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Student Spotlight: Beverly Kyalwazi

Student Spotlight: Beverly Kyalwazi

How do British junior doctors help ensure their voices are heard regarding working conditions that are optimal for patient care? Aspiring physician, Beverly Kyalwazi (’17), recently traveled to London to learn more and found the process can be challenging when trade unions, medicine, and governments intersect.

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Student Spotlight: Lea Hix

Student Spotlight: Lea Hix

The Physician Assistant (PA) is now known as the 3rd best job in the U.S., but is still relatively unknown in most countries. Lea Hix (’17) investigates the early stages of PA implementation in Germany, a key step to global prevalence of this profession.

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Student Spotlight: Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui

Student Spotlight: Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui

Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, a senior with majors in Film, Theatre and Television and Environmental Science, travelled to Norway over spring break to pursue a project on documenting climate change.  Read more about his experience.

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Rome Reflections

Rome Reflections

With financial support from the Nanovic Institute, the Holy Cross Office of Vocations sent a group of students on a discernment pilgrimage to Rome during spring break. In addition to having time to reflect on their vocations and to meet Fr. Superior General Robert Epping of the Congregation of Holy...

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Student Spotlight: Flannan Hehir

Student Spotlight: Flannan Hehir

Mechanical engineering major Flannan Hehir '18 travelled over spring break to research core renewable energy technology and clean energy technology in Germany.

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Student Spotlight: Aileen Markovitz

Student Spotlight: Aileen Markovitz

Nothing can prepare a young opera student to learn the art of singing Italian opera like a month-long intensive program training with top European opera coaches in northern Italy. Thanks in part to the generosity of the Nanovic Institute's Undergraduate European Internship and Service Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Amanda Bartolini

Student Spotlight: Amanda Bartolini

How does the most glamorous industry prepare for its most glamorous event? Amanda Bartolini (’17), a double-major in Marketing and in Film, Television, & Theatre, received a European Internship and Service Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Robert Myak

Student Spotlight: Robert Myak

In preparation for his senior thesis, Robert Myak recently traveled to Spain to investigate how the contention between modernity and the Catholic Church influenced the principal laic and ecclesiastical characters in Leopoldo Alas’s celebrated novel.

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Student Spotlight: Dearbhla Fay

Student Spotlight: Dearbhla Fay

Sir Roger Casement's time in Germany is often overlooked in Irish historiography of the 1916 Easter Rising. Dearbhla Fay ('17), a double major in History and German, received a Summer Travel and Research Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Brittany Ebeling

Student Spotlight: Brittany Ebeling

Brittany Ebeling ('18), a double-major in International Economics and Peace Studies, received The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant to complete a summer internship with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Her experience was transformative. Brittany recently wrote to us about her internship: …

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Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

After seeing her friends’ and family’s reaction to recent violence in France and Ukraine, senior Alexandra Fedynsky decided to center her senior art thesis on art specifically created in response to different forms of violence. During Winter Break, she traveled to Paris and Nice to have a first-hand encounter with...

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Student Spotlight: Alex Kruszewski

Student Spotlight: Alex Kruszewski

How strong is the British economy in the immediate wake of Brexit? Sophomore Alex Kruszewski recently traveled to London to investigate what the financial markets could tell us on a Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute. 

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Student Spotlight: Stephanie Leung

Student Spotlight: Stephanie Leung

Senior Stephanie Leung is a major in Architecture with a minor in Studio Art.  Over fall break, she traveled to Finland on a Senior Fall Break Travel and Research Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Moira Hamilton

Student Spotlight: Moira Hamilton

Only travelling across a major ocean could reveal the immense richness of France’s culture and history—as a Film and American Studies double major, Moira Hamilton (‘17) at times found herself narrowing her worldview to the happenings of the continental United States.  Her internship with Col. Peter Herrly’s Blue Line Films...

