Upcoming Events

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Biological Sciences Seminar: “Social Relationships, Health, and Survival in the Wild”

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Location: 283 Galvin Life Science

The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to present a seminar by Elizabeth Archie, the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The talk, “Social Relationships, Health, and Survival in the Wild,” will take place on Tuesday, October 28 at 4pm in 283 Galvin Life Science.

Social relationships can have profound effects on individual health. From humans to ants, social relationships affect disease exposure, stress, energy expenditure, and even immune responses. However, how these effects occur, and whether they play a role in the evolution of social behavior, remain largely unknown. In this talk, I will discuss recent discoveries from my lab at Notre Dame that address the links between social behavior and health in wild primates. These discoveries include the first evidence in a wild vertebrate that an individual’s position in a social network can affect the community of microbes living in their gut. In addition, we’ve found that an individual’s social environment, both as a juvenile and an adult, can predict their life span. These discoveries shed new light on the evolutionary costs and benefits of social relationships. Moreover, learning about social effects on health in primates can help us understand the origins of similar phenomena in humans.

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Academic iNDex Jump Start

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Location: 126 Debartolo Hall

Get a jump start on entering your info in Academic iNDex! Join us for a session to power though importing as much of your information as possible in a single hour. Learn quick-entry tips and have your questions answered immediately as you work in the new system. Free t-shirts for the first ten students to arrive! Be sure to bring a laptop with you. (Need to borrow a laptop? Check one out for free at the Hesburgh library.

Register for this session at http://graduateschool.nd.edu/professional_development/event-registration/

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ND Club of St. Joseph Valley Hesburgh Lecture: "The Expanding Universe and Large Telescopes"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

The Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Hesburgh Lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m.in Room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science. This year’s guest speaker will be Prof. Peter Garnavich. His presentation is entitled “The Expanding Universe and Large Telescopes.” Prof. Garnavich was a member of the research team that won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe. A reception will follow Prof. Garnavich’s presentation. Weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to go to the Observatory on Jordan Hall and look through the telescopes.

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Astro Star Party

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Location: Fieldhouse Mall (next to the Clarke Memorial Fountain/Stonehenge)

Star Party

Join the Department of Physics  for the annual Astro Star Party! Telescopes will be available for you to gaze at the beautiful night sky with astrophysicists at the Fieldhouse Mall, right next to the Clarke Memorial Fountain (Stonehenge). Free t-shirts and donuts will be provided to the first 400 attendees.  This event is open to the entire community, so please bring your classmates, friends, and family.

If it rains, the event will be held on Wednesday, October 29.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Career and Internship Opportunities in California

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Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

Notre Dame California

Learn about Notre Dame's efforts to increase opportunities for internships, careers, and research in California from Greg Crawford, dean of the College of Science. Representatives from the undergraduate and graduate career offices will also show students how to set up searches in GO IRISH to find opportunities in California that are already posted and be alerted as new postings come in meeting their criteria.

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Career and Internship Opportunities in California

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Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

Notre Dame California

Learn about Notre Dame's efforts to increase opportunities for internships, careers, and research in California from Greg Crawford, dean of the College of Science. Representatives from the undergraduate and graduate career offices will also show students how to set up searches in GO IRISH to find opportunities in California that are already posted and be alerted as new postings come in meeting their criteria.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Undergraduate Research Fair

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Location: Jordan Hall of Science

FURF 2014

Students interested in getting involved in undergraduate research are encouraged to attend the College of Science Fall Undergraduate Research Fair.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Room 101
Student Poster Presentations, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Galleria
Undergraduate Research Internship Information Night, 8:00-9:00 p.m., Room 101

View the event poster (146kb PDF).

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Friday, October 31, 2014

John A. Lynch Lecture: "Wnt Signaling and Stem Cell Control"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Roel Nusse (Lynch Lecture)

Roel Nusse
Professor of Developmental Biology,  Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,  Stanford University

A major focus of the Nusse lab is Wnt signaling, which is essential for regulating stem cells. How this is achieved is far from clear and is the subject of studies in the lab, both in vivo and in cell culture. The types of questions that the Nusse lab investigates are: What role do Wnt-responsive cells play in tissue maintenance and regeneration? How is the expression of Wnt signals regulated, in normal and injured tissues? 
Does oriented Wnt signaling polarize asymmetrically dividing stem cells, which plays a central role in tissue homeostasis and regeneration.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care course (SC 43350)

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Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

Intro to Hospice and Palliative Care

This one-credit pass/fail course is designed to provide undergraduate preprofessional students with an introductory understanding of palliative and hospice care.  It is designed specifically for undergraduates interested in careers in healthcare, but can also be useful to students aspiring to work in other helping professions.  This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of palliative and hospice care, focusing on how this care is given in the current healthcare system.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ACMS Applied Math Seminar: Joseph Powers

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Location: 129 Hayes-Healy

Joseph Powers
Professor
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Abstract:  TBA

List of Speakers:

Oct. 1 Dervis Can Vural – Physics
Oct. 8 Tim Weninger – Computer Science and Engineering
Oct. 15 Zhangli Peng –  Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Oct. 29 Joel Boerckel – Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Siemens Competition: Regional Competition

Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Siemens Foundation

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by Discovery Education and funded by the Siemens Foundation.

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Siemens Competition: Regional Competition

Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Siemens Foundation

The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by Discovery Education and funded by the Siemens Foundation.

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IUSM-SB 2014 Medicine Ball

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Location: Palais Royale, South Bend

Honoring
Rudy Navari, M.D., Ph.D., FACP
Director, World Health Organization
The Founders and Supporters of the Navari Student Outreach Clinic

Outstanding Physicians of the Year
Michael Blakesley, M.D.
David Halperin, M.D.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Science Exploration Series: "New Developments in Fighting Tuberculosis"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Jeff Schorey

Tuberculosis (TB) takes the lives of approximately 1.4 million people per year. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for TB, is the leading cause of death by a bacterial pathogen. This presentation will discuss why this pathogen is so deadly and what approaches Notre Dame researchers are using to develop better vaccines and diagnostics to combat TB.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Science Exploration Series: "Radioactivity in the Environment: What's the Risk?"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Amy Hixon

Uranium and thorium are naturally-occurring radioactive elements that are widely distributed among rocks and minerals.  However, most actinide elements are present in the environment as a result of nuclear weapons production and testing, nuclear fuel disposition, and nuclear fuel cycle accidents (e.g., Chermobyl, Fukushima Daiichi).  These actinide elements pose a long-term environmental concern due to their toxicity and long half-lives.  In this talk, Professor Hixon will discuss what the Environmental Radiochemistry group is doing to understand and predict actinide mobility in the environment.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

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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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