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Embracing Notre Dame’s spirit: An interview with Huili Chen ’16

A native of Guizhou, China, Huili Chen is a 2016 Notre Dame graduate who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at MIT. Chen was a Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholar and received a full scholarship from Notre Dame’s Greater China Scholars (GCS) Program. Recently, Chen was interviewed by fellow GCS Xinqi...
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Pedro Navarro: Finding home in Sorocaba and Knott Hall

  Pedro Navarro, originally from Sorocaba, Brazil, is majoring in chemical engineering. He shares his story as part of the International Student Reflection series from the class of 2020. When I think about the fact that I am graduating from Notre Dame, it is still hard to believe. I can...
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Nasir Azim Ilyas: Golden mornings and purple sunsets

Nasir Azim Ilyas, originally from Lahore, Pakistan, is receiving his MBA from the Mendoza College of Business. He also serves as an international ambassador for Notre Dame International. He shares his story as part of the International Student Reflection series from the class of 2020.…
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Yiran (Erin) Shang: Dear freshman Erin

Yiran (Erin) Shang, originally from Beijing, China, is a double major in finance and applied mathematics from the Mendoza College of Business. She’s also part of the Greater China Scholars Program…
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Margarita Marie Diego: "I’ll never forget Notre Dame"

Margarita Marie Diego, originally from Manila, Philippines, is an economics major with a minor in education, schooling, and society. She shares her story as part of the International Student Reflection series from the class of 2020. I'll never forget reading the email from the International Student and Scholar Affairs office...
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Human Lines: Unveiling refugee experiences through a new web documentary

Danait, an Eritrean refugee, courageously shares her experience integrating into her new home in Italy. (Photo taken by Max Hirzel, Human Lines photographer.) When she imagined Italy, a young Eritrean woman named Danait never pictured the quaint and quiet hillside town of Trivento.…
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Building Dialogue

Elsa Barron, a junior biology and peace studies major at the University of Notre Dame and two-time grant recipient from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, studies the political and religious dynamics surrounding the construction of the first official mosque in Athens, Greece since the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on communal memories of the Ottoman...
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How the Rome Global Gateway responded to the COVID-19 crisis

Three weeks before Italy went on lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Rome Global Gateway (RGG) was preemptively taking drastic measures to protect its study abroad students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. The RGG was the first study abroad program at the University of Notre Dame to witness...
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Working from home? Stay focused with these tips

Working from home is the new normal for many of us. As skilled professionals, we are all called to do our part, but now we are doing it in a familiar environment used in a different way. I spoke with Megan Costigan, the human resources consultant for Notre Dame International...
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Quick action gets 545 students, 13 faculty/staff home from abroad

Early in the evening on Friday, Feb. 28, Mary Kowalski, vice president of travel services at Anthony Travel, was on her way to an Instant Pot cooking class when she received a call that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had issued a level 3 travel advisory for Italy. ...
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Meet Jaime Signoracci: NDI's travel security and risk management expert

In June 2014, a plane landed hard at the Kabul International Airport. It was after dark and the flight crew needed medical attention. The plane suffered damage, so the crew needed to stay overnight in Kabul until another aircraft could be flown in. Jaime Signoracci, who was only in her...
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How a CBL placement expanded Emily Brigham’s perspective in Ireland

Brigham and Habiba at their last tutoring session Emily Brigham, a junior from Rhode Island, majors in psychology and minors in education, schooling and society, and data science. She spent the 2019 fall semester studying at UCD in Dublin, where she volunteered with Youth and Educational Services for Refugees and...
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The spirit of encounter

Notre Dame students visited St. Ursula's Special School in Jinja, Uganda The idea of encounter is something that Pope Francis talks about a lot in Catholic theology. The emerging theme seems to touch the deepest part of the Christian vocation, encouraging the faithful to be fearless and look beyond their...
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How Notre Dame International staff abroad celebrate the Chinese New Year

Michael Pippenger, Vice President & Associate Provost for Internationalization, is pictured with Catherine Leung. Notre Dame International staff at the Beijing Global Gateway and Hong Kong Global Center are preparing for the Chinese New Year, which falls on Saturday, January 25. The Chinese festival, initiating the year of the rat, is a...
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Hill in the Holy Land

Originally published by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.  In the 1980s, Notre Dame undergrads began arriving at Tantur for study abroad programs, and the Ecumenical Institute began receiving more continuing education visitors — clergy from different Christian traditions from around the world who come to Tantur for a...
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Reclaiming the Faith: ND center in Ireland honors new saint

The entrance to the Newman University Church and the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin. Steve Warner, a renowned expert in liturgical music, and Rev. William Dailey, C.S.C., are attempting to revive an urban Irish parish that faces the same challenges as modern Catholicism across the world....