TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Feb. 1)



For the Week of February 1

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
End your week with a slow look at Joel Meyerowitz’s “Vivian’s Things” on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We’ll use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand the photograph. Register to attend via the link and check out our website for more information.
Friday, Feb. 5; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art from home (via Zoom)

Side-by-Side Saturday: Animals in Art
Connect with a little person in your life while discovering new works of art and creating together! This program will take place over Zoom and is great for any adult and child pair. We will explore animals in art. Discover some of the many creatures who prowl, fly and swim through the museum. Registration for this event closes Monday, Feb. 1. $10 per pair (adult + child) for non-members / free for members.
Saturday, Feb. 6; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art from home (via Zoom)

Athletics and Sporting Events

Notre Dame Women’s Rowing Tryouts
Try out for the Notre Dame Women’s rowing team! Join the informational meeting via Zoom. Fill out this questionnaire for the Zoom link. Questions? Contact Coach Teresa Logemann at or 574-340-3156.
Monday, Feb. 8; 7:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum of Art Regular Hours
Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Snite Museum of Art will be open to those in the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College communities. Find the Snite’s regular hours of operation on our website

Deadlines or Registrations

Early Application Deadline: Spring Social Concerns Seminars
Social Concerns Seminars are one-credit courses that give students the opportunity to examine social issues through the lens of the Catholic social tradition. Students will work together to develop initiatives aimed at engaging the campus community in critical issues related to justice and CST. Open to students in all class levels and programs.
The early application deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Series: “Conversations on Poverty & Inequality”: The Power of Social Entrepreneurship
Register for a new enrichment series examining the transformative potential of social entrepreneurship and its relationship with poverty and the private sector. Hosted in partnership by the Pulte Institute and the McKenna Center, this three-part series will feature live discussions with faculty and entrepreneurs who will provide examples of how social entrepreneurship can change the world.
Wednesdays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Designing Inclusive Classrooms and Learning Experiences”
(Intended for graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) In this workshop, we will discuss some of the basic principles of inclusive teaching such as building structure into our curricula, transparency, active learning and student interaction and equitable discussion leading. We will offer strategies for implementing these practices in ways that increase student success, especially for underrepresented populations. Register here.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. via Zoom

Scientia Research Submissions
“Scientia,” the undergraduate journal of scientific research at Notre Dame, is now accepting submissions for publication. If you are interested in submitting a research paper to be published, please email or check out the Scientia website for more information.
The deadline is Monday, Feb. 15.

Naughton Fellowship Master’s Deadline
The Naughton Fellowship provides the opportunity for an aspiring graduate student to experience an immersive year abroad in Ireland. Apply at by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 14.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Build a Better Lit Review: Introduction to VOSviewer
Learn what VOSviewer is, how it works and how you can use it to identify key thinkers and schools of thought in literature.
Monday, Feb. 1; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, Feb. 4; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Series: “Foundations of Teaching”
(Intended for postdocs and graduate students.) This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading and teaching critical thinking skills. This will give first-time and early TAs a solid foundation for successful teaching in graduate school and beyond. Register here.
Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom

Check out Notre Dame Toastmasters!
Want to speak better in groups, in speeches, online or in person? Try Toastmasters. We’re open to all with an ND affiliation and to Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students. Currently on Zoom, we’ll send a link to our meeting after you contact us on our home page.
Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. via Zoom

Research Study Opportunity

Practice Statistics and Earn $20!
Take a break from studying and help in an effort to study tests! You have an opportunity to be a part of research that will help us better understand how different test formats influence the test-taker’s experience and performance. Free — and you can earn $20 as compensation.
Begins Monday, Feb. 1; online

Faith and Service

FRC Virtual Welcome Desk Hours
The Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall supports ND’s parenting, married and pregnant students. Our Welcome Desk is here to provide support and resources for you. If you can’t stop by Beichner Hall in person, we have daily, virtual welcome desk hours. For more information, please visit
Mondays through Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Application Open: SSLP 2021
The Summer Service Learning Program offers students the opportunity to serve for eight weeks in their hometowns with non-profit organizations related to healthcare, homelessness, immigration, education and other social issues. Participants receive a $3,000 scholarship and three credits. New sites have been added since fall 2020. Learn more online and apply by Feb. 15.
The application window is open from Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Monday, Feb. 15.

