TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Feb. 2)



For the Week of February 3

Arts and Performances


“Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds”
Chao Shao-an (Chinese, 1905-1998) lived a momentous life vividly expressed through brush and ink over a nearly 80-year career. This intimate exhibition of 17 works is drawn from the collection of his family- and feature-detailed yet poetic images of the natural world for which the artist developed an international reputation. 
Opening Tuesday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, June 20, in the Snite Museum of Art

Lecture and Artist Demonstration — “Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds”   
Fletcher Coleman, guest curator and visiting professor of Asian art, will discuss the work of the Hong Kong ink painter Chao Shao-an. A reception and ink painting demonstration by Andy Hoi-Csiu Chan, a Chinese ink painter, will immediately follow.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) 
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was released in 1960 and quickly came to define a generation of literature and, in turn, shaped views of race and the criminal justice system. Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch remains a common first hit when thinking of either Hollywood lawyers or white knights. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Queen & Slim” (2019)
The film starts on a forgettable first date between two African Americans. Their evening and lives take a turn when they are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates with sudden and tragic results. Terrified, the two go on the run. Their situation magnifies the trauma felt by those shattered by police brutality. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 7 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Feb. 7; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8; 9:30 p.m.

“The Joker” (SUB Movie) 
Come out to see this award-winning 2019 drama/thriller about Gotham City’s infamous villain. Cost: $3.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 7:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Feb. 7; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

“The Two Popes” (2019)
This bi-biopic pulls the heavy velvet curtain back from the Vatican where it imagines the relationship between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Highlighting each pontiff’s ascent in the church and key differences between them, the film uses the unusual meeting of two living popes as a microcosm for various crossroads within the Catholic Church. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday, Feb. 7; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 8; 3 and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9; 3 p.m.

“Shaun the Sheep Movie” (2006) 
To get out of work, Shaun the sheep and his friends devise a plan to put their master to sleep. Unfortunately, the ruse backfires when the farmer finds himself en route to the big city, having lost his memory. It’s up to Shaun and the rest of the gang to travel to the metropolis and get him back, without getting into more trouble themselves. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Feb. 9; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center  


Shakespeare at ND presents “The Tempest” (performed by Actors From The London Stage)  
Filled with romantic machinations, political scheming and some of Shakespeare’s most vivid characters, “The Tempest” is a perennially popular tale now seen as one of his greatest works. Students: $13. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall
Thursday, Feb. 6; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7; 7:30 p.m.

Craig Cramer, The First Farewell Recital 
Craig Cramer joined the Notre Dame faculty as professor of organ in the fall of 1981. Since he is retiring in June 2020, this will be his last formal recital on the magnificent Fritts organ. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 8 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Come listen to students showcase their musical talents. This event is free each week and the show will consist of 15-minute sets, so come for a study break and enjoy live music! Interested in performing? Please contact Kate McLaughlin for more information. Sponsored by SUB.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 10 p.m. in the Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Words in Prayer and Song
Join us as we recreate a small part of the sacred lives that the paintings in the exhibition “Divine Illusions” had in 17th- and 18th- century Peru and Bolivia. This month, senior Carolina Robledo will pray the rosary in Spanish and Coro Primavera de Nuestra Señora, a Spanish-language Notre Dame student choir, will perform.
Friday, Feb. 7; 3 to 4 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Paul Taylor Dance Company
The world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company pays tribute to its late founder when “The Celebration Tour” arrives on campus for the final dance performances of the spring season. This event is part of an international celebration of Taylor — who died in 2018 after helping shape the art of modern dance during his 64-year career. Students: $10. Faculty/Staff: $45.
Friday, Feb. 7; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 8; 7:30 p.m.

Side by Side Saturday
Spend the afternoon with your little one at the museum. Discover new works of art together, be inspired by a story, make a work of art together and enjoy a light snack. Registration required. $5 per pair (adult + child) for non-members; free for members. Registration closes on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Saturday, Feb. 8; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Awards and Competitions

2020 University of Notre Dame Library Research Award — Now Accepting Submissions from Undergraduate Students
Do you use library resources for your research projects or class assignments? Apply for the University of Notre Dame Library Research Award. Submissions must describe assignments and projects completed during summer 2019, fall 2019 or spring 2020. Learn more about prizes and submission guidelines at

Deadlines or Registrations

Nanovic Institute Application Deadline: Undergraduate Student Spring Break Travel and Research Grants
Applications for undergraduate student spring break travel and research grants at the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior levels are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.

