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Notre Dame-Based Radio Interview and Discussion Program to Air on WVPE

January 27, 2015 • William G. GilroyCategories: Faculty News and General News

Agustín Fuentes

An interview and discussion radio program based at the University of Notre Dame will air on WVPE-HD beginning Sunday, February 1. The program, titled Vantage Point, is hosted by Agustín Fuentes, professor and chair of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology, and offers the insights of academic experts on issues related to politics, religion, history, culture, society, and the arts. Read More >

Study Abroad Program Leads to Overseas Career for Arts and Letters Alumnus

January 27, 2015 • Libby FeilCategories: Alumni, General News, and Internationalism

Chris Renner ’84

When first asked if he would work on the Olympics, Chris Renner ’84 jumped at the chance. The opportunity allowed Renner, who majored in French and economics in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, to combine his love of sports with his international business experience. Now based in Paris, Renner is CEO of Helios Partners, a worldwide sports marketing consulting agency. Read More >

Video: The Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program

January 27, 2015 • Mary HaleyCategories: General News and Undergraduate News


“To get to your ultimate goal, your ultimate dream in life, it’s so important to get experience outside the classroom in the real world, and the internship is the perfect opportunity to do that,” said Adam Llorens ’14, a film, television, theatre major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. Llorens interned at CBS News in New York City in the summer of 2013 and is now a researcher at CBS This Morning. Read More >

In Memoriam: Theologian Rev. Richard P. McBrien

January 25, 2015 • Dennis BrownCategories: Catholicism, Faculty News, and General News

Rev. Richard P. McBrien

Rev. Richard P. McBrien, Crowley-O’Brien Professor Emeritus of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, died Sunday (Jan. 25) after a long illness. He was 78. “Father McBrien was a leading theologian and commentator on the Catholic Church,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “While often controversial, his work came from a deep love of and hope for the Church. We pray for eternal rest for his soul.” Read More >

Video: Political Scientist on Latino Civic Engagement in America

January 23, 2015 • Todd BoruffCategories: Centers and Institutes, Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Luis Fraga

“I want to do research that provides some hints to both major political parties as to how they might be able to make effective appeals to Latino communities, and through Latino communities, to many other communities across the United States,” said Luis Fraga, the Arthur Foundation Endowed Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership and professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. Read More >

Reilly Center to Train STEM Ph.D. Students in Social Responsibilities

January 14, 2015 • Jessica BaronCategories: Centers and Institutes, General News, and Research

Don Howard

A new NSF-funded program in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values is encouraging STEM Ph.D. students to go beyond standard research ethics training and look at their research in terms of its social relevance. The people behind the project are Don Howard, Reilly fellow and former director of the center, Melinda Gormley, assistant director for research of the center, and Mark Bourgeois, a postdoc hired to implement the program. Students in this program will learn about the broad social and political context of scientific work as well as its many complex, often nonobvious, connections with society. Read More >

Department of Film, Television, and Theatre presents the 26th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival

January 14, 2015 • Stewart, StaceyCategories: Arts, General News, and Undergraduate News

2015 Notre Dame Student Film Festival

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces the 26th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival, in the Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, January 29 through 31, 2015. Read More >

Video: Chinese Professor on Applying Pedagogical Theories to Language Instruction

January 12, 2015 • Todd BoruffCategories: Faculty News, General News, Internationalism, and Research

Yongping Zhu

“If you teach a student to learn to swim, you must put the student in the water. The same philosophy we can apply to the classroom teaching,” said Yongping Zhu, associate professor and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Read More >

Archbishop Charles J. Brown to Deliver 2015 Keeley Vatican Lecture

January 12, 2015 • Monica CaroCategories: Catholicism, Centers and Institutes, General News, and Internationalism

Archbishop Charles J. Brown

Archbishop Charles J. Brown, Apostolic nuncio to Ireland, will deliver the 2015 Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 15, in the Jordan Auditorium of Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Read More >

Notre Dame Launches Inaugural Open Online Courses on edX

January 07, 2015 • Sonia HowellCategories: Faculty News and General News

edX logo

The University of Notre Dame’s first MOOCs (massive open online courses) are now open for registration. Created by Notre Dame faculty working with the Office of Digital Learning, these inaugural four MOOCs, offered through the University’s partnership with edX, draw on expertise from across the University. The courses are available to anyone with a free edX account. Read More >