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.
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.
When Glynn Scholar Ese Omoijuanfo was growing up in Benin, West Africa, she encountered many volunteers, including several from Romania. But Ese soon learned that these volunteers were the exception. Volunteering was not a priority in Romania, many of them told her.…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
More than 50 seniors and 11 faculty members were recognized for outstanding achievements during the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science Dean’s Awards Luncheon.
The Churchill Scholarship is a prestigious fellowship that provides American students funding to attend Churchill College within the University of Cambridge for one year of master’s study in disciplines of science, engineering or mathematics.
Beatriz de Campos Silva, a Glynn sophomore from São Paulo, Brazil, writes about her experience in the band as an international student, and how she enjoys being a part of something bigger than herself.
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.
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.
Madeline Owen of Columbus, Ohio, has been named valedictorian and Alexis Waldschmidt from Naperville, Illinois, was selected salutatorian of the 2021 University of Notre Dame graduating class.
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.
Named for former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the Goldwater Scholarship encourages outstanding sophomores and juniors to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and/or engineering.
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. …
Notre Dame senior Margaret “Meg” Burns, an art history major from San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a 2021-22 Luce Scholarship.
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.
Glynn Program juniors Elsa Barron and Leah Harmon were recently recognized with two highly competitive national scholarships.
It’s not uncommon for a Glynn scholar to get excited when talking about his or her research, but when that research is on the microorganisms living in the human gut, it is still a bit startling. “I have a passion for the microbiome and gastroenterology,” says Mary Catherine Camacho, a junior in the Glynn program and a major in Notre Dame’s Science Pre-Professional program.
Brady Stiller of Madisonville, Louisiana, has been named valedictorian and Love Osunnuga from Granger, Indiana, was selected as salutatorian of the 2020 University of Notre Dame graduating class.
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.…
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.
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.
Senior Michael Sokolowski (Biology) and juniors Tyler Dan (SCPP, Psychology) and Madeline Owen (Neuroscience) each presented at the 2020 National Collegiate Research Conference, held annually at Harvard University since 2007.