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Law professor appointed as consultant in Colombia peace talks

Michael O. Garvey

  Douglass Cassel, professor of law and adviser to the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR), has been appointed by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos to a bilateral working group in the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The Colombian government and FARC, the country’s largest rebel...

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Study abroad reflection: Liliana Sanchez

Ke'Ana Bradley

As I reflect back upon my time in Jerusalem, I become poignantly conscious of how intrigued I am by the Holy Land but at the same time how challenged I am by it, in regards to my faith but also my political views. While this is not necessarily the response I anticipated, it is certainly a response organic to the context...

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Three questions with Gabriel Said Reynolds, Quran scholar

Michael O. Garvey

  University of Notre Dame theologian Gabriel Reynolds studies the Quran and the interactions between Christians and Muslims. Academic courses taught by Reynolds include “Foundations of Theology,” “Islam and Christian Theology,” “The Qur’an and Its Relation to the Bible,” “The Holy Land” and “Islamic Origins.” He is the author of the forthcoming book “The Qurʾan in Conversation with the Bible:...

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Study abroad reflection: Joseph Ong

Ke'Ana Bradley

One of the funniest things about being in Southeast Asia is my identity as “American” changes depending on where I am. In America, for example, everyone speaks to me in English. In Singapore, however, while the other students will speak to me in English, whenever I interact with Singaporeans from the older generation when at the airport, buying groceries, or...

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Center for Civil and Human Rights co-hosts International Conference on Christian Response to Persecution

Michael O. Garvey

  The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights, in partnership with Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project, is co-hosting the International Conference on Christian Response to Persecution. The conference, a major component of the first systematic global investigation of the persecution of Christians, will take place at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome on Dec. 10-12.

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Notre Dame Class of 2019: Passionate, dedicated and diverse

Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2019 arrives on campus this week impressively equipped with intellectual promise, creativity, leadership and commitment to service of others. “This year’s ‘yield rate,’ the number of students who enroll after being admitted to Notre Dame, was 56 percent, which places Notre Dame among the top 10 private national research universities for yield success,”...

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Anthropology major explores his interest in science with a summer internship

Stephanie Healey

Rising senior Andrew Flatley, recently completed a 10-week research internship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Established in 1995, the Summer Internship Program provides biomedical and public health research experiences to college juniors and seniors. The goal of program is to encourage students to pursue careers in science, medicine and public health.

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