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Student Spotlight: Nicholas Courtney

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Courtney

The “refugee crisis” is a term used in everyday political discourse to depict the disorder and lawlessness at Europe’s borders. Nick Courtney (’18), a double-major in Accounting and Applied Math, received The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies …

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Student Spotlight: Cornelius McGrath

Student Spotlight: Cornelius McGrath

The United States has stolen Europe’s crown for the best entrepreneurial ecosystem. Cornelius McGrath ('17), a double-major in Economics and Psychology, received the Katie Murphy McMahon Grant for Russian and East-Central European Studies to find out how his home continent could win back one of the world's most prized possessions. Cornelius recently wrote to...

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Student Spotlight: Connor Bagwell

Student Spotlight: Connor Bagwell

Connor Bagwell ('17), a double major in Finance and Physics, received a special grant reserved for a member of the Notre Dame ROTC. This grant allows students to work for retired US Army Colonel (and Notre Dame alumnus) Peter Herrly. Thus Connor traveled to Paris to learn from and work with the...

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Student Spotlight: Hannah Herbst

Student Spotlight: Hannah Herbst

Hannah Herbst ('17), a History major, received The Dr. Charles C. Price Memorial Fund for East-Central European Studies from the Nanovic Institute to conduct research in Germany on German aerial aces. The trip inspired her creativity. She recently wrote to us about her experience:…

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Student Spotlight: Petra Rantanen

Student Spotlight: Petra Rantanen

Hospice is almost always associated with imminent death—but it might not have to be that way. Petra Rantanen ('17), a double-major in Sociology and Pre-Health Studies, received The Vill Family Endowment for Excellence in the Nanovic Institute to travel to the UK to investigate the meanings people attach to hospice in light...

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Student Spotlight: Lucy Jones

Student Spotlight: Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones ('18) received The Pessoa Grant for Advanced Language Training in Portuguese, allowing her to travel to Lisbon last summer to improve her language skills and to immerse herself in Portuguese culture. Lucy recently wrote to us about her experience:…

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Student Spotlight: Leslie Omeeboh

Student Spotlight: Leslie Omeeboh

Congratulations to Leslie Omeeboh ('18), the winner of The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant for Best Undergraduate Travel & Research Proposal! Leslie--a triple-major in Neuroscience & Behavior, Pre-Health Studies, and French--used her grant award to travel to London last summer to study the legacy and development of healthcare in British...

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Student Spotlight: Michael McRoskey

Student Spotlight: Michael McRoskey

Refugees are people, not a crisis. Michael McRoskey ('18), a Computer Science major, received a Summer Travel and Research Grant to experience and research the refugee crisis in Europe first-hand. While there, he encountered Europe’s refugees and the people who welcome them on the shores, in the camps, and within the cities....

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Student Spotlight: Cecelia Barry

Student Spotlight: Cecelia Barry

Dystroglycanopathy, a lesser known but highly severe and specific type of muscular dystrophy, has affected a large portion of the world population. Cecelia Barry (’18), a Neuroscience & Behavior major, received a European Internship and Service Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

Alexandra Fedynsky ('17), a triple major in Anthropology, French, and Spanish, received The Herrly Internship in Paris Grant from the Nanovic Institute. This grant, awarded to one student each summer, allows students to work for retired US Army Colonel (and Notre Dame alumnus) Peter Herrly. Thus, after spending a year abroad in...

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Student Spotlight: Matthew Ross

Student Spotlight: Matthew Ross

Embassies are more than just passports, right?  Matthew Ross (‘18), a double-major in International Economics and Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics, received a European Internship and Service Grant to experience life as a Foreign Service Officer in Florence, Italy.

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Student Spotlight: Ruslan Lucero

Student Spotlight: Ruslan Lucero

Ruslan Lucero ('17), a double-major in Economics and Russian, received The Pushkin Grant for Advanced Language Training in Russian to travel to Russia to participate in language training and an internship. While there, he was transformed. Ruslan recently wrote to us about his experience:…

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Student Spotlight: Randi McQueen

Student Spotlight: Randi McQueen

Miranda (Randi) McQueen ('18), an Architecture major, received a European Internship and Service Grant from the Nanovic Institute to intern with ARCAS in Paris. ARCAS is an architecture firm that specializes in urban schemes, residential units, and renovations of historic buildings in Paris and beyond. The firm has designed a myriad of...

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