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Army ROTC cadet blends history and political science research to study causes of human trafficking in home state

Army ROTC cadet blends history and political science research to study causes of human trafficking in home state

Author: Hailey Oppenlander

Senior Mary Ninneman has been to Thailand, Greece, and Washington, D.C., studying the causes and effects of human trafficking — and those experiences inspired her to further study the issue in the place she knows best. A history and political science major, Army ROTC cadet, and member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, Ninneman’s four years of academic, internship, and international experiences have culminated in a senior thesis analyzing how the issue she’s most passionate about impacts her home state of Nebraska.

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Glynn Senior Sofia Carozza Named 2019 Marshall Scholar

Glynn Senior Sofia Carozza Named 2019 Marshall Scholar

Author: Erin Blasko

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Congratulations to Sofia Carozza, a senior in the Glynn Family Honors Program, for having been named one of Notre Dame’s two 2019 Marshall Scholars! Carozza, of South Bend, Indiana, will study neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. She is one of 10 Notre Dame students awarded one of the prestigious open-discipline British scholarships — Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates Cambridge — since 2013.

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A letter from the co-directors

A letter from the co-directors

Author: Chris Kolda and Paul Weithman

Dear alumni of the Glynn Family Honors Program, we are pleased to send you this new e-newsletter that highlights just a few of the activities and achievements of the students who are currently studying in, or who just graduated from, the Glynn Family Honors Program at the University of Notre Dame.

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From studying monkey fur to analyzing dietary patterns in India, anthropology research proves formative for Glynn Scholar

From studying monkey fur to analyzing dietary patterns in India, anthropology research proves formative for Glynn Scholar

Author: Carrie Gates

In anthropology, “snowball sampling” refers to growing the number of participants in a research study by asking subjects to refer friends and acquaintances. For senior Candice Park, it was her research experiences at Notre Dame that snowballed, as each opportunity led her to the next — culminating in her senior thesis for the Department of Anthropology.

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Glynn Scholars Win Library Research Awards

Author: Jane Kraemer

Congratulations to Glynn Family Honors Program seniors Tim Seida and Laura Neis on winning Undergraduate Library Research Awards in the Senior and Honors Thesis category. Tim received First Prize and Laura received an Honorable Mention.

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Elsa Barron Receives the S.N. Bose Scholarship

Elsa Barron Receives the S.N. Bose Scholarship

Author: Jane Kraemer

Elsa Barron, a rising sophomore in the Glynn Family Honors Program, received the S.N. Bose Scholarship for study in Bangalore,India, this summer at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). IISc is supported by Winstep Forward and the Indian government via IUSSTF, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum based at the Fulbright House in New Delhi. Elsa is a biological sciences major, and she will be working on a project considering the role of microtubules and mitochondria in cell division in yeast. She will also be in Nepal for 2 weeks with the Madrasa Discourses Program, a part of Notre Dame's Contending Modernities Project. This project involves discussions with Islamic leaders from Indian and Pakistan on modern advances in technology and thought and how they fit into the Islamic Church.…

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Glynn Scholar Marissa Lucht to Present at TEDxUND 2018

Glynn Scholar Marissa Lucht to Present at TEDxUND 2018

Author: Jane Kraemer

TEDxUND 2018 is designed both to spread great ideas in the mission of TED and to showcase the ideas and talents of the Notre Dame community. Glynn Senior and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics major Marissa Lucht will be one of the presenters on April 28, keeping with the TED mission to “foster learning, inspiration, and wonder” and our TEDxUND 2018 theme: "Dare to…” …

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Notre Dame junior named 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

Notre Dame junior named 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact

Author: Shortall, JP

University of Notre Dame junior Prathm Juneja has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. Newman Civic Fellows actively address issues of inequality and political polarization and demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement. The fellowship lasts one year and provides training and resources that help students develop innovative and collaborative strategies for social change. The Fellowship was created to honor the legacy of education leader Frank Newman.…

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Glynn Scholar, Aileen Markovitz, Upcoming Concerts

Glynn Scholar, Aileen Markovitz, Upcoming Concerts

Author: Jane Kraemer

Glynn Family Honors Scholar Aileen Markovitz, Soprano, will be performing during the informal "Fridays at Noon" concerts that take place in the new O'Neill Hall on February 23, 2018. In addition, Aileen's recital is scheduled for March 3 at 7:00 pm in the LaBar Recital Hall, where she will be accompanied by Elliot Smith on piano. The recital will feature songs by Debussy, Schubert, Boyle, and Mozart. …

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How a philosophy major developed a passion for researching women’s rights in Latin America 

How a philosophy major developed a passion for researching women’s rights in Latin America 

Author: Teagan Dillon

One week into her senior year, Natasha Reifenberg headed to an academic health conference in El Salvador, presenting a policy brief based in research she had been involved in for the last two years. An opportunity usually reserved for distinguished academics, the trip was just one of many highlights in an outstanding undergraduate career that includes internships at the Global Fund for Women and United Nations Development Program and independent research opportunities centered around women’s issues and rights. Reifenberg attributes her accomplishments to her education in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters — particularly her philosophy major.

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Dr. Claudia Polini Appointed Glynn Family Honors Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Claudia Polini Appointed Glynn Family Honors Professor of Mathematics

Author: Jane Kraemer

Dr. Claudia Polini, a distinguished member of the Notre Dame Mathematics faculty, has been appointed the Glynn Family Honors Collegiate Professor of Mathematics for a three-year term. 

Prof. Polini is a world-renowned scholar in the area of commutative algebra and its interactions with algebraic geometry, having received her PhD from Rutgers University in 1995. Her work uncovers the properties of systems of polynomial equations associated with complex shapes in multi-dimensional spaces. These findings have applications in robotics, statistics and 3D design imaging, to name but a few examples. She also currently serves as the director for the Center of Mathematics at Notre Dame.…

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