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2015 Saturday Scholar Series to Kick Off Football Weekends

Author: Arts and Letters

The 15th annual Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall.

Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, the lectures address a variety of fascinating issues and offer an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the University’s most engaging faculty.

The lectures will begin at noon, unless otherwise noted, and will take place in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art. All lectures are free and open to the public.

9.5.15 (vs. University of Texas)

Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.

“The Changing American Voter in 2016 and Beyond”

Luis Fraga, Arthur Foundation Endowed Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership; Professor, Department of Political Science; Co-Director, Institute for Latino Studies

9.19.15 (vs. Georgia Institute of Technology)

“Sparkle: Contemporary Girls’ Media Culture”

Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre; Director, Gender Studies Program

9.26.15 (vs. University of Massachusetts)

“What’s Posterity Ever Done for Us?: Literature and the Future”

John Sitter, Mary Lee Duda Professor of Literature, Department of English

10.10.15 (vs. U.S. Naval Academy)

“Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., Among the Notre Dame Presidents”

Father Thomas Blantz, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus, Department of History; Nancy Haegel, Center Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado; Father Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., President Emeritus; Timothy Matovina, Professor, Department of Theology; Co-Director, Institute for Latino Studies

10.17.15 (vs. University of Southern California)

Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.

“How Our Siblings Shape Us: Evidence from Economics”

Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of Economics

11.14.15 (vs. Wake Forest University)

“1916: Screening the Irish Rebellion”

Briona Nic Dhiarmada, Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies, Department of Irish Language and Literature; Concurrent Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.