Ailbhe Darcy

Ailbhe Darcy's 'Insistence' Shortlisted for T.S. Eliot Prize

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Ailbhe Darcy’s new volume of poetry, Insistence, has been shortlisted for the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry.   Darcy, who received both her MFA in Creative Writing from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in English, with an Irish Studies graduate minor, now lives in Wales.  A poet, a critic, and a professor, she teaches contemporary Irish poetry and literature at Cardiff University.…

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Noted Scholar Jane McAuliffe to Deliver the Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Jane McAuliffe, a scholar of the Qur’an and early Islamic history, and director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, will deliver the Commencement Address on Saturday, May 16, at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.

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Notre Dame Graduate Students Win a Record Amount of Funding through External Grants and Fellowships

Author: Mary Hendriksen

In the past academic year, Notre Dame graduate students were awarded a record amount in fellowships and grants—$4.24 million—from organizations and entities around the world. The 2013-2014 cumulative award amount is $1.1 million more than the previous academic year and represents a 14% increase in the number of students applying for outside awards.

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Notre Dame Graduate School and Reilly Center Win NSF Grant to Study How to Best “Cultivate Cultures” for Ethical Leaders in STEM disciplines

Author: Mary Hendriksen

The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School and John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values have won a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $410,340 for a project that will study what training content and methods most successfully help STEM students become ethical leaders.

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Student Spotlight: Robert Lester, Economics, and Renato Ghini Bettiol, Mathematics, Offer Reflections on the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economics and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Mathematics and Computer Science

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Over the past four years, graduate students at the University of Notre Dame have been selected to participate in the prestigious Lindau Laureate Meetings —which provide a forum for Nobel Laureates to meet with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from around the world. The guiding principle of the meetings is to “Educate. Inspire. Connect.” The laureates fulfill that promise by interacting with their younger counterparts, who also use the meetings to learn from and network with each other—and so advance knowledge worldwide in their generation.

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Graduate student and postdoctoral scholar research showcased in University's Shamrock Series

Author: Mary Hendriksen

When the Graduate School and Notre Dame Research host their advisory council in Indianapolis at the University’s Shamrock Series, the University will hold a spotlight on graduate education and research on campus and throughout the state.

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Student Spotlight: Biochemist Doug Rice Reflects on the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Author: Mary Hendriksen

This past June at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 37 Nobel Laureates met 600 young scientists from around the world — including University of Notre Dame graduate student Douglas Rice — to share their knowledge, establish new contacts, and discuss such topics as global health, the latest findings in cancer or AIDS research, challenges in immunology, and future research approaches to medicine.

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Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore to deliver address at 2014 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

Author: Mary Hendriksen

The Graduate School’s 2014 Distinguished Alumna is Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Notre Dame in 1999. Dr. Rockquemore will deliver the address at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m., Compton Family Ice Arena.

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Eleven ND Graduate Students Win NSF GRFP Awards

Author: Mary Hendriksen

The National Science Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with eleven current Notre Dame students winning the prestigious award and another five earning honorable mention. This year’s number is up from last year’s nine awardees, which was previously the highest number ever received by Notre Dame students.…

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Student Spotlight: Estefan Ortiz, Computer Science and Engineering

Author: Mary Hendriksen

— Using smartphones to track eye movement and facial features… — A national ID program based on iris images… — Iris scans used to track children exiting a school bus… While these scenarios may seem like science fiction to some, they are actual feats of identification in our world today. All are possible thanks to advances in the field of biometrics — the field in which Notre Dame Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student Estefan Ortiz spends his days — and, frequently, his nights.

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