ND Thinks Big: 10 Speakers, 10 Minutes, 10 Big Ideas


Location: Mendoza College of Business, Jordan Auditorium

ND Thinks Big will feature 10 of Notre Dame's most exciting and engaging professors sharing the impact of their work in action-packed, accessible 10-minute talks. Modeled after the mission of TED talks, "Ideas worth sharing," ND Thinks Big will be a dynamic and energetic event with talks from faculty in all of Notre Dame's colleges. The speakers, nine professors and one administrator, were chosen by students specifically for their work. Presenters include three professors from the College of Arts and Letters: anthropology professor James McKenna, political science professor Sebastian Rosato, and economics professor Michael Mogavero. Special guest Mike Collins, the voice of Notre Dame stadium, will be hosting the evening. A full list of speakers follows: * Corey Angst—Information Systems—"Tablet Computers in the Classroom" * Aimee Buccellato—Sustainable Architecture—"Sustainable Design: It’s Everyone’s Business" * Jessica Hellmann—Biology—"Adapting Nature to Climate Change: What We Can Do and What We Should Do" * Peter Garnavich—Physics—"The Revolution Continues" * Prashant Kamat—Chemistry—"Solar Energy Beyond the Hype" * James McKenna—Anthropology—"Mother-Infant Cosleeping with Breastfeeding: Biological No-Brainer or Prosecutable Offense?" * Michael Mogavero—Economics—"Planning and Continuous Improvement in Higher Education" * Lou Nanni—Administrator, University Relations—"To Dream Big, Remember Where You Come From" * Sebastian Rosato—International Relations—"A Foreign Policy for America" * Aaron Striegel—Computer Science—"How Gaming Technology will Bring a Renaissance in Rehabilitation"

Tickets are available at the LaFortune Box Office starting at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. The event is free, but a ticket is required for entry. Sponsored by The Hub, Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement