During the 2017–2018 academic year, the University of Notre Dame celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding. Father Thomas Blantz, C.S.C., will deliver the 2017 Cushwa Center Lecture on Father John Zahm, C.S.C., and his significance for the University's history.
Father Blantz is emeritus professor of history at Notre Dame. His research and teaching focus on U.S. history and diplomatic and political history. He received the James E. Armstrong Award in 1997 for distinguished service to the University, as well as a 2001 Kaneb Award and 2010 Joyce Award—both for teaching excellence. He is currently working on a book-length history of the University of Notre Dame.
Father Edward A. "Monk" Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, will introduce Father Blantz.
The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a light reception.