Upcoming Events

Monday, March 30, 2015

"The Neurophysiology of Biopolar Disorder: Clues from Neuroimaging"


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Stephen M. Strakowski, M.D.
Senior Vice President Strategy and Transformation, UC Health
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Psychology
University of Cincinnati

Bipolar disorder is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide. It is strongly heritable (85%), and the symptoms and signs of bipolar disorder suggest abnormalities within brain systems that control emotional function. These prefrontal-striatal-thalamic iterative networks modulate amygdala, ‘cognitive’ regions of the prefrontal cortex, hypothalamus, and other components of the limbic system. Unfortunately, there are no animal models for bipolar disorder, challenging us to identify approaches toward clarifying its neurophysiology. In the last 10-15 years, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques have permitted the in vivo exploration of the neurophysiology of bipolar disorder. Structural imaging suggests morphometric abnormalities in emotional networks that progress during adolescence and over time. Functional imaging demonstrates a disconnect in prefrontal modulation of amygdala activation, critical for healthy emotional function. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy suggests metabolic abnormalities in this network as well, particularly in the striatum. As imaging techniques continue to advance, the neurophysiology of bipolar disorder will become even better understood.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Talk Science: Innovation Series


Location: Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science

Talk Science

Join the students of Scientia for the monthly Talk Science: Innovation Series! Listen to interesting talks to learn about students and faculty who are doing research at Notre Dame while enjoying pizza!

Michael Flavin, Ph.D.
Managing Director of Flavin Ventures, LLC
Chief Executive Officer of Shamrock Structures

"An Antibiotic Odyssey"

Christopher Barnes '15

"Simulation Development for Equipment Upgrades and New Physics Searches on CMS"

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Virtual Career Fair: Jobs in Engineering, IT, Business, Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Science, HR, and More.


Location: Virtual

Virtual Career Fair. Featuring 27 SEC & ACC Universities. 

Looking for a Job, Internship, or Co-op? Save Valuable Time & Meet Recruiters Live Online. Register at www.CareerEco.com/events/secacc

Students and Alumni are invited to interact via chat sessions and meet employers recruiting talent across all majors and degrees. This Virtual Career Fair is free for students & alumni to attend! …

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Harper Cancer Research Institute Lecture: Alexander Anderson


Location: 1st Source Auditorium, Raclin-Carmichael Hall, 1234 Notre Dame Ave., South Bend


Alexander Anderson, Ph.D.
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida

Alexander Anderson, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of only a handful of mathematical oncologists that develops truly integrative models that directly impact upon biological experimentation. His pioneering work using evolutionary hybrid cellular automata models has led to new insights into the role of the tumor microenvironment in driving tumor progression. Due to his belief in the crucial role of mathematical models in cancer research he moved his group to the Moffitt Cancer Center in 2008 to establish the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department.

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Lecture: "How Technology is Helping Scientists Understand the Integrative Challenges of High Intensity Endurance Performance Requirements"


Location: 102 DeBartolo Hall

ND Cycling Club

Craig E. Broeder, Ph.D. FACSM, FNAASO
Research Scholar, Northern Illinois University

Over the last 10 years, great strides have been made in how we monitor high level endurance performance due to advances in technology, especially wearable monitors. These advanced technologies have opened up new opportunities for how scientists study integrative physiological, biochemical, and molecular biology mechanisms at rest, sub-maximal, and maximal effort in both sedentary and highly trained athletes. The purpose of this talk will be to highlight how these technologies are helping scientists gain new perspectives in how the endurance athlete responds and perform to the unique challenges of high intensity exercise.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Virtual Career Fair: Jobs in Engineering, IT, Business, Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Science, HR, and More.


Location: Virtual

Virtual Career Fair. Featuring 27 SEC & ACC Universities. 

Looking for a job, internship, or co-op? Save valuable time & meet recruiters live online. Register at www.careereco.com/events/secacc.

Students & Alumni are invited to interact via chat sessions and meet employers recruiting talent across all majors and degrees. This virtual career fiar is free for studets & alumni to attend. …

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday

Location: University of Notre Dame

The College of Science  will be closed on Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 6.

The Easter holiday for students will take place April 3-6. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 7.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Harper Cancer Wellness Series Luncheon Talks


Location: Meeting Room, Rolfs Recreation Center, Notre Dame


Dr. Sharon Stack
Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director, Harper Cancer Research Institute
University of Notre Dame

Dr. M. Sharon Stack's overall research focus is in the area of molecular mechanisms of metastasis in ovarian and oral cancers. Understanding the molecular mechanisms by which tumor cells orchestrate multiple micro-environmental cues to regulate the expression and activity of metastasis-associated proteinases is the major focus of the laboratory. She has published over 140 peer-reviewed research articles and reviews. Her laboratory has been continuously funded by the NIH/NCI since 1989. Dr. Stack was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Notre Dame Relay for Life


Location: Compton Family Ice Arena


2015 marks the 11th Notre Dame Relay where the campus and the community have come together to fight cancer. Over $1M has been raised for the American Cancer Society, but we are not finished yet. Cancer continues to impact us all and so our fight continues.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Nieuwland Lecture: "Discrete or Continuous?"


Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Nick Trefethen, Niewuland Lecture Series speaker

Nick Trefethen
Professor of Numerical Analysis
Mathematical Institute, Oxford University

As old as any issue in science and mathematics is the polarity between discrete and continuous.  The details change from century to century, but a synthesis still challenges us. This talk will comment on some of the long history and current state of interplay between these two ways of thinking.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Movie: "Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement"


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


This event is free but ticketed. Reserve your seats today online at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

There is a growing buzz around the potential for science and technology to create significant "human enhancement" applications, such as bionic limbs, improved memory or cognition, or the ability to choose specific characteristics for our offspring. The possibilities stir the imagination and excitement of many, while for others the rhetoric and current research into human enhancement signals alarms of a new eugenics. And yet, for most non-scientists, this sounds like the realm of science fiction, a world awash in mystery and misunderstanding.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

XVth International Workshop Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plasminogen Activation

Location: Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, Italy

This meeting has been held in alternate years since 1985, and is unique in that it is almost exclusively abstract-driven.  Therefore, the majority of the presentations are selected from submitted abstracts.  This allows for the emphasis of the meeting to be on new and unpublished research, which fosters productive interchange of ideas between attendees of the meeting.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015