“Once you can see beyond the obvious, you’re in a whole new way of living.”
This artist talk is in conjunction with Cole’s exhibition Making Everything Out of Anything. Cole uses everyday household objects—irons, ironing boards, women’s shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts—to create works that explore African-American history, consumerism, economics, contemporary politics, gender, and race. He has been referred to as an “urban archaeologist,” for exploring universal and cultural concepts through these common, often discarded materials.…
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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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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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Sister Mary Prudence Allen, R.S.M., is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, and a Catholic philosopher whose work focuses on the philosophical concept of womanhood. In 2014, Pope Francis named Sister Prudence to the International Theological Commission.…
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Susan Sharpe, will discuss how restorative justice and engaged learning are very different approaches, applied in different contexts, yet they share some core assumptions and priorities. This interactive session will introduce the construct of restorative justice and invite participants to consider three things: how the two approaches intersect, how both approaches might help cultivate our personal and collective capacities for justice, and where or how such cultivation might be enhanced in participants’ professional fields.…
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Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tractor Supply Company
Tony Crudele is the former executive vice president and CFO of Tractor Supply Co., one of the fastest growing NASDAQ companies in the 2000s. Crudele also served as CFO at The Sports Authority during their high growth years.…
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Chairman & CEO, Raymond James Financial
Paul Reilly became chief executive officer of Raymond James Financial in May 2010, after joining the firm’s management team as president and CEO-designate in May 2009. He has served on the firm’s board of directors since 2006. He is the former executive chairman of Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of talent management solutions with more than 90 offices in 39 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.…
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