TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Aug. 24)


For the Week of August 24

Arts and Performances


[Postponed] AAHD Gallery Exhibition: Imagining Haunting: ‘Elsewheres and Elsewhens’
The AAHD Gallery at Riley Hall is proud to announce an exhibition of paintings by Katie Neece, MFA ’20. Postponed until further notice.
The exhibition runs from Monday, Aug. 24, through Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214, Riley Hall) Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Virtual Slow Look
Take a break at home or from your office for a slow look at Ansel Adams’ Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We’ll virtually place you in the exhibition via a Zoom livestream. Register through the attached link.
Friday, Aug. 28; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom
Saturday, Aug. 29; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Snite Museum of Art has partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library to bring this exciting national project to the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park through Wednesday, Sept. 30. StoryWalk combines experiencing nature with reading together as a family. Our StoryWalk will explore the book “Finding Wild” by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin.
Saturday, Aug. 29; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Awards and Competitions

Environmental Justice Digital Messaging Contest Voting
As part of Energy Week, dorms and off-campus groups are competing in a digital messaging contest on the theme of environmental justice. Members of the Notre Dame community are invited to view submissions and cast their votes from Monday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. through Thursday, Aug. 27, at noon.

3rd Annual C-Prize Competition Informational Meeting
Want to change the world before you graduate? Attend the C-Prize informational meeting hosted by the Environmental Applications Club. The winning team will receive $10,000 to implement its innovative idea related to wildlife conservation, climate change or clean energy. Email for the Zoom meeting link.
Thursday, Aug. 27; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Deadlines or Registrations

Global Health Case Competition
The Eck Institute for Global Health is excited to announce the annual Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition. The first virtual dinner seminar is Monday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please sign up for the seminar(s) using the link provided.  
Monday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom (link will be sent to those who register)

London Book Club: Hitchcock in London
Register for a new, free, multimedia, educational enrichment series examining Hitchcock in London. Led by Professor Susan Ohmer, this four-part series celebrates both the work of a brilliant director and the sights and sounds of a city he loved. The program includes book excerpts, films, explainer videos, mini essays and weekly interactive Zoom sessions. Learn more and register here by Sunday, Aug. 30.
Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 9; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually 

Call for Applications for AWIS STEMentorship
The Association for Women in Science-Notre Dame chapter (AWIS-ND) is organizing the sixth annual STEMentorship Program. This program focuses on connecting undergraduate women with graduate women in STEM fields for professional development, networking and an exchange of ideas with experienced peers. Last year, STEMentorship facilitated mentorship and professional development to more than 100 pairs. Register by Monday, Sept. 14.

Deals and Discounts

Under Armour Sideline Sale
We’re offering 20 percent off all Under Armour apparel and accessories. The sale is valid in store and online at
Monday through Friday, Aug. 24–28

Flex Points at Rohr’s
New this year, students are able to use flex points at Rohr’s restaurant, located within the Morris Inn. Students, faculty and staff can order breakfast, lunch or dinner. Order take-out by calling 631-2018 or on GrubHub’s ND to GO platform. Physically distanced seating is also available on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace behind Morris Inn.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

“Getting Started with RefWorks”
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Tuesday, Aug. 25; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Zotero for the Efficient Researcher
Learn how to manage your research using Zotero — a free bibliographic management system.
Wednesday, Aug. 26; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom OR in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library


Research Opportunity:

Daily Risky Behaviors
The ASSIST Lab in the Department of Psychology is recruiting college students (18 years or older) who have a smartphone and have experienced recent difficulties with their emotions or substances for a research study. Individuals will have the opportunity to earn up to $100. Please email if you are interested. Individual appointments will be scheduled based on each participant’s availability.
Open the entire fall semester (starting Aug. 24), from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 339, Corbett Family Hall

Faith and Service

Need to Talk Goes Remote
Our pastoral presence ministry for talking about faith, relationships, the pandemic and anything else on your mind and in your heart will continue in a virtual format. Join our Zoom room here (password: Needtotalk) to talk with a campus minister. You can also schedule a time by completing this form.
Mondays through Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m.

Health and Recreation

Virtual Fitness Classes Begin This Week
Take your favorite fitness classes with RecSports virtually this semester! Click here for more information.
Classes meet Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Nov. 13 

Lectures and Presentations

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, plus presentations about ensuring the health, prosperity and resiliency of our planet for generations to come. Mark your calendars and register online for the presentations found below.
Sunday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 28; via Zoom

