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Armando Sanchez, participant in the London Undergraduate Program and the London Internship Program, writes about how he gained a more global perspective and inspired future generations to pursue education.
Sarah Quesada's research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century Latinx and Latin American literatures, Francophone West African literature, decolonial and spatial theory, and heritage tourism of the African diaspora. Francisco Robles focuses on multiethnic American literature of the 20th century, particularly African American, Chicanx, Southwestern, postcolonial, and LGBTQ literature. Both have close ties to Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies.
When Eunice Agyapong ‘19 traveled to Ghana for the first time as an adult, she didn’t expect to be surprised by what she saw in her parents’ homeland. But she was.
By the time they graduate, 73.7 percent of Notre Dame undergraduate students will have participated in study abroad.
As part of the Institute for Latino Studies’ Cross Cultural Leadership Program, sophomore Aaron Benavides took part in an eight-week summer service learning experience at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.
Music has the power to inspire, to sustain, and to build community. And students and alumni of Sacred Music at Notre Dame’s Calvin M. Bower Doctor of Musical Arts program are playing a vital role in re-energizing the church and the academy through sacred music.
While speaking to a gathering of approximately 60 members of the Notre Dame Club of India in Mumbai, Burish focused his remarks on the University’s interest in admitting more students from India, noting that they currently represent the fastest-growing group of international students at Notre Dame.
The event featured Q&A with local law enforcement, covering topics such as safety on an open campus, bias in policing and blue-light emergency phones.
“African-American cultural experience is one that can't be bound by national boundaries,” said Mark A. Sanders, a professor of English and Africana studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Alex Ambrose grew up in New Jersey, in a middle-class suburb across the Hudson River from Manhattan. While New York City is cosmopolitan, his hometown was not. “I didn’t look like most of my peers, and I remember being very resistant to labels and boxes and simple reads on me and my ability,” he says.
The book club is the latest in a long line of Notre Dame-backed programs and initiatives aimed at improving educational outcomes for primary and secondary students in the South Bend-Elkhart region.
Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward their study abroad or internship program costs. The program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or internships abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has added expertise in modern Spanish and Italian culture and literature this year with two new faculty hires — Pedro Aguilera-Mellado and Charles Leavitt IV. Aguilera-Mellado, who comes to Notre Dame from the University of Michigan, focuses on modern and contemporary Spain. Leavitt, who received a Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 2010, returns to...
Three renowned experts on immigration, and the social, political and cultural narratives about Latinos in the media will participate in a panel discussion titled "Life’s Loteria: Immigration Narratives in Academia, Journalism, and Media."
Cyndi Belmarez, institutional research specialist in the Office of Institutional Research, has worked at Notre Dame for more than 30 years. She likes to say that she grew up on campus. “I lived on campus during the summers, and on Saturdays we were here for tutoring and lunch at the Oak Room in the South Dining Hall," she says.
More than 1,500 budding Notre Dame Lawyers have gone to England to deepen their understanding of the roots of American law, to explore international career opportunities, and to forge lasting bonds with classmates.
"Religions engage people where they live, affecting their sensibilities and attitudes toward migrants, the poor, politics, health, the family and more,” notes Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs.
Participatory and highly interactive, this discussion series presents opportunities for all Notre Dame staff to share experiences, learn from each other, and ultimately grow to make the University a more diverse and inclusive place where everyone can do their very best work.
Growing up in a traditional Irish and Catholic family, Mary McGraw was always fascinated by Ireland. During her sophomore year at Notre Dame, she applied to the Inside Track program, spending time at both the Dublin Global Gateway and Kylemore Abbey Global Centre. As an artist, she was drawn to the landscape and the story behind the Kylemore castle.
The visit continues "the ecumenical monastic tradition begun between Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama,” said Dominic Vachon, director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine.
The $125,000 grant will allow the students to build a home for a low- to moderate-income family in a part of the city where access to quality, affordable housing and financing is limited.
Hailing from places like Korea, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Italy, Poland, Bosnia and a host of other countries around the world, Campus Dining staff are almost as international as the cuisine they offer.
Accessibility Awareness Day is an annual event that offers architecture students the opportunity to explore accessibility issues in the built environment.
“In the days ahead, Notre Dame will look for ways to mourn in solidarity with our friends and to address the venomous hatred directed at them because of their faith and identity,” Jenkins said.
As part of the Institute for Latino Studies’ academic program, the Letras Latinas initiative provides scholarly activities, brings emerging writers to campus to engage with students, and often partners with other Notre Dame departments and national organizations.
Zada Ballew, a Potawatomi citizen and a senior in the College of Arts and Letters, said, “As both a member of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi and a student at the University of Notre Dame, I am honored to have the chance to share my culture with my classmates.
A nonprofit leader with extensive expertise in poverty alleviation, Reynolds has served as president and CEO at Catholic Charities Fort Worth for the past 14 years.
Victoria Nyanjura, a student in the Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies program, is a first place recipient of the Navarra International Solidarity Award. The award recognized Nyanjura’s work to advocate for women and children in Gulu, Uganda.
Nicole Lee, Greater China Scholar and part of the class of 2022, gives students around the world inspiring insight into the life of an international student.
The University of Notre Dame will welcome 14 new business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America and the Caribbean for the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.