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Student Spotlight: Eve Wolynes

Student Spotlight: Eve Wolynes

In fourteenth century Italy, merchants became a class of individuals with a unique mindset and worldview. Eve Wolynes, a doctoral student in the History department, received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to travel to Florence to research how the mercantile class was shaped by travel,...

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Student Spotlight: Brittany Ebeling

Student Spotlight: Brittany Ebeling

Walking the streets of Southern Spain in the heart of the Semana Santa, or Holy Week, the task of studying migrants’ economic and social positioning within Spanish society seemed to take on heightened meaning and contrast for Brittany Ebeling ('17), a double-major in International Economics and Peace Studies. Brittany received a...

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Student Spotlight: Alivia Zhou

Student Spotlight: Alivia Zhou

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), since its founding, has been entrusted with the heady task of integrating the national legal systems of all of the European Union member states and demoting their national courts to a junior court role. In this way, the ECJ is able to uniformly and...

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Classics Scholar Traces History of Saint Augustine's Words

Classics Scholar Traces History of Saint Augustine's Words

While many theologians and philosophers study the work of Augustine of Hippo, Nanovic FellowHildegund Müller, associate professor of classics and associate vice president for research at Notre Dame, takes a different approach to reading his texts. Müller’s research is influenced by her philological background and study of literary detail in...

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Student Spotlight: Luke Donahue

Student Spotlight: Luke Donahue

Who is Mary, and what does she mean for us? How has her role developed over time? Luke Donahue ('17) received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to examine these questions by going back in time to a small but noteworthy cloister in medieval Germany. Luke recently...

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Six students honored with Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Six students honored with Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), the ULRA competition honors those who conduct original research and draws focus to the extensive sources and methods of scholarly inquiry that modern-day research libraries offer today’s students. Tom Lis, a Minor in European Studies, won one...

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Student Spotlight: Nikhil Garg

Student Spotlight: Nikhil Garg

In the last seven years Greece has garnered impressive negative international media attention on account of its prominent role in the making of the Eurozone Crisis. While a vast majority of existing literature focuses on the raw numbers, Nikhil Garg ('18) contests that studying the Crisis through the lens of Greece’s cultural and historical...

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Student Spotlight: Ana Petrova

Student Spotlight: Ana Petrova

Why do political parties in new democracies build organizations when they arguably do not really need to? Ana Petrova, a graduate student in the Political Science department, received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to travel to Bulgaria and shed some light on this question. Ana recently wrote to us about...

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Student Spotlight: Bridget Rickard

Student Spotlight: Bridget Rickard

Living a life on the margins of society is an unfortunate reality for many forcibly displaced persons.  Bridget Rickard ('18), a double-major in Philosophy and Peace Studies, received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors to travel to Germany to explore the following question: What are German scholars, as...

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