2011 Newsletter

Revealing the Earliest Origins of Italian Language

It’s a timeless project—and a priceless opportunity: Advanced students at the University of Notre Dame are currently working with some of Italy’s top linguistics experts to assemble the most complete historical dictionary of the Italian language prior to 1375.
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Carlos Jáuregui Joins Notre Dame Spanish Faculty

Distinguished scholar Carlos Jáuregui joins the University of Notre Dame faculty this fall as an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
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Rousseau Exhibit to Focus on Dignity of the Human Person

Julia Douthwaite, professor of French in Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, is organizing a series of events to honor Swiss philosopher and writer Jean–Jacques Rousseau’s 300th birthday and stimulate a cross–disciplinary discussion on social justice and human dignity.
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Thomas Anderson Explores Political Pulse of Afro–Cuban Poetry

The latest book by Thomas Anderson, the William M. Scholl Associate Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Notre Dame, has been hailed as a groundbreaking commentary on the literary and cultural movement known as Afrocubanismo.
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Summer Immersion Program Advances Language and Cultural Fluency

Notre Dame junior Elizabeth Barron left for Siena, Italy, this summer with two years of Italian under her belt and a desire to experience life in another country. She returned to campus in August with valuable cultural insights, measurable advances in language proficiency, and real-world skills she can apply to her future career in medicine.
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