Upcoming Events

MLK Celebration Luncheon

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Joyce Center, North Dome

Diane Nash will be the keynote speaker at this luncheon. Nash became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in 1959 while a student at Fisk University. By the time she was 22, Nash was a Freedom Rider and had co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She worked closely with Dr. King and played a pivotal role in the Selma Voting Rights Movement.

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"Frank Hayden: A Mid-Century Sculptor between Catholicism and the Civil Rights Movement," Lecture by Dr. Darius A. Spieth, Louisiana State University

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Snite Museum of Art

Professor Darius A. Spieth's research restores attention to the life and work of Frank Hayden (1936-1988). Hayden was a Notre Dame graduate (MFA '59) and a leading African-American mid-century sculptor of the South. The uniqueness of Hayden’s art is defined by his place at the intersection of Catholic faith, the Civil Rights movement, and the combination of modernist aesthetics with solid craftsmanship. Spieth's richly illustrated talk presents a visual overview of Hayden’s most important sculptural works – executed in wood, bronze, and fiberglass – from the key decades of his career, ranging from the late 1950s to the late 1980s. Hayden loved his work to be accessible and to serve the public. Many of his sculptures, including some of the nation's first public monuments to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can still be found in open spaces and churches in southern Louisiana, as well as in public and private collections.…

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Reparations and Reconciliation at Notre Dame: Opening and Framing the Discussion

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Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

The Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies hosts a panel discussion on reparation and reconciliation at Notre Dame and beyond. The panelists will include diverse speakers from the university and the South Bend community, with ample opportunity for audience participation.The discussion will explore the requirements for reconciliation, such as truth-telling, acknowledgement of harm, and different kinds of reparation.…

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Thomas Jefferson, Race, Slavery, and the Problem of American Nationhood

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Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law

The Department of Africana Studies is coordinating this Walk the Walk Week lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, and Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Emeritus, at the University of Virginia. The speakers co-authored Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

A reception will be held in the Atrium immediately following the lecture.

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Junior Parents Weekend: Arts and Letters Showcase

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DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The College of Arts and Letters Showcase for Junior Parents Weekend will begin at 10 am on Saturday, February 15, with a presentation by Arts and Letters faculty in the Browning Cinema. 

From 11:15 am to noon there will be an informal reception for parents and students to meet with faculty and other representatives from the College of Arts and Letters.…

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Senior Thesis Reception

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The Forum at Jenkins Nanovic

Dean Sarah Mustillo will host the College’s annual reception for undergraduate students who have completed a senior thesis project in Arts and Letters. The gathering is designed to recognize this group of dedicated students — along with their advisors and mentors — for all of their hard work. 

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