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Dr. Lionel Jensen on Pope Frances' visit to South Korea

Author: cynthia Zyniewicz

Dr. Lionel Jensen on Pope Frances Visit Interview

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures Lionel Jensen comments on the religious, cultural, and political significance of Pope Frances’ recent visit to South Korea.  Professor Jensen said in an email to The New York Times that there was great significance to the timing of the Pope’s visit.  Read More

ND Football Star Tackles Chinese Language


Max Redfield, a sophomore majoring in international economics at the University of Notre Dame, was recently profiled in Sports Illustrated. In the interview, the lethal starting safety of the national’s number 5 football team, Redfield explains the practicality of taking Chinese. The dividends will come later in his career; the demanding journey of learning Chinese at Notre Dame is now, however. Read the complete article on SI’s website at Max Redfield Interview Read More

Spotlight: Shannon Kraemer


Shannon Kraemer in Guatemala

Upon meeting Shannon Kraemer, the CSLC’s outstanding foreign language student for October 2014, I was immediately struck by her infectious and unique spirit. A junior double majoring in Economics and Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) and minoring in Korean, Kraemer has a gusto for Korean studies and this is evident to the Department of Korean’s Dr. Yeonhee Yoon, who nominated Kraemer for the Spotlight. Read More