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Remembering the ND Villa During Fascism - A testimony from Giacometta Limentani, a former student of the Jewish school

Author: Costanza Montanari

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“Fra queste mura allievi e maestri ebrei italiani espulsi dalle scuole pubbliche dalle leggi razziali del 1938 trovarono accoglienza e crearono una scuola di eccezionale livello culturale e umano” (“Within these walls, Italian Jewish students and teachers, expelled from public schools by the racial laws of 1938, found a shelter and created a school of exceptional cultural and human level”), reads the plaque located at the entrance of the garden surrounding the Notre Dame Villa in Rome. The commemorative plaque was placed on November 24, 2008, 70 years after Italian racial laws during Fascism were promulgated.…

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Update on events in Jerusalem

Author: Joya Helmuth

We are currently monitoring events in Jerusalem and the surrounding region, following the announcement by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital during a White House speech on December 6. U.S. officials have indicated their plan to reinforce security at multiple American embassies across the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as in other areas around the world. Indications of protest and unrest have already been recorded and we expect they will continue for some time.…

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Notre Dame awards Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants

Author: Joya Helmuth

Eight Notre Dame faculty members have been awarded Luksburg Foundation Collaboration Grants for projects with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) faculty in Santiago, Chile.

 

Through a generous gift, the Luksburg Foundation began this grant program in 2013 with Notre Dame International and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies to encourage collaboration between Notre Dame and PUC faculty to further their research. Grants have been awarded over the years to more than 40 projects in 20 disciplines.

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Sydney Schneider searching for her family roots in Southern Italy

Author: Costanza Montanari

Sydney Schneider is a slender and gentle study abroad student from Laingsburg, Michigan. She is a Theology and History major at the University of Notre Dame, spending her Fall 2017 semester in Rome as part of the General Education program.

She came to Rome to immerse herself in the culture, improve her knowledge of Italian, but also to search for her family roots.…

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Notre Dame moves up to #3 in the nation for study abroad participation

Author: Joya Helmuth

The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

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Judge Sergio Moro's Notre Dame Award acceptance speech

Author: Notre Dame News

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Brief speech of gratitude

 

São Paulo, October 2, 2017. 

 

I am deeply honored by receiving this distinguished award by the also distinguished University of Notre Dame.

 

I am touched by Father John Jenkins’ gentle and strong words. Thank you very much.

 

I must say that I am only one of the agents of the Brazilian anticorruption movement.

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Live stream of São Paulo Rule of Law conference to be aired on October 3

Author: Joya Helmuth

Notre Dame International and the Notre Dame Law School are partnering with the Faculdade de Direito - Universidade de São Paulo (FDUSP) to present a conference on October 3, 2017. The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Conference aims to bring together intellectuals from the University of Notre Dame, FDUSP, foundations, industry, and policy groups to discuss matters including but not limited to economic law, human rights, transparency, constitutional law, accountability, and racial inequality.

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Greater China Scholars Program welcomes Class of 2021

Author: Yiran Shang '20, Greater China Scholar

The Greater China Scholars celebrated the beginning of the new academic year at a dinner held at Geddes Hall on Sunday, August 27. Notre Dame faculty and staff from across the university welcomed 13 new freshmen scholars from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and 7 cities in mainland China to begin their undergraduate journey at Notre Dame.

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Video: Notre Dame's pre-health study abroad program in Puebla, Mexico

Author: Todd Boruff

In Notre Dame International's study abroad program in Puebla, Mexico, students can enroll in a unique pre-medicine track, taking classes on health-related topics at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla. Participants in this track also shadow doctors twice per week in two Mexican public hospitals, learning about different specialties and gaining valuable clinical experience. They return with valuable language and cultural experience and a new perspective on health care, which they can apply to their future health professions at home or abroad.

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