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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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Notre Dame’s Emily Mediate named Rhodes Scholar

Author: Sue Ryan

Emily Mediate

Emily Mediate, a 2015 University of Notre Dame graduate, has been selected to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2016. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mediate was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 869 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. She is Notre Dame’s 17th Rhodes Scholar, and will commence her studies at Oxford University in October 2016.

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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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