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First Tolkien Lecture Tonight in Debartolo 155 at 8 PM

Author: Angela Bermudez

The first lecture in this year's Catholic Literature series will occur TONIGHT in DeBartolo 155 at 8PM. Professor David Fagerberg of the Notre Dame Theology Department will give a lecture entitled, "Tolkien's Home: The Inklings, Story-Telling, and Romantic Theology."

This lecture is the first of four presentations on J.R.R. Tolkien. They will occur on every Tuesday in September at 8PM in DeBartolo 155. Here's a look at what's coming up:…

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Meet the Fellows

Author: Angela Bermudez

The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture is proud to introduce its 2012-2013 fellows:

This year's Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow is Margaret Brinig. Margaret “Peg” Brinig is the quintessential interdisciplinarian, melding her expertise with law and social science in empirical studies of families, social capital, and social welfare legislation. Prof. Brinig is best known for her expertise in family law. She sits on the executive council of the International Society of Family Law, and recently published Family, Law, and Community: Supporting the Covenant (University of Chicago Press, 2010), which offers a distinctive study of legal reform from the perspective of family dynamics and social policy. The book examines a range of subjects of current legal interest including cohabitation, custody, grandparent visitation, and domestic violence. She concludes that conventional legal systems and the social programs they engender ignore social capital: the trust and support given to families by a community. The Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Mary Ann Remick, one of the Center’s most loyal friends and benefactors.

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Carter Snead Takes over as Director of the Center

Author: Angela Bermudez

As of July 1st, 2012, Notre Dame Law professor O. Carter Snead has taken over as W.P. and H.B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture. Professor Snead joined the faculty in 2005. His principal area of research is Public Bioethics – the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods. His scholarly works have explored issues relating to neuroethics, enhancement, stem cell research, abortion, and end-of-life decision-making. His articles appear in such publications as the New York University Law Review, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Vanderbilt Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, Quaderni Costituzionali, the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Political Science Quarterly. Professor Snead teaches Law & Bioethics, Torts, and Constitutional Criminal Procedure. Professor Snead looks forward to building on the foundation laid by Professor David Solomon, who will continue to be a vital presence at Notre Dame as a professor in the Philosophy Department.

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