Student Spotlight: Seeing the world, one kick at a time

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.”

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2010 Graduate Student External Fellowship Awards

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.

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GLOBES Scholar Patrick Shirey wins ESA Award

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Patrick Shirey, 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) program, is one of three winners of the 2010 Graduate Student Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

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Student Spotlight on Hubert George: Engineering the Future by Harnessing a Blink

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.

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Student Spotlight: English Ph.D. Candidate Joseph Teller — Father, Husband and Scholar

Author: Mary Hendriksen

“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.”

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Three University of Notre Dame Graduate Students Selected for Prestigious Teaching Fellowship

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.

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Notre Dame Listed by Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal as a Top Institution for African American Students

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.

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Ph.D. in Literature Student on the Trail of Italian Dialect Poetry

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Students in the Ph.D. in Literature Program 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.

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John Rothlisberger, Biology Ph.D. Candidate, Works to Implement the $475-million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Author: Mary Hendriksen

John Rothlisberger, Notre Dame Ph.D. candidate in biology, is beginning a prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship, in which he will be applying research skills developed with Professor David Lodge to the critical problem of aquatic invasive species.

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Innovation Park Opens at Notre Dame and Provides a Boost to Research Endeavors

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.

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