Upcoming Events

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.…

Thu Nov 20, 2014

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. …