The Catholic Studies Christmas Lecture

Author: Rebecca Badger

The Catholic Studies Christmas Lecture

Monday 7 December 6:00 pm GMT

Co-sponsored by Durham University and the Notre Dame London Global Gateway

This year’s Catholic Studies Christmas Lecture takes a closer look at the evolution of St. Nicholas, the saint whose feast the Catholic Church celebrates each year on December 6.
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Book launch! Gretchen Reydams-Schils, Calcidius on Plato’s Timaeus: Greek Philosophy, Latin Reception, and Christian Contexts (University of Cambridge Press, 2020)

Author: Rebecca Badger

You are cordially invited to the following book launch colloquium hosted jointly by the Program of Liberal Studies and the Medieval Institute Working Group "Christianity and Philosophy in Late Antiquity." 

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Statement of the Program of Liberal Studies on Confronting Racism

Author: Program of Liberal Studies Regular Faculty

The Program of Liberal Studies strongly affirms that Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with activists protesting police brutality against Black lives, including in our own South Bend and Notre Dame communities. Read More

PLS alumnus and political scholar Chris Beem ’83 on how liberal arts students develop valuable professional skills

Author: Ted Fox

With a Side of Knowledge is a podcast produced by the Office of the Provost at the University of Notre Dame. The 10th episode of the show’s third season, “On Democracy and Difficult Questions,” was released Thursday, Dec. 5, and features Chris Beem, managing director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University.  Read More

Q&A with Katie Bugyis, assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies

Author: Emily Mahan and Carrie Gates

Katie Bugyis, who received a bachelor's degree in history and a Ph.D. in medieval studies from Notre Dame, recently joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, concurrent assistant professor in the Department of Theology, and faculty fellow of the Medieval Institute. In this Q&A, she discusses her return to Notre Dame, how she became interested in medieval studies, and why the Program of Liberal Studies is the best home for her teaching and research. Read More

Michael P. Leary '86, '96 J.D.

Author: Notre Dame Law School

Michael P. Leary ’86, ’96 J.D. was named inspector general for U.S. Government Publishing Office in late April by U.S. GPO Acting Deputy Director John Crawford.

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Notre Dame establishes partnership and faculty exchange program in history of philosophy with Belgian university

Author: Colleen Wilcox

A special event was hosted on Friday, September 20, at Innovation Park to recognize the growing relationship between the University of Notre Dame and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. The day started with the first Notre Dame/Leuven international collaborative workshop in ancient, medieval, and renaissance philosophy. Following the workshop, a reception celebrated the successful efforts of Gretchen Reydams-Schils, a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, who helped develop Notre Dame International’s first formal faculty exchange agreement. Read More

For accomplished ILI fellows, Great Books seminar offers potential for life-changing encounters

Author: Inspired Leadership Initiative

Students too often conceive of education simply as an information transfer or a means to burnish credentials, but Thomas Stapleford sees a richer model — a life-changing encounter that prompts questioning, reflection, and personal growth. That’s what Stapleford, associate professor and chair of the Program of Liberal Studies, witnesses each week when he leads a Great Books seminar for Inspired Leadership Initiative fellows — an experience that allows participants to explore classic texts and grapple with perennial questions. 
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