TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Feb. 15)



For the Week of February 15

Arts and Performances


Virtual Film Screening and Discussion with Film Director: “Red Penguins”
“Red Penguins” tells the wild, forgotten, true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow after the fall of the Soviet Union. The post-film discussion features film director Gabe Polsky with Hall of Fame hockey player Peter Šťastný, historian John Soares and moderated by Nanovic Institute Interim Director Clemens Sedmak. Free and open to all. Online registration required.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 4 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

WeekND Flix at DPAC
Notre Dame students are invited to the Browning Cinema for WeekND Flix. Crowds will be physically distanced, and therefore smaller, but the films will be as big as ever. Check our website weekly for new film titles. Free but ticketed.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Joy Luck Club”
Join the Student Union Board and the Chinese Culture Society in watching “The Joy Luck Club” this weekend for free!
Thursday, Feb. 18; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Feb. 19; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.


Art180 (semester-long program)
Looking to experience something new this semester? Sign up for Art180 to spend 180 minutes (three hours) over the course of the semester with a single work of art. The average museum visitor spends mere seconds in front of work of art; we want you to take your looking to the extreme! Register and choose your work via the link.
Monday, Feb. 15; in the Snite Museum of Art

Slow Look
Take a mid-week break 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. Registration is required and you can register via the link.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art from Home (Zoom)

Second-Year MFA Student Exhibition
The exhibition is Feb. 18 through March 26, available M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the AAHD Gallery (room 214), Riley Hall of Art

“Kevin Beasley’s Chair of the Ministers of Defense”
Visit the newest exhibition on loan from The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection and The Rennie Collection. This immersive installation explores ideas of power and race in America through theatrics reminiscent of the Roman Baroque.
On view in the Contemporary Gallery until Thursday, Dec. 23, in the Snite Museum of Art


Creative Writing Reading Featuring Helena Boberg and Danielle Pafunda
Registration for the event is required before the reading. Bios for both poets can be found on the Creative Writing program webpage.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Join the Student Union Board for student performances all semester, every Thursday. Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, Feb. 18; 9 to 11 p.m. virtually

Awards and Competitions

Nanovic Summer Grants: What You Need to Know
Undergraduate students interested in conducting research or interning in Europe this summer are invited to stop by this virtual workshop to learn more about grants through the Nanovic Institute. This workshop is part of a series dedicated to preparing students for summer grant opportunities. Free and open to all ND undergraduate students.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 7 to 7:45 p.m. via Zoom

Graciela Olivarez Award
The Hispanic Law Student Association is celebrating the legacy of Graciela Olivarez, the first woman and Latina graduate from Notre Dame Law School. This year’s recipient is Judge Eva Guzman of the Texas Supreme Court. 
Thursday, Feb. 18; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Deadlines or Registrations

Order Your Ring and Receive a Free Gift!
Order your official University of Notre Dame ring during the week of JPW. Choose a free Kendra Scott necklace with your class ring purchase. Please visit link to reserve your time slot. Appointments are required.
Tuesday through Sunday, Feb. 16-21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Fair Use Week 2021 — Text and Data Mining in the Digital Humanities
Learn about intellectual property issues surrounding text and data mining projects by keynote speaker Pamela Samuelson from the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Professor Samuelson will discuss the scope of text and data mining as fair use under copyright law in the U.S. and in the EU. Following the keynote, join us for a moderated roundtable discussion. Learn more and register.
Monday, Feb. 22; 5 to 7 p.m. virtually

An Evening with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
Multicultural Student Programs and Services and the new Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience invite you to a reading and moderated Q&A with Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Native American to hold the position. The initiative’s inaugural event is presented in partnership with the Native American Student Association of ND. RSVP to receive the Zoom link. Free and open to the public.
Monday, Feb. 22; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

2021 PossePlus Retreat: “The State of Leadership: Community, Conflict and Change”
Students, faculty and staff will have the unique opportunity to talk about what leadership means in the now, in this powerful, world-altering moment at the first-ever virtual PossePlus Retreat. Register by Feb. 19.
Saturday, Feb. 27; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Virtual Spring Semester Career Fair
Notre Dame students of all class years and academic majors are invited to participate. Students are welcome to meet with employers of all sizes across all industries promoting full-time employment, internships and other career opportunities.
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 4 to 8 p.m. virtually

Virtual Arts and Letters Resume Reviews
Arts and Letters majors, get your resume ready for applications! Sign up for a 15-minute virtual resume review. Be prepared to share your resume through screen share.  
Monday, Feb. 15; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Intro to Corporate Finance with Disney
Learn about careers in corporate finance. Two associates working in finance at Disney will discuss their careers and present a very brief case on a typical financial analysis.
Monday, Feb. 15; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Spring Into Engineering Networking Event
This new networking event welcomes all employers actively hiring engineering students from all disciplines (aerospace, biomolecular, chemical, civil, computer, earth sciences, electrical, environmental and mechanical). In the spirit of a true networking event, the entire session will consist of one-on-one 10-minute meetings.
Monday, Feb. 15; 5 to 7 p.m. virtually

