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.
With the critical November elections now upon us, the work of political theorist James Fetter, Ph.D., couldn’t be more timely. Fetter, who earned his Ph.D. from Notre Dame in Political Science in 2012, studies and writes about the virtues of political leadership.
Graduate students in Notre Dame’s Department of History are making invaluable connections with German and Russian scholars as part of a graduate-student workshop now in its third year.
Christopher Porter, who recently completed the joint Ph.D. in logic and foundations of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship.
A poem by University of Notre Dame English doctoral candidate Ailbhe Darcy is this week’s Poem of the Week in The Guardian.
Graduate students enjoyed a performance of the six-man acoustic band MOUNTAIN HEART on Thursday, September 20 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, along with a reception on the terrace following the performance.
Enrique Blair, also known as Erik, is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Notre Dame faculty members and graduate students are making huge strides in research that focuses on the ability of adult stem cells to regenerate tissues. These stem cells, which are found in many adult tissues, have shown promise in therapies that regenerate organs as well as those that aim to cure diseases ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s.…
Brian M. Baker, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is the Graduate School’s new associate dean of academic programs. He succeeds Prof. Edward Maginn, now chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Two hundred graduate students and their guests gathered at Legends on Saturday to watch the broadcast of the Notre Dame football team’s season-opening 50-10 victory over Navy.
John T. Fitzgerald will join the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology this fall, saying getting to work with doctoral students at what he considers one of the premier programs in the world was a “compelling” opportunity.
More than 450 incoming graduate students will descend on the Jordan Hall of Science on Friday for the Graduate School Orientation from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.