Whether Notre Dame is really French by dint of its name and founding vision or more truly Irish by virtually every other measure, it hardly matters. These days the Fighting Irish come from — and go — just about everywhere. Here, then, is a sampling of Notre Dame people at work in unexpected places and a peek at what they’re doing there.
Looking ahead. Last spring the College of Arts and Letters unveiled an international economics major combining nine courses in economics with seven to 10 courses in French, Spanish or Italian language and culture. The vision? Train professionals to understand and shape the world market as leaders and global citizens, the chairs of economics and Romance languages say. Concentrations in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean are expected.