Saturday Scholar Series
A different game plan for autumn weekends
Fall 2013 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.
8.31.13 (vs. Temple University)
“From Pope Benedict to Pope Francis: Contrasts and Continuities”
Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., The Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology
Cyril O’Regan, The Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, associate professor, Department of American Studies; director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
9.21.13 (vs. Michigan State University)
“Letting Go: From Ancient to Modern Perspectives on Relinquishing Personal Control”
Thomas Merluzzi, professor, Department of Psychology; director, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
9.28.13 (vs. University of Oklahoma)
“Dante and the Birth of Modern Literature”
Zygmunt Baranski, The Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
10.19.13 (vs. University of Southern California)
Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.
“Implementing Social Change: A Collaborative Design Project in South Africa”
Robert Sedlack, associate professor, director of graduate studies, associate chair, Department of Art, Art History, and Design
11.2.13 (vs. United States Naval Academy)
“The Chapels of the University of Notre Dame”
Lawrence Cunningham, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology Emeritus
11.23.13 (vs. Brigham Young University)
“Did Mitt Romney’s Mormonism Cost Him the White House?: Stained Glass Ceilings and American Politics”
David Campbell, professor, Department of Political Science; director, Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy
Vincent Phillip Muñoz, associate professor, Department of Political Science; concurrent associate professor of law; director, Tocqueville Program for Inquiry Into Religion and American Public Life; director, David Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies
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“Internships give Arts and Letters students an opportunity to polish the critical thinking and communication skills they develop during their studies here—and apply them in a professional setting,” says John McGreevy, I.A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Read More >
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Congratulations to the Class of 2013! This video, screened at the Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony, features several of our seniors reflecting on their time at Notre Dame and in the College of Arts and Letters. Read More >
Psychology major Mallory Meter delivers the valedictory address at Notre Dame’s 168th University Commencement Ceremony, held May 19, 2013 in Notre Dame Stadium. Read More >