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.
Thomas Quinn, MD (B.S. Notre Dame 1969, MSc Notre Dame 1970), professor and director, Johns Hopkins’ Center for Global Health, has been named the Graduate School's 2012 "Distinguished Alumnus":http://graduateschool.nd.edu/about-the-graduate-school/gs-awards/distinguished-alumnus/ and "Commencement speaker":http://graduateschool.nd.edu/resources-for-current-students/graduation/ for 2012.
Over spring break, the 11 members of the Notre Dame graduate seminar on the transmission of the classical text traveled to Milan, Italy, inspecting and reading manuscripts from the fifth century through the 15th century A.D.