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
Scholars at Rome Global Gateway to Debate Role of Catholic Universities During Times of Political Unrest
For Ukrainian scholars attending this week’s conference at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway, the topics to be discussed became lived realities over the past year—realities that led to civil disobedience, public protests, and the loss of a colleague who was killed by a sniper while protesting in February 2014. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., issued a statement of support for these protesters in December 2013. Read More >
The National Science Foundation has awarded $277,000 to three members of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) team for research that uses new data to identify the impact of specific types of democracy on economic development and infrastructure. A $77,588 share of the grant goes to Michael Coppedge, a professor in the Department of Political Science, one of V-Dem’s four PIs. Read More >
Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, will be awarded the John Cardinal Wright Prize by the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh on Saturday, September 27. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1996, Father Daley, a Jesuit priest, is an internationally renowned scholar of the writings, sayings, and lives of the earliest Christians. Read More >
The University of Notre Dame received $113 million in research awards for fiscal year 2014, the highest ever recorded at the University in a non-stimulus year and a $17 million increase over the previous year. Notre Dame received $119 million in 2010, but approximately $30 million was from government stimulus grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More >