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. …

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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).…

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“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. …

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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.…

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Louise Richardson to Address 2018 Graduate School Commencement, Awards Conferral

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.

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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.

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