Graduate School degree recipients are urged to confront global challenges

Author: William G. Gilroy

Rita Colwell, the first woman to direct the National Science Foundation (NSF), told the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School degree recipients during Saturday’s (May 14) Commencement Ceremony that they will not lack for challenges, excitement or gratification and that she is confident that they can change our world.

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Graduates urged to develop their own vision of success at Graduate School Commencement

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 344 master’s and 204 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 17) in the Compton Family Ice Arena. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, delivered the Commencement Address.

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Notre Dame researchers point to errors in NIST report on iris aging

Author: William G. Gilroy

University of Notre Dame biometrics researchers Kevin Bowyer and Estefan Ortiz have released a paper that points to errors in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report on how iris aging affects the accuracy of iris recognition. In addition to describing specific methodological errors in the NIST report, Bowyer and Ortiz presented a list of suggestions to be addressed in a revised version of the NIST report.

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Notre Dame to be part of $194-million university research center network focused on next-generation microelectronics

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead one of six new university microelectronics research centers that will share $194 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the continued growth and leadership of the U.S. semiconductor industry.

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Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: William G. Gilroy

Delivered at University of Notre Dame Graduate School Commencement ceremonies, Saturday, May 21, 2011 Good morning everyone. Thank you, Dr. Burish for that nice introduction. Thank you Father Jenkins and Dean Sterling for giving me the opportunity to be here today and to be part of your graduation ceremony. Walking onto this beautiful campus gives me the same excitement that I had 40 or 50 years ago when I would visit my grandfather here. So thank you for letting me wake up my personal echoes and feelings about this great school.

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Ambassador Roemer Delivers Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: William G. Gilroy

The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 288 master’s and 159 doctoral degree recipients and presented several special awards during Commencement ceremonies today (Saturday) in the North Dome of the Joyce Center. Timothy Roemer, United States Ambassador to India, delivered the Commencement address. He also was recognized as the recipient of the Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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Brennecke receives $2.5 million energy research grant

Author: William G. Gilroy

Joan Brennecke, the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and a graduate student mentor, is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for research that could fundamentally change the way the United States uses and produces energy.

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