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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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Program of Liberal Studies professor wins fellowship to research at center for Italian Renaissance studies in Florence

Author: Carrie Gates

Denis Robichaud, an associate professor in the Program of Liberal Studies, has been awarded the I Tatti Jean-François Malle Residential Fellowship for his project, Controversies over God and Being in the Italian Renaissance: religion, philosophy, and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola’s De ente et uno. As one of 15 recipients awarded an I Tatti residential fellowship, Robichaud will spend a year researching and writing at I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy. 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

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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