RGG News

Introducing the New Professors Teaching at the RGG in Spring 2018

Author: Costanza Montanari

Daria Foto SmallProf. Daria Borghese, teaching the All Roads Lead to Rome course

Prof. Daria Borghese, an Art Historian teaching the All Roads Lead to Rome Course

Daria Borghese has taught in Italy (The American University in Rome, The Richmond Rome Center, Assumption College and University of North Carolina) and in the U.S.A. (Boston College) courses that range from Italian Renaissance to Baroque Art, with a focus on the role of patrons, the main interest of her research. Her continuing exploration of a city that requires several lifetimes to be truly known nourishes her research and her teaching, that is conducted mostly on-site to give students the opportunity to experience first-hand the emotion of discovering masterpieces at the center of Western Civilization.…

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Rome Summer Program 2018 is Doubling

Author: Costanza Montanari

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For the third year in a row, this summer the Rome Global Gateway will host the Rome Summer Program, an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students in all fields of study to live and learn in one of the oldest and most international cities in the world.…

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Cardinal Onaiyekan and Bishop Farrell to headline Notre Dame conference on interreligious and ecumenical dialogue

Author: Amanda Skofstad

The conference titled “The Whole is Greater than its Parts: Christian Unity and Interreligious Encounter Today” will be held at the University’s Rome Global Gateway Jan. 8-10. This is the second such international gathering hosted by Notre Dame’s World Religions World Church program.

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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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