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Wed Sep 30, 2015

Orientation for St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County's Christmas Program

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Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

In order to serve as an interpreter for Latino families participating; the Christmas Program will involve this orientation and a minimum of a 2 hour slot during the week of Oct. 26-30 (10am- 2pm) for family sign-ups with a possible 2-3 follow-up phone calls per family as necessary to clarify information. To help in this program, a minimum of intermediate level Spanish is needed. …

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Thu Oct 1, 2015

"Memory Studies in Latin America: Trajectories, Challenges, Futures" By Michael Lazzara

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Location: 200 McKenna Hall

Memory Studies and Latin American: Trajectories, Challenges, Futures

Professor Lazzara, University of California, Davis, one of the leading scholars in Latin American memory studies, is the author of Luz Arce and Pinochet's Chile: Testimony in the Aftermath of State Violence (2011), Telling Ruins in Latin America (2009), co-edited with Vicky Unruh, Chile in Transition: The Poetics and Politics of Memory (2006), among a large corpus of ground-breaking articles and chapters in prestigious journals and books. …

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Lecture: "Memory Studies in Latin America: Trajectories, Challenges, Futures" by Professor Michael Lazzara, University of California, Davis

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Location: Room 200, McKenna Conference Center

This lecture is sponsored by a Mini-Conference Grant from the Institute of Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies

This lecture will address the trajectory, challenges and futures of a new field of inquiry in the humanities and social sciences, memory studies, in the context of Latin American academic work and societies. Professor Lazzara’s publications on memory emphasize that one key aspect that differentiates memory studies in Latin America from memory studies in the United States and Europe is its intimate relationship with society. According to Lazzara, Latin American memory scholars demonstrate a reiterated and sustained commitment to a situated, context-based politics, as a form of intervening in the local. The interest in memory in the Latin American context is not memory for memory’s sake (or a purely intellectual interest in memory as narrative or even as comparatism), but rather in memory as politics and as process. Professor Lazzara’s lecture will look at the productivity of “memory” as a lens through which to do cultural studies work; in so doing, it will explore the multiple convergences among memory, culture, and human rights. It will also discuss how societal actors in different historical, cultural, and national settings construct meanings of past political violence, inter-group conflicts, and human rights struggles.…

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Mon Oct 5, 2015

Getting Started in Research Workshop

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Location: 110 Brownson Hall

In this workshop we will explore why and how to get started on a research project or creative endeavor at Notre Dame. We will discuss strategies for discovering your scholarly interests and passions, finding a faculty mentor, formulating a research question, and finding funding sources. All are welcome and no signup is required.…

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Café Français:

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Location: Decio Commons

Café Français will be held in Decio Hall Commons, with beverages, “pains au chocolat,” and good cheer.

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Tue Oct 6, 2015

Crafting a Strong Grant Proposal

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Location: 110 Brownson Hall

Do you need funds to undertake a research project, conference presentation, unpaid internship, or service project? Workshop B will introduce you to the array of ND grants designed to support undergraduate intellectual and creative endeavors outside the classroom. The workshop will help you identify the best funding source for your project and help you craft a compelling application. Appropriate for all undergraduates from all colleges applying to all Notre Dame funding sources. No signup is required.…

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Wed Oct 7, 2015

Presenting and Publishing Basics

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Location: 110 Brownson Hall

This workshop will help you navigate the two most important venues for disseminating your research: academic conferences and publications. We discuss how to locate an appropriate conference or journal for your research, compose an abstract, and prepare and submit a manuscript. Speaking to an audience can be daunting, but proper planning can reduce anxiety. This workshop will help you organize your research into a compelling oral or poster presentation, and offer you advice on delivering your presentation and fielding questions. All are welcome and no signup is required.…

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Thu Oct 8, 2015

Snite Museum of Art: "Counter-Archives to the Narco City"

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

Now that we’re halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), it’s probably a good moment to think about how to take advantage of this time in order to learn more about the contributions of Latino/as to this country. One convenient way to commemorate this month is to head to the Snite Museum of Art to see the “Counter-Archives to the Narco-City” exhibit, which features artwork by two U.S. Latina artists: Alma Leiva (Honduras) and Adriana Corral (El Paso). Although this exhibit is a must-see for all Spanish, Latino Studies and Latin American Studies majors and minors, the beauty about it is that it addresses a series of themes that will appeal to a wide audience. Some of these include: human rights, children’s rights, family life, violence (narco and State), crime, death, poverty, life, play, justice, education, history, Christianity, indigenous beliefs, survival, trauma, politics and neo-colonialism, among others.

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Wed Oct 28, 2015

Lecture: "Violencia y representacion en America Latina" by Mabel Morana, William H. Gass, Professor of Arts and Sciences, Washington University in Saint Louis

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Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C104/105

This lecture is sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures 
 
The language of this lecture will be Spanish.
 
 “Violence and representation in Latin America” focuses on one of the most prominent aspects of contemporary life: the social prevalence and symbolic construction of violence as a social signifier and as a (bio) political strategy that redefines the realm of subjectivity and the configuration of the social.   Theoretical and performative aspects related to the study of violence will be discussed in connection with the topics of territoriality, control, alterity and (in)civility. …

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Thu Oct 29, 2015

Lecture: "Bourdieu en la periferia" by Mabel Morana, William H. Gass, Professor of Arts and Sciences, Washington University in Saint Louis

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Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C104/105

This lecture is sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures 
 
The language of this lecture will be Spanish.
 
