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Notre Dame Aequora Program Brings Latin to Local Elementary School

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Author: Brigid O'Keefe

This January, the Notre Dame Aequora Program began its partnership with Clay International Academy, a South Bend elementary school. The Program, headed by Professor Luca Grillo and Professor Tadeusz Mazurek, consists of twenty Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students who go to Clay Academy once per week to teach Latin to fifth-grade students. Pairs of Notre Dame students work with groups of four or five Clay Academy students, insuring that each student receives as much help and attention as possible as he or she begins learning Latin. When asked why he chose to participate in the Aequora Program, Sophomore Will LaMarra said, "The Aequora Program is a great opportunity to share my love of Latin and the Roman world in a way that's fun and piques the kids' curiosity and desire to learn. It's also a great way to get to know other members of the Department and work together on a project that is meaningful to all of us." The students have responded enthusiastically to the classes, which thus far have included activities such as learning phrases to have short conversations in Latin and picking out new Roman names to use in class. While the Program is currently volunteer-based, the Classics Department hopes to develop it into a three-credit course on Latin pedagogy that will prepare Notre Dame students to become more effective Latin educators in the future.…

Exam week

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Author: Sherry Reichold

Final Exam week, Dec. 10-14, 2018.…

Video: Why top employers hire Notre Dame liberal arts majors

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Author: Todd Boruff

College of Arts and Letters graduates find success in the business world in a variety of roles and industries. Major companies are seeking college graduates proficient in communication, analysis, empathy, and creative thinking — skills that all Arts and Letters develop through a broad liberal arts education. “There’s lots of different opportunities for liberal arts majors,” said Lindsey Jacob, university recruiting lead for Booz Allen Hamilton, a professional services firm. “Management consulting, process improvement, strategic communications, public policy work. You really are able to chart your own career.”

 

Aequora Program Wins Grant From Center for Social Concerns

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Author: Brigid O'Keefe

The Notre Dame Aequora Program, headed by Prof. L. Grillo and Prof. T. Mazurek, has been awarded a grant from the Center for Social Concerns that will help support our students as they bring the study of Latin to the students of Clay International Academy. Specifically, this grant will be used to cover the cost of materials from the Paideia Institute, transportation costs, and help sponsor an event for our elementary school students on Notre Dame's campus.…

Aequora Program

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Author: Brigid O'Keefe

Aequora Meeting

On Wednesday, November 15, the Classics Department hosted an informational meeting about our new Aequora Program for potential volunteers. The Aequora Program invites Classics students to volunteer and teach Latin to elementary school students at Clay International Academy. Students were given the opportunity to learn about the curriculum they would be teaching and to meet the principal and director of the International Baccalaureate program from Clay International Academy.…

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