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Student Spotlight: Greg Young

Student Spotlight: Greg Young

It’s not actually difficult to find a person who thinks architecture should fit the place it’s situated in, and not simply be the most individually expressive building possible. Greg Young ('16), an Architecture major, received a Senior Travel and Research Grant  to research what the architectural style for a Roman Catholic cathedral...

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Student Spotlight: Francesco Tassi

Student Spotlight: Francesco Tassi

It is not a question whether individuals impacted by flight and migration can be of benefit to Germany, but whether Germany successfully facilitates them to be. Francesco Tassi (’18), a double-major in International Economics and Peace Studies, received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to travel to Germany to...

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Conference responds to global efforts to care for the planet and the poor

Conference responds to global efforts to care for the planet and the poor

For the Planet and the Poor, the first major conference organized by the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, will open with a keynote panel, “A Surprising Convergence, a Moment of Opportunity,” at 6 p.m. on April 4 (Monday) in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business....

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After Brussels

After Brussels

Like many of you, the Nanovic Institute has been following news of the two attacks in Brussels this week (March 22) closely. 

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Student Spotlight: Colleen Marshall

Student Spotlight: Colleen Marshall

The interplay of enlightenment-guided religious tolerance and Presbyterian fundamentalism came to a head in the violent Scottish anti-Catholic riots in 1779. Colleen Marshall (’16), a double-major in History and Pre-Professional Studies, received a Senior Travel and Research Grant  to travel to Aberdeen and investigate the interplay of political expediency and fundamental religious differences...

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Student Research, Spring Break

Student Research, Spring Break

In 2008, a select group of undergraduate seniors were offered the opportunity to polish their thesis and capstone essays with final research in Europe over spring break.  Eight years later, Nanovic Institute Spring Break Travel and Research Grants have grown to include all Notre Dame students and have become one of...

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Student Spotlight: Maria Giulia Genghini

Student Spotlight: Maria Giulia Genghini

Maria Giulia Genghini, a graduate student in the Ph.D. in Literature program, received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to travel to Milan over winter break to conduct research on her project entitled "Saint Charles Borromeo and the Jesuits: A Friendship That Changed Milan (1564-1630)." While there, she was able...

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Russia's Failed Revolution

Russia's Failed Revolution

Leading scholars of the Russian Revolution meet in Rome to take into account new information from freer access to previously closed Soviet archives.

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Student Spotlight: Janice Gunther

Student Spotlight: Janice Gunther

The health of horses, mules, and donkeys was of critical importance in the everyday lives of early modern Castilians. Janice Gunther, a graduate student in History, received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to explore the theory and practice of equine medicine during this period and what it can tell...

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Student Spotlight: Angelica Inclan

Student Spotlight: Angelica Inclan

On May 1st, 1937, 4,000 children between the ages of five and sixteen escaped from Bilbao, Spain on the S.S. Habana on a journey to Southampton, United Kingdom. These children--dubbed the "Basque children"--were under the threat of attack by General Francisco Franco's forces during the Spanish Civil War. Angelica Inclan...

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