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Notre Dame Announces New Ph.D. Program in Anthropology

Author: Joanna Basile

The University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters will launch a doctoral program in the Department of Anthropology, with the first cohort of students due to enroll in fall 2014. The new program, says Susan Blum, professor and chair of the department, will focus its curriculum and training on integrative anthropology. Read More

Notre Dame Launches Doctor of Musical Arts Program

Author: Joanna Basile

Sacred music is foundational to many of the world’s artistic traditions, and this is especially so when it comes to Western music. It is also an artistic—and academic—area that continues to grow and develop. To celebrate and promote this diverse and vibrant art form, the University of Notre Dame is launching a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program with majors in organ and choral conducting, beginning in fall 2013. Read More

Hesburgh Library offers thesis and dissertation boot camps

Author: Gene Stowe

A collaboration among the Hesburgh Libraries, the Graduate School and the Writing Center offered three “boot camps” during fall break—advising undergraduates on senior thesis writing, graduate students on dissertation writing, and other graduate students on grant writing. Read More

Ph.D. Graduate Wins NSF International Research Fellowship

Author: Eileen Lynch

Christopher Porter, who recently completed the joint Ph.D. in logic and foundations of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship. Read More

Holly Weiss: Notre Dame Bioengineering Doctoral Student

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Notre Dame faculty members and graduate students are making huge strides in research that focuses on the ability of adult stem cells to regenerate tissues. These stem cells, which are found in many adult tissues, have shown promise in therapies that regenerate organs as well as those that aim to cure diseases ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s. Read More

Alumna Honored for Redesign of Breast Cancer Procedure

Author: Kate Cohorst

With her graduate thesis project, University of Notre Dame alumna Charlotte Lux, M.F.A. ’11, set out to redesign a stressful diagnostic procedure women who might have breast cancer undergo in the hopes of making it less traumatic. Read More

Dr. Christine Maziar Begins as Acting Dean of Graduate School

Author: Kevin Zeise

Dr. Christine Maziar, the Vice President and Senior Associate Provost at the University of Notre Dame, will add to her responsibilities the title of Acting Dean of the Graduate School on Wednesday, August 1. She takes over for outgoing dean Gregory E. Sterling, who left the University to become the Dean of the Yale Divinity School. Read More

New Graduate Student Academic Code Established

Author: Kevin Zeise

The Graduate School has established a new Academic Code that will apply to all students, effective the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. The Code outlines the policies and procedures that govern the academic career of graduate students, establishing guidelines, policies and procedures that both students and the academic programs must adhere to. Read More

Graduate School Commencement address

Author: Thomas C. Quinn

Thomas Quinn, M.D., gave the commencement speech to the 270 graduates who attended the 2012 University of Notre Dame Graduate School commencement ceremony on Saturday, March 19. The text of Dr. Quinn’s speech can be found here. Read More

Graduate School Faculty, Staff Award Winners Announced

Author: Kevin Zeise

Dr. James VanderKam and Dr. John Van Engen have been selected as co-recipients of the James A. Burns Award, with Dr. Brian Baker being selected as the recipient of the Director of Graduate Studies Award. Additionally, Ms. Tracy Cabello was named the recipient of the Graduate Administrative Assistant Award. Read More

Alumnus Chris Roberts Named Dean of Engineering at Auburn

Author: Kevin Zeise

Christopher B. Roberts, department chair and the George E. and Dorothy Stafford Uthlaut Professor of Chemical Engineering in Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been named dean of the college effective July 1, 2012. Roberts earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Notre Dame in 1994 and a master’s in the same program two years earlier. Read More