Every week, graduate students in sociology have the opportunity to come together to discuss with faculty and each other their research and current issues in the field. These “training” seminars keep students focused on their projects and allow them to set weekly goals for themselves as they manage the many demands on their time.
Fifth-year physics graduate student Hyunju Kim of Daegu, Korea, produced the key elements for a mathematical physics paper that was selected as a “Fast Track Communication” of the _Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General_.
p(image-right). !/assets/15211/tokyo_string_quartet_tn.jpg(Tokyo String Quartet)! Over 300 graduate students attended a performance of the "Tokyo String Quartet":http://performingarts.nd.edu/index.php?page=detail&event=970, courtesy of Dean Gregory E. Sterling and the Graduate School.
Associate Dean Edward J. Maginn Receives Inaugural American Institute of Chemical Engineers CoMSEF Award
p(image-right). !/assets/15074/ed_maginn_thumbnail.jpg(Ed Maginn)! Graduate School Associate Dean Edward J. Maginn, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the inaugural American Institute of Chemical Engineers CoMSEF (Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum) award for outstanding research.
National Science Foundation (NSF) representative Dr. Thomas Juliano will visit Notre Dame on Sept 29th to give a presentation on the Graduate Research Fellowship program. The presentation, titled “Creating a Competitive Application for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship,” will be at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in Room 100 of McKenna Hall.
Established in 1946 by the United States Congress to facilitate cultural exchanges, the "Fulbright Program":http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html is a unique opportunity for graduate students to pursue an individually designed study/research project abroad.
Now beginning its third year, the Notre Dame Extended Research Community, "NDeRC":http://erc.nd.edu/, is a remarkable collaboration between Notre Dame professors and graduate students, and South Bend-area teachers and students. All members of this partnership are beneficiaries.
p(image-right). !/assets/4610/greg_sterling_thumbnail.jpg(Dean Greg Sterling)! Gregory E. Sterling, dean of the Graduate School, has announced three new appointments in the Graduate School—all in furtherance of a restructuring plan designed to revitalize and elevate the Graduate School and its programs.
Rebecca Guhin and Joseph Kolar, both entering master of divinity students at the University of Notre Dame, have been recognized as young leaders who demonstrate exceptional gifts for ministry by the "Fund for Theological Education":http://www.thefund.org (FTE).
p(image-default). !/assets/10444/terry_akai_thumbnail.jpg(Terry Akai)! The Summer Session Office and the Office of the Registrar will host the inaugural "Notre Dame Akai 5K Run/Walk":http://www.nd.edu/~sumsess/Akai_5K_Run_2009.htm on July 16 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-terrence-akai-of-nd-graduate-school-dies, former associate dean of the Graduate School, who passed away in February.
Jody Nicholson, a graduate student in developmental psychology, is completing her dissertation on a project called “Get the Lead Out,” a University of Notre Dame Center for Children and Families community-based research project that aims to test the effectiveness of various interventions on 84 local families whose young children have subclinical lead exposure.
p(image-right). !/assets/12972/michael_good_thumbnail.jpg(Michael T. Good)! University of Notre Dame alumnus Michael T. Good, an Air Force colonel, was a member of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS-125 crew that successfully repaired and upgraded the Hubble telescope last month. The flight was Good’s first shuttle mission. He took a Notre Dame pennant with him into space.
Hannah Zdansky, who just completed her first year in Notre Dame’s "Ph.D. in Literature Program":http://phdliterature.nd.edu/, has won a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship—one of 40 awarded nationwide thus far out of more than 700 applications. The fellowship will pay her tuition, fees, and a living stipend for the next four years.
Andrew Forbes (Ph.D. Biological Sciences 2008): Dissertation Research Published in Science, Noted in New York Times
Andrew Forbes, who received his Ph.D. in biology from Notre Dame in August 2008, is the first author on a recent publication based on his doctoral dissertation research in the journal _Science_, one of the premier science journals in the world.
p(image-right). !/assets/12259/diaz_roemer_merge.jpg(Miguel Diaz and Timothy Roemer)! Notre Dame alumni Miguel H. Diaz and Timothy J. Roemer are among a dozen ambassadorial nominees announced by the White House.
Andrew Blaich and Qi Liao, graduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, took second place in the third annual National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC) held May 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Degree recipients and your family members and friends; members of the faculty and all who form part of the university community; Father Jenkins and distinguished guests and honorees: To all of you I say, “Congratulations.” Although the pursuit of an advanced degree can often seem painfully lonely, it is in the end a collective effort requiring not only the talent and perseverance of the degree candidate but also some combination of patient support, affection, and nudging by a range of others. All are entitled to take pride in this moment. The question is, “What next?”…
p(image-right). !/assets/10965/nathan_yee_thumbnail.jpg(Nathan Yee)! Nathan Yee, who received his Ph.D. in civil engineering and geological sciences from Notre Dame in 2001, has been selected by the European Association for Geochemistry as the 2009 Houtermans’ medalist.
Stacy Hoehn, who will receive her Ph.D. in Mathematics this semester, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellowship to study at Vanderbilt University for two or three years.
p(image-right). !/assets/10597/kronos_web_2.jpg(Kronos Quartet)! All graduate students are invited to attend a performance of the world-renowned Kronos Quartet at the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 27, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
p(image-right). !/assets/10444/terry_akai_thumbnail.jpg(Terry Akai)! On Monday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m., in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Graduate School will hold a memorial Mass for Terrence J. Akai, senior associate dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, who died suddenly on February 28.
It is with the deepest sadness that I must report to you that Terry Akai died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday morning. He was at home and had either a massive cardiac arrest or stroke. Terry was 59 years old.
p(image-right). !/assets/10444/terry_akai_thumbnail.jpg(Terry Akai - thumbnail)! Terrence J. Akai, senior associate dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday in his home. He was 59 years old.
The University of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program has been ranked 13th in the nation in a new poll conducted by the readers of _Poets & Writers Magazine_.
In 2008, Richard Notebaert, chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Peggy, made a $10 million gift to fund a wide-ranging new fellowship initiative in the University’s Graduate School.
Graduate School and Trinity College Dublin Launch Naughton Exchange Program in Science and Engineering
Martin Naughton, long a generous benefactor to the University, has established a fund for an exchange program between graduate students in science and engineering at Notre Dame and Trinity College, Dublin.
Life after graduate school for Andrew Teeter (Ph.D. Theology 2008) is a life deeply rooted in the subjects that were his passion as a graduate student at Notre Dame: the Hebrew Bible, the Second Temple period, and early Jewish biblical interpretation.
Robert Boguslaski (Ph.D. Chemistry 1966) recently established a fellowship for graduate students at Notre Dame that will provide stipends for Ph.D. students who have reached their third year of study in chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology.
p(image-right). !/assets/9145/schmitt_foundation.jpg(Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation)! For over four decades, the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation has played an important role in the advancement of graduate studies and research in engineering and the sciences at the University of Notre Dame.
p(image-right). !/assets/8511/errol_philip.jpg(Errol Philip)! Errol Philip, a University of Notre Dame graduate student in the Department of Psychology’s counseling program, recently received the Student Research Award from the health section of the Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.