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Graduating Seniors Receive National Fellowships

May 21, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

The Fulbright Exchange Program, National Science Foundation, and other national and international organizations have awarded postgraduate scholarships and fellowships to 13 members of the University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2012, 10 of whom are students in the College of Arts and Letters. Two Arts and Letters graduates of earlier classes also received prestigious fellowships and scholarships this year.

Fourteen seniors receive national fellowships and scholarships

May 21, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Fulbright International Exchange Program

Fourteen members of the Class of 2012 have been awarded nationally-competitive scholarships from organizations such as the Fulbright Exchange Program and the National Science Foundation.

Additionally, two graduates of earlier classes also received prestigious fellowships and scholarships.

Jessica Collett's Promotion

May 08, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Jessica Collett

Congratulations to Jessica Collett on her promotion to Associate Professor. Professor Collett is a valuable member of the Gender Studies community, as affiliated faculty, research faculty and a member of our Steering Committee. Professor Collett’s research interests are Social Psychology, Social Inequality, Family & Childhood, Research Methods, and Religion. Jessica Collett joined the Notre Dame faculty in fall 2006. Her current work focuses on how exchange contexts – that is the conditions under which social exchanges occur – affect the relational outcomes of exchange including perceptions of fairness, affective reactions, and levels of commitment, cohesion, and trust. Recent research appears in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Psychology Quarterly, and Social Forces. Currently, Professor Collett serves on the Gender Studies Steering Committee as one of the Social Sciences representatives.…

Theologian Jean Porter elected to AAAS

May 01, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Notre Dame theologian Jean Porter has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. Porter, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of Theological Ethics, specializes in Christian ethics and the history and interpretation of the natural law tradition in Catholic ethical reflection, particularly the moral theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Teaching awards honor exemplary work with undergraduates

May 01, 2012 • Categories: Alumni and Students

Joyce and Dockweiler awards

The 20 winners of Joyce teaching excellence awards represent faculty who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Faculty committees in each of seven disciplinary areas review the peer and student nominations.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, but recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

Dockweiler Award winners are: Ramzi K. Bualuan, associate professional specialist, computer science and engineering; Joshua B. Kaplan, associate professional specialist, political science; and Holly E. Martin, assistant dean, First Year of Studies.

The 20 winners of Joyce teaching excellence awards represent faculty who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Faculty committees in each of seven disciplinary areas review the peer and student nominations.