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The University of Notre Dame has been ranked as the No. 15 top graduate school for entrepreneurship by The Princeton Review.

Notre Dame ranked among top schools for graduate studies in entrepreneurship

Author: Olivia Poole

The University of Notre Dame has been ranked as the No. 15 top graduate school for entrepreneurship by The Princeton Review as part of its annual “Top 50 Undergraduate and Top 50 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies” rankings. While the University’s ESTEEM Graduate Program, a one-year professional master’s degree conferring a Master of Science in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, is the primary driver behind this distinction, the University’s total entrepreneurial profile also includes programming and course work offerings from the Mendoza College of Business and the Keough School of Global Affairs.   The 2023 rankings were announced by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine on Nov. 15.  The rankings are based on data from the publication’s annual survey of more than 300 colleges and universities that offer entrepreneurship studies and programs.

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ESTEEM Graduate Program, University of Notre Dame

Three Notre Dame alumni who are changing the world – powered by ESTEEM

Author: Olivia Poole

Meet Jack O’Meara, Ashley Kalinauskas and Dan Kervick, founders and CEOs of three companies, each having a profound impact on the world. They have one thing in common: All are graduates of the ESTEEM Graduate Program, a one-year professional master’s program at the University of Notre Dame that confers a master of science in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. 

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From the MI Podcast: Writing a book on used books! Eleonora Celora (Ph.D. candidate) discusses the art of liturgical manuscripts

Author: Medieval Institute

In this episode, hosts Ben and Will sat down with Eleonora Celora, a Ph.D. candidate at the Medieval Institute. Celora's research focuses on hagiography (writing a biography in a way that flatters or idealizes the subject) and its manifestation in Western liturgical manuscripts.

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Eckhart Spalding, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral research associate Eckhart Spalding brings his childhood dreams of discovering other planets to life

Author: Caroline Crawford

Eckhart Spalding, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, develops instrumentation for taking observations of exoplanets: planets that orbit other stars.

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Students in the visual and material culture graduate minor will explore global art and architecture history in addition to image-centered research.

New visual and material culture graduate minor created to enhance A&L students’ research, teaching skills

Author: Beth Staples

The new graduate minor in visual and material culture is designed to enrich the experience of Arts and Letters students in Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Ph.D. programs through Department of Art, Art History & Design (AAHD) courses in ancient, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary art. 

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Isabel Güiza-Gómez, Ph.D. student in Peace Studies and Political Science.

Kroc Ph.D. student awarded Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize

Author: Jena O'Brien

Isabel Güiza-Gómez, (Ph.D. student in Peace Studies and Political Science) was recently awarded an Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize in Human and Social Science by Fundación Alejandro Ángel Escobar for her book, La Constitución del Campesinado. Luchas por reconocimiento y redistribución en el campo jurídico.

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Tom Coyne '99 MFA

Creative Writing MFA alumni spotlight: Tom Coyne ('00)

Author: Paul Cunningham

“It's difficult to overstate the impact that the Notre Dame creative writing program had on my life. I entered the program at age 22, terrified, hoping I could somehow hold my own in workshop. I left with a stack of papers that got me an agent that got me a book deal that…

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Mauna Dasari in June 2022 in Pennsylvania holding a female bull frog as part of her postdoctoral research. (Animals were handled with proper scientific collection permits from the state of Pennsylvania and under IACUC protocols filed with the University of Pittsburgh.)

Collaboration with Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships leads Ph.D. alumna to exciting and unexpected career path

Author: Eric Heath

Dr. Dasari learned firsthand the delicate dance of partnering with resources on campus, including the Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships.  Through her many interactions with the office — first as a fellowship applicant and then later as a consultant to other students — she slowly began to see her interests shift, a journey that would eventually lead her to explore a new and unexpected career directly connected to the skills she had honed while working with the Grants and Fellowships team.

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Michelle Sybert, assistant director of University of Notre Dame Press, presents at the inaugural Publishing Boot Camp for graduate students.

Notre Dame Press and Graduate Career Services co-host first ever Publishing Boot Camp

Author: Kathryn Pitts

On August 15–18, 2022, the University of Notre Dame Press and the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development Graduate Career Services hosted the first ever Publishing Boot Camp for graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The intensive, four-day program was held in the Hesburgh Library and provided a rigorous program, hands-on activities, and guidance from publishing professionals to enable grad students to explore career options beyond the faculty track in scholarly publishing.

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Keough School of Global Affairs (Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame)

Tom and Molly Duffey endow program for student career development in Keough School

Author: Renée LaReau

Tom and Molly Duffey of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, have made a $5 million gift to create and endow a new student career development program in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. The Duffey Career Development Program will prepare graduate and undergraduate students to compete successfully for professional opportunities and positions that require the skills and knowledge acquired in their Keough School and Notre Dame education. 

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Sean Murphy, PhD candidate in the graduate program in Biological Sciences.

Doctoral student Sean Murphy awarded NIH Fellow Transition Award

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Sean Murphy, a rising fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has received a prestigious Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Only around 24 predoctoral to postdoctoral fellow transition awards (F99/K00) are awarded each year by the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.

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ND postdoc Katherine McCabe, Ph.D.

Reilly Postdoc, Katharine McCabe, wins Donald W. Light Award for Applied or Public Practice of Medical Sociology

Author: MacKenzie Rizzo

Katharine McCabe, Ph.D., received the Donald W. Light award for her 2021 article in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, “Criminalization of Care: Drug Testing Pregnant Patients”. Dr. McCabe is a postdoctoral research associate in Health, Humanities, and Society within the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.

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ND postdoc Georgina Curto Rex accepts the AI for Good Track Project Award

Postdoc Georgina Curto Rex Wins AI for Good Best Project Award

Author: Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center

Georgina Curto Rex, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC), and several coauthors won the AI for Good Track Project Award at the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in Vienna from July 23–29.

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