Science Exploration Series

Make science part of your game day schedule and join the College of Science for exciting presentations before Notre Dame home football games. All presentations are open to the public and will be held in the Jordan Hall of Science.

2019


Seeing into the Black  

Keith Davis DVT

September 14 (New Mexico, 2:30 p.m. kickoff)
Keith Davis, Ph.D., director of the DVT
11 a.m.
100 Jordan Hall of Science

Join Keith Davis, director of the Digital Visualization Theater, on a virtual journey through the universe to explore the dark world of black holes – and how we know they exist.


 



Win-Win: Managing resources and infectious disease in the developing world

Jason Rohr 250

September 28 (Virginia, 3:30 p.m. kickoff)
Jason Rohr, Ph.D., Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla College Professor of Biological Sciences
11 a.m.
101 Jordan Hall of Science

Rohr will discuss his lab's work to more fully account for the benefits of drugs to treat the five major worm infections of humans and to address the devastating disease schistosomiasis in Africa while simultaneously increasing water access and food and energy production.

 


TBA

October 5 (Bowling Green, 3:30 p.m. kickoff)
11 a.m.
101 Jordan Hall of Science


 

 


Compassionate Care in Medicine

Dominic Vachon

October 12 (USC, 7:30 p.m. kickoff)
Dominic Vachon, Ph.D., professor and the John G. Sheedy, M.D., Director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine
Time TBD
101 Jordan Hall of Science

Prior to joining the Hillebrand Center, Vachon served as director of Behavioral Medicine and Caring Science Training at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Vachon is also is a practicing psychologist specializing in neurofeedback therapy. Past research has focused on the relationship between empathy and burnout. Other areas of interest include factors in maintaining caring behaviors in difficult work, the psychology of helping interactions, physician-patient dynamics, and the role of spirituality in helping others. Dr. Vachon provides workshops nationally in the area of maintaining balanced caring behaviors in the helping professions. 

 


TBA

November 2 (Virginia Tech, 2:30 p.m. kickoff)
11 a.m.
101 Jordan Hall of Science


 


TBA

Matt Ravosa

November 16 (Navy, 2:30 p.m. kickoff)
Matthew Ravosa, Ph.D., professor of biology
11 a.m.
101 Jordan Hall of Science


 


TBA

Jordan Hall of Science

November 23 (Boston College, 2:30 p.m. kickoff)
11 a.m. 
101 Jordan Hall of Science