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Video: "The Senior Thesis: Independent Research, Student-Inspired"

Author: Arts and Letters

Researching and completing a senior thesis can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your college career. It is challenging—but ultimately satisfying because it starts and ends with you and your ideas. Each year, 30% of seniors in the College of Arts and Letters complete a yearlong thesis project, working one-on-one with a faculty member or graduate student to make an intellectual contribution to their chosen field of study. Read More

Senior Takes Advantage of International Research Opportunities

Author: Nancy Joyce

What do Sierra Leone, Croatia, and Ireland have in common? All are the subject of University of Notre Dame senior Catherine Reidy’s undergraduate research. Reidy, a psychology major and anthropology minor in the College of Arts and Letters, spent the past two summers collecting ethnographic research data in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Read More

Notre Dame hosts conference to launch international study consortium

Author: Michael O. Garvey

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Notre Dame International hosted the inaugural meeting of a new consortium of private research universities Oct. 24 and 25 to explore ways to strengthen the academic quality of study abroad programs and to develop standards by which to measure their effectiveness.

The 2012 Symposium on Study Abroad Assessment brought together scholars and administrators of study abroad programs from Princeton, Georgetown, Yale, Duke, Rice and Columbia universities, the University of Tulsa and Boston College. Also participating were more than 60 faculty members and administrators from academic departments at Notre Dame. Read More