TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Aug. 31)


For the Week of August 31

Arts and Performances

The Snite Museum invites you to ease back into the galleries with Art180. Spend 180 minutes during the course of the semester looking at a photograph in the exhibition “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” Visit the link for a short questionnaire to help us facilitate your remote experience.
Tuesday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art and online

Awards and Competitions

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

Virtual Competition: EUROCUP Trivia Night
Does your residence hall have what it takes to win the Eurocup? Register today for Notre Dame’s second-ever Eurocup trivia competition! Every residence hall on campus is invited to field teams of three to five students to compete in a night of European-themed trivia. The winning dorm team holds the shining Eurocup for the next year.
Wednesday, Sept. 2; 7 to 9 p.m. virtually

Deadlines or Registrations

Host a Radio Show on WVFI
Looking for a way to continue connecting with friends, classmates and the ND community via music, comedy or anything you can squeeze into an hour of radio? Sign up to host a weekly radio show on WVFI! Email to receive an application and complete it by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

2021 Laetare Medal Call for Nominations
The 2021 Laetare Committee is now accepting recommendations for the 2021 Laetare Medal. Please visit by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, to submit a candidate for consideration for this prestigious award. For more information about the Laetare Medal, including previous recipients, please visit

Deals and Discounts

Virtual JCPenney Suit-Up
Gear up for the Virtual Fall Career Fair and get an extra 30 percent off select men’s and women’s career dress apparel and shoes at the Virtual JCPenney Suit-Up! This event is exclusive to all Notre Dame students to purchase full professional attire. Shop career dress apparel for everything you need to finish your look for that next interview or new job. Co-sponsored by the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development, Office of Student Enrichment and JCPenney.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6

Educational and Research Opportunities

Study Abroad Week
Where in the world can Notre Dame take you? Study Abroad Week takes place from Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 and features live and pre-recorded virtual sessions through which you can explore program options for the 2021-2022 academic year and Summer 2021. Visit the Study Abroad website to view the full schedule, examine program offerings and apply!
Monday, Aug. 31; noon to 7:30 p.m. virtually
Tuesday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2; noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 3; noon to 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshop: “Make Progress on your Dissertation or Thesis” (T4: Tuesday Tools, Tips & Time)
This virtual writing workshop is available to graduate students who need some face-to-face accountability to stay committed to their research and writing. We’ll set goals, offer tips and have an open discussion. Please register to receive the Zoom link. Sponsored by Hesburgh Libraries.
Tuesday, Sept. 1; 8:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Workshop: “Zotero for Collaborators and Teachers”
Learn how to manage your research using Zotero — a free bibliographic management system. Sponsored by the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.
Thursday, Sept. 3; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Health and Recreation

Student Well-Being Listening Sessions
The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell) invites students of all backgrounds and experiences to share thoughts through listening sessions moderated by the Health and Wellness Senior Fellows and GROW Peer Ambassadors. Please express interest here and someone will follow up in the near future.  

Lectures and Presentations

Panel Discussion: “Democracies in the COVID-19 Crisis”
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented threat to global public health and economic and political stability. Across democratic states, public policy responses to COVID-19 are wide-ranging. This Kellogg Institute panel will consider the great divergence of government responses and outcomes. Free to attend, registration required.
Monday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “The Theoretical Case for Taking American Exceptionalism Seriously”
Hilde Eliassen Restad, associate professor of international studies at Bjørknes University College in Oslo, Norway. See the flyer for more information.
Tuesday, Sept. 1; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

Discussion and First Issue of “The Chesterton Review”
In honor of the publication of the first issue of “The Chesterton Review,” join the Chesterton Company of Notre Dame for a Zoom reading and discussion of the essay featured: Utopia of Userers, found in its entirety at this link.
Tuesday, Sept. 1; 8 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Flash Panel: “Belarus: Last Days of the Last European Dictatorship”
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies presents a flash panel to discuss the current political situation and its implications in Belarus. Moderated by Professor Clemens Sedmak, panelists will speak on their perspective followed by a question and answer session.
Thursday, Sept. 3; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually

Italian Research Seminar: “Painting Against Time: The Anagni Frescoes and the Cultivation of Worldly Knowledge at the Thirteenth-Century Papal Court”
The Center for Italian Studies inaugurates the Fall 2020 Italian Research Seminar series with a lecture on the Anagni Frescoes by Marius B. Hauknes, assistant professor of the history of art. The meeting is open to members of the Notre Dame community. Register here.
Friday, Sept. 4; 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Tulsa”
“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, James Goodwin explores the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, when a vibrant and successful Black community was gutted by mob violence. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 4; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Essential Work/Disposable Workers: Why Are So Many Jobs Deemed Critical in the Pandemic Paid So Poorly?”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, Sept. 4; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

Weekly Discussion Group: FRC Expectant and Newborn Parent
Are you a ND student or student spouse who is an expectant parent or parent of a newborn? Come participate in a weekly discussion group designed to build community and support each other. Register online here. For questions, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall or
Mondays, starting Aug. 31; 3 to 4 p.m. virtually

Weekly Discussion Group: FRC Parents of Tots Time
Are you a ND student parent of a toddler (ages 1–4)? If so, please participate in a weekly discussion group designed to build community and support each other. Register online at For questions, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall. 
Tuesdays, starting Sept. 1; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Weekly Discussion Group: FRC’s Dad’s Club
ND students: Are you an expectant or parenting dad? Want to meet other fathers? Come participate in a weekly discussion group designed to build community and support each other. Register online here. For questions, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall or by email at
Wednesdays, starting Sept. 2; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually
Weekly Discussion Group: FRC Married Student Mingle
ND students: Are you and your spouse looking to meet other people? Looking for fun things to do in the area? Come participate in a weekly discussion group designed to build community and support each other. Register online here. For questions, please contact us at the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall or
Fridays, starting Sept. 4; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Also This Week ...

Notes from the ND Family
You’ve got mail! The Notre Dame Alumni Association has collected messages of support and encouragement from across the ND Family. You are in the prayers and hearts of Domers around the world. They are cheering you on this semester. Please take some time to view these Notes from the ND Family at this link, and as always, Go Irish!