TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Feb. 24)



For the Week of February 24

Arts and Performances


“Monster” (2003)
Based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who was convicted of murdering seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range, and directed by “Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins, this biopic garnered critical acclaim for Charlize Theron, who won an Oscar for depicting Wournos. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“A Hidden Life” (2019)
Based on real events, this biopic depicts the unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II due to his commitment to his Catholic faith and its call for peace. Notre Dame alumni Joe Gleason, editor, and Colton Williamson, associate producer, scheduled to appear at Friday’s screening! Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Thursday, February 27; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Feb. 28; 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 29; 6:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this compelling film exploring the life of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman! All tickets: $3. Sponsored by SUB.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 7:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Feb. 28; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 29; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents "Agrippina" (Handel)
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its Met debut, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to the present, where it should loudly resonate. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Saturday, Feb. 29; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” (1989)
Kiki moves to a seaside town with her talking cat to spend a year alone, in accordance with her village’s tradition for witches in training. She sets up a flying courier service and becomes a fixture in the community. But when she begins doubting herself and loses her magic powers, she’s forced to overcome her insecurities to get them back. $1 tickets.
Sunday, March 1; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Theater: “The Wild Party” (Presented by the student group PEMCo)
In the midst of the glamour and debauchery of prohibition, vaudeville dancer Queenie throws the party-to-end-all-parties to save her relationship with her volatile lover, Burrs. It’s all fun, jazz and liquor until the arrival of a newcomer threatens to tear Queenie’s plan apart. Who’s it gonna be? This show may not be suitable for younger audiences. $7 for students, $10 for general admission.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 7 to 9 p.m. on Washington Hall’s mainstage
Friday, Feb. 28; 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 29; 7 p.m.

ND Theatre NOW: Two New One-Act Plays by ND Students
Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre presents “Coats,” by Henry Stone ’21, directed by Patrick Starner ’20. Two coat check workers in a grimy regional theater get into a spot of trouble — an absurdist comedy. “The Tea on ND,” by Samuel B. Jackson II ’20, directed by Maria Amenabar Farias ’20. Visit an alternate universe on ND’s campus, where identities are flipped, norms inverted and expectations upended. Event may include mature or adult content. Tickets: Student $7, Faculty/Staff/Senior (65+) $12. Additional discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-29; 7:30 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, March 1; 2:30 p.m.

Irish Theatre of Chicago presents “Doubt, A Parable”
Shanley’s award-winning drama tests the murky depths of moral certainty, leaving you to wrestle with the weight of your doubts. Stay after the play for a conversation about some of the influences and decisions that designed the production. Adult themes. No intermission. Students: $10. Faculty/Staff: $27.
Friday, Feb. 28; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 29; 7:30 p.m.

Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Concert
The program will include the poignant Symphony No. 5 of Sibelius, along with works by Prokofiev and Julia Adolphe, with student soloists Ryan Neff ’21, piano and Ella Wood ’21, viola. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $5.
Friday, Feb. 28; 8 to 9 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Stabat Mater Concert with the Notre Dame Children’s Liturgical Choir and Saint Mary’s Women’s Choir
The choirs present Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” and other sacred works. 
Saturday, Feb. 29; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel, Holy Cross College
Sunday, March 1; 2 p.m.

Michel Bouvard, Organist
Michel Bouvard has excelled in a career as a concert artist and a professor of organ. Since 1996, Bouvard has been the titular organist of the Cavaille-Coll organ at the Romanesque Basilica of St. Sernin in Toulouse. This organ recital follows Vespers.
Sunday, March 1; 8 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Notre Dame Men’s Boxing Tournament: the 90th Annual Bengal Bouts
This is the largest amateur college boxing tournament in the world. Ticket costs support childhood education via Holy Cross Missions in rural Bangladesh. Buy tickets online or in-person at the Murnane Family Ticket Office.
Semifinals: Monday, Feb. 24; 7 p.m. in the Dahkne Ballroom
Finals: Saturday, Feb. 29; 7 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

Deadlines or Registrations

Calling for Peer Mentors for Our Exchange and Visiting International Students!
Are you an undergraduate student who is looking for a cross-cultural experience and would like to befriend a visiting international student? Be a peer mentor in 2020/2021 and assist our visiting international students in adjusting to life in the U.S. and at ND. Become part of our team that is dedicated to providing an excellent experience for these students during their short semester in our community. For more info about this intercultural leadership opportunity please visit our Peer Mentoring Program website. The application deadline is Sunday, March 1.

