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Arts and Letters students research, travel, explore careers over fall break

December 22, 2016, Megan Valley

Even during fall break, College of Arts and Letters students were hard at work. They toured Latin America to perform sacred music. They gathered to collaborate on senior thesis projects and dissertations. And they traveled to major cities across the U.S. to explore career options and network with Notre Dame alumni.

Congratulations, Luis Fraga!

December 19, 2016, Lacey Barroso

Luis Fraga

Join us in congratulating Luis Fraga, co-director at the Institute for Latino Studies, on receiving the 2017 MPSA Latino/a Caucus's Distinguished Career Award. We are so proud and happy that he is being recognized in this way. 


Congratulations, Mike Desch!

December 14, 2016, Lacey Barroso

Congratulations to Mike Desch for the publication of his new edited volume "Public Intellectuals in Global Arena: Professors or Pundits?" (Notre Dame Press). The volume includes chapters by our very own Michael Zuckert, Patrick J. Deneen, and Vittorio Hösle, as well as numerous others in the department  and can be purchased here

Congratulations to Luis Schenoni!

December 06, 2016, Lacey Barroso

One of our graduate students, Luis Schenoni (along with three co-authors) has just published a piece in Latin American Politics and Society:"Chinese Economic Statecraft and US Hegemony in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis, 2003-2014." You can read the piece here

International experience and research prepare Notre Dame senior for career in counterterrorism

December 06, 2016, Megan Valley

Notre Dame senior Sienna Wdowik knows exactly the type of job she wants after graduation. Her two majors in the College of Arts and Letters and multiple international experiences, internships, and research projects will help her land it. “It’s really important to me to find a position where I can serve my country and use the knowledge that I have to do counterterrorism work,” she said. For Wdowik, majoring in political science and Arabic was the perfect way to prepare for that.

Summer Language Abroad program helps students prepare for future through immersive international experiences

December 06, 2016, Grace Guibert

Through intensive language coursework and daily interaction with native speakers, the Summer Language Abroad experience allows students to rapidly enhance their command of a foreign language—be it Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, French, German, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Swahili. About 60 participated in the 2016 SLA program through Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.