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Monday, October 23, 2017

Panel Discussion: "Arguing with History: Memory, Monuments, and Making Sense of the Past in an Era of Fake News"

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Location: Room 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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For many decades now, we have witnessed a steadily widening gap as to the ways in which the purpose and character of historical writing has been conceived and understood. For while many professional historians have been content to accept the increasing specialization of historical research and the consequent diminishment of their readership, in the broader public culture, a new and urgent sense of the relevance of historical memory and commemoration to our present sense of identity has emerged. Expressed through the proliferation of popular narratives and biographies, but also, and more troublingly, the fierce recent debates concerning monuments of the Confederate era, this implicit challenge to the professionals has now been exacerbated by a radical scepticism regarding authoritative knowledge, embodied in the cry of "fake news."

Is this cultural divide unbridgeable? Are the professionals forever to be separated from their fellow citizens? Or is it possible to find in their common concern with humanity in the past, and the self-knowledge of humanity in the present, a shared moral basis for the reconstruction of a truly shared dialogue?

These are questions to be posed and discussed by historians Ciaran Brady, Trinity College Dublin and Naughton Visiting Fellow, and Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professer emeritus, University of Virginia. Patrick Griffin, Madden-Hennebry Professor of History at Notre Dame, will moderate.

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ACMS Colloquium: “A multi-scale model for optical responses of nano-structures”

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Location: 127 Hayes-Healy Center

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Discussion: "Coherent X-ray Scattering Studies of Dynamic Crystal Surfaces"

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Location: 127 Nieuwland Science Hall

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ND Energy invites all Notre Dame researchers to the following discussion by Carol Thompson, Professor in the Department of Physics at Northern Illinois University.  

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Lecture: "Research Directions and Opportunities at Argonne National Laboratory"

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Location: 141 DeBartolo Hall

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Faculty, students, and staff are invited to join ND Energy and Brian Stephenson for a discussion on Argonne’s research divisions and activities in materials science, chemistry, and x-ray science. Stephenson is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory. 

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Pizza, Pop, & Politics: "Godless Politics: The Political Causes and Consequences of America's Secular Turn"

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Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

Join the Center for Social Concerns for a discussion of “Godless Politics: The Political Causes and Consequences of America’s Secular Turn” with Prof. Geoff Layman and Prof. David Campbell. The last three decades have witnessed a rapid growth in non-religion and secularism in the United States. In their ongoing research, Professors Campbell and Layman focus on the political causes and consequences of this secular turn. Has politics helped to drive some Americans away from religion? And, what are the consequences of growing secularism for American political life?…

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