Upcoming Events

Catholic Social Tradition Conference

March 23-25, 2017
University of Notre Dame

Populorum Progressio by Pope Paul VI is widely regarded as the "magna carta of development" as it provided the basis for many of the Catholic Church’s policies on integral human development. The Center for Social Concerns Catholic Social Tradition Conference, The Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorum Progressio will address the thematic social justice issues in this seminal modern Catholic social thought document, especially those in the encyclical such as economic justice, international development, solidarity with the poor, peacebuilding and globalization, all of which gave rise to liberation theology and integral human development practices.

Reduced registration fee is $150 (does not include Friday dinner, which is at capacity). Notre Dame, St. Mary’s, and Holy Cross faculty, staff, and students register at no charge. Register here.

The confirmed keynote speakers are as follows: 

Stephen Pope, Ph.D. | Boston College

Sr. Ana Maria Pineda, R.S.M., S.T.D. | Santa Clara University

Sean Callahan, MALD | Catholic Relief Services

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, D.D., S.Th.D. | Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines

Stefano Zamagni, Ph.D. | University of Bologna.

The event is co-sponsored by many on-campus organizations, as well as the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Catholic Charities USA; Catholic Relief Services; and the National Center for the Laity.


Symposium: "From Courts of Sport to Courts of Justice: The Impact of International Sports on Individuals, Society and the World"

Friday, March 24, 2017
Room 1130, Eck Hall of Law

The topics include sports and the common good, entering the sports and entertainment industry, advocating before the court of arbitration for sport, and the keynote Q&A session with Raghib “Rocket” Ismail. Hosted by the Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law.


Chicago Bus Trip: "Art AIDS America"

Friday, March 24, 2017
Alphawood Gallery, Chicago

This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present.

A chartered bus will depart and return to the Morris Inn. The trip is free to all participants; admission to the exhibition is free, and transportation and lunch are sponsored by the Snite Museum of Art. Participation is open to everyone in the Notre Dame community. Please register here. Email Bridget Hoyt at hoyt.14@nd.edu with any questions.


Higgins Labor Program's Labor Café: On the Future of Work

Friday, March 24, 2017
Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

The Labor Café, run by the Higgins Labor Program, is where the ND community convenes for coffee and casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers, and workplaces. Participants choose the topics, all people are welcome, and all opinions are tolerated.

This week, participants will use a recent issue of The New York Times Magazine, which features several essays on this theme. The link to the issue is here, where you'll find the following selections:

  • Barbara Ehrenreich, "Divisions of Labor: New kinds of work require new ideas — and new ways of organizing."
  • Various authors, "The Jobs Americans Do: Popular ideas about the working class are woefully out of date. Here are nine people who tell a truer story of what the American work force does today — and will do tomorrow."
  • Ruth Graham, "The Retraining Paradox: Many Americans need jobs, or want better jobs, while employers have good jobs they can’t fill. Matching them up is the tricky part."
  • Annie Lowery, "The Future of Not Working: As automation reduces the need for human labor, some Silicon Valley executives think a universal income will be the answer — and the beta test is happening in Kenya."
  • Kim Tingley, "Learning to Love our Robot Co-Workers: The most important frontier for robots is not the work they take from humans but the work they do with humans — which requires learning on both sides."

All are welcome!


Ceremony and Lecture: Ford Family Notre Dame Award for Human Development and Solidarity

Friday, March 24, 2017
McKenna Hall Auditorium

The recipient is Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines. Following the award presentation, the Cardinal will deliver an address on integral human development.


Worldwide Earth Hour

Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Grotto

For worldwide Earth Hour, our campus will participate with turning off the lights on the Golden Dome of the Main Building and the Word of Life Mural on Hesburgh Library. (Across the world, leading institutions and municipalities will turn off the lights of iconic buildings and structures to show their solidarity for fighting climate change.)
Also, Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C, will preside over a candlelight Mass at the Grotto. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.


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Roman Global Gateway Lecture Series: Elisabetta Povoledo

Monday, March 27, 2017
Rome Global Gateway, Via Ostilia, 15

Elisabetta Povoledo, reporter at the International New York Times, Rome Bureau, will be presenting "Not a Roman Holiday." Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies, will introduce her. The Department of American Studies is co-sponsoring this event.



