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Graduate School Commencement 2018

Graduate School degree recipients encouraged to practice empathy, ‘insist on reason and evidence’ in judgments and decisions

Author: Erin Blasko

The University of Notre Dame Graduate School held its annual Commencement Ceremony Saturday (May 19), handing out 286 doctoral degrees and 500 master’s degrees and presenting several awards to distinguished members of the Graduate School community.

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Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of Oxford and recipient of an honorary degree at Notre Dame's 2018 Commencement

Oxford vice-chancellor Louise Richardson to speak at Graduate School Commencement

Author: Nora Kenney

The Graduate School’s annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena. During the ceremony, the University will confer 286 doctoral degrees and 500 master’s degrees, as well as present several awards to distinguished members of the Graduate School community.

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2018 Shaheen 3MT® Engineering Finalists Named

Author: Aaron Bell

Three 3MT® finalists were named out of nine competitors on Wednesday night in DeBartolo Hall at the College of Engineering qualifying round. Mark Summe (Chemical Engineering), Xunzhao Yin (Computer Science and Engineering) and Diya Li (Chemical Engineering) were chosen to represent Engineering at the finals in Jordan Auditorium on April 23 at 5 p.m.

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Call for Nominations: Graduate School Commencement Awards

Author: Nora Kenney

Each year, the Graduate School presents several major awards at Notre Dame Commencement. These include the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award, the Director of Graduate Studies Award, the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award. Last year, the Graduate School also conferred the inaugural Notebaert Award.

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Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Author: Joanne Fahey

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

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Astrophysics graduate students witness first-ever detected neutron star collision

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Third-year physics graduate students Kaitlin Rasmussen and Devin Whitten were settling into their observation work in August on the 2.5-meter Irénée du Pont Telescope atop a rocky mountain in Las Campanas, Chile, scouring for a type of star enhanced by a set of reactions called the rapid-neutron capture process, or r-process. What they witnessed instead is being described as one of the most significant discoveries in astrophysics.

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Notre Dame Receives Grant from Council of Graduate Schools for PhD Career Pathways Study

Author: Aaron Bell & Nora Kenney

The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) for participation in the PhD Career Pathways Project. Supported by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Science Foundation (NSF…

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Harper Cancer Research Postdoc Receives Highly Competitive Career Development Award From NIH/NCI

Author: Valli Sarveswaran

Dr. Tyvette Hilliard, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Sharon Stack, Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute, has received a highly competitive 5-year K01 Research Career Development award from the NIH/NCI.

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