  • “ND Energy Bouts ... Fighting for Renewable Energy”
    If you had $100 million to donate to innovative research in nuclear, solar or wind energy, how would you distribute it? Join us for a rematch between three prominent Notre Dame researchers who will attempt to persuade you to give them your virtual vote. The contenders are Peter Burns, Prashant Kamat and Scott Morris. Registration required.
    Monday, Aug. 24; 7 to 8:15 p.m. via Zoom
  • “Notre Dame’s Energy Future … Growing Greener”
    Paul Kempf, assistant vice president for utilities and maintenance, will discuss the University’s strategic plan to improve its carbon footprint, including collaborations with the city of South Bend to complete a hydropower facility and a partnership with Indiana Michigan Power to build its largest solar generating facility. Registration required.
    Tuesday, Aug. 25; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom
  • “It Can’t Be Done … Or Can It?”
    Former Notre Dame professor Patrick Regan, founder/CEO of Crossroads Solar, and four undergraduate students will share their experiences in establishing a startup aimed at providing jobs and life training opportunities for former felons, a testament of social and environmental justice, taking chances and getting the job done. Registration required.
    Wednesday, Aug. 26; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom
  • “The Future of Mobility ... Tough Choices Ahead”
    Transportation experts will provide an overview of current initiatives related to energy efficient transportation management and the impact these initiatives have on economic growth and the future of mobility. Panelists are Michael Noland ’82, Matt Peak and Chris Tindal. Co-sponsored by Net Impact. Registration required.
    Thursday, Aug. 27; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
  • “The Gift of Solar in Puerto Rico ... Philanthropy and Climate Change”
    Panelists Dory Trimble, executive director of the Honnold Foundation, and Arturo Massol Deyá, executive director of Casa Pueblo, will share their vision to create the first cooperatively managed, community-owned solar microgrid in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Puerto Rican Student Association. Registration required.
    Thursday, Aug. 27; 7 to 8 p.m. 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 of Allina Health. Learn more and register here.   
Tuesday, Aug. 25; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Lecture/Performance: “Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats and James Joyce”
As part of the Kylemore Book Club, join us for the final live session with Professor Declan Kiberd. He will be joined by an Irish performance artist who will share the body as a creative expression. Be sure to watch Kiberd’s 5-minute explainer videos on ThinkND and register to participate in the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, Aug. 26; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Discussion: “Research in the Time of COVID-19”
At a time when travel bans are part of everyday life, how do undergraduate students explore their international interests? Hear students of the Kellogg, Liu, Pulte and Nanovic institutes share their experiences and find out what international opportunities are available to you this academic year in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Free to attend; registration required.
Wednesday, Aug. 26; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

The Workers’ Forum: “Confronting the Crisis on Unemployment, Housing and Workplace Safety”
The Workers’ Forum is a series of discussions on worker' rights, resources and roles during the pandemic and beyond. August’s event will focus on legal protections related to unemployment, housing and workplace safety. Judy Fox will host the event alongside Dan Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program. All are welcome.
Thursday, Aug. 27; 6 to 7:30 p.m. online

Webinar Discussion: “Learning Liberally: School Choice and Classical Education”
Students for Child Oriented Policy is hosting John Schoenig, senior director of education policy at ACE, and Walter Nicgorski of PLS for this discussion. Registration is free at the provided link.
Thursday, Aug. 27; 8 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The 1619 Project and Reparations”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, alumna Nikole Hannah-Jones ’98 explores her groundbreaking 1619 Project and the important subject of reparations. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Aug. 28; 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

Access-ABLE: First Meeting of the Semester
Access-ABLE is a club focused on empowering students with disabilities and their allies. This year, our meetings will be conducted virtually (via Zoom) every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. beginning Aug. 25. If you are interested in joining and/or connecting with us, email us at
Tuesday, Aug. 25; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

August Forum: Science Policy Initiative
Curious to know about science policy? Looking to explore options after graduate school? Come join the Science Policy Initiative at our first meeting! We will begin with a brief panel to discuss science policy fellowships and jobs in state and federal policy before discussing who we are as SPI and what we do on campus and in our community.
Thursday, Aug. 27; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

FeministND is Seeking New Members
Calling all feminists! FeministND is seeking new members. We are educators and advocates for gender equality. Fill out our Google Form to join. We will not be hosting a booth at the Activities Fair this year, and we will strive to make most of our events/engagement online throughout the semester. We look forward to connecting with you virtually.

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

OIT Help Desk Appointment Reminder
The OIT Help Desk staff can resolve most support questions or issues without face-to-face contact. If you need to visit the OIT Help Desk walk-in center at 115 DeBartolo Hall for assistance, you must access the registration tool to add your name to the current queue or sign up for an appointment.

How to Connect to Wired Network in Your Residence Hall
To connect your computer to the wired network in your residence hall, you must first register your computer to this network.

Best Practices for Attending Classes via Zoom
When attending a class via Zoom, make sure you are set up to provide the best online class experience for yourself, your instructor and your classmates.

Run eduroam Setup Utility to Access Campus WiFi
To connect to the campus WiFi (eduroam) service, you must run the eduroam setup utility on all wireless devices you’ll be using on campus. If you have trouble connecting to eduroam, just re-run the eduroam utility.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Launches Low-Contact Circulation Services
Get walk-up virtual help at the Zoom Ask Us Desk. Pick up your requests at the self-service hold shelf near the North Entrance. Use self-check machines on the first and 10th floors. Get up-to-date information on low-contact services, in-person access and how to safely use the library at the Hesburgh Libraries Service Continuity website.