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Professors Patricia Blanchette and David O'Connor Receive Undergraduate Teaching Award

Professor Patricia Blanchette and Professor David O'Connor have been awarded The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by the Office of the Provost. The award honors up to 20 faculty members who have had a profound influence on the undergraduate learning experience, elevated students’ intellectual engagement, and fostered students’ ability to express themselves effectively within a disciplinary context. For more information on the award, visit the Office of the...

Month spent living at Japanese temple with Zen monk inspires English and philosophy major’s senior thesis

Colin Rahill’s time at Notre Dame has been defined by learning from some of the world’s great thinkers — whether it be on paper or in a temple on the other side of the globe. An English and philosophy major whose senior thesis focuses on the works of Percy Shelley and Soren Kierkegaard, Rahill spent six weeks last summer in Japan, including a month living at the Shoganji Temple with...

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