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Creighton's Magis program features recent American Studies graduate

September 02, 2014 Sarah Morris

2014 American Studies graduate Alex Barr has been featured on Creighton University's Magis Program website: 

The Magis Program, modeled after the Alliance for Catholic Education program at the University of Notre Dame, is a two-year service teaching program that " strives to develop a corps of talented, highly motivated, and faith-filled educators to meet the needs of the Midwest's Catholic elementary and secondary schools." During Alex's time as an American Studies major at Notre Dame, he became deeply involved with American Indian studies within the classroom and through independent research--including his Senior Thesis. Alex will be teaching Social Studies and Language Arts to middle schoolers at St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, Nebraska.  Read More >

Video: American Studies Major Interns at Sierra Club in D.C.

September 02, 2014 Todd Boruff

“Working to protect some of the most striking, beautiful landscapes in the world is a dream come true,” says Notre Dame senior Malcolm Mossman, who spent the summer of 2013 interning with Sierra Club in Washington D.C. Read More >

Video: American Studies Major Interns at Huntington Library in California

September 02, 2014 Todd Boruff

“Coming to the Huntington this summer has really reoriented my path after graduation,” says Notre Dame senior Aubrey Butts from Lima, Ohio. During the summer of 2013, Butts interned in the manuscripts department of the Huntington Library, a collections-based research institution in San Marino, Calif. Read More >

Notre Dame Junior Wins New York Times Journalism Contest

September 02, 2014 Jane Murphy

University of Notre Dame junior Nicole Sganga will be going on assignment with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Nick Kristof this summer, The New York Times announced Sunday, March 16. Sganga is the winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. Her prize is traveling with the _Times_’ columnist to a developing country to raise awareness about global poverty. During the trip, she will report for a blog and videos that will be published on The New York Times website. Read More >

2014 Senior Awards Presented

May 08, 2014 Sarah Morris

The annual awards presented by the American Studies and Gallivan Program in Journalism have been given to the following seniors:

The Professor James Withey Award - To a graduating senior in American Studies for notable achievement in writing: Benjamin Cooper (Coeur D'Alene, Idaho)

The Paul Neville Journalism Award - To a graduating senior in the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy for excellence in journalism: Marisa Iati (Skillman, New Jersey) Read More >

Kathleen Sprows Cummings speaks on joint cannonization

April 28, 2014 Margaret Handelman

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, associate professor in American Studies and director of the Cushwa Center for Study of American Catholocism, appeared on a number of news platforms over the weekend to offer commentary on the join cannonization of two former popes, which took place Sunday in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City. Read More >

Author Margaret Atwood to Speak at Notre Dame

April 04, 2014 Rachel Novick

Margaret Atwood, award-winning and best-selling author of novels that peer into a dystopian future, will be speaking at McKenna Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. Read More >

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith to deliver 2014 Red Smith Lecture in Journalism

March 20, 2014 Jane Murphy

Hedrick Smith

Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent and best-selling author Hedrick Smith will deliver the 2014 Red Smith Lecture in Journalism at the University of Notre Dame on April 2 (Wednesday).

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies on campus. Read More >