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Graduate School Launches 2019 LASER Training Cohort

Author: John Lubker

This August, the Graduate School welcomed the start of another cohort of Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER). This program 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 sixteen students completing individual LASER projects and hailing from each of the Graduate School’s four academic divisions (engineering, humanities, social sciences, and science). …

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Dr. Esther Takeuchi, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University

Leading energy storage researcher Esther Takeuchi, Ph.D., to deliver the Graduate School Commencement address

Author: The Graduate School

The Graduate School is proud to announce that Dr. Esther Takeuchi, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, will address graduates at the Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.…

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Notre Dame Graduate Students and Training Innovations Garner Recognition

Author: Trish Bredar

Monica Arul Jayachandran   Notre Dame Graduate School’s innovations in graduate training garnered strong recognition at this year’s 75th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS), March 20-22 in St. Louis, Missouri. The meeting fostered discussions and workshops on the theme of “Changing Times: Challenges and Innovation in Graduate Education” with faculty and staff dedicated to graduate training from universities throughout the Midwest. Notre Dame’s Shaheen 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition winner, Monica Arul Jayachandran, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, earned second place in the overall regional 3MT competition. In addition, Steven Lemke, MFA candidate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, received an Honorable Mention for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award.…

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Notre Dame engineers part of consortium proposing US-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’ in lieu of border wall

Author: Patrick Gibbons

The proposal, outlined in the white paper “Future Energy, Water, Industry and Education Park (FEWIEP): A Secure and Permanent US-Mexico Border Solution,” makes the case for developing a light industrial zone in the territory along the nearly 2,000-mile border as a means to curb illegal immigration and create jobs on both sides of the border in the potentially energy-rich region.

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Upcoming panel offers an inside look at academic publishing industry

Author: Trish Bredar

  Rapid changes in the academic publishing industry mean that many emerging scholars face unknown terrain when it comes to publishing their first book. On April 1, a panel of experts will come together to demystify the process and provide new insights for new and established scholars alike. Sponsored by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, the Graduate School, and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, “Academic Publishing Today: A Conversation” will offer an inside look at today’s publishing industry for scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, particularly those planning to turn their dissertation into a book.…

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Monica Arul Jayachandran wins the 2019 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen 3MT®

Author: Dawn Rizek

Jessica Schiltz, Monica Arul Jayachandran, and Mallika Sarma, Winners of the 2019 Shaheen 3MT® Competition Pose with Dean Laura Carlson of the Graduate School   Monica Arul Jayachandran, a Ph.D. student from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, won the 2019 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Thursday, February 28 on the stage of Decio Theater in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.…

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Three Science Finalists Complete the Field in Build Up to Shaheen 3MT® Finals

Author: Dawn Rizek

Kevin Sanchez, Lauren Green & Cynthia Schreiber will represent Science in the 3MT® Finals   Three finalists from the College of Science were chosen from a competitive field of participants in the Three Minute Thesis Competition on Wednesday night in Geddes Hall. Kevin Sanchez…

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Three Engineering Finalists Join Growing Field in Build Up to Shaheen 3MT® Finals

Author: Aaron Bell

Jessica Schiltz, Monica Arul Jayachandran and Sarajane Roenke will represent the Engineering division in the 3MT® Finals   Three finalists from the College of Engineering were chosen from a competitive field of participants in the Three Minute Thesis Competition on Tuesday night in Geddes Hall. Jessica Schiltz…

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Three Finalists Selected in First Round of Shaheen 3MT® Competition

Author: Aaron Bell

Mallika Sarma, Jamie McClung and Ryan Egan move on to the Finals of the 2019 3MT® Competition The College of Arts & Letters/Keough School of Global Affairs Division of the Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT® ) qualification round kicked off Monday night at Andrews Auditorium in Geddes Hall. Jamie McClung (masters student, Global Affairs), Mallika Sarma (doctoral student, Anthropology), and Ryan Egan (doctoral student, Psychology) took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the 3MT®…

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The Graduate School releases first wave of PhD Career Pathways Project survey responses

Author: Nora Kenney

The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame recently received the first wave of findings from its involvement in the PhD Career Pathways Project facilitated by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Science Foundation, surveys current and former doctoral students over a period of three years to identify patterns in postdoctoral career paths. …

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Notre Dame creates new architecture design studio with Tesla

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame’s School of Architecture is collaborating with Tesla Inc. to create a design studio course focused on Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 based in Reno, Nevada. Students will explore how to move people and materials through the Gigafactory—the highest-volume battery production facility in the world—while working closely with local government to prepare the Reno area for rapid growth, increase in employment and impact on the region.

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Shreejan Shrestha demonstrates 'Arclite' at the Global Grad Show

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. …

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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. …

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Mallika Sarma

Anthropology Ph.D. student takes her research to new heights

Author: Carrie Gates

Notre Dame graduate student Mallika Sarma has done fieldwork in the mountains of Nepal and the forests of Congo. She’s traveled to remote villages accessible only by helicopter, speedboat, or days of hiking. She dreams of conducting research in space. All in search of data on how humans adapt to extreme environments.

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Bower Doctor of Musical Arts program empowers students to re-energize sacred music in church and academy

Author: Carrie Gates

Music has the power to inspire, to sustain, and to build community. And students and alumni of Sacred Music at Notre Dame’s Calvin M. Bower Doctor of Musical Arts program are playing a vital role in re-energizing the church and the academy through sacred music. With tracks in choral conducting and organ, the program offers an academically rigorous curriculum with a wide range of opportunities for performance, academic, and community engagement. The latest step forward for the DMA program is a generous gift from James and Molly Perry to endow and rename it in honor of Calvin M. Bower, professor emeritus of musicology.

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Ailbhe Darcy

Ailbhe Darcy's 'Insistence' Shortlisted for T.S. Eliot Prize

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Ailbhe Darcy’s new volume of poetry, Insistence, has been shortlisted for the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry.   Darcy, who received both her MFA in Creative Writing from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in English, with an Irish Studies graduate minor, now lives in Wales.  A poet, a critic, and a professor, she teaches contemporary Irish poetry and literature at Cardiff University.…

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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). …

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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.…

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