Professors share impact of work


Ten of Notre Dame’s most exciting and engaging professors shared the impact of their work in the first “ND Thinks Big” event Thursday evening in the Mendoza College of Business. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) and The Hub, a student-run website which promotes academic engagement online about issues in the Notre Dame community. Paul Barany, co-chair of “ND Thinks Big,” said students chose the nine professors and one administrator who spoke at the discussion. Mike Collins, the distinct voice of Notre Dame Stadium, served as host and moderator for the event as well. “The editors of The Hub got together and picked the different speakers to invite,” Baranay said. “We knew we wanted someone from each of the five colleges and one from the administration; we knew we wanted older and younger people who are experienced and people who are up-and-coming.” Lou Nanni, Vice President of University Relations, opened the presentation with a speech titled “To Dream Big, Remember Where You Came From.” The talk reflected on the history of the founding of Notre Dame. Jessica Hellmann, professor of the biological sciences, said the need to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere was imperative in combating climate change. She also said students should each reevaluate their view of nature and their interactions with it. Economics professor Michael Mogavero addressed the 10 major mistakes universities make in implementing strategic plans. The most important mistake to fix was the failure to build a campus community with fundamental trust between faculty, students and staff, he said. Corey Angst, assistant professor in the Department of Management in the Mendoza College of Business, said the pilot program for Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab use in classes was highly successful. The program was introduced to certain Notre Dame courses in the fall of 2011. Angst said his entire class was completely paperless and promoted environmental-friendly education. All books, tests and homework were completed electronically, he said. Aaron Striegel, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, discussed the benefits of video games in rehabilitation. The ability to measure rehabilitative progress in patients is often limited by the high cost of effective medical instruments, he said. As a solution, medical trainers can monitor the recovery of their patients by having them play gaming systems such as the Wii and the “Cloud” virtual computing system. Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, delivered his speech, “The Revolution Continues,” which traced the history of human understanding of Earth’s location in the universe through the discoveries of Copernicus and Edwin Hubble. “Earth is located in the suburbs,” Garnavich said. “We are the South Bend to the Chicago in the galactic universe.” The event was recorded and will be made available online at The Hub website. read more

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Seedorf says Cameroon are ready despite bonus row


first_imgCameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf says the African champions are ‘serene’ and have not been affected by the bonus row which delayed their journey to Egypt for this year’s Nations Cup.Cameroon open against Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday but only flew out of Yaounde on Friday after staging a sit-in protest over bonus disagreements.The Indomitable Lions rejected an offer of 20 million CFA, (approximately US$34,570) for appearance fees, and only set off for Egypt after talks with the country’s sports officials.There were fears the row would dampen the team’s hopes of clinching a sixth continental title, but Seedorf told a gathering of Cameroonian media in Ismailia on Sunday that his players have not been affected.“We are serene and we know why we’re here. At no moment has the team spirit changed. We have a joyful group, with players who know what appearing in such an event represents,” Seedorf told reporters.“Actually the bonus crisis has reinforced the team spirit and the determination within the squad to perform well. There was some tension but the players have behaved maturely and they’ve decided to be here to fight for Cameroon.“Bonus rows are not something particular to Cameroon or Africa, I’ve seen similar events across the world but we don’t want to let this distort our ambition.“The players have maintained the same intensity and concentration. The team is ready and they can’t wait to start the first match.”Cameroon go into the defence of their crown without star attackers Vincent Aboubakar and Jean Pierre Nsame, both ruled out of the competition with injuries.Despite retaining only ten players from the victorious Gabon 2017 team,the Dutch tactician believes many fans will be hoping to see his side in the final four.“Cameroon is the second team with the most titles in the Afcon and as defending champions obviously the fans will expect to see something good from the Lions.“We need to perform and show on the field why we are title favourites too. I think we have the talent and the possibility to do something very important.“The way the team is working at the moment, I’m very happy about that and convinced that we are ready to fight to retain our trophy, knowing that we will face very good teams during the event.Seedorf also brushed off suggestions that inexperience – with 11 squad players appearing at a Nations Cup for the first time – could hinder the team’s chances.“Hopefully this could be a motivation for the new players but we also have experienced players who’ve won this event so there is a good balance.“At the end it boils down to the preparation and motivation. We have enough talent in the team to perform and we’re confident that the mix is right.“I hear people say that the group stages will be a warm-up for the big teams but this isn’t true. For us winning the first match is crucial.“There wouldn’t be any easy teams in the tournament. We saw Egypt struggle against Zimbabwe and we know that Guinea-Bissau will give their lives against Cameroon. We always want to be first and we’ll do our best to top the group.”Cameroon begin the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Guinea-Bissau on 25 June in Group F before playing Ghana on 29 June.The defending African champions end the group phase with a clash against Benin on 2 July. Source: BBClast_img read more

Dodgers fans react to news that Corey Seager is out for the season


first_imgFan reaction: Where can I donate my elbow to Corey Seager? #Dodgers— DENISE BROWN (@denisebrownLA) April 30, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error News that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will eed to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right arm and will be lost for the remainder of the season was met with predictable angst and some despair from Dodgers fans Monday.Some samples:Seager’s reaction from Arizona: Corey Seager SS for LAD out for at least a yr with TJ surgery. Manny in Dodger blue? #inevitable @masnOrioles @Dodgers— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) April 30, 2018Potential elbow donors:Take my elbow @coreyseager_5 I don’t need it.— Ronnie Bedrosian (@Ronniebedros) April 30, 2018 Where do I sign up to donate my arm to Corey Seager?— Angel G. (@AngelG13_) April 30, 2018Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here. What happens now?last_img read more