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Senior John Huber Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Author: William G. Gilroy

This prestigious postgraduate scholarship program, which fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge, was established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000; this remains the largest single donation to a U.K. university.

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International experience and research prepare Notre Dame senior for career in counterterrorism

Author: Megan Valley

Notre Dame senior Sienna Wdowik knows exactly the type of job she wants after graduation. Her two majors in the College of Arts and Letters and multiple international experiences, internships, and research projects will help her land it. “It’s really important to me to find a position where I can serve my country and use the knowledge that I have to do counterterrorism work,” she said. For Wdowik, majoring in political science and Arabic was the perfect way to prepare for that.

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Why CUSE? - Notre Dame Seniors Reflect on Their Experiences With the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Author: Kathleen Schuler

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at the University of Notre Dame promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors, and the pursuit of fellowships. Although CUSE works with over 1,000 Domers each year, not everyone knows about all of its services. CUSE sat down with four senior CUSE Sorin Scholars

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Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Author: William G. Gilroy

The Rhodes Trust

Watkins, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Doyle, of Los Altos, California, are two of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. They are Notre Dame’s 18th and 19th Rhodes Scholars and will commence their studies at Oxford University in October.

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Applications Now Open for the Naughton Fellowships

Author: Joanne Fahey

Trinity 250

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

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Theology major Jake Grefenstette ’16 spending year in Beijing through prestigious Yenching Scholar program

Author: Megan Valley

Notre Dame theology major John “Jake” Grefenstette ’16 has been named a Yenching Scholar at Peking University in Beijing. The globally competitive award provides Grefenstette with a full scholarship and stipend to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China studies. He is one of just 125 students—from 40 countries and more than 80 universities worldwide—to join the second cohort of Yenching Scholars.

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Students Discuss CUSE in "A Letter to My Freshman Self"

Author: Kathleen Schuler

Ianlily

In February of 2016, two CUSE Sorin Scholars, Lily Kang (2016, information technology management and sociology) and Ian Tembe (2017, chemical engineering and philosophy) came to the office to discuss an idea for a project - they would ask graduating seniors and Notre Dame alumni to write letters addressed to their freshman selves and would publish them in an anthology. With the support of CUSEDean Hugh Page and First Year of Studies, and many other groups on campus,  Ian and Lily were able to collect 65 letters and work with Corby Publishers to produce "A Letter to my Freshman Self: Domers Reflect on their Undergraduate Experience, which was published in June 2016,

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CUSE Fall Fellowship Recruitment Has Begun

Author: Kathleen Schuler

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is pleased to announce the opening of its Fall Fellowships recruitment cycle for academic year 2016-17. Please review the relevant opportunities listed below. 

National fellowships offer prestigious academic opportunities that can help students to achieve their personal and professional goals.

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She Applied Anyway - One Engineer’s Journey from Ecuador, to Notre Dame, to Nicaragua

Author: Kathleen Schuler

Daniela Lugo Romero
Daniela Lugo Romero 
Class of 2018
Civil Engineering

Daniela Lugo Romero (class of 2018, civil engineering) was born and raised in Ecuador, a place she describes as a small country with an incredible amount of cultural and natural richness. She was raised with two sisters, aged fifteen and three, and a large extended family who would gather together weekly—30 people meeting up every weekend.…

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Juniors Caleb Pine and Christa Grace Watkins named 2016 Truman Scholars

Author: Carrie Gates

Christa Grace Watkins, left, and Caleb "C.J." Pine

Established in 1975 as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the prestigious scholarship includes $30,000 in graduate study funds, priority admission and supplemental financial aid at select institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and internship opportunities within the federal government.

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From Science Labs to DPAC Stages: Opportunities for Scholarly Engagement Are Everywhere at ND

Author: Kathleen Schuler

Dominic Acri2

Dominic Acri is a sophomore taking full advantage of all that Notre Dame has to offer. He has a double major in Neuroscience & Behavior and Film, Television, and Theatre. He is a member of the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program. He is a Writing Center tutor. He is a Student Intern on the Multicultural Student Programs and Services team. He works in the lab of Dr. Giles Duffield. And those are only the things he has done since he arrived on campus.

Dominic’s first exposure to Notre Dame came even earlier, however, after his junior year in high school.

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Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures Offers New Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Author: Charlene Dundek

Notre Dame seal

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters is launching a new minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The program offers students the opportunity to study linguistics education, learn how to teach English, and develop classroom management and lesson planning skills.

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CUSE Sorin Scholars Present: Write A Letter to Your Freshman Self

Author: Kathleen Schuler

Notre Dame Seniors-

With what you know now, what would you say to your freshman self?

Do you still remember the first day on campus as a student? Did you know where you would be today? While the past three and a half years have gone by quickly, you must have come away with unique memories, lessons, and perhaps both pleasant and unpleasant surprises—experiences you are excited to share with your freshman self.…

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: How far will a minor in TESOL take you?

Author: Charlene Dundek

The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) is excited to offer a new minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The program offers the opportunity for students to study linguistics education, learn how to teach English, and develop classroom management and lesson planning skills. The benefits from this program are far-reaching and especially relevant for students with an international focus or who wish to teach English one day.…

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Collecting DNA by spider web - ND alumnus publishes undergrad research

Author: Kathleen Schuler

"The summer after my freshman year, I remember I was processing deer mice in an old garage in Nebraska where I was assisting with field work during my internship at Harvard University," said Xu. "I looked around and saw there were spider webs clinging everywhere. After a year of working with eDNA in Dr. Lodge’s lab at Notre Dame, I thought to myself, 'If you can find DNA of fish in the water it's swimming in, there has to be DNA of spiders and maybe even their dinner on spider webs.'"

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