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Call for Nominations: Graduate School Commencement Awards

Author: Nora Kenney

Each year, the Graduate School presents several major awards at Notre Dame Commencement. These include the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award, the Director of Graduate Studies Award, the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award. Last year, the Graduate School also conferred the inaugural Notebaert Award.

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Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Author: Joanne Fahey

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

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Astrophysics graduate students witness first-ever detected neutron star collision

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Third-year physics graduate students Kaitlin Rasmussen and Devin Whitten were settling into their observation work in August on the 2.5-meter Irénée du Pont Telescope atop a rocky mountain in Las Campanas, Chile, scouring for a type of star enhanced by a set of reactions called the rapid-neutron capture process, or r-process. What they witnessed instead is being described as one of the most significant discoveries in astrophysics.

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Notre Dame Receives Grant from Council of Graduate Schools for PhD Career Pathways Study

Author: Aaron Bell & Nora Kenney

The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) for participation in the PhD Career Pathways Project. Supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Science Foundation (NSF…

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Harper Cancer Research Postdoc Receives Highly Competitive Career Development Award From NIH/NCI

Author: Valli Sarveswaran

Dr. Tyvette Hilliard, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Sharon Stack, Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute, has received a highly competitive 5-year K01 Research Career Development award from the NIH/NCI.

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Graduate School Degree Recipients Encouraged to Adopt ‘Newspaper Test’ of Personal and Professional Integrity

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Dick Notebaert – chairman emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees and retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications – told the University’s Graduate School degree recipients during Saturday’s (May 20) Commencement Ceremony that everyone needs a coach on the path to success, and he offered insights gained from two of his own mentors.

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Finalists Named in Arts and Letters Shaheen 3MT® Qualifying Round

Author: Aaron Bell

Left to right: Nicole Winsor, Mimi Ensley and Jillian Snyder, the college of Arts and Letters Shaheen 3MT® finalistsEnglish spoke the loudest at the College of Arts and Letters Three Minute Thesis qualifying round on Tuesday night. English Ph.D. candidates Nicole Winsor, Mimi Ensley, and Jillian Snyder will advance to compete against the finalists from the College of Science and College of Engineering on March 27 in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business. In addition to the 13 competitors, a strong showing of over 50 or so audience members watched the exciting competition.…

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Finalists Named in Hotly Contested Shaheen 3MT® Science Qualifying Round

Author: Aaron Bell

Left to right: Finalists Julia Beck, Elizabeth Loughran and Stefan FreedThe College of Science Shaheen 3MT competition began with a big bang on Monday in Jordan Hall of Science.Julia Beck (Biochemistry), Elizabeth Loughran (Integrated Biomedical Sciences), and Stefan Freed (Biological Sciences) took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the Shaheen 3MT®…

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