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Two Years, 35 Students, $125,000 in Funding: History Seminar prepares Undergraduates to Do Research Around the World

Author: Carrie Gates

In the past two years, 35 history majors in Paul Ocobock’s honors seminar have received more than $125,000 in funding to do original research around the world. And every student in his course who applied for funding received it — using the grants to explore archives in France, Ireland, Uganda, China, and South Korea, among other places. But to Ocobock, there is something even more important than his students’ 100 percent success rate in securing funding — the sense of community they develop as they plan their projects together, travel the globe to conduct research, then return to his classroom to begin work on their senior theses.

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Giving a Voice to Silenced LGBT Ugandans

Author: Grant Johnson

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Adam Moeller (Class of 2018, history and economics) had an interest in colonialism since high school. In college he wanted to learn more about geographic areas different from the United States, which was always the focus of his history classes in high school. As a resident of Sorin Hall, Adam became familiar with his dorm’s relationship with a Center for Social Concerns

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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

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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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