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Sociology Ph.D. Student Wins Fulbright for Research in Brazil

March 27, 2015 • Elizabeth RankinCategories: Centers and Institutes, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Stefanie Israel

Stefanie Israel, a Ph.D. student in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology and Ph.D. fellow in the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has been awarded a nine-month Fulbright Study-Research Grant. The prestigious funding, to begin in March 2016, will allow her to complete dissertation research in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she is conducting a comparative ethnography of four “pacified” favelas. Read More >

Robert Sedlack Receives 2015 Ganey Award for Community-Based Research

March 27, 2015 • JP ShortallCategories: Arts, Centers and Institutes, Faculty News, and General News

Robert Sedlack

Robert Sedlack, associate professor of visual communication design in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, is the recipient of the 2015 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty Community-Based Research Award, given annually by the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns. The award honors a Notre Dame faculty member whose research has made a contribution in collaboration with local community organizations. Read More >

Senior Alex Genord Builds on Experiences Abroad

March 25, 2015 • Jonathan WarrenCategories: General News, Internationalism, and Undergraduate News

Alexandra Genord

An internship at the Vatican. A year abroad at the University of Oxford. A senior thesis on extremist recruiting in the U.S. and the Islamic state. Senior political science and economics major Alex Genord said that each of these academic feats has been made possible by her participation in the University of Notre Dame’s Glynn Family Honors Program. Read More >

Cushwa Center to host meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association

March 25, 2015 • Notre Dame NewsCategories: Catholicism, Centers and Institutes, General News, and Internationalism

American Catholic Historical Association

The University of Notre Dame’s Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism will host the spring meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) from Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28 at the Notre Dame Conference Center in McKenna Hall. Read More >

Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland, to Speak on Irish Peace Process

March 13, 2015 • Michael O. GarveyCategories: Centers and Institutes, General News, and Internationalism

Mary McAleese

Former Irish president Mary McAleese will speak on “The Irish Peace Process: Where to From Here,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16 in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall auditorium. McAleese joins the Notre Dame faculty this spring as Distinguished Martin and Carmel Visiting Scholar in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. Read More >

Notre Dame to Host Medieval Scholars Conference

March 13, 2015 • Michael O. GarveyCategories: Centers and Institutes, Faculty News, General News, and Research

Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting

The University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute will host the Medieval Academy of America (MAA) annual conference Thursday-Saturday (March 12-14). Some 420 medieval scholars will attend the conference, at which the MAA will announce the winners of its new Olivia Remie Constable Award, established in memory of Olivia Remie Constable, Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at Notre Dame, who died last April. Read More >

Notre Dame Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Evaluate Approaches in Reducing Child Labor

March 12, 2015 • Meg McDermottCategories: Centers and Institutes, Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Eva Dziadula

The Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) was recently awarded an $883,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor to implement an impact evaluation, determining the most effective approaches in reducing child labor. Eva Dziadula, assistant professional specialist in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics will be working closely with NDIGD throughout the evaluation. Read More >

Record Year in Academic Placements for Political Science Ph.D. Program

March 10, 2015 • Carrie GatesCategories: Alumni, Centers and Institutes, General News, and Internationalism

Alexander Dukalskis

From the University of Oxford to Michigan State University to University College Dublin, recent graduates of Notre Dame’s Ph.D. program in political science are landing choice positions, even in a competitive job market. Read More >

SLA Program Offers Immersive Language and Cultural Experience

March 10, 2015 • Jonathan WarrenCategories: Centers and Institutes, General News, Internationalism, Research, and Undergraduate News

Jacob Kildoo

In summer 2015, more than 60 College of Arts and Letters students will participate in language and cultural immersion programs in 20 countries around the world, thanks to funding from Notre Dame’s Summer Language Abroad (SLA) Program. “The whole experience is truly a fantastic way to learn,” said senior Jacob Kildoo who spent summer 2014 in Muscat, Oman. Read More >

New Economics Faculty Bring Diverse Expertise

March 09, 2015 • Mike DanaheyCategories: Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Ruediger Bachmann

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Economics has deepened its expertise in the areas of business cycles, healthcare, cultural assimilation, and the financial services sector with the recent hires of Ruediger Bachmann, Christopher Cronin, Felix Feng, and Eva Dziadula. Read More >