Shreejan Shrestha

MFA student Shreejan Shrestha selected for 'Global Grad Show' in Dubai

Author: Nora Kenney

This week, Notre Dame graduate student Shreejan Shrestha travels to Dubai to showcase his work in the Global Grad Show, taking place November 12-17, 2018. Organized in partnership with the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the Global Grad Show is Dubai Design Week’s signature event, featuring 150 innovative projects and inventions selected for their potential to improve conditions for a variety of communities. With participants traveling to the show from institutions like Harvard, MIT, and the Royal College of Art, Shrestha joins an international cohort of artists, designers, and engineers applying creativity and talent in the service of the common good. …

Read More about MFA student Shreejan Shrestha selected for 'Global Grad Show' in Dubai

Associate Dean John Lubker discusses leadership programming at the International Leadership Association's annual conference

Associate Dean Lubker Discusses LASER at International Leadership Conference

Author: Nora Kenney

The Graduate School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, John Lubker, presented last week at the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) 20thannual global conference in West Palm Beach. The conference was titled “Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace & Prosperity” and aimed to examine leadership in the context of social responsibility through various critical, theoretical, and practical lenses. …

Read More about Associate Dean Lubker Discusses LASER at International Leadership Conference

Associate Dean John Lubker joins LASER participants for a curling-themed team-building event

The Graduate School launches training program for Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER)

Author: Nora Kenney

This year, the Graduate School launched a new experiential training program focused on leadership skills and social responsibility. Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research, or LASER, is aimed at Notre Dame doctoral students in their 3rd or 4th years of study, and is intended to complement students’ individual research pursuits in their various fields. This year’s cohort consists of seventeen students completing individual LASER projects and hailing from each of the Graduate School’s four academic disciplines (engineering, humanities, social sciences, and science). …

Read More about The Graduate School launches training program for Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER)

Notre Dame's Global Gateway center in Rome

Notre Dame's Global Gateway in Rome Announces Second Annual Seminar for Graduate Students

Author: Nora Kenney

Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway program, facilitated through Notre Dame International, is announcing its second annual seminar in Rome for Notre Dame graduate students in the humanities who want to learn to work with Roman primary sources. Successful applicants to the program will receive up to $3500 to cover their expenses.…

Read More about Notre Dame's Global Gateway in Rome Announces Second Annual Seminar for Graduate Students

Dean Valerie Ashby shares steps for overcoming 'Impostor Syndrome'

Dean Valerie Ashby Delivers Lecture on 'Impostor Syndrome'

Author: Nora Kenney

Earlier in October, Valerie Sheares Ashby, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University, addressed a packed crowd in the Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business as the inaugural Kathleen Cannon, O.P. Distinguished Lecturer. Her topic was “impostor syndrome,” a psychological condition of self-doubt that afflicts high-achieving individuals, causing them to view their accomplishments as flukes and to fear they will be uncovered as frauds in their fields. Ashby shared how she overcame impostor syndrome through steps outlined by expert Valerie Young, and she urged the audience to adopt Young’s strategies. Without overcoming impostor syndrome, Ashby explained, students miss opportunities for leadership…

Read More about Dean Valerie Ashby Delivers Lecture on 'Impostor Syndrome'

New students pose on God Quad during Graduate Student Orientation

Dean Carlson Welcomes Incoming Class, Emphasizes Community

Author: Nora Kenney

With classes for the 2018-2019 academic year underway, Laura Carlson addressed this year’s incoming cohort of graduate students on August 13 as part of the two-day Graduate Orientation hosted by the Graduate School and the Division of Student Affairs.    In her remarks, Carlson, who is dean of the Graduate School, associate provost, vice president, and professor of psychology, emphasized Notre Dame’s commitment to fostering an environment of well-being for graduate students. …

Read More about Dean Carlson Welcomes Incoming Class, Emphasizes Community

Regan Jones

Regan Jones Receives Colonel Jack Stephens Citizenship Award

Author: Nora Kenney

Last week Major Regan Jones, the Program Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, received the Colonel Jack Stephens Citizenship Award. Named for a former Notre Dame athletic director and professor of military studies, the award is given annually to a distinguished member of the Michiana community by the Michiana Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).…

Read More about Regan Jones Receives Colonel Jack Stephens Citizenship Award

Jenna Davidson

Jenna Davidson Wins AAUW Fellowship

Author: Nora Kenney

Jenna Davidson recently won an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a group aiming to empower women and girls through research, scholarship, and community projects. A fifth-year doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences, Davidson’s work addresses vector epidemiology, striving to reduce mosquito-borne disease transmission by marshaling bionomics to inform intervention strategies.…

Read More about Jenna Davidson Wins AAUW Fellowship

Clay firefighters waive a patriotic Notre Dame flag at

“Storm the Stadium” Raises Money for Notre Dame Students Connected to U.S. Military

Author: Nora Kenney

This past July 4th, South Bend and the University of Notre Dame celebrated Independence Day in an exciting new way: by embracing physical fitness and raising money for a patriotic cause. The first annual “Storm the Stadium” fundraiser invited community members to stair-climb in the historic Notre Dame stadium—either the lower bowl (1,778 steps), or both the lower and upper bowls (3,418 steps)—for $40 or less. Other options included walking a loop around the upper deck (700 paces) or enjoying the family fun zone on the field. …

Read More about “Storm the Stadium” Raises Money for Notre Dame Students Connected to U.S. Military

Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of Oxford and recipient of an honorary degree at Notre Dame's 2018 Commencement

Oxford vice-chancellor Louise Richardson to speak at Graduate School Commencement

Author: Nora Kenney

The Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena. During the ceremony, the University will confer 286 doctoral degrees and 500 master’s degrees, as well as present several awards to distinguished members of the Graduate School community.

Read More about Oxford vice-chancellor Louise Richardson to speak at Graduate School Commencement

Call for Nominations: Graduate School Commencement Awards

Author: Nora Kenney

Each year, the Graduate School presents several major awards at Notre Dame Commencement. These include the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award, the Director of Graduate Studies Award, the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award. Last year, the Graduate School also conferred the inaugural Notebaert Award.

Read More about Call for Nominations: Graduate School Commencement Awards