What Could Go Wrong? Spring 2018


Too Smart for Our Own Good?

by Jason Kelly '95

Now they've gone and done it. Some geniuses have created wizardry brilliant enough to outthink and override human involvement. Should we be worried?

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Cut and Paste

by Sharon Tregaskis

In laboratories around the world, scientists are harnessing an ancient biological process to edit the code of life. Does humanity have what it takes to wield such profound power?

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Welcome to the Intermind

by Jeremy Manier '92

Facebook's mind-reading ambitions are more troubling than a blip on the horizon. They're a reflection of how we live.

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Way Out Front

by Brendan O'Shaughnessy '93

Notre Dame's foremost Renaissance intellectual just might have been the adventurer, naturalist, writer, professor, visionary and priest John Zahm, whose prophetic thinking often put him at odds with his contemporaries.

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Doorsteps to the World

with Michael Pippenger and Scott Appleby '78

The vice president for internationalization and the dean of the new Keough School of Global Affairs talk about the University's latest, most ambitious ventures to transform Notre Dame's approach to education in the 21st century.

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Unseen by the Human Eye

Photographs by Matt Cashore '94

Infrared campus photographs reveal invisible light.

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To Forgive a Killer

by Reverend Sharon Risher, as told to Abigail Pesta '91

A gunman shot down her mother and two cousins in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. As an ordained minister, she knows what God expects her to do. But can she do it?

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