“Bourdieu in the periphery” introduces basic aspects of Bourdieu’s “reflexive sociology” as they were interpreted and utilized in Latin America in different domains of cultural criticism.  Concepts such as cultural/intellectual field, relative autonomy, habitus, cultural capital and symbolic violence will be discussed in order to provide some basis for a critical approach to his theoretical apparatus. The talk will summarize Bourdieu’s epistemic and methodological contributions to the study of culture and society, as well as the critiques developed from the peripheral Latin American perspective.…

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Spanish Language Table

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Location: Debartolo Hall 329

Students of all levels welcome! 

October 29th
November 12th
December 3rd

Spanish Language Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students enjoying delicious tapas at previous meeting time!

Students enjoying Conversation Tables

Spanish Language Tables - tapas

Come join us the rest of the semester!…

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Sun Nov 1, 2015

Pi Delta Phi Scholarship

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The Pi Delta Phi scholarships for summer study abroad recognize superior achievement in the study of the French language. The annual awards are designed to enable undergraduate regular members of an active chapter to contine their studies of the French language and of the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world. …

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Mon Nov 2, 2015

Le Café Francais

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Location: Decio Commons

Le Café Francais: French Coffee Hour

Lundi 2 novembre

4:30-5:30pm
Decio Commons Café
Open to all! Venez nombreux!

Beverages and pains au chocolat provided by the friendly faculty of ROFR…

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Café Français:

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Location: Decio Commons

Café Français will be held in Decio Hall Commons, with beverages, “pains au chocolat,” and good cheer.

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Thu Nov 5, 2015

Documentary Screening

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Location: Andrews Auditorium Geddes Hall

Documentary Screening of "WASTE LAND" by Lucy Walker and Vik Muniz is showing on November 5th at 7pm in the Andrews Auditorium Gedde Hall

 

Waste Land Poster

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Thu Nov 12, 2015

Lecture: "Dante's Other Works" by Jonathan Combs-Schilling and Christopher Kleinhenz

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Dante’s Other Works 2015: A Celebration of the 750th Anniversary of Dante’s Birth

Session 8
Eclogues by Jonathan Combs-Schilling, assistant professor of Italian at Ohio State University
Fiore and Detto d’Amore by Christopher Kleinhenz, professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

To commemorate the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, Italian Studies at Notre Dame hosts a celebration of the poet’s so-called “minor works” with a publication and a lecture series throughout 2015.…

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Thu Nov 19, 2015

Spanish Table

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Location: South Dining Hall

Spanish Table - Thursday, November 19th 7PM in South Dining Hall

Beginners to native speakers, all are encouraged to attend and spend a little time with each other in a casual environment speaking Spanish. Simple enough. We're hoping to make this a regular thing, so if you're interested in this initial Spanish Table, slap your name down on this form

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Fri Nov 20, 2015

Flash Panel: "Terror in Paris and Beyond"

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Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C104/105

Flash panel tomorrow, Friday, organized by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Four scholars will present their perspectives on the recent events in Paris, and beyond.

Time and place: 12:30 p.m., Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium, University of Notre Dame. …

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Sat Nov 21, 2015

Chicago Trip 2015

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Location: Downtown Chicago, IL

Chicago Trip 2015 - Saturday, November 21st

This Saturday is our annual Chicago Trip, a dues-paying member exclusive event! We'll be doing the usual Chicago tourist things like hanging out with The Bean at Millennium Park, shopping on the Magnificent Mile, and pigging out at Giordano's as well as checking out Little Village and Pilsen to visit the National Museum of Mexican Art. We'll be leaving campus around 8 on Saturday morning and returning around 7 that evening. We are capping this to 10 dues-paying members, first-come, first-served. SO SIGN UP HERE

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Thu Nov 26, 2015

LSA/BSA/AAA Thanksgiving

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Location: CoMo First Floor Lounge

LSA/BSA/AAA Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26th 6:30PM in CoMo First Floor Lounge

This upcoming Thanksgiving, we're excited to collaborate with BSA and AAA to bring y'all a special feast. Thanksgiving Day, anyone staying on campus is more than welcome to join this mega hangout/dinner to spend some time with our fellow cultural clubs. If you want to attend, RSVP on this form

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Mon Dec 7, 2015

Luc Vancheri lecture: "De Vénus á la Vierge marie le christianisme tardif de Jean Renoir

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Location: O'Shaughnessy Hall 242 & Geddes Hall B0001

It is with great pleasure that we write to invite you to the lectures of Professor Luc Vancheri.

Prof. Vancheri is one of France's leading scholars of the aesthetics and politics of film. He is the author of ten books, including works on Renoir, Hitchcock, Ford, film form, and the relations between the cinema and visual culture at large.…

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Le Café Francais

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Location: Decio Commons

Le Café Francais: French Coffee Hour

4:30-5:30pm
Decio Commons Café
Open to all! Venez nombreux!

Beverages and pains au chocolat provided by the friendly faculty of ROFR…

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Café Français:

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Location: Decio Commons

Café Français will be held in Decio Hall Commons, with beverages, “pains au chocolat,” and good cheer.

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