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A Conversation With: Matthew Capdevielle, Writing Center

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The Writing Center is unit of the University Writing Program, along with Writing and Rhetoric. Both the Writing Center and Writing and Rhetoric teach students how to frame a claim, conduct research, provide evidence, consider alternative views, and write in language appropriate to the intended audience.

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The Value of a Minor

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At Notre Dame, there are three curricular configurations: Majors which are comprised of eight to ten three-credit classes, supplementary majors which require twenty-four credits, and minors which require fifteen credits. What is the benefit of a minor?

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Meet The Major: Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

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Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies professor Ghada Bualuan presents the Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies department at Notre Dame and its many opportunities for increased cultural proficiency, studying abroad, and more.

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Balancing Athletics and Academic Goals

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First-year fencers Christina Boitano and Julia Barry were asked about the hardest part of being a student athlete. Both replied, “Time management.” Time management can be difficult any first-year student, but even harder if you are an athlete.

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A Conversation With: Dan Graff, Higgins Labor Program

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We are a unit of the Center for Social Concerns  — we sponsor research, education, and dialogue on issues involving work, opportunity, and social justice. We hope to connect students to the Catholic Social Tradition’s commitment to workers and workers’ rights. We would like the Notre Dame community to get...

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Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

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A critical information literacy is a fundamental requirement for doing academic research. The Association of College and Research Libraries has proposed a framework for developing a critical information literacy for students of higher education. 

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Meet The Major: Italian Studies

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Italian Studies professor Christian Moevs presents the acclaimed Italian Studies department at Notre Dame and its many opportunities for exploration, studying abroad, and more.

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New Actuarial Science Minor

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Professor Jeffrey Zheng is on a mission as the director of the new actuarial science minor at the University of Notre Dame: he wants everybody to know what an actuary is. “An actuary is someone who deals with and quantifies uncertainty.” An actuary uses both math and business skills to...

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