Opportunities in Education — Meet the Career Fair Employers
Meet employers who are vested in educating the youth of America and how you can impact the education system from ramped-up tutoring to classroom teaching; from Master’s programs and teaching certification to a year-of-service.
Monday, Feb. 15; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually

ITAO: Business Technology and Analytics Networking Event
This networking event, in partnership with the Department of Information Technology, Analytics and Operations (ITAO) in the Mendoza College of Business, welcomes all employers interested in meeting students with business technology and data analytics skills. The event format will include one-on-one sessions and group sessions.
Monday, Feb. 15; 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. virtually

Graduate Student Alumni Panel Networking Event
This networking event will allow current students to hear from a panel of two to three alumni in industry on topics related to their current employer, along with the path that brought them to their current roles. 
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Graduate Student Employers Networking Events
Employers from all industries will meet with master’s and doctoral students from a variety of non-business and non-law academic disciplines, including engineering, sciences, humanities, social sciences and more. Employers will have the option of setting up group sessions, as well as one-on-one sessions.
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Student-Athlete Networking Event
Make connections with companies and employers that are looking specifically for the particular skills student-athletes possess. This unique networking event is open exclusively to Notre Dame student-athletes of all class years and academic majors.
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 8:15 to 9 p.m. virtually

Diversity and Inclusion Networking Event
This unique event provides an opportunity for students to meet with employers who are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace! Employers will be able to speak about their diversity and inclusion efforts, programming and how they are making it a priority in their organization.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 5 to 7 p.m. virtually

Consulting Opportunities for Advanced Degree Candidates at IQVIA
Join a Ph.D. IQVIA consultant as he discusses opportunities for advanced degree candidates at IQVIA.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 6 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

Consulting Case Interview Workshop #1: Introduction to Consulting and Recruiting at Notre Dame
Consulting Connect presents a comprehensive series on the case interview. Join the student leadership for this eight-part program to introduce and enhance your casing skills.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually


Kellogg International Scholars Program Research Night
First year students interested in research and international studies should attend this event. Only first year students may apply for this program. Attend to learn about the research current International Scholars are doing with their faculty advisers and network with students and faculty of the program following the presentations. Registration required, free to attend.
Monday, Feb. 15; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Student International Business Council (SIBC) All Council Meeting
With SIBC you can complete projects for the best companies in every industry, build your resume and company contacts. Open to all years and majors. Join the email list for the link.  
Monday, Feb. 15; 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Collaborative Learning Using Google Slides
(Available to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) Looking for a fresh way to engage both your remote and in-person students in collaborative learning? Join us to explore and experience ways you can use Google Slides in your class for powerful interactive learning.
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 2:20 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. via Zoom

Zotero for the Wary Beginner
Learn how to manage your research using Zotero — a free bibliographic management system.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Introduction to Adobe Fresco
Get started using Adobe Fresco — a powerful drawing app with the world’s largest digital brush collection.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Conversation Spaces”
Women in STEM tend to feel more pressures to succeed and provide evidence of their abilities/knowledge because they are women in male-dominated fields. This space is an opportunity
for women in STEM to talk about challenges that their male counterparts do not face. These spaces are not sequential, so it’s OK if you can make one and not another. Sign up here
Undergraduates: Wednesdays, Feb. 17, March 2 and April 7; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom
Graduates: Wednesdays, Feb. 24, March 17 and April 14; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questions
(Available to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) Multiple choice tests are easy to administer, but good and effective questions can be a challenge to develop. This workshop provides strategies, resources and practice for designing questions that are fair, unambiguous and appropriate.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 2 to 3:15 p.m. via Zoom

EAP Workshop: Using Stress in American English Pronunciation
The pronunciation of American English has its own unique patterns of stress, intonation and rhythm. This workshop focuses on the various word stress patterns found in American English and will give participants resources and practice in understanding and using these patterns of word stress in their own speech.
Friday, Feb. 19; 12:45 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Application Close: SSLP 2021
How will you contribute to the common good this summer? SSLP is an eight-week program that invites students to work with organizations in their hometowns and participate in a community of peers dialoging on the Catholic social tradition. Check out new sites that have been added since the fall semester and apply online today.
Monday, Feb. 15; virtually

