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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":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.

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Major Restructuring Initiatives in the Graduate School

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Notre Dame Akai 5K Run/Walk

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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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

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.

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Ph.D. in Literature Student Hannah Zdansky wins Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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Andrew Forbes (Ph.D. Biological Sciences 2008): Dissertation Research Published in Science, Noted in New York Times

Author: Shari Hill

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.

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2009 Graduate Commencement Address: Don Randel

Author: Shari Hill

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?”…

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Don Michael Randel Addresses Graduating Class

Author: Mary Hendriksen

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.

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