A different game plan for autumn weekends. You are invited to join in discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A is presented on a home game Friday. Visit Ahead of the Game for a complete listing.
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, the Rev. John A. O'Brien College Professor of American Studies and the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism
This lecture provides snapshots of Notre Dame long before it was either a football powerhouse or a top-tier research university. Drawing from material explored in her Notre Dame & America course, Professor Cummings will discuss the University's evolution from a remote missionary outpost of the Catholic Church in the 1840s into a full-fledged college by the 1930s, highlighting a few founding stories and forgotten heroes.
All lectures are free and open to the public. No tickets required.