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Biggest Notre Dame project ever a 'crossroads' of academics, student life and athletics

Author: Dennis Brown

Campus Crossroads Project

The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday (Jan. 29) the largest building project in its 172-year history, integrating the academy, student life and athletics with the construction of more than 750,000 square feet in three new buildings attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.

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Meet Graduate Students Rachel Banke and Jill Wharton

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Rachel Banke

Rachel Banke, a second year graduate student in the Department of History, was introduced to the Keough-Naughton Institute years ago, when as a high school senior she observed an Irish language class on campus.  At the end of class, the Irish foreign language teaching assistant walked her to the Institute and introduced her to the people and mission of the Irish Studies program.  After graduating with a minor in Irish Studies from Boston College, Rachel returned to Notre Dame to pursue her graduate work. From the expertise of her advisors to the multitude of stellar opportunities, Rachel commends the quality of Irish Studies at Notre Dame.…

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Faculty Fellow: Diarmuid Ó Giolláin

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Diarmuid O Giollain

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, Professor of Irish Language and Literature and Concurrent Professor of Anthropology

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin’s intellectual home is the intersection of folklore and languages.  Extensive traveling, researching and reading in areas of history, sociology, philosophy and anthropology permit him a wide base for his studies.  His book Locating Irish Folklore: Tradition, Modernity, Identity(2000), won the Katherine Briggs Folklore Prize in 2000. His second book, An Dúchas Agus an Domhan, written in Irish, which in three sections “time” “place” and ‘community” examines what folklore is and is not, places it in its historical perspective and considers the value of folklore to all social classes.  …

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Irish Internship Program

Author: Margaret Lloyd

Summer Interns in Dublin

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies invites all Notre Dame juniors to apply to intern in Dublin this summer. The internship provides a seven week stay working with an organization of your choice in Ireland's historic capital city. Stay in a modern apartment with other Notre Dame juniors while experiencing life in another country.  Travel around Ireland and immerse yourself in Irish culture. All students are under the guidance of an internship coodinator in the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre, Dublin.…

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Apply Now! 2014-2015 NEH Keough Fellow

Author: Margaret Lloyd

December 2, 2013

Contact: Beth Bland, Bland.2@nd.edu or (574) 631-3555

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies invites applications to its NEH Keough Fellowship.  The NEH Keough Fellowship will enable an outstanding scholar to continue his or her research while in residence in the Keough-Naughton Institute during the academic year 2014-2015. The Fellowship is open to scholars in any area of Irish Studies. The stipend is $55,000. 

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