Established in 1946 by the United States Congress to facilitate cultural exchanges, the "Fulbright Program":http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html is a unique opportunity for graduate students to pursue an individually designed study/research project abroad.
Now beginning its third year, the Notre Dame Extended Research Community, "NDeRC":http://erc.nd.edu/, 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.
p(image-right). !/assets/4610/greg_sterling_thumbnail.jpg(Dean Greg Sterling)! Gregory E. Sterling, dean of the Graduate School, has announced three new appointments in the Graduate School—all in furtherance of a restructuring plan designed to revitalize and elevate the Graduate School and its programs.
Rebecca Guhin and Joseph Kolar, both entering master of divinity students at the University of Notre Dame, have been recognized as young leaders who demonstrate exceptional gifts for ministry by the "Fund for Theological Education":http://www.thefund.org (FTE).
p(image-default). !/assets/10444/terry_akai_thumbnail.jpg(Terry Akai)! The Summer Session Office and the Office of the Registrar will host the inaugural "Notre Dame Akai 5K Run/Walk":http://www.nd.edu/~sumsess/Akai_5K_Run_2009.htm on July 16 at 6 p.m. The event will benefit a graduate student scholarship fund set up in memory of "Dr. Terry Akai":http://graduateschool.nd.edu/news/11051-terrence-akai-of-nd-graduate-school-dies, former associate dean of the Graduate School, who passed away in February.
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.
p(image-right). !/assets/12972/michael_good_thumbnail.jpg(Michael T. Good)! 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.
Hannah Zdansky, who just completed her first year in Notre Dame’s "Ph.D. in Literature Program":http://phdliterature.nd.edu/, has won a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship—one of 40 awarded nationwide thus far out of more than 700 applications. The fellowship will pay her tuition, fees, and a living stipend for the next four years.
Andrew Forbes (Ph.D. Biological Sciences 2008): Dissertation Research Published in Science, Noted in New York Times
Andrew Forbes, who received his Ph.D. in biology from Notre Dame in August 2008, is the first author on a recent publication based on his doctoral dissertation research in the journal _Science_, one of the premier science journals in the world.
p(image-right). !/assets/12259/diaz_roemer_merge.jpg(Miguel Diaz and Timothy Roemer)! Notre Dame alumni Miguel H. Diaz and Timothy J. Roemer are among a dozen ambassadorial nominees announced by the White House.
Andrew Blaich and Qi Liao, graduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, took second place in the third annual National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC) held May 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Degree recipients and your family members and friends; members of the faculty and all who form part of the university community; Father Jenkins and distinguished guests and honorees: To all of you I say, “Congratulations.” Although the pursuit of an advanced degree can often seem painfully lonely, it is in the end a collective effort requiring not only the talent and perseverance of the degree candidate but also some combination of patient support, affection, and nudging by a range of others. All are entitled to take pride in this moment. The question is, “What next?”…
p(image-right). !/assets/12027/randel_home.jpg(randel_home.jpg)! Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Don Michael Randel told 2009 University of Notre Dame master’s and doctoral degree recipients during his commencement address on Saturday, May 16th, that they are part of the deep intellectual infrastructure of the nation and that they must also be its guardians.
Four doctoral candidates at the University of Notre Dame who received the 2009 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards were recognized at the Graduate School’s Commencement ceremony on May 16.
Professor Danny Z. Chen of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is awarded the 2009 James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award at the Graduate School's Commencement ceremony.
Now the Frank and Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering at the University of Washington, Matthew O’Donnell is a biomedical engineer who is renowned for his interdisciplinary focus.
Don Michael Randel, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be the principal speaker May 16 (Saturday) at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.
The Graduate School to raise stipend levels for entering students in 2009-2010 and increase its funding for all graduate students’ health insurance premiums.
p(image-right). !/assets/11398/library.jpg(library_reading)! As part of their seminar on education in the Middle Ages, ten graduate students spent their spring break in Germany studying medieval manuscripts at the world-renowned Herzog August Bibliothek.
p(image-right). !/assets/10965/nathan_yee_thumbnail.jpg(Nathan Yee)! Nathan Yee, who received his Ph.D. in civil engineering and geological sciences from Notre Dame in 2001, has been selected by the European Association for Geochemistry as the 2009 Houtermans’ medalist.