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Three questions with political scientist Rev. Robert Dowd

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C.

Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, is a fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and director of its Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity. A popular teacher and scholar of religion’s impact on development and political institutions, he has conducted extensive research on communities and societies throughout Africa. His recently published book, “Christianity, Islam and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa;,” provocatively argues that religious diversity in Nigeria and other African countries actually encourages, rather than inhibits, religious tolerance.

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Six New History Faculty Bring Transnational Research and Teaching Interests to Department

Author: Josh Weinhold

Hurley Globe

They bring expertise in subjects that span physical borders and chronological boundaries. They bring passion to their research and energy to their classrooms. And the six new faculty members joining the Department of History this fall bring additional prestige to an already elite group of academics. “For a long period of time, we’ve been working to assemble a group of scholars that could work across national boundaries, redefining the department and what it does," said Patrick Griffin, chair of the department.

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Notre Dame among top producers of Fulbright students

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Ten University of Notre Dame students have been awarded Fulbright grants in the 2014-15 program, placing the University among the top-producing universities in the nation.

The U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, Fulbright recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 U.S. Fulbright students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in Thursday’s edition (Feb. 12) of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Alex Coccia - Rhodes Scholar

Author: CUSE National Fellowships

Alex Coccia

Alex Coccia has been named a 2015 Rhodes Scholar! 

The Rhodes Scholarship provides full financial support for a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford for those who demonstrate "outstanding scholarly achievements, [excellent] character, [a] commitment to others and to the common good, and...potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead." The Rhodes Scholarships are the "oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world."…

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Advocacy, Adoption, and Angela

Author: Kathleen Schuler

Angela Adduci

When Angela Adduci was born in May 1994, she already had seven older siblings: six brothers and one sister. She was ten years younger than the seventh child in her family. By the time she walked onto Notre Dame’s campus in August 2012, she had seven younger sisters as well. While being the middle child of 15 seems exciting enough to most, Angela’s family was just a little different. All of her younger sisters were adopted: five sisters from Vietnam and two sisters from China, both with disabilities.

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