The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 438 master’s and 213 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 17) in the Compton Family Ice Arena.
To ensure that postdoctoral scholars in the early stages of their careers receive necessary resources, training, mentoring and comprehensive professional development support, the University of Notre Dame is forming an Office of Postdoctoral Scholars. The newly formed office will be administered through the Graduate School and is slated to open July 1.
Dr. Jennifer Tank of the Department of Biological Sciences was selected by a faculty committee to receive the 2013 James A. Burns, CSC Award, and Dr. Kathie Newman, of the Department of Physics, was selected to receive the 2013 Director of Graduate Studies Award.
The highest honor awarded to a graduate student, the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards are bestowed annually upon the top graduating student in each of the four divisions of the Graduate School – Engineering, the Humanities, Science and the Social Sciences.
Richard D. Connell (Ph.D. Chemistry 1989), Vice President of External Research Solutions, Global Research and Development, Pfizer Inc., has been named the Graduate School’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus.
Nine Notre Dame Graduate students were named winners of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, equaling the total number of winners from Notre Dame over the last seven years combined.
The 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, which is given annually by the Notre Dame Graduate School and the Notre Dame Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, honors graduate student instructors and teaching assistants whose teaching demonstrates excellence in the classroom or laboratory.
Working in Jeffrey Feder’s laboratory, graduate student Gilbert St. Jean was part of a team tasked with using a revolutionary method of identifying larval specimens of fruit flies affecting Washington apple crops by using genetic analysis, saving the region thousands of dollars in monitoring, inspection and control costs.
Nathan O. Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and formerly Provost and The Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at Notre Dame, will be the principal speaker on Saturday, May 18, at the Commencement ceremony for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.
Much has been written and discussed about the outlook for science and engineering in the United States. If a recent event at the University of Notre Dame’s Stinson-Remick Hall is any indication, the future looks bright.
The inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week offers free giveaways and discounts, professional development and wellness workshops, and fun and engaging events for Notre Dame’s community of graduate and professional students.
Teaching, either as an instructor of record or as a teaching assistant, is a critical component of professional development for many graduate students. To celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week, we’re turning the spotlight toward three of the 2012 graduate student teaching award winners.
Physics graduate student Stephanie Lyons cannot remember a time in which she was not interested in the scientific world. Her first love — all the way back in the second grade — was the teeming world of insects. Now, though, rather than looking down, her gaze is focused upwards: on the stars.
Master’s and Ph.D. students have the opportunity to meet with employers from more than 25 organizations from around the world through a Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Notre Dame to be part of $194-million university research center network focused on next-generation microelectronics
The University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead one of six new university microelectronics research centers that will share $194 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the continued growth and leadership of the U.S. semiconductor industry.
With the support of a Lilly Endowment grant of $1.9 million, Sacred Music at Notre Dame (SMND) is poised to help congregations across the region renew worship practices and enliven musical expression to engage people more deeply, across the generations.
Matthew Cooper, a graduate student in the Global Linkages of Biology, Environment and Society (GLOBES) program, was recently nominated for a one-year term on the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program’s trainee advisory board. He will serve as a mentor to new trainees who will be competing in the IGERT program’s annual video and poster competition.
The University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters will launch a doctoral program in the Department of Anthropology, with the first cohort of students due to enroll in fall 2014. The new program, says Susan Blum, professor and chair of the department, will focus its curriculum and training on integrative anthropology.
Sacred music is foundational to many of the world’s artistic traditions, and this is especially so when it comes to Western music. It is also an artistic—and academic—area that continues to grow and develop. To celebrate and promote this diverse and vibrant art form, the University of Notre Dame is launching a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) program with majors in organ and choral conducting, beginning in fall 2013.
A collaboration among the Hesburgh Libraries, the Graduate School and the Writing Center offered three “boot camps” during fall break—advising undergraduates on senior thesis writing, graduate students on dissertation writing, and other graduate students on grant writing.