New Ph.D. programs, faculty teaching awards, exciting new research, and mor
New Ph.D. programs, faculty teaching awards, exciting new research, and mor
New Ph.D. programs, faculty teaching awards, exciting new research, and mor

Notre Dame launches new Ph.D.
programs in Spanish and Italian

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures has formed two rigorous new doctoral programs in Italian and Spanish designed to train world-class literary scholars in the languages and literatures of Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and Latin America. As the first new graduate degrees formed since the creation of the College's new innovative 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the curriculum and structure have been designed to incentivize and facilitate timely degree completion. Read more

Associate Professor Marisel Moreno
wins College's highest teaching honor

Marisel Moreno, an associate professor of Spanish, will receive the 2016 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters. Moreno helped launch a community-based learning program in 2010, enhancing her students' traditional literature study with volunteer work at a local Latino community organization. Read more

Majoring in Spanish prepares 2016
graduate for career in education policy

Ray'Von Jones '16 wants to make a difference in the world of education, and her Spanish major will help her do just that. Jones, who began a master's of education program at Stanford University this year, said studying Spanish will enhance her ability to connect with the growing number of Latino students and parents in U.S. schools. Read more

French professor receives NEH grant
to write
'capitalist' history of literature

Julia Douthwaite, a professor of French, has won a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for a book project examining how economists use literary works as examples of historical financial conditions. Her research will also include a broader examination of literary representations of money. Read more
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