College of Arts and Sciences


  • Alumni in the News: Kevin Grove

    February 10, 2011

    College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Kevin Grove, class of 2004, received a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for 2011. Awarded by the Gates Cambridge Trust, this highly competitive scholarship provides full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research at the University of Cambridge. Only 30 of the 800 American applicants received a scholarship this year.    

    Grove majored in philosophy, history, and English literature and minored in medieval studies. He continued his studies at the University of Notre Dame and received a Master of Divinity degree last spring. A member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, an order of Catholic priests and brothers dedicated to the work of education around the work, he was ordained in 2010. 

    Grove will use his scholarship to examine how humans have and continue to assign meaning,  especially transcendental meaning, to the dialectic between remembering and forgetting.

    "From the harrowing and the hallowed of collective memory to individual recollections, my studies will address how memory and forgetting affect spiritual and moral meaning in human interaction,” he said. “The consequences of this theological research extend to the ways in which individuals, societies, believers, and unbelievers approach the moral action of forgiveness.”

    The Gates Cambridge Trust was established by a gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge. Gates scholars are academically outstanding students who show leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good fit with Cambridge. The awards are highly competitive.

    The College of Arts and Sciences offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.


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