Ahead of the Game with Arts & Letters


Location: LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall

Every football Friday some of Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty discuss their research on the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times.

"God, Notre Dame, Country: Glimpses of the University's first Century"
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, the Rev. John A. O'Brien College Professor of American Studies and the William W. and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

This lecture provides snapshots of Notre Dame long before it was either a football powerhouse or a top-tier research university. Drawing from material explored in her Notre Dame & America course, Professor Cummings will discuss the University's evolution from a remote missionary outpost of the Catholic Church in the 1840s into a full-fledged college by the 1930s, highlighting a few founding stories and forgotten heroes. 

Free and open to the public.

Full schedule here.