An Evening With Rosie Rios

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Guglielmino Athletic Complex's Isban Auditorium, University of Notre Dame

Student Government, the Office of the President, and the Gender Studies Program are hosting Rosie Rios, the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and "The Woman Behind the New $20 Bill."  She will be speaking about her time as treasurer during the financial crisis and the transition thereafter, her recent initiative for women's rights (Empowerment 2020), and the role of college students and young leaders moving forward in these turbulent times.  The event will be held Monday, March 27th from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Guglielmino Athletic Complex's Isban Auditorium. All are welcome to participate in this important dialogue.


Religion and Literature Lecture and Workshop:
Hank Lazer on "Grace, & the Spiritual Reach of Representation"

March 29-30, 2017
5:00PM and various
100-104 McKenna Hall; 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Mark your calendars for the annual Religion & Literature Lecture and accompanying workshop, which will take place on March 29th and March 30th, respectively. The lecturer this year is the celebrated American poetics scholar, poet and lyric theorist Hank Lazer, who will be speaking about one of Rowan Williams's most recent books,The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language (2014).  Lazer was a participant, alongside Williams (the former Archbishop of Canterbury, now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge), in a colloquium overseas in October -- on the topic of "Grace" in art -- that brought faculty and students associated with Notre Dame and the journal into conversation with Cambridge faculty and students likewise interested in religion and literature. This spring's lecture and workshop is therefore the next installment in that ongoing conversation, which will continue next year when Williams himself will be the 2018 Religion & Literature Lecturer.

Hank Lazer's lecture, entitled "Grace, & the Spiritual Reach of Representation," will take place at 5 pm on March 29th in 100-104 McKenna Hall, followed by a reception afterwards in the atrium (including an array of finger-food and free bar). On the following day, Thursday March 30th, a lunchtime workshop (sandwiches provided) will take place in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall; we will, in addition to discussing the lecture, also discuss the first chapter of Williams's book and an essay by Lazer entitled "Of Course Poetry is Difficult / Poetry is Not Difficult" (please contact rhuk@nd.edu to signal your desire to join, and the readings will be forwarded to you). Finally, later in the afternoon on the 30th, at 6:00 pm, the guest will offer an innovative reading of his recent work, which he calls "shape-writing"; it will take place in the same room, 119 O'Shag, and all will be invited to take part in what he describes as "part poetry reading, part talk, part conversation, part improvised collaborative performance." A closing reception will follow in the same room.

For more information about the speaker and these events, please visit Religion & Literature's lecture website.


A Night of Poetry and Community

Poetry Mig 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Lower Level, McKenna Hall

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, is pleased to be partnering with Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program to present, “Because We Come From Everything: a night of poetry and community.” This campus event will feature students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, who will all be sharing poems on the theme of migration. The reading will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM in the banquet hall in the basement of McKenna Hall.

The event is part of the larger initiative, “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration,” which is a program of the Poetry Coalition, a group of twenty-five nonprofit organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and communities, as well as the important contributions poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.


Enduring Trends and New Directions: A Conference on the History of American Christianity in Honor of Mark Noll


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POSTPONED: Enduring Trends and New Directions: A Conference on the History of American Christianity in Honor of Mark Noll

Due to an unfortunate turn of events, this conference has been postponed.

Please note that the Cushwa Center's Seminar in American Religion will still be held as planned, March 31 - April 1. If you had registered for the conference and/or seminar and still plan to attend the seminar, please fill out this registration form to confirm your attendance.


Just Wage Working Group Research Workshop

Friday, March 31, 2017
Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

Sponsored by the Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns, and featuring original presentations from individuals representing a variety of academic disciplines and practitioner perspectives from both Notre Dame and other universities and organizations, the Just Wage Research Workshop offers the perfect venue for consideration of "the just wage" question: on what grounds can any wage be called just? For more details on the Just Wage Working Group, visit here.
Please register by completing this form, as seating is limited. Please make sure to indicate whether you can stay for the lunch at 1 pm (and please indicate any dietary restrictions you might have). 

The complete schedule is now posted -- check it out and register here. The event is free and features lunch. Participants are welcome even if they can only attend part of the workshop.


