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Economics alumnus mines data to fuel artists’ success at Pandora

Author: Eileen Lynch

The power of economics, said Greg Duffy ’15, is that the intangible becomes tangible. Duffy, who majored in economics and sang in an a capella group at Notre Dame, now uses that power to help connect artists with new audiences as a research analyst at the music-streaming service Pandora.

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Summer Program in Toledo, Spain

Author: Maurcia Marschke

Summer Toledo

Program Dates: June 15 - July 27, 2017

The Notre Dame Summer Spain program is located in Toledo at the Fundación Ortega- Marañón (FOM), which was founded by a private academic research institute from Madrid. FOM houses the International Program of Spanish Language, Latin American and European Studies and was inspired by the liberal spirit and intellectual legacy of two great Spanish humanists, Jose Ortega y Gasset and Gregorio Marañón. It promotes cross-cultural student and faculty exchanges.

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Video: The Rome Seminar

Author: Todd Boruff

Notre Dame’s annual Rome Seminar brings together graduate students and junior faculty members from around the world to learn from top scholars and interact with peers at the University’s Rome Global Gateway. Sponsored by the Italian Studies at Notre Dame program and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the seminar’s interdisciplinary topic changes each year.

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Notre Dame undergraduate, graduate students win national awards for essays on Dante

Author: Megan Valley

 A Notre Dame undergraduate and a master’s degree student have been awarded the Dante Society of America’s two top student essay awards, which the Society has been presenting annually since 1887.  Dale Lobo ’16, a science pre-professional major and theology minor, won the Dante Prize for best undergraduate essay related to the life or works of Dante, the renowned Italian poet. Thomas Graff, who received his master’s in Italian studies at Notre Dame this spring, won the Charles Hall Grandgent Award for best essay on Dante by a graduate student.  

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Arts and Letters alumni offer advice for students entering job market

Author: Josh Weinhold

Every year, the Notre Dame Career Center hosts Arts and Letters Career Conversations, an event offering students the chance to network with and receive career advice from alumni in a wide variety of industries. Sixteen alumni—including leaders in the management consulting, communications, nonprofit, and health care fields—attended the 2016 event and shared their experiences with current students. Here is some advice from three of them.

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Art in Motion: Guayasamin's Ecuador Unframed in Geneva, Switzerland

Author: Maurcia Marschke

This past October 2016 was the opening of the traveling exhibit of Art in Motion: Guayasamin's Ecuador Unframed in Geneva, Switzerland.  Carlos A. Jáuregui, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Anthropology and Tatiana Botero, Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish, traveled to participate in the opening exhibit and its accompanying conference and teacher workshop planned and organized by Valeria Wagner, Dolores Phillipps-López and Aline Helg. Sylvie Fournier curated the beautiful, dynamic and modern exhibit. On October 12th

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History and Romance languages professor wins prize for research on colonial Latin America

Author: Shaun Zinck

Karen Graubart loves a good puzzle. In a Peruvian archive this summer, the Notre Dame associate professor of history and Romance languages and literatures found a piece of a puzzle that reshaped how many scholars view colonial Latin American rule. Her research discovery supports arguments she recently made in her article in Hispanic American Historical Review, which won the Conference on Latin American History’s 2015 James Alexander Robertson Memorial Prize.

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Romance languages and literatures associate professor to receive Sheedy Award

Author: Carrie Gates

Marisel Moreno, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has been selected to receive the 2016 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters. Moreno, whose research and teaching focus on Latino literature and culture, helped launch a community-based learning program in her department in 2010. Students in her classes enhance traditional literature study by volunteering at La Casa de Amistad, a local Latino community organization.

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French professor to write a ‘capitalist’ history of literature with support from NEH fellowship

Author: Carrie Gates

French literature has received a lot of attention lately from an unexpected source—economists. Julia Douthwaite, a professor of French in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, wants to evaluate their interpretations and delve deeper into literary representations of money. Douthwaite has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities—her second—for her book project on the topic, tentatively titled Financiers We Have Known: A Capitalist History of Literature.

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