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Ryan Schultheis

Ryan Schultheis

Ryan Schultheis ('15), a double-major in Political Science and International Economics, recently received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico! Here at the Nanovic Institute, we like to think that we helped prepare him for the application process and for the experience. We gave Ryan a Senior Travel and Research...

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Abigail Bartels

Abigail Bartels

Where will your Nanovic grant take you? It took Abigail Bartels ('16), who is working on majors in Political Science and Theology and minors in Gender Studies and European Studies, to Denmark to research Danish politics and Catholicism. It didn't stop there, however. It also took her to Eastern Washington...

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Student Spotlight: Connor Moran

Student Spotlight: Connor Moran

Here at the Nanovic Institute, we tend to think of our student grant programs as the means through which we enrich the academic and professional lives of students. While they certainly do that, we increasingly have been hearing from students who genuinely want to enrich the lives of others. This...

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Grace Linczer

Grace Linczer

Grace Linczer ('16), a double-major in Anthropology and Peace Studies, will be leaving for Europe soon to do service work in Rome, thanks to The Dan and Cheryl Commers Endowment for the Nanovic Institute. Before that, however, she received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors…

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Lauren Seubert

Lauren Seubert

Sometimes we simply cannot see the flaw in our research design. It happens to the best of us. Lauren Seubert ('15),  who is majoring in Economics and Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics, learned that the hard way. The real trick is to be able to identify the flaw, learn...

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Benjamin Fouch

Benjamin Fouch

The evidence is mounting: receiving a grant from the Nanovic Institute can lead to exciting opportunities! Benjamin Fouch ('17) is living proof. We awarded him an FYS Spring Break Travel and Research Grant…

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Peter Fink

Peter Fink

Peter Fink ('17) is an American Studies and Arts & Letters Pre-Health major who also happens to have Celiac Disease. Shortly after his diagnosis, Peter discovered that Ireland has one of the highest rates of Celiac Disease in the world, and that it is the current leader in tax relief...

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Ryan Schools

Ryan Schools

What can an engineer learn by traveling to Europe? Ryan Schools ('17), a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major, thought that he had a lot to learn from Icelandic models of sustainability and renewable energy, and he was right! As humanity strives to untangle and address global environmental change, Ryan recognized...

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Student Spotlight: Lynne Bauman and Emma Fleming

Student Spotlight: Lynne Bauman and Emma Fleming

The Nanovic Institute is committed to the Catholic mission of the University of Notre Dame. Thus, we were happy to provide grant funding for two students to travel to the House of Brigid in Wexford and Dublin to do discernment work. Lynne Bauman ('15) is double-majoring in Psychology and Arts...

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Molly Geraghty

Molly Geraghty

When planning a research trip, it is always best to plan carefully in order to assure that you can actually accomplish what you set out to do. When we review student grant proposals, we look for well-planned and well-defined trips. But you know what Robert Burns had to say about...

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Jingting “Lily” Kang

Jingting “Lily” Kang

We're so proud of our fall break grant recipients, we just can't wait to feature another! Jingting "Lily" Kang is a Junior majoring in Information Technology Management and minoring in Actuarial Science. She wrote such a focused and thorough grant proposal, we couldn't help but award her a grant to...

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Courtney Haddick

Courtney Haddick

Courtney Haddick is a senior from the School of Architecture. Courtney has received a number of grants from the Nanovic Institute. Her latest took her to Paris to view archival drawings by Giuseppe Valadier. She recently sent us a number of really great photographs from her trip, along with a...

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Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson

Here at the Nanovic Institute, we've just started going through the materials sent to us by our fall break grant recipients. What exciting and educational trips they have taken! One of those fall break grant recipients is Jacqueline Wilson. Inspired by current healthcare debates in the US, she traveled to...

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Thomas Boyle

Thomas Boyle

Thomas Boyle is among the Nanovic Institute's first students to return from a summer research trip already!  He is a rising Sophomore majoring in architecture.  With our Summer Travel and Research Grant, Thomas traveled to Spain to conduct research on La Reconquista and Andalusian architecture.  He promptly sent us an account...

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Paul Luczak

Paul Luczak

Graduate students aren't the only Notre Dame students to present at conferences!  The Nanovic Institute recently sent undergraduate Paul Luczak ('15) to the British Conference of Undergraduate Research at the University of Nottingham to present a paper titled "Academies and England’s Changing School System."  Paul recently wrote about his experience:…...

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Christina Serena

Christina Serena

We're very proud of Christina Serena!  Her research on Saint Pope John Paul II, made possible by a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors, was published by the Homiletic and Pastoral Review.  You may read the full text of her article at http://www.hprweb.com/2014/05/poland-remembers-a-firsthand-look-at-blessed-john-paul-iis-impact-on-the-people-of-his-homeland/…

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Steven Fisher

Steven Fisher

I noticed pedestrians were often impatient during my days at the Hague, waiting for winter to end, the wind to ease, and the sun to reappear. March meant unpredictable weather, as I realized when the warm morning that inspired my trip to Delft turned to gray clouds by the time...

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Peter Fink and Benjamin Fouch

Peter Fink and Benjamin Fouch

This week's Student Spotlight features a pair of researchers:  Peter Fink and Benjamin Fouch.  They both received the relatively new FYS Spring Break Travel and Research Grant.  Peter has declared a supplememtary major in Arts and Letters Pre-Health, and Ben has declared a major in Political Science.  The pair traveled...

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Prinz Jeremy Llanes Dela Cruz

Prinz Jeremy Llanes Dela Cruz

Prinz Jeremy Llanes Dela Cruz is a Junior majoring in French and Francophone Studies.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Jeremy a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to conduct research on French Carmelite spirituality.  He traveled to France over fall break.  Jeremy recently wrote about his experience:…

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Molly Geraghty

Molly Geraghty

Molly Geraghty is a Junior majoring in Science Preprofessional Studies and French and Francophone Studies.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Molly a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to conduct research on the interactive nature of the Paris opera.  She traveled to Paris over fall break.  Molly recently...

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Matthew Kibler

Matthew Kibler

Matthew Kibler is a Sophomore majoring in philosophy and chemical engineering.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Matthew a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to conduct research on the phenomenological perspectives of impressionst and post-impressionist art.  He traveled to Paris over fall break.  Matthew recently wrote about his...

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Annie Rhodes

Annie Rhodes

Annie Rhodes is a Senior majoring in French and Francophone Studies and Sociology.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Annie a Senior Travel and Research Grant to travel to Paris over fall break to conduct archival research.  Annie recently wrote about her experience: …

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Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook is a 5th year architecture student and the recipient of two grants from the Nanovic Institute.  The first was a Senior Travel and Research Grant to travel to Vernazza, Italy last year over spring break.  When Matt wanted to continue his work in Vernazza, the institute awarded him...

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Christine Gorman

Christine Gorman

Christine Gorman is a Senior majoring in Economics and Chinese and minoring in European Studies.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Christine a Senior Travel and Research Grant to travel to Slovenia over fall break to work on her capstone essay for her Minor in European Studies.  Christine recently wrote about her...

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Claire Donovan

Claire Donovan

Claire Donovan is a Junior majoring in French and Francophone Studies and minoring in International Development Studies and Peace Studies.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Claire a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to conduct research for her project, "'The French and the other' as examplified by Sarah...

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