Deadline for Departmental Awards

Friday, March 31, 2017

The deadline for submissions for the following is Friday, March 31, 2017.

All nominations and submissions should be sent to Katie Schlofeldt at the American Studies office - 1047 Flanner or kschlotf@nd.edu.  Names should be left off all writing samples.  Please provide your contact info and associated titles to Katie separately.

For more information, see www.americanstudies.nd.edu


The J. Sinnott Meyers Award for outstanding service to the community—$500.00 Prize

J. Sinnott Meyers was to have graduated from Notre Dame in the spring of 1920. Unfortunately, he died in February of that year. Alonzo and Helen Meyers of Paducah, Kentucky, established the J. Sinnott Meyers "Burse" in memory of their beloved son. The Meyers Award is given for outstanding service to the community here at Notre Dame and beyond (i.e., local, state, and national levels of service).

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major.

Please nominate one of your classmates or yourself in writing for this award.

Nominations should be submitted in writing to support your candidate for this award.  State why you feel this person should receive the award.


The James E. and Barbara Murphy Award for exceptional journalism—$500.00 Prize

A 1947 graduate of Notre Dame, James E. Murphy entered the world of journalism while doing graduate work at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. He then joined ABC News Radio Network as a writer/editor. Murphy migrated to the field of public relations, returning to his alma mater as director of public information. From that day until his last assignment overseeing Notre Dame's 150th birthday commemoration, Murphy's influence was felt over the entire panoply of activities advancing the image of the University. After serving as the guiding hand of public relations for more than four decades, he retired as associate vice president for university relations. The Murphy award is given for exceptional journalistic writing.

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major or a Journalism Senior minor.

Please submit three articles, noting whether and where the articles were published.


The Paul Neville Award for excellence in journalism—$500.00 Prize

After graduating from Notre Dame in 1942, Paul Neville joined the South Bend Tribune as chief political reporter, then served as sports and managing editor. In 1957 he left to become managing editor of the Buffalo Evening News. Eventually, he was named executive editor of that paper. The Neville Award is for excellence in journalism.

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major or a Journalism Senior minor.

Please nominate one of your classmates or yourself for this award.

Nominations should be submitted in writing to support your candidate for this award.  State why you feel this person should receive the award.


The Professor James Withey Award for notable achievement in writing—$500.00 Prize

The Professor James Withey Award is given for notable achievement in writing. The department conducts a writing contest for seniors in honor of a legendary teacher of writing at Notre Dame. According to Thomas Stritch, a long-time professor at Notre Dame and a former student of Withey, "Withey was the best teacher I ever saw in action. He was not a prophet, like Frank O'Malley or Joe Evans, and he would not let a coterie or cult develop around him. He taught as a charity, God's work, and while he had the strongest likes and dislikes I ever saw, he gave each student his money's worth."

This award is available to an American Studies Senior major.

Please submit two samples of your writing, including academic papers, journalistic articles, or both.


2017 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference: "Pathways to Peace"

March 31 - April 1, 2017

2017 Peace Conf

The 2017 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Committee announces "Pathways to Peace,” scheduled for March 31-April 1, 2017, at the University of Notre Dame. This event is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

In its 25th year, this peace conference, organized by students for students, provides a place to engage in important dialogue on issues related to peacebuilding, global issues, and social justice.

As more complex issues of violence and injustice confront the world, peace is often perceived to be unattainable and peacebuilders are considered idealistic. This year’s “Pathways to Peace” conference aims to demonstrate that through interactive dialogue, sustainable peace can be achieved by altering the underlying structures that produce conflict.


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Seminar in American Religion: American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global

April 1, 2017
Morris Inn Ballroom

The spring Seminar in American Religion will have Dean John T. McGreevy of the University of Notre Dame speak on his book, American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global. He will be accompanied by commentators Thomas Bender of New York University and Lauri Maffly-Kipp of Washington University in St. Louis.

Notre Dame's conference honoring Mark Noll has been postponed, but the Cushwa Center's Seminar in American Religion will still be held as planned, March 31 - April 1. The Saturday morning seminar is free and open to the public, but if you had registered for the conference and/or seminar, please fill out this registration form to update your registration and help our planning.