“Berlin, Brussels and Beyond” Summer Residential Seminar
Start your summer with this one-of-a-kind seminar that takes students on excursions through Germany and Europe to engage with scholars, activists and representatives of European institutions currently addressing issues of global importance, including climate change, hybrid warfare and national security.
Cost is $4,900 per undergraduate student. The application deadline is Monday, March 2.
The program runs from May 23 to June 13.

Workshop: “Universal Design for Learning”
(Open to graduate students and postdocs.) Do you ever wonder how to teach a diverse group of learners and still meet your curriculum requirements? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. This workshop will prepare you to implement UDL in your classroom, providing more flexibility and fewer barriers to learning.
Tuesday, March 3; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

ND Pi Day 5K Charity Race
Do you like running for a good cause? Do you like eating pie? 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 Sunday, March 1, to be guaranteed a T-shirt! Day of registration available-cash or check only. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club at Harrison Primary. Adult registration $25; adult late registration $30 after March 1; child (11 and under) $10.
Saturday, March 14; noon to 5 p.m. starting outside McCourtney Hall

International Ambassador Team Applications Are Open
International Ambassadors (IAs) are a select group of Notre Dame undergraduate students, both international and American, who serve as ISSA’s student leadership team. Not only do the IAs provide an initial connection pre-arrival, but they also guide students through the early social and cultural adjustments. The IAs continue to help shape programming that encourages the building of relationships and elevates the success of internationalization efforts on campus. To apply, please click here.
 Deadline is March 15.

Register for the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon
Are you a developer, usability expert, designer, big-ideas person or a skilled team leader? Undergrads — get a team together and sign up for the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon. Teams will develop ideas that leverage technology to encourage meaningful conversations, particularly among individuals or groups with diverse perspectives.
Friday through Sunday, March 27-29 in the Hesburgh Library

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion

African American Heritage Month Keynote
Join Multicultural Student Programs and Services as well as the Department of Film, Television and Theatre for an evening with Bryan Terrell Clark. Clark is most widely known for his roles as George Washington in “Hamilton” and Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical.”
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 141, DeBartolo Hall

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries’ Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

What Role Does Fair Use Play in Your Scholarly Work? Join Us for Fair Use Week to Find Out!
Fair Use Week at ND aims to educate our community about what fair use is, how it’s used and why it’s essential to your scholarly work. During this week of activities, fair use will be explored in the fields of law, art and culture. See the full schedule:
Monday, Feb. 24 through Friday, Feb. 28, in the Hesburgh Library and the Law School

Panel Discussion: “Appropriation Art, Transformativeness and Fair Use” (Part of Fair Use Week 2020)
Panel discussion on the history of appropriation art, its use in contemporary artistic practice and the challenges of appropriation art’s digital preservation in the museum as related to fair use issues under copyright law.
Monday, Feb. 24; 5:45 to 7 p.m. in Room 1315, Biolchini Hall of Law

How to Write in a Book
This workshop demonstrates techniques for writing in books for the purpose of “active reading.”
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Virtual Reality Open House: Roman Arch Challenge
Stop by the Visualization Lab and see if you can stack the way the Romans did.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 249), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze an arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Panel Discussion: “Digital Preservation, Archiving and Copyright” (Part of Fair Use Week 2020)
Join us for a panel discussion about the purpose of digital preservation; the complex interests among institutions, users and the public as digital assets are preserved, archived and managed; and the importance of raising awareness about the loss of intangible digital assets.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 3130, Eck Hall of Law

Introduction to Stata
This introductory workshop will demonstrate some of Stata’s capabilities for data manipulation and analysis.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 1 to 2 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Data Carpentry: Data Wrangling for Genomics Session 2
Learn how to use bioinformatic tools with confidence and greatly enhance your research efficiency and productivity.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 5 to 7 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to R
This workshop provides a tutorial of the scripting language and what it can offer as an analytical tool.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 11 a.m. to noon in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

How to Make a Book
This hands-on workshop will teach attendees how to bind books using different techniques.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Fair Use Film Screenings (Part of Fair Use Week 2020)
Explore fair use in film and the importance of parody and satire through short film screenings of “Midnight in Paris,” “Our Nixon” and clips from Saturday Night Live. Moderated by Ben Perry, a 2L at Notre Dame Law School.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

