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Alexandria Williamson

Alexandria Williamson

The Nanovic Institute's European Internship and Service Grant is awarded for a variety of undergraduate opportunities, but not often for an artist-in-residence position in Wales. That, however, is exactly what Alexandria Williamson wanted to do with her summer! Alexandria ('16), a Studio Art major, spent seven weeks in an artist-in-residence community...

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Alumni Spotlight: Kathleen Brennan

Alumni Spotlight: Kathleen Brennan

Kathleen (Katie) Brennan, was a major in sociology and a recipient of Summer Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute during the 2012-13 academic year for her project “Effects of the Troubles on Belfast's Youth.”  After graduating the University of Notre Dame in 2015, Katie was accepted into the Conflict...

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Jingting (Lily) Kang

Jingting (Lily) Kang

Let's welcome Jingting (Lily) Kang back to the Student Spotlight! Lily ('16), a double-major in IT Management and Sociology, has always had a burning passion for entrepeneurship, and has received several Nanovic grants to conduct research on entrepeneurship education in Switzerland. Last summer, she received the Vill Family Endowment for...

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Olivia Bratton

Olivia Bratton

Olivia Bratton ('16) has expressed so much of what the Nanovic Institute is all about: "I would like to thank the Nanovic Insitute for European Studies for this opportunity to work, study, and live not just in the context of my ideas about places, cultures, and traditions, but in the places, cultures,...

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Grace Maginn

Grace Maginn

How does the experience of conducting independent research benefit undergraduate students? They gather information for senior theses and capstone projects, of course. Just as importantly, though, they get the time that they need to learn how to conduct independent research. This was the experience of Grace Maginn ('16), a history major and...

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Roman Gusdorf

Roman Gusdorf

Who wants to go to Siberia for the summer? Roman Gusdorf did! Roman ('17) is a double-major in Science-Business and Russian who received The Pushkin Grant for Advanced Language Training in Russian…

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Thomas Lis

Thomas Lis

Welcome, Thomas Lis, to our Student Spotlight! Thomas ('16) is a double-major in History and Economics and a Minor in European Studies who received the Katie Murphy McMahon Grant for Russian and East-Central European Studies to conduct archival research in France and Poland last summer. Ultimately, he is working toward the completion of...

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Caitlin O'Connor

Caitlin O'Connor

Every year, as the staff of the Nanovic Institute and a selection of our faculty fellows review our Summer Travel and Research Grant applications, we choose one student to receive a special award: The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant for Best Undergraduate Research Proposal. …

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Grace Linczer

Grace Linczer

The current refugee crisis in Europe has been at the forefront of our thinking at the Nanovic Institute. On November 12, we are hosting a lunch time-lecture and discussion with Herbert Quelle, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, on Reunification and Refugees: Germany Looks Back and Ahead…

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Dana Townsend

Dana Townsend

Dana Townsend, a graduate student in Peace Studies and Psychology, is new to the Student Spotlight today! Dana received a Graduate Travel and Research Grant to travel to Ireland last summer to conduct research on the impact of political violence on youth development in Ireland. Not only did her summer advance...

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Scott Copeland

Scott Copeland

Sometimes research requires sweat and perseverence. This was certainly Scott Copeland's experience. Scott ('16) is a Sociology major who received a Summer Travel and Research Grant …

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Maria Giulia Genghini

Maria Giulia Genghini

Maria Giulia Genghini is a graduate student in the Ph.D. in Literature program who received a Graduate Travel and Research Grant to conduct archival research in Rome. Since the Nanovic Institute has sent her to Rome before, this trip consisted in conducting in-depth analysis of the materials that she located...

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Elle Newcome

Elle Newcome

Elle Newcome ('16) is a double-major in Pre-Health and Spanish with a minor in Poverty Studies who received a European Internship and Service Grant to live and serve at Casa de Acogida para Madres Gestantes…

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