Upcoming Events by Year

« 2012 »

Mon Feb 13, 2012

Sylvia Chan-Malik

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
118 DeBartolo

Sylvia Chan-Malik
University of Santa Cruz

“Of Bikinis and Burqas: Afterimaging Islam’s Foundational Blackness in Post-9/11 America.”
Monday, February 13, 2012
5:00 pm
118 DeBartolo Hall

What happens when the body of Black woman enters the ideological battleground upon which Islam’s supposed clash-of-civilizations with the West takes place? Sylvia Chan-Malik

Thu Feb 23, 2012

American Studies Information Night

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
G20 Flanner

Interested in Art? Politics? Race? Lit? History? Gender? Pop Culture?

Come check out the  American Studies Major

Thursday, February 23
Flanner G20                                                                   

Meet faculty and current students; learn about our creative, challenging, interdisciplinary, and relevant major

Thu Apr 12, 2012

"On the Borders of Sex and Power: Making Mexican America"

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
210-214 McKenna Hall

Pablo Mitchell
Associate Professor of History and Comparative American Studies
Oberlin College 

Thursday, April 12

4:30pm—Light Refreshments
210-214 McKenna Hall

The early twentieth century was a period of both heightened Mexican immigration to the United States and increasing attacks on ethnic Mexican communities across the nation.  Calls for immigration restriction amplified racial differences and fueled arguments against Mexican fitness for American citizenship.  Mexican communities, of course, were hardly passive in the face of such attacks, turning to a range of strategies to proclaim their rights and membership in the nation.…

American Studies Trivia Night

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Between the Buns - 1803 South Bend Avenue

American Studies Majors, prospective majors, and faculty:

It’s that time of year again!

Brush up on your knowledge of American culture, history and politics because Trivia Night is here!

Come to Between the Buns this Thursday, April 12th, at 7pm. It’s within walking distance of campus at the shopping center next to Irish Row: 1803 South Bend Ave.…

Mon Apr 16, 2012

Robert S. DuPlessis Lecture

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
112-114 McKenna Hall

Robert S. DuPlessis

Isaac H. Clothier Professor of History 
Swarthmore College

 "'Nakedness is not censurable or indecent here': Undress, Dress, and (Re)Dressing in the Early Modern Atlantic World"


Monday April 16, 2012
112-114 McKenna Hall
Reception to follow





Wed May 2, 2012

Toxic Bodies Lecture - Dr. Nancy Langston, UW-Madison

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jordan Hall of Science, Room 101

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Nancy Langston of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as she discusses the topics of "hormone disruptors and the sturggle for health". Dr. Langston’s research explores the interconnected histories of ecosystem health and human health.  Her recently-published book, Toxic Bodies

Wed May 9, 2012

American Towns and Cities - "Decline and Renaissance of South Bend"

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Community Relations Center - 217 S. Michigan Street

Join Professor Lucien Stiel and students from ARCH  53351, an indisciplinary course studying "American Towns and Cities", as they present a research endevaor exploring the "Decline and Renaissance of South Bend"…

Fri May 18, 2012

American Studies & JED Graduation Reception

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Great Hall, O'Shaughnessy

The American Studies and JED Graduation Reception will be held on Friday, May 18, from 4-5:30 pm, in the Great Hall of O'Shaughnessy.  Graduating Seniors and their families are invited.…

Sat Aug 18, 2012

First-Year Orientation

All Day
McKenna Hall

Orientation weekend is held each fall to introduce parents and students to campus life and to help them become more familiar with the University of Notre Dame.

Tue Aug 21, 2012

First Day of Classes

All Day

Classes begin at Notre Dame.

Thu Sep 13, 2012

Tom Tweed, "America's Church: the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the Nation's Capital"

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tom Tweed, "America's Church: the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the Nation's Capital" …

Mediating Media: The Contemporary Face of American Journalism

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gold Room, Lafortune Student Center (Third Floor)

Join the American Studies Club as they present their innagural event of the Fall Semester. Professor Josh Roiland will join students as they analyze clips from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and discuss the ways in which humor, celebrity, and news intersect to meet the needs of American audiences. Other topics to be addresses will include credibility and the news, the effects of social media on the news, and bias within the American media. Pizza and refreshments will be served. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. …

Mon Sep 17, 2012

Thinking About Graduate and Professional School?

