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Noted Scholar Jane McAuliffe to Deliver the Graduate School Commencement Address

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Jane McAuliffe, a scholar of the Qur’an and early Islamic history, and director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, will deliver the Commencement Address on Saturday, May 16, at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.

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ESTEEM student to compete in Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

Author: Gene Stowe

Christopher Cali, an entrepreneurship master’s student and a 2014 science-business alumnus, is part of a team that will compete in the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition in Austin, Tex. in May. The group, Enlightened Diagnostics, Inc. (EnDx), qualified at a regional competition in February at the University of Louisville’s Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge.

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Reilly Center Welcomes First SRR Cohort

Author: Mark Bourgeois

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values is pleased to announce the first cohort of fellows in the NSF-funded Social Responsibilities for Researchers (SRR) program. This program is designed to provide training for STEM doctoral students in the ethical responsibilities of researchers arising from the impact of scientific and technological advancements on society. We are fortunate to welcome an exceptionally strong and truly diverse set of PhD students to this inaugural year of the program.

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Renee Bouley earns Kirschstein National Research Service Award from NIH

Author: Stephanie Healey

Renee Bouley, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fellowship will provide two years of funding for Bouley’s project, “Discovery of a new class of antibacterials that inhibits penicillin-binding proteins.”

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Notre Dame Graduate Students Win a Record Amount of Funding through External Grants and Fellowships

Author: Mary Hendriksen

In the past academic year, Notre Dame graduate students were awarded a record amount in fellowships and grants—$4.24 million—from organizations and entities around the world. The 2013-2014 cumulative award amount is $1.1 million more than the previous academic year and represents a 14% increase in the number of students applying for outside awards.

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Notre Dame Graduate School and Reilly Center Win NSF Grant to Study How to Best “Cultivate Cultures” for Ethical Leaders in STEM disciplines

Author: Mary Hendriksen

The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School and John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values have won a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $410,340 for a project that will study what training content and methods most successfully help STEM students become ethical leaders.

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Student Spotlight: Robert Lester, Economics, and Renato Ghini Bettiol, Mathematics, Offer Reflections on the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economics and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Mathematics and Computer Science

Author: Mary Hendriksen

Over the past four years, graduate students at the University of Notre Dame have been selected to participate in the prestigious Lindau Laureate Meetings —which provide a forum for Nobel Laureates to meet with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from around the world. The guiding principle of the meetings is to “Educate. Inspire. Connect.” The laureates fulfill that promise by interacting with their younger counterparts, who also use the meetings to learn from and network with each other—and so advance knowledge worldwide in their generation.

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Army veteran Luis Morales honored by NSF in Washington, D.C.

Author: Evan Bryson

Physics graduate student and U.S. Army veteran Luis Morales is one of 11 military veterans who was honored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with Graduate Research Fellowships on November 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. During the official visit to the NSF headquarters, the group was recognized with a formal ceremony highlighting veterans and their contributions to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

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Announcing the Reilly Center’s training programs for graduate students

Author: Evan Bryson

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has expanded its menu of training options for University of Notre Dame graduate students. Since August of 2013, three supplementary training and degree programs have been added and are open for graduate student enrollment. The new offerings advance understanding of the connections between science, technology, and society while broadening a traditional PhD or Master’s degree program of study.

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Graduate student and postdoctoral scholar research showcased in University's Shamrock Series

Author: Mary Hendriksen

When the Graduate School and Notre Dame Research host their advisory council in Indianapolis at the University’s Shamrock Series, the University will hold a spotlight on graduate education and research on campus and throughout the state.

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Biological Sciences Ph.D. Student Victoria Lam and Her Triple-C Program for Urban Youth

Author: Evan Bryson

Notre Dame Graduate Student Victoria Lam (Biological Sciences) has created a three-pronged approach to engage and connect youth from urban areas to the outdoors. Victoria discussed her program, Triple-C, with Fiona Ma in an interview in AsianWeek Magazine.

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