TheWeek@ND Student Edition (December 5)



For the Week of December 5

Arts and Performances


Virtual Slow Look
Join us on Zoom for a slow look at G. Peter Jemison’s “Snowball Shadows” from “Lasting Impressions.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used to approach and understand the print through a guided look. Register via the Snite Museum website.
Tuesday, Dec. 6; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Drawing in Space
This fall’s Multilevel Drawing class will exhibit its work. Featuring artwork by Claire Lohman, Emily Shetterly, Camila Florencia Sánchez Siles, Connor Hinkes, Catherine Abdous and Marin Mowat.
Mondays through Fridays, through Dec. 8; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 216 Riley Hall of Art


“The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai’s Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom”
Join the Religious Liberty Initiative for a screening of “The Hong Konger,” a documentary produced by the Acton Institute that tells the story of media tycoon Jimmy Lai as he’s forced to choose between defending Hong Kong’s long-standing liberties or his own freedom.
Tuesday, Dec. 6; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

“Flee” (2021)
Recounted mostly through animation, Amin opens up for the first time about his journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan. He begins to look back over his life as he grapples with a painful secret that he has kept hidden for 20 years. Faculty/Staff: $6. Free for ND, SMC, HC and IUSB students.
Tuesday, Dec. 6; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Eyes Wide Shut” (1999)
A New York City doctor (Tom Cruise) learns his wife (Nicole Kidman) fantasizes about being with another man. That divulgence motivates Dr. Hartford to seek out his own in-Fidelio in Gotham’s lux underbelly, where his odyssey lands him further and further out of his depth. Faculty/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (149 minutes)
Thursday, Dec. 8; 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all. As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashbacks. As he is about to jump from a bridge, George ends up rescuing his guardian angel, who then shows him what the town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years. Faculty/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Dec. 9; 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Dec. 10; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11; 4 p.m.

“Dial Code Santa Claus” (1989)
This holiday horror by many names is quickly becoming a favorite slayride to many outside of France three decades later. Made a year before “Home Alone,” “Dial Code Santa Claus” has almost the same plot only filled with more style, a higher body count and many, many more “Rambo” references.
Faculty/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Dec. 9; 9:30 to 11 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Dec. 10; 9:30 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “The Hours” (Puts)
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society.
Faculty/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, Dec. 10; 1 to 4:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


The Humor Artists Holiday Improv Comedy Show
Join The Humor Artists for their final improv comedy show of the semester.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 8 to 9:15 p.m. in Carey Auditorium (next to Au Bon Pain), Hesburgh Library

Halftime Rewind: A Halftime a Cappella Winter Concert
What better way to celebrate the last day of the fall semester than by listening to Notre Dame’s coed a cappella group perform hits by artists such as 5SOS, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Little Mix and more? Tickets can be purchased at the LaFortune Box Office for $5 for students/faculty and $10 for the general public.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Washington Hall

Contact SUB if you would like to perform. Please visit
Thursday, Dec. 8; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Notre Dame Children’s Choir Lessons and Carols Concert
Notre Dame Children’s Choir celebrates the season with its annual Lessons and Carols Concert featuring its three younger choirs performing works for Advent with scripture readings, prayers and congregational hymns. Free and open to the public.
Friday, Dec. 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in St. Bavo Catholic Church, 511 W. 7th St., Mishawaka

[CANCELED] Concert: Jane Lynch’s “A Swingin’ Little Christmas!”
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is canceled. Please contact the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office at 631-2800 for more information. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Faculty/Staff: $76. Students: $10.
Friday, Dec. 9; 7:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Christmas at Notre Dame: ND Symphony and Glee Club
The Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra join together for a holiday concert showcasing music for the season. Featured works include music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, contemporary and classic carol arrangements and arrangements of popular standards for men’s chorus and orchestra. Proceeds from the concerts will be donated. Faculty/Staff: $8. Students: $3.
Saturday, Dec. 10; 3 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Dec. 10; 8 p.m.

