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Notre Dame produces Liam Neeson-narrated documentary to remember Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

Author: Michael O. Garvey

General Post Office, Dublin, Ireland

The University of Notre Dame will play a major role in the international celebration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, which was announced Tuesday (March 31) in Dublin by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

A documentary television series, “1916: The Irish Rebellion,” produced by Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, will be broadcast worldwide during the centenary, which memorializes the events in Dublin on Easter Week a century ago, when an insurrection started a process that culminated in an independent Irish state and accelerated the disintegration of the British Empire.

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Former Irish President Mary McAleese to join the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and Notre Dame Law School as Visiting Fellow

Author: Margaret Lloyd

President McAleese, Naughton Fellow

Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, will join the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies spring 2015 as the Distinguished Martin and Carmel Naughton Visiting Fellow and Notre Dame Law School as the Judge James J. Clynes Visiting Chair.  In these roles, McAleese will participate in the Keough-Naughton Institute’s speaker series and teach the course “Children and the Law” in the Law School.…

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Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Author: Dennis Brown

 

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.

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Five-Member Faculty Delegation Heading to China over Spring Break

Author: Amanda Skofstad

As part of Notre Dame’s ongoing exploration of a possible collaboration with Zheijiang University in their new International Campus in Haining, China, Notre Dame International will lead a five-member faculty delegation to the Shanghai/ Hangzhou region over spring break. Nick Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, and Jonathan Noble, assistant provost for Asia, will lead the delegation. The five faculty members are part of the ND-ZJU Faculty Curriculum Committee

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Black Charts Influence of James Bond on British National Identity

Author: Emily Grassby

Jeremy Black (University of Exeter)

On February 17, 2015, Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway welcomed British historian Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) to Fischer Hall, where he gave an engaging talk on the books and films of James Bond. Black focused on the representation of the cultural nature of the Cold War and the importance of fictional characters to national identity and collective experiences.

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Notre Dame among top producers of Fulbright students

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing universities in the nation.

The U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in Thursday’s edition (Feb. 12) of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries launch CurateND

Author: Tara O'Leary

CurateND

The University of Notre Dame and the Hesburgh Libraries announce the launch of CurateND, a multifaceted research repository and portal designed to manage and preserve Notre Dame research and associated data so that it can be globally discovered, accessed and shared. CurateND will help to illuminate the University’s research mission, elevate the work of faculty and students and further Notre Dame’s impact around the world.

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Notre Dame QuarkNet Center expands masterclasses in Chile

Author: Marissa Gebhard

QuarkNet

A year ago, Notre Dame International awarded the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center an Andrónico Luksic grant to create the Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA).  Program directors Mitchell Wayne, professor of physics, and Kenneth Cecire, QuarkNet national staff teacher, used the funds to create a collaboration between Pontifica Universidad Católica (PUC) in Santiago, Chile and the University of Notre Dame particle physics education and outreach programs.

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Two Arts and Letters Students Receive Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Author: Daniel Sehlhorst

Bright Gyamfi

Two students from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters—Bright Gyamfi and Ray’Von Jones—have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The nationally competitive award aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.

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Alex Coccia Named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Lister

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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Implications of Dignity for International Development Explored at Rome Conference

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Human Dignity Conference at Rome Global Gateway

The University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies has launched a major new project examining the role of human dignity in the work of international human development by bringing together 25 leading development practitioners and scholars from around the world to an October 22­-25 conference at the University’s Rome Global Gateway.

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Nicole Sganga: Going Global in Search of Stories

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Nicole Sganga with Nicholas Kristof

Senior Nicole Sganga spent part of summer 2014 traveling in Myanmar and reporting with New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof after winning the “Win a Trip with Nick” contest. While in Myanmar, she wrote and video-d her way through encounters with Rohingya Muslims living under protracted persecution in internment camps. What you might not know is what Sganga learned—and where she hopes her adventures as a global citizen will take her next.

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