Information Session: Farm of the Child
Are you considering postgraduate service? Learn about a life-changing opportunity to serve in rural Honduras at Farm of the Child, a Catholic home for children, school and community outreach center. Volunteers commit to serve one to two years while living in community. Join this upcoming info session to learn more and hear from former volunteers.
Saturday, Feb. 6; 3 p.m. virtually

Health and Recreation

Noon Activity on the Ice
Compton Family Ice Arena has noon activities, which include drop-in hockey and public skating! It is open to Notre Dame faculty/staff and students. Check out the schedule and register online at Click on registration, then Day Camp registration, then select which activity and register for the specific dates.
Public skate: free; skate rental: $3.
Drop-in hockey faculty/staff, graduate students: free; undergraduates: $8.
Mondays through Fridays, noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

ND’s Parenting Students Support Group
ND parenting students and spouses are welcome to join in the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall weekly support group meeting. Come join us as we share the joys and tribulations of parenting. Register at
Wednesday, Feb. 3; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

FRC Dad’s Club
ND expectant and parenting student Dads are encouraged to participate in the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall Dad’s Club. This zoom session occurs over lunch with the goal of connecting student-fathers. Register at
Thursday, Feb. 4; 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Ice Skating at Compton
Channel your inner Nancy Kerrigan, Johnny Weir, Surya Bonaly, Scott Hamilton or Michele Kwan and take a spin around the ice! Reserve your spot on the ice now. Visit for more details!
Thursday, Feb. 4; 8 to 11 p.m. at the Compton Family Ice Arena

Lectures and Presentations

London Book Club: London in Song
Join us for the fourth live session with Professor Ian Newman to discuss the song “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.” Be sure to watch Newman’s five-minute explainer videos on ThinkND and register to participate in the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board. Learn more and register here.
Tuesday, Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

The Global Church Series
 In conjunction with the World Religions World Church program, ThinkND has launched a new series “The Global Church.” This series offers an opportunity to explore the Church’s relationship with the believers of other faiths around the world. This week’s title is "The Church and Islam 2."
Tuesday, Feb. 2; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. virtually

Discussion: “The Second Trump Impeachment”
Please join us for a virtual discussion with Benjamin Kleinerman from Baylor University, Jeffrey Tulis from the University of Texas at Austin and John Yoo from the University of California at Berkeley.
Wednesday, Feb. 3; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

“Racism: The Perduring Assault Against Human Life and Dignity”
What is racism? Why is it evil? What are its origins in the U.S.? Why did the end of slavery and the establishment of civil rights not end racism? How do any of these impact and intersect with the pro-life movement? Join the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity in the McGrath Institute for Church Life for the first of several conversations at the intersection of racial justice and life issues.
Wednesday, Feb. 3; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: “Make Yourself Look & Sound Good in Zoom”
Not happy about how you look or sound in Zoom? Come to this short session and learn how you can look and sound better in your Zoom sessions by following some of these best practices when it comes to webcams, mics, lights and other areas. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Feb. 4; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Fake News, Real Costs: How Disinformation and Deep Fakes Impact Business”
Presented by Matthew Ferraro, counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. This is the first of eight online lectures in the Ten Years Hence speaker series. All lectures are open to students, faculty, staff and the public but you must register to receive the Zoom link. 
Friday, Feb. 5; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Social Gatherings

Cookies and Canvas
Back by popular demand, Cookies and Canvas is back and better than ever. Clear your calendar and plan to paint a snowman on the beach with us. Join us for an evening of fun with every brush stroke and end your night with some delicious Insomnia Cookies. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your seat. Visit for more details!
Friday, Feb. 5; 9 to 11 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Drive-Thru Celebration
ND’s parenting, married and pregnant students are invited to stop by the Family Resource Center and celebrate Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Each student-family will receive a gift card for ice cream and cups of cereal! Registration ends at 11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.
Saturday, Feb. 6; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall

Murder Mystery Night
A murder happened in the 1970s and we’re going to solve it. Break out your bell bottoms, capes, platform shoes and more and join us to for this 70s-inspired Murder Mystery night. Prizes will be given to our mystery solvers and best dressed! Space is limited, so reserve your seat now.
Saturday, Feb. 6; 9 to 10:30 p.m. in Washington Hall and the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Super Bowl Game Watch
SAO is hosting a Game Watch for Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Join us starting at 6 p.m.; the game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Arrive before kickoff and enter the Pre Game Pick-Em for a chance to win prizes!
Sunday, Feb. 7; 6 to 11 p.m. in Duncan Student Center, LaFortune Student Center and Washington Hall

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

OIT Help Desk’s New Virtual Agent Provides 24/7 Assistance
The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Help Desk has a new automated chat feature now available 24/7. This virtual agent can provide you with resources and answers to many common questions about Notre Dame’s IT services. Plus, you can get assistance with basic questions about Zoom, Okta, Sakai, Adobe applications and virtual computer labs.

Also This Week …

Now Accepting Submissions: Love Data Week 2021 Data Haiku Contest
If you love data, write a haiku and tell us about it! We are accepting data haiku submissions for Love Data Week. Your haiku must be related to data in some way (e.g., data management, processing, sharing, preservation, reuse, etc.). See guidelines and submit your haiku.
The deadline is noon, Friday, Feb. 12.

Electronic W-2 Recipients
The 2020 Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2) are now available online. Go into InsideND and search for “W-2 Tax Form.” Click on the “W-2 Tax Form” task and enter the year for the W-2 you are looking for and the last four digits of your social security number. If you have any questions about your W-2, please contact the Payroll Services Help Desk at 631-7575 or via email at

Hesburgh Library Building Hours and Access for Spring Semester
Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, Hesburgh Library will be open:
  -Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  -Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  -Fridays, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  -Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at