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Shamrock Series academic events in Chicago include NDISC international security experts discussing U.S.-China relations

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Faculty News, Centers and Institutes, Research, and General News

“Ripe for Rivalry? U.S.-China Relations Under the Biden Administration” will feature a discussion of U.S.-China relations featuring a former senior diplomat and think tank president Ivo Daalder, business leaders Girish Rishi and Leo Melamed and a noted strategic analyst, Notre Dame professor Eugene Gholz. The panel will be moderated by Michael Desch, Notre Dame’s Packey J. Dee Professor of International Relations and the Brian and Jeannelle Brady Director of the Notre Dame International Security Center.

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‘Open your aperture’: Notre Dame Forum focuses on climate change, its moral impact and potential solutions

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Alumni and General News

The event, titled “Call to Action: Crossing the Political Divide to Address Climate Challenges,” featured American studies alumna Anne Thompson and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons exploring the global climate crisis broadly while also focusing on changes big and small that could help turn the tide. When asked if the political will to do something about the climate crisis has changed, Coons indicated that he thought it has, “but the challenge is that it has not been changing fast enough,” he said. Citing significant technology breakthroughs on various sustainability fronts, such as solar, wind and other renewable energies, the senator broadened the conversation to focus on the moral and human toll. 

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Glynn Scholar Madeline Owen named valedictorian; Chinese major Alexis Waldschmidt selected salutatorian

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Undergraduate News and General News

Madeline Owen of Columbus, Ohio, has been named valedictorian and Alexis Waldschmidt from Naperville, Illinois, was selected salutatorian of the 2021 University of Notre Dame graduating class. A neuroscience and behavior major, Owen minored in poverty studies and was a Glynn Family Honors scholar. Waldschmidt, a biological sciences and Chinese major, is a member of the University’s Phi Beta Kappa honor society and Dean’s List.

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Notre Dame receives Lilly Endowment grant to fund Snite Museum of Art initiative on religion, spirituality and faith

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Arts and General News

The University of Notre Dame has received a five-year, $2.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative to implement Inspiring Wonder: An Initiative on Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in the Visual Arts. Designed to invite diverse audiences into meaningful conversation, Inspiring Wonder will significantly advance the Snite Museum’s efforts to deepen its constituencies’ understanding of religion, spirituality and faith in a deliberate and mission-driven way.

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Theology major Brady Stiller named valedictorian; Glynn Scholar Love Osunnuga selected salutatorian

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Undergraduate News and General News

Brady Stiller of Madisonville, Louisiana, has been named valedictorian and Love Osunnuga from Granger, Indiana, was selected as salutatorian of the 2020 University of Notre Dame graduating class. Stiller is a biological sciences and theology major and guided small groups of first-year students in weekly philosophical discussions as a dialogue facilitator in the God and the Good Life Fellows Program directed by Meghan Sullivan, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair and Professor of Philosophy. Osunnuga is a biological sciences and honors mathematics major and a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program.

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Theology and neuroscience major Sofia Carozza named valedictorian

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Undergraduate News and General News

Sofia Carozza, a neuroscience and behavior major in the College of Science with a supplemental major in theology and a minor in philosophy, politics, and economics, has been named valedictorian of the 2019 University of Notre Dame graduating class. Annelise Gill-Wiehl, an environmental engineering major with a minor in international development studies, has been selected as salutatorian.

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Notre Dame to host conversation on journalism during violent conflict

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: General News

Diane M. Foley, the mother of slain journalist James Foley, and Itai Anghel, Israeli correspondent and documentary filmmaker, will discuss reporting in places of dangerous conflict April 8 (Monday) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Notre Dame Eck Visitors Center auditorium. “An Evening Remembering James Foley: Journalism and Social Justice” is free and open to the public. A question and answer session with attendees will follow presentations from Foley and Anghel.

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Arts and Letters students play integral role in new on-campus location of St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes unit

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Undergraduate News and General News

The unit recently relocated to Hammes Mowbray Hall, home of the Notre Dame Security Police department, to provide the county with expanded working space and greater access to a larger group of student interns. The Notre Dame students chosen this year are studying in a variety disciplines including economics, political science, and film, television and theater, as well as computer science and information technology management. Four of the students also have a minor in the Arts and Letters interdisciplinary Idzik Computing and Digital Technologies Program.

