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Duncan Stroik on Designing Sacred Architecture

We chat with professor Duncan G. Stroik of the Notre Dame School of Architecture. Duncan’s area of focus is Sacred Architecture, and he both teaches and practices in the field....

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Religion and Philosophy

On Heroes and Humanity’s Greatest Invention

The author of some two dozen novels under both his own name and an alliterative pseudonym, John Banville is best known for his book The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize....

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On Evolution and Defining Creativity

Agustín Fuentes is the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Notre Dame. He has published more than 150...

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Art Historian Elizabeth Lev on Art, Italy, and the Vatican

Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who has, as she calls it, “the good fortune to live and work in Rome.” She teaches Renaissance and Baroque Art at Duquesne...

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Science and Technology

On Preservation

In this episode we chat with Pinar Zorlutuna, a professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering, who is using tissue engineering to extend the viability of hearts in a...

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The Naturalist

The Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, CSC, didn’t know how to drive. But in December 1925, he needed to travel far from home to the first national symposium on organic chemistry. He had...

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Art and History

Author. Subject. The Essential Light.

As a backdrop for a portrait of John Irving, the neighborhood around the author’s Toronto office offered precious little to photographer Beowulf Sheehan’s eye. Sheehan ’90...

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Top 3: 2018 Memoriam of Greatness

Ted and Ricky meet up for December’s installment of their Top 3 program as the 2018 programming has taken its bows and 2019 waits in the wings. With the closing of the year, Ted...

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Law and Politics

On Protests, Abraham Lincoln, and Tupac

Lisa Mueller is an assistant professor of political science at Macalester College who is spending the 2018–19 academic year as a residential fellow at Notre Dame’s Institute...

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Health and Society

Euthanasia of Patients with Non-Terminal Mental Disorders

Full title of the talk: “Physician Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia of Patients with Non-Terminal Mental Disorders: An Emerging Ethical Crisis.” The speaker Dr. Mark S. Komrad,...

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On Shakespeare and Your Magical Self

Madeleine Hyland is an actress, singer, and writer who has appeared in numerous theatre productions across the UK. She visited campus with Actors From The London Stage, one of the...

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Religion and Philosophy

“Relieved by Prayer:” Power, Shame, and Redemption in Shakespeare’s Drama

Rowan Williams, renowned theologian and former Archbishop of Canterbury, delivered a keynote lecture as part of the 2018-19 Notre Dame Forum. Co-sponsored by “Religion &...

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