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

Casual Attire 

For updated information, visit The Career Center Website, careercenter.nd.edu/artsletterscareerweek…

Tue Sep 18, 2012

Exploring, Finding, and Funding Your Internship or Summer Experience

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium

Exploring, Finding, and Funding Your Internship or Summer Experience

Casual attire

For updated information, visit The Career Center Website, careercenter.nd.edu/artsletterscareerweek…

Wed Sep 19, 2012

Landing Your Job or Internship: Employer Networking Fair

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Joyce Center, Monogram Room

Landing Your Job or Internship: Employer Networking Fair
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Ruscheinski, Chief Innovation Officer and Global VIce Chair for Edelman

Business attire, bring your resume

For updated information, visit The Career Center Website, careercenter.nd.edu/artsletterscareerweek…

Fri Sep 21, 2012

Brian Ingrassia, "The Rise of Gridiron University: Higher Education's Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time Football"

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Alumni reception and book signing to follow the lecture in the Hesburgh Center Great Hall. 

Brian M. Ingrassia teaches American history at Middle Tennessee State University.  He has also taught at Georgia State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.   In Ingrassia’s book he examines the early football programs at universities like Michigan, Stanford, Ohio State, and others, and then puts those histories in the context of Progressive Era culture, including insights from coaches like Georgia Tech’s John Heisman and Notre Dame’s Knute Rockne.…

Wed Sep 26, 2012

William Kennedy Public Reading

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
McKenna Hall Auditorium

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy will give a free public reading at McKenna Auditorium on the campus of Notre Dame, Wednesday, September 26th, 5 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow. 

William Kennedy is author of the acclaimed “Albany cycle.” His literary depiction of Albany—populated by Irish-American working class men and women, outcasts, and operators of the political machine—has been compared to James Joyce’s Dublin and Saul Bellow’s Chicago.…

Thu Oct 4, 2012

Kathleen Parker, Red Smith Lecture

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Eck Center Auditorium

Kathleen Parker is a Pulitzer Prize wining writer, who's columns are syndicated nationally by the Washington Post. Join the minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democaracy for their annual Red Smith Lecture as Parker explores "Journalism in the Age of Twitteracy.…

Sun Oct 7, 2012

Father Lindesmith Collection: History Into Art and Anthropology

All Day
O'Shaughnessy Galleries II and III

This exhibition features twenty objects donated fo the University of Notre Dame by rev. Edward W.J. Lindesmith (American, 1827-1922), along with six objects on loan from the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. 

The objects in the exhibition are primarily Native American works Lindesmith acquired during his travels and tenure from 1880-1891 as a military chaplain assigned to Fort Keogh, Montana. The installation runs through December 2nd. …

Fri Oct 12, 2012

Ted Koppel Lecture

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hesburgh Library Auditorium

Pioneering journalist Ted Koppel will visit the University of Notre Dame on October 12 for a public discussion of contemporary journalism, politics, and world affairs. The event is sponsored by the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy.

Koppel’s career spans more than half a century. He started out as a broadcaster at WMCA Radio in New York, then, in 1963, became a correspondent for ABC News Radio, where one of his first assignments was covering President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

He is best known, however, as managing editor and host of ABC News’ Nightline, according to Robert Schmuhl, the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism and director of the Gallivan program. Koppel led Nightline from 1980 until 2005.

Thu Oct 25, 2012

Jim Sheeler, "Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
129 DeBartolo Hall

Join the Department of American Studies and the Gallivan Program in Jounralism, Ethics and Democracy as they present Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Jim Sheeler of Case Western Reserve University. "Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives" features the stories of America's fallen soldiers and explores their somber journey back to the United States. Free and open to the public, this lecture will take place Thursday, October 25 from 5:00-6:30 pm in 129 Debartolo Hall …

Mon Nov 12, 2012

Ingrid Gessner Lecture

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Debartolo Hall

"The Aesthetics of Remembering 9/11: Towards a Transnational Typology of Memorials"

Ingrid Gessner is a professor of American Studies at the University of Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany.  Her current research centers around cultural memory studies, sports culture and twenty-first century American fiction.  Professor Gessner has taught “Postmodern and Poststructuralist Perspectives” and “Cultural Studies and Beyond”…