As it does every Commencement season, the Graduate School has honored three members of the University’s faculty and staff for their distinctive contributions to graduate education.
The Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards.
The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 344 master’s and 204 doctoral degree recipients and presented several awards during Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 17) in the Compton Family Ice Arena. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, delivered the Commencement Address.
German philosophy student and research visitor Mareike Hauer has gained new insights on her work as a participant in Notre Dame’s Workshop on Ancient Philosophy.
The Graduate School’s 2014 Distinguished Alumna is Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Notre Dame in 1999. Dr. Rockquemore will deliver the address at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m., Compton Family Ice Arena.
The National Science Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with eleven current Notre Dame students winning the prestigious award and another five earning honorable mention. This year’s number is up from last year’s nine awardees, which was previously the highest number ever received by Notre Dame students.…
The TEDx talk of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering graduate student José Lugo has been chosen as an Editor’s Pick.
On February 27, the Graduate Student Union and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars hosted their annual Graduate Student Union and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium
First year applied and computational mathematics and statistics graduate student Claire Chow was recently selected as a Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholar. The program is a one-year scholarship program intended to increase the number of women pursuing Ph.D degrees.
— Using smartphones to track eye movement and facial features… — A national ID program based on iris images… — Iris scans used to track children exiting a school bus… While these scenarios may seem like science fiction to some, they are actual feats of identification in our world today. All are possible thanks to advances in the field of biometrics — the field in which Notre Dame Computer Science and Engineering doctoral student Estefan Ortiz spends his days — and, frequently, his nights.
University of Notre Dame biometrics researchers Kevin Bowyer and Estefan Ortiz have released a paper that points to errors in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report on how iris aging affects the accuracy of iris recognition. In addition to describing specific methodological errors in the NIST report, Bowyer and Ortiz presented a list of suggestions to be addressed in a revised version of the NIST report.
Charles Leavitt, who received his Ph.D. in literature from Notre Dame in 2010, has accepted a position at the University of Reading as a lecturer in Italian studies—equivalent to assistant professor in the American university system. Located in Reading, England, the school is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
This past summer, four University of Notre Dame graduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry attended the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings. In its 63rd year, the Lindau meetings bring together Nobel Laureates with young researchers to “educate, inspire, and connect.”
Graduate School Dean Laura Carlson has announced two new appointments in the Professional Development area: Prof. X. Sharon Hu, the new associate dean for professional development, and Mike Westrate, the associate program director for grants and fellowships.
Laura Carlson, professor of psychology, has been appointed Vice President and Associate Provost, and Dean of the Graduate School.
Melissa Mayus never planned on specializing in Old English. The current English Ph.D. student took an Old English class as an undergraduate at Notre Dame that sparked an unexpected passion that has taken her all the way to Iceland.
Brandon Vaidyanathan, a graduate student in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology, is discovering a different reality as he focuses on the world of skilled professionals in multinational corporations in two rapidly globalizing cities—Bangalore, India, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The full text of Dr. Nathan Hatch’s commencement address to the 2013 Ph.D. and Master’s recipients, delivered at the Compton Family Ice Arena on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
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.