What is a Copy? (Part of Fair Use Week 2020)
Join us for a display and presentation of tangible books and manuscripts that challenge our notions of what a copy is, including examples of tangible text, multiple iterations of texts, forgeries and imitations, and multiple editions and printings.
Friday, Feb. 28; 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development:

Exploring Government — Federal, State and Local 101
Get the resources for exploring and finding global opportunities.
Monday, Feb. 24; 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 210, DeBartolo Hall

Exploring Law and Law School 101
Get the resources for exploring law and thinking about going to law school.
Monday, Feb. 24; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 210, DeBartolo Hall

What is Management Consulting Anyway? The A-Z of Management Consulting with Former McKinsey Consultant Olivia Barnard, 17
Consulting session with alumna and former McKinsey consultant, Olivia Barnard.
Monday, Feb. 24; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Investment Banking and Asset Management Interview Prep
This is an interactive learning lab geared toward sophomores who are interested in pursuing a career in investment banking, investment management and other financial services sectors. We will review best practices for interviews and best ways to prepare for technical and behavioral questions.
- Tuesday, Feb. 25; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 526, Duncan Student Center (registration link)
- Wednesday, Feb. 26; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 526, Duncan Student Center (registration link)

Case Interview Workshop #4: Interviewer-Led Practice Cases
Session 4 of Consulting Connect’s case interview workshop.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

A Day in the Life of a Financial Analyst
Learn about the roles and responsibilities working in corporate finance (not investment banking) at a bank — financial planning and analysis, treasury, controllers, investor relations, capital planning and other roles.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 121, Mendoza College of Business

Exploring Print Journalism Opportunities 101
Get the resources for exploring and finding opportunities in print journalism.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 4 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 202, DeBartolo Hall

Exploring Publishing Opportunities 101
Get the resources for exploring and finding opportunities in publishing.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 5 to 5:45 p.m. in Room 202, DeBartolo Hall

Exploring Education Opportunities 101 (Teaching and Non-teaching)
Get the resources for exploring and finding education and education-related opportunities.
Friday, Feb. 28; noon to 12:45 p.m. in Room 208, DeBartolo Hall

Exploring Nonprofit Opportunities 101
Get the resources for exploring and finding opportunities in nonprofit organizations.
Friday, Feb. 28; 1 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 208, DeBartolo Hall

Leap Into Your Future: Career Paths for Science Students
Learn more about career options related to interests in science and nature. Panelists will describe their career paths and share insights.
Saturday, Feb. 29; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Kaneb Center:

Active Learning in Flexible Spaces
(Open to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) In this session, you will learn how to use a variety of configurations of furniture and technology when you teach in this room or another flexible space. You will also experience active learning strategies that can enhance student engagement. Register here.
Monday, Feb. 24; 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

Workshop: “Promoting a Culture of Wellness”
(Open to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) Well-being implies an interdependent relationship of social, occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness. Learning to manage this relationship is necessary to building resilience-based strategies and skills to call on during times of challenge and personal growth. In this workshop, participants will reflect on how they currently cultivate personal habits of well-being through mindfulness and how they can translate these skills in the classroom. Register here. 
Monday, March 2; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the ND Room (Room 202), LaFortune Student Center

Faith and Service

Red Cross Blood Drive
All donors will receive a free T-shirt, snacks and a coupon for a free pint of Culver’s ice cream! Walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend signing up beforehand to save a lot of time.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the eighth floor, Duncan Student Center

Ash Wednesday Basilica Masses
The Lenten season begins this Wednesday and Campus Ministry has many exciting ways to help you engage with your faith. Visit to learn more. 
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 11:30 a.m., 5:15 p.m. and 9 p.m.(student Mass) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Stories of Grace
Hear members of the Notre Dame community tell their stories of learning to see God active in their lives. Storytelling combines with prayer to create space for reflection. Storytellers include students, faculty and staff.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 7 to 8 p.m. in the chapel, Howard Hall

The Aidan Project
Circle K International and Knott Hall present the 15th annual Aidan Project. The Aidan Project began as a way for Notre
Dame students to raise awareness about cancer while also supporting Aidan Fitzgerald, a classmate living in Knott Hall who discovered he had cancer. Attendees will help make fleece blankets for pediatric cancer patients.
Saturday, Feb. 29; noon to 6 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

