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.
Nine Notre Dame Graduate students were named winners of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, equaling the total number of winners from Notre Dame over the last seven years combined.
Master’s and Ph.D. students have the opportunity to meet with employers from more than 25 organizations from around the world through a Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
More than 450 incoming graduate students will descend on the Jordan Hall of Science on Friday for the Graduate School Orientation from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Dr. Christine Maziar, the Vice President and Senior Associate Provost at the University of Notre Dame, will add to her responsibilities the title of Acting Dean of the Graduate School on Wednesday, August 1. She takes over for outgoing dean Gregory E. Sterling, who left the University to become the Dean of the Yale Divinity School.
The Graduate School has established a new Academic Code that will apply to all students, effective the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. The Code outlines the policies and procedures that govern the academic career of graduate students, establishing guidelines, policies and procedures that both students and the academic programs must adhere to.
On April 24, 2012, the Graduate School and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning recognized 50 students from all four divisions with the presentation of the 2011-12 Graduate School/Kaneb Center Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Awards.
Dr. James VanderKam and Dr. John Van Engen have been selected as co-recipients of the James A. Burns Award, with Dr. Brian Baker being selected as the recipient of the Director of Graduate Studies Award. Additionally, Ms. Tracy Cabello was named the recipient of the Graduate Administrative Assistant Award.
The Notre Dame Graduate School is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards, the highest honors bestowed on Notre Dame graduate students.
Christopher B. Roberts, department chair and the George E. and Dorothy Stafford Uthlaut Professor of Chemical Engineering in Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been named dean of the college effective July 1, 2012. Roberts earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Notre Dame in 1994 and a master’s in the same program two years earlier.
Over spring break, the 11 members of the Notre Dame graduate seminar on the transmission of the classical text traveled to Milan, Italy, inspecting and reading manuscripts from the fifth century through the 15th century A.D.
The symposium, hosted by the Graduate Student Union and supported by the Graduate School and the Colleges of Engineering, Science and Arts and Letters, showcases the accomplishments of the Graduate School’s four divisions in Engineering, Humanities, Science and Social Science.
A new graduate program designed to fill the need for registered patent agents will admit its first class this fall after gaining approval in late January. The one-year program, a Master of Science in Patent Law, will train students with a science or engineering background with the additional skills necessary to pass the Patent Bar exam.
Jean-Baptiste Thibault, who received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, was one of seven General Electric scientists and engineers to be named a recipient of the Edison Pioneer Award in 2011.
Funds are provided through three different endowments to allow graduate students to travel around the world for conferences, workshops, research and many other opportunities.
Three GLOBES (Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment and Society) students have launched a new website, www.invasivores.org, that hosts a collection of recipes for cooking with invasive species. Their website has received attention in recent months, including a recent mention in the Forbes Magazine blog, “Eat Your Weeds.”