New career tools for students, economic and business history minor + more
New career tools for students, economic and business history minor + more

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College launches Beyond the Dome toolkit to help students with career discernment and preparedness

The College of Arts and Letters is introducing Beyond the Dome — a new set of tools and resources to help guide Arts and Letters students through the career discernment process. The program features a number of opportunities that are exclusive to A&L students — including a peer-mentoring program, an online discernment tool linked to a job-matching board, an alumni speaker series, and a year-by-year guide to career readiness.
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New minor in economic and business history to explore intersections of history, finance, and labor

The College of Arts and Letters is launching a new minor in economic and business history that will allow undergraduates from across the University to develop a deeper understanding of the political, historical, and economic complexities at play in the age of globalization. Housed in the Department of History, the minor lets students choose four electives from among a wide range of topics including the history of trade and commerce, financial markets, gender in the workplace, history of capitalism, and labor history. It culminates with a new capstone course, Economy and Business in History.
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How a PLS alumna puts her liberal arts background to work, landing jobs at Google and Pinterest

Carrie Sweeney ’03 has spent much of her career learning on the job in fast-paced, high-tech environments. As she has risen through the ranks of the ever-changing tech world, Sweeney relies on the core skills she developed in the Program of Liberal Studies — collaboration, critical reading and thinking, and effective communication. 
“Spending those four precious years on campus doing something that you can’t do any other time — shaping your worldview, your ethos by engaging with great texts — that’s just irreplaceable,” she said. “You can go learn about balance sheets afterward, whether that’s on the job or by getting an MBA. But there’s never going to be a time in life when you can really grapple with foundational ideas as effectively as you can while you’re at Notre Dame.” 
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Through the forest: As the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival turns 20, ambitious plans lie ahead

While the coronavirus pandemic has postponed Shakespeare at Notre Dame’s planned 20th anniversary celebration and this year’s shows, it will speed up a reboot that was scheduled to pause the productions next year. “It’s about the next stage of expansion for further ideas and more thrilling content. We’re ambitious, and Notre Dame is ambitious,” said Peter Holland, the McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies.
Recently announced new programs will enlist NDSF artists, staff, and volunteers to create free online content in Shakespeare education, training, and performance — including an exclusive reading of Tony Award-winner Jeff Whitty’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, available for four days only starting Aug. 28, to benefit the Paul Rathburn Fund supporting NDSF artistis.
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London Global Gateway hosting free, open program on Alfred Hitchcock, led by FTT professor

The Notre Dame London Global Gateway, along with five partners from across the Notre Dame campus, has launched the London Book Club, an interactive, educational enrichment program featuring Notre Dame’s expert faculty. Throughout the year, relevant themes will be selected, and participants will be invited to join four weekly meetings to discuss books, excerpts, films, and other materials. London’s first program, “Hitchcock in London,” is led by Susan Ohmer, the William T. and Helen Kuhn Carey Associate Professor of Modern Communications in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.
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Video: Philosopher Therese Cory on medieval theories of mind, cognition, and personhood

Therese Cory is the John and Jean Oesterle Associate Professor of Thomistic Studies at Notre Dame. Her research focuses on 13th-century philosophy and uncovering different ways of “modeling” the mind and its activities. “The project of understanding reality is not something that one person or one culture does by themselves,” she says. “But it's really a kind of joint project and that really gives us hope for seeing how these cultures which were often thought to be very much in conflict politically have this sort of fruitful intellectual exchange in the Middle Ages.”
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Economists conclude opioid crisis responsible for millions of children living apart from parents

A recent study by Notre Dame economists Kasey Buckles, William Evans, and Ethan Lieber — all affiliated with the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) — found that greater exposure to the opioid crisis increases the chance that a child’s mother or father is absent from the household and increases the likelihood that he or she lives in a household headed by a grandparent.
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