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Reformation historian to lecture at Notre Dame

Author: Arts and Letters

Irena Backus, professor of Reformation history and ecclesiastical Latin at the Institute of Reformation History of the University of Geneva, will give a lecture on “Reformation Scepticism Revisited: Faith and Reason in Erasmus and Castellio” at 4:30 p.m. April 2 (Wednesday)…

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Study yields unconventional findings about welfare

Author: Arts and Letters

Born in Chile, University of Notre Dame sociologist Samuel Valenzuela has an abiding interest in where he grew up, leading him to focus much of his research on questions related to Chilean history and society. How he answers, though, often depends on the experiences of other countries.

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Labor historian to deliver annual McBride lecture

Author: Arts and Letters

Nelson Lichtenstein, a pre-eminent historian of American labor from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), will deliver a lecture titled “Can the Unions Organize Again? What Will it Take to Make Wal-Mart a Union Shop?” at 7:30 p.m. March 27 (Thursday)…

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Bringing Cuba to Notre Dame

Author: Arts and Letters

The typical visiting fellow at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies is a scholar, says interim director Edward N. Beatty. But now and again, someone outside the academy can make an unmatchable contribution.

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A Trans-Atlantic classroom session

Author: Arts and Letters

As the paradoxically attentive and disciplined students assembled for class, they met here and there, earlier and later, in the morning and in the afternoon, on this and that side of the Atlantic, in North America and Europe, all together and at the same time.

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