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Monica Arul Jayachandran wins the 2019 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen 3MT®

Author: Dawn Rizek

Jessica Schiltz, Monica Arul Jayachandran, and Mallika Sarma, Winners of the 2019 Shaheen 3MT® Competition Pose with Dean Laura Carlson of the Graduate School   Monica Arul Jayachandran, a Ph.D. student from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, won the 2019 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Thursday, February 28 on the stage of Decio Theater in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.…

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Three Science Finalists Complete the Field in Build Up to Shaheen 3MT® Finals

Author: Dawn Rizek

Kevin Sanchez, Lauren Green & Cynthia Schreiber will represent Science in the 3MT® Finals   Three finalists from the College of Science were chosen from a competitive field of participants in the Three Minute Thesis Competition on Wednesday night in Geddes Hall. Kevin Sanchez…

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Three Engineering Finalists Join Growing Field in Build Up to Shaheen 3MT® Finals

Author: Aaron Bell

Jessica Schiltz, Monica Arul Jayachandran and Sarajane Roenke will represent the Engineering division in the 3MT® Finals   Three finalists from the College of Engineering were chosen from a competitive field of participants in the Three Minute Thesis Competition on Tuesday night in Geddes Hall. Jessica Schiltz…

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Three Finalists Selected in First Round of Shaheen 3MT® Competition

Author: Aaron Bell

Mallika Sarma, Jamie McClung and Ryan Egan move on to the Finals of the 2019 3MT® Competition The College of Arts & Letters/Keough School of Global Affairs Division of the Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT® ) qualification round kicked off Monday night at Andrews Auditorium in Geddes Hall. Jamie McClung (masters student, Global Affairs), Mallika Sarma (doctoral student, Anthropology), and Ryan Egan (doctoral student, Psychology) took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the 3MT®…

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The Graduate School releases first wave of PhD Career Pathways Project survey responses

Author: Nora Kenney

The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame recently received the first wave of findings from its involvement in the PhD Career Pathways Project facilitated by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Science Foundation, surveys current and former doctoral students over a period of three years to identify patterns in postdoctoral career paths. …

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Architecture Students Feature

Notre Dame creates new architecture design studio with Tesla

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Notre Dame’s School of Architecture is collaborating with Tesla Inc. to create a design studio course focused on Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 based in Reno, Nevada. Students will explore how to move people and materials through the Gigafactory—the highest-volume battery production facility in the world—while working closely with local government to prepare the Reno area for rapid growth, increase in employment and impact on the region.

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Shreejan Shrestha demonstrates 'Arclite' at the Global Grad Show

MFA student Shreejan Shrestha selected for 'Global Grad Show' in Dubai

Author: Nora Kenney

This week, Notre Dame graduate student Shreejan Shrestha travels to Dubai to showcase his work in the Global Grad Show, taking place November 12-17, 2018. Organized in partnership with the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the Global Grad Show is Dubai Design Week’s signature event, featuring 150 innovative projects and inventions selected for their potential to improve conditions for a variety of communities. With participants traveling to the show from institutions like Harvard, MIT, and the Royal College of Art, Shrestha joins an international cohort of artists, designers, and engineers applying creativity and talent in the service of the common good. …

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Associate Dean John Lubker discusses leadership programming at the International Leadership Association's annual conference

Associate Dean Lubker Discusses LASER at International Leadership Conference

Author: Nora Kenney

The Graduate School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, John Lubker, presented last week at the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) 20thannual global conference in West Palm Beach. The conference was titled “Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace & Prosperity” and aimed to examine leadership in the context of social responsibility through various critical, theoretical, and practical lenses. …

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Mallika Sarma

Anthropology Ph.D. student takes her research to new heights

Author: Carrie Gates

Notre Dame graduate student Mallika Sarma has done fieldwork in the mountains of Nepal and the forests of Congo. She’s traveled to remote villages accessible only by helicopter, speedboat, or days of hiking. She dreams of conducting research in space. All in search of data on how humans adapt to extreme environments.

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Bower Doctor of Musical Arts program empowers students to re-energize sacred music in church and academy

Author: Carrie Gates

Music has the power to inspire, to sustain, and to build community. And students and alumni of Sacred Music at Notre Dame’s Calvin M. Bower Doctor of Musical Arts program are playing a vital role in re-energizing the church and the academy through sacred music. With tracks in choral conducting and organ, the program offers an academically rigorous curriculum with a wide range of opportunities for performance, academic, and community engagement. The latest step forward for the DMA program is a generous gift from James and Molly Perry to endow and rename it in honor of Calvin M. Bower, professor emeritus of musicology.