Finding Common Ground: Linking the Struggles against Poverty, Racism and War

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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Charles Martin Center, 802 Lincolnway West, South Bend

To mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's famous address, there will be a gathering to reflect upon his powerful message and its meaning for today. In his speech on April 4, 1967 at New York’s Riverside Church, Dr. King argued that militarism and war abroad were undermining the struggle against poverty and racism at home.Today the White House proposes increasing military spending by $54 billion while slashing funds for social programs at home and humanitarian aid abroad. All may join in discussing the relevance of Dr. King's message for new movements to save health care, protect the undocumented, fight racial injustice, and preserve the environment. 


The Quest for Consonance: Theology and the Natural Sciences

April 2-4, 2017

What is the relationship between faith and reason, theology and philosophy, religion and science? Leading scholars from around the world will come together to "seek consonance" among these disciplines.

Speakers include: Francisco Ayala, Stephen Barr, Louis Caruana, Menachem Fisch, Iris Fry, Peter Harrison, David Hart, John Heilbron, Tom McLeish, Nancey Murphy, Michael Ruse, Jame Schaefer, Michael Shank.

It is free for ND/SMC/HC faculty, staff and students, but registration is required for full conference attendance. Registration clcoses March 21. For those members of ND/SMC/HC only wishing to attend discrete sessions, registration is not necessary. Public lectures are free and open to the public. The conference schedule is listed here.


Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and & Public Policy: Amitav Ghosh

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Jordan Auditorium, University of Notre Dame

Highly acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh will deliver the 23rd Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy on Tuesday, April 4 at 4 p.m., in the Jordan Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

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Ghosh’s lecture, “War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change”, will address how the discussion of climate change has largely been centered in Western universities—produced by scientists, engineers and economists. This has skewed the dialogue in certain directions, including conceptualizing it as an economic program, which can be dealt with through technological and technocratic fixes. Ghosh will also identify a more political approach to climate change. Yet these dominant frameworks tend to exclude many of the overarching cultural, political, geographical and historical contexts of global warming leading to the question: what other frameworks could be relevant to this subject? 

The annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy, established by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in 1995, honors the late Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame, a global champion of peace and justice, and the founder of the Kroc Institute. Each year a distinguished scholar, policymaker, and/or peace advocate is invited to deliver a major lecture on an issue related to ethics and public policy in the context of peace and justice.


Institute for Latino Studies Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture

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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, University of Miami, will present the Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture for the Insitute for Latino Studies. She will present on "Africa in the Americas: Religion in the Caribbean and Its Diaspora Communities.” All are welcome!







"Too Small a World": Catholic Sisters as Global Missionaries

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April 6, 2017
McKenna Hall
Registration Deadline is March 1, 2017.

About the Conference​

It is a remarkable story: over the course of the last four centuries, hundreds of thousands of vowed Catholic women left their home countries to travel to all corners of the world, where they built and served schools, hospitals, and other institutions, and where they encountered local situations often far different than what they had imagined—experiences that in turn shaped the futures of their orders both at home and abroad. 

In 1887, a future canonized saint, the Italian-born and American-naturalized Frances Xavier Cabrini summed up missionary sisters’ informal creed, writing that “the world is too small to limit ourselves to one point; I want to embrace it entirely and to reach all its parts.” Cabrini, who named herself after another great missionary saint, was the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, a congregation that established missions in the United States, Europe, South America, and eventually Africa, Australia, and China. The study of missionary sisters embraces Cabrini’s boundless ambition as well as the practical and cultural constraints that shaped the outcomes of her and others’ journeys. In honor of the centenary of Cabrini’s death, an international group of scholars gathers to investigate the transnational work and shifting identities of Catholic sisters as global missionaries, asking how the study of these border-crossing women, organized into multinational structures, can help all historians enter into the global history of Catholicism.

Sessions begin​ at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 with a plenary address in McKenna Hall, and the conference concludes​ on Saturday, April 8 with an optional bus trip to and from the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago (4:30 p.m. anticipated return to South Bend). All panels and keynotes, as well as ​a Friday ​banquet, will take place on Notre Dame’s campus.

