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2013: The year in review

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The 2013 men’s soccer team won the national NCAA championship

The calendar year 2013 was filled with many notable moments of accomplishment, celebration and reflection at the University of Notre Dame. Some of the significant events include the 50th anniversary of the Hesburgh Library, the reopening of the Morris Inn after extensive renovations, and the men’s soccer team winning the national title for the first time in its history.

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Video: French Scholar Julia Douthwaite Wins 2013 Sheedy Award

Author: Todd Boruff

Julia Douthwaite, professor of French and Francophone studies in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, was awarded the 2013 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award. The highest teaching honor in the College, the Sheedy award was founded in 1970 in honor of Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of the College of Arts and Letters from 1951–69.

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Student Enhances Pre-Med Studies with Portuguese and Research Abroad

Author: By Chelsea Merriman and Carrie Gates

Notre Dame junior Farrell Sheehan is a pre-medicine major with minors in theology and in Brazilian and Portuguese studies who doesn’t believe in the term “limits.” A Hesburgh-Yusko scholar from Rockville, Md., Sheehan is passionate about researching global health issues and exploring Latin American languages and cultures. In less than three years at the University, he has already gained experience learning, serving, and working in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Spain.

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Italian Studies Research Seminar Builds Scholarly Connections

Author: Carrie Gates

The Italian Research Seminar, a series directed by Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies Zygmunt Barański, continues to grow in its third academic year, bringing scholars from around the world to the University. Jointly sponsored by the Devers Program in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, with support from the Office of Research, the series aims to provide a regular forum for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and colleagues from other universities to present and discuss their current research.

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Notre Dame Students Win Scholarships to Study Abroad

Author: Ben Horvath

University of Notre Dame juniors Breanna Thomas and Brianna Leon have been named winners of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a nationally competitive award that will provide funding for them to study abroad during the spring 2014 semester.

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Basilica of the Sacred Heart to close for a three-week renovation project

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be closed from Dec. 26 (Thursday) through Jan. 17 (Friday) for renovations.

According to Basilica rector Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., the project will include the removal of carpeting and the installation of slate tile.

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Notre Dame Students Retrace Medieval Pilgrimage in Spain

Author: Jonathan Warren

Fifteen Notre Dame students, along with two of their professors from the College of Arts and Letters, traveled to northern Spain over fall break to experience the Camino de Santiago—one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. History Professor Olivia Remie Constable, the director of the University’s Medieval Institute, and Danielle Joyner, an assistant professor of medieval art history, say it was an academic adventure they won’t soon forget. And their students agree.

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"Why I Love to Teach" Presentation by Sheedy Award Winner

Author: Julie Logue

On Thursday, December 12, 2013 Professor was honored with the highest teaching honor of the College of Art and Letters. Watch the presentation in full.

 

September 23, 2013 the following article was published:

Julia Douthwaite, professor of French and Francophone studies in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, has been selected to receive the 2013 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award.…

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From the Golden Dome to the White House

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It’s no secret that Notre Dame alumni go extraordinary places with their degrees. A select few have even made it to the highest echelons of the United States government—working within the White House to support the president himself. Graduates of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters work in the Situation Room, with the Department of Justice, on national security, and as the deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

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Arts and Letters Students Thrive in Summer Internships

Author: Ben Horvath

With support from the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program (ALSIP), students from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters gain experience and explore career options in a variety of real-world environments, from the U.S. Consulate in Japan to the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The grant program, administered by the University’s Career Center, provides Arts and Letters students with funding to defray cost-of-living expenses for both paid and unpaid internships in any industry or geographic location. In the four years since it began, ALSIP has given more than $400,000 in funding to approximately 200 students in the College.

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