Events

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Research Seminar: “How Bishops Really Work: Behind the Scenes of the USCCB”

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Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

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Bishop Emeritus Robert N. Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg will share his reflections and insights on how the leadership at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops discern their justice education and advocacy work on issues like peacebuilding and economic justice.…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

36th McBride Lecture: "Today's Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice"

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Location: Eck Visitor Center Auditorium

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Speaker:
Fred Redmond, International Vice President (Human Relations), United Steelworkers, Co-Chair of the AFL-CIO Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice

The signature event of the Higgins Labor Program season, this timely talk will be immediately followed by a public reception. Sponsored by the United Steelworkers.…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Hibernian Lecture: "The Struggle for Ireland's Soul: Catholics under the Penal Laws"

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Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium, Lower Level

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Ian McBride is Foster Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, University of Oxford. His research has focused on 18th-century Ireland as well as the role of historians in making sense of the Northern Ireland conflict.

He has received a Leverhulme Major Research Award to produce a study of Catholic Ireland under the penal laws. Like the Great Famine and the Easter Rising, the persecution suffered by Irish Catholics during the “Penal Times” is a central component of Irish national mythology. McBride plans to write a book addressing how the 18th-century penal code was implemented and how it reshaped Catholic Ireland. Much of the research will be carried out in Rome, where a number of exceptionally rich archives have yet to be properly exploited.…

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Concert: Quetzal

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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The Grammy Award-winning Chicano band Quetzal, celebrating its 20-year anniversary, is influenced by the East L.A. rock soundscape of Mexican ranchera, cumbia, salsa, rock, R&B, folk, and fusions of international music. Using their artistic platform to sound out against oppression and marginalization, their political vision is grounded in activism, feminism, and a belief in the radical potential of traditional cultural expression. Curated in collaboration with Assistant Professor of Anthropology Alex E. Chávez. …

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Monday, September 25, 2017

An Evening of Illustrative and Interpretative Music from the Art Institute of Chicago’s Exhibition: “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design 1690-1840"

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Location: Eck Visitors Center

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This evening of music at Notre Dame will feature two of the perfomers, composers and musical curators Liz Carroll (fiddle) and Marty Fahey (piano) who created the music for the Art Institute of Chicago's 2015 exhibition, Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840, along with guest musician Aileen Dillane (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick and Visiting Professor, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies).

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Postgraduate Service Fair

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Location: Joyce Center, Heritage Hall

The Center for Social Concerns invites students to consider participating in a year or two of postgraduate service. Serving with a nonprofit agency as a full-time volunteer after graduation can be a great way to explore an interest, pursue a passion, and develop skills and knowledge, all while making a difference in the lives of others in need. If interested, plan on attending the Postgraduate Service Fair to meet with service organizations. Read more

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Christina Pugh, Poetry Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

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Christina Pugh is the author of four full-length books of poems: Perception (Four Way Books, forthcoming 2017); Grains of the Voice (Northwestern University Press, 2013); Restoration (TriQuarterly Books, 2008); and Rotary (Word Press, 2004); and the chapbook Gardening at Dusk 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Conversation: "Designing Smart Cities: Mayors Taking Action"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

A Conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Mayor James Brainard

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, IN) and Mayor Jim Brainard (R-Carmel, IN) have both opposed President Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement and have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their cities. Both have committed their municipalities to new “smart city” designs, creating walkable cities, promoting bike riding, and switching to hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. They believe that these changes are part of a plan that is good for the earth, the economy, public health, and national security. With metropolitan areas housing 80% of the U.S. population, both mayors are committed to the belief that local policies can help offset a lack of action on the national level.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Concert: Nathan Gunn, baritone and Julie Gunn, piano (new cabaret program)

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Nathan Gunn remains one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones performing today. Drawing from the Great American Songbook he and wife Julie Gunn perform their favorite cabaret program in the Leighton Concert Hall. The evening sweeps through an eclectic mix of standards and other iconic songs from composers as diverse as William Bolcom, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Tom Waits, and more. 

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Concert: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Preservation Legacy Quintet

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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If the French Quarter is the musical heart of New Orleans, then Preservation Hall is its heartbeat. Take this group of world-class musicians plus legendary five-time Grammy winners The Blind Boys of Alabama, and combine them with Grammy-winning singer Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” and you get a very special evening of music that simply oozes with the Crescent City vibe. It’s the next best thing to being in the French Quarter! 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Film: "Between Earth and Sky"

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Location: Eck Visitor Center

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Alaska has been the source of myth and legend in the imagination of Americans for centuries, and what was once the last frontier of American expansion, has become the first frontier in climate change. Between Earth and Sky examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil. The island of Shishmaref has been home to the Inupiaq people for thousands of years. As sea ice retreats and coastal storms increase the people of Shishmaref are faced with a disappearing island and a 200 million dollar price tag to move their people with an untold cost on their culture and history.…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Performance: Third Coast Percussion

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Third Coast ends their 5-year tenure as our Ensemble-in-Residence with a multimedia work featuring a new soundtrack to the 1966 Oscar-nominated children’s short film Paddle to the Sea. The hard-grooving Grammy winners round out the program with works by Philip Glass, Jacob Druckman, and Musekiwa Chingodza inspired by the ubiquity of water, its properties, and our wonder at the mysterious world teeming unseen within it.…

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Friday, January 19, 2018

L.A. Theatre Works: "The Mountaintop"

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Location: Leighton Concert Hall - DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop imagines what happened inside the Lorraine Motel’s room 306 the night before April 4, 1968. In the expert hands of L.A. Theatre Works and an experienced touring cast, Katori Hall’s fictional reimagining begins in Memphis in April 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, where he encounters a young hotel maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his destiny and the fate of the very nation to which he’s devoted his life. 

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