Graduate Seminars Enhance Scholarly Development, Research

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Graduate School Hosts 300 Graduate Students at Performance of the Tokyo String Quartet

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Associate Dean Edward J. Maginn Receives Inaugural American Institute of Chemical Engineers CoMSEF Award

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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NSF Presenter Dr. Thomas Juliano to Visit Notre Dame Sept. 29

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Graduate Students, Local Teachers and Schoolchildren Collaborate in NDeRC's Third Year

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Major Restructuring Initiatives in the Graduate School

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Notre Dame Akai 5K Run/Walk

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Research on Lead Poisoning by Psychology Graduate Student Benefits Science, Community

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Graduate Alumnus Michael T. Good a Member of the Atlantis Hubble Mission

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Ph.D. in Literature Student Hannah Zdansky wins Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Andrew Forbes (Ph.D. Biological Sciences 2008): Dissertation Research Published in Science, Noted in New York Times

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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2009 Graduate Commencement Address: Don Randel

Author: Shari Hill

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?”…

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Memorial Mass for Senior Associate Dean Terry Akai

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Andrew Teeter (Ph.D. Theology 2008): Assistant Professor at the Harvard Divinity School

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Graduate Student Wins Psychology Research Award

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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