2013 Saturday Scholar Series to kick off football weekends

by Arts and Letters

Saturday Scholars 2013

The 13th annual Saturday Scholar Series promises an intriguing lineup of lectures by leading faculty members on each home football game weekend this fall.

Sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, the lectures address a variety of fascinating issues and offer an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the University’s most engaging faculty.

The lectures will begin at noon, unless otherwise noted, and will take place in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Aug. 31 “From Pope Benedict to Pope Francis: Contrasts and Continuities” with Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology;
 Cyril O’Regan, Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology; 
and Kathleen Sprows Cummings, associate professor in the Department of American Studies and director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.

Sept. 21 “Letting Go: From Ancient to Modern Perspectives on Relinquishing Personal Control” with Thomas Merluzzi, professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

Sept. 28 “Dante and the Birth of Modern Literature” with Zygmunt Baranski, Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Oct. 19 “Implementing Social Change: A Collaborative Design Project in South Africa” with Robert Sedlack, associate professor, director of graduate studies and associate chair in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Nov. 2 “The Chapels of Notre Dame” with Lawrence Cunningham, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology Emeritus.

Nov. 23 “Did Mitt Romney’s Mormonism Cost Him the White House?: Stained Glass Ceilings and American Politics” with David Campbell, professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy; 
Vincent Phillip Muñoz, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, concurrent associate professor of law, director of the Tocqueville Program for Inquiry Into Religion and American Public Life and director of the David Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies; and
 Matthew S. Holland, president, Utah Valley University.

Originally published by Arts and Letters at al.nd.edu on July 26, 2013.