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Building Dialogue

Elsa Barron, a junior biology and peace studies major at the University of Notre Dame and two-time grant recipient from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, studies the political and religious dynamics surrounding the construction of the first official mosque in Athens, Greece since the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on communal memories of the Ottoman...
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Meet Jaime Signoracci: NDI's travel security and risk management expert

In June 2014, a plane landed hard at the Kabul International Airport. It was after dark and the flight crew needed medical attention. The plane suffered damage, so the crew needed to stay overnight in Kabul until another aircraft could be flown in. Jaime Signoracci, who was only in her...
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Living stones

Originally published by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. Just as the sun was rising on a Sunday in late July, a dozen Notre Dame undergraduate students filed into the lobby of the University of Notre Dame at Tantur. Less than 24 hours before, the members of the group had landed...
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Unearthing the Past

Originally published by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. Over the summer, Notre Dame theology students joined professional archaeologists to look for clues buried in the ancient soil of the Holy Land. What the students found could make valuable contributions to our understanding of life at the border of biblical Judah...
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Hill in the Holy Land

Originally published by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.  In the 1980s, Notre Dame undergrads began arriving at Tantur for study abroad programs, and the Ecumenical Institute began receiving more continuing education visitors — clergy from different Christian traditions from around the world who come to Tantur for a...
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How a theology student experienced the liturgy of Jerusalem

Andrea Antenan Peecher presenting at the Chapel of the Ascension. Andrea Antenan Peecher is a first year master of theological studies student with a concentration in liturgical studies. She is originally from Springfield, Illinois and completed her undergraduate studies at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Before attending Notre Dame, she...
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Notre Dame, international since the beginning

Since its inception, the University of Notre Dame has been a global school.  It was founded by a French priest and brothers in 1842 with money raised in Europe, and as soon as 1850 was enrolling international students.  In the decades that followed, more than 100 students would come to...
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Locked in for the night: A student shares her experience inside the Holy Sepulchre

Eva and two other students spent a night in the Holy Sepulchre for a night of prayer and refection Eva Napierkowski is a junior studying neuroscience at Notre Dame. Originally from Broomfield, Colorado, Eva traveled to Jerusalem last fall to experience the Holy Land through Notre Dame International's study abroad...
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A social experience in Jerusalem

Hardy participated in the Jerusalem Global Gateway Summer Program When Brandon Hardy goes abroad, he takes a large audience with him. With more than 4,000 followers on Instagram and thousands more on Facebook and Snapchat, Hardy has a loyal audience every where he goes. His social media presence continues to...
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Theology graduate students travel to Germany, Jordan, and Israel with Fulbright Awards

Four students in Notre Dame’s Ph.D. program in theology have received 2017-18 research grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Ashley Edewaard, Stephen Long, Andrew O’Connor, and Joseph Riordan, SJ, are among 30 students from the College of Arts and Letters to...