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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers diverse opportunities for U.S academics, administrators, and professionals to teach, research, do professional projects, and attend seminars abroad.

Twenty-eight Notre Dame students named 2022-23 Fulbright US Student Program finalists

Author: Erin Blasko

Twenty-eight University of Notre Dame students have been selected as finalists, and another seven as alternates, for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program, assisting graduate and undergraduate students with pursuing graduate study, teaching English or researching abroad.

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Thomas Fuja, Ph.D., will be assuming the role of interim vice president and associate provost for graduate studies and the interim dean of the Graduate School, effective June 1.

Thomas Fuja to serve as interim vice president and associate provost for graduate studies and interim dean of the Graduate School

Author: Cidni Sanders

Thomas Fuja, professor of electrical engineering and faculty director of iNDustry Labs at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed interim vice president and associate provost for graduate studies and the interim dean of the Graduate School, effective June 1. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1998, Fuja conducts research addressing the reliable transmission of information over inherently unreliable and/or constrained communication channels, especially in the context of wireless systems. As faculty director of iNDustry Labs, he plays a vital role in Notre Dame’s collaboration with local industry partners as they seek to thrive in the digital age of manufacturing.…

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Ernest Moniz, Ph.D., addressed the graduates during the Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony on May 14, 2022 in the stadium at the University of Notre Dame.

Graduate School degree recipients encouraged to create ‘a positive vision of the future’

Author: Erin Blasko

Ernest Moniz, the U.S. secretary of energy from 2013 to 2017, encouraged members of the class of 2022 to create a “positive vision of the future” with regard to the nuclear security and climate threats, among other issues, during the Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony Saturday at the University of Notre Dame.…

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Eleven Notre Dame students, alumni awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Author: Erin Blasko

Established in 1952, the NSF GRFP offers financial support to graduate students in the form of a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance, as well as professional development and international research opportunities.

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2022 Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award winner Percy A. Pierre, Ph.D.

Graduate School honors 2022 alumni, faculty, and student award winners

Author: The Graduate School

The Graduate School is pleased to announce its annual award winners for the 2021–2022 academic year. These awards include: the Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award; the James A. Burns, C.S.C, Award; the Dick and Peggy Notebaert Award; the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards; and the Social Justice Award. The award winners will be formally recognized for their achievements at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony to be held at Notre Dame Stadium on May 14.

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Vice President, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Laura Carlson named University of Delaware provost

Author: Cidni Sanders

Laura Carlson, vice president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 12th provost at the University of Delaware, effective June 8.

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Doctoral students design new imaging device for non-invasive breast cancer detection

Author: Karla Cruise

The first prototypes of the NearWave Imager — a safe, non-invasive imaging device for breast cancer detection and monitoring — will be used in clinical settings at a local hospital this month. The device measures blood, lipids and water up to 3 centimeters deep in tissue and wirelessly transmits data to a mobile device or laptop.

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Karen Angeles, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (2013)

Notre Dame-founded National GEM Consortium advances graduate diversity in STEM

Author: The Graduate School

Karen Angeles, a child of Mexican immigrants, grew up watching her father, a self-employed mason, use the power of civil infrastructure to build a life for his family. Now a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame, Angeles credits her early exposure to his work with sparking her interest in structural engineering.

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Maria Hinson Tobin '14 M.S. in Global Health.

Empowering women and girls around the world through partnership

Author: Claire Reid '24

“Whether it’s an unjust food system or healthcare system inequalities or social determinants of health, I think partnership and policy are the best ways for us to achieve the scale of change that’s actually needed for it to be felt broadly,” Maria Hinson Tobin ’14 M.S. said.

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Char Brecevic, Ph.D. student in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Program

Char Brecevic Wins 2021 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen 3MT® Competition

Author: Aaron Bell

Char Brecevic, a Ph.D. student from the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Program, won the 2021 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Wednesday, October 13th on the stage in Carey Auditorium in the Hesburgh Library. The Shaheen 3MT® is a competition open to all graduate students in which they explain their research in an accessible manner to an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike. The catch is that they are limited to one static slide to illustrate their work, and must finish in three minutes or less. Competitors present from a stage to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. …

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What is the key for data scientists? AT&T executives say it’s communication

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Becoming an effective data scientist requires more than just having skills in statistics, mathematics, and computer programming. It also involves good communication skills with a dose of ethics thrown in, executives from AT&T recently told two cohorts of University of Notre Dame data science master’s degree students.

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Gate Maker: Alumnus plays critical role in NASA’s effort to return to the Moon

Author: Andy Fuller

When Gene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt climbed into their lunar module nearly 50 years ago at the end of the Apollo 17 mission, it marked the end of an era. The Apollo 17 crew would splash down in the Pacific Ocean a few days later, marking the end of humanity’s presence on the Moon for the foreseeable future. A new age of space exploration was ushered in with the launch of the first space shuttle in 1981. The shuttle program had its own set of triumphs, notably the launch and subsequent repairs of the Hubble Space Telescope. But the pursuit of so-called deep space exploration via crewed missions — including a return to the Moon — did not seem imminent, replaced instead with a series of missions involving uncrewed probes in deep space and crewed missions closer to Earth.…

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Notre Dame Mathematics Doctoral Student, Patrick Heslin, Wins 2021 MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award

Author: Amanda Nowak

Patrick Heslin, a 5th-year Ph.D. student in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Mathematics, has won the 2021 MAGS Excellence in Teaching Award.  The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) selects one doctoral and one master’s student each year from a distinguished and competitive field of students nominated by graduate deans from more than 175 universities in a 14-state region of the United States.  Winners are selected based on their commitment to and successes in effective pedagogy. …

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