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Professor Sarah McKibben Wins an NEH Fellowship for her Research on Bardic Poetry of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Keough-Naughton Institute Faculty Fellow Sarah McKibben is one of three Notre Dame faculty members to win a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for the 2018 award cycle.  Her research focuses on Irish poets of the 16th and 17th centuries, who composed compelling artistic expressions of praise and warning — as well as satire — in the face of an antagonistic, expanding Tudor-Stuart state.

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Associate professor Sarah McKibben awarded NEH fellowship, continuing record funding for humanities research

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Sarah McKibben, an associate professor of Irish language and literature, is one of three Notre Dame faculty members to be offered a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the 2018 award cycle. Rebecca Tinio McKenna and Vincent Phillip Muñoz also received NEH fellowships. With 65 total awards, scholars in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters have received more NEH fellowships any other private university in the United States since 1999. 

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Fr. Mícheál Mac Craith

Author: Diarmuid O Giollain

Fr. Mícheál Mac Craith said Mass in Irish in the chapel of Jenkins-Nanovic Halls on Saturday 27th October. We are very grateful to Tara MacLeod for making all the necessary arrangements. Pictured with Fr. Mac Craith are Marea Hurson and Colleen Keegan, who did the readings, and Gemma Stanton, who played the music.…

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In the News: Professor Bríona Nic Dhiarmada presents Senator Joe Biden with a special edition of 1916 The Irish Rebellion

Author: Steven Koich

Professor Bríona Nic Dhiarmada presented Senator Joe Biden with a special edition of 1916 The Irish Rebellion at a reception for the launch of the Cambridge History of Ireland at the Irish ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC, on September 17th. In a wide-ranging speech, Mr Biden spoke at length of his Irish heritage, which he traces to Co Mayo and Co Louth. He said the unique experience of the Irish in America had passed down a “value set” to Americans.…

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Sounds like home: Notre Dame alum embraces music and songwriting in Dublin

Author: Colleen Wilcox

When I initially applied to study abroad in Dublin, my interest in doing so rested mainly in certain academic opportunities and the year-long duration of ND’s Trinity College program. Once I arrived in Dublin, though, I immediately realized another bounty of the place – this was, undoubtedly, a music town.

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A bicycle, a boreen, and a broken arm: a Dublin alum’s tale of building resilience, empathy, and community in Ireland

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Greer Hannan, a triple Domer, lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she works as the Grant Compliance Coordinator managing federal funding for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a homeless services agency. She reflects on a year in Dublin and explains how challenges faced during her immersive experience set her on a career path dedicated to serving others.

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Two Notre Dame faculty published in new 'Cambridge History of Ireland'

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History and Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and Brian Ó Conchubhair, associate professor of Irish language and literature and director of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, are contributing authors to this landmark series.

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Notre Dame International increases study abroad opportunities in Ireland this fall

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Nine students will travel to Ireland’s west coast this fall to participate in a new immersive Notre Dame International program in Galway City, Ireland. Students will take classes on the campus of The National University of Ireland – Galway (NUIG), which ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world.

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Recap: Department Open House

Author: Steven Koich

The Irish Language and Literature & Irish Studies Open House was held on March 19th at 8 p.m. in the Sorin Room.  Students across campus joined us to lean about all of the different opportunities the department has to offer. Information about majoring or minoring in Irish Language and Literature, studying abroad in Ireland was given by current students and faculty members.  …

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IRLL Performs

Author: Steven Koich

Congratulations to IRLL students Shane Wagy and Michaela Fallon along with team mate Jess Gibson. They are pictured here with Cara Butler following their extraordinary performance onstage with Irish music legends The Chieftains at the Music Centre, Goshen College, on Saturday, March 3.

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Irish language and literature professor wins ACLS fellowship for research on bardic poetry

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Sarah McKibben, an associate professor of Irish language and literature, has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her book project, “Tradition Transformed: Bardic Poetry and Patronage in Early Modern Ireland, c. 1560-1660.” McKibben, who is also a faculty fellow in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, focuses her scholarship on bardic poetry in Ireland during the 16th and 17th centuries. 

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Notre Dame moves up to #3 in the nation for study abroad participation

Author: Joya Helmuth

The Institute for International Education ranked the University of Notre Dame third among doctorate-granting universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad during the academic year 2015-16. This represents an increase from the University’s ranking of #4 last year in the annual Open Doors report.

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