The LIVE Notre Dame Day broadcast will kick-off at 18:42 pm ET (6:42 pm ET) on April 24 at NOTREDAMEDAY.ND.EDU. The 29-hour broadcast will showcase Notre Dame stories from around the world, as well as live interviews, special musical performances, remotes, in-studio performances and surprise celebrity guests. Please spread the word and help us earn votes! Follow the celebration on social media with #NDday.
During this exciting time, we have the unique opportunity to earn a portion of a $1 Million! Make a $10 gift on Notre Dame Day (April 24 – 25), and receive 5 votes to cast. The total number of votes we receive decides our percentage of the $1 Million. Please vote for us!
The funds raised this year from Notre Dame Day will be invested in two critical programs that we initiated from Notre Dame Day last year. The first is a seminar series to bring internationally recognized leaders in the adult stem cell and iPS cell field to campus. The funds we raised during Notre Dame Day last year allowed us to bring these scientists from Stanford University, Hubrecht Institute (Netherlands), and Indiana University to campus to give lectures and to interact with the faculty and students. In some cases, this resulted in research collaborations. Our second program is the Stem Cell Colloquium, where the Notre Dame faculty and students who are interested in various aspects of stem cell research meet and present their own research results. This monthly event is an excellent opportunity for students and postdoctoral researchers to gain experience in discussing their research in front of others. In addition, this allows us to gain a better appreciation of the stem cell research that is being carried out across the university. These two programs, which are entirely funded by Notre Dame Day, are essential for the growth of adult stem and iPS cell research on campus and for increasing our visibility to the international research community.