Funding for this conference has been provided by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, Henkels Lecture Series, University of Notre Dame. 


View the latest draft of the symposium schedule here.


The general registration fee is $75. The fee for non-Notre Dame graduate students is $50. Registration is FREE for symposium presenters as well as faculty, staff, and students of Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, and Holy Cross College. Registration is required for anyone wishing to participate in meals or to visit the Shrine.

Continental breakfast will be provided Friday and Saturday morning at the Conference Center. Registrants will also have the opportunity to sign up for: 

  • meals from lunch on Thursday through lunch on Saturday (including Friday's banquet dinner at no additional charge);
  • reception on Friday at St. Mary's College;
  • transportation to and from the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago on Saturday.

Click here to register through the Notre Dame Conference Center. The registration deadline is March 1, 2017.


Institute for Latino Studies: Young Scholars Symposium and Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture

April 6-7, 2017

Professor Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education at the University of Miami, will lead the ILS Young Scholars Symposium on April 6-7, 2017.

Professor Maldonado will also give the Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:00PM in the Eck Center Auditorium.

All are welcome to attend!


College of Arts and Letters Senior Thesis Celebration

Friday, April 7, 2017
Great Hall, O'Shaughnessy Hall

Dean McGreevy of the College of Arts and Letters would like to celebrate undergraduate students and their mentors by hosting a senior thesis celebration in the O'Shaughnessy Great Hall on Friday, April 7 from 3:30-4:40PM. All thesis writers and their directors/mentors are invited to the reception.


Special Screening Event — An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

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Monday, April 10, 2017
6:00PM - 9:00PM

101 DeBartolo Hall

Reinhold Niebuhr’s “Serenity Prayer” remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr’s impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. often turned to Niebuhr’s writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the 20th Century. Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation’s moral voice — an American conscience — during some of the most defining moments in American history. Rich in archival material, the documentary includes interviews with former President Jimmy Carter, Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, New York Times writer David Brooks, author Susannah Heschel and a host of internationally recognized historians and theologians.

Stay for a post-viewing discussion with director/writer/narrator Martin Doblmeier and producer Andrew Finstuen.

Sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Department of History.


A Broader Version of Reality: Integral Ecology within the Great Lakes Watershed — A Lecture Series

Lecture 1 (Theological Anthropology: Identity and Mission): Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Lecture 2 (Biodiversity and Invasive Species): March 7, 2017
Lecture 3 (Water Refreshment, Resource, and Waste): March 21, 2017
Lecture 4 (Agriculture: Feeding the Human Family): April 11, 2017
Lecture 5 (Energy: The Power to Do Good): April 18, 2017
Lecture 6 (Liturgy and Ecology): May 2, 2017

Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

This lecture series is hosted by the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing and co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative. It is hosted by Terrence P. Ehrman, C.S.C., the Assistant Director - Life Sciences Research and Outreach at the Center for Theology, Science and Human Flourishing.

The six-part lecture series is based upon the call of Pope Francis for a "broader vision of reality" that demands an "integral ecology." This series will explore how to live out that very vision within the Great Lakes watershed.


American Studies Senior Thesis Presentations

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Geddes Hall Auditorium

All are welcome to hear the graduating American Studies senior thesis writers present their research and work in the Geddes Hall auditorium.


Deadline for Bernoulli Award Submissions

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Bernoulli Awards is an annual competition that recognizes outstanding research papers authored by undergraduate students who use statistical methods to analyze an applied problem judged to be important, timely, and original. It gets its name from the Bernoulli random variable, the most common random variable in statistics.

Inaugurated in 2008, the competition is funded by an anonymous alumnus to recognize Notre Dame undergraduates poised to submit research papers to peer-reviewed, scholarly journals.

Awards decisions are made by a panel of Notre Dame faculty, including at least one in each College from which students apply. There is no set number of awards made. Over the past three years, one out of every five students has won at least an honorable mention.

        FIRST PRIZES: $5,000

        SECOND PRIZES: $2,500

        HONORABLE MENTIONS: $1,000

Judges focus on whether papers have the potential to be published in well-respected, peer-reviewed outlets in the relevant discipline. Special emphasis is placed on:

            (1) the intellectual merit of the research question addressed;

            (2) the use of appropriate, state-of-the-art statistical techniques; and

            (3) the significance and/or novelty of the results.

