Upcoming Events

Mon Feb 8, 2016

Symposium: The Colonial Caribbean in Context

1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
210-214 McKenna Hall

The Department of History is pleased to announce “The Colonial Caribbean in Context,” a symposium sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Series. The symposium features a series of talks by visiting scholars, current Notre Dame faculty, and graduate students on a variety of topics pertaining to European colonialism in the Caribbean between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.…

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Lecture: An Environment of Teaching and Learning: Holy Cross Education at the University of Notre Dame

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
McKenna Hall Auditorium

Campus Ministry presents Brother Joel Giallanza, C.S.C.

Brother Joel Giallanza, C.S.C., is associate director of the Holy Cross Institute and author of several books on Holy Cross spirituality and education, including The Seven Sorrows of Mary and Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality

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Tue Feb 9, 2016

Lecture: Dostoevsky on Catholicism: The Real and the Ideal

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
136 DeBartolo

Program for the Study of Russian and East European Societies and Cultures presents a lecture by Elizabeth Blake, Assistant Professor of Russian, St. Louis University.

The monograph Dostoevsky and the Catholic Underground (Northwestern, 2014) focuses on the literary, social, and cultural movements linked to lived Catholicism in Dostoevsky’s major works. This lecture will explore how Dostoevsky draws on iconic Catholic historical and literary figures (e.g., Napoleon Bonaparte, Galileo Galilei, Don Quixote, and various inquisitors) that appeared in famous writings and agitational literature of his day to create ideals for his Russian characters. Connecting the rediscovery of Aristotle to the Renaissance, he describes a broadening of human thought in an age of faith (with Shakespeare, Raphael, and the Reformation) alongside the age of discovery (of America and the revolutions of heavenly bodies). At the same time, because Dostoevsky recognizes that in his age Catholics continued to brandish the sword, the lecture will also outline his real concerns about Jesuit intrigue, Polish revolutionaries, and papal infallibility.…

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Debate: "After Obergefell: The Future of Marriage, Gay Rights, and Religious Freedom"

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
DeBartolo Hall, Room 155

Stephen Macedo, Princeton University, and Ryan Anderson, Heritage Foundation, will discuss the legal and moral definition of marriage in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate.

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Undergraduate Readings

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Breen Phillips Hall, Basement

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

The Creative Writing Program invites you to come hear talented undergraduates read their work.

This is a free event and all are welcome!…

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Wed Feb 10, 2016

Talk: Shaftesbury on the Human Mind

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
120 DeBartolo Hall

The Department of Philosophy presents a talk by Ursula Renz (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt) titled Shaftesbury on the Human Mind.…

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Reading: 2015 Sparks Prize Winner, Paul Cunningham

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hammes Bookstore

The Creative Writing Program and the English Department present Paul Cunningham, the recipient of the 2015 Sparks Prize.

Paul Cunningham founded Radioactive Moat Press in 2009. He is a former assistant editor of Action Books and currently works as an editor for Fanzine

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Film and Discussion: Hija de la Laguna (Daughter of the Lake)

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she considers her mother. A gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.…

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Thu Feb 11, 2016

Lecture Series: Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

6:00pm: Encountering Mercy: Dante, Mary, and Us
Professor Vittorio Montemaggi, Departments of Romance Languages & Literatures and Theology, University of Notre Dame

7:15pm: Encountering Mercy: Dante on Forgetting, Remembering, and Learning to Speak
Father Kevin Grove, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame

There is an academic course and a reading group running alongside the lecture series. Please visit Institute for Church Life

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Fri Feb 12, 2016

Bach's Lunch

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Penote Performer's Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Enjoy your lunch and free concert performed by Department of Music students.

Admission is free but you will need a ticket. Call 631-2800 or visit Debartolo Performing Arts.…

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