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.
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.
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.
With the critical November elections now upon us, the work of political theorist James Fetter, Ph.D., couldn’t be more timely. Fetter, who earned his Ph.D. from Notre Dame in Political Science in 2012, studies and writes about the virtues of political leadership.
Graduate students in Notre Dame's Department of History are making invaluable connections with German and Russian scholars as part of a graduate-student workshop now in its third year.
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.
A poem by University of Notre Dame English doctoral candidate Ailbhe Darcy is this week’s "Poem of the Week":http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/24/poem-week-silt-whisper-ailbhe-darcy in _The Guardian_.
Graduate students enjoyed a performance of the six-man acoustic band MOUNTAIN HEART on Thursday, September 20 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, along with a reception on the terrace following the performance.
Enrique Blair, also known as Erik, is a Ph.D. student in the Department of "Electrical Engineering":http://engineering.nd.edu/departments/ee/graduate.
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.…
Brian M. Baker, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is the Graduate School’s new associate dean of academic programs. He succeeds Prof. Edward Maginn, now chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Two hundred graduate students and their guests gathered at Legends on Saturday to watch the broadcast of the Notre Dame football team's season-opening 50-10 victory over Navy.
John T. Fitzgerald will join the University of Notre Dame’s "Department of Theology":http://theology.nd.edu this fall, saying getting to work with doctoral students at what he considers one of the premier programs in the world was a “compelling” opportunity.
More than 450 incoming graduate students will descend on the Jordan Hall of Science on Friday for the Graduate School Orientation from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
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.
Notre Dame Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering graduate student Lionel Pittman is back on campus after traveling to Mannheim, Germany, for the Open European Championship LEGO Robotics tournament.
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.
p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/73080/08to11eye200.jpg(Iris biometrics image 2008-2011)! Since the early days of iris recognition technologies, it has been assumed that the iris was a “stable” biometric over a person’s lifetime -- “one enrollment for life.” However, new findings by University of Notre Dame researchers indicate that iris biometric enrollment is susceptible to an aging process that causes recognition performance to degrade slowly over time.
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.
Physics graduate student Catherine Rastovski will participate in the "Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings":http://www.lindau-nobel.org/2012_62nd_Lindau_Meeting.AxCMS in Lindau, Germany from July 1 through July 6.
p(image-left). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/12586/kamat_p_rel.jpg(Prashant Kamat)! Many organic contaminants in the air and in drinking water need to be detected at very low-level concentrations. Research published by the laboratory of "Prashant V. Kamat":http://www.nd.edu/~pkamat/, the John A. Zahm Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame, could be beneficial in detecting those contaminants.
Notre Dame researcher’s paper examines the biology and clinical application of tumor-derived microvesicles
p(image-right). !http://newsinfo.nd.edu/assets/71285/june_15_gad_200.jpg("Genes and Development," June 15, 2012)! A new paper by "Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey":http://newsinfo.nd.edu/for-the-media/nd-experts/faculty/crislyn-d-souza-schorey/, professor of "biological sciences":http://biology.nd.edu/ at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the biology of tumor-derived microvesicles and their clinical application as circulating biomarkers. Microvesicles are membrane-bound sacs released by tumor cells and can be detected in the body fluids of cancer patients.
"Olivia Remie Constable":http://history.nd.edu/faculty/directory/olivia-remie-constable/, a professor in the "Department of History":http://history.nd.edu/ at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a fellowship from the "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation":http://www.gf.org/ for her book project "Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval Spain."
One of the fortunate few who have a passion and talent for both science and language, Notre Dame geological sciences doctoral candidate Jessica Morrison is quickly making her mark in the world of science journalism.
Hidalgo, a physicist teaching and researching at MIT, focuses some of his most exciting work in network theory on the important theme of human development.
On April 24, 2012, the Graduate School and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning recognized 50 students from all four divisions with the presentation of the 2011-12 Graduate School/Kaneb Center Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Awards.
The University of Notre Dame’s "Graduate School":http://graduateschool.nd.edu recognized 389 master’s and 209 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 19) in the Compton Family Ice Arena.
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.
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.
The Notre Dame Graduate School is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards, the highest honors bestowed on Notre Dame graduate students.