Student Spotlight: Matthew Hayes

Student Spotlight: Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes, a senior with a major in Architecture and Concentration in Furniture Design, traveled on a Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to compile research for his senior thesis.  He went to a monastery in Belgium this fall to research a design proposal for a monastery and...

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Exploration and Next Steps

Exploration and Next Steps

The Institute supports Notre Dame students at every stage of their academic careers, but first experiences abroad can often be tentative and as students settle into major courses of study as sophomores, they can take advantage of Institute opportunities to bring their classroom experiences to life.

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Student Spotlight: Joe DeLuca '17

Student Spotlight: Joe DeLuca '17

Joe DeLuca ’17, a double major in history and economics, discusses the impact of his Nanovic Institute travel and research grant to Vienna, Austria to work on his senior honors thesis and his post-graduation career plans.

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Student Spotlight: Beverly Kyalwazi

Student Spotlight: Beverly Kyalwazi

How do British junior doctors help ensure their voices are heard regarding working conditions that are optimal for patient care? Aspiring physician, Beverly Kyalwazi (’17), recently traveled to London to learn more and found the process can be challenging when trade unions, medicine, and governments intersect.

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Student Spotlight: Michael Rossetti

Student Spotlight: Michael Rossetti

Master of Divinity student, Michael Rossetti, recently returned from Siena, Italy where he served the elderly and disabled, and grew in his Italian conversational skills as well. He recently wrote to us about his experience on La dolce vita è una vita di misericordia (or the sweet life is a life...

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The Demonstrable Impact

The Demonstrable Impact

The 2016-17 academic year marks the 15th year the Nanovic Institute has provided grants for Notre Dame students to pursue research, internships, service, and language training in Europe.  The Institute noticed a recent trend: an increasing number of students who received external funding also received funding from the Nanovic Institute....

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Visiting Scholars: Summer 2017

Visiting Scholars: Summer 2017

Marcela Andoková Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovak Republic Faculty of Arts, Department of Classical and Semitic Philology Marcela's research areas include classical philology, early-Christian and patristic studies, ancient and modern rhetoric. Her focus this July will be “The Ambivalence of Augustine’s Rhetoric in Relation to the Jews” as well as...

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Summer Travel and Research

Summer Travel and Research

The Nanovic Institute is sponsoring graduate and undergraduate students undertaking summer research projects in eleven European countries.

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Student Spotlight: Lorenzo Dell'Oso

Student Spotlight: Lorenzo Dell'Oso

Lorenzo Dell'Oso, a doctoral candidate in Italian, received a Nanovic Academic Year Travel and Research Grant for his project "From Philology to Newton's Optics, from printers to engravers: one research week in Giambattista Vico's Naples."

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Rome Reflections

Rome Reflections

With financial support from the Nanovic Institute, the Holy Cross Office of Vocations sent a group of students on a discernment pilgrimage to Rome during spring break. In addition to having time to reflect on their vocations and to meet Fr. Superior General Robert Epping of the Congregation of Holy...

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Student Spotlight: Aileen Markovitz

Student Spotlight: Aileen Markovitz

Nothing can prepare a young opera student to learn the art of singing Italian opera like a month-long intensive program training with top European opera coaches in northern Italy. Thanks in part to the generosity of the Nanovic Institute's Undergraduate European Internship and Service Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

Student Spotlight: Alexandra Fedynsky

After seeing her friends’ and family’s reaction to recent violence in France and Ukraine, senior Alexandra Fedynsky decided to center her senior art thesis on art specifically created in response to different forms of violence. During Winter Break, she traveled to Paris and Nice to have a first-hand encounter with...

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Student Spotlight: Kristina Hook

Student Spotlight: Kristina Hook

Kristina Hook, a Ph.D. student in Anthropology and Peace Studies, presented her research on genocides and mass atrocities at the largest annual gathering of European social scientists, hosted by Prague’s historic Charles University.  

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Notre Dame Day Spotlight: Steven Fisher '16

Notre Dame Day Spotlight: Steven Fisher '16

Steven Fisher '16, a major in Political Science and International Peace Studies with a Minor in Theology, recieved the 2015 Notre Dame Day Grant to for research and travel to Europe over the fall academic break.  Steven comments about how this grant and his other opportunities through the Nanovic have impacted...

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Student Spotlight: Nicholas Ames

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Ames

Nicholas Ames, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology had the opportunity to present this preliminary analysis at the national archaeological conference put on by the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) in Washington, D.C. thanks to a Graduate Professional Development Grant from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies in 2015-2016.  The National...

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Rachel Ganson

Rachel Ganson

This opportunity through the Nanovic Institute provided me a platform to develop my understanding of fishing in the Mediterranean, but also offered focus on the issues as they pertain to Italy in particular. After this initial research venture, I determined I want to focus my senior thesis on international cooperation...

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Alumni Spotlight: Kathleen Brennan

Alumni Spotlight: Kathleen Brennan

Kathleen (Katie) Brennan, was a major in sociology and a recipient of Summer Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute during the 2012-13 academic year for her project “Effects of the Troubles on Belfast's Youth.”  After graduating the University of Notre Dame in 2015, Katie was accepted into the Conflict...

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New Nanovic Fellows Announced

New Nanovic Fellows Announced

Please welcome the following faculty members as our newest Nanovic Fellows.  The Nanovic Institute now has more than 170 Nanovic fellows from over twenty-five departments across campus.  

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Daniel Barabasi

Daniel Barabasi

Daniel Barabasi ('17) received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors for his research in Transylvania, Romania.  Daniel is currently an honors student working on a degree in neuroscience and behavior in the College of Science.  What does neuroscience and behavior have to do with Europe?  

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Student Spotlight: Emily Mediate

Student Spotlight: Emily Mediate

Emily Mediate '15, a double-major in Africana Studies and Pre-Health received a Nanovic travel and research grant to investigate HIV/AIDS interventions in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Stockholm, Sweden for her senior thesis.…

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In memoriam: William Pfaff (ND '49)

In memoriam: William Pfaff (ND '49)

Main Building by Matthew Rice/Wikimedia The Nanovic Institute marks the passing of Notre Dame alumnus William Pfaff, a long-time contributor to the International Herald Tribune…

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Inaugural Barrett Lecture covered by "The Irish Times"

Stephen Collins, political editor of The Irish Times, interviewed Mr. Peter Sutherland, S.C. at the inaugural Barrett Family Lecture sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.  Sutherland delivered the lecture “European Integration and the Rise of Nationalism" and expressed that "it was time for a full debate on the meaning of...

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