The Science Exploration Series

Author: George West


Join distinguished faculty of the College of Science in the Jordan Hall of Science as they discuss the universe from the stars to the oceans. “Fans from all over the country come to enjoy the unique Notre Dame Game Day experience. By attending a short academic talk during the weekend, fans enhance their Notre Dame experience and gain an appreciation for how our student athletes balance academics and athletics every day, and learn about our aspiration of being a top research university in the world, bringing a unique, mission-based perspective." says College of Science Dean, Gregory Crawford.

Before every home football game, the Saturday Science Exploration Series is sure to inspire a fascination with our world as visitors learn about the University’s innovative approach to science. Dr. Crawford coordinates the series which takes place every home game weekend from 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Jordan Hall of Science. “Through the Science Exploration Series, football fans learn about the exciting research taking place across the University of Notre Dame. Our faculty, who are world renowned experts in their fields, explain relevant and globally important research such as solar power efficiency and early warning technologies that can help predict when and where violence will occur. It is our hope that visitors will take the knowledge that they’ve gained about Notre Dame research, and share it in their own communities.” Be sure to stop by the Jordan Hall of Science to spend part of your Saturday exploring science.

Saturday’s Lecture

Joseph G. Bock, Ph.D.


“Health and Violence: Conflict Early Warning and Early Response”

This lecture will cover the use of early warning technologies that are helpful in identifying where and when violence is likely to occur. Methods that are used with early warning systems will be covered, including the use of digital mapping and pattern recognition. Examples of practical ways to prevent violence will be presented from India, Sri Lanka, and inner-city Chicago.

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