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Notre Dame Listed by Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal as a Top Institution for African American Students

Author: Mary Hendriksen

For the second year in a row, the Fall 2009 issue of the Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal has listed the University of Notre Dame as one of the top colleges and universities for African Americans.

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Ph.D. in Literature Student on the Trail of Italian Dialect Poetry

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Students in the Ph.D. in Literature Program at Notre Dame approach their work from transnational, transdisciplinary, and theoretical perspectives, completing an innovative course of study that requires proficiency in multiple languages. For Damiano Benvegnù, one of those languages is Italian, although his recent research illustrates how it could easily count for two.

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John Rothlisberger, Biology Ph.D. Candidate, Works to Implement the $475-million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Author: Mary Hendriksen

John Rothlisberger, Notre Dame Ph.D. candidate in biology, is beginning a prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship, in which he will be applying research skills developed with Professor David Lodge to the critical problem of aquatic invasive species.

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Innovation Park Opens at Notre Dame and Provides a Boost to Research Endeavors

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Innovation Park opened this fall at Notre Dame. It will provide a huge boost to research endeavors at the University by becoming home to a variety of start-up businesses, including ventures with expected commercial applications from core University research areas.

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

Author: Shari Hill

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, 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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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

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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