*The Graduate School and the Hesburgh Libraries will host an Open House and Cookie Celebration for the renewed 10th Floor.* Stop by for cookies, refreshments, prizes, and more, on Monday, February 8th between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. Tour the floor, network with friends and colleagues, and offer your feedback on the 10th Floor renovation.
p(image-right). !http://al.nd.edu/assets/186436/phaup_with_bamboo_icon.jpg(Kevin Phaup)! Kevin Phaup, who is pursuing a master’s degree in industrial design, went to Nepal last summer to conduct research for his thesis project—designing stronger, safer, cost-effective temporary shelters for refugees and victims of natural disasters. While there, he worked with Hope for Nepal, an organization co-founded by Assistant Professor Ann-Marie Conrado, to construct temporary shelters, permanent homes, and schools after an April 2015 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people and displaced more than 3 million.
The Graduate School will host Three Minute Thesis (3MT) this spring, a competition showcasing graduate student research. Qualifying heats begin in late February and will culminate in a Final on March 16 (Wednesday) with a first prize of $1,000.