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Renowned Film Director Visits the Nanovic

Renowned Film Director Visits the Nanovic

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Wim Wenders screened his most recent film, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on November 7, 2018. The screening, under the theme of "The Catholic Artistic Heritage: Bringing Forth Treasures New and Old,”...

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Migration Matters

Migration Matters

In his address to an international forum on migration and peace in 2017, Pope Francis reminded us that our principal response to migrants could be summarized in four simple verbs: “to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate.”…

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Freedom and Its Legacies

Freedom and Its Legacies

Elly Bleier ('20), from "Freedom of Thought," is the daughter of Robert "Rocky" Bleier ('68), captain of the Notre Dame football team in 1967. She recently spent a few minutes with the Institute reflecting on what it was like to grow up with her dad.

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Developing Linguistic, Cultural, and Research Groundwork in Cologne, Germany

Developing Linguistic, Cultural, and Research Groundwork in Cologne, Germany

During a four-week summer intensive German course in Cologne, Germany, Paul Wheatley, a doctoral student in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity developed crucial proficiency in German language and cultural understanding. The trip also provided opportunities for essential future research in German as well as several relationships with German scholars, professors,...

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Contreras

Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Contreras

What does Thomas Aquinas have to do with Greece? With Nanovic Institute support, Daniel Contreras (PhD student, Medieval Studies) recently traveled to Athens to participate in the annual Symposium Thomisticum, with this year’s focus being the influence that ancient and medieval Greek authors had on Aquinas, as well as Aquinas’...

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Student Spotlight: Adam Kulam

Student Spotlight: Adam Kulam

As the Barrett Family Endowment awardee for top undergraduate grant proposal, Adam ('19, Economics and English) received funding to conduct research this summer in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is interested in learning more about how the financial recession of 2008 and the strengthening of financial regulation that came after, may or may not have affected the...

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McDowell Untangles a Cold-War Litigation Saga

McDowell Untangles a Cold-War Litigation Saga

During the 1950s, the U.S. made the highly unusual decision to sue the Soviet Union six times in international court. With a Nanovic research grant, Steven McDowell (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science) visited the National Archives and discovered a treasure trove of documents that help shed light on the U.S.'s baffling legal...

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Perfecting Medieval Chant in Paris

Perfecting Medieval Chant in Paris

Two of the best teachers of medieval music and chant currently work at the Sorbonne University in Paris. With the support of the Nanovic Institute, Victoria Fraser had the opportunity to study, hear, and coach pieces of the repertoire with them privately.

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Notre Dame Law Students Win Moot Court Competition in Bologna

Notre Dame Law Students Win Moot Court Competition in Bologna

How should the law balance the principle of religious liberty with the principle of non-discrimination? With the support of the Nanovic Institute, second-year Notre Dame Law School students Megan Ball, Jackson Blais, Cristina Sanchez, and Lawrence Wesco traveled to Bologna, Italy to examine this question at the European Academy of...

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Student Spotlight: Michaela Mahon

Student Spotlight: Michaela Mahon

Over Spring Break, Michaela Mahon (’19) visited Freetown Christiania, a 50-year-old communal settlement in downtown Copenhagen, to learn what happens when people have complete architectural freedom.  Click below to learn more about her research, funded by the Nanovic Institute. …

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