TheWeek@ND Student Edition (April 13)


For the Week of April 13

Awards and Competitions

2020 University of Notre Dame Library Research Award — Deadline Extended
The submission deadline for the Library Research Award has been extended to May 15. Your submission must describe assignments and projects completed during summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020. Learn more about the award at

Deadlines or Registrations

Responsible Innovation Fellowship Now Accepting Applications
The Graduate School, the IDEA Center and the Technology Ethics Center at Notre Dame present a new opportunity open to doctoral students, postdocs and law students:  A one-year, National Science Foundation-funded fellowship program that combines cross-disciplinary collaboration, technology ethics and commercialization experience. Learn more at

DPAC Student Advisory Committee Application
Join the student advisory committee that serves as a bridge between the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Notre Dame student body. Students on the advisory committee collaborate with staff to promote DPAC on campus. The student advisory committee also plans and hosts events at the center for students such as yoga, trivia, movie watches and video games. Application is open continuously through Friday, April 24.

Anthrocentric, the University’s Online Anthropology Journal, is Accepting Submissions
Accepting submissions for its 2019-2020 edition by Thursday, April 30. This student-run, peer-reviewed journal publishes exceptional pieces from all disciplines at Notre Dame, whether those be papers, videos, art or other forms of student work. Submitting to this interdisciplinary journal is a great way for students to get published and receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work. 

Deals and Discounts

Gain Access to Wellbeats On-demand Fitness Classes for Free
RecSports has partnered with Wellbeats to gain access to the same on-demand fitness classes offered in the private fitness studios in the Smith Center for Recreational Sports. Unlimited streaming access to Wellbeats on-demand fitness will be available through Thursday, April 30!

Educational and Research Opportunities

OIT Lunch & Learn (online session): “Tools for Working from Home”
Stay connected, stay productive and stay healthy. Learn about tools that will help you work from home. To join this online session, contact the training group at Connection information will be shared with the registrants.
Wednesday, April 15; noon to 1 p.m.

Hesburgh Libraries and the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Virtual QGIS Demo
This workshop is an introduction to the QGIS software interface and its basic functionalities.
Thursday, April 16; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom meeting

Virtual Introduction to Working with Data (Regular Expressions)
This workshop introduces working with data using regular expressions, providing background on the regular expression language and how it can be used to match and extract text and to clean data
Friday, April 17; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom Meeting

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development:

Workshop: Networking with Alumni
This interactive workshop is tailored to help students build professional connections. Use your laptop during the session to explore the many tools with the facilitator. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, where  counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions live.
Monday, April 13; 4 to 5 p.m. virtual

Virtual Career Fair: Hire Big 10 Plus
The Hire Big 10 Plus Consortium shares best practices and works with students and employers from across the country to provide exemplary programming and support. It’s an easy and efficient way to find full-time jobs, internships and co-ops.
Tuesday, April 14; 11 a.m. virtual

Summer Plans for First-Years
Explore creative ideas and many resources offered by the Center for Career Development in deciding upon a summer experience that will build skills and enhance your knowledge and marketability. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, where counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions.
Tuesday, April 14; 3 to 4 p.m. virtual
Workshop: Preparing for an Interview
Learn the basic principles of interviewing, including virtual interviews. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, where counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions live.
Tuesday, April 14; 4 to 5 p.m. virtual

Alumni & Friends Insight Series: Boston Consulting Group
Our inaugural Alumni Insights Speaker series will feature a one-hour talk from alumni focused on their personal and professional journey as they navigate life beyond Notre Dame. This week we welcome Jake Pellegrini (’14) alumnus in mechanical engineering. All class levels and majors are welcome to attend!
Tuesday, April 14; 4 p.m. virtual

Alumni & Friends Insight Series: “Nonprofit World — What You Need to Know”
Susan Elias (’91) will discuss working in the nonprofit world. With her years of experience, Elias will discuss discernment about further education, choices among different nonprofit agencies, working for the public vs. private sector. She will answer your questions about choosing a career in the nonprofit world.
Tuesday, April 14; 7 p.m. virtual

Workshop: “Getting Started with the Career Development Process”
Learn how to engage in the career development process — exploring your values, interests, personality and skills. Also, explore resources you can utilize to explore majors, industries and careers. This session is ideal for students who are uncertain about their major, or know their major but have not taken steps to explore careers.
Wednesday, April 15; 11 a.m. virtual

Alumni & Friends Insight Series: “Vertex Pharmaceuticals — From ND Cheg to Pharma Industry”
Emily Hession (’18) alumna in chemical and biomolecular engineering now works at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston. Hession will discuss her undergraduate years and her internship experience that led to her current position as a process engineering senior technician.
Wednesday, April 15; 3 p.m. virtual

Workshop: “Creating Your First Resume”
In this interactive workshop, learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, where the counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions live.
Wednesday, April 15; 4 to 5 p.m. virtual

Information Session: Career Development Summer Funding Program
Determine your eligibility and ask any questions you may have about applying. This program is intended to alleviate the living costs incurred as a result of participating in an internship crucial to career success. 
Thursday, April 16; 3 p.m. virtual

Workshop: “Writing a Cover Letter”
In this interactive workshop, learn the basic principles of how to write a professional cover letter. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, where the counselors will share the presentation from their computers.  Students are able to ask questions live. 
Friday, April 17; 2 to 3 p.m. virtual

Faith and Service

Awake Easter Retreat
What is God awakening in you? Join Campus Ministry and the Notre Dame community for this dynamic online retreat as we journey together to discover the spirit that is awakening in each of our lives. Awake takes place April 18 and 19, all from the comfort of your own home. Registration is free! Contact Christian Santa Maria at to learn more. Register by Wednesday, April 15. 
Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19

Health and Recreation

Virtual Yoga in Italian
Please join us at All sequences will be briefly introduced in English, followed by instructions in Italian. Have the following material ready: a mat (or just your home carpet); a strap (or a towel); two blocks (or any two books that are about the same size of a yoga block).
Wednesday, April 15; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “The Coronavirus Crisis through Gender, Environmental, Anthropological and Indigenous Lenses”
Join the Kroc Institute for a live discussion of the global coronavirus crisis. Please register to receive the Zoom link to attend this event.
Tuesday, April 14; 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual Lecture: “Firefighters and PFAS: Occupational Health and Environmental Health”
Professor Graham Peaslee joins us for another online Our Universe Revealed. He discusses his research studying Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS), their impact on the body and how exposure to them impacts firefighters, the environment and the public. This work was featured in the 2019 ‘What Would You Fight For?’ series.
Tuesday, April 14; 7 to 8 p.m. online — details for accessing streaming are at

NDIAS Book Discussion: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel
“Station Eleven” tells the story of a band of musicians and actors who survive a pandemic and travel around the Lake Michigan area, visiting remaining communities and keeping art, literature and culture alive in the face of an unfathomable catastrophe. If you are interested in participating in the conversation, RSVP to Kristian Olsen ( to receive more information and confirm space availability. The discussion is open to all members of the Notre Dame community.
Friday, April 17; 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

“The Shirt” Video Unveiling 2020
Join The Shirt committee in celebrating the unveiling of the 32nd annual shirt through a special video culminating in the unveiling of The 2020 Shirt.
Friday, April 17; 6 p.m. on The Shirt ND Facebook page, Twitter (@theshirtND), Instagram (@theshirtnd) and YouTube accounts