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Puebla alumni series: Mary Asala '05

Mary Asala (Heydweiller) is a 2005 Notre Dame graduate and majored in Spanish and Italian. She currently lives in Albany, New York as an immigration paralegal and has three daughters. Asala writes about her time abroad in Puebla as an undergraduate student and how it helped her become a more...
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Puebla alumni series: Mike Spencer '05

Spencer is pictured with his wife & kids at Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, IN – July 2020 Mike Spencer is a 2005 graduate from Notre Dame, majoring in Mathematics. Currently, he works as a senior marketing specialist in pricing for Cummins Inc, an engine and generator manufacturer based in...
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Study abroad students reflect on their time in Puebla

In spring 2020, students returned home from Puebla early due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. They reflect on how the experience, though short, impacted their lives. Originally published by Colleen Wilcox…
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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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Notre Dame, international since the beginning

Since its inception, the University of Notre Dame has been a global school.  It was founded by a French priest and brothers in 1842 with money raised in Europe, and as soon as 1850 was enrolling international students.  In the decades that followed, more than 100 students would come to...
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Mothers of Mexico’s missing accept 2018 Notre Dame Award

A grassroots group of mothers searching for their missing loved ones in Mexico’s Gulf state of Veracruz received the 2018 Notre Dame Award Tuesday for their tireless work on behalf of victims of drug violence and dedication to seeking truth.
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Students experience life, culture in Mexico City Pilgrimage

10:00 AM Students explored the National Museum of Anthropology. It's the largest and most visited museum in Mexico. It contains significant archaeological and anthropological artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun and the Aztec Xochipilli statue.…
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A stellar partnership

A collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile has faculty and students alike seeing stars.