Students Connect with South Bend Through Community-Based Learning

Through a series of new Spanish courses at Notre Dame, undergraduates are improving their language skills both inside and outside the classroom. Interacting with native Spanish speakers in community centers and schools offers an educational opportunity that enhances what students acquire via textbooks and lectures. Read More

Professor Wins ACLS Fellowship for Research on Italian Silent Film

John P. Welle, a professor of Italian, has won a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to finish his book, The Poet and the Diva: Print Media from the Golden Age of Italian Silent Film. His research examines discourses on stardom and celebrity from 1890 to 1920, when the Italian film industry flourished by promoting poets and divas. Read More

Two Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards to Study Global Nutrition

With support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, French and Francophone studies major Claire Donovan will work with UNICEF in Togo to examine women's adherence to micronutrient supplement programs. Christina Gutierrez, who majored in Romance languages and literatures, will pursue a master's degree at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and research a food co-op concept. Read More

Interdisciplinary Scholar of Latin American Studies Joins Faculty

Joshua Lund, a scholar of literature, film, political history, and cultural politics, has joined the department as an associate professor of Spanish. His research interests are both broad and intentionally interdisciplinarystudying a variety of media, he's found, is the richest way to think about social problems in Latin America. Read More