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Ailbhe Darcy

Ailbhe Darcy's 'Insistence' Shortlisted for T.S. Eliot Prize

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Ailbhe Darcy’s new volume of poetry, Insistence, has been shortlisted for the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry.   Darcy, who received both her MFA in Creative Writing from Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in English, with an Irish Studies graduate minor, now lives in Wales.  A poet, a critic, and a professor, she teaches contemporary Irish poetry and literature at Cardiff University.…

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Associate Dean John Lubker joins LASER participants for a curling-themed team-building event

The Graduate School launches training program for Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER)

Author: Nora Kenney

This year, the Graduate School launched a new experiential training program focused on leadership skills and social responsibility. Leaders Advancing Socially Engaged Research, or LASER, is aimed at Notre Dame doctoral students in their 3rd or 4th years of study, and is intended to complement students’ individual research pursuits in their various fields. This year’s cohort consists of seventeen students completing individual LASER projects and hailing from each of the Graduate School’s four academic disciplines (engineering, humanities, social sciences, and science). …

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Notre Dame's Global Gateway center in Rome

Notre Dame's Global Gateway in Rome Announces Second Annual Seminar for Graduate Students

Author: Nora Kenney

Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway program, facilitated through Notre Dame International, is announcing its second annual seminar in Rome for Notre Dame graduate students in the humanities who want to learn to work with Roman primary sources. Successful applicants to the program will receive up to $3500 to cover their expenses.…

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Dean Valerie Ashby shares steps for overcoming 'Impostor Syndrome'

Dean Valerie Ashby Delivers Lecture on 'Impostor Syndrome'

Author: Nora Kenney

Earlier in October, Valerie Sheares Ashby, dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University, addressed a packed crowd in the Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business as the inaugural Kathleen Cannon, O.P. Distinguished Lecturer. Her topic was “impostor syndrome,” a psychological condition of self-doubt that afflicts high-achieving individuals, causing them to view their accomplishments as flukes and to fear they will be uncovered as frauds in their fields. Ashby shared how she overcame impostor syndrome through steps outlined by expert Valerie Young, and she urged the audience to adopt Young’s strategies. Without overcoming impostor syndrome, Ashby explained, students miss opportunities for leadership…

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Call for Proposals: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day at Notre Dame

Author: Tara O'Leary

GIS Day at Notre Dame — Call for Proposals The Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Center for Research Computing, and the Center for Social Research invite you to submit proposals to present at the annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day symposium.…

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New students pose on God Quad during Graduate Student Orientation

Dean Carlson Welcomes Incoming Class, Emphasizes Community

Author: Nora Kenney

With classes for the 2018-2019 academic year underway, Laura Carlson addressed this year’s incoming cohort of graduate students on August 13 as part of the two-day Graduate Orientation hosted by the Graduate School and the Division of Student Affairs.    In her remarks, Carlson, who is dean of the Graduate School, associate provost, vice president, and professor of psychology, emphasized Notre Dame’s commitment to fostering an environment of well-being for graduate students. …

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Regan Jones

Regan Jones Receives Colonel Jack Stephens Citizenship Award

Author: Nora Kenney

Last week Major Regan Jones, the Program Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, received the Colonel Jack Stephens Citizenship Award. Named for a former Notre Dame athletic director and professor of military studies, the award is given annually to a distinguished member of the Michiana community by the Michiana Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).…

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Listening To Puerto Rico Feature

Rivalry aside: Notre Dame and Michigan come together to tell the stories of Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts

Author: Sue Ryan

After their football teams’ four-year hiatus from play, fans can expect fierce competition when the University of Notre Dame and University of Michigan teams hit the gridiron Sept. 1. But off the field, the universities have put their rivalry aside in a collaboration to remind the world of those who, inspired by hope and community, continue to overcome the devastation  caused when Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017.…

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Jenna Davidson

Jenna Davidson Wins AAUW Fellowship

Author: Nora Kenney

Jenna Davidson recently won an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a group aiming to empower women and girls through research, scholarship, and community projects. A fifth-year doctoral student in the Department of Biological Sciences, Davidson’s work addresses vector epidemiology, striving to reduce mosquito-borne disease transmission by marshaling bionomics to inform intervention strategies.…

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