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Second-year MGA student Matthew Bocanumenth is working to bring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people out of the shadows during his field experience at Outright International.

Inclusive peacebuilder: Master of global affairs graduate advocates for LGBTQ+ perspectives

Author: Josh Stowe

Second-year MGA student Matthew Bocanumenth is working to bring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people out of the shadows during his field experience at Outright International. When his family moved from the United States back to Bogotá, Colombia, Matthew Bocanumenth…

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Postdoctoral fellow Katie Sparrow '18 M.A., '23 Ph.D. leads a class in Rome.

Introducing Katie Sparrow, postdoctoral fellow in Rome

Author: Costanza Montanari

Katie Sparrow is a "5 + 1" postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway. While in Rome, she co-teaches two courses of the foundational class “All Roads lead to Rome” in the fall 2023, and will teach one on her own in the spring 2024 while continuing to develop her own research.…

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(Left to right) Fatima Faisal Khan, Halkano Boru, and Aleithia Low are among the MGA students gaining practical experience through internships.

Embarking on a global odyssey: Keough School's MGA-IPS students set to transform the world

Author: Lisa Gallagher

(Left to right) Fatima Faisal Khan, Halkano Boru, and Aleithia Low are among the MGA students gaining practical experience through internships. Picture this: A group of intrepid second-year students, brimming with passion and commitment, poised to dive headfirst into a world of transformative experiences. These are the students of the Master of Global Affairs program…

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Grace Arntz-Johnson, fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Grace Arntz-Johnson receives U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award

Author: Karla Cruise

Grace Arntz-Johnson, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The award supports research opportunities at DOE laboratories for graduate students pursuing critical energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges.

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Strategic Framework student town halls announced

Author: Kate Garry

The University has organized three town hall sessions this fall for students to learn more about the recently launched Strategic Framework that will guide the University for the next decade. At each session, Provost John McGreevy will give an overview of the Framework and invite student questions.…

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Biology postdoc wins annual Lightning Talk Competition title

Author: Samantha Keller

Tolulope “Kay” Kayode holds the Lightning Talk trophy Postdoctoral researcher Tolulope “Kay” Kayode won the top prize in the second annual Postdoc Lightning Talk Competition on Thursday, September 21, during Postdoc Appreciation Week.    Fourteen postdoc finalists from five departments in the College of Science presented their research in "lightning talk" format—three minutes or less using a singular presentation slide. …

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HBCU alumni pursuing further graduate and professional studies at the University of Notre Dame.

ND graduate and professional students share how HBCUs helped prepare them

Author: Cidni Sanders

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have filled an important role in the U.S. educational landscape for generations. Over the years, a number of Notre Dame’s graduate and professional students have arrived in South Bend by way of an HBCU.  

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Kroc Institute master’s students advancing human rights at the United Nations in Geneva

Author: Sarah Nanjala

The University of Notre Dame’s master of global affairs students have been actively advancing gender equality and the rights of women and girls at the United Nations through field placements at UN Women in Geneva.

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Courtney Luckhardt '11 Ph.D. wins prestigious fellowship in Tübingen

Author: Medieval Institute

Courtney Luckhardt '11 Ph.D. In July we posted the great news that one of our Ph.D. candidates, Jeffrey Berland, would be joining the University of Tübingen's Center for Advanced Studies for a six-month postdoctoral fellowship as part of their program "Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages…

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‘This is a moment for Notre Dame’: University celebrates historic accomplishments

Author: Notre Dame News

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), in front of a crowd of 450 faculty and academic staff members gathered in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Leighton Concert Hall, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., dedicated his annual faculty address

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The 2023 Notre Dame-Bielefeld Exchange welcomes German students to Notre Dame for academic dialogue and international collaboration

Author: Khan Shairani, Susan Naramore, and Judit Ramb

Continuing its legacy of international exchange, the University of Notre Dame-University of Bielefeld Transatlantic Workshop met again this May at Notre Dame. Over three days, graduate and faculty workshop participants discussed 18 diverse projects that touched on many places and historical times, from religion in 18th-century India to defense production in the Midwest up to the end of the Cold War.

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New students in the peace studies program (L-R): Raege Omar, Julie Hawke, Cody Jackson, Will O'Brien, Wasal Faqiryar.

Kroc Institute welcomes five new Ph.D. students, names fellowship recipients

Author: Lisa Gallagher

Five new students representing four disciplines have arrived to the Kroc Institute as part of its interdisciplinary doctoral program in peace studies in fall 2023. Incoming students were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants from around the world. These students join the Institute’s 26 other doctoral students, for a total of 31 students in the 2023–24 academic year.

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José E. Limón Best Paper Award competition winners with their professors: (Top row, left to right) Professors Luis Fraga, Marisel Moreno, Nydia Morales-Soto & Karen Richman. From the left to right, the students are Manuel Rodriguez, Roger Cadena, Jr., Aileen Vezeau, & Clayton Glasgow (Credit: Oliver Ortega | ILS).

Graduate, undergraduate students recognized for their contributions to Latino studies

Author: Oliver Ortega

José E. Limón Best Paper Award competition winners with their professors: (Top row, left to right) Professors Luis Fraga, Marisel Moreno, Nydia Morales-Soto & Karen Richman. From the left to right, the students are Manuel Rodriguez, Roger Cadena, Jr., Aileen Vezeau, & Clayton Glasgow (Credit: Oliver Ortega | ILS).…

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TSUND: Tennessee State & Notre Dame

Notre Dame panel to shine light on current and historical significance of HBCUs

Author: Jessica Sieff

When the University of Notre Dame hosts Tennessee State University (TSU) this weekend (Sept. 2), it will be the first time in program history the Irish will take to the field with a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Several campus and community events are scheduled to commemorate the historic matchup — beginning with “The Historical and Current Significance of HBCUs,” a panel discussion highlighting the vital role HBCUs have and continue to play in higher education in the United States.

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Now open: Naughton Fellowships to study or conduct research in Ireland

Author: Brett Beasley

Now in its fifteenth year, the prestigious fellowship program provides Notre Dame undergraduate and masters-level students the opportunity to conduct research or complete a program of study in Ireland as well as for Irish students to study or complete research at Notre Dame.

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Brianna Lynn Wimer named 2023 Google Ph.D. Fellow to address computing needs of vision-impaired people

Author: Karla Cruise

Brianna Lynn Wimer, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a 2023 Google Ph.D. Fellow. The fellowship recognizes graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields.

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Postdoctoral scholar joins Eck Institute for Global Health and Environmental Change Initiative in fight against cholera

Author: Christine Grashorn

Globally, one in four people lack access to clean drinking water, according to the World Health Organization and UNIFEF’s Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation…

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Robotic sea turtle mimics uniquely adaptable gait

Author: Karla Cruise

Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin, electrical engineering doctoral student Nnamdi Chikere and undergraduate John Simon McElroy, a Naughton Fellow from University College Dublin, have designed and built a robotic sea turtle, which they are testing in varied environments on Notre Dame’s campus. Their robot mimics a real sea turtle’s propulsion: its front flippers move it forward while its smaller hind flippers allow it to change direction.

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