Search For A Star Talent Show
Come support Riley Children’s Hospital and Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon (SMCDM)! Students will showcase their talents and “compete” for the chance to perform at SMCDM on April 4. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the children and families at Riley Children’s Hospital. Cost: $5. Registration closes end-of-day Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Washington Hall

Application Deadline for Summer 2020 NDnano Undegraduate Research Fellowships  
Applications are being accepted until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, from freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Apply at

Summer Employment Opportunities for College Students at the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at SMC and ND
See the attachment for details.

ND Pi Day 5K Charity Race
Sign up for the ND Pi Day 5K, which takes place at 3:14 p.m. Saturday, March 14, on campus. With 5K/10K races and a 1-mile fun walk, this event is open to the public and offers a variety of STEM activities before the race. Register by Friday, Feb. 21, to be guaranteed a shirt! Day-of registration is available by cash or check only. All proceeds benefit Harrison Primary’s Girls on the Run after-school program.  
Adult registration $25; adult late registration $30 after March 1; child (12 and under) $10.
Saturday, March 14; noon to 4:30 p.m. starting outside McCourtney Hall

Deals and Discounts

Valentine’s Day at Irish Gardens
Valentine’s Day is coming, and it’s the perfect time to surprise your friends or significant other with flowers! Orders can be placed over the phone at 631-4004, on our website at or in person in the basement of LaFortune. We will have a wide selection of arrangements and flowers for great prices, and we can deliver anywhere on the Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s campuses.

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Make Progress on your Dissertation or Thesis at T4: Tuesday Tools, Tips & Time
T4 is a new opportunity for dissertation and thesis writers to gather at Hesburgh Library, two Tuesdays a month, to get a tool, a tip and a block of time to make progress on their writing. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee or tea and get to work! No registration required.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Room 125, Hesburgh Library

Informational Session: Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Ph.D. Fellowship Program
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and NDIAS, this session is about their new interdisciplinary Ph.D. Fellowship program to be launched in the fall. More information about the program can be found on the NDIAS website at
Wednesday, Feb. 5; noon in Room 117, Bond Hall

Hesburgh Libraries Code Café — A Monthly Community of Practice
Do you have a project that requires coding? Join us for Code Café — a community of practice where people of all skill levels come together to work on their own projects. You ask for help when you need it and return the favor when you can. No sign-up necessary. Code Café is held on the first Friday of each month.
Friday, Feb. 7; 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

Hesburgh Libraries’ Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Introduction to Text Mining 
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 
Learn the fundamentals of GIS, including data types, applications and software.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; noon to 1 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining 
Learn how to use software to convert just about any file into plain text.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry: Intro to the Unix Shell Sessions 3 and 4 
Explore the Unix shell and learn how to do complex things using a few keystrokes.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 4 to 6 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Data Carpentry: Introduction to the Command Line for Genomics Session 1 
Learn how to use the command line.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 5 to 7 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora 
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

3D Modeling: Beginning SketchUp 
Learn the basic tools within SketchUp.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Intro to Github and Markdown  
Learn the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in markdown.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Friday, Feb. 7; 1 to 2 p.m.

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development:

Introduction to Investment Banking and Investment Management — for Freshmen   
This learning lab will allow students to meet informally with a Career Development financial services specialist and a senior Wall Street Club officer to learn the basics of pursuing a banking or investing career. We will cover the roles of various positions, lifestyles and skills required.
Monday, Feb. 3; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 526, Duncan Student Center

Exploring Nonprofit Opportunities 101    
Get resources for exploring and finding opportunities in nonprofit organizations.
Monday, Feb. 3; 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 210, DeBartolo Hall

Exploring Publishing Opportunities 101 
Get resources for exploring and finding opportunities in publishing.
Monday, Feb. 3; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 210, DeBartolo Hall

Case Interview Workshop No. 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 nine-part program to introduce and enhance your casing skills.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 134, Duncan Student Center

Exploring Public Policy and Government-Related Opportunities 101 
Get resources for exploring and finding opportunities in policy, think tanks and other government-related fields.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 4 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 202, DeBartolo Hall

