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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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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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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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Juniors: Reaching Depths

Juniors: Reaching Depths

Students in their junior year can discover the depth and complexity of European topics or questions that, if explored more fully, could spur them to undertake a substantial senior thesis or final project. The Institute supports many of these students, creating a precedent and incentive for other students to follow....

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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: Lea Hix

Student Spotlight: Lea Hix

The Physician Assistant (PA) is now known as the 3rd best job in the U.S., but is still relatively unknown in most countries. Lea Hix (’17) investigates the early stages of PA implementation in Germany, a key step to global prevalence of this profession.

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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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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: Robert Myak

Student Spotlight: Robert Myak

In preparation for his senior thesis, Robert Myak recently traveled to Spain to investigate how the contention between modernity and the Catholic Church influenced the principal laic and ecclesiastical characters in Leopoldo Alas’s celebrated novel.

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Student Spotlight: Dearbhla Fay

Student Spotlight: Dearbhla Fay

Sir Roger Casement's time in Germany is often overlooked in Irish historiography of the 1916 Easter Rising. Dearbhla Fay ('17), a double major in History and German, received a Summer Travel and Research Grant…

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