Winning papers are posted on the Department of Economics website, although the authors still retain the right to publish them in other outlets.

All undergraduate students from across the University are encouraged to enter. Submissions to the Bernoulli Awards are neither limited to economics majors nor to students majoring in the College of Arts and Letters.

Papers can have more than one author (in which case the prize is split equally) but cannot have coauthors not currently enrolled as undergraduates at the University.

Students who would like to have a research paper considered for a Bernoulli prize must submit it as an electronic file in PDF format to econ@nd.edu. The text of the paper must be in 12-point font, double-spaced, and with standard one-inch margins. There is no explicit page limit, but submissions of not more than 50 pages are preferred. The deadline for submissions is April 21, 2017.

A submission must also be accompanied by the name of a member of the Notre Dame faculty who endorses it. If the paper is based on research conducted in a Notre Dame professor’s laboratory, the supervising professor should separately submit a brief letter indicating the unique contribution of the student and publication plans for the research (anticipated authorship and outlet).


Notre Dame 48 Hour Video Workshop

Friday, April 21, 2017 - Sunday, April 23, 2017
University of Notre Dame

Over 48 hours, beginning at 7PM on Friday night April 21 and ending with a glorious celebration on Sunday evening April 23, teams of producers, writers, directors, actors, shooters and editors will create two-to-three minute videos on and around the Notre Dame campus.

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The weekend will be designed to be fun, experimental, intense, and a little crazy. You’ll be formed into teams of fellow students and given some very simple “requirements”

– A genre

– A line of dialogue

– A character

– A prop

On Friday night, your team will come up with a basic concept, your writer will write, and your producer will organize for the coming day.

On Saturday, your team will shoot your video. You’ll end shooting at 7PM on Saturday, when we’ll upload your video for editing.

Saturday night / Sunday will be spent editing. The final video will be delivered at 3PM (no later!) on Sunday, when a team of judges (our “pro tip” professionals and some ND faculty) will review the videos.

Sunday night will end with a glorious celebration of your work. We’ll meet in Browning, show the videos, and host a panel discussion with members of each team, sharing the highlights (and lowlights) of the weekend.

All Notre Dame students, regardless of major, can sign up here.


The 10th Annual University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Scholars Conference

Friday, May 5, 2017
Hesburgh Library and Jordan Hall of Science

The University of Notre Dame will host the 10th annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference, including the College of Science Joint Annual Meeting, on the Friday of reading days: May 5, 2017. The conferences are an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research, analyses and other projects or endeavors in a professional setting.

The Undergraduate Scholars Conference sessions will be held on May 5 from 9:00-2:00PM in theHesburgh Library. More information can be found here and further questions can be directed to Kati Schuler at kschule1@nd.edu.

The College of Science Joint Annual Meeting sessions will be held on that same Friday from 1:00-5:00PM in the Jordan Hall of Science. More infromation can be found here and further questions can be directed to Dominic Chaloner at chaloner.1@nd.edu.

Students are welcome to participate in both events. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts by March 24, 2017 at xur.library.nd.edu.


“Preserving the Steadfastness of Your Faith”: Catholics in the Early American Republic

January 16-August 11, 2017
Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

This exhibition displays examples of American Catholicism expressed through (mostly) printed texts from 1783 through the early 1840s. They include the earliest Catholic bibles published by Mathew Carey, and editions of Thomas à Kempis' The Imitation of Christ used and produced in the United States; polemical pamphlets with sexual and political subtexts that flew back and forth across the Atlantic; no-holds-barred dueling sectarian newspapers; books and pamphlets created in reaction to mob violence against the Ursuline convent school near Boston; and official reports that mapped the Church’s growth and growing pains.

The exhibition’s curators (Rachel Bohlmann and Jean McManus) will give guided tours of the show every Thursday at 12:30 pm, February through March, excluding March 16 (February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30). Tours will last up to an hour.

Group and class tours may also be arranged. Please contact Rachel Bohlmann at rbohlman @ nd.edu or (574) 631-1575 for scheduling.