Exploring Law and Law School 101 
Get resources for exploring law and thinking about going to law school.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5 to 5:45 p.m. in Room 202, DeBartolo Hall  
Choosing a Law School 
Hearing back from law schools and wondering which offer to accept? Applying to law school next fall and wondering which schools to apply to? Join this session presented by Ali Wruble, Notre Dame Law School Career Development.
Friday, Feb. 7; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 3130, Eck Hall of Law

Consulting 101 
Join Consulting Connect for a dual session to give you a better understanding of what consulting looks like for interns and full-time candidates, as well as what to expect from fall recruiting both on and off campus.
Friday, Feb. 7; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Kaneb Center:

Gathering Early-Semester Student Feedback
Early-semester feedback offers an opportunity to collect detailed information from students about how well your course is working.  
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the ND Room (Room 202), LaFortune Student Center

Faith and Service

Grief Group: Have You Lost a Loved One? 
If you have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or close friend, Campus Ministry invites you to join a support group. The group will meet for four one-hour sessions (the dates and times of the following three sessions will be determined at this first gathering). You will also learn about other resources available on campus to support you. Contact with questions.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center

Siegfried Hall Day of Man
This is an annual fundraiser to support the South Bend Center for the Homeless. We have raised over $145,000 in the last 13 years. The men of Siegfried will be outside in the freezing cold in minimal clothing, begging for donations for the homeless — “We’re cold so the homeless don’t have to be.” Secure online donation portal here.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. campus-wide

Black Ecumenical Prayer Service
All are welcome to a Black Ecumenical Prayer Service, “The Potter’s House” (“Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” Jeremiah 18:2). This service will use the form of a midday prayer, with music led by Emorja Roberson, Voices of Faith Gospel Choir director and doctoral student in the Sacred Music Program. Lunch provided.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chapel, Cavanaugh Hall

Mercy Works 
Mercy Works is a joint initiative between Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Concerns that invites you to weekly service in the community and monthly reflections on faith and justice. To sign up or to learn more about Mercy Works, click here.

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga 
Take a moment out of your week to relax and recharge. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for this series of yoga classes that introduces you to a work of art that will accompany you through your practice. Capacity is limited. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours. 
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

RecSports and Kelly Cares Team Up for Heart Health
Celebrate Heart Month with a variety of fitness classes on rotation including Zumba, Cycling, Pump It Up and Yoga, as well as healthy snacks and fun giveaways! Join us for a fun, active Friday evening by registering now for $5. Click here for more info and to register.
Friday, Feb. 7; 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in the activity studios, Smith Center for Recreational Sports

Programming Basics for Lifting and Squat Workshop
RecSports is offering free workshops this spring!
Programming Basics for Lifting: Tuesday, Feb. 4; 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Room 110, Rockne Memorial
Squat Workshop: Wednesday, Feb. 5; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Personal Training Studio, Smith Center  

Cardio and Strength Instructor Training
Want to teach cardio or strength classes? This course prepares participants to effectively teach cardio/strength classes upon obtaining a instructor’s credential. Click here for more info and a full list of instructional series.
Series begins Wednesday, Feb. 5.   

Register for Racquetball Tournament 
Ready to test your racquetball skills? Register Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 3 or 4, for RecSports’ racquetball tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9.

Koru Mindfulness Series
Interested in feeling more mindful, more rested and less stressed? Join our free mindfulness classes! Registration is now open on the McWell website.
Mondays, starting Feb. 10; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. or 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 307, St. Liam Hall

Lectures and Presentations

Flash Panel: “India’s Winter of Protest”
Nationwide demonstrations are drawing millions of Indian citizens to protest a controversial citizenship law that’s seen as discriminatory against Muslims and an assault on the secular ethos of India’s constitution. Experts and eyewitnesses will examine this “leaderless movement,” its meaning for India today and its potential impact on politics.
Monday, Feb. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Talk: “The Creative Process in Marching Band Drill Design; Why Symbols Matter!”
Part of First Mondays Convocations, talks by Department of Music faculty on current interests or research. This week is Sam Sanchez, instructional and band staff, concurrent assistant professor of the practice, percussion.
Monday, Feb. 3; 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 306, O’Neill Hall of Music

