Below are the talks from TEDxUND, held on January 21, 2014.  We hope you enjoy them and share this page!

Finding Your Visual Voice: How to Become an Empowered Consumer

Marie Bourgeois (Afternoon Session)

Concurrent Assistant Professor of Visual Communications

Graphic Designer in Notre Dame’s Marketing Communications Group





Big Data for Common Good: The Synergistic Effects of Wellness In Communities

Nitesh Chawla  (Afternoon Session)

Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications





Varieties of Democracy: Global Standards, Local Knowledge

Michael Coppedge (Afternoon Session)

Professor of Political Science

Faculty fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies






It's Not All Sex and Violence: Cooperation in Human Evolution

Agustin Fuentes (Morning Session)

Professor of Anthropology






Creating Community Amid "Urban Decline": A Study in Resurrection

Claire Fyrqvist (Morning Session)

Alumna, 05'






Foreign Aid and International Volunteering: Problems Behind the Vision of Service

Jingting Kang (Morning Session)

Sophomore, Business, Sociology, and Actuarial Science





Searching for the Other 95% of the Universe: True Stories From the Energy Frontier

Kevin Lannon (Morning Session)

Professor of Physics






Quantifying Design Aesthetics: A Multidisciplinary Story

José E. Lugo (Morning Session)

Graduate student, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering






A Means of Communication

Jake Makowski (Afternoon Session)

Undergraduate student        






Connecting the Dots: Caring Education, Joyful Learning, and Human Integrity

Maria McKenna  (Afternoon Session)

Director, Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Africana Studies






Don’t Miss the Trees for the Forest: Generating Small Data Can Solve Big Problems

Michael Mesterharm (Afternoon Session)

Graduate Student, Nonprofit Administrative






Music: A Language We Can All Understand

Joel Ostdiek  (Afternoon Session)







The Face of Innovation:  What Does an Innovator Look Like?

JR Reagan (Afternoon Session)

Principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP






Rituals, Perceptions and the Music In Your Mind

Carmen-Helena Tellez (Morning Session)

Professor of Conducting

Director of the Graduate Choral Conducting Program





Never Compromise. Collaborate.

Third Coast Percussion (Morning & Afternoon Session)

The Ensemble-in-Residence at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center






The Strength in Vulnerability: Healing through Portraiture

Christa Grace Watkins (Afternoon Session)

Freshman,  Philosophy






Changing the Hivemind: How Social Media Manipulation Affects Everything

Tim Weninger (Morning Session)

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering






Tourette Does the Talking

Thomas J. White (Morning Session)

Senior, Program of Liberal Studies and Italian






The Value of a Paycheck and the Urgency of Now

Peter Keon Woo (Morning Session)

Senior, Finance and Philosophy