Upcoming Talks

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Upcoming Talks/Events


  • Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend’s Exposure to Environmental Lead

    Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend’s Exposure to Environmental Lead

    Prof. Graham Peaslee
    Tuesday September 26th 2017 - 7:00 pm
    101 Jordan Hall of Science

    Like many US cities, South Bend has a high number of children with blood lead levels above the threshold where public health intervention is recommended by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This current problem exists despite it being three decades since the removal of lead from gasoline and house paint. This leaves the outstanding question: where is this lead coming from?

    An interdisciplinary team of Notre Dame faculty and students is leading a study to understand the sources of environmental lead within homes and surrounding environments. This is an ongoing program which aims to identify sources of lead, inform and educate the wider community about this issue and help them reduce exposure to the lead for themselves and their families.

    Join us as leading members of this work present their current findings and future plans. This will be followed by a panel with local experts and community leaders to discuss how to address the issues of environmental lead in South Bend.

  • The Great Silence: An Exploration of the Fermi Paradox

    Jared Coughlin
    Tuesday October 17th 2017 - 7:00 pm
    101 Jordan Hall of Science

    Where is everybody? For as long as humans have looked up at the stars in the night sky, we have wondered whether or not we are alone in the Universe. With an estimated number of Earth-like planets in our galaxy in the billions, the odds seem to favor the existence of many other civilizations, and if even a small fraction of these are sending out signals or colonizing among the stars, we should have detected their presence by now. But we haven’t. This unexpected silence is known as the Fermi Paradox, and in this talk I discuss potential solutions to this problem as well as the central question: how common is intelligent life in the Universe?

  • Title TBC (All Ages Event)

    Speaker TBC
    Tuesday October 24th 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Jordan Hall of Science

  • Title TBC

    Prof. Adam Martin
    Tuesday November 7th 2017 - 7:00 pm
    101 Jordan Hall of Science

  • Title TBC

    Devin Whitten
    Tuesday December 5th 2017 - 7:00 pm
    101 Jordan Hall of Science

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