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Laura Shannon Prize Announces 2020 Shortlist

Laura Shannon Prize Announces 2020 Shortlist

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame is proud to announce the 2020 shortlist for the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies. Carrying a prize of $10,000, the Laura Shannon Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best book in European studies...

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Nanovic Institute Welcomes 3 New Staff Members

Nanovic Institute Welcomes 3 New Staff Members

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs welcomes three new colleagues: Grant Osborn, Anna Dolezal, and Jennifer Arosio. Grant Osborn…

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Nanovic Graduate Fellow Book Review: Article 353

Nanovic Graduate Fellow Book Review: Article 353

Early in 2019, The New York Times published a “Globetrotting” list of books from a variety of genres and countries. Drawing from works originally published in and about every inhabited continent, the list presented an assortment of novels, memoirs, nonfiction works, and collections of poetry or short stories that drew critical acclaim in...

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UCU Praised by Notre Dame President in Opening Mass Homily

UCU Praised by Notre Dame President in Opening Mass Homily

During his homily for the University's 2019 opening Mass, Notre Dame president Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C. reflected on a recent visit to Ukrainian Catholic University where he bestowed the 2019 Notre Dame Award on its president, Archbishop Borys Gudziak, longtime colleague and friend of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.…

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Nanovic Supports Leaders of Its Catholic Universities Partners

Nanovic Supports Leaders of Its Catholic Universities Partners

Ewa Domagała-Zyśk (center), Vice-Dean for Research and Internationalization of the Faculty of Social Sciences John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland Fr. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., founder of the University, imagined Notre Dame as a “powerful force for good” in the world. The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has sought to...

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Faculty Research Spotlight: Meredith Chesson

Faculty Research Spotlight: Meredith Chesson

Dr. Meredith Chesson recording a late 19th/early 20th century aquaduct in the San Pasquale Valley, Calabria, Italy (2015 season) | Photo: Nicholas Ames Meredith Chesson, a Nanovic Institute Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Notre Dame, recently published an article in the latest volume of...

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Graduate Student Fellow Book Review: Good Will Come from the Sea

Graduate Student Fellow Book Review: Good Will Come from the Sea

Early in 2019, The New York Times published a “Globetrotting” list of books from a variety of genres and countries. Drawing from works originally published in and about every inhabited continent, the list presented an assortment of novels, memoirs, nonfiction works, and collections of poetry or short stories that drew critical...

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Ça ira: It will work out

Ça ira: It will work out

As members of an institution of higher learning, nothing is more gratifying than to observe the intellectual and professional development of the students we are blessed to work with. More than a decade ago, in the fall of 2008, we were delighted to award Sonja Stojanovic (below, left) a Nanovic Institute Graduate Research Grant to...

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Archbishop Borys Gudziak receives 2019 Notre Dame Award

Archbishop Borys Gudziak receives 2019 Notre Dame Award

Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak received the 2019 Notre Dame Award on Saturday (June 29) for his work for religious and academic freedom, and for his courageous and visionary leadership of the first Catholic university established in the territory of the former Soviet Union.

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World Refugee Day Statement

World Refugee Day Statement

Today, June 20, marks the United Nations’ World Refugee Day. The Nanovic Institute proudly stands with the Keough School of Global Affairs in its mission to end the needless suffering brought about by mass migration.

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Marching for climate change while interning in Rome

Marching for climate change while interning in Rome

Meilin Scanish, a junior at the University of Notre Dame, is interested in working in international law and wanted to gain international work experience. After having the chance to travel to Nepal and Qatar for conferences on the conciliation of traditional Islamic theology and modernity, and to France to study...

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Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom Visit Notre Dame

Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom Visit Notre Dame

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies was proud to welcome a delegation of Labour and Conservative Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom during a brief visit to campus on May 28, 2019. Organized by the British Consulate in Chicago, Dr. Lisa Cameron, MP, Stephen Metcalfe, MP, David Morris, MP, and...

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Caro and Webb Promoted at the Nanovic Institute

Caro and Webb Promoted at the Nanovic Institute

Monica Caro, M.A., J.D., has been appointed Senior Associate Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, effective May 1, 2019. In this role, Caro will oversee staff administration, Institute operations, and a number of initiatives in Europe, particularly the Institute’s Catholic Universities Partnership....

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Nanovic Grant Recipient Receives Research Fulbright

Nanovic Grant Recipient Receives Research Fulbright

Steven Lemke, a past recipient of the Snider Family Endowment for Excellence in European Studies, has been awarded a 2019-2020 U.S. Fulbright Open Study/Research Fellowship to Slovakia to explore the relationship between communal architecture and identity. Lemke, a 2019 Master of Fine Arts graduate in the Department of Art, Art History,...

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Year abroad helps Italian major develop language skills, discover senior thesis topic, and strengthen connection to family heritage

Year abroad helps Italian major develop language skills, discover senior thesis topic, and strengthen connection to family heritage

Former Nanovic Institute grant recipient Gianna Van Heel’s time studying abroad while at Notre Dame was immersive and comprehensive — the nearly yearlong experience included coursework, research, an internship, and embracing the Italian way of life. She knew it was the best way to truly learn another language. Van Heel, who won...

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2019 Nanovic Senior Awards

2019 Nanovic Senior Awards

Jennifer Yi received the Nanovic Institute Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research in European Studies while Christian Brunner-Lopez was awarded the 2019 J. Robert Wegs Prize for the Best Minor in European Studies Capstone Essay.…

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Ukrainian Archbishop Gudziak to receive Notre Dame Award

Ukrainian Archbishop Gudziak to receive Notre Dame Award

Archbishop Borys Gudziak, a dear friend of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the 2016 Keeley Vatican Lecturer, is to be presented the Notre Dame Award this summer in Lviv, Ukraine. A prominent leader in higher education in Ukraine after years of communist rule and a key player in Ukraine’s peaceful demonstrations in the Maidan...

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