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Sharia Smith

Sharia Smith

In Northern Ireland’s Post Conflict Era, relations between both the loyalist and republican communities and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have been complicated by historical grievances, remaining tensions, and the general challenges of the transition from war to peace. Sharia Smith (‘16), a double-major in Anthropology and Peace Studies,...

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Meet Major Seán Cotter '15 (Video)

Meet Major Seán Cotter '15 (Video)

Majors in art history gain a broad understanding of Western art along with opportunities for in-depth examination of particular periods, such as ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and modern art. “There’s something I really love about the challenge that comes with the unexplored,” said Cotter. “I love the tradition that can emerge...

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Three Notre Dame Faculty Receive Fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities

Three Notre Dame Faculty Receive Fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities

Three faculty from the University of Notre Dame received fellowships this week from the National Endowment for the Humanities, continuing the University’s record success winning support for humanities research. Receiving the grants are Nanovic Fellow Julia Douthwaite, a professor of French; Amy Mulligan, an assistant professor of Irish language and literature;...

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Jack Assaf

Jack Assaf

Roman engineering is famous for utilizing simple concepts to create beautiful constructions. Jack Assaf (’17), a Mechanical Engineering major, received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors…

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Daniel Barabasi and Claire Alexander

Daniel Barabasi and Claire Alexander

The Nanovic Institute sent an undergraduate collaborative research partnership to Hungary and Romania last fall break to research support programs for underprivileged and marginalized children. Daniel Barabasi ('17), a double-major in  Neuroscience & Behavior and Advanced Physics, has a personal stake in his research: he has strong personal, familial, and linguistic...

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Vincent Vangaever

Vincent Vangaever

Let's welcome Vince Vangaever ('17) back to the Student Spotlight! Vince, a double-major in Finance and Political Science, received a grant from the Nanovic Institute to intern at the Dutch Development Bank in the Netherlands last summer. While there, he was exposed to the Dutch perspective on the Greek economic crisis....

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Cristina Bordeaux

Cristina Bordeaux

The Nanovic Institute funded quite a number of students to conduct research in Europe over fall break, and they did some amazing work! One of those students is Cristina Bordeaux ('16), an International Economics major who received a Senior Travel and Research Grant…

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Nanovic Institute explores Cold War with film screening, NHL alumni

Nanovic Institute explores Cold War with film screening, NHL alumni

On Dec. 10­-11, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame presented “Elite Athletes and the Cold War,” a series of events that will bring former NHL players to campus to explore how professional athletes from the former Soviet bloc experienced the political contest of the...

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Ivan Carballude

Ivan Carballude

Ivan Carballude ('18), a double-major in History and Economics, is the last of our summer Student Spotlights. The fact that it took us until December to get through the best of our summer grant recipients is a wonderful testiment to our students! Ivan received the Pessoa Grant for Advanced Language...

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Migration, Housing, Borders

Migration, Housing, Borders

Physical conditions are often staggeringly bad in Europe’s “tent cities,” which are intended to house migrants and asylum seekers. Can they be improved in the short term? In the longer term, how might European countries re-imagine their border towns in order to deal more humanely with the ongoing realities of mass...

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Matthew O'Neill

Matthew O'Neill

The story of a young man traveling far from home to find an elixir of gold seems like something straight out of a fairy tale, but it's the true story of Matthew O'Neill ('17). Matthew, a biochemistry major, received a European Internship and Service Grant…

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Alli Barry

Alli Barry

Allison (Alli) Barry ('17), a Political Science major, went into her internship with the United States Mission to the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with a number of definite goals in mind. With the help of The Dr. Charles C. Price Memorial Fund for East-Central European Studies,…...

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