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Notre Dame receives $10 million to fund new faculty positions for Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Faculty News, Centers and Institutes, Research, and General News

The University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), a research center in the Department of Economics that works to reduce domestic poverty and improve lives through evidence-based programs and policies, has received $10 million to fund two new faculty positions and grow the center’s Social Innovation Fund, which will provide seed capital to support pilot projects and fund the scaling-up of programs that have shown early evidence of promising interventions.

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Arabic and peace studies major C.J. Pine named 2017 valedictorian

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Internationalism, Undergraduate News, and General News

Caleb “C.J.” Pine has been named valedictorian of the 2017 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 172nd University Commencement Ceremony on May 21 at Notre Dame Stadium. Named a Truman Scholar and a Gilman Scholar while at Notre Dame, Pine is a member of the University’s Glynn Family Honors program and is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar. A member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, he carries a 3.92 cumulative grade point average, and will graduate with degrees in Arabic and peace studies and a minor in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE).

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Notre Dame announces collaboration with AT&T for online master’s degree in data science

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: General News and Graduate Students

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With a growing need for skilled data scientists, the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with AT&T, has announced its new online master of science degree with a specialization in data science. Offered by the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, with the collaboration of the Department of Psychology, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business, this degree program will prepare graduates for careers as data scientists in a wide range of industry fields fields including management, marketing, information technology, government policy, health care, finance, education and scientific research.

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Political Science Major, Glynn Family Honors Scholar Named 2016 Valedictorian; Economics Major Named Salutatorian

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Undergraduate News and General News

p(image-right). !/assets/198209/abby_davis_icon.jpg(Abby Davis)! Abby Davis, a political science major from Avon Lake, Ohio, has been named valedictorian of the 2016 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 171st University Commencement Ceremony on May 15 at Notre Dame Stadium.

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Graduate Students on the Clock in Research Competition

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Research, General News, and Graduate Students

p(image-right). !http://news.nd.edu/assets/192864/85x/finals_3mt_poster.jpg(Three Minute Thesis competition)! Nine University of Notre Dame graduate students will compete for prize money and a bid to the regional championships during the Three Minute Thesis competition on March 16. Known as 3MT, the competition features graduate students across all disciplines explaining their research in clear and succinct language appropriate for an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike, all within three minutes. The three finalists from the College of Arts and Letters are Ph.D. candidates Tony Cunningham and Caroline Hornburg from psychology, and Laura Bland from the history and philosophy of science program.

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Institute for Latino Studies to Release Research at Notre Dame's Financial Security Day Program

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Faculty News, Research, and General News

p(image-right). !/assets/163982/ils_logo2_icon.jpg(ILS logo)! Karen Richman, an associate professional specialist and cultural anthropologist at the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, will release a report Feb. 25 on her interdisciplinary team’s latest research on the significance of gender on Latina/o retirement savings. The publication of the report is part of a series of events planned for Notre Dame's Financial Security Day, to be held at the McKenna Conference Center.

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Notre Dame Junior Wins New York Times Journalism Contest

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Internationalism, Undergraduate News, and General News

p(image-right). !/assets/189905/cassidy_mcdonald_icon.jpg(Cassidy McDonald)! For the second time in three years, a University of Notre Dame student will be going on assignment with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof, _The New York Times_ announced Saturday. Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. Her prize is traveling this summer with the _Times_ columnist to a developing country to raise awareness about neglected global issues. During the trip, she will report for a blog and may appear in videos that will be published on The New York Times website.

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Glynn Scholar Anna Kottkamp Named 2015 Valedictorian

Author: Sue Ryan

Categories: Centers and Institutes, Undergraduate News, and General News

p(image-right). !/assets/163315/anna_kottkamp_icon.jpg(Anna Kottkamp '15)! Glynn Scholar Anna Kottkamp, an environmental science major from Wenatchee, Washington, has been named valedictorian of the 2015 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, at Notre Dame Stadium. The Commencement invocation will be offered by Brendan Bell, a political science major from Havertown, Pennsylvania.

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Alex Coccia Named Rhodes Scholar

Alex Coccia

Alex Coccia, a 2014 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2015. A Columbus, Ohio native, Coccia was selected from a pool of 877 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities. He is Notre Dame’s 15th Rhodes Scholar and first since 2002. This year’s 32 Rhodes Scholars will commence their studies at Oxford in October 2015.

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