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Dunn with R&B singer Usher, right, and legendary TV producer Norman Lear in a 2015 event in Lear’s honor at Morehouse College. Photo provided.

The liberation of literacy: Stephane Dunn found her way with words

Author: Allie Griffith

Stephane Dunn ’94 M.A., ’00 MFA, ’00 Ph.D., is a professor, scholar, and co-founder of the Cinema, Television and Emerging Media Studies Program at Morehouse College with a successful career writing for both academic and creative media. But that impressive resume was never a foregone conclusion and required the Elkhart, Indiana native to dig deep for motivation during her years as a graduate student at Notre Dame.

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Postdoc wins outstanding paper award at ACL Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms

Author: Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center

Georgina Curto Rex, a postdoctoral fellow at the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC), and several coauthors were awarded one of two outstanding paper awards at ACL 2023 (61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics) within the Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms.

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In Memoriam Feature

In memoriam: Jeffrey Kantor, former vice president, associate provost, and dean of the Graduate School

Author: Karla Cruise

Jeffrey Kantor, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, former associate provost, vice president for graduate studies and research, and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, died unexpectedly on July 12 at his home in Rainy Lake, Minnesota. He was 69.

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Jeffrey Berland, Ph.D. candidate in medieval studies

Medieval Institute Ph.D. candidate awarded postdoctoral fellowship at University of Tübingen

Author: Medieval Institute

Jeffrey Berland, Ph.D. candidate in medieval studies Medieval Institute Ph.D. candidate Jeffrey Berland has been invited to join 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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Oleksii Kovalenko MGA ’19 on the rooftop of Voice of America in Washington, DC. Photo credit: VOA Ukrainian/Kostiantyn Golubchyk

MGA graduate from Ukraine provides news coverage of war for Voice of America

Author: Renée LaReau

One month after Russian forces invaded his home country of Ukraine in February 2022, Oleksii Kovalenko MGA ’19 joined Voice of America as an international media journalist based in Washington, DC. Since that time, Kovalenko has worked as part of a team of 30 journalists that produces in-depth coverage of Ukraine for the US-owned news agency, the largest international broadcaster in the United States.

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2023 Naughton Fellowships awarded to 31 students and faculty

Author: Brett Beasley

Tom Nee speaking with students before demonstrating how to shear a sheep. The University of Notre Dame’s Naughton Fellowship program has announced 31 faculty members and students as awardees in its 2023-2024 cohort. Funded by a gift from the Naughton family in 2008, Naughton Fellowships foster leadership through international partnerships and stimulate collaborative research efforts. Fellows from Ireland have the opportunity to study and conduct research at the University of Notre Dame. Fellows from Notre Dame complete their fellowship at a leading Irish research university.…

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Leaders for materials science and engineering Ph.D. program meet to recognize progress, establish new program goals

Author: MSE Staff

Notre Dame introduced the interdisciplinary MSE PhD program in July 2020. Through the end of the Spring 2023 semester, four students have graduated with the interdisciplinary degree.

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Alliance for Catholic Education graduates dressed in black master's regalia, stand for recognition during the ACE Commencement Ceremony.

Carolyn Woo to speak at ACE Commencement

Author: Helm, Theo

Carolyn Woo, the retired CEO of Catholic Relief Services and former dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as the keynote speaker at 2023 Commencement Ceremony of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, July 15. “We are honored that Carolyn will speak to our graduates,” said John Staud, the executive director of ACE. “She has spent her life working to improve the lives of children around the world, a mission that resonates with our graduates and exemplifies our Catholic mission.”

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The IDEA Center is the University of Notre Dame’s collaborative innovation hub dedicated to expanding the technological and societal impact of the University’s innovations.

IDEA Center implements entrepreneurship classes for Ph.D. students at Notre Dame

Author: Olivia Poole

Steve Asiala, the assistant director for research engagement at the IDEA Center, has successfully spearheaded the implementation of entrepreneurship classes for Ph.D. students in the College of Engineering, College of Science, and the Graduate School. Starting in Fall 2023, the COE, COS, and the Graduate School, in collaboration with the IDEA Center, will offer two graduate-level, 1-credit courses. These courses will introduce post-qualifying exam students pursuing their Ph.D. in the Colleges of Science and Engineering to the principles of generating impact from research innovations, entrepreneurship, and deep-tech commercialization.

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David Brunsma '93 Ph.D.

David Brunsma '93 Ph.D. wins Cox-Johnson Award

Author: Department of Sociology

David Brunsma '93 Ph.D. David Brunsma, who earned his Ph.D. at Notre Dame in 1993, was awarded the 2023 Cox-Johnson Award by American Sociology Association (ASA). The Cox-Johnson award recognizes scholars who have made important scholarly contributions in the areas of social justice, human rights, activism, and racial-ethnic groups that have experienced discrimination. Along with co-winner, David Embrick, Brunsma founded and edited a new ASA journal in 2013, Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, …

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Notre Dame recognized as a preeminent research university, selected to join Association of American Universities (AAU)

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has been selected for inclusion in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today.

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Janeala Morsby '23 Ph.D.

Alumna Janeala Morsby receives 2023 Governor-General’s Achievement Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Janeala Morsby '23 Ph.D. Janeala Morsby (Ph.D. ’23) has been selected to receive a 2023 Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA). This award, one of the most prestigious given by the Jamaican government, recognizes exceptional Jamaicans who have demonstrated excellence in both professional endeavors and service to the community. Janeala was chosen from a pool of 700 nominees, which was a record-breaking number of nominations.…

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Abigail Jorgensen, Ph.D. candidate (Sociology)

Sociology doctoral graduate Abigail Jorgensen: Fulfilling her purpose with hands, heart, and mind

Author: Carrie Gates Jantzen

In her dissertation research, Abigail Jorgensen found that many women associate motherhood with struggle. It’s something she can relate to. While pursuing her doctoral degree in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology — studying women’s transition to motherhood and how it shapes their identities and political views — she brought home her newborn in the midst of the pandemic. Then, five months later, she contracted COVID-19 in November 2020.

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

Blazing a family trail: First-generation student Karen Angeles earns doctoral degree in engineering

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

Not a single member of Karen Angeles’ extended family in southern California had ever attended college. It just didn’t seem like a realistic possibility because it had never been done before. But Angeles didn’t stop at college—she continued onward to Notre Dame to get a doctoral degree in structural engineering and graduated on May 20.

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The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society Announces its 2023-2025 Lucy Graduate Scholars

Author: Liu, Katie

The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society is delighted to announce the second cohort Lucy Graduate Scholars. These ten Ph.D. students represent seven different departments and programs across campus. Lucy Graduate Scholars will work with the 2022-2024 Scholars cohort…

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John McGreevy: 2023 Graduate School Commencement address

Author: Sue Lister

Thank you Dean Fuja. Fr. President Jenkins, members of the Board of Trustees and the President’s Leadership Council, Deans of our colleges and schools, family and friends who have come from near and far to be present for this joyous occasion and most of all, members of the Graduate School class of 2023. Welcome. Let us give the graduates a loud, extended round of applause; it is the first of many rounds of applause they will hear this weekend and they deserve each and every one of them.…

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John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame, delivered the keynote address during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday (May 20) at Notre Dame Stadium.

Graduate School degree recipients praised for ‘grit,’ reminded ‘your research matters’

Author: Erin Blasko

John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame, delivered the keynote address during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday (May 20) at Notre Dame Stadium, reminding members of the class of 2023 of the Graduate School’s motto: “Your research matters.”

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