Concert: Christmas with Sacred Music at Notre Dame
This Christmas concert with Sacred Music at Notre Dame celebrates the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany through the choral, organ and vocal music of sacred music composers performed by the the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, Concordia Vocal Ensemble, graduate students and faculty of Sacred Music at Notre Dame. Prelude begins at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Finals Hours
Find all branch and service desk hours at The library will offer finals hours (open 24/7) through 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

Deadlines or Registrations

Apply Now for the 2023 Berlin Summer Study Abroad Program
No German? No problem! Take classes in English to fulfill your University or major requirements during this six-week, 6-credit program lasting from May 26 to July 8 in Berlin. Open to all, including graduating seniors. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Apply by Friday, Dec. 9.

Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition
This competition provides a good opportunity to learn more about global health issues, the associated complexities and some possible solutions for these issues. The competition brings together undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines to creatively address critical global health challenges in a competitive and collaborative environment. Students may apply individually or as a team. Teams must represent at least three different colleges/schools. Apply by Friday, Dec. 16.
Saturday, Feb. 11; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at location TBD

March for Life
The Notre Dame Right to Life club will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life on Jan. 20. This is an opportunity to stand for the rights of the unborn, represent the University of Notre Dame, spend time in our nation’s capital and meet new friends! Fee: $35. Registration closes Friday, Dec. 9. Scan the attached QR code.
Trip from 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, to 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.

Blessed are the Streets: A South Bend Winter Immersion
Join Campus Ministry for its first Faith + Justice immersion experience the weekend before class begins, Jan. 13-15, here in South Bend. Witness and experience a day in the life of a homeless person living on the streets of our city, interwoven with prayer, Scripture, Catholic social tradition and quiet reflection. All students are welcome. Tell us you’re interested by completing this form or contacting Becky Czarnecki with questions. $20. Financial assistance is available.

Deals and Discounts

Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) In Store Only
Brands: Colosseum, Cutter and Buck, Retro Brand, 47 Brand, The Victory, Stadium Athletics, Women’s Shamrock and Blue84.
Through Saturday, Dec. 17, at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and Café on Eddy Street

Free Shipping for Online Purchases More Than $29
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 6; on the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore website
Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11

15% Off Sitewide
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 7-8; on the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore website

Educational and Research Opportunities

Grad Guidance
Grad Guidance is a semester-long mentorship program designed to help undergraduate students get accepted into quality graduate programs. The program matches undergraduates with graduate student mentors, who can provide educated guidance on discerning academic careers, searching for suitable graduate programs, financing degrees with grants and fellowships and applying to graduate programs. Sign up and gather more information here. Review the poster.

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide some resources and high-level tips on how to plan for backing up and organizing your own personal digital materials, such as photos, documents and recordings, in order to preserve your “born digital” information and make it last for future generations. There will be two identical sessions of this workshop.
Tuesday, Dec. 6; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
How to Write in a Book
This workshop illustrates and demonstrates a technique for writing in books for the purposes of “active reading.” Through an active reading process — writing in books — one can review, retain and comprehend so much more even with a single pass over a text.
Tuesday, Dec. 6; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Regular Expressions (CDS Brief Bites)
Regular expressions are a powerful means of searching for complicated text patterns. Come for a “brief bite” on how to start constructing regular expressions in your text editor, Microsoft Word or other piece of software.
Wednesday, Dec. 7; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Using the Distant Reader
This workshop is useful to anybody across campus who needs to read large volumes of materials and will help you take control of your content. The Distant Reader, a locally written system, can take large volumes of URLs or files, create a corpus, convert it into plain text, complete natural language processing and output sets of reports.
Wednesday, Dec. 7; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), a very popular suite of Python (programming language) modules making the process of text mining easier. By the end of the workshop, you will have a working knowledge of Python and exposure to the inner workings of the NLTK.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Join Notre Dame Research and the Hesburgh Libraries for a workshop featuring short presentations and a discussion of various aspects of data management sharing topics specific to the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. The workshop will review key guidelines from the policy and share information about Notre Dame resources that may be useful.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 2 to 3 p.m. online

