Established in 2005 by President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Notre Dame Forum has featured major talks by leading authorities on complex issues related to immigration, sustainability, global health, the global marketplace, K-12 education and women in leadership.
“Each year the purpose of the Notre Dame Forum is to stimulate discussion among members of the campus community about an important topic," Father Jenkins said. “As the University undertakes a review of its undergraduate curriculum, this year’s Forum invites us to reflect, within the context of the various disciplines, on the knowledge and skills university graduates of the 21st century should possess, in order to best serve the world and the Church.”
This year’s inaugural event features Carl Wieman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and professor of physics at Stanford University. Wieman will present “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education” at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 (Monday) at the Leighton Concert Hall in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Wieman will examine the discrepancies in the advancement of science compared to advances in science education, and how recent research is setting the stage for a new, more effective approach to teaching and learning. Notre Dame physics professor Michael Hildreth will serve as commentator and facilitator.
Upcoming Forum events will also include Catherine Cornille, chairwoman of Boston College’s theology department, and Cyril O’Regan, Huisking professor of theology at Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (Monday) in Washington Hall, as well as Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 (Tuesday) in the Leighton Concert Hall.
The events are free and open to the public. Doors open one hour prior to the event.
Contact: Bridget Keating, Office of the President, 574-631-9339, firstname.lastname@example.org