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Building Language Bridges: Ernest Morrell expands literacy education research at Notre Dame

Brendan O'Shaughnessy

Teaching English at Oakland High in the late 1990s, Ernest Morrell faced the age-old problem of how to get modern students interested in a canon of long-dead writers and poets. “I just got tired of teaching the regular way that I was supposed to — it did not seem all that enticing or effective,” said Morrell, now the director of the Notre Dame...

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A Topologist, an Educator and an UndocyAlly Join the ILS Faculty Fellows

Institute for Latino Studies

This fall, three leaders from the Notre Dame community have been appointed Faculty Fellows of  the Institute for Latino Studies.  Assistant Professor of Mathematics Juanita Pinzón Caicedo, First Year Academic Advisor Leonor Wangensteen, and Katy Walter Lichon of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education join a distinguished group of scholars.…

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Notre Dame Police Department issues equity in policing report

Dennis Brown

In collaboration with a group of Black University of Notre Dame students, and after receiving suggestions from them as well as from faculty, staff and alumni, the Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) has developed a report that includes acknowledgement of past problems, a commitment to equitable policing and a comprehensive series of initiatives designed to create a more fair, impartial,...

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Observer story: Panel discusses Uyghur humanitarian crisis, steps for activism

The Observer

By Dane Sherman The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies hosted an engaging panel Monday with experts from institutes around the world entitled “Xinjiang and the Uyghurs: Religion, Oppression and Geopolitics.” The discussion focused on the genocide and forced labor of the Uyghur population in Xinjiang and around China, and what the world needs to do to take on...

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From Here to There: Program helps underrepresented students advance their academic career

Erin Blasko

When Yamil Colón arrived at the University of Notre Dame from Puerto Rico, he had yet to spend much time outside of the island. A chemical and biomolecular engineering major, Colón grew up in Bayamón, a city of about 200,000 in the northern coastal region of Puerto Rico, outside the capital of San Juan. His mother taught middle school. His father worked at...

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Notre Dame Introduces Leprechaun Class of 2020-21

Daily Domer Staff

Notre Dame Athletics | September 30, 2020 The University of Notre Dame cheerleading program announced its Leprechaun lineup for the 2020-21 school year Tuesday, following a postponed tryout due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Seniors Conal Fagan, Lynnette Wukie, and Pat Johnson and junior Gabe Ramos will don the green suit and Irish country hat next season. Wukie will also...

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“Everyday Religion” class delves into religious diversity

Josh Stowe

When one encounters the rich diversity of the world’s religions, working to understand different faith traditions can promote tolerance, interreligious dialogue, and peace. This was the idea students explored during the second session of “Everyday Religion in a World of Many Faiths.” The class, offered by the Ansari Institute, meets online Thursday evenings and is free and open to the public.

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Video: Sociologist Dana Moss on studying authoritarian regimes, transnational repression, and protest movements

Todd Boruff

Dana Moss is an assistant professor of sociology at Notre Dame whose research interests include collective behavior and social movements, global and transnational sociology, international migration, and political sociology. She's currently working on a book project on the "Arab Spring abroad" — how Libyan, Yemeni, and Syrian communities, spread from as far away as Los Angeles to London, mobilized to support...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Reminds Us 1000+ ND Students are Latinx

Institute for Latino Studies

Over 14% of incoming undergraduates self-identify as Latino/Hispanic students, making over 1000 of the 8731 undergraduates at ND Latinx, not including international and DACA students. The Institute for Latino Studies, the employee resource group AdelanteND and the Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame (HAND) are observing Hispanic Heritage Month in a number of ways through Oct. 15.

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An affinity for problem solving leads Program of Liberal Studies student to South Africa, Denmark — and to the Great Books major

Sophia Lauber

Senior Sam Cannova’s affinity for problem solving has driven him to pursue a diverse range of experiences at Notre Dame. It has inspired him to dive deep into classic texts, volunteer for a nonprofit in the South Bend community, and travel to South Africa to conduct research on hip-hop culture. 

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