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Upcoming Events

Tue Mar 28, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Reilly Lecture - Frances H. Arnold: Biocatalysts for Abiological Chemistry: Bringing New Chemistry to Life155 DeBartolo Hall

Prof Frances Arnold
Dr. Frances Arnold

Abstract:

We create enzymes that catalyze reactions not known in living systems. Our approach to expanding nature’s catalytic repertoire is inspired by how nature innovates: new enzymes appear when the ‘promiscuous’ activities of existing proteins become useful for meeting new challenges or exploiting new opportunities. Mimicking this, we start with existing proteins (in my refrigerator or in databases) and identify catalytic activities that may be known to synthetic chemistry but that nature has not (yet) discovered. Proteins with even very low levels of activity can become new enzymes as we accumulate beneficial mutations in sequential rounds of mutation and screening (directed evolution).…

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Fri Mar 31, 2017

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Ten Years Hence LectureJordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

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Presented by Mike O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Development, NextEra Energy

Michael (Mike) O’Sullivan is senior vice president of development at NextEra Energy Resources, the nation’s leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels and also the world leader in producing electricity from the wind and sun.…

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Tue Apr 4, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some occluded aspects of climate change; A lecture by Amitav GhoshJordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh

Master prose stylist Amitav Ghosh will deliver a major lecture on the political and philosophical challenges posed by climate change. Ghosh is the author of many works of fiction and collections of essays, including The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines

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Wed Apr 5, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Energy Studies Minor Information Session Open HouseLaFortune- McNeill Room 116

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The Energy Studies Minor is open to undergraduate students in all majors and colleges at the University of Notre Dame. It is intended to prepare students to become successful leaders who understand the complexities of society’s energy challenges and will draw from technical and non-technical resources to move our country and the world toward a more sustainable energy future for all.…

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Thu Apr 6, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Energy Studies Minor Information Session Open HouseStinson-Remick Atrium

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The Energy Studies Minor is open to undergraduate students in all majors and colleges at the University of Notre Dame. It is intended to prepare students to become successful leaders who understand the complexities of society’s energy challenges and will draw from technical and non-technical resources to move our country and the world toward a more sustainable energy future for all.…

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Fri Apr 7, 2017

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Ten Years Hence LectureJordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Chris Walker

Presented by Chris Walker, Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Since, October 2014, Chris serves as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as the Director, North America based in New York City. As part of his role, he manages the organization’s relationship with approximately 40 Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in North America and leads WBCSD’s engagement of the Financial and ICT sectors.…

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Fri Apr 28, 2017

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Ten Years Hence LectureJordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

John Freedman

Presented by Jon Freedman, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Government Affairs, GE

Jon Freedman is based in Washington, DC, where he leads global partnerships and government affairs for GE’s water business. Previously, he was the project leader responsible for developing GE’s global environmental sustainability initiative now called ecomagination*.…

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