RCIA Rite of Election: Call to Continuing Conversion
The Rite of Sending allows the community to bless and send our RCIA participants to our bishop. This celebration marks the second “yes” that this year’s participants offer to the invitation of Jesus Christ and His Church to “come and see.” Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters preparing for these sacraments.
Sunday, March 1; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Health and Recreation

Registration for Badminton Doubles Tournament
Grab a partner and put your badminton skills to the test in RecSports’ badminton double elimination tournament. Click here for more info and to register. $10.
Registration period begins at 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, and ends at 11 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, or until full. 

Self Defense Class
Join the Gender Relations Center for a dynamic and practical self-defense class focusing on realistic scenarios and how to effectively demonstrate techniques regardless of age, size, gender or skill level.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 7 to 8 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Programming Basics for Lifting, Bench Press and Intro to Pump It Up Workshops
Register for one of RecSports’ workshops to improve your lifting or bench press techniques, or learn skills to excel in our pump it up classes. Click here for more info and to register.

Lectures and Presentations

Calvin M. Bower Lecture: “Music, Performance and the Book of Hours”
Speaker Michael Alan Anderson is associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester). Sponsored by Sacred Music at Notre Dame.
Monday, Feb. 24; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the LaBar Performance Hall (Room 136), O’Neill Hall of Music

Talk: “Accessibility for the Differently-Abled”
Markus Krusche will discuss how an accident led to him becoming disabled and how people with disabilities experience the world differently. Krupali Uplekar-Krusche, associate dean for research, scholarship and creative work in the School of Architecture, will then discuss how we need to respond to, and be aware of, people who use wheelchairs/have mobility challenges, specifically within the context of building architecture and universal design. Sponsored by the student club, Access-ABLE.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Dooley Room, LaFortune Student Center

Lecture: “Paths to Purpose”
The Inspired Leadership Initiative welcomes author Richard Leider as he shares why purpose is so integral to human life. Purpose has a powerful effect on health, healing, happiness and ultimately, longevity. Purpose is what gives us the will to live and what makes us human.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 213, Stayer Center

Lecture and Discussion by Free the Facts: “Talking about Social Security”
Free the Facts, a nonpartisan policy organization based in Washington D.C., will provide an on-campus Social Security presentation. There will be a facts-based lecture followed by moderated discussion. Get clear, comprehensive information from experts (and explore potential internships/jobs in D.C.). Free Chick-fil-A will be served. Free, but ticketed through Eventbrite.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium (Room 107), LaFortune Student Center

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series/Physics for Everyone: “Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse: Will We See an Explosion Soon?”   
Presented by Grant Mathews, professor of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology and the director of the Center for Astrophysics. Most of us have heard of the red giant star, located on the “shoulder” of winter’s most recognizable constellation, Orion. During the past three months, astronomers have noticed the star has noticeably dimmed and is no longer among the top 10 brightest stars in the sky. Will it blow up soon? If so, what will that look like? What would happen to Earth?
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Visiting Artist Demonstration
Matt Wedel will give a ceramics demonstration, during which people may drop in to view.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 122, Riley Hall (ceramics main studio)
Thursday, Feb. 27; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Matt Wedel
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 200, Riley Hall

2020 EGSA Graduate Research Symposium
The English Graduate Student Association has planned two days of student-led panels covering a wide range of topics and literary fields. We will also have a keynote address by Chanté Mouton Kinyon.
No cost, but registration needed.    
Thursday, Feb. 27; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 235, Decio Hall
Friday, Feb. 28; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: “USIP at 35: Advancing Strategic Peacebuilding in a Changing World”
David W. Yang, the United States Institute of Peace’s vice president for applied conflict transformation, will present the institute’s new strategic plan and discuss its support for strategic peacebuilding in conflict zones around the world.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Seminar: “Automated Reasoning of Security and Privacy of Cellular Networks”
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering presents Syed Rafiul Hussain, postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 126, DeBartolo Hall

Cushwa Center Lecture: “Practicing Radical Hospitality: Sanctuary in the American Midwest”
Sergio M. González from Marquette University will deliver the 2019–2020 Cushwa Center Lecture examining the history of sanctuary movements within immigrant and refugee communities, and their practices of hospitality in American Midwestern faith spaces.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

