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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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Shanna Corner

Shanna Corner

Here at the Nanovic Institute, we receive a lot of grant applications from graduate students studying English, literature, history, and philosophy. But sociology? Not so much. Thus, we're thrilled to spotlight Shanna Corner, a PhD candidate in sociology. Shanna received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to travel to...

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Student Spotlight: Brenna Gautam

How many students can say that they traveled to Serbia over their break? Brenna Gautam can! Brenna is a Senior majoring in History and Peace Studies. We awarded her a Senior Travel and Research Grant to conduct independent research on the Belgrade student protest of 1968. Here is what she...

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Lorenzo Dell'Oso

Lorenzo Dell'Oso

At the Nanovic Institute, we know that networking is vital for graduate students who will one day be applying for jobs or for further graduate studies, and we're proud of the fact that we help ambitious graduate students make vital connections. Lorenzo Dell'Oso is a good example of this. We...

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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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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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Gen X and 1989 in Poland

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein (Visiting Faculty) joined A. James McAdams (Director, Nanovic Institute), David Cortright (Kroc Institute), and Sebastian Rosato (Political Science) for a panel discussion commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her reflections are reprinted here below.…

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Student Spotlight: Molly Seidel

Welcome to a new academic year, and to a new year of students returning from trips funded by the Nanovic Institute!  To kick off the year, we would like to present Molly Seidel, a Junior majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Science. Molly traveled to Ireland last summer to participate in...

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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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Minors in European Studies: Class of 2014

Director A. James McAdams with the graduating class of minors in European studies. Copyright University of Notre Dame, 2014.From left to right: Melissa Medina, Marianinna Villavicencio, Paul Menke, A. James McAdams (director), Christine Gorman, Colleen Haller, and Marielle Hampe. (Not pictured: Kelsey Cullinan and Maria Fahs)…

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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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Minors in European Studies: Class of 2014

On Friday, May 16th, students graduating with a minor in European studies gathered with family and academic advisors for the Nanovic Institute's recognition breakfast. Students shared stories about their research journey for their capstone essay, a requirement to complete the minor, and received a personalized certificate to mark the occasion.…

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Nathan Gerth

Nathan Gerth

Nathan Gerth is a doctoral candidate in History.  The Nanovic Institute awarded him a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to conduct dissertation research in Tver', Russia.  Nathan recently wrote about his experience: From December 29, 2013 through January 28, 2014 I conducted supplementary dissertation research at the archives and...

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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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Anthropologist Maurizio Albahari Illuminates Migration Crisis in the Mediterranean

“Everything changed on October 3, but nothing really changed,” says Maurizio Albahari, assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology. In October 2013, several major media outlets covered two tragic shipwrecks off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, which killed more than 400 Eritrean and Syrian migrants trying...

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Manuela Fernández Pinto

Manuela Fernández Pinto

Manuela Fernández Pinto is a doctoral candidate in the History and Philosophy of Science program.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Manuela a Graduate Professional Development Grant to present at a conference at the University of Copenhagen.  Manuela recently wrote about her experience: Thanks to the Nanovic Institute’s Graduate Professional Development Grant, I...

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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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Rome symposium, exhibit to highlight the digital future of world heritage

Groundbreaking methods of documentation and interpretation of World Heritage Sites by the School of Architecture's DHARMA research team will be the focus of a collaborative symposium, to be held April 2–4 in Rome. Launching in conjunction with the symposium is the first 3-D exhibit on historic preservation in the Roman...

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Veronica Roberts

Veronica Roberts

Veronica Roberts is a doctoral candidate in Political Science.  She recently returned from the XLII Incontro di Studiosi dell’Antichità Cristiana in Rome, where she presented a paper titled "'Aliud namque sunt diutiae, aliud pecunia':  A Brief Reflection on the Intertwined Themes of Wealth and Hope in Augustine's City of God."  The...

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