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Two seniors received Robert S. Pelton Essay Contest for their senior thesis

Author: Debbie Kabzinski

Jennifer Martin is delighted to announce that two of her senior thesis advisees have won prizes for their work in this year's Robert S. Pelton Essay Contest through the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Elaine Schmidt's thesis, "Un Oído al Pueblo: Finding God and Beauty in the Catholicism of the Peruvian Andes," won first place in the undergraduate category (with a $500 cash prize), and Warren Kraemer's "The Role of the Papacy in Restoring Cuban-American Relations" was one of two runners-up (with a cash prize of $100). Peter Casarella from Notre Dame’s Department of Theology provided invaluable guidance as co-director for both theses, and Victor Maqque was involved with Elaine's thesis as well. Read More

Program of Liberal Studies associate professor wins fellowship to further research on Renaissance intellectual

Author: Brian Wallheimer

Robert Goulding, an associate professor in Notre Dame’s Program of Liberal Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science program, has won a yearlong fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where he will finish a book on Renaissance thinker Thomas Harriot. About 200 scholars from around the world are chosen each year to work with 28 permanent faculty at the IAS. Read More

Professor Steve Fallon has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship

Author: Debbie Kabzinski

"appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise," in the 92nd competition of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. The award will support his research in an upcoming project entitled "John Milton, Isaac Newton, and the Making of a Modern World." Guggenheim fellowships are awarded to people who have "demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship." Read More

The winner of the 2015 essay prize was Joseph Elkanah Rosenberg

Author: Debbie Kabzinski

The Space Between is a society for the study of literature and culture of the period between the First and Second World Wars. It provides an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for discussion and research of texts, authors and new approaches to traditionally canonical works. It also encourages fresh examinations of art, society and culture illuminating the interwar and wartime periods.
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Remie Constable Prize, 2016

Author: Debbie Kabzinski

From John Van Engen:

Remie Constable Prize, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

              I am very pleased to announce that Denis Robichaud of the Program of Liberal Studies has been awarded the 2016 Olivia Remie Constable Prize in Medieval Studies for study at Oxford this summer. This prize was generously established last year by Robert M. Conway to honor our colleague Remie Constable, former director of the Medieval Institute, and was held last summer by Kent Emery, jr., also as it happens of the Program of Liberal Studies, who completed work for an ongoing multi-person Duns Scotus edition.

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Video: Who Hires Liberal Arts Majors?

Author: Todd Boruff

Notre Dame Job Fair

Graduates of the College of Arts and Letters are in demand in the business world. Through a broad liberal arts education, Arts and Letters students develop problem-solving, analysis, and communication skills—attributes that recruiters from major companies are seeking in college graduates. When companies like Vanguard, Epic Systems, Abercrombie & Fitch, and General Mills come to campus looking to recruit new employees, Arts and Letters students find great jobs. Read More