English Conversation Table — Topic: Holidays
English Conversation Table is a casual time together where English is practiced with both native and non-native speakers. This week’s topic is “holidays,” and you’ll get to talk about your favorite (international) holidays and make friends in the process! More on
Friday, Dec. 9; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues & Vocations Forum: “Education and Liberation”
Virtues & Vocations is a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. In December, educator and author Anika Prather will be hosted. Register to attend.
Monday, Dec. 5; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom webinar

Lecture: “Thinkin’ About Lincoln”
The Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government invites you to join its public lunchtime lecture and book launch with Michael Zuckert, the Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science emeritus.
Monday, Dec. 5; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Talk — “Electoral Commissions and Democratization in Africa: Everyday Production of Democratic Legitimacy”
Political scientist Nicholas Kerr, from the University of Florida, presents a talk that looks at electoral legitimacy and the role electoral commissions play in providing valuable information that helps politicians and citizens resolve uncertainties about electoral fraud and administrative irregularities, influencing how they think about and behave during elections.
Tuesday, Dec. 6; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture and Book Discussion: “In the Event of Women”
Historian Tani Barlow of Rice University introduces her new book, “In The Event of Women.” Focusing on China in the late 19th century through the mid-20th century’s Cultural Revolution, Barlow shows that an event is a politically inspired action to install a newly discovered truth — in this case the mammal origins of human social evolution. Free with lunch provided. Hosted by the Liu Institute’s Modern Chinese Literature and Culture Working Group.
Wednesday, Dec. 7; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Book Launch — “Republics of Difference: Religious and Racial Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World”
This is the launch of the latest book by Kellogg Faculty Fellow Karen Graubart, associate professor of history, on the ways subordinate groups in the Spanish empire, between the 13th and 17th centuries, utilized mechanisms of self-governance. Panelists: Sherwin Bryant from Northwestern University, Lisa Voigt from Ohio State and Carlos Jáuregui from Notre Dame.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Talk: “For Better or For Worse”
Join the Cryptocurrency Club of Notre Dame and NDIGI for this talk on the evolution of financial markets and where they may be headed. Tom Sosnoff, an entrepreneur who has sold two of his companies for a total of $1.75 billion, will speak about his experience as a veteran trader, the evolution of trading and the current financial regime. Free Chick-fil-A for all and a free book for first 50 attendees! Review the poster.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Intercultural Development Day: Conflict, Context and Culture
Our intercultural journey lands us at a discussion of how we can transform intercultural misunderstandings and conflict. The way we engage in, solve and experience conflict can be deeply cultural. Conflict styles and how they can be tied to our cultures will be explored.
Friday, Dec. 9; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 113, DeBartolo Hall

Parking, Safety and Traffic

Parking Alert
The Dorr Lot will be used for an on-campus event beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Expect heavier traffic in this lot from 2 to 6 p.m. Students can park in the Lake, Joyce, Compton, Walsh, Bulla or Baseball lots to avoid delays.

Parking Services will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. 

Social Gatherings

Italian Coffee Hour: Panettone e Decorazioni
Italian coffee hour, a new and fun experience every month to meet and practice your Italian with members of the Italian program, Italophones, Italophiles and people with an appreciation for all things Italian. All are welcome! For more information, contact
Monday, Dec. 5; 4 to 5 p.m. in Decio Commons

Get Cozy for Finals
Take a break from studying for finals with a cookie decorating competition, ornament decorating and more! There will also be hat and sock decorating that will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County. Sponsored by SUB.
Wednesday, Dec. 7; 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Dome Pics with Santa
Take a picture with Santa with a beautiful view of the Dome! You can also grab some free hot chocolate and a Santa hat. Hosted by SUB.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 3 to 5 p.m. near the flagpole on South Quad

Snite in the Snow
’Tis the season for holiday cheer! Revel in the holiday spirit with ornament-making inspired by works from the collection, festive refreshments and seasonal music in the galleries.
Thursday, Dec. 8; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Also This Week ...

Study Days at the Snite
Use the Snite Museum galleries as inspiring and quiet study spaces during this semester’s reading days. Tables, chairs and outlets will be provided in select galleries. Take a study break to wander the galleries, listen to art-inspired playlists or de-stress through artmaking. On Friday, join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for a 20-minute breakout yoga.
Friday, Dec. 9; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Saturday, Dec. 10; noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.