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Finalists Named in Arts and Letters Shaheen 3MT® Qualifying Round

Author: Aaron Bell

Left to right: Nicole Winsor, Mimi Ensley and Jillian Snyder, the college of Arts and Letters Shaheen 3MT® finalistsEnglish spoke the loudest at the College of Arts and Letters Three Minute Thesis qualifying round on Tuesday night. English Ph.D. candidates Nicole Winsor, Mimi Ensley, and Jillian Snyder will advance to compete against the finalists from the College of Science and College of Engineering on March 27 in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business. In addition to the 13 competitors, a strong showing of over 50 or so audience members watched the exciting competition.…

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Finalists Named in Hotly Contested Shaheen 3MT® Science Qualifying Round

Author: Aaron Bell

Left to right: Finalists Julia Beck, Elizabeth Loughran and Stefan FreedThe College of Science Shaheen 3MT competition began with a big bang on Monday in Jordan Hall of Science.Julia Beck (Biochemistry), Elizabeth Loughran (Integrated Biomedical Sciences), and Stefan Freed (Biological Sciences) took the top three spots, and will go on to compete at the Shaheen 3MT®…

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The Graduate School is accepting nominations for three existing awards that will be presented at Commencement on May 20, 2017:

Author: Aaron Bell

The James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award is given annually to a faculty member for distinction in graduate teaching or another exemplary contribution to graduate education, such as building or developing a graduate program; outstanding service in teaching graduate courses; serving as an advisor or thesis director; or securing training grants (e.g. DOE…

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Graduate School to Bestow Inaugural “Notebaert Award” at 2017 Commencement Exercises

Author: Aaron Bell

Laura Carlson, Dean of the Graduate School, announced Monday that the inaugural “Notebaert Award,” named in honor of Richard C. Notebaert, chairman emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, and his wife, Peggy, will be presented to a Notre Dame faculty or staff member at the Graduate School Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 20, 2017. …

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Graduate School to Host Second Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

Author: Aaron Bell

The Graduate School will host it’s second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition beginning with a November 9, Kickoff Event from 5 to 6 p.m. at Legends of Notre Dame. Ph.D. graduate students who have completed their candidacy exams can compete in 3MT®. All graduate students can attend Professional Development workshops related to 3MT to strengthen and polish their presentation skills. If interested, you may register for the Kickoff Event here. Qualifying heats begin in late February 2017 and will culminate in a Final Event on March 23 with a first prize of $2,000.

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Graduate School degree recipients are urged to confront global challenges

Author: William G. Gilroy

Rita Colwell, the first woman to direct the National Science Foundation (NSF), told the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School degree recipients during Saturday’s (May 14) Commencement Ceremony that they will not lack for challenges, excitement or gratification and that she is confident that they can change our world.

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Former Director of NSF Rita Colwell to deliver the Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: Evan Bryson

Rita Colwell, a molecular microbiologist whose research focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health, will deliver the Commencement Address on Saturday, May 14, at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.

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Graduate student Erica Gonzales contributes to rare brown dwarf discovery

Author: Gene Stowe

Erica Gonzales, a graduate student in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, was conducting her first telescope observations in California in October 2014 when she helped to discover and photograph a rare brown dwarf– an object with mass in between that of stars and planets. Working with her advisor, Prof. Justin R. Crepp, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, Gonzales was able to identify HD 4747 B as an important benchmark for studying objects somewhat smaller than stars. 

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Nicholas Myers and Claire Bowen win $2,500 at 3MT competition

Author: Marissa Gebhard

At the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) on Wednesday, March 16, nine graduate students at University of Notre Dame competed for prize money and a bid to the regional championships. Three graduate students from the College of Science competed. Nicholas Myers in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry won second place, and received $1,500, and Claire Bowen in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics won the People’s Choice Award and received $1,000.

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