Alumni Lecture: “Good Men and Women: The Laity and Medieval Heresy Inquisitions”
The Medieval Institute presents a lecture by Christine Caldwell Ames, doctoral alumna, ’02, professor of medieval European history at the University of South Carolina, with a particular interest in the history of Christianity. A reception will follow the lecture.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (Room 715), Hesburgh Library

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Control Freak: Maintaining Privacy and Security in the Quantum Era”
Presented by Andrew Borene, president and CEO, Cipherloc Corporation. CipherLoc Corporation is a provider of advanced encryption technology that enables better privacy and security both today and in the coming quantum computing era. The Ten Years Hence series includes eight lectures about privacy.
Friday, Feb. 28; 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Professors Pick with Fletcher Coleman
Explore the role of international materials and techniques in the exhibition “Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds” with professor and guest curator Fletcher Coleman. After discussing the work in the galleries, continue the conversation over lunch in the atrium.
Friday, Feb. 28; noon to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Sustainability Seminar Series: “Climate Action in South Bend”
Therese Dorau is the director of sustainability for the city of South Bend, where she is responsible for climate and energy programs. She has managed consulting projects related to energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmentally-friendly practices for corporate, federal and local government clients. Beverages and light desserts will be provided, and we encourage you to bring your lunch and a clean, reusable beverage container.
Friday, Feb. 28; noon to 1 p.m. in Room B101, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Frederick Douglass: A Fugitive Slave in Ireland”
Presented by Christine Kinealy, director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. The year 1845 was momentous for Ireland: A blight appeared on the potato crop and a fugitive slave, Frederick Douglass, visited. Douglass intended to stay in Ireland for four days to oversee the reprinting of his best-selling “Narrative.” The warmth of the welcome and the “ardency” of Irish abolitionists meant that he stayed for four months.
Friday, Feb. 28; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Labor Café: “Teachers’ Strikes, Racial Justice and the Common Good”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for coffee and 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, Feb. 28; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

11th Annual Conference on Advancing Rare Disease Research, Therapy and Patient Advocacy
Keynote speakers are Megan Crowley ’19, grad student at UNC, and John Crowley ’92, chairman and CEO, Amicus Therapeutics. Registration required at the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases website,
Friday, Feb. 28; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn
Saturday, Feb. 29; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday Snite Sketches
Named after one of the School of Architecture’s most impactful deans, the Frank Montana Sketching Club (FMSC) pays homage by exploring various media and subjects — indoors and out — in a casual, social, yet still enriching creative environment. We pair a brief conversation about works of art in the museum with an opportunity to sketch on your own.
Saturday, Feb. 29; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Social Gatherings

Access-ABLE Meeting
Come join Access-ABLE for their next meeting! Access-ABLE is a club made up of students with disabilities and abled-allies that intends to advocate for disability/accessibility awareness on campus. This meeting will feature snacks and a discussion!
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 246, Duncan Student Center

Notre Dame Night Market
This campus-wide event, hosted by the Taiwanese Student Association in collaboration with other cultural clubs, seeks to present a cohesive, yet multifaceted, view of night life in Taiwan to the student body. In a celebration of diversity and night market culture, there will be booths with yummy food and fun games, as well as performances. Tickets: $1 for one; $5 for six; $10 for 13.
Thursday, Feb. 27; 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center 

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration!
Please join the bookstore staff in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday on February 29. This year we are featuring the title, “Maybe You Should Fly a Jet!” — a fun book that allows young children to explore various careers and lets them know they can be anything they want to be! With special guests, the Notre Dame Fire Department and The Cat in the Hat himself!
Saturday, Feb. 29; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Also This Week ...

greeNDot Violence and Discrimination Prevention Training for Grads
(Open to all graduate and professional students.) Research has shown that having engaged and active bystanders is among the best ways to prevent violence and discrimination in a community. This greeNDot bystander training curriculum was created specifically for graduate and professional students at Notre Dame. This is a four-hour interactive session. Register here.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center
Thursday, Feb. 27; 5:15 p.m.

Student Government Office Hours
Do you want to talk to Student Government about something you’re passionate about? Our office hours are here to help! Email Godsee Joy at for questions or to schedule an appointment outside of regular hours.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 203, LaFortune Student Center
Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m.