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Notre Dame recognized as a preeminent research university, selected to join Association of American Universities (AAU)

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has been selected for inclusion in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today.

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Janeala Morsby '23 Ph.D.

Alumna Janeala Morsby receives 2023 Governor-General’s Achievement Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Janeala Morsby '23 Ph.D. Janeala Morsby (Ph.D. ’23) has been selected to receive a 2023 Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA). This award, one of the most prestigious given by the Jamaican government, recognizes exceptional Jamaicans who have demonstrated excellence in both professional endeavors and service to the community. Janeala was chosen from a pool of 700 nominees, which was a record-breaking number of nominations.…

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Abigail Jorgensen, Ph.D. candidate (Sociology)

Sociology doctoral graduate Abigail Jorgensen: Fulfilling her purpose with hands, heart, and mind

Author: Carrie Gates Jantzen

In her dissertation research, Abigail Jorgensen found that many women associate motherhood with struggle. It’s something she can relate to. While pursuing her doctoral degree in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology — studying women’s transition to motherhood and how it shapes their identities and political views — she brought home her newborn in the midst of the pandemic. Then, five months later, she contracted COVID-19 in November 2020.

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Karen Angeles, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (2013)

Blazing a family trail: First-generation student Karen Angeles earns doctoral degree in engineering

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

Not a single member of Karen Angeles’ extended family in southern California had ever attended college. It just didn’t seem like a realistic possibility because it had never been done before. But Angeles didn’t stop at college—she continued onward to Notre Dame to get a doctoral degree in structural engineering and graduated on May 20.

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The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society Announces its 2023-2025 Lucy Graduate Scholars

Author: Liu, Katie

The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society is delighted to announce the second cohort Lucy Graduate Scholars. These ten Ph.D. students represent seven different departments and programs across campus. Lucy Graduate Scholars will work with the 2022-2024 Scholars cohort…

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John McGreevy: 2023 Graduate School Commencement address

Author: Sue Lister

Thank you Dean Fuja. Fr. President Jenkins, members of the Board of Trustees and the President’s Leadership Council, Deans of our colleges and schools, family and friends who have come from near and far to be present for this joyous occasion and most of all, members of the Graduate School class of 2023. Welcome. Let us give the graduates a loud, extended round of applause; it is the first of many rounds of applause they will hear this weekend and they deserve each and every one of them.…

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John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame, delivered the keynote address during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday (May 20) at Notre Dame Stadium.

Graduate School degree recipients praised for ‘grit,’ reminded ‘your research matters’

Author: Erin Blasko

John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame, delivered the keynote address during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday (May 20) at Notre Dame Stadium, reminding members of the class of 2023 of the Graduate School’s motto: “Your research matters.”

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.: 2023 Graduate School Commencement charge and benediction

Author: Sue Lister

Well, graduates, we are delighted to have you here and award you these degrees. After years of hard work and perseverance you did it. Today is your day as these cheers attest. But, while these accomplishments are truly your own, you know you did not do it all on your own. You may have done the studying, but your families and loved ones did the sweating and stressing along with you. They cheered your successes and cheered you up with your setbacks. Many of them are sitting behind you today, and they have been behind you every step of the way to reach this milestone. So, to you mothers and fathers, siblings and spouses, friends and relatives: Thank you and congratulations. This day also belongs to you as well. And graduates, let’s stand, turn and applaud those who have supported you to get to this day.…

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Haleemah Ahmad and Oneile Baitloti will graduate in May 2023 from the Master of Global Affairs program.

Keough School announces two graduate students as recipients of the annual Hesburgh Global Fellowship

Author: Kate Chester

For the first time ever, two graduate students have been tapped by the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame to receive the prestigious annual Hesburgh Global Fellowship simultaneously.

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ESTEEM alumnus Andrew Wiand ’11, ’12 M.S., is currently the executive director  and director of operations for enFocus, Inc.

ESTEEM alumnus Andrew Wiand ’11, ’12 M.S.: Shaping the next generation of leaders

Author: Andrew McGuinness '24

Many more talented people will make their way to South Bend and Notre Dame over the years to come. Not all will stay, of course. But the work being done by Wiand and enFocus aims to ensure that talent will continue to make both places thrive.

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Camden Hoover, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences

Biology graduate student and postdoc earn prestigious fellowships to study glial cells

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

A graduate student and a postdoctoral researcher each received prestigious fellowships from the National Institutes of Health for work they are doing to investigate the roles of glial cells during the development of the nervous system.

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2023-2024 cohort of NDIAS Distinguished Graduate Fellows

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study announces its 2023–2024 class of Distinguished Graduate Fellows

Author: Kristian Olsen

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has selected five Notre Dame Ph.D. students for its Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program. After a competitive application and interview process, these students were selected on the basis of their research profile, commitment to interdisciplinary engagement and community participation, and fit with the NDIAS research theme for the 2023–2024 academic term, "The Long Run".…

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Emmanuel Cannady '22 Ph.D.