Postgraduate Service Panel
This virtual panel will feature several Notre Dame alumni currently completing postgraduate service. If you are in the process of discerning postgrad service or just want to learn more about it, join us to hear about their experiences.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 7 p.m. virtually

The Helping Hat Fundraiser
Support struggling students and be a part of a new tradition at Notre Dame by purchasing The Helping Hat. The Helping Hat was created during the coronavirus health crisis in an effort to raise money to help support financially challenged students and promote activities to combat coronavirus-induced isolation. $18. See the flyer for images.
The sale runs through midnight, Monday, March 15, via the ND Student Shop

Ash Wednesday Mass Times
Wednesday, Feb. 17, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. Visit for the Ash Wednesday Mass schedule and prayer opportunities happening throughout the season of Lent.
Wednesday, Feb. 17;
Basilica Masses: 6, 8 and 10 a.m., noon, livestream available; 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; 8 p.m. Misa en Español
Additional Campus Masses: 101 DeBartolo Hall: 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Stepan Center: 8:30 and 10 p.m.
Leighton Concert Hall in DPAC: 7:30 and 9 p.m.

Journey with The Saint John’s Bible
This series is designed to help you deepen your knowledge of and relationship with Scripture through The Saint John’s Bible, a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible crafted in the 21st century using centuries-old materials and methods.
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, through Pentecost Sunday, May 23

Blood Drive
The Notre Dame Red Cross Club is hosting a blood drive. Sign up at using sponsor code IRISH. Learn more from the info flyer.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor (W210), Duncan Student Center

Health and Recreation

Register for RecSports’ FREE Table Tennis Tournament
Want to test your table tennis skills? Spots are limited. Click here for more info.
Register between 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Lectures and Presentations

ND Votes’ Latest Episode of Pizza, Pod & Politics
The episode, entitled “First 100 Days,” features Jeff Harden, professor in the Departments of Political Science and ACMS. He discusses the divided senate and what it means for the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency.
Monday, Feb. 15; listen at, on Spotify or on Google Podcasts

Notre Dame Ethics Week 2021
Ethics Week 2021 takes on a topic that’s top of mind for many people these days: the challenge of finding common ground amid diverse or even opposing ideologies. Four events will explore the theme “Beginning with Empathy: Listening and Learning from Others,” covering underlying science, diversity, teaching empathy and empathy in the medical field. Links to each session are available here.  
Tuesday, Feb. 16; noon to 1 p.m. online
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 18; noon
Friday, Feb. 19; noon

Lecture Series — “Integral Human Development: A Concept, a Process and a Lab”
Presented as part of the Kellogg Institute Integral Human Development Policy and Practice Lab, this talk by Clemens Sedmak will explore the practical “cash value” of Integral Human Development (IHD) by asking a simple question: What difference could an “IHD-approach” make in working with people and projects? Registration required.
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Global Church
This series offers an opportunity to explore the Church’s relationship with the believers of other faiths around the world. This is the last lecture in the series, “The Global Church: The Church and Islam 4.”
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. virtually

Time-Out for Tech: Qualtrics Forms vs. Google Forms
Notre Dame has two form and survey tools for you to use, but how do you know which tool to use? This virtual session will discuss the differences between the two apps and give you a simple decision-making  process to follow when planning your next form or survey. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Lecture — “The Power of Social Entrepreneurship: Can Entrepreneurship Help to Reduce Poverty?”
Join us for the second live session in our series focusing on the relationship between poverty and entrepreneurship. Guest entrepreneurs will join us to explore how social entrepreneurship can increase wealth and resilience in communities worldwide — and what you can do to help. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Launch Event — “Mediating Justice: Law, Violence and Ethnography”
The “Mediating Justice” series asks what it is that we mean when we talk about justice. Instead of the usual turn to philosophy or jurisprudence for a definition, this series brings anthropologists and peace studies scholars together to discuss how ideas of justice live in particular contexts.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Global Health Colloquium: “The Story of Nipah Virus: A One Health Approach to Mitigating Pandemic Risk”
Presented by Emily Gurley, associate scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the lecture is part of this semester’s Global Health Colloquium and is sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Indian Gods and Tyohaar: Festivals in India
Join the CSLC’s Hindi FLTA, Shivangi Nathawat, in a language table discussing the 33,000 Hindu gods, their ways and means and how and when they are worshipped. The month-long preparations, extravagant decorations and boisterous participation in festivals surrounding these gods will also be discussed.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Advances in Nuclear Technology Part Two: “A Moral Imperative”
Join ND Energy and Don Howard, international expert on the history and philosophy of modern physics, for part two, which will examine nuclear from a moral perspective, addressing environmental and intergenerational justice, consequentialism, virtue ethics and moral courage. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Decolonizing the Land: Christian Grassroots Approaches to Environmental Peacebuilding”
This event is the second in a series of three events examining the role of faith communities in environmental peacebuilding and explores ways that three grassroots faith-informed organizations are actively rejecting colonial structures through environmental action.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

