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Doctoral students Sarah Bey, Johanna Olesk, and Muhammad Sohail, winners of the 2022 Materials Science and Engineering fellowships.

Three Notre Dame doctoral students receive Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) fellowships

Author: Brett Beasley

Three graduate students at the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships from the university’s Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) doctoral program. Established in 2020, the MSE program has grown quickly. It now includes more than thirty students and has three graduates. Each MSE doctoral fellowship provides one year of funding in support of a student's materials science-focused doctoral thesis research.…

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Mauna Dasari in June 2022 in Pennsylvania holding a female bull frog as part of her postdoctoral research. (Animals were handled with proper scientific collection permits from the state of Pennsylvania and under IACUC protocols filed with the University of Pittsburgh.)

Collaboration with Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships leads Ph.D. alumna to exciting and unexpected career path

Author: Eric Heath

Dr. Dasari learned firsthand the delicate dance of partnering with resources on campus, including the Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships.  Through her many interactions with the office — first as a fellowship applicant and then later as a consultant to other students — she slowly began to see her interests shift, a journey that would eventually lead her to explore a new and unexpected career directly connected to the skills she had honed while working with the Grants and Fellowships team.

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Michelle Sybert, assistant director of University of Notre Dame Press, presents at the inaugural Publishing Boot Camp for graduate students.

Notre Dame Press and Graduate Career Services co-host first ever Publishing Boot Camp

Author: Kathryn Pitts

On August 15–18, 2022, the University of Notre Dame Press and the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Graduate Career Services hosted the first ever Publishing Boot Camp for graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The intensive, four-day program was held in the Hesburgh Library and provided a rigorous program, hands-on activities, and guidance from publishing professionals to enable grad students to explore career options beyond the faculty track in scholarly publishing.

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Keough School of Global Affairs (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

Tom and Molly Duffey endow program for student career development in Keough School

Author: Renée LaReau

Tom and Molly Duffey of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, have made a $5 million gift to create and endow a new student career development program in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. The Duffey Career Development Program will prepare graduate and undergraduate students to compete successfully for professional opportunities and positions that require the skills and knowledge acquired in their Keough School and Notre Dame education. 

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Sean Murphy, PhD candidate in the graduate program in Biological Sciences.

Doctoral student Sean Murphy awarded NIH Fellow Transition Award

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Sean Murphy, a rising fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has received a prestigious Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Only around 24 predoctoral to postdoctoral fellow transition awards (F99/K00) are awarded each year by the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

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ND postdoc Katherine McCabe, Ph.D.

Reilly Postdoc, Katharine McCabe, wins Donald W. Light Award for Applied or Public Practice of Medical Sociology

Author: MacKenzie Rizzo

Katharine McCabe, Ph.D., received the Donald W. Light award for her 2021 article in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, “Criminalization of Care: Drug Testing Pregnant Patients”. Dr. McCabe is a postdoctoral research associate in Health, Humanities, and Society within the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.

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Shinjini Chattopadhyay, '22 Ph.D.

English Ph.D. alumna pens chapter for The Book About Everything — a culmination of the Global Ulysses project

Author: Mary Hendriksen

For Shinjini Chattopadhyay, Ulysses provides a blueprint for understanding modern life in post-colonial times. The winner of Notre Dame's Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award will begin as a tenure-track assistant professor at Berry College in Georgia this fall.    

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Thirty-two students from the ESTEEM graduate program participated in the annual Bike Ride for a Cure in May, with proceeds going toward finding a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease.

Bike Ride for a Cure raises funds for Niemann-Pick Type-C research and support

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Thirty-two students from the ESTEEM graduate program participated in the annual Bike Ride for a Cure in May, with proceeds going toward finding a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease. The ESTEEM program at the University of Notre Dame has partnered with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund (APMRF) since 2010 (with the exception of a break during the coronavirus pandemic). Beginning on May 8, cyclists began the ride in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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The long-delayed Graduate School Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2020 took place on campus May 28, 2022.

