Events to Anticipate

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Date published: April 1, 2016

No April fooling here: this is what’s happening next week. It’s a busy week, so we recommend getting some extra rest this weekend if you can, in preparation.

On Monday, April 4, you can hear about psychology’s response to the ebola epidemic in the Gorman Faculty Lounge at 5 p.m., then head over to the upstairs Haggar Dining Room at 7 p.m. for a recital given by Music Department Adjunct Instructor Dee Donasco and Choir Director Brian Bentley.

Then, on Tuesday: by now you’ve probably caught on that each Tuesday through April 19, there will be a Nostra Aetate reading based on the Marc Chagall etchings on display in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery. On April 5, the etching will be "David and Goliath," with the presentation and discussion focusing on Samuel 17.48-51 and the theme of faith. The reading will begin with a presentation of the etching by Scott Peck, gallery director, and Catherine Caesar, assistant professor of art history. This will be followed by the featured speaker, who for the April 5 reading is Dominican Father Don Dvorak, campus chaplain. This presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Art History Auditorium.

Later on Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. in Gorman Faculty Lounge, Michael A. Gillespie, Ph.D., professor of political science and philosophy at Duke University, will talk about “The Anti-Trinitarian Origins of Liberalism.” He works in political philosophy, with a particular emphasis on modern continental theory and the history of political philosophy.

A condemned man. A crooked judge. A sister with a terrifying decision to make. On Wednesday, April 6, the Drama Department’s spring mainstage play, “Measure for Measure,” opens at 8 p.m. in the Margaret Jonsson Theater and will run through April 16; a full list of dates is available here. Directed by Associate Professor of Drama Stefan Novinski and starring UD’s own Ed Houser, Elizabeth LaFrance and Simon Lemaire, you won’t want to miss it!

On Thursday, Ryan McDermott, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will talk about Robert Grosseteste and the genealogies of modernity at 5:30 p.m. in Gorman Faculty Lounge, with a reception to follow. He will also conduct a graduate student workshop on Friday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m., also in Gorman Faculty Lounge.

Also on Thursday, Gregory Vall, Ph.D., professor of sacred scripture at Notre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology in New Orleans, will give the 2016 Pope St. John Paul II Lecture, titled “Two Trajectories in the Reception of Dei Verbum.”

By Friday morning, you’ll probably be pretty hungry, so you should join the Sustainable Business Network for breakfast and talk about “Green Buildings - Build or Transform?” The free breakfast (just RSVP!) will be in UD’s own green building, SB Hall.

And finally, on Saturday, it’s Mallapalooza. Music. Dancing. Fun. You know the drill.

Also, don’t forget about “Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions.” In UD’s Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery. Through April 22. Go see it.

For more information on these and other events, visit our calendar.


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