Upcoming Events

Tue Oct 28, 2014

The Nanovic Forum with Hanna Suchocka, Former Prime Minister of Poland and Former Ambassador of Poland to the Holy See


Location: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Hanna Suchocka, former Prime Minister of Poland and former Ambassador to the Holy See, will deliver the 2014 Nanovic Forum Lecture at 5:30 p.m. on October 28th (Tuesday) in Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the lecture, entitled “Democratic Poland: 25 Years After the Fall of Communism” is free and open to the public. Suchocka will also participate in a luncheon and lecture hosted by the Nanovic Institute at Notre Dame’s Chicago Commons in downtown Chicago later in the week.…

Wed Oct 29, 2014

Lecture: "The Camden 28: Fratres Sororesque in Pace, Brothers and Sisters in Peace"


Location: 240 DeBartolo

Michelle Nickerson from Loyola University lectures on "The Camden 28:  Fratres Sororesque in Pace, Brothers and Sisters in Peace," as part of the DeSantis Lecture Series.

Professor Nickerson earned her Ph.D. from Yale University and taught at the University of Texas at Dallas before joining the Loyola faculty in 2011. Her first book is Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Lecture: Black Women, Black Power, and the Media's Glare


Location: Hesburgh Auditorium

Jane Rhodes is Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College. The subject of her talk is on women, the media, and Black Power. Dr. Rhodes specializes in the study of race, gender and mass media; the black press; and media and social movements. Rhodes’ first book Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Lecture: Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer and the Current Struggle for Human Dignity


Location: St. Mary's College

David Stovall is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates four areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) concepts of social justice in education, 3) the relationship between housing and education, and 4) the relationship between schools and community stakeholders. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he has spent the last ten years working with community organizations and schools to develop curriculum that address issues of social justice. His current work has led him to become a member of the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School of Social Justice High School design team, which opened in the Fall of 2005 where he also serves as a volunteer social studies teacher.…

Wed Nov 5, 2014

Lecture: “The Great War’s Forgotten Realm: Revisiting the Hapsburg Monarchy’s First World War”


Location: Snite Museum of Art Auditorium

For a long time historians have seen the First World War as the last nail in the coffin for the dying Habsburg Empire. Notre Dame’s own Historian John Deak will talk about new, emerging perspectives that fundamentally call into question this classic interpretation and what it may mean for central European history and our understanding of the First World War.…

Tue Nov 11, 2014

Film: Grand Illusion


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Directed by Jean Renoir
Not Rated, 114 minutes
French with English subtitles
Format: DCP (Digital) 
Classic 100 Selection 
One of the great prison escape movies, Grand Illusion is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made. Jean Renoir’s antiwar masterpiece stars Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay as French soldiers held in a World War I German prison camp, and Erich von Stroheim as the unforgettable Captain von Rauffenstein.…

Fri Dec 5, 2014

Lecture: "When CEOs Were Removable: FDR and the Wartime Government Take Over of Montgomery Ward"


Location: Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center

In December 1944, as World War II dragged on, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered his secretary of war to seize properties belonging to the Montgomery Ward company because the company refused to comply with a labor agreement. Professor Lisa Phillips of Indiana State University will discuss the legal and ethical implications of FDR's move, as well as the relationship between the government and the business community during this pivotal time in American history.…

Film: Joyeux Noel


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

On Christmas Eve 1914 there was a cautious ceasefire on the Western Front. For one miraculous day, soldiers and officers across enemy lines fraternized and learned about the men who lived on the opposite side.
Tickets for all films are $7 general admission, $6 faculty/staff, $5 senior citizens, and $4 all students. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 574-631-2800 or visit performingarts.nd.edu.…

Sun Dec 7, 2014

Film: It's A Wonderful Life


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Directed by Frank Capra
With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Berrymore 
Not Rated, 130 minutes
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived. …