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Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.

“We mourn today a great man and faithful priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame and touched the lives of many,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “With his leadership, charisma and vision, he turned a relatively small Catholic college known for football into one of the nation’s great institutions for higher learning."

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  • 18 March

    Joseph Brodsky: Digital Humanities Lab Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30PM Rare Books and Special Collections, 102 Hesburgh Library

    A seminar with Marijeta Bozovic, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. More +

  • 19 March

    Guest Speaker: Marijeta Bozovic (Yale University), “Radical Poetics in Putin’s Russia” Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00PM 140 DeBartolo Hall

     

    Marijeta Bozovic is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, and the author of Nabokov’s Canon From Onegin to Ada More +

  • 25 March

    WWI in the Graphic Novels: A Drawing Cabaret Wednesday, 7:00 - 10:00PM Philbin Studie Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

    The graphic novel is an important new genre in global publishing today. Come see four ​European artists​ and writers​ draw live for an audience and explain why and how they re-present the First World War for a new generation of readers.  Free event, but tickets required. More +

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