Fellows Spotlight: Meet the Kellogg Visiting and Dissertation Year Fellows
With more limited in-person contact this year, the Kellogg Institute invites you to connect with our Dissertation Year Fellows and Visiting Fellows for updates from our yearlong fellows and to meet our new spring semester visitors, getting to know them and learning more about their research in a casual setting. Registration required.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Traditional Song and Dance in Kenya
In Africa, song and dance is considered food for the soul. Traditionally, people would sing and dance during their leisure time, when farming, during the birth of a child, weddings or even death. In this language table hosted by Jossy Mutisya, the CSLC’s Swahili FLTA, we will learn more, including some traditional songs and dance moves.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture:Hunting for Phillis Wheatley” 
Presented by James Edward Ford III, associate professor of English and Black studies and chair of the English Department at Occidental College. His book, “Thinking Through Crisis,” is the winner of the MLA’s 2019 William Sanders Scarborough Prize. In addition to his extensive scholarly work, Ford is a 2009 alumnus of the ND English Department’s Ph.D. program. Registration required.  
Thursday, Feb. 18; 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom 

Lecture — “Labor Trafficking: It’s in Your Backyard (The Business Model of Labor Trafficking)”
What should you know about human trafficking? What can we do to end this evil? Join us on the third Thursday of the month this spring for a Zoom series featuring a diverse group of leaders and experts in the fight against human trafficking and forced labor. February’s event will discuss the business model of labor trafficking.
Thursday, Feb. 18; 6 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Ferguson”
“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, Wesley Lowery, CBS News, explores the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the unrest that followed. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Feb. 19; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Dante in America II”
The Center for Italian Studies hosts the second session of a year-long lecture series in connection with the 2021 Dante centenary. Kristina Olson of George Mason University will give a lecture on translations and iconographies of Dante, and Kathleen Boyle, associate teaching professor of Italian at Notre Dame, will speak on Dante and Italian-American culture. Registration is required.
Friday, Feb. 19; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Higgins Labor Film Club: “Sorry We Missed You” (2019)
Miss going to the movies? Join Ted Barron, executive director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, for a discussion on “Sorry We Missed You” (2019), Ken Loach’s searing portrait of the perils of trying to raise a family while toiling in today’s service economy. Watch the film on your own in advance and join us Sunday for casual conversation.
Sunday, Feb. 21; 3 to 4 p.m. virtually

Webinar: “The Lamentations of Jeremiah: An Intergenerational Conversation on the Crises of Our Time”
In honor of Black History Month, join Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr, an outspoken civil rights advocate, and Minister Tiauna Boyd Webb, one of the first Wright scholars to graduate from Chicago Theological Seminary, for an intergenerational conversation on building a more just and peaceful world. Presented by the Ansari Institute. Register here.  
Monday, Feb. 22; 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Test of the ND Alert Emergency Notification
The Office of Campus Safety will conduct a test of the ND Alert emergency notification system at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16. This system engages email, telephone, cell phone and text messaging as well as indoor and outdoor speakers and digital sign boards on campus to inform the Notre Dame campus community about an emergency situation.
In order to receive safety information in an emergency, the University needs your up-to-date contact information. At the beginning of each semester, you have the opportunity to update your contact information during ND Roll Call. At any other time during the semester, you may email new contact information to the Registrar’s Office.
If you’re on campus during the test and cannot hear the public address, please let us know by using the following link or by contacting Campus Safety at (574) 631-9007 or by Wednesday, Feb. 17.
If you have any questions, please contact Campus Safety at the above email address and phone number. Click for a list of ND Alert FAQs.

Social Gatherings

Meet, Greet & Eat
Register with McWell and Campus Dining to connect with new people over four dinners this month. Diners will provide their own meal and will be invited to join a virtual dinner table. Diners who attend all dinners will be entered to win prizes. Sign-up here and we’ll follow up.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 16, 18, 23 and 25; 6 p.m. via Zoom

Boards, Brushes, and Bundts
Cookies and Canvas was such a hit, so we made more paint kits to kick off the weekend! Grab a paint kit and join SAO staff for a relaxing afternoon of wood canvas painting. Stencils, wood canvas, paint and brushes will be provided. Bundt cakes will also be available for students to take home. Seats may be limited, so register to reserve your seat here.
Friday, Feb. 19; 9 to 11 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Download New Print Drivers for Mac Big Sur
If the operating system on your Mac computer is Big Sur, you’ll need to install new print drivers to print on any PrintND printer. The new drivers will allow you to print your documents completely.