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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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Spanish major hones language skills to prepare for career in medicine

Author: Brian Wallheimer

In summer 2016, Notre Dame senior Andrew Grose studied abroad in Spain — taking a headfirst dive into a language and culture he loved and had studied for years. The experience confirmed for him that whatever path he takes after graduation, Spanish will be a part of it. Grose, a Spanish and preprofessional studies major, is planning a career in medicine and knows his language skills will be a valuable asset — a fact that was underscored in a course on Latin America he took last fall.

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‘Uncharted territory’: Creative writing students draw inspiration from Ireland’s rich literary history

Author: Carrie Gates

They wrote poetry in Dublin coffee shops over plates of scones and artfully embellished cappuccinos — the curl of steam and lilt of Irish conversation rising and fading in the background. They wrote prose on the grassy shores of Lough Pollaacapull, where the towers and crenellations of Kylemore Abbey reflect in the waters below. They wrote in the Abbey’s common room into the wee hours of the morning. And everywhere, the 16 students in Notre Dame’s first Creative Writing Workshop in Ireland found inspiration — in the landscape, in the country’s literary history, and in each other.

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Globalization the focus on 2017-18 Notre Dame Forum

Author: Dennis Brown

Forum 2017 Feature

Father Jenkins has invited Andrew Card and Denis McDonough, chiefs of staff to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to discuss U.S. foreign policy in a keynote Notre Dame Forum event at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 (Wednesday) in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. “Views from the West Wing: How Global Trends Shape U.S. Foreign Policy” will be moderated by Maura Policelli, executive director of the Global Policy Initiative in the new Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Notre Dame to host photographic exhibition of papal visits to the Holy Land

Author: Joya Helmuth

The University of Notre Dame and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest are pleased to present “Building Bridges of Faith,” a photographic depiction of papal visits to the Holy Land. Forty-four photographs of four visits by Blessed Pope Paul VI, Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis are included in the exhibition at the Hesburgh Library on the Notre Dame campus. The exhibit will be on display until December 9, 2017 and is organized by Notre Dame International.

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New academic directors and rectors appointed at Rome and London Global Gateways

Author: Joya Helmuth

Heather Hyde Minor and JoAnn DellaNeva have been appointed by Michael Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, as academic directors at the Rome and London Global Gateways, respectively. In their roles, Hyde Minor and DellaNeva will hold full academic oversight at the Gateways, including undergraduate programs and efforts to enhance the University’s research profile in Rome, London and beyond.

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Six faculty members awarded inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

Author: Joya Helmuth

Notre Dame International is building, sustaining, and encouraging academic and research collaboration with leading universities in the Greater China region, including mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This grant program is part of the University’s broader international strategy to engage Greater China by building upon existing academic partnerships and strengthening opportunities for research, scholarship, and graduate student training.

 

 

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Notre Dame volleyball camp welcomes players from Beijing

Author: Jane Horvat '18

Each summer, youth volleyball players across America travel to Notre Dame to train and learn under the tutelage of the Irish volleyball players and coaching staff. This year the team camp included participants from across the continents as well as across the country. From July 18-22 a contingent of players and coaches from the Yuxin School Affiliated to Capital Normal University in Beijing reported to the Joyce Center alongside the American teams attending camp.

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Nine faculty members awarded inaugural Mexico City Collaboration Grants

Author: Joya Helmuth

Notre Dame International is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration with leading universities in Mexico. This grant program supports the University’s broader strategy to engage Mexico and Latin America by building upon existing partnerships and creating new opportunities for research, scholarship, and graduate training.…

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Dublin study abroad students find insights through community-based learning

Author: Rosie McDowell

While Notre Dame students study abroad in Dublin during their junior year, they have the option to learn and serve with local community organizations, through a collaboration with the Center for Social Concerns. Community-based learning (CBL) placements with at-risk youth, people experiencing homelessness, the elderly, and refugees afford students weekly opportunity to encounter and build relationships with Irish youth and adults and other residents of Dublin. 

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International Ambassadors: the ISSA Student Leadership Team

Author: Teagan Dillon '18

For the average incoming freshman, leaving friends and family to go to college for the first time is often an overwhelming experience. But for international students, these nerves and uncertainties are amplified, as they must travel longer distances and face an entirely new culture and language.

That’s where the Notre Dame International Ambassadors step in.

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Michael K. Addo Selected as Director of London Global Gateway Law Program

Author: Kevin Allen

Notre Dame Law School has selected Michael K. Addo to be director of the London Global Gateway Law Program. He will start July 1.

Addo comes to Notre Dame from the University of Exeter as an international law and human rights specialist with more than 25 years of experience in research, teaching, and policy advice.

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Travel alert issued for Europe

Author: Joya Helmuth

On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State updated the Travel Alert for Europe with an expiration date of September 1, 2017. There are specific events noted on the alert which can be read on the State Department website. Although this updated alert will not impact Notre Dame programs currently underway or planned through September 1, 2017, all travelers should read the alert and be aware of the continued guidance from the State Department:…

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Two undergraduate students awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad this summer

Author: Joya Helmuth

Irla Atanda and Abigail Awodele have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad during the summer 2017 term. Awodele will participate in the China Language Program and Atanda will study in South Africa. 

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