break a leg,’” fifth-year senior and University of Notre Dame Chorale member Joshua Diaz explains. Diaz might be hearing that old stage charm at an extraordinary venue...

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The Royal Wedding

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...

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Religious and secular tensions increase in France

A famous and controversial photograph was destroyed by French Catholic fundamentalists at an exhibit in Avignon on Palm Sunday. The attack on the artwork brings the debate on the role of religion, secularism, and politics in France. Read More at The Guardian…

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Historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto Honored in Spain

Felipe Fernández-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the 2011 Cátedra Hispano-Británica Reina Victoria Eugenia at the Complutense University of Madrid. Named for Queen Victoria Eugenia, the daughter of Spanish King Alfonso XIII, the honor is awarded each year to a...

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Rising historian wins $10,000 Shannon Prize

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that Tara Zahra has been awarded the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies for her book Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands 1900-1948, published by Cornell University Press (2008).

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Pope John Paul to be beatified

Pope Benedict XVI has set May 1 as the date for John Paul’s beatification. Never before has a pope beatified his immediate predecessor.…

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Nanovic Fellow Kommers receives high honor from German government

Donald P. Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science emeritus and professor of law emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Monday (Nov. 8) at a ceremony in the office of the German...

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Nanovic Faculty Fellow named honored scholar by Milton Society of America

Stephen M. Fallon, a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies and the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2011 Honored Scholar by the Milton Society of America. The honor is the association’s lifetime achievement award, and past winners include C.S. Lewis, William...

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Notre Dame students and alumni take part in canonization events in Rome

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and Rome Studies Program have collaborated to co-sponsor a weekend of service, prayer and learning for students, alumni, faculty and friends of the University in Rome. More than 30 participants will take part in a full...

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