Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar Natasha Reifenberg '18, a philosophy major, has developed a passion for researching women’s rights in Latin America.
Sofia Carozza’s path has also been anything but traditional. A double major in neuroscience and theology, with an interdisciplinary minor in philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Notre Dame, Carozza is deeply passionate about the intersection of neuroscience with the humanities. “The study of the brain helps you understand the human person, and has important implications for everything from our daily habits to how we approach social justice,” she says.
Notre Dame seniors John Haley and Julia Szromba see documentaries as a powerful tool — to change policy, to change laws, and to change minds.
I developed an interest in education as the catalyst for reversing the poverty cycle during high school, so I entered Notre Dame with a hunger to learn more about education, both in the US and abroad. Soon, I became fascinated with blended learning – the hybrid of traditional education and interactive technology-based learning – through a series of happy accidents that have changed my life forever.…
Caitlin Crommett '15 was named was named one of the JCI Top Outstanding Young Americans.
After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in chemical engineering, I began my time as a medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While I explored my math and engineering interests in my courses at Notre Dame, I delved into my interest in medicine during summer break. I took full advantage of the credibility and funding The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program (HYSP) offered, and spent my summers working for a medical nonprofit at home and abroad, performing cancer biology bench science research in the United Kingdom, and carrying out breast cancer clinical research at the Mayo Clinic. In the end, my passion for medicine won out and I was off to medical school.…
CJ Pine '17 was recognized in Forbes' list of 2017 commencement speeches that captured higher ed's biggest stories.…
Hesburgh-Yusko alumna Teresa Kennedy '16 was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Colombia.
Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar Caleb “C.J.” Pine has been named valedictorian of the 2017 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 172nd University Commencement Ceremony on May 21 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar José Alberto Suárez, a computer science and engineering major, has been named salutatorian.…
Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program alum Teresa Kennedy '16 has been named a Yenching Scholar.
Michael McRoskey '18 won the 2016 Notre Dame International photo contest.
Scholars Natasha Reifenberg '18 and Lexi Doyle '17 published the article "El Salvador's proposal to increase jail sentences of women seeking abortions must be rejected" in the National Catholic Reporter.
Hesburgh-Yusko alumna Nicole Sganga '15 published an article for CBS News about a candidate for the DNC.
Hesburgh-Yusko scholar Sienna Wdowik '17 has used her HY summer experiences and time at Notre Dame to prepare for a career in counterterrorism.
Senior Timothy Machasio published the article "On Pseudo-Excellence and Corruption in the Kenyan Education System" in The World Post.
The globally competitive award provides Grefenstette with a full scholarship and stipend to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China studies at Peking’s new Yenching Academy.
Hesburgh-Yusko scholar Emily Vincent discovered Chunmiao Little Flower on a service trip during high school in 2013. There, she learned the extent of China’s issue with orphaned and abandoned children. There are an estimated 600,000 abandoned children in China—98 percent of whom have disabilities.