Events Calendar

The Fall 2017 calendar will be available early September. Please see below for last year's schedule for an example of the events the Sorin Scholars have.


 

Spring 2017

 

January 25th

Journal Club: Dr. Mary Ellen O'Connell (Robert & Marion Short Professor of Law, Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution)
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
Please read her 2015 lecture, "The Future of Peace, Weapons, and War" (123KB)
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January 31st

Research Seminar: Tegan Chesney (Sr., Psychology, ACMS)
"An Analysis of Fatalities Resulting from Terrorist Attacks"
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
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February 2

Community Building Dinner, South Dining Hall
5:30 pm, meet inside main entry to South
All Sorin Scholars welcome
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February 10th

Journal Club: Professor Alasdair MacIntyre (Philosophy)
Geddes Hall, lower-level classroom B036. 12-1 PM.
Please read sections I and II of "The ends of life and the ends of philosophical writing" (pdf, 1MB)
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February 15th

Research Seminar: Sree Kancherla (Sr., Honors Math, Economics)

The Effect of Permanent, Predictable Income Shocks on Labor Supply: Evidence from the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend                                                                                               

To what extent does receiving an unconditional cash transfer impact one’s decision to work? This question, which has significant implications for the structuring of government safety net programs, has gained additional relevance recently due to the emergence of “basic income guarantees” in Finland, Canada, and the Netherlands. But what are the impacts of these programs? I investigate this issue using evidence from Alaska Permanent Fund’s annual dividend payments.
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
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February 22nd

Annual Lecture: Dr. Xavier Creary (Chemistry)
Carey Auditorium. 7:30 - 9 PM.
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March 1

Community Building Dinner, South Dining Hall
5:30 pm, meet inside main entry to South
All Sorin Scholars welcome
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March 8th

Research Seminar: Elaine Schmidt (Sr., PLS & Spanish, Business Economics & Theology)

Un Oído al Pueblo:  Finding God and Beauty in the Catholicism of the Peruvian Andes 

My presentation highlights how Andean spiritual practices and cosmological beliefs have been inculturated into the local practice of Catholicism. Through a series of 18 interviews of farmers, priests, street vendors, and fisherman from Chucuito, Peru, my project offers cohesive narrative of how locals understand the power of prayer, the role of God’s providence in their lives, and the importance of reciprocity within communities.

CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
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March 30th

Research Seminar: Caelin Moriarty Miltko (Sr., English & Irish Lanuage & Literature, Journalism, Ethics, & Democracy)

Romanticized Identities: A Comparison of Folkloristic Histories, External Identifications, and Reclamation via Language and Poetry in Irish, Navajo, and Cree

The English began comparing Native American and Irish culture as early as the 16th century. Since that time, the simultaneous, paradoxical goals of cultural destruction (often via assimilation) and cultural preservation (often through scientific collection) have shaped both Native American and Gaelic Irish identity, especially in the portrayals of these groups in the minds of the dominant cultures which have interacted with them. This paper traces the
comparative histories of colonial interactions with the Gaelic Irish and Native Americans, beginning with folklore collection and preservation in the late 19th century, moving to Romantic ideals of ‘vanishing cultures’ that both draw from truths about these cultures and propagate misunderstandings, and ending with a brief exploration of literary ties and poetic acts of reclamation (especially through native languages) in the contemporary period. Through comparison, in both similarities and differences, the goal is to grasp a better understanding of  how identity is shaped and maintained, despite cultural hardship and attempts at complete cultural annihilation.

CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
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April 6th

Spring Banquet

April 13th CANCELLED

Research Seminar: Luke Hamel (Sr., Environmental Sciences, Psychology)
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
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April 19th

Journal Club: Dr. Jim Sullivan (Rev. Thomas J. McDonagh, C..S.C. Associate Professor of Economics)
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.

Please review the article "The impact of homelessness prevention programs on homelessness " before the event. 


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Week of April 24th

Senior Trip. TBD.

May 5th

Undergraduate Scholars Conference

 

Fall 2016

September 21st

Research Seminar: Nicole Handa (Sr., Biological Sciences and Psychology)
"Interrogating the role that tbx2a/b play in mitigating the function of mecom during zebrafish pronephric development"
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.

October 6th

Journal Club: Dr. Maria McKenna (Senior Associate Director of the Education, Schooling, & Society program)
"The Value of Community-Based Research"
CUSE Thinnk Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
Videos to watch in advance (youtube):

October 25th

Research Seminar: Kiley Adams (Sr., Biological Sciences)
"Community Based Rehabilitation & Disability in Rural India"
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.

November 2nd

Journal Club: Dr. John Liberatore (Assisstant Professor of Music Theory and Composition)
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.
To prepare in advance, Dr. Liberatore requests we listen to the movements and read the essay he's provided here.
Here is a video following the score of the first movement of the piece we will discuss (youtube).

November 8th

Reseach Seminar: Emily Zion (Sr., Biochemistry)
"Fasciola hepatica (liver fluke) and autoimmune disease"
CUSE Think Tank. 7:00-8:00 PM.

November 9th

Sophomore Dinner with Provost Burish
Jordan Hall of Science Reading Room. 6:00-7:30 PM.