Saturday Scholar Series
A different game plan for autumn weekends
Fall 2014 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.
8.30.14 (vs. Rice University)
“Jerusalem’s Future: Peace or Apocalypse”
Atalia Omer, Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
9.6.14 (vs. University of Michigan)
Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.
“The Empty Chair by the Hearth: Archaeological Insights into Irish-America”
Ian Kuijt, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Anthropology
10.4.14 (vs. Stanford University)
“Online Learning and the Future of Higher Education”
Elliott Visconsi, Chief Academic Digital Officer, Office of the Provost; Associate Professor, Department of English; Concurrent Associate Professor of Law
10.11.14 (vs. University of North Carolina)
“Evolution, Humans, and Other Animals: Theology and Anthropology in Dialogue”
Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor, Department of Theology
11.15.14 (vs. Northwestern University)
“What’s All the Fuss about Digital Humanities?”
Matthew Wilkens, Assistant Professor, Department of English
11.22.14 (vs. University of Louisville)
“Beyond Civility: Addressing the Crisis in American Public Discourse”
John Duffy, The O’Malley Director of the University Writing Program; Associate Professor, Department of English
Arts and Letters News
During the summer of 2014, Notre Dame French and history major Curran Cross traveled to Paris to conduct research at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. His project examined the differing views of Arab and African immigrants in modern France. “My hypothesis is that the French have had centuries of experience racially mixing with people of African ancestry and this is why they view black and white race as a continuum,” said Cross, “whereas they haven’t had this kind of contact with Arabs, and so it’s viewed more starkly.” Read More >
On the second floor of West Lake Hall, a group of Notre Dame students is making big plans. They are focused on addressing the plight of those afflicted with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. They’re even planning a trip to Johannesburg next spring to offer hands-on assistance. But these are not biology or preprofessional studies majors. They are graphic design students exploring ways to use their talents to promote awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Read More >
A two-day conference, “Gay in Christ: Dimensions of Fidelity,” co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life (ICL) and the Gender Relations Center, will convene Friday, October 31 to explore appropriate pastoral strategies for Catholic parishioners who regard themselves as non-heterosexual, but who accept Catholic Church teaching on marriage and sexuality. Read More >
Kate Marshall, Notre Dame’s Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded the 2014 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture for her book Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction. The award, presented by the Media Ecology Association, honors works that focus on the ethnographic or intercultural analysis of communication, perception, cognition, consciousness, media, technology, material culture, and/or the natural environment. Read More >