Emmanuel Cannady '22 Ph.D. wins "Best Dissertation" award

Author: Sociology Department

Former Notre Dame Sociology graduate student Emmanuel Cannady '22 Ph.D. has received the “Best Dissertation Award” from the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) section devoted to study of Collective Behavior and Social Movements.  All dissertations defended in 2022 were eligible for the award.  The title of his dissertation is Black Lives Matter University: How Activist Knowledge Affects Organizational Sustainability…

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Elischia Fludd, second-year MGA student.

GLOBE graduate student Elischia Fludd publishes policy brief on Indiana coal ash groundwater contamination

Author: Elischia Fludd

Elischia Fludd, a GLOBES and master of global affairs graduate student majoring in sustainable development, conducted research on the impact of coal ash waste on groundwater in Indiana. 

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Master's students in the data science program's immersion weekend, January 2023.

MS in Data Science immersion tackles uses of data in healthcare

Author: Caroline Crawford

Recently, an immersion weekend through the University of Notre Dame’s Online MS in Data Science program offered students the chance to delve into the topic. In January, they put their data science knowledge into practice by learning from experts in their field about the application of data science in healthcare and medicine during the in-person immersion weekend in North Carolina.

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Paola Uparela Reyes '19 Ph.D.

Alumna Paola Uparela '19 Ph.D. receives two article awards

Author: Maurcia Marschke

ND alumna Paola Uparela Reyes '19 Ph.D. has recently been the recipient of two article awards: 2023 José María Arguedas Essay Award for the essay:‘Multiplicarse ha la tierra de gente y de fruto’: Gender and Re-production in Las Casas’s and Guaman Poma’s Biopolitical Projects (1516, 1615) by LASA (Latin American Studies Association) - Peru Section.  …

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Graduate School Awards

Graduate School honors 2023 alumni, faculty, and student award winners

Author: Eric Heath

The Graduate School is pleased to announce its annual award winners for the 2022–2023 academic year. These awards include: the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award; the James A. Burns, C.S.C, Awards; the Dick and Peggy Notebaert Award; the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards; and the Social Justice Award. The award winners will be formally recognized for their achievements at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony to be held at Notre Dame Stadium on May 20.

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John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost and Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

Provost John McGreevy to deliver Graduate School Commencement address

Author: Erin Blasko

John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost and Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the keynote address during the Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony.

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Graduate students benefit from ISLA support of thirteen projects examining “The Connected World”

Author: Josh Tychonievich

In August 2022, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) invited proposals on the theme of “The Connected World.” Inspired by Notre Dame’s mission to be a powerful force for good in the world, ISLA aimed to foster deep analysis of the interconnectedness of social, cultural, political, and economic life around the globe. Over the past academic year, the Institute awarded thirteen Annual Research Theme grants to faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Letters. With ISLA support, scholars in Africana studies, art, art history, and design, English, history, political science, psychology, and Romance languages and literatures are studying such diverse places as Brazil, Canada,…

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Theology professor Jean Porter, inaugural Graduate Student Mentorship Award winner, takes positive, personal approach to transforming students into scholars

Author: Marilyn Odendahl

Jean Porter finds it difficult to describe her approach to mentoring graduate students, because it changes with each and every one. As a mentor, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology has been described as providing candid and clarifying advice while also offering patience, support, and generosity. She has guided and encouraged 28 doctoral students as they finished their dissertations, then written recommendation letters for them and given further advice as they launched their own careers.  “It’s just about forming a personal relationship with the student,” Porter said. “In my experience, there’s no substitute for that.” In recognition of the time and attention she has dedicated to her students, helping them grow intellectually and find their scholarly voices, Porter has been selected as the inaugural winner of the College of Arts & Letters Graduate Student Mentorship Award.

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New NSF REU site at Notre Dame offers summer 2023 opportunities in soft materials research

Author: NDnano Staff

The NSF-funded Soft Materials for Applications in Sustainability and Healthcare Engineering (SMASH Engineering) REU site at the University of Notre Dame will provide an immersive, full-time research experience for undergraduate students beginning the summer of 2023.

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Alyssa La Bella, Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow and second-year doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Graduate student's research contributes to discovery of mechanisms that may cause catheter-associated fungal infections

Author: DeSantis, Dana

A team of Notre Dame scientists, including graduate student and Schmitt Fellow Alyssa La Bella, have discovered the mechanisms by which the fungal pathogen Candida albicans may form infections on urinary catheters.

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Michael Hildreth, professor of physics and astronomy, vice president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School, effective July 1.

Physicist Michael Hildreth appointed vice president, associate provost and dean of Notre Dame’s Graduate School

Author: Dennis Brown

Michael Hildreth, professor of physics and astronomy and senior associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed vice president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School effective July 1.

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Georgina Curto Rex, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the ND Technology Ethics Center.

Tech Ethics Center postdoc named visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Kavli Center

Author: Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center

Georgina Curto Rex, a postdoctoral fellow at the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC) who specializes in applied AI, has been appointed as a visiting scholar at the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public at the University of California, Berkeley.

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