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Four Arts and Letters students win Undergraduate Library Research Awards

Author: Tara O'Leary

Four undergraduate students in Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters received Undergraduate Library Research Awards during the 10th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference on Friday, May 5. The award honors individuals who conduct original research and demonstrate exemplary skills through their broad use of library resources, collections, and services for their scholarly and creative works. Read More

PLS and theology professor wins award for research on influential Catholic thinker

Author: Brian Wallheimer

An examination of one of the 20th century’s most important Catholic theologians has garnered a significant honor for Jennifer Newsome Martin, an assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies. She is one of 10 people worldwide to receive the 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, presented by the University of Heidelberg’s Forschungszentrum für Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie for outstanding doctoral or first post-doctoral works in the area of God and spirituality. Read More

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