Upcoming Events By month

« March 2013 »

Thu Feb 28, 2013

Film Series: BARBARA

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

BARBARA

Summer, 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Now, as punishment, she has been transferred from Berlin to a small hospital out in the country, far from everything. Jörg, her lover from the West, is already planning her escape. Barbara waits, keeping to herself. The new apartment, the neighbors, summertime, the countryside – none of that means anything to her. Working as a pediatric surgeon under her new boss Andre, she is attentive when it comes to the patients, but quite distanced toward her colleagues. Her future, she feels, will begin later.

But Andre confuses her. His confidence in her professional abilities, his caring attitude, his smile. Why does he cover for her when she helps the young runaway Sarah? Does he have an assignment to keep track of her? Is he in love? But as the day of her planned escape quickly approaches, Barbara starts to lose control. Over herself, her plans, over love.

Virginia Wright Wexman

Introduced by Virginia Wright Wexman, Professor Emerita of English and Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Directed by Christian Petzold. 105 minutes. Rated PG-13.
View the Trailer

Tickets are $7, $6 faculty/staff, $5 senior citizens, and $4 all students. Call the Box Office at 574.631.2800 or order online at performingarts.nd.edu.

Fri Mar 1, 2013

All Day

March 1, 2013 is the deadline for applications for the Graduate Travel and Research Grant and Graduate Dissertation Fellowships.…

Tue Mar 5, 2013

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "The Post-Soviet Legacy in Ukrainian Higher Education" with Taras Dobko

McGlinn Room, IEI Building • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

A limited number of lunches will be available during the lecture. Please arrive early to partake during this lunch lecture.

Taras Dobko (Catholic University)Ukrainian Catholic University, Summer 2007

Taras Dobko (Spring 2013) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Vice-Rector at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine). His research interests include classical phenomenology; secularization in post-modern culture; phenomenology of religion; homo post-sovieticus in the Ukrainian context, and university autonomy and academic culture. Dr. Dobko was one of the leading advocates for the recognition of theology as an academic field and its introduction into university curricula in post-Soviet Ukraine. In 2005-2009, he was a member of the working group of the Consortium of Ukrainian Universities promoting university autonomy for the development of civil society in Ukraine. In 2009-2010, Dr. Dobko was a member of the National Team of Higher Education Reform Experts that worked to enhance progress toward the Bologna objectives in the country. He has a number of publications on the issues of university autonomy, academic culture and their role for modernization of higher education in Ukraine.…

Lecture: "Stand and Unfold Yourself" - How to do Shakespeare by Sir Nicholas Hytner

LIVE STREAMED from Trafalgar Hall, Notre Dame London • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sir Nicholas Hytner
Sir Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director of the National Theatre

Sir Nicholas Hytner to Deliver Second Annual London Shakespeare Lecture in Honor of Professor Stanley Wells, C.B.E.

6:00 pm GMT (1 pm EST)

The University of Notre Dame, The Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust present “Stand and Unfold Yourself” – How to do Shakespeare by Sir Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director of the National Theatre. This is the second public lecture about Shakespeare in a series named in honor of former Shakespeare Institute director Professor Stanley Wells, C.B.E. Reservations are required for the lecture which will take place at Trafalgar Hall, Notre Dame London on March 5, 2013 at 6 pm GMT (1 pm ET) and be live-streamed at: http://shakespeare.nd.edu/events/stanley-wells-lecture/.

Stanley Wells, C.B.E. is Honorary President and Former Chairman of the Trustees of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, of which he was for many years Vice-Chairman. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, is a Fellow of University College London, and holds honorary doctorates from Durham, Craiova, Marburg, and Warwick.

Sir Nicholas Hytner, one of the world’s foremost theatre directors, whose major productions of Shakespeare have included As You Like It (at the Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Tempest and King Lear (both with John Wood at Royal Shakespeare Company), Measure for Measure (with Josette Simon, RSC), Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center, New York), and, at the National, The Winter’s Tale, Henry V, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Much Ado About Nothing_, and Timon of Athens will be delivering the lecture.

This event is generously supported by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Thu Mar 7, 2013

Film Series: HANNAH ARENDT (2012)

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

"Hannah Arendt" official movie poster

Barbara Sukowa, lead actress of HANNAH ARENDT, is scheduled to introduce the film.

This 2012 film is a cinematic portrait directed by German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta of Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa), a remarkable German American political theorist whom the University of Notre Dame recognized with an honorary degree in 1972. The film follows the four years, (1960-64), that Arendt observes, writes, and endures the furious reception for her work about the trial of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. In her work on this trial, Arendt coined the phrase “the banality of evil” to describe Eichmann and the thoughtlessness of conformity and obedience of ordinary individuals.

