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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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How a CBL placement expanded Emily Brigham’s perspective in Ireland

Brigham and Habiba at their last tutoring session Emily Brigham, a junior from Rhode Island, majors in psychology and minors in education, schooling and society, and data science. She spent the 2019 fall semester studying at UCD in Dublin, where she volunteered with Youth and Educational Services for Refugees and...
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Students experience a traditional Irish Halloween

Staff at the Dublin Global Gateway dress up every year for the traditional Irish Halloween celebrations. It is a little known fact beyond the craggy shoreline of the Emerald Isle that the North American holiday Halloween originates from an ancient Celtic pagan celebration—Samhain (an Irish word pronounced “sow-win”). Samhain, celebrated October...
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Reclaiming the Faith: ND center in Ireland honors new saint

The entrance to the Newman University Church and the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin. Steve Warner, a renowned expert in liturgical music, and Rev. William Dailey, C.S.C., are attempting to revive an urban Irish parish that faces the same challenges as modern Catholicism across the world....
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How a study abroad experience in Ireland led to innovative cancer research

Jenna Koenig’s first love was solving mysteries. She felt compelled to piece together leads and unravel complex puzzles. There was excitement behind the chase, as it ultimately led to discovery. This fascination was followed by her love of science and biology. It was only natural that Koenig was drawn to...
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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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A letter of thanks to Ireland

Khaoula Morchid is a Notre Dame alum (17’) and a former Naughton Fellow (18’) who completed her masters in Transport, Engineering, Policy and Planning at Trinty College Dublin. She is now working for AECOM in Dublin. Celebrating 20 years in Ireland this year, the Dublin Global Gateway invited Morchid to...
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Naughton Fellow: Sean Keenan's Irish adventure

Sean at the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal, along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Notre Dame graduate Sean Kennan has spent the last year in Ireland’s capital pursuing a master's degree. We caught up with him to hear about his experience in Ireland and about his plans for the future.…
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Seeing the world through Ireland

Madelyn Lugli (Class of '16) Madelyn Lugli (’16) participated in the Dublin Study Abroad Semester Program and the Irish Internship Program while at Notre Dame. Madelyn started her history Ph.D. coursework at Northwestern University this fall. She writes about her experience abroad and how it gave her a more global...
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A Rose by another name

Rose Pupel is a rising senior at Notre Dame, majoring in economics and minoring in Irish studies. Originally from Mahwah, New Jersey, Rose spent a semester studying in Dublin tracing her Irish roots to the birthplace of her great-grandmother. She writes about how a study abroad experience allowed her to...
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Sounds like home: Notre Dame alum embraces music and songwriting in Dublin

Steiner plays a solo acoustic set in Chicago Julia Steiner writes songs and plays them in a rock band called Ratboys. Now based in Chicago, she grew up in Louisville, Kentucky before attending the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated with a BA in English. During her third year...