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Russian students delve into Slavic folklore

Author: Arts and Letters

In observance of Eastern Orthodox Easter (April 27), Alyssa Gillespie, associate professor of Russian, invited her Beginning Russian II students to her home earlier this month to learn the ancient Slavic craft of making pisanki, or Easter eggs…

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Alumni Association honors two Arts and Letters students

Author: Arts and Letters

Patrick Reidy, a senior from Greenwood Village, Colo., and Brenna Casey, a master’s degree candidate in the Creative Writing Program from Waterford, N.Y., have been selected recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2007-08 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award…

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Father Scully to speak at White House

Author: Arts and Letters

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., professor of political science and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, will present a speech titled “Higher Education: Signs of Hope” at the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools…

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Alumni Association to present five awards

Author: Arts and Letters

The Notre Dame Alumni Association will present five awards during ceremonies on campus this month, four of which?the James E. Armstrong, William D. Reynolds, Mike Russo, and Young Alumni Awards?will honor either an Arts and Letters graduate or current student.

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Two juniors awarded Goldwater fellowships

Author: Arts and Letters

University of Notre Dame juniors Andrew Jason Manion of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Eric Riedl of Falcon Heights, Minn., have been awarded scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

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Festival to celebrate women writers

Author: Arts and Letters

Distinguished writers Alice McDermott, Katherine Vaz and Lily Hoang will be the featured authors at the University of Notre Dame’s first women writers’ conference, “A Festival of Our Own,” to be held April 15 and 16 (Tuesday and Wednesday)…

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