The Graduate School will host an information session on the Fulbright Program for graduate students and their faculty advisers: Thursday, September 2, 4:30-5:30 pm, 202 McKenna Hall
All graduate students new to the University should plan to attend Graduate School Orientation on Friday, August 20, Jordan Hall of Science, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The work of Joshua Cameron, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 2007, has established Notre Dame as the world leader in turbomachinery research.
Dean Gregory E. Sterling has announced the winners of the University of Notre Dame 2010 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards.
Gwendolyn Oxenham, 2006 M.F.A. graduate in Creative Writing, co-directed a critically acclaimed documentary on soccer played the world over. As the film's website describes it: "From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play."
Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of the Graduate School, announced today that Notre Dame doctoral students were awarded external fellowships during the course of the 2010 awards season totaling over $1.5 million. Many other students received recognition as finalists for various prestigious national awards. Still others received internal fellowships to support their research, travel, or conference attendance.
Notre Dame's Department of Theology attracts the very best students in the world. One is Michael Cover, whose academic pedigree includes degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and Yale—and who is also a newly ordained Episcopal priest.
_Event canceled. See main story for details._ The Summer Session Office and the Office of the Registrar will host the 2nd annual "Notre Dame Akai 5K Run/Walk":http://www.nd.edu/~sumsess/Akai_5K_Run_2010.htm on July 15 at 6 p.m. The event will benefit a graduate student scholarship fund set up in memory of "Dr. Terry Akai":http://graduateschool.nd.edu/news/11051, former associate dean of the Graduate School.
p(image-right). !/assets/25342/ipad_thumbnail.png(Win an iPad! Contest open to current and graduating Graduate School students)! Graduate School students -- share your ND graduate experience for a chance to win an iPad or one of three $50 gift cards through this summer's "Graduate School Story Contest":http://graduateschool.nd.edu/contest. The contest is open to current students and 2010 graduates of Graduate School programs. Written, presentation, video, art, photo, and audio entries are welcome.
The top graduating doctoral degree recipients in the humanities, social sciences, science, and engineering received awards during the Graduate School's 2010 Commencement weekend.
The winners of the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus and James A. Burns, C.S.C. Awards, Robert Boguslaski and Alvin Plantinga, were honored at Commencement festivities.
p(image-right). !/assets/23958/cos_sm_logo.gif(COS)! All Notre Dame graduate students—in Engineering, Humanities, Science, and the Social Sciences—are urged to set up a COS profile to gain access to thousands of funding opportunities.
From gang “homie” to evangelical “hermano”: Recent Sociology Ph.D. recipient Robert Brenneman studies religious conversion, identity transformation, and the state of religion in Latin America
Ten Notre Dame graduate students enrolled in a seminar on the editing of Latin texts traveled to Vienna, Austria over the University’s spring break to study medieval manuscripts and to meet with colleagues in several Austrian libraries and institutes for advanced study.
p(image-right). !/assets/22587/patrick_shirey_thumbnail.jpg(Patrick Shirey, GLOBES program Ph)! "Patrick Shirey":http://science.nd.edu/research/profiles/shirey.htm, a third-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences and a fellow in Notre Dame’s interdisciplinary Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society ("GLOBES":http://globes.nd.edu) program, is one of three winners of the 2010 Graduate Student Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
Living through a disaster on the scale of Hurricane Katrina influenced the kind of psychology Raé Lundy chose to study and what she hopes to accomplish eventually in practice.
As a fourth-year doctoral student and Ph.D. candidate, Hubert George is an integral member of a research team developing nanotechnologies that may have important — even revolutionary — applications both in computer engineering and the medical imaging field.
"I sincerely believe in the difference the Notre Dame family can make, what a blessing the love and generosity of its members has been to me, my family, and to many other young men and women yearning for a place that both challenges their intellects and embraces them as whole persons."
Megan McCullough, now a second- year Notre Dame civil engineering graduate student, counts her visit to Thailand after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as a turning point in her life.
p(image-right). !/assets/21527/ftt_clapper_thumbnail.jpg(Screen Captures: The Minor)! The University’s "Department of Film, Television, and Theatre":http://ftt.nd.edu/major (FTT) will launch a new graduate minor in screen cultures beginning in Fall 2010. The minor—a non-degree, credit-bearing course of study—was approved at the Graduate Council meeting of January 25, 2010.
p(image-right). !/assets/20981/kaneb_thumbnail.jpg(Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning)! Each year, the Kaneb Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program provides up to four advanced graduate students from the College of Arts and Letters with a mentored experience of research and teaching at a prominent liberal arts college or research university. This year, Maria Arenillas, Courtney Luckhardt, and John Hess are being hosted by the University of California-Davis, University of Glasgow, and Harvard University, respectively.
On January 22, the Graduate Student Union hosted Notre Dame’s second Graduate Research Symposium in the Jordan Hall of Science.
Associate Dean Laura Carlson announces new professional development webpages, databases, and calendaring options.
Notre Dame Listed by Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal as a Top Institution for African American Students
p(image-left). !/assets/19995/black_eoe_journal.jpg(Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal)! For the second year in a row, the Fall 2009 issue of the _Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal_ has listed the University of Notre Dame as one of the top colleges and universities for African Americans.
Students in the "Ph.D. in Literature Program":http://phdliterature.nd.edu at Notre Dame approach their work from transnational, transdisciplinary, and theoretical perspectives, completing an innovative course of study that requires proficiency in multiple languages. For Damiano Benvegnù, one of those languages is Italian, although his recent research illustrates how it could easily count for two.
John Rothlisberger, Biology Ph.D. Candidate, Works to Implement the $475-million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
John Rothlisberger, Notre Dame Ph.D. candidate in "biology":http://biology.nd.edu, is beginning a prestigious "Presidential Management Fellowship,":https://www.pmf.opm.gov/HProgramOverview.aspx in which he will be applying research skills developed with Professor David Lodge to the critical problem of aquatic invasive species.
Twelve University of Notre Dame "GLOBES":http://globes.nd.edu/ fellows traveled to Washington, D.C., during their fall break for a hands-on lesson in communicating research to non-scientific audiences.
p(image-right). !/assets/17233/innovation_park_rel.jpg(innovation_park_small)! Innovation Park opened this fall at Notre Dame. It will provide a huge boost to research endeavors at the University by becoming home to a variety of start-up businesses, including ventures with expected commercial applications from core University research areas.
p(image-right). !/assets/12027/randel_home.jpg(randel_home.jpg)! Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Don Michael Randel told 2009 University of Notre Dame master’s and doctoral degree recipients during his commencement address on Saturday, May 16th, that they are part of the deep intellectual infrastructure of the nation and that they must also be its guardians.