Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute names Thomas E. Burman as new director

Author: Josh Weinhold

Thomas Burman

Thomas E. Burman, an esteemed scholar of medieval Christianity and Islam, has been named the Robert Conway Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Medieval Institute.

Burman, currently a professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will begin his new role in January. He comes to Notre Dame with a passion for interdisciplinary research and a vision for further establishing the institute as a leader in medieval scholarship and graduate education.

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Notre Dame launches new 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program backed by $1.5 million Mellon Foundation grant

Author: Josh Weinhold

Arts & Letters Graduate Students

The University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters has launched a new, guaranteed postdoctoral fellowship that will incentivize timely dissertation completion and prepare graduate students to launch their careers.

Funded in part by a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program guarantees that students who finish their dissertations and complete degree requirements within five years of enrollment will receive a one-year postdoctoral fellowship.

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Notre Dame to host world premiere opera adaptation of Shakespeare’s 'As You Like It'

Author: Josh Weinhold

Opera ND 'As You Like It'

For the first time ever, the University of Notre Dame will host the world premiere of an opera: a commissioned production of “As You Like It,” the classic Shakespearean comedy.

The four-show run is a highlight of “Shakespeare: 1616-2016,” a yearlong series of campus events commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The opera features two casts, composed primarily of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend students.

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Psychologist named fellow of American Educational Research Association

Author: Josh Weinhold

Darcia Narvaez

University of Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, an honor bestowed on academics with notable and sustained research achievements.

Narvaez, a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Letters, is one of 22 scholars who will be inducted as fellows at the AERA’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 9.

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Three faculty receive fellowships from National Endowment for the Humanities

Author: Josh Weinhold

Julia Douthwaite

Three faculty received fellowships this week from the National Endowment for the Humanities, continuing the University’s record success winning support for humanities research. Receiving the grants are Julia Douthwaite, a professor of French; Amy Mulligan, an assistant professor of Irish language and literature; and Gabriel Said Reynolds, a professor of Islamic studies and theology.

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