TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Aug. 17)


For the Week of August 17

Arts and Performances


“Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame” This exhibition of 100 carefully selected American and European photographs is the first presentation of this scope at Notre Dame. It will provide a survey of creative photography through the course of the century, an era when such images were known worldwide, providing touchstones of history and culture.
Open through Dec. 12, in the Snite Museum of Art

Slow Look and Virtual Slow Look
Take a break in your week for a slow look at a single work in the “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame” exhibition. The Slow Look series uses the tools of mindfulness meditation. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, faculty and students. Register on the Snite Museum of Art’s website.
Tuesday, Aug. 18; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Virtual Slow Look
This program will take place on Zoom and is open to anyone. Registration is required through the attached link.
Friday, Aug. 21; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom


Virtual Viewing of the Documentary “2040”
As part of the 14th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week, ND Energy invites the Notre Dame community to a virtual viewing of this forward-looking documentary. Viewers will follow the film crew around the globe to uncover current practices to mitigate climate change and envision what the world could look like in 2040. A limited number of tickets will be available starting Monday, Aug. 17. Ticket-holders will have 24 hours to view the film.
Sunday, Aug. 23; 4 to 5:30 p.m. online


Auditions for ND Theatre NOW: “Lysistrata”
Outdoor performances will take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 25–27, for this comedy adapted by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by Alison Croucher ’21. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will follow University guidelines for wearing face masks and physical distancing. All majors welcome! Student actors of all races and ethnicities encouraged to audition. To sign up for an audition time, visit Questions? Email
Wednesday, Aug. 19; 6 to 8 p.m. in the grassy area near DeBartolo Performing Arts Center playground
Thursday, Aug. 20; 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 21; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (callbacks)

Awards and Competitions

Go for the Gold
Compete in a campus-wide scavenger hunt riddle for the chance to win more than $180 in gift cards and prizes from Best Buy, Amazon and the Hammes Bookstore from Aug. 24–31. All proceeds (cost of $5.50 per person) go toward supporting pediatric cancer patients at Beacon Children’s Hospital. Register online. Sponsored by the Fighting Together Club of Notre Dame.
Register on Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 19–21; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. across from Modern Market, Duncan Student Center

Deadlines or Registrations

New Online Service — Hesburgh Libraries Launches Reserve a Seat
Plan your library visits and reserve a study seat or computer seat online. Go to
choose your location and seat type. You can view available workstations and make your reservation. When you arrive at your seat, check in with a QR code or the link provided in your confirmation email. Visit the Hesburgh Libraries Service Continuity website for up-to-date information.

14th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week
During this weeklong event, there will be several activities, including a dorm/off-campus residence competition focused on creating an environmental justice advertisement and presentations focused on ensuring the health, prosperity and resiliency of our planet for generations to come. We invite you to mark your calendars and register for the presentations online.
ND Energy Bouts…What Would You Fight For?
Notre Dame’s Energy Future…Growing Greener
It Can’t Be Done…Or Can It?
The Future of Mobility…Tough Choices Ahead
The Gift of Solar in Puerto Rico...Philanthropy and Climate Change
Sunday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 28, via Zoom

Inspiring Conversations: “Leading People in an Ever-Changing World”
A new series from the Inspired Leadership Initiative features leaders from across many disciplines and industries. Led by Tom Schreier and Chris Stevens, the concepts of human-centered leadership —mission, empathy, courage and adaptability — will be explored through short videos, readings and interactive Zoom sessions. Our first speaker is Penny Wheeler, president and CEO, Allina Health. Learn more and register here.   
Tuesday, Aug. 25; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Workshop: “Zotero for the Wary Beginner” — Attend Online or In-Person
Learn how to manage your research using Zotero — a free bibliographic management system.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
In-person in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library


