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5 Questions with Ivan Koniar (Slovakia)

5 Questions with Ivan Koniar (Slovakia)

Ivan Koniar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and previous Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Letters at the Catholic University of Ružomberok (Slovakia) shares insights on his research and experiences as a visiting scholar.

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Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle Named Rhodes Scholars

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle Named Rhodes Scholars

Alexis Doyle, of Los Altos, California, is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. Doyle also received a Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute in 2015-16 to learn about the health care systems of...

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Student Spotlight: Moira Hamilton

Student Spotlight: Moira Hamilton

Only travelling across a major ocean could reveal the immense richness of France’s culture and history—as a Film and American Studies double major, Moira Hamilton (‘17) at times found herself narrowing her worldview to the happenings of the continental United States.  Her internship with Col. Peter Herrly’s Blue Line Films...

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Student Spotlight: Nicholas Courtney

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Courtney

The “refugee crisis” is a term used in everyday political discourse to depict the disorder and lawlessness at Europe’s borders. Nick Courtney (’18), a double-major in Accounting and Applied Math, received The Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies …

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Student Spotlight: Cornelius McGrath

Student Spotlight: Cornelius McGrath

The United States has stolen Europe’s crown for the best entrepreneurial ecosystem. Cornelius McGrath ('17), a double-major in Economics and Psychology, received the Katie Murphy McMahon Grant for Russian and East-Central European Studies to find out how his home continent could win back one of the world's most prized possessions. Cornelius recently wrote to...

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Student Spotlight: Connor Bagwell

Student Spotlight: Connor Bagwell

Connor Bagwell ('17), a double major in Finance and Physics, received a special grant reserved for a member of the Notre Dame ROTC. This grant allows students to work for retired US Army Colonel (and Notre Dame alumnus) Peter Herrly. Thus Connor traveled to Paris to learn from and work with the...

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Student Spotlight: Hannah Herbst

Student Spotlight: Hannah Herbst

Hannah Herbst ('17), a History major, received The Dr. Charles C. Price Memorial Fund for East-Central European Studies from the Nanovic Institute to conduct research in Germany on German aerial aces. The trip inspired her creativity. She recently wrote to us about her experience:…

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Student Spotlight: Petra Rantanen

Student Spotlight: Petra Rantanen

Hospice is almost always associated with imminent death—but it might not have to be that way. Petra Rantanen ('17), a double-major in Sociology and Pre-Health Studies, received The Vill Family Endowment for Excellence in the Nanovic Institute to travel to the UK to investigate the meanings people attach to hospice in light...

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Student Spotlight: Lucy Jones

Student Spotlight: Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones ('18) received The Pessoa Grant for Advanced Language Training in Portuguese, allowing her to travel to Lisbon last summer to improve her language skills and to immerse herself in Portuguese culture. Lucy recently wrote to us about her experience:…

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Student Spotlight: Leslie Omeeboh

Student Spotlight: Leslie Omeeboh

Congratulations to Leslie Omeeboh ('18), the winner of The R. Stephen and Ruth Barrett Family Grant for Best Undergraduate Travel & Research Proposal! Leslie--a triple-major in Neuroscience & Behavior, Pre-Health Studies, and French--used her grant award to travel to London last summer to study the legacy and development of healthcare in British...

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Honors in Rome at the IMCL

Honors in Rome at the IMCL

Nanovic fellow Richard Economakis (Architecture) won the top honor award at this year's International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) conference in Rome for his innovative proposal for refugee villages.  He was accompanied by students involved in the design studio who were funded by the Nanovic Institute.

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Student Spotlight: Michael McRoskey

Student Spotlight: Michael McRoskey

Refugees are people, not a crisis. Michael McRoskey ('18), a Computer Science major, received a Summer Travel and Research Grant to experience and research the refugee crisis in Europe first-hand. While there, he encountered Europe’s refugees and the people who welcome them on the shores, in the camps, and within the cities....

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Student Spotlight: Cecelia Barry

Student Spotlight: Cecelia Barry

Dystroglycanopathy, a lesser known but highly severe and specific type of muscular dystrophy, has affected a large portion of the world population. Cecelia Barry (’18), a Neuroscience & Behavior major, received a European Internship and Service Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

Alexandra Fedynsky ('17), a triple major in Anthropology, French, and Spanish, received The Herrly Internship in Paris Grant from the Nanovic Institute. This grant, awarded to one student each summer, allows students to work for retired US Army Colonel (and Notre Dame alumnus) Peter Herrly. Thus, after spending a year abroad in...

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Student Spotlight: Ashley Foster

Student Spotlight: Ashley Foster

Does eighteenth-century Reformed Protestantism affect interpretations of the world and actions within it? How do scholars determine such a fact? These questions drove Ashley Foster, a graduate student in the History department, to apply for and receive a Graduate Summer Travel and Research Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Matthew Ross

Student Spotlight: Matthew Ross

Embassies are more than just passports, right?  Matthew Ross (‘18), a double-major in International Economics and Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics, received a European Internship and Service Grant to experience life as a Foreign Service Officer in Florence, Italy.

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Student Spotlight: Mary Aloia

Student Spotlight: Mary Aloia

A fatherless and nationless maverick adopted by the Parisian art world, advocate of Cubism and the Surrealist movement, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire has retained his relevance to our times. The approaching centenary of his death has provoked a renewed interest in his work, such as the recent exposition at the...

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Student Spotlight: Ruslan Lucero

Student Spotlight: Ruslan Lucero

Ruslan Lucero ('17), a double-major in Economics and Russian, received The Pushkin Grant for Advanced Language Training in Russian to travel to Russia to participate in language training and an internship. While there, he was transformed. Ruslan recently wrote to us about his experience:…

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Student Spotlight: James Strasburg

Student Spotlight: James Strasburg

James Strasburg, a doctoral candidate in the History department, received a Graduate Summer Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to explore the intersection of religion and international politics in the postwar reconstruction of Germany. He recently wrote to us about his research:…

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Student Spotlight: Randi McQueen

Student Spotlight: Randi McQueen

Miranda (Randi) McQueen ('18), an Architecture major, received a European Internship and Service Grant from the Nanovic Institute to intern with ARCAS in Paris. ARCAS is an architecture firm that specializes in urban schemes, residential units, and renovations of historic buildings in Paris and beyond. The firm has designed a myriad of...

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Student Spotlight: Mimi Ensley

Student Spotlight: Mimi Ensley

How did readers experience texts after the coming of the printing press to England in 1476? Mimi Ensley, a doctoral candidate in the department of English received a Graduate Summer Travel and Research Grant…

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Brexit Broken Open

Brexit Broken Open

“It is possible that a year ago some of you might have not even heard the term ‘Brexit,’” Notre Dame political science Professor A. James McAdams said last Monday, kicking off a panel discussion of the United Kingdom’s democratic decision in June to leave the European Union. As a matter...

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