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Robert S. and Elizabeth Nanovic
Nanovics Make Gift for Social Sciences Building

Robert S. and Elizabeth Nanovic of North Yarmouth, Maine, have made a leadership gift to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of a new social sciences building in the College of Arts and Letters. Read More >

Vittorio Hösle
Vittorio Hösle Appointed to Pontifical Academy

Vittorio Hösle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Read More >

Nicole McNeil
Video: Fighting For
Equal Education

It’s no secret that students in the United States lag behind their global peers in math. Psychologist Nicole McNeil believes the problem starts with basic arithmetic, where students develop a misunderstanding of the equal sign. Read More >

Michael Coppedge
International Research Team Awarded $5.8 Million for Democracy Project

An ambitious international research effort to illuminate why democracies around the world succeed or fail has been awarded approximately $5.8 million over six years by the Swedish foundation Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Read More >

Julia Douthwaite
Julia Douthwaite to Receive 2013 Sheedy Award

Julia Douthwaite, professor of French and Francophone studies, has been selected to receive the 2013 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award. Read More >

FACULTY NOTES
John Van Engen
History Faculty Awarded Numerous Honors

During the past year, faculty from the Department of History received honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, two invitations to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Haskins Medal—the highest award granted by the Medieval Academy of America. Read More >

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Two Arts and Letters Professors Win Fulbrights

Two professors—medievalist Tim Machan and political scientist Benjamin Radcliff—recently received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which will allow them to travel to Europe to study their respective topics of interest. Read More >

Mary Celeste Kearney
New FTT Hires Bring Gender, Youth, and Media Culture Expertise

Mary Celeste Kearney, whose work focuses on gender, youth, and media culture, and Michael Kackman, a cultural historian and media scholar, join the Department of Film, Television, and Theater (FTT) this fall. Read More >

Patrick Deneen
Video: Patrick Deneen on the Constitution and the American Way of Life

“When we think about a constitution, we ought to think more comprehensively,” says Patrick Deneen, the David A. Potenziani Memorial Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies at Notre Dame. Read More >

STUDENT/ALUMNI UPDATES
Design students visit South Africa
Design Campaign Helps South Africans with HIV “Live Positively”

Robert Sedlack ’89, associate professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, traveled with a team of 11 students to Johannesburg, South Africa to gain first-hand perspective on HIV/AIDS issues and collaborate with South African community organizations. Read More >

Peter Bevacqua
Arts and Letters Alumnus Carves Out Golf Career

Peter Bevacqua ’93, was named Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of America in November 2012. When he considers the path that led him to a golf-lover’s dream job, the former English and film student credits his liberal arts education at Notre Dame. Read More >

Caitlin Myron
Alumna Receives Fulbright to Study in Ireland

Caitlin Myron ’13 was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her master’s degree in Galway, Ireland. She is the only American student selected this year and the first Notre Dame Irish language student to have this opportunity. Read More >

Greg Miller
Video: English Alumnus Greg Miller ’87

“I wouldn’t have traded my English major at Notre Dame for any other major,” says Greg Miller, ’87, a managing director at Greenhill and Company, an investment bank in New York City. Read More >

Charles Leavitt
Alumnus Charles Leavitt Accepts Position at University of Reading

Charles Leavitt, who received his Ph.D. in literature from Notre Dame in 2010, has accepted an Italian studies position at the University of Reading, ranked in the top 1 percent of universities in the world. Read More >

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