Virtual Career Session:
#AGCCareerSeries: “Careers with Impact with the IFC”
(This session is open to Notre Dame students and alumni.)
The Africa Graduate Club is hosting a virtual career session with Rudy Perecin Mareño, a talent attraction officer at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Register here.
Friday, Aug. 21; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Need To Talk?
If you’d like to discuss important areas of your life, a lay campus minister or priest will be available to listen, offer guidance and share the wisdom and hope our faith provides. No appointment necessary, just drop in. Virtual appointments are also available.
Every Monday through Thursday; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 113, Coleman-Morse Center (across from the marble ball)
Confession Offered
A priest will be available for the Sacrament of Confession.
Every Tuesday and Friday; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room W208, Duncan Student Center

Misa en Español
Se les invita a todos a la Misa en Español en Notre Dame. We invite everyone to celebrate Misa en Español at Notre Dame.
Every Sunday; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Dillon Hall Chapel

Health and Recreation

Student Services Student Advisory Council
Student Services (UCC, UHS, Center for Student Support and Care and McWell) is excited to hear from students of all backgrounds and experiences through a new Student Advisory Council. If you are interested in joining this ongoing group please complete this form by Friday, Aug. 21, and a representative will follow up. Send any questions to

Lectures and Presentations

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Who Cares for Whom? The Division of Household and Care Work in Mexico Throughout the Life Cycle”
Estela Rivero’s talk will consider how women in Mexico are responsible for the majority of housework and care activities. These responsibilities limit women’s opportunities for engaging in paid economic activities that provide them with financial independence and the ability to leverage their bargaining power in household decisions.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Kylemore Book Club: “Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats and James Joyce”
Join us for the third session with Professor Declan Kiberd, who will explore the imagery of the “Incarnation of Jesus” in the womb of Mary and what truths it reveals about existence. Be sure to watch the short explainer videos on ThinkND and register for the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Corporate Finance Club Kickoff
The Notre Dame Corporate Finance Club is holding its first meeting of the year. The club is focused on enhancing both technical and soft skills for those interested in any finance career and helping students build key relationships with companies.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum
Join the Kroc Institute for a conversation on race, class, gender and their intersections featuring Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College and David Anderson Hooker, associate professor of the practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Thursday, Aug. 20; 12:30 to 2 p.m. online

Lecture: “Anti-Racism as a Moral Imperative” by Archbishop Wilton Gregory
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary for a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, Archbishop Wilton Gregory explores anti-racism as a moral imperative in the Catholic faith. This lecture is open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Aug. 21; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Sorin Court Traffic Circle to be Temporarily Closed
Due to large truck and crane activity, Sorin Court, north of the Main Building, will be closed to traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Aug. 24–27. While the Main Building parking lot will be open to those with permits, the traffic circle will be blocked.
Delivery trucks often park in the circle to deliver packages to the Main Building. During this time, delivery trucks will need to park in the St. Liam Lot and walk packages to the building. Anyone expecting large deliveries during this time is encouraged to let vendors know of the closure of Sorin Court ahead of time.

The large truck activity will also periodically affect traffic on Holy Cross Drive at Sorin Court. Flaggers will stop and direct traffic along Holy Cross Drive when needed. See attached map.

Social Gatherings

2020 Activities Fair
This four-day event is open to students interested in joining one or more of our 500+ undergraduate and graduate clubs and organizations at Notre Dame. Our kick-off event will also showcase campus offices from across the University. The Student Activities Office will host several give-away tables, food trucks and prizes for all who attend!
All sessions held on Library Quad

∙ Kick-Off Event: Campus Offices and Student OrganizationsThursday, Aug. 20; 8 to 10 p.m.
∙ Graduate Groups and Athletic Clubs Friday, Aug. 21; 5 to 7 p.m.
∙ Academic Clubs Saturday, Aug. 22; 1 to 3 p.m.
∙ Cultural Clubs and Performing Arts ClubsSaturday, Aug. 22; 5 to 7 p.m.
∙ Social Service ClubsSunday, Aug. 23; 1 to 3 p.m.
∙ Special Interest ClubsSunday, Aug. 23; 5 to 7 p.m.