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Tue Jan 1, 2008

International studies stronger than ever

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

This fall the Notre Dame added new international study programs in Hong Kong, Cambridge, England, and Leuven, Belgium (open to students enrolled in the seminary program, Old College), bringing to 40 the number of study abroad programs offered in 20 countries worldwide during the academic year and summer. A unique faculty-led program in Jerusalem at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute will begin in summer 2009, and another program will join the line-up next fall − Classics students will have an opportunity to study in Sicily.…

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Learning to Love Dante: Moevs, Teaching, and Transcendence

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

Ask most students their opinion about Dante’s Inferno, and you may prompt grimaces, pained looks, or half-smiles. Ask Christian Moevs’ students the same question, and you will provoke surprisingly passionate responses.

“Professor Moevs was nearly moved to tears just reading or discussing the Divine Comedy

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Mon Jan 14, 2008

Eight professors earn NEH awards; ND leads nation for past nine years

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

Eight University of Notre Dame faculty members have received research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for 2008, bringing to 37 the number of NEH fellowships awarded to Notre Dame in the past nine years, more than any other university in the nation.

This year’s NEH recipients from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters are:…

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Sun Feb 24, 2008

Foreign language enrollments jump; new center promotes internationalism

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

Beginning in the fall, Notre Dame students will be able to get their daily dose of news in Arabic, watch a German film, prepare sushi, study or socialize in their language of choice in a new space designed to serve as a hub of foreign language learning and internationalism at the University.

Four large classrooms on the third floor of DeBartolo Hall will be renovated this summer to create the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC

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Tue Apr 15, 2008

International conference brings celebrated Lusophone writers to Notre Dame

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

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Renowned Portuguese poet, novelist and essayist Helder Macedo will be writer-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame this month and will deliver the keynote address “Nation Versus Empire” at “Africa in Portuguese, the Portuguese in Africa: An International Research Conference” being held Friday and Saturday (April 18 and 19) in the University’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

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Thu Apr 17, 2008

Theater proves perfect stage for Italian instruction

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

“Ragazzi,” declares Laura Colangelo, calling the students of her Italian theater workshop to order in an O’Shaughnessy Hall classroom at Notre Dame.

The endearing term means “young people,” and it’s funny to hear her use it with authority. Colangelo is the teeniest person in the class, and so young-looking she could easily be taken for a college student.…

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Fri May 2, 2008

DellaNeva publishes new book on Renaissance literature

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

The fundamental aspects of Renaissance literary production are the subject of a new book edited by JoAnn DellaNeva, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame. Published by Harvard University Press, “Ciceronian Controversies” is a volume of The I Tatti Renaissance Library.…

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Sat May 17, 2008

Graduate School names Shaheen Award winners

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

Four doctoral candidates at the University of Notre Dame who are receiving the 2008 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards will be recognized at the school’s commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. May 17 (Saturday) in the Joyce Center.

Named in honor of a Notre Dame alumnus and his wife, the award recognizes the top graduating doctoral degree recipients in the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering. Nominated by their departments, the Shaheen Award winners are chosen for their superior ability as exhibited by grades, research and publication records, fellowships, and other awards received during the course of study at Notre Dame, and teaching ability.…

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Sun Jun 1, 2008

Wed Jun 18, 2008

ND offers new graduate exchange with premier French university

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this fall will launch a new graduate exchange program at the Université de Rennes 2 in France. The most important research center and higher education community for humanities and social sciences in Western France, Rennes 2 enrolls 20,000 students on three campuses and offers a dynamic intellectual community and lively cultural scene.…

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Fri Sep 12, 2008

Notre Dame, IUSB host French American conference to shape new research

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

Shaping future research in revolutionary studies will be the focus of Francophone and Anglophone scholars in literature, history and art who will gather for an international conference Oct. 6 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame and Oct. 7 (Tuesday) at Indiana University South Bend (IUSB).

Part of an ongoing collaboration by a team of scholars from Notre Dame, IUSB

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Tue Nov 25, 2008

Bishops honor Notre Dame alumna Stephanie Garza for service to immigrants

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Location: Romance Languages and Literatures Dept.

Stephanie Garza, a 2005 University of Notre Dame alumna, received the Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) during the Nov. 10 fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Baltimore.

Garza, the daughter of an immigrant father and a Mexican-American mother, received the award for her work in the Southwest Organizing Project in Chicago, which receives CCHD

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