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Glynn Program hosts Pulitzer-Prize Winning Writer Amy Ellis Nutt

Award-winning scientific journalist Amy Ellis Nutt was the Glynn Visiting Scholar for November. Nutt, a long-time journalist for the Washington Post and Newark Star-Ledger, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her reporting in 2011, has published three books on neuroscience, including books on the teenage brain and recovery from brain trauma.

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Glynn Program moves to new, larger space in O'Shaughnessy

Glynn Scholars returned from Fall Break to find the Glynn Program all moved into its brand new space on the second floor of O'Shaughnessy Hall. The Glynn Scholars' Lounge, some 25% larger than the old suite on the third floor, includes study and lounge areas, a new conference room, a kitchen (with running water!), and office space for Glynn faculty and staff.

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Glynn Scholar Attends International Climate Conference

This November, third-year Glynn Scholar Annika Barron attended the UN Global Climate Conference, COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The annual conference draws together over 92 heads of state and 35,000 delegates who focus on solving the world’s climate crisis.

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New Glynn Course will take Scholars to Rome

The Glynn Program is launching a new course this spring that will take a select group of Scholars to Rome over spring break. The History course, Rome and the Arts of Power, taught by Arts and Letters Director Margaret Meserve, surveys the history of Rome from Antiquity to the present day through the lens of its built environment.

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Philosopher of Neuroscience visits Glynn Program

Noga

Dr Noga Arikha, an award-winning philosopher and historian of neuroscience, visited Notre Dame as a Glynn Visiting Scholar over two weeks in October. Jointly hosted by the Glynn Program and the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Dr Arikha gave guest lectures in several classes in Psychology and the Health, Humanities, and Society minor and gave a public lecture on her latest book, The Ceiling Outside

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Glynn Program Returns to Stratford

Shakespeare Statue

After a two-year hiatus, the Glynn Program resumed its annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival held in Stratford, Ontario. Over 50 first-year Glynn Scholars participated along with Glynn faculty and staff. While there, Scholars attended three of the festival's productions, Shakespeare’s

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Glynn Program welcomes Class of 2026

It's been a busy week for Glynn Scholars old and new. On Saturday, a new class of 105 exceptional first year students arrived on campus to join the Glynn Program. This cohort of Glynn Scholars is the Program's most diverse ever, hailing from 29 states and 14 countries.

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Glynn Honors Four from Outstanding Senior Class

Every year, the Glynn Program recognizes a small number of graduating seniors for their exemplary scholarship and service. The Glynn Award for Academic Excellence and Exemplary Leadership is given annually to seniors who exhibit both outstanding academic performance, and a high level of initiative and leadership, either in campus activities, programs for the common good, or in their scholarly field of study. This year the Glynn Award is shared by Patrick Aimone

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Glynn Economics major Trevor Lwere named Notre Dame’s first Schwarzman Scholar

Notre Dame senior Trevor Lwere will pursue a Master of Global Affairs in Beijing next year as a member of the Schwarzman Scholar Class of 2023. A native of Kampala, Uganda, he is one of 151 Schwarzman Scholars form a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants from around the globe. He is Notre Dame’s first Schwarzman Scholar since the program was established in 2016. Lwere is an economics major and philosophy, politics and economics minor, with a supplementary major in global affairs.

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Glynn honors four from outstanding senior class

Every year, the Glynn Program recognizes a small number of graduating seniors for their exemplary scholarship and service. The Glynn Award for Academic Excellence and Exemplary Leadership is given annually to seniors who exhibit both outstanding academic performance, and a high level of initiative and leadership, either in campus activities, programs for the common good, or in their scholarly field of study. This year the Glynn Award is shared by Elsa Barron, a Biology and Peace Studies major from Wheaton, Illinois, and Madeline Owen, a Neuroscience major from Columbus, Ohio.

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Senior Augustine Pasin named 2021 Yenching Scholar

Yenching Scholars participate in an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in China studies at Yenching Academy, a postgraduate college of Peking University that brings together young people with a demonstrated talent for leadership and innovation.

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Restorative Justice through Nature: Elsa Barron '21 and Karli Siefker '21

A baby preying mantis will extend its front legs and make itself appear as tall as possible to fend off a hungry spider. This may seem trivial, or perhaps humorous, and indeed, the group of teenage boys in DePaul Academy’s biology class laughed when they first saw a video of this encounter. But then, when asked to think more about it, the conversation turned to how us humans are similar to the preying mantis – sometimes we act big and tough when we don’t want to get hurt. These students could relate to the insect, and thus, grow in their connection to nature. 

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Across three continents, research and languages are the keys to Ugandan undergrad’s success in economics and global affairs

Whether he’s studying in Uganda or France, South Africa or South Bend — or speaking English, Luganda, French, or Swahili — Trevor Lwere has one topic at the forefront of his mind. No matter where he is, the economics and global affairs major is driven to investigate what different cultures and perspectives can teach each other about forming the best society. “Every time I move to a different place, I get curious about how different societies imagine how they should be organized and how they approach life,” he said.

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Glynn Junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe Named 2020 Truman Scholar

Glynn Family Honors Program junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe has been named a 2020 Truman Scholar, joining a growing list of Glynn students selected for the honor — a list that includes Prathm Junega (Rhodes Scholar '20), Caleb Pine (Valedictorian '17), and Alex Coccia (Rhodes Scholar, '14).

McCabe is a political science and Arabic major with a minor in peace studies from Vienna, Virginia. In addition to being a member of the Glynn Program, he is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, a Kellogg International Scholar, and a Boren Scholar.…

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Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

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Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti Photovoltaic, to make this technology more accessible to all.

 

 

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Podcast catches up with Prathm Juneja, Notre Dame’s newest Rhodes Scholar

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 13th episode of the show’s third season, “On the Rhodes Scholarship and Making Yourself Useful,” was released Thursday, Feb. 13, and features Prathm Juneja, who this past November was named to the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2020, becoming the 20th Rhodes Scholar in Notre Dame history.

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