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Medieval History Graduate Student Awarded Rome Prize

Author: Carrie Gates

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David Morris, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of History, has been awarded a prestigious Samuel H. Kress Rome Prize fellowship in medieval studies by the American Academy in Rome for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More

Renee Bouley earns Kirschstein National Research Service Award from NIH

Author: Stephanie Healey

Renee Bouley, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fellowship will provide two years of funding for Bouley’s project, “Discovery of a new class of antibacterials that inhibits penicillin-binding proteins.” Read More

Student Spotlight: Nicole Perez, Sociology

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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Sociology doctoral student Nicole Perez explores the transition from high school to college, with a focus on how Latina/o students navigate familial and peer influences in deciding where to apply and, ultimately, attend college. Read More

Notre Dame Graduate Students Win a Record Amount of Funding through External Grants and Fellowships

Author: Mary Hendriksen

In the past academic year, Notre Dame graduate students were awarded a record amount in fellowships and grants—$4.24 million—from organizations and entities around the world. The 2013-2014 cumulative award amount is $1.1 million more than the previous academic year and represents a 14% increase in the number of students applying for outside awards. Read More

Notre Dame Graduate School and Reilly Center Win NSF Grant to Study How to Best “Cultivate Cultures” for Ethical Leaders in STEM disciplines

Author: Mary Hendriksen

The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School and John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values have won a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $410,340 for a project that will study what training content and methods most successfully help STEM students become ethical leaders. Read More

Student Spotlight: Robert Lester, Economics, and Renato Ghini Bettiol, Mathematics, Offer Reflections on the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economics and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Mathematics and Computer Science

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Over the past four years, graduate students at the University of Notre Dame have been selected to participate in the prestigious Lindau Laureate Meetings —which provide a forum for Nobel Laureates to meet with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from around the world. The guiding principle of the meetings is to “Educate. Inspire. Connect.” The laureates fulfill that promise by interacting with their younger counterparts, who also use the meetings to learn from and network with each other—and so advance knowledge worldwide in their generation. Read More

Army veteran Luis Morales honored by NSF in Washington, D.C.

Author: Evan Bryson

Physics graduate student and U.S. Army veteran Luis Morales is one of 11 military veterans who was honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with Graduate Research Fellowships on November 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. During the official visit to the NSF headquarters, the group was recognized with a formal ceremony highlighting veterans and their contributions to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Read More

Announcing the Reilly Center’s training programs for graduate students

Author: Evan Bryson

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has expanded its menu of training options for University of Notre Dame graduate students. Since August of 2013, three supplementary training and degree programs have been added and are open for graduate student enrollment. The new offerings advance understanding of the connections between science, technology, and society while broadening a traditional PhD or Master’s degree program of study. Read More