Rome Global Gateway adds new building

first_imgPhoto courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Just weeks after unveiling substantial changes regarding student housing on its main campus, the University announced Wednesday that students studying abroad in Rome Global Gateway programs will have a new place to live beginning in the fall of 2017.According to Wednesday’s press release, Notre Dame recently purchased a villa on the Caelian Hill in central Rome — a block away from Notre Dame’s home base in the city — which will house 100 students as well as hall staff and a rector.In addition to housing University students participating in Study Abroad programs through a variety of institutions, the new residence building will house third-year architecture undergraduate students, who spend their entire junior year in Rome as part of their curriculum.J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, said the purchase would expand current study abroad programming and research in Rome.“The purchase of the villa expands the horizon of possibilities both for the Gateway and for the longstanding Notre Dame architecture program in Rome,” Etrikin said. “The University’s strategic and wise investment in the villa will greatly increase student and faculty opportunities for study and research in the heart of the Eternal City.”Theodore J. Cachey Jr., academic director of the Rome Global Gateway, described the history of the building, which was purchased for an undisclosed amount.“It was built in 1913 by the Duchess of Pontalto, and the family of the Count of Loschiavo lived there during the early 1900s,” he said. “When Italy’s racial laws led to the eviction of Jewish children from the Italian schools in 1938, the Jewish Community of Rome used it as a school. The Italian Military Police took up residence there from 1940 until recent times.”Tags: Rome Global Gatewaylast_img read more

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Review (UEFA): Poland Become Sixth European Nation In Russia

first_imgPoland have qualified for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after they defeated Montenegro 4-2 to secure top spot in Group E.The country’s leading goalscorer Robert Lewandowski scored one of the goals as he helped his side join other European nations like Belgium, Germany, England, hosts Russia and Spain at the tournament.Still in Group E, Denmark have sealed a playoff spot after finishing second behind Poland in the group. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen netted his eighth goal of the qualifiers in a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Romania.Scotland missed out on a playoff spot in Group F on goal difference after they played a 2-2 draw at Slovenia. Gordon Strachan’s men started Matchday 10 in the playoff but the draw meant Slovakia leapfrogged them into the playoff spot with a 3-0 win over Malta at home.ResultsGroup CCzech Republic 5-0 San MarinoGermany 5-1 AzerbaijanNorway 1-0 Northern IrelandStandings:Germany 30 points (100% record Qualified)Northern Ireland 19 points (Playoff Spot)Czech Republic 15 pointsNorway 13 pointsAzerbaijan 10 pointsSan Marino 0 point Group EDenmark 1-1 RomaniaPoland 4-2 MontenegroKazakhstan 1-1 ArmeniaStandings:Poland 25 points (Qualified)Denmark 20 points (Playoff Spot)Montenegro 16 pointsRomania 13 pointsArmenia 7 pointsKazakhstan 3 points Related2018 World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Europe): England, Germany Secure Final SpotsOctober 6, 2017In “Europe”2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Europe): Former Winners On The BrinkOctober 8, 2017In “Europe”2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (UEFA): France, Portugal Qualify; Netherlands Eliminated Despite WinOctober 11, 2017In “FIFA” Standings:England 26 points (Qualified)Slovakia 18 points (Playoff Spot)Scotland 18 pointsSlovenia 15 pointsLithuania 6 pointsMalta 1 point Group FLithuania 0-1 EnglandSlovenia 2-2 ScotlandSlovakia 3-0 Maltalast_img read more

Hockey world reacts to 2019-20 NHL season being put on pause due to coronavirus

first_imgView this post on Instagram Tough news around sports the last couple of days. Wishing everyone good health as we figure this out together. And for now… it’s lots of puppy time. Hope to see everyone again as soon as we can.A post shared by Tom Wilson (@tomwilson) on Mar 12, 2020 at 1:26pm PDT View this post on Instagram It was a swift and far-reaching move that impacted not only the players and the teams’ front office staff but arena workers and media members alike. In the afternoon of March 12, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league “will pause the 2019‑20 season beginning with tonight’s games” following the NBA’s decision to shut down after a member of the Utah Jazz tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) the previous night.center_img These are stressful and uncertain times for the world. Dealing with #coronavirus in both of my worlds of medicine and NHL reminds me to practise what I try to preach: ‘control what you can and let go of what you can’t’. Keep calm (wash your hands) and carry on (smartly) 🇨🇦.— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) March 12, 2020Puck-drop between #Flames-Islanders would have been in 15 minutes. Saddledome is eerily quiet. What a strange, unforgettable day.— Wes Gilbertson (@WesGilbertson) March 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/JGxu3om4PH— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) March 12, 2020Crazy news over the last 24hrs, obviously this affects people across the world in many different ways. The @NHL has done the right thing in taking this pause to help the risk of spreading this virus. I look forward to getting back on the ice soon and playing in front of our fans!— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) March 13, 2020 Everyone involved understands why the move was necessary to facilitate and corral the spread of what has become a global pandemic. Of course, they also took to social media to not only express their feelings about the current state of affairs and the pausing of the season but just how weird life is without hockey.Coronavirus and the NHL: Tracking how the pandemic has impacted hockey’s landscapeWhile I’m disappointed we’re not playing right now, nothing is more important than everyone’s health and safety. The league did the right thing today. Thanks to the 5th Line for your unbelievable support. We have the best fans in the world and we’ll get through this together. 💪— Nick Foligno (@NickFoligno) March 12, 2020What a day.NHL suspends season due to COVID-19 pandemic https://t.co/LrgQf0wGAA(photo credit: me) pic.twitter.com/pPR73NSbmE— Joshua Clipperton (@JClipperton_CP) March 13, 2020It’s tough to not be preparing for a game right now, but this is bigger than hockey. We support the NHL’s decision to pause the season and thank @Canucks fans for their patience and support. Stay safe!— Bo Horvat (@BoHorvat) March 13, 2020Stay safe everyone.— Max Domi (@max_domi) March 12, 2020 No hockey absolutely sucks, but it also means more family time and lazy mornings in bed. Stay healthy out there!A post shared by Gabriel Landeskog (@landeskog.92) on Mar 13, 2020 at 10:54am PDTlast_img read more