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The Bellmaker

The Bellmaker

Benjamin Sunderlin, an ND student who is perhaps the only living traditional bell maker in the United States. Listen to how easily he talks about the merging of art, history, politics, spirituality, and Notre Dame. Ben applied in 2012/13 for a Nanovic Graduate Travel and Research grant to delve into bell-making methods in...

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Christina Jones

Christina Jones

Christina Jones is a law student at the University of Notre Dame. She is also one of four students to whom the Nanovic Institute awarded a Graduate Professional Development Grant to participate in a Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion in Venice. The experience was not simply about a chance to compete;...

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Meet Kelly Smith ('18), one of the two recipients of the FYS (First Year Studies) Spring Break Travel and Research Grant awarded by the Nanovic Institute this past year. Kelly is a History major who traveled to London to research the Kindertransport internees of World War II. She certainly learned about the...

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Linlin Liu

Linlin Liu

Linlin Liu, a doctoral candidate in Economics, recently received one of the Nanovic Institute’s Dissertation Fellowships. But before that, she received two Graduate Professional Development Grants…

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Greg Young

Greg Young

How does conducting research with a Nanovic grant differ from other research experiences? According to Greg Young ('16), a Nanovic grant allows one to find things out for oneself, to experience new information and process new understanding on one's own. As Greg states, this is invaluable. We recently gave Greg, a...

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Lauren LaMore

Lauren LaMore

Lauren LaMore is a Masters Candidate in the department of French and Francophone Studies. She received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to conduct archival research in Paris. Not only was this her first research trip to Paris, but the work that she did contributes to...

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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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In memoriam: William Pfaff (ND '49)

In memoriam: William Pfaff (ND '49)

Main Building by Matthew Rice/Wikimedia The Nanovic Institute marks the passing of Notre Dame alumnus William Pfaff, a long-time contributor to the International Herald Tribune…

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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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Kathrin Kranz

Kathrin Kranz

Kathrin Kranz, a doctoral candidate in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, recently received one of the Nanovic Institute's Dissertation Fellowships…

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Ben Denison

Ben Denison

Ben Denison is working towards a doctorate in Political Science with concentrations in international relations and comparative politics. The Nanovic Institute gave him a Graduate Professional Development Grant …

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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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