Up to a million people were killed in Rwanda fifteen years ago during a massive wave of violence over a 100-day period. Political scientist Christian Davenport says the international community’s response since then has overlooked important aspects of this atrocity.
To bring music into the lives of at least a few more local students, the Notre Dame Music Department approached the Notre Dame Chamber Players about donating the proceeds from their spring concert to the purchase of instruments for the South Bend Community School Corporation’s music program.
The University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will host the world premiere of “Transylvanian Horn Courtship” by composer Terry Riley and performed by the legendary Kronos Quartet on March 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday).
Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, will present the National Library of Ireland’s R.I. Best Memorial Lecture on March 25 (Wednesday) at the library in Dublin, Ireland.
Winner of the 2007 Man Booker International Prize, Chinua Achebe will deliver the Third Biennial Blessed Pope John XXIII Lecture Series in Theology and Culture at the University of Notre Dame on March 23, 25, and 26.
Among the most arresting aspects of Maria Tomasula’s work is the refulgence?“magic realism,” as some critics call it?of her technique. That distinctive style is evident in the new version of Our Lady of Guadalupe she has painted for Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Michelle Brown, professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the University of London, will deliver a lecture titled, “Words to be Seen and Images to be Read: Visual Literacy and the Book in pre-Conquest Britain.”
Deborah Esther Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will deliver a lecture titled “Holocaust Denial in the 21st Century: New Forms of Antisemitism” on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall.
Senior Matthew Gelchion and Sofia Barbato, a master of divinity candidate, have been selected recipients of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s 2008-09 Distinguished Student Award and Distinguished Graduate Student Award, respectively.
The University of Notre Dame’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values and the law firm Baker & Daniels will sponsor a program titled “Nanotechnology: The Legal and Ethical Issues” from 3 to 5 p.m. March 19 (Thursday)
Two University of Notre Dame seniors placed second and third in the 16th annual Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association (IHA).
The University of Notre Dame’s annual commemoration of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s life and work, Romero Days, will be held March 23 and 24 (Monday and Tuesday), featuring two distinguished speakers, as well as a student panel and Mass. All events are free and open to the public.
Randall Zachman, professor of reformation studies, was awarded a $40,000 grant from the Louisville Institute for his project, “Ravished with Wonder: John Calvin and the God Who Is Love.”
Olivia Remie Constable, professor of history and acting director of the Medieval Institute, has been elected a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America (MAA), which is the largest professional organization in the world devoted to medieval studies.
The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies has launched a Facebook page dedicated to inquiring students. Anyone can become a “fan” of the Kroc Institute (no “friend” requests required) and can learn about Kroc people, academic programs and news.
Timothy Matovina, professor of theology, was awarded a $40,000 grant by the Louisville Institute for his project on Latinos in U.S. Catholicism.
The University of Notre Dame’s new high-tech home for language and cultural study, the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) located in 329 DeBartolo Hall, is promoting communication and interaction through a variety of innovative methods designed to appeal to students.
The University of Notre Dame Chamber Players will host a concert Wednesday (March 4) to support the South Bend Community School Corporation in an effort to raise money to provide local young musicians with new instruments.
Andrew Manion, a senior University of Notre Dame mathematics and music major from Coon Rapids, Minn., has been awarded a 2009-10 Winston Churchill Scholarship for graduate work at the University of Cambridge in England.
In response to recommendations from two committees, the University of Notre Dame will pursue a series of initiatives designed to enhance support for a diverse faculty.
The University of Notre Dame’s London Undergraduate Program is launching “London Symposium,” a new series designed to promote transnational, interdisciplinary scholarship on topics of geopolitical significance.
Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, specializes in “patristics,” the study of the writings, sayings and lives of the earliest Christians. Whatever dusty, antiquarian associations may burden that scholarly label, they seem misapplied in Father Daley’s case.
Data from the recently released “Latino Equity Report” from the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) will be discussed during a symposium of nationally recognized education scholars…
Paul Appleby, a 2005 Arts and Letters graduate, was among four winners of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2009 National Council Auditions on Sunday (Feb. 22).
A fund has been established in the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture to support pro-life activities within the University and beyond its campus.
A report to be issued this week by Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, on U.S. policy toward Cuba is right on the mark, according to George A. Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Peace Studies and professor of political science…
Showcasing the creativity of contemporary Asian filmmaking, the University of Notre Dame’s annual Asian Film Festival will bring four contemporary films to the Browning Cinema of the University’s DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts Friday and Saturday (Feb. 27 and 28).