Events

Friday, November 17, 2017

Visual Communication Design Showcase

Location: AAHD Gallery, O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Department of Art, Art History & Design is proud to announce the Visual Communication Design Showcase – an exhibition of student work done in the last two years in VCD classes and juried by the VCD faculty. The Visual Communication Design Showcase is your chance to see the kinds of classes and opportunities VCD students have to explore what it means to be visual storytellers across multiple fields. Work in the showcase comes from six specific classes: Fundamentals of Design, Web Design, Motion Design, Visualization of Data, Typography, and Social Design.…

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Visual Cultures Workshop: Olivier Morel

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Location: 211 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

An author, a source of inspiration, and a close friend, the central “character” of Oliver Morel's current film project (Ever, That's Her Name) is Hélène Cixous.

“Cixous” is known around the world for her legendary 1975 feminist manifesto “The Laugh of the Medusa.” Her close friendship with Derrida is compared to that of Montaigne and La Boëtie. She is also famous for her theatre work. Her most recent play will be staged at the Armory theatre in New York City in December. A scholar, Cixous founded the University of Paris-8 after May 68 alongside Deleuze and Foucault. One year earlier, she made a spectacular entrance into the literary canon with her very first book publication, Prénom de Dieu

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Lecture: "Is Capitalism Moral?"

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Location: Forum at Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Notre Dame’s Tocqueville Program welcomes back to campus ND alumnus James Otteson ’90, who will address the question, “Is Capitalism Moral?” Otteson is Professor of Economics and the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair of Business Ethics at Wake Forest University. A 1990 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Program of Liberal Studies), Otteson is the author and editor of several books, including Adam Smith’s Marketplace of Life

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Student Recital: Alex Mansour

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Alex Mansour presents his junior honors recital as an undergraduate in the Department of Music. The program will feature the complete Schumann Cello Concerto and selections from Bach’s Suite No. 3 in C Major, as well as two debuts of Mansour’s original compositions (alongside other student performers). The evening will conclude with jazz trio featuring the talented local bassist Buddy Pearson. 

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Percussive Dance Performance: "Solo Square Dance"

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Location: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

In his Solo Square Dance, Nic Gareiss presents a percussive dance performance that commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Irish Dance Halls Act, which banned citizens from dancing in homes. His 60-minute show features new pieces inspired by this and other such dance bans, including the Elmore City, Oklahoma, dancing ban that inspired the film Footloose 

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturdays with the Saints: St. Nicholas

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Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium, Lower Level

Lawrence S. Cunningham, O’Brien Professor of Theology, Emeritus, will deliver a talk on “St. Nicholas: Miracle Worker and Gift Giver” for the eighth annual Saturdays with the Saints lecture series held prior to the Notre Dame-Navy football game.

Originally published at icl.nd.edu

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Saturday Scholars: Total Mobilization - World War II and American Literature

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Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

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 on a "home game" Saturday.

“Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature” is presented by Roy Scranton

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Notre Dame Concert Band Concert

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall

Titled “Sounds of the Americas”, the concert will include selections by Giancarlo Castro, Arturo Marquez, and Frank Salutari, as well as North American favorites by John Philip Sousa and Duke Ellington. The concert’s grand finale will feature nearly 200 musicians performing on stage for several selections, including traditional Notre Dame favorites.…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Visual Communication Design Showcase

Location: AAHD Gallery, O'Shaughnessy Hall

The Department of Art, Art History & Design is proud to announce the Visual Communication Design Showcase – an exhibition of student work done in the last two years in VCD classes and juried by the VCD faculty. The Visual Communication Design Showcase is your chance to see the kinds of classes and opportunities VCD students have to explore what it means to be visual storytellers across multiple fields. Work in the showcase comes from six specific classes: Fundamentals of Design, Web Design, Motion Design, Visualization of Data, Typography, and Social Design.…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Colloquy on Black Church Studies: "Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair"

Location: Mid-day: Legends of Notre Dame; Evening: Morris Inn Private Dining Rooms

This is an opportunity for the Notre Dame community, local clergy and laity to engage in a lively and informative discussion on important issues facing the contemporary church.

Noon - 2:00 pm  Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: Legends at Notre Dame

6:00 - 8:00 pm  Keynote Speaker: The Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. Reception and book signing to follow in the private dining rooms at the Morris Inn.…

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Digital Humanities Speaker Series: Race and Distant Reading

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Location: Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Richard So, assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago, will discuss his current project in the context of the digital humanities field. A Q&A session will follow. His project titled, The Data of Cultural Inequality: Codes of American Race and Writing, 1950-2000, studies the emergence of patterns of racial discourse and distinction in the U.S. literary field in the post-war period.…

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Lecture: "Paving the Way to Peace? Ceasefire Agreements in Mindanao’s Peace Processes"

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Location: C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Malin Åkebo, Researcher at the Department of Political Science from Umeå University and Kroc Institute Visiting Scholar, is currently working on a postdoc project aiming to explore why some ceasefire agreements lead to comprehensive peace accords while others do not.

All are welcome.

Originally published at kroc.nd.edu

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Lecture: "In the Light of Experience: The Philosophical Sense of Monastic Theology in the 11th and 12th Centuries"

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Emmanuel Falque is Professor of Philosophy and Theology and Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Paris as well as the founder and director of the INPR (International Network in Philosophy of Religion). He specializes in medieval philosophy, phenomenology, and the philosophy of religion. His publications include God, the Flesh and the Other: From Irenaeus to Duns Scotus

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Life Lunch with Susannah Monta: "Death with Dignity: The Poetry of John Donne"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Hall

Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with Susannah Monta (John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., and Glynn Family Honors Associate Professor) and the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Dr. Monta will present on her area of expertise in literature and how it connects to the pro-life mission of the Catholic Church and the University of Notre Dame.…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lecture: "On Samuel of Edessa, Mattai of Aleppo, and Wapha, the Aramean Philosopher, or, Syriac Literature as a 'Miserable Wreck'"

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Jack Tannous is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, where he teaches late antiquity. His research focuses on the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the Middle East, particularly its Syriac- and Arabic-speaking Christian communities, in the second half of the first millennium. …

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Opening Reception: New Faces Exhibition

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Location: A|AH|D Gallery

The Department of Art, Art History, & Design will exhibit work from 1st-year MFA students from November 30, 2017, to January 18, 2018, in the A|AH|D Gallery at O’Shaughnessy Hall. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 30, 5-7pm.

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Bread of Life Dinner with Fr. Kevin Grove, C.S.C.

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Location: Morris Inn Private Dining Room

Every semester since Spring 2009, the Center has hosted the Bread of Life dinner discussions. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for Notre Dame undergraduates and faculty to meet, reflect on, and discuss their attitudes toward beginning-of-life issues. Bread of Life is especially meant to attract students who might not already be strongly committed to the Church’s teachings on these issues but who are open to exploring them. The format for the evening is a brief fifteen-minute reflection offered by a professor on a topic related to beginning-of-life ethical issues. Following the reflection, professors, university staff, and students discuss the issue together and reflect on their own attitudes toward life issues over dinner. All participants receive a copy of Evangelium Vitae

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