Events

Saturday, January 19, 2019

UZIMA! African Drumming and Dance Celebration

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Led by Kelly Morgan and master African drummer James Riley ’94, UZIMA!’s African drumming and dance performance celebrates wholeness, joy, purpose, and life. This event extends the community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and joins the University of Notre Dame’s observance, Walk the Walk Week.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Candlelight Prayer Service

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Location: Main Building Rotunda

To commemorate the life of Dr. King, the Notre Dame family is invited to a Candlelight Prayer Service.

Post-event (complimentary) late-night breakfast will be provided at South Dining Hall.

Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu

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Monday, January 21, 2019

MLK Celebration Luncheon

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Location: Joyce Center North Dome

The fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon is an opportunity for campus-wide conversation.

Join students, faculty, and staff at this free, but ticketed event. Faculty and staff will receive information regarding ticket distribution from their department leaders. Students will be able to pick up tickets at the LaFortune Box Office during the week of January 14. There will be shuttles available for transportation to/from the luncheon.…

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Lecture and Concert: "An Evening of Georgian Chant"

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Location: 136 O'Neill Hall, LaBar Performance Hall

Please join us for a lecture titled  “Introduction to Georgian Chant Studies,” by John Graham from Princeton University followed by a concert of Georgian Chant at 7:00 p.m.

Graham is a leading authority in the history and practice of Georgian chant, and is joined in this lecture and concert by 12 singers from the Republic of Georgia. This vibrant tradition of sacred and secular music features three-voice polyphonic settings with close exploration of a single band of sound. SMND

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Discussion: "American Identity Crisis? The Current State of Racial and Ethnic Relations in the U.S."

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Dianne Pinderhughes, Darren Davis, Ricardo Ramírez, and David Cortez from the Department of Political Science will discuss how identity politics for whites, African Americans, Latinos, and other ethnoracial groups are manifested in the U.S. politics of today and the foreseeable future. 

Questions and comments from the audience are welcome.…

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Lecture featuring Opal Tometi, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter

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Location: 102 DeBartolo Hall

Multicultural Student Programs and Services presents Opal Tometi, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement for a keynote speech with time for questions and answer. Tometi is a millennial trailblazer, known for her contributions to modern day social movements. She is currently featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture for her work.…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Academic Excellence Workshop

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Location: 109 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Dr. Phil Sakimoto, First Year of Studies, Director of the Program in Academic Excellence, will lead this workshop to introduce you to the Guaranteed 4.0 learning system, a set of techniques that work in concert with the way that your brain takes in and remembers information to improve your academic performance.…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Debate: "Is Promoting Democracy Abroad Bad for Maintaining Democracy at Home?"

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Location: Jenkins and Nanovic Halls - Room 1030

Please join us for our first debate or 2019, with John Yoo (UC Berkeley) and Michael Desch (Notre Dame).

Members of the Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, and Holy Cross College community are invited to join us on Thursday, January 24, for lunch.  Debate starts at 12:30pm, lunch will be served at noon.

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Seminar: "German Presences: Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet and the Question of Authorship"

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Location: Special Collections

This seminar will investigate a constellation of important literary and critical presences in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series of novels, including Goethe, Benjamin and Christa Wolf. What are the implications of this potential “German genealogy” of Ferrante’s epic narrative? How does our understanding of this genealogy change when considered in light of the debate about Ferrante’s surmised identity as the translator and scholar of German literature, Anita Raja?…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Lecture: “The Irish Revolution of 1782 and the Age of Revolutions”

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Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Professor Steven Pincus is the Thomas E. Donnelly Professor of British History at the University of Chicago. He specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British and European history.

In his talk on the Irish Revolution of 1782, Pincus will contextualize the events of that year within the context of the Age of Revolutions. One focus will be the social, cultural, and ideological similarities between Ireland and America at this time, and why Americans severed ties with the British Empire while the Irish did not. …

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Winter Career and Internship Fair

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Location: Dahnke Ballroom

Strengthen your professional career at the 2019 Winter Career and Internship Fair!

Join fellow Notre Dame students for an evening to network with employers from across the country, meet with returning Notre Dame alums, learn about potential opportunities and careers, and explore several industries!

Open to undergraduate and graduate students.…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Film Screening: "First Reformed"

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Location: Browning Cinema

This critically acclaimed film by renowned director Paul Schrader explores the dark intersection of lost faith on a planet in peril. Considered “a summation of Schrader’s four-decade long career”, the film combines all of the director’s interests into a masterful work about a lonely priest (Ethan Hawke, in one of the best performances of his storied career), who adopts an alienated environmentalist’s martyrdom as the 250th anniversary of his small parish approaches.…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Video Conference: Re-reading Dante's Vita nova: Chapters 35-39

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Location: Information Technology Center, Room 121

“Re-reading Dante’s Vita nova” is a collaborative research project involving researchers from University College London, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the University of Warwick.…

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Symposium: "Apocalyptic Visions: Aesthetics, Theology, and Catastrophic Climate Change"

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Location: Jordan Reading Room

This one-day interdisciplinary symposium will bring together scholars from disciplines across Notre Dame—including philosophy, theology, English, and the sciences—to discuss the intersection of aesthetics, theology, and catastrophic climate change. The discussions will take Paul Schrader’s film First Reformed

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Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture

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Location: Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Peter McQuillan, Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature, will deliver the annual Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture, a signature event in the Institute’s academic year.

The lecture honors the memory of Breandán Ó Buachalla (1936-2010), who was the inaugural Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Chair of Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame and was instrumental to the success of both the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Department of Irish Language and Literature.…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Concert: Martha Guth, soprano with Graham Johnson, piano

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Location: LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall of Music

Graham Johnson represents the pinnacle of the art song world, both as performer and scholar; Martha Guth is a rising soprano and winner of the Wigmore Hall Song competition. Together they will present works by three composers central to the genre: Schubert, Fauré and Britten.

This concert is free and open to the public. …

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Actors From The London Stage presents "King Lear"

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Location: Washington Hall

Confronting the role of the monarch in the balance between authority and chaos, King Lear reveals the beauty of selfless love, the heartache of betrayal, and the descent of civilization into brutishness when selfish greed has run amuck. 

Shakespeare’s intense drama returns to Notre Dame in a powerful new production from Actors From The London Stage. Comprised of just five actors, the AFTLS

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Book Launch: "Railroads and the Transformation of China"

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Location: Oak Room - South Dining Hall

Please join the Department of History at a reception to celebrate the work of Professor Elisabeth Köll.

There will be an ​introduction by Parks M. Coble, James L. Sellers Professor of History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

As a vehicle to convey both the history of modern China and the complex forces still driving the nation’s economic success, rail has no equal. Railroads and the Transformation of China is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroad operation from the last decades of the Qing Empire to the present.…

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