Book Discussion: “Color of Compromise: Why the History of Church and Race Matters
Notre Dame alumnus Jemar Tisby will discuss his recently published book, “Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism,” which describes the way in which Christianity has worked against American racial justice efforts, both past and present. Book signing to follow. 
Monday, Feb. 3; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Talk: “From Hitchcock High to the NFL: I am Michael Sam”
Michael Sam made history in 2014 as the first openly gay player ever drafted by an NFL team. Michael shares his triumphs over hardships, valuable lessons on leveraging individual personal strengths to pursue one’s dreams and lessons learned from key mentors in his life — being true to yourself, remaining gracious and tackling life’s challenges.
Monday, Feb. 3; 7 to 8 p.m. in Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Book Discussion: “Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life” 
The Inspired Leadership Initiative welcomes author Kerry Hannon as she shares action steps, insights and resources.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 213, Stayer Center

Our Universe Revealed/Physics for Everyone: “Building the World’s Biggest Telescopes”
The night sky offers us a window to the most distant edges of the universe. To understand it requires astronomers to push the boundaries of technology, building ever more complex instruments and larger and larger telescopes. Join the Department of Physics as Jonathan Crass, assistant research professor, describes how we build the largest telescopes today and what it takes to keep them running.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Talk: “Girl Power: Examining the Role of Women Voters in Presidential Elections” 
Pizza, Pop, and Politics is a monthly event through ND Votes that creates a space to discuss political issues with faculty and engage through civil discourse. Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, will facilitate the first discussion of the semester. 
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Kellogg International Scholars Program Research Night 
Come learn about the research current international scholars are doing with their faculty advisers. Then attend the reception to get your questions answered and network with students and faculty. Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Free and open to students and faculty.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Life Lunch Discussion with Clemens Sedmak: “Enacting Human Dignity” 
Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with Clemens Sedmak, professor of social ethics in the Keough School of Global Affairs and concurrent professor at the Center for Social Concerns. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Free, but registration is required.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Lecture: “You’re a Slave to Money, Then You Die: The Perverse Theology of Neoliberalism”
Eugene McCarraher, associate professor of humanities, Villanova University. His work on “The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity” was supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.
Thursday, Feb. 6; noon to 1:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Conference: “New-Right Thinkers and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy”
The Kellogg Institute presents the final part of three meetings on radical new-right thinkers, organized in the style of a workshop. It will bring together prominent scholars from Canada, Europe, Australia and the United States to discuss specific new-right thinkers and to reflect on the challenge of comparing their ideas systematically. Registration required; free to attend.
Friday, Feb. 7; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Jenkins Nanovic Halls and the Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Saturday, Feb 8; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Edith Stein Conference: “We are Made for Authenticity”
The conference seeks to explore a relevant topic based upon and from themes in the writing of St. Edith Stein. This year’s theme explores what a life of authenticity means for the modern individual. Invited speakers include Rev. Ryan Adorjan, KJ Ramsey and Colleen Carroll Campbell. Registration is free but required. Free for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross undergrad and grad students; $60 general public; $30 Saturday only.
Friday, Feb. 7; 1 to 6 p.m. in Corbett Hall
Saturday, Feb. 8; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The 2020 Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture: “Irish Bardic Poetry and Rhetorical Realpolitik — Early Modern Colonial Maneuvers” 
Sarah McKibben’s research focuses on Irish poets of the 16th and 17th centuries, who composed compelling artistic expressions of praise and warning — as well as satire — in the face of an antagonistic  Tudor-Stuart state.
Friday, Feb. 7; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Life Beyond the ND Bubble 
The Notre Dame Alumni Association presents a full day of speakers and demonstrations for graduating seniors starting to navigate their post-college lives. We’ll cover finding an apartment, managing a budget, planning for retirement and more! Highlights include a cooking demonstration, a wine tasting and incredible prizes. Free for seniors. Register now:
Sunday, Feb. 9; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center  

Social Gatherings

Bites and Brews with Bell’s Brewery
Reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The Kalamazoo brewing company Bell’s is joining the Morris Inn for an exciting evening. Join us in the private dining rooms for small bites from Morris Inn Executive Chef Phil Gulis perfectly paired with craft brews from Bell’s. $35 plus tax and gratuity. Register now.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the private dining rooms, Morris Inn

McGlinn Casino Night
Feeling lucky? Try your hand at Texas Hold ’Em, roulette and blackjack for the chance to win fabulous prizes! Enjoy delicious pizza and mocktails as you play. Our prizes include gift cards to Amazon, the ND bookstore, Bruno’s pizza, Pure Barre and so much more! All proceeds benefit St. Adalbert’s School. $5 presale, $7 at the door.
Friday, Feb. 7; 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center