Class of 2020 Graduate School degree recipients encouraged to ‘embrace the uncomfortable middle’ and to ‘seek joy’

Author: Colleen Sharkey

This weekend, hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Notre Dame Class of 2020 returned to their alma mater for long-awaited in-person Commencement Ceremonies. The returning students completed their studies in 2020 and had their degrees conferred virtually in the first year of the pandemic. In total, more than 800 students from the Graduate School earned degrees during the 2019-2020 academic year and nearly 80 returned for their on-campus ceremony on Saturday (May 28) in Leighton Concert Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The event was hosted by Laura Carlson…

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Robert J. Bernhard: 2020 Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: Notre Dame News

Reverend Father President Jenkins, Provost Maziar, Dean Carlson, Colleagues in the platform party, friends and family, and most especially, the 2020 graduates of the graduate school at the University of Notre Dame, greetings. To the graduates of the class of 2020, welcome back to campus to celebrate your graduation. We are so very honored and grateful that you have chosen to come back two years after your graduation to celebrate here with us today. …

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Robert J. Bernhard, Ph.D., Vice President for Research

Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research, to keynote 2020 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Author: Erin Blasko

Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research and professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the commencement address during the Graduate School’s Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday (May 28) at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers diverse opportunities for U.S academics, administrators, and professionals to teach, research, do professional projects, and attend seminars abroad.

Twenty-eight Notre Dame students named 2022-23 Fulbright US Student Program finalists

Author: Erin Blasko

Twenty-eight University of Notre Dame students have been selected as finalists, and another seven as alternates, for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program, assisting graduate and undergraduate students with pursuing graduate study, teaching English or researching abroad.

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Thomas Fuja, Ph.D., will be assuming the role of interim vice president and associate provost for graduate studies and the interim dean of the Graduate School, effective June 1.

Thomas Fuja to serve as interim vice president and associate provost for graduate studies and interim dean of the Graduate School

Author: Cidni Sanders

Thomas Fuja, professor of electrical engineering and faculty director of iNDustry Labs at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed interim vice president and associate provost for graduate studies and the interim dean of the Graduate School, effective June 1. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1998, Fuja conducts research addressing the reliable transmission of information over inherently unreliable and/or constrained communication channels, especially in the context of wireless systems. As faculty director of iNDustry Labs, he plays a vital role in Notre Dame’s collaboration with local industry partners as they seek to thrive in the digital age of manufacturing.…

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Ernest Moniz, Ph.D., addressed the graduates during the Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony on May 14, 2022 in the stadium at the University of Notre Dame.

Graduate School degree recipients encouraged to create ‘a positive vision of the future’

Author: Erin Blasko

Ernest Moniz, the U.S. secretary of energy from 2013 to 2017, encouraged members of the class of 2022 to create a “positive vision of the future” with regard to the nuclear security and climate threats, among other issues, during the Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony Saturday at the University of Notre Dame.…

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.: 2022 Graduate School Commencement Charge and Benediction

Author: Notre Dame News

Dean Carlson, Interim Provost Maziar, family and friends, it’s great to be with you.  Graduates of the class of 2022, after two years of unprecedented challenges, you did it, and this is your day. But, while this accomplishment is truly your own, you did not do it all on your own. You may have done the studying, but your families and loved ones did the sweating and the stressing along with you. They cheered you on at your successes and cheered you up at your setbacks. Many of them are here with us today, and they have been behind you every step of the way. So, to the mothers and fathers, siblings and spouses, friends and relatives: Thank you and congratulations to you. This day belongs to you as well. Graduates, let’s stand and applaud your families and friends.…

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Ernest Moniz, Ph.D., addressed the graduates during the Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony on May 14, 2022 in the stadium at the University of Notre Dame.

Ernest Moniz: 2022 Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: Notre Dame News

Well, President Father Jenkins and Madame Provost and colleagues, thank you for welcoming me here. I do have to say that the provost was somewhat cruel. Not in the Room Rater descriptiont, but in the dates she pointed out, aging me very very considerably but accurately. But it really is a pleasure and an honor to address the 823 graduate degree recipients, plus family and friends of this great University, one that advances moral and ethical values in addition to education and scholarship. And then tomorrow to be welcomed into this community with an honorary degree, which I understand should not be confused with your hard earned degrees.…

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