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Former Director of NSF Rita Colwell to deliver the Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: Evan Bryson

Rita Colwell, a molecular microbiologist whose research focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health, will deliver the Commencement Address on Saturday, May 14, at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.

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Graduate student Erica Gonzales contributes to rare brown dwarf discovery

Author: Gene Stowe

Erica Gonzales, a graduate student in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, was conducting her first telescope observations in California in October 2014 when she helped to discover and photograph a rare brown dwarf– an object with mass in between that of stars and planets. Working with her advisor, Prof. Justin R. Crepp, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, Gonzales was able to identify HD 4747 B as an important benchmark for studying objects somewhat smaller than stars. 

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