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

Author: Erin Blasko

Twenty-seven 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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Mary Shiraef, Ph.D. candidate in Politcal Science

Pandemic pivot: Political science Ph.D. candidate leads team of scholars and students studying whether border closures affected COVID-19’s spread 

Author: Beth Staples

When the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly halted international travel, Mary Shiraef’s fieldwork plan to investigate the outcomes of communist-era border policies in Albania was postponed indefinitely. So she pivoted.The Notre Dame political science doctoral candidate decided to map pandemic-induced border closures around the world. Two years later, the project has been reported on in more than 40 news outlets, the data was peer-reviewed and published in the Nature Portfolio’s Scientific Data, Scientific Reports published the open-source results, and the National Library of Medicine posted the study. The international research collaboration is still active and continues to provide valuable skills-development opportunities for Notre Dame undergraduates.  

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2022 Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award winner Percy A. Pierre, Ph.D.

Graduate School honors 2022 alumni, faculty, and student award winners

Author: The Graduate School

The Graduate School is pleased to announce its annual award winners for the 2021–2022 academic year. These awards include: the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award; the James A. Burns, C.S.C, Award; the Dick and Peggy Notebaert Award; the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards; and the Social Justice Award. The award winners will be formally recognized for their achievements at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony to be held at Notre Dame Stadium on May 14.

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Vice President, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Laura Carlson named University of Delaware provost

Author: Cidni Sanders

Laura Carlson, vice president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 12th provost at the University of Delaware, effective June 8.

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Doctoral students design new imaging device for non-invasive breast cancer detection

Author: Karla Cruise

The first prototypes of the NearWave Imager — a safe, non-invasive imaging device for breast cancer detection and monitoring — will be used in clinical settings at a local hospital this month. The device measures blood, lipids and water up to 3 centimeters deep in tissue and wirelessly transmits data to a mobile device or laptop.

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2022 Solarium Gallery Exhibition: Preview

Notre Dame MFA students shine in Solarium art and design exhibition

Author: The Graduate School

The light-filled Solarium space inside iconic Bond Hall once again transformed into an art and design gallery this February, showcasing some of the finest visual work of Notre Dame graduate students in the master of fine arts (MFA) programs in studio art and design.

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Karen Angeles, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (2013)

Notre Dame-founded National GEM Consortium advances graduate diversity in STEM

Author: The Graduate School

Karen Angeles, a child of Mexican immigrants, grew up watching her father, a self-employed mason, use the power of civil infrastructure to build a life for his family. Now a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame, Angeles credits her early exposure to his work with sparking her interest in structural engineering.

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Char Brecevic, Ph.D. student in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Program

Char Brecevic Wins 2021 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen 3MT® Competition

Author: Aaron Bell

Char Brecevic, a Ph.D. student from the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Program, won the 2021 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Wednesday, October 13th on the stage in Carey Auditorium in the Hesburgh Library. The Shaheen 3MT® is a competition open to all graduate students in which they explain their research in an accessible manner to an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike. The catch is that they are limited to one static slide to illustrate their work, and must finish in three minutes or less. Competitors present from a stage to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. …

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What is the key for data scientists? AT&T executives say it’s communication

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Becoming an effective data scientist requires more than just having skills in statistics, mathematics, and computer programming. It also involves good communication skills with a dose of ethics thrown in, executives from AT&T recently told two cohorts of University of Notre Dame data science master’s degree students.

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Gate Maker: Alumnus plays critical role in NASA’s effort to return to the Moon

Author: Andy Fuller

When Gene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt climbed into their lunar module nearly 50 years ago at the end of the Apollo 17 mission, it marked the end of an era. The Apollo 17 crew would splash down in the Pacific Ocean a few days later, marking the end of humanity’s presence on the Moon for the foreseeable future. A new age of space exploration was ushered in with the launch of the first space shuttle in 1981. The shuttle program had its own set of triumphs, notably the launch and subsequent repairs of the Hubble Space Telescope. But the pursuit of so-called deep space exploration via crewed missions — including a return to the Moon — did not seem imminent, replaced instead with a series of missions involving uncrewed probes in deep space and crewed missions closer to Earth.…

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