Watching Arendt as she attends the trial, staying by her side as she is both barraged by her critics and supported by a tight band of loyal friends, we experience the intensity of this powerful Jewish woman who fled Nazi Germany in 1933. The fierce, chain-smoking Arendt is an exile who is happy and flourishing in America, but whose penetrating vision makes her an outsider wherever she goes.

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta. 110 minutes. Visit the official site.

Tickets are $7, $6 faculty/staff, $5 senior citizens, and $4 all students. Call the Box Office at 574.631.2800 or order online at performingarts.nd.edu.

Hannah Arendt – Trailer from Heimatfilm on Vimeo.

Thu Mar 21, 2013

Lunch Lecture: "Italian Nationality through Literature" with Luca Marcozzi

McGlinn Room, IEI Building • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Luca Marcozzi (Italian Fulbright) Roma Tre University, Spring 2013

Luca Marcozzi will give a lunch time lecture on “Italian Nationality through Literature” on Thursday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Marcozzi organized an exhibition for the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification celebrated in March 2011. A limited number of lunches will be available for this lunchtime lecture. Please arrive early to partake.

Luca Marcozzi (Spring 2013) joins the Nanovic Institute this spring as the University’s residential Italian Fulbright scholar. He teaches Italian Literature at Roma Tre University and is teaching the “Books Authors, and Readers in Italy from the Late Middle ages to the Renaissance,” a graduate studies course, at Notre Dame this semester. He completed his M.A. at La Sapienza University of Rome in 1993 and, after studying in France, he obtained a Degree in Library sciences from the Vatican Library in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Roma Tre University in 2000. Marcozzi studies mainly Medieval and Renaissance literature, from Dante to Bembo, and its role in developing a cultural identity. His most recent books are Petrarca platonic (Rome, 2011) and, as editor, the proceedings of the Conference Nello specchio del mito, on classical mythology in Italian literature (Florence 2012) In 2011, he coordinated the exhibition Viaggio tra i capolavori della letteratura italiana held in Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity, and co-edited its catalogue.

Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame.

Lecture: Ronald G. Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, University of Michigan

Hesburgh Library, Special Collections • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Ronald G. Suny, University of Michigan

Niko Nikoladze (1843-1928) and the Emergence of Modern Georgia

Man of the 1860s, Niko Nikoladze rose from humble origins to become a major figure in the movement to reform the Russian Empire and modernize his native land, Georgia. He was a friend and associate of the great Russian political activist Alexander Herzen and over time gravitated from revolutionary activity to working within the tsarist system to improve the lives of his countrymen. Nikoladze became mayor of the Black Sea port of Poti, and in small ways he worked to develop that town. He survived into the Soviet period, and despite his not being a Marxist was even honored by the Soviet state. Nikoladze’s extraordinary career and his contributions to the history of Georgia are explored by Professor Ronald Suny in a lecture tying this figure to the larger picture of the emergence of modern Georgia.

Fri Mar 22, 2013

Film Series: RUST AND BONE

Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Rust and Bone

Screenings at 6:30 and 9:30 pm on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23

ALI (Matthias Schoenaerts) finds himself with a five-year-old child on his hands. SAM (Armand Verdure) is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister ANNA (Corinne Masiero) in Antibes, in the south of France. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child under her wing and the weather is glorious.
Ali, a man of formidable size and strength, gets a job as a bouncer in a nightclub. He comes to the aid of STEPHANIE (Marion Cotillard) during a nightclub brawl. Aloof and beautiful, Stephanie seems unattainable, but in his frank manner Ali leaves her his phone number anyway.
Stephanie trains orca whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together.
When Ali sees her next, Stephanie is confined to a wheel chair : she has lost her legs and quite a few illusions.
Ali’s direct, unpitying physicality becomes Stephanie’s lifeline, but Ali too is transformed by Stephanie’s tough resilience.And Stephanie comes alive again. As their stories intersect and diverge, they navigate a world where strength, beauty, youth and blood are commodities-but where trust, truth, loyalty and love cannot be bought and sold, and courage comes in many forms.

Directed by Jacques Audiard. 120 minutes. Rated R. Visit the official website.

Tickets are $7, $6 faculty/staff, $5 senior citizens, and $4 all students. Call the Box Office at 574.631.2800 or order online at performingarts.nd.edu.

Tue Mar 26, 2013

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Unemployment and Corruption: Fears and Hope in Spain Today" with Julia Lopez

McGlinn Room, IEI Building • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Julia López, Universitat Pompeu FabraBarcelona, Spain (Nanovic Visiting Scholar) 2003-2012

Join us for a lunch lecture on contemporary issues in Spain. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Julia López has served as Professor of Labor Law and Social Security Law at the Pompeu Fabra University Law School in Barcelona, Spain since 1996. Lopez has been affiliated with the University of Rome, the University of Paris-Nanterre II, the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels, and the University of Naples. Her research interests involve the judicialization of labor rights and international norms, equality and gender policies, labor law and social function.…