p(image-right). !/assets/22587/patrick_shirey_thumbnail.jpg(Patrick Shirey, GLOBES program Ph)! "Patrick Shirey":http://science.nd.edu/research/profiles/shirey.htm, 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":http://globes.nd.edu) 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.
p(image-right). !/assets/21527/ftt_clapper_thumbnail.jpg(Screen Captures: The Minor)! The University’s "Department of Film, Television, and Theatre":http://ftt.nd.edu/major (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.
p(image-right). !/assets/20981/kaneb_thumbnail.jpg(Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning)! 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.
On January 22, the Graduate Student Union hosted Notre Dame’s second Graduate Research Symposium in the Jordan Hall of Science.
Associate Dean Laura Carlson announces new professional development webpages, databases, and calendaring options.
Notre Dame Listed by Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal as a Top Institution for African American Students
p(image-left). !/assets/19995/black_eoe_journal.jpg(Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal)! 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.
Students in the "Ph.D. in Literature Program":http://phdliterature.nd.edu 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.
John Rothlisberger, Biology Ph.D. Candidate, Works to Implement the $475-million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
John Rothlisberger, Notre Dame Ph.D. candidate in "biology":http://biology.nd.edu, is beginning a prestigious "Presidential Management Fellowship,":https://www.pmf.opm.gov/HProgramOverview.aspx in which he will be applying research skills developed with Professor David Lodge to the critical problem of aquatic invasive species.
The arts community at Notre Dame is an intimate and thriving creative environment—one that is enriched by the work of Joe Small, a second year MFA candidate in Photography, in the graduate program of Art, Art History, and Design.
Twelve University of Notre Dame "GLOBES":http://globes.nd.edu/ fellows traveled to Washington, D.C., during their fall break for a hands-on lesson in communicating research to non-scientific audiences.
p(image-right). !/assets/17233/innovation_park_rel.jpg(innovation_park_small)! 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.
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.
Fifth-year physics graduate student Hyunju Kim of Daegu, Korea, produced the key elements for a mathematical physics paper that was selected as a “Fast Track Communication” of the _Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General_.
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.
Associate Dean Edward J. Maginn Receives Inaugural American Institute of Chemical Engineers CoMSEF Award
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.
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.