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Alumnus Charles Leavitt Accepts Position at University of Reading

Author: Carrie Gates

Charles Leavitt, who received his Ph.D. in literature from Notre Dame in 2010, has accepted a position at the University of Reading as a lecturer in Italian studies—equivalent to assistant professor in the American university system. Located in Reading, England, the school is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

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Notre Dame establishes Office of Postdoctoral Scholars

Author: Kevin Zeise

To ensure that postdoctoral scholars in the early stages of their careers receive necessary resources, training, mentoring and comprehensive professional development support, the University of Notre Dame is forming an Office of Postdoctoral Scholars. The newly formed office will be administered through the Graduate School and is slated to open July 1.

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47 Graduate Instructors Receive 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Awards

Author: Joanna Sherbun

The 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, which is given annually by the Notre Dame Graduate School and the Notre Dame Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, honors graduate student instructors and teaching assistants whose teaching demonstrates excellence in the classroom or laboratory.

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Genetic analysis saves major apple-producing region of Washington state

Author: Arnie Phifer

Working in Jeffrey Feder’s laboratory, graduate student Gilbert St. Jean was part of a team tasked with using a revolutionary method of identifying larval specimens of fruit flies affecting Washington apple crops by using genetic analysis, saving the region thousands of dollars in monitoring, inspection and control costs.

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Notre Dame to be part of $194-million university research center network focused on next-generation microelectronics

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead one of six new university microelectronics research centers that will share $194 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the continued growth and leadership of the U.S. semiconductor industry.

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Graduate student Matthew Cooper selected to serve on IGERT advisory board

Author: Stephanie Healey

Matthew Cooper, a graduate student in the Global Linkages of Biology, Environment and Society (GLOBES) program, was recently nominated for a one-year term on the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program’s trainee advisory board. He will serve as a mentor to new trainees who will be competing in the IGERT program’s annual video and poster competition.

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