In July 2012, scholar, conductor and interdisciplinary artist Carmen-Helena Tellez will join the University of Notre Dame as a professor in the Department of Music and in the Master of Sacred Music program in the Department of Theology.
An ethics initiative was passed in 2010 to integrate ethics training into the core curriculum for all graduate students at Notre Dame. One component of that initiative, the workshop will feature small-group sessions and a keynote address from Alasdair MacIntyre, one of the world’s leading authorities on ethics.
Notre Dame Signs Historic Agreement For Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
Notre Dame and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) have entered into a unique agreement – the first of its kind at Notre Dame – to provide a dual degree to students in the Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences fields.
Olukunle Owolabi studies the differences in development and governance between countries with a history of plantation slavery and those with a history of colonial occupation.
Lauren Rich, a Ph.D. candidate in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has been awarded a 2011–12 American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her research on food in early 20th century British and colonial fiction.
Recent graduate Sean Walsh was awarded the Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowship, the highest award in the field of logic.
Anne Peterson is examining the metaphysical properties of organisms and the philosophy of Aristotle.
Funds are provided through three different endowments to allow graduate students to travel around the world for conferences, workshops, research and many other opportunities.
Andrew Paluch earned undergraduate degrees in both chemical engineering and mathematics from SUNY University at Buffalo, where he was a Goldwater Scholar.
Three doctoral students in Notre Dame’s Department of History have been named 2011 Fulbright Scholars. Max Deardorff, Nathan Gerth, and John Moscatiello will use their Fulbright funding in Russia and Spain to support research that spans education policy, government bureaucracy, and religion.
Alejandro Montecinos studies the microeconomics of growth and income inequality.
A linguist and art historian, Brandon studies medieval Italy and the history of cultural exchange between Byzantium and the Latin West through the objects these societies produced.
Katherine Ward, the recipient of an American Heart Association fellowship, studies an enzyme that is a hallmark of inflammation.
Renato’s main research interests are related to global analysis and differential geometry, particularly applications of analysis techniques to study the geometry and topology of Riemannian and semi-Riemannian manifolds.
Sarah studies model theory, with a special focus on VC-minimality.
Lauren Rich’s research focuses on the complex relationship between food, community and literature.
Bernadette’s research interests are in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, with a particular focus on the shape of pure O-sequences.
Three GLOBES (Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment and Society) students have launched a new website, www.invasivores.org, that hosts a collection of recipes for cooking with invasive species. Their website has received attention in recent months, including a recent mention in the Forbes Magazine blog, “Eat Your Weeds.”
Robert Lester investigates how the structure of production adapts to the dynamics of the economic environment.
The focus of Michelle Blum’s research is the development, characterization, and simulation of a low-friction synthetic biomaterial for use as an articular cartilage substitute.
Michael Giordano investigates the wear properties of three-dimensionally woven fabrics for use as a novel orthopedic device.
Matthew Prygoski is working to develop and analyze a new method for bone-fracture fixation.
Patricia Snell Herzog studies the ways in which different communities and institutional contexts create, perpetuate, or seek to change the transmission of poverty and inequality from one generation to the next.
The research interests of political theory student Ashleen Kelly include the civic republican tradition and the intersection between theology and political philosophy.
Deacon Jim Stokes, an attorney admitted to practice law in Florida and California, was ordained a Roman Catholic deacon in August 2008. “I had the benefit of some excellent professors as I was formed for ministry at the seminaries in South Florida,” Deacon Jim says, “however, it left me hungering for more.”
Three Ph.D. candidates in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology have recently been awarded prestigious fellowships from organizations such as the American Academy in Rome, Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Dolores Zorhab Liebmann Foundation, and the Louisville Institute.
A new graduate minor in screen cultures hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, offers participants a background in theory, methods for approaching film study, and ideas for integrating film, television, and new media into their teaching and scholarship.
Susan Blackwell Ramsey, MFA Creative Writing 2008, is the winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry for 2011 for her manuscript, A Mind Like This.
Physics Graduate Student Katherine Rueff Selected for Inaugural Joint Brazil-U.S. Physics Workshop: Exploring the Nature of the Evolving Universe
Katherine Rueff has been selected as one of 11 United States students to participate in the first Brazil-U.S. Physics Student Visitation Program funded by the American Physical Society.
A record number of six students in the Graduate School have earned coveted grants in the 2011 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition. The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and provides nearly 1,500 U.S. students the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad for one year.