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Three universities host an international summer chemistry program in Santiago, Chile

Author: Stephanie Healey

Chemistry lab

Twenty doctoral students from Europe, Latin America, and the United States are participating in the Santander International Summer School on molecular catalysts from July 14-24 at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago, Chile. Organized by the University of Notre Dame, University of Heidelberg in Germany, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) in Santiago, the summer school will highlight the fundamentals and current developments in the field of molecular catalysts, with an emphasis on catalysts as synthetic tools.

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Summer program in computational chemistry held in Heidelberg, Germany

Author: Stephanie Healey

Heidelberg, Germany

The first Joint Summer School in Computational Chemistry was held at Heidelberg University in Germany July 6-11. Organized by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at Heidelberg University, the six day program provided the opportunity for students who primarily work on experimental research to combine their studies with theory-based approaches, in particular with electronic-structure-based computational chemistry.

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Philology Seminar Set in Rome for June 14 to 27

Author: Grant Osborn

Rome

The 2015 Rome Seminar, "Philology Among the Disciplines," organized by Notre Dame professors W. Martin Bloomer, Carsten Dutt, and Brad S. Gregory and co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, and the Office of the Vice President for Research, is set to run from Sunday, June 14th, to Saturday, June 27th.

Noted international scholars from diverse disciplines will discuss the role and relevance of philology in its relations to archaeology, anthropology, history, art history, classics, law, philosophy, and theology. For more information on those presenting at this year's seminar, please visit: http://ndias.nd.edu/academic-events/rome-seminar/presenters/.

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Innovations in Study Abroad to Increase Student Opportunities

Author: Amanda Skofstad

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Notre Dame International will launch four new short-term Study Abroad programs for summer 2015: South Africa for Student-Athletes, Summer Greece, China Summer Language Program, and Global Gateway seminars for rising freshmen. This expansion of program offerings marks progress toward NDI’s—and the University’s—goal to provide every eligible undergraduate with an opportunity to study abroad.

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Mendoza and London Business School to Foster Multi-Discipline Dialogue on Inequality, Trust, and Behavioral Ethics

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Map of conference participant countries

More than 40 academics and industry experts will gather at the London Global Gateway May 1-3, 2015, to analyze behavioral influences on trust, inequality, and ethics and to share ideas on what precipitates unethical behavior in individuals, organizations, and society—and the consequences that follow in its wake.

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Video: Arts and Letters Students Intern on 1916 Documentary in Ireland

Author: Todd Boruff

Katie Brennan

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this project and to be in Dublin. It’s an amazing opportunity,” said Katie Brennan, a sociology major in the College of Arts and Letters. During the summer of 2014, Brennan and three other University of Notre Dame undergraduates interned on the production of 1916: The Irish Rebellion, a three-part television documentary set to air on PBS, the BBC, and Irish broadcaster RTÉ in 2016.

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Notre Dame expands particle physics partnerships in Chile

Author: Stephanie Healey

PUC Masterclass, February 2015

In January 2015, the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center received its second Luksic grant from Notre Dame International to enhance the Masterclass Institutes Collaborating in the Americas (MICA), a collaboration between Pontifica Universidad Católica (PUC) in Santiago, Chile, and the University of Notre Dame particle physics education and outreach programs.

Adam Martin, assistant professor of physics, and Trinity School physics teacher Patrick Mooney ’78, ’86 Ph.D., lead teacher at QuarkNet, traveled to Santiago, Chile in February to host a two-day Masterclass for Chilean high school teachers.

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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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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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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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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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