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Solarium 2024 celebrates creations by MFA students in studio art and design

Author: Mary Hendriksen

In what has become a spring semester tradition, the Graduate School’s light-filled suite of offices in Bond Hall is once again a gallery space displaying the works of talented Notre Dame master of fine arts (MFA) students—including three award winners.

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New approach means better connection, easier accessibility to support students

Author: Jenna Liberto and Lari’onna Green

Operating between the academic world and its clinical counterpart, a team of staff members known as care and wellness consultants functions as the front line for students seeking support for their distinct needs — everything from academic help to mental health counseling.

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Lucy Institute graduate scholar leverages technology to improve health access for migrant communities

Author: Grashorn, Christine

Each day, millions of people leave their birth countries forever. Sometimes those who emigrate are forced to leave behind important identification and medical records. As a result, they face barriers to receiving care for chronic illnesses or mental health conditions. Now, thanks to the work of University of Notre Dame doctoral student Maria Caterina “Cat” Gargano, a free user-driven digital platform is available to store and protect migrants’ essential health information.

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Graduate students to present research, compete for prize money in annual Three Minute Thesis competition

Author: Erin Blasko

Nine University of Notre Dame graduate students will compete for $4,500 in prize money during the annual Shaheen Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The competition will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 28) inside Jordan Auditorium at the Mendoza College of Business on campus. It is open to the public.

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López-Pérez awarded APSA 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant

Author: Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Kellogg Institute doctoral student affiliate Laura Neftaly López-Pérez has been awarded a 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRIG) from the American Political Science Association (APSA). She is one of 24 recipients nationwide.

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Tech Ethics Lab announces inaugural cohort of graduate fellows

Author: Tech Ethics Lab

The Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab is pleased to announce the selection of five Notre Dame graduate students for its Tech Ethics Graduate Fellowship program. After a competitive application and evaluation process, the students were selected based on their outstanding research proposals on topics such as fair methods of evaluating human labor in the digital age, the efficacy of privacy policies, and the role of technological advancement in violent conflicts. 

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Seeing Stars: How postdoctoral fellow William Cramer investigates light in galaxy systems

Author: Madeline Schlehuber

What’s really out there? William Cramer, a postdoctoral research fellow with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been asking this question since he was 10 years old, reading all the books about astronomy that his library offered.

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Becoming fully alive: Greer Hannan '09, '14 MNA, '15 M. Div. applies problem-solving and philosophical skills to help others

Author: Allie Griffith '17, '19 M.Ed.

Now serving as the associate director of performance quality improvement and compliance at St. Vincent de Paul in Louisville, Kentucky, Greer Hannan ’09, ’14 MNA, ’15 M.Div. reflects on moments of “aliveness” that inspired her to serve those on the margins.

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Notre Dame a top producer of Fulbright students for 10th straight year

Author: Erin Blasko

The University of Notre Dame is a top producer of Fulbright students for the 10th consecutive year, according to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which administers the Fulbright Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.

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Notre Dame postdoctoral scholar working to improve cancer diagnosis through groundbreaking technology

Author: Christine Grashorn

Karla Gonzalez Serrano, postdoctoral scholar for the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, has always wanted to join a team that helps doctors provide better care. “There are a lot of physicians in my family, and I have always wanted to help them have the tools that they wish they had to provide better care in their communities,” Gonzalez Serrano explains.

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Notre Dame Rome inaugurates Graduate Research Fellowships in Rome

Author: Costanza Montanari

The Graduate School, in partnership with Notre Dame International and the Center for Italian Studies, is offering semester- and year-long dissertation research fellowships at the Rome Global Gateway to advanced humanities Ph.D. students in the College of Arts and Letters. 

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2024 recipients of the Patrick ’90 and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research and the John ’00 and Karla Forgash Graduate Student Fellowship for Solar Energy Research.

Eight graduate students receive fellowships from ND Energy to advance energy-related research

Author: Barbara Villarosa

The Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy) at the University of Notre Dame has selected eight exceptional graduate students from a pool of twenty-three outstanding applicants to receive fellowships to advance research in specific areas important to creating a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for all.

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Graduate student health care subsidy to extend to spouses and children

Author: The Graduate School

When the Strategic Framework was introduced in August, excellence in graduate education and research were identified as essential to the University's ability to be the leading global Catholic research institution. In alignment with that vision, Mike Hildreth, dean of the Graduate School and vice president and associate provost for graduate studies, announced on December 12, 2023 the health care subsidy for eligible graduate students will be expanded to cover spouses and children.

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Envisioning greater accessibility

Author: Jack Rooney

By the time Danny Fritz ’22 M.S. and Riley Ellingsen ’22 M.S. graduated from the 11-month ESTEEM master’s program at Notre Dame, they had co-founded a start-up, earned seed money to start developing their innovative product, and now dedicate themselves to expanding accessibility options for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

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Connor Moore, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Graduate student Connor Moore named Meenakshi Narain Graduate Scholar at the LPC

Author: Shelly Goethals

Department of Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Connor Moore has been named a Meenakshi Narain Graduate Scholar at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Physics Center (LPC) for 2024. This program is aimed to support exceptional graduate student from U.S. Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) institutions.

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