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Father Jenkins reflects on past, present and future collaboration with Brazil in São Paulo speech

Author: Notre Dame News

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

In a speech Friday (March 11) at the American Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, Brazil, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., discussed the importance of Catholic education in an era of corruption and injustice, the University’s vision for growth in the country and its research related to the Zika virus.

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Nomia Iqbal and Myriam Francois-Cerrah to moderate Nov. 13 public symposium on Religion and Global Development in London

Author: Emily Grassby

Nomia Iqbal, a BBC journalist for radio, television and online media, and Myriam Francois-Cerrah, a writer and broadcaster who focuses on current affairs, will moderate the Nov. 13 (Friday) public symposium in London, Changing the Conversation about Religion: Partnerships for Global Development.

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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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