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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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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: Stacy Sivinski

Student Spotlight: Stacy Sivinski

Stacy Sivinsky, a doctoral candidate in English, receive a Nanovic Institute's graduate professionalization grant to travel to England to attend a George Egerton conference at Loughborough University and interact with other New Woman scholars.

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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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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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33 students and alumni win prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awards and honorable mentions

33 students and alumni win prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awards and honorable mentions

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate and graduating undergraduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and social science disciplines who are pursuing research-based degrees. One of the awardees, Nicholas Ames in anthropology, also received prior funding from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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Student Spotlight: Sevda Arslan

Student Spotlight: Sevda Arslan

In December, Sevda Arslan, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, traveled to learn more about the Zazaki community. in Germany  In April, she will present some preliminary findings at the Chicago Ethnography Conference.  

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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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Student Spotlight: Ashley Foster

Student Spotlight: Ashley Foster

Does eighteenth-century Reformed Protestantism affect interpretations of the world and actions within it? How do scholars determine such a fact? These questions drove Ashley Foster, a graduate student in the History department, to apply for and receive a Graduate Summer Travel and Research Grant…

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Student Spotlight: Mary Aloia

Student Spotlight: Mary Aloia

A fatherless and nationless maverick adopted by the Parisian art world, advocate of Cubism and the Surrealist movement, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire has retained his relevance to our times. The approaching centenary of his death has provoked a renewed interest in his work, such as the recent exposition at the...

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Student Spotlight: James Strasburg

Student Spotlight: James Strasburg

James Strasburg, a doctoral candidate in the History department, received a Graduate Summer Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to explore the intersection of religion and international politics in the postwar reconstruction of Germany. He recently wrote to us about his research:…

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Student Spotlight: Mimi Ensley

Student Spotlight: Mimi Ensley

How did readers experience texts after the coming of the printing press to England in 1476? Mimi Ensley, a doctoral candidate in the department of English received a Graduate Summer Travel and Research Grant…

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