Student Profiles

How work on a maple syrup farm, at the White House, and in the classroom prepared J.P. Bruno for a career in economic consulting

How work on a maple syrup farm, at the White House, and in the classroom prepared J.P. Bruno for a career in economic consulting

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The summer after his sophomore year, Notre Dame senior J.P. Bruno was packaging maple syrup, taking care of honeybees, and tending to an orchard on a biodynamic farm in Vermont. Three weeks later, he was sitting in the White House, interning for the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) as part of a semester in the Notre Dame Washington Program. These contrasting experiences provided Bruno, an economics and applied and computational mathematics and statistics (ACMS) major, with an assortment of skills that eventually led him to developing his senior thesis and receiving a job offer in economic consulting at the beginning of his senior year.

FTT majors use film to bring criminal justice issues to light

FTT majors use film to bring criminal justice issues to light

Notre Dame seniors John Haley and Julia Szromba see documentaries as a powerful tool — to change policy, to change laws, and to change minds. The two film, television, and theatre (FTT) majors’ recently completed Respectfully, Tony, a short documentary that shines a light on the U.S.’s mass incarceration problem and challenges people to rethink their opinions of the death penalty. The film has now been selected for multiple film festivals across the country.

Division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding student leaders

Division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding student leaders

Student Leadership Awards

Seven students were recognized at the 31st annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on April 10.

Alexis Doyle wins 2017 Wood Award

Alexis Doyle wins 2017 Wood Award

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The award is given to students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community engagement.

 Michael Foley wins Chambliss medal from AAS

Michael Foley wins Chambliss medal from AAS

Junior Physics and Math double major Michael Foley was awarded the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Award medal for his presentation at the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present posters at AAS meetings.

Anthropology major's research takes her around the world

Anthropology major's research takes her around the world

Notre Dame junior Katie Portman spent summer 2015 doing archaeological fieldwork while living on the M.V. Pitsiulak, a 50-foot longliner, off the coast of subarctic Canada. Despite weather issues, engine malfunctions, and permit-related delays, the experience caused her to fall in love with—and major in—anthropology. Since then, her research pursuits have taken her to Washington, D.C.; Canada; Ireland; and Russia, for projects including excavation of a medieval Christian pilgrimage site and a study of skeletons of monks from Byzantine Jerusalem.

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Watkins, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Doyle, of Los Altos, California, are two of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. They are Notre Dame’s 18th and 19th Rhodes Scholars and will commence their studies at Oxford University in October.

Sophomore Prathm Juneja gains insights into civic discourse at College Debate 2016

Sophomore Prathm Juneja gains insights into civic discourse at College Debate 2016

Many Americans have expressed their displeasure at the ugly tone of this year’s unusual presidential election. Prathm Juneja, a University of Notre Dame sophomore studying political science and computer science, and his peers have been working to counteract this tone by encouraging civic discourse at their universities.…

Theology major Jake Grefenstette ’16 spending year in Beijing through prestigious Yenching Scholar program

Theology major Jake Grefenstette ’16 spending year in Beijing through prestigious Yenching Scholar program

Notre Dame theology major John “Jake” Grefenstette ’16 has been named a Yenching Scholar at Peking University in Beijing. The globally competitive award provides Grefenstette with a full scholarship and stipend to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China studies. He is one of just 125 students—from 40 countries and more than 80 universities worldwide—to join the second cohort of Yenching Scholars.

Glynn Scholar works at Rio Olympics

Glynn Scholar works at Rio Olympics

Senior Noemi Ventilla received Glynn summer research funding to study the long-term impact on urban infrastructure of hosting an Olympic games. In pursuing the research she worked in the Olympic swimming arena in Rio.

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