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Chris Milazzo | Jan. 25, 2013 | College of Arts and Letters

For his senior thesis, Michael McHale '12, traveled across France and Italy, visiting locations significant to the 14th century poet and philosopher Petrarch

Writing a senior thesis can be an uphill climb—in Michael McHale’s case, quite literally.

McHale, a Program of Liberal Studies major and 2012 graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, decided to take a road less traveled in developing his senior thesis, “A Journey Through the World of Petrarch’s Letters.” Thanks in part to a grant from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, McHale traveled across France and Italy in summer 2011, visiting locations significant to Petrarch, the 14th century poet, philosopher, and “father of humanism.”

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