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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Bolivian economist L. Enrique García Rodríguez, chief executive officer of the CAF Development Bank of Latin America, will deliver a lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.
At a public symposium in London on Friday, Nov. 13, leading global thinkers will consider how a deeper engagement with religion and religious communities can enhance economic growth, political stability, conflict resolution and peace.
During the summer of 2015, Kelsey Bebout interned at Caixin Media, a financial news company in Beijing. She obtained the internship with the help of the Notre Dame Beijing Global Gateway, which reached out to the Notre Dame alumni network and connected her with Huang Shan, a Notre Dame alumnus employed at Caixin Media. “It’s definitely challenged me a lot and opened my eyes to different cultures and just seeing what it would be like to live and work abroad,” she said.
They leave home seeking freedom from political persecution, safety from war or a better chance at gainful employment. They dream of the opportunity to live a more fulfilling life.
Notre Dame Research, together with Notre Dame International, invite faculty in all Colleges and Schools to apply for inaugural Rome Global Gateway Faculty Research Award.
Grants for any amount up to $50,000 USD of total funding for the period of up to one year are available through this program.
Col. Paul “Tim” Brooks ’90 graduated from Notre Dame’s Army ROTC program with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Department of Political Science. He was commissioned in 1990 as an armor officer and has served in the Army for nearly 25 years in a number of roles. He is currently an information operations officer stationed in Seoul, South Korea. Having spent much of his career overseas, Brooks believes strongly in the value of Notre Dame’s study abroad program.
Continuing to strengthen cultural ties with scholars and alumni in Asia, three faculty members from Notre Dame’s Department of Music will depart on Tuesday, October 13, for Seoul, Beijing, and Hong Kong.
Ireland’s prime minister, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, officially marked the commencement of work Monday (Sept. 28) on the University of Notre Dame’s new academic programming initiatives in the iconic Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway. The Taoiseach unveiled a lintel stone over the center at the Abbey.
The London Global Gateway Annual Review presents a roundup of the year’s conferences and events, which bring together academics and experts from around the world and participating Notre Dame faculty, as well as news and updates from the academic programs in London.
The XVth International Workshop on Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plasminogen Activation began this week at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome. Held every other year since 1985, this year’s workshop will host more than 85 scientists from 16 countries.
Through a new model of cooperation with several universities in Asia, Notre Dame students are participating in research projects and gaining workplace experience with global corporations, including IBM, GE, Honeywell, and Oracle.
The University of Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. This is an all-time record for the University and $20 million more than last year.
A group of thirteen international high school students are currently participating in the first ever International Summer Physics Institute (iSPI). The two-week program, July 27-August 7, has brought the high school students to Notre Dame from China and Ireland to explore their interest in physics.
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering works with the London Global Gateway to offer rising juniors the chance to spend six weeks living and studying at Imperial College London. This summer, 28 students participated in the program. Marissa Martinez from Seattle, Washington, and Daniel Quigley from Mahopac, New York, both CBE majors (class of 2017), offered their thoughts on the experience.
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.
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.
Four Notre Dame students currently studying at the University of Oxford were recently invited to meet Lord Patten of Barnes, chancellor of the University, alongside Warren von Eschenbach, assistant provost for Europe and director of the London Global Gateway, and Michael Hannigan, a Notre Dame alumnus (Arts and Letters and Law) who is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education at Oxford.…
Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono with Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C.
H. E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former president of the Republic of Indonesia, spoke at the University of Notre Dame’s inaugural Asia Leadership Forum last week at the invitation of Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Notre Dame travelers have likely heard about cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in both South Korea and China. Notre Dame International (NDI) is monitoring this situation.
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/.
Students studying abroad in Rome during spring 2015 curated a photo exhibit entitled Negli Occhi dell'altro: Cinque americani raccontano le periferie di Roma (In the other's eyes, five Americans portray the Roman peripheries), which was organized in collaboration with Centro Culturale Roma at Il Cantuccio al Senato and opened May 5, 2015. Notre Dame collaborates with several organizations in Rome, including the Community of Sant’Egidio…
During the summer of 2014, Patrick Butler and Patrick Valencia interned at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Dublin, Ireland. Both internships were sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Without that support, Valencia said, he wouldn’t have been able to “have this wonderful experience living abroad.”
“I knew I wanted to major in Irish; I did not expect to end up in Ireland my first summer,” said Caelin Miltko, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Letters. During the summer of 2014, Miltko interned at the National Folklore Collection of Ireland based at University College Dublin. Her work centered on digitizing the Schools Collection, a group of manuscripts gathered by Irish schoolchildren in the 1930s featuring stories and traditions from their families.