Notre Dame celebrated its 172nd Commencement Ceremony May 21 inside Notre Dame Stadium, with an audience of approximately 24,000 family, friends, faculty and graduates.
Dick Notebaert—chairman emeritus of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees and retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications—told the University’s Graduate School degree recipients during their May 20 Commencement Ceremony that everyone needs a coach on the path to success, and he offered insights gained from two of his own mentors.
A record 38 current Notre Dame students and alumni have been awarded grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to study abroad in 2017-18, topping last year’s record of 30 finalists.
J.J. Wright, a doctoral candidate in sacred music at Notre Dame and a Grammy award-winning composer, will premiere his five-part composition “Drama and Devotion” on June 1 at Chiesa Nuova in Rome.
Notre Dame will confer 3,171 degrees during Commencement Weekend May 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) on campus.
The National Science Foundation has recognized 10 Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Over the past five years, Notre Dame has received 35 of these awards, with this year being one of the most successful on record.
Twenty faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Eileen Hunt Botting, professor of political science at Notre Dame, has been appointed director of merit scholarship programs at the University. She succeeds Joseph Buttigieg, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.
Approximately 3.9 million children were subjects of maltreatment reports to child welfare agencies in 2013. In order to help children facing maltreatment, researchers and clinicians first needed to address the heart of the problem. The relationship between the parent and child is key, argues Kristin Valentino, William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Associate Professor of Psychology, in an article published recently in a special section of the journal Child Development.
Amy Coney Barrett, Diane and M.O. Miller II Research Chair in Law and Professor of Law at Notre Dame, was nominated May 8 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit by President Donald Trump.
Isabel Charles wanted others to see the world as a bigger place than they’d known—and to see that they had a place in it.
Six undergraduate students received honors for excellence in research skills during Notre Dame’s 10th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference on May 5.
Researchers at Notre Dame have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. By engineering dye molecules to target a specific enzyme of the virus, the team was able to develop a test kit that emitted fluorescent light when illuminated with a hand-held lamp or blue laser pointer.
Caleb “C.J.” Pine will present the valedictory address during the 172nd University Commencement Ceremony on May 21 at Notre Dame Stadium. As the salutatorian, José Alberto Suárez will offer the Commencement invocation.
Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs is partnering with the Peace Corps to establish a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program for returned volunteers pursuing the Keough School’s new Master of Global Affairs degree. Peace Corps volunteers selected as Coverdell Fellows will receive a full-tuition scholarship, health insurance and a living stipend each year of the two-year MGA program.
The Notre Dame Graduate School will hold its annual Commencement Ceremony May 20, during which the University will recognize and celebrate the recipients of 240 doctoral degrees and 478 master’s degrees. Dick Notebaert, the chairman emeritus of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, and the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications Inc., will deliver this year’s commencement address.