Saturday Scholar Series
A different game plan for autumn weekends
Fall 2015 Schedule
Come back to campus! You are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.
Each lecture and Q&A is presented in the Snite Museum’s Annenberg Auditorium at noon (unless otherwise noted) on a “home game” Saturday. All lectures are free and open to the public.
More information about other “home game” events on campus is available on the GameDay website.
9.5.15 (vs. University of Texas)
Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.
“The Changing American Voter in 2016 and Beyond”
Luis Fraga, Arthur Foundation Endowed Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership; Professor, Department of Political Science; Co-Director, Institute for Latino Studies
9.19.15 (vs. Georgia Institute of Technology)
“Sparkle: Contemporary Girls’ Media Culture”
Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre; Director, Gender Studies Program
9.26.15 (vs. University of Massachusetts)
“What’s Posterity Ever Done for Us?: Literature and the Future”
John Sitter, Mary Lee Duda Professor of Literature, Department of English
10.10.15 (vs. U.S. Naval Academy)
“Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Among the Notre Dame Presidents”
Father Thomas Blantz, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus, Department of History; Nancy Haegel, Center Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado; Father Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., President Emeritus; Timothy Matovina, Professor, Department of Theology; Co-Director, Institute for Latino Studies
10.17.15 (vs. University of Southern California)
Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.
“How Our Siblings Shape Us: Evidence from Economics”
Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of Economics
11.14.15 (vs. Wake Forest University)
“1916: Screening the Irish Revolution”
Briona Nic Dhiarmada, Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies, Department of Irish Language and Literature; Concurrent Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.
Arts and Letters News
In a new course, Special Effects for Studio and Stage, associate professional faculty member Ken Cole taught Department of Film, Television, and Theatre students how to brainstorm and design a wide range of practical illusions for use in creative productions. The group of about 10 students simulated explosions, used makeup to create realistic-looking wounds, built props out of scraps and spare parts, and conjured up a realistic rainstorm. Read More >
Fifteen Notre Dame students who studied in the College of Arts and Letters have received grants from the Fulbright program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. A total of 18 students were named Fulbright finalists—the most grantees the University has ever had in the program. Read More >
The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education will send forth 272 Catholic school teachers and leaders to nearly 200 Catholic schools across the country in the annual Missioning Mass, capping two months of professional formation and spiritual renewal. The ceremony, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. July 24 in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, will celebrate and bless the next steps on the educators’ journeys back to their respective schools and classrooms. Read More >
A White House Council of Economic Advisers report released July 14 includes an account of Reading for Life, a local juvenile diversion program that is being evaluated by the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities. The report, “Economic Costs of Youth Disadvantage and High-Return Opportunities for Change,” features the RFL program, which has been used at the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center since 2007. Read More >