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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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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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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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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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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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