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Alex Coccia Named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Lister

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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

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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

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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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Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies Barry McCrea to chair International Brendan Behan Conference in Rome Global Gateway

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway is the setting for the International Brendan Behan Conference titled “Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth.”  Barry McCrea, Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and Romance Languages with co-chair John McCourt of University of Rome elected to examine Behan’s work on the 50th anniversary of his death.

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Letting Asia in on a musical secret

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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Peter Smith, professor and chair of music at the University of Notre Dame, wryly confesses a suspicion that the University’s Department of Music might be “a bit too well-kept a secret.” He notes with satisfaction, even pride, that the students who come here to study music learn very quickly of the department’s excellence both in performance and in musical theory and scholarship, and he would like to see that excellence even better known.

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Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture Announced

Author: Margaret Lloyd

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame announces the Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture on Thursday, August 28th at 4 PM in the Morris Inn on campus. ‘To set the darkness echoing’: in memoriam Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013” will feature a poetry reading by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and remarks by John Kelly.…

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Relationships with Chinese University Leaders Foster International Dialogue

Author: Amanda Skofstad

What does a private American Catholic university have in common with government-run Chinese universities? Plenty, if the recent activities of Notre Dame International are any indication.

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From June 22-25, NDI hosted a delegation of 20 Chinese university presidents, which was sponsored by China’s National Academy of Education Administration. This delegation represented universities from China’s interior region—an area the Chinese government has targeted for economic development—and made Notre Dame a three-day stop on its itinerary of three American universities.…

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2014 Irish Seminar Creates More Questions than Answers

Author: Margaret Lloyd

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The 2014 Irish Seminar took place June 16-July 4 in Dublin, Ireland with lectures, public readings and seminars at the Royal Irish Academy and O’Connell House, Notre Dame’s Dublin global gateway.

An annual event since 1999, this year participants explored the theme of “The Vernacular Imagination”, during a period of exceptionally fine Irish summer weather. Chair Diarmuid Ó Giolláin

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