Each day seems to bring a troubling new chapter as Europe confronts a staggering refugee crisis. On Thursday (Aug. 27), 71 refugees were found dead in the back of an abandoned freezer truck in Austria. On Friday (Aug. 28), Libya discovered the bodies of 200 immigrants off its coast after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe.
Maurizio Albahari, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, believes it is critical to open safe, legal ways into the European Union to curb the number of refugee deaths.
Two prominent public figures from Latin America, both scholars as well as statesmen, will speak at the University of Notre Dame in September, hosted by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Their lectures, to focus on Latin American policy and global affairs, are free and open to the public.
Ross Douthat, author, blogger and New York Times columnist, will speak on “Catholic Freedom and Secular Power: How the Religious Liberty Debate Has Changed Since Vatican II,” at 4 p.m. Sept. 16 (Wednesday) in the Decio Theatre of the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Douthat’s lecture is a keynote event in the 2015-16 Notre Dame Forum on “Faith, Freedom and the Modern World: 50 Years After Vatican II,” which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of pivotal documents of the Second Vatican Council that have particular significance today.
As is true of any great festival, a University of Notre Dame home football game weekend is much more than its central event. The roughly 61,000 people who travel to the University’s campus for each home game can expect to attend a splendid and storied athletic contest, but they can also expect a unique experience that blends merry-making, feasting, community and even worship.
For six years, one of these peripheral game-day offerings, “Saturdays With the Saints,” has attracted increasing numbers of enthusiastic participants and now seems sure to become as indispensable a feature of a football weekend as the marching band’s pre-game departure from the steps of the Main Building.
The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is launching an accelerated certificate program in digital marketing for marketing and media professionals. The Digital Marketing Certificate Program, offered by Mendoza’s Stayer Center for Executive Education in partnership with Rutgers Business School Executive Education, will take place Sept. 28 through Oct. 2 at the Notre Dame Chicago campus, located in the historic Railway Exchange Building, 224 S. Michigan Ave.