Gwendolyn Oxenham, 2006 M.F.A. graduate in Creative Writing, co-directed a critically acclaimed documentary on soccer played the world over. As the film’s website describes it: “From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya, from freestylers in China to women who play in hijab in Iran, Pelada is the story of the people who play.”
Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of the Graduate School, announced today that Notre Dame doctoral students were awarded external fellowships during the course of the 2010 awards season totaling over $1.5 million. Many other students received recognition as finalists for various prestigious national awards. Still others received internal fellowships to support their research, travel, or conference attendance.
Notre Dame’s Department of Theology attracts the very best students in the world. One is Michael Cover, whose academic pedigree includes degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and Yale—and who is also a newly ordained Episcopal priest.
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.
Event canceled. See main story for details. The Summer Session Office and the Office of the Registrar will host the 2nd annual Notre Dame Akai 5K Run/Walk on July 15 at 6 p.m. The event will benefit a graduate student scholarship fund set up in memory of Dr. Terry Akai, former associate dean of the Graduate School.
Graduate School students — share your ND graduate experience for a chance to win an iPad or one of three $50 gift cards through this summer’s Graduate School Story Contest. The contest is open to current students and 2010 graduates of Graduate School programs. Written, presentation, video, art, photo, and audio entries are welcome.
The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 278 master’s and 159 doctoral degree recipients and presented several special awards during Commencement ceremonies May 15 in the Purcell Pavilion of the Joyce Center. Gregory Sterling, dean of the Graduate School, delivered the Commencement address.
The top graduating doctoral degree recipients in the humanities, social sciences, science, and engineering received awards during the Graduate School’s 2010 Commencement weekend.
The winners of the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus and James A. Burns, C.S.C. Awards, Robert Boguslaski and Alvin Plantinga, were honored at Commencement festivities.
All Notre Dame graduate students—in Engineering, Humanities, Science, and the Social Sciences—are urged to set up a COS profile to gain access to thousands of funding opportunities.
From gang “homie” to evangelical “hermano”: Recent Sociology Ph.D. recipient Robert Brenneman studies religious conversion, identity transformation, and the state of religion in Latin America
Ten Notre Dame graduate students enrolled in a seminar on the editing of Latin texts traveled to Vienna, Austria over the University’s spring break to study medieval manuscripts and to meet with colleagues in several Austrian libraries and institutes for advanced study.
Patrick Shirey, a third-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences and a fellow in Notre Dame’s interdisciplinary Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society (GLOBES) program, is one of three winners of the 2010 Graduate Student Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
Living through a disaster on the scale of Hurricane Katrina influenced the kind of psychology Raé Lundy chose to study and what she hopes to accomplish eventually in practice.
As a fourth-year doctoral student and Ph.D. candidate, Hubert George is an integral member of a research team developing nanotechnologies that may have important — even revolutionary — applications both in computer engineering and the medical imaging field.
“I sincerely believe in the difference the Notre Dame family can make, what a blessing the love and generosity of its members has been to me, my family, and to many other young men and women yearning for a place that both challenges their intellects and embraces them as whole persons.”
Megan McCullough, now a second- year Notre Dame civil engineering graduate student, counts her visit to Thailand after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as a turning point in her life.
The University’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will launch a new graduate minor in screen cultures beginning in Fall 2010. The minor—a non-degree, credit-bearing course of study—was approved at the Graduate Council meeting of January 25, 2010.
Each year, the Kaneb Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program provides up to four advanced graduate students from the College of Arts and Letters with a mentored experience of research and teaching at a prominent liberal arts college or research university. This year, Maria Arenillas, Courtney Luckhardt, and John Hess are being hosted by the University of California-Davis, University of Glasgow, and Harvard University, respectively.