Outreach

Africana studies at the University of Notre Dame centers on Africans and the African Diaspora—the global dispersion of peoples of African descent—and examines their historical, sociological, political, and economic contexts around the world. Our teaching and research covers a wide range of topics including civil rights issues, justice, liberties, social rights, the dignity of the human person, and the Catholic Social Tradition.

Students And Community Member On St 

In an effort to engage all members of our community—faculty, staff, students, and local citizens—in these important conversations, the department hosts and co-sponsors a wide array of events, from lectures and reading groups to panel discussions and arts events.

We invite you to explore our upcoming events and read the latest news about our faculty and students.

Events

Jazz Band

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Leighton Concert Hall

Notre Dame’s three jazz ensembles (Jazz I, Jazz II, and the New Orleans Brass Band) will present their end-of-year concert. In addition to performing a variety of jazz repertoire, the event will honor the senior members for their dedication to the program throughout their time as collegiate musicians.…

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Commencement Weekend

campus-wide

Please see commencement.nd.edu for all details about the weekend: schedule of events, ceremony tickets, live webcast, speakers, and planning your visit. 

Mass and the diploma ceremonies for professional students (Graduate School, Law, Graduate Business) will be held on Saturday, May 18. The University Commencement Ceremony, which all students are invited to attend, and the undergraduate diploma ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 19.…

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Reframing Incarceration Exhibit

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Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, 1045 W. Washington Street

Gallery opening reception will celebrate an exhibition of selected works from students in the Moreau College Initiative at Westville Correctional Facility.

The exhibit of art will run from April 1 to May 17.

All are welcome.…

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Commencement Weekend

campus-wide

Please see commencement.nd.edu for all details about the weekend: schedule of events, ceremony tickets, live webcast, speakers, and planning your visit. 

Mass and the diploma ceremonies for professional students (Graduate School, Law, Graduate Business) will be held on Saturday, May 18. The University Commencement Ceremony, which all students are invited to attend, and the undergraduate diploma ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 19.…

Read More about Commencement Weekend

News

Norman Francis, legendary civil rights and higher education leader, to receive 2019 Laetare Medal

Norman C. Francis, longtime beloved president of Xavier University of Louisiana, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2019 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 174th University Commencement Ceremony on May 19.
 

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