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Student Reflection: Remote in Rome, Summer in South Bend

Gabriella Hanahan is a senior studying Italian and Film with a minor in Business Economics at the University of Notre Dame. She is involved in the Dome yearbook as a Content Editor and spends her free time working on her website Listenglobally.com, which features music from every country in the...
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After Raphael: In conversation with David Mayernik and Ingrid Rowland

David Mayernik and Ingrid Rowland on Via Giulia, Rome, near the site of Raphael's planned residence. In April 2021, scholars of the Italian master Raphael came together in a virtual symposium, celebrating and discussing “The Afterlife of Raphael’s Art, from His Century to Ours…
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Introducing the new Rome Global Gateway Associate Program

Since the opening of the Rome Global Gateway (RGG), several Rome-based scholars have collaborated with it in various capacities. The creation of the new RGG Associate Program will allow a selected number of scholars to become formal collaborators of the gateway for two years. During those years, the Associates will...
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New research pieces together Piranesi’s books — from the backs of drawings

While early modern artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi has been principally known for his drawings and etchings of ancient Rome, new research from Heather Hyde Minor, professor of art history at the University of Notre Dame, reinterprets Piranesi’s artistic oeuvre by flipping the works over and reading what is written on...
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A Semester, Interrupted: International Student Stories

As the pandemic first exploded in the United States in early spring, international students had to make a tough call: Should they find a way to stay on campus or return to their home countries to wait for the situation to resolve itself? The crisis intensified in many locations across...
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Students stay connected to Rome through virtual internships

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing institutions to define new ways to stay connected and engaged, like using technology to overcome physical boundaries. Notre Dame students who studied abroad in Rome have also been affected by this new normal. Despite the physical distance, the Rome Global Gateway has provided students with...
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Connected to Rome: Spring 2020 student continues internship virtually

Margaret (Maggie) Dosch ‘21, originally from South Bend, Indiana, is an art history and Italian studies major with a minor in studio art. During the spring 2020 semester, she served as the student minister at the Rome Global Gateway (RGG), leading faith-based initiatives and activities. Back on campus, she is...
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A painting a day keeps COVID-19 away

Though travel is not currently possible due to the global pandemic, Professor of Architecture at the Rome Global Gateway Ettore Mazzola has found a unique and beautiful way to transport his students across Italy during the quarantine. He initiated a personal challenge to create one work of art each day and has been...
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Human Lines: Unveiling refugee experiences through a new web documentary

Danait, an Eritrean refugee, courageously shares her experience integrating into her new home in Italy. (Photo taken by Max Hirzel, Human Lines photographer.) When she imagined Italy, a young Eritrean woman named Danait never pictured the quaint and quiet hillside town of Trivento.…
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How the Rome Global Gateway responded to the COVID-19 crisis

Three weeks before Italy went on lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Rome Global Gateway (RGG) was preemptively taking drastic measures to protect its study abroad students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. The RGG was the first study abroad program at the University of Notre Dame to witness...
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Meet Jaime Signoracci: NDI's travel security and risk management expert

In June 2014, a plane landed hard at the Kabul International Airport. It was after dark and the flight crew needed medical attention. The plane suffered damage, so the crew needed to stay overnight in Kabul until another aircraft could be flown in. Jaime Signoracci, who was only in her...
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Immersive introduction to the Spring 2020 semester

James Lengen ’21, a graduate student in the School of Architecture’s Path A - M.ADU Program, is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his M.Arch from University of Texas at Arlington and his B.A. from the University of Colorado. He is a member of Notre Dame’s Students for Classical...
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Experiencing Rome through Community-Based Learning

Community-based learning (CBL) is a form of experiential education that integrates community engagement with instruction and reflection, deepening and enhancing the learning that takes place both in and outside the classroom. While studying in Rome, students have the opportunity to engage with timely topics such as Migrants and refugees crisis in Rome…...
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A community of layers: Discovering Notre Dame, in Rome

The Rome Global Gateway, one of five operated by Notre Dame International, focuses on providing students and scholars research opportunities, taking advantage of the unique combination of cultural, political, historical and religious layers that make Rome what it is today.…
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The Inspired Leadership Initiative explores Rome

Evon “Terry” Vogt and Maureen Toner are part of the first cohort of fellows to go through Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI). The group visited Rome for a full week of academic, cultural, and spiritual engagement. The Inspired Leadership Initiative is a one-year program for accomplished leaders who have...