TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Feb. 8)



For the Week of February 8

Arts and Performances

WeekND Flix at DPAC
Remember when we actually went to the movies? While we aren’t back to the good ol’ days yet, we’re getting closer. This semester, 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.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual (Zoom) tour of three works from the Snite Museum’s vast collections. For this 30-minute tour, we’ll spend time exploring love and feeling all the feels. Register and find more information via the link.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art from home (Zoom)

“Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame”
On view again through Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Snite Museum of Art

Celtic Grá Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s Irish Dance Club Showcase
Due to gathering attendance restrictions the performance will be virtual. The link to the live-stream performance can be purchased from the Irish Dance Club page on the ND Student Shop. Tickets: $5.
Saturday, Feb. 13; 7 to 9 p.m. at Washington Hall, via live-stream

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

Deadlines or Registrations

Applications Close: Summer 2021 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Applications are being accepted until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, from first-year students, sophomores and juniors. Apply at

Now Accepting Submissions: Love Data Week 2021 Data Haiku Contest
If you love data, write a haiku and tell us about it! We’re 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.

Scientia Undergraduate Research Journal
Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research at Notre Dame, is accepting submissions for publication. If you are interested in publishing a research paper, please email or check out the Scientia website for more information.
The deadline is Monday, Feb. 15.

Applications Close: SSLP 2021
The Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) 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. SSLP students receive a $3,000 scholarship and three credits toward a variety of minors and majors. New site options have been added since fall 2020. Interested?
Apply by Monday, Feb. 15.

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.

Girl Talk: Let’s Talk About Abortion
Interested in sharing your perspective on abortion with another female student? Want a cute, free coffee mug? Sign up by Friday, March 5, to be paired with a female student to share your opinions in a one-on-one setting and have a meaningful conversation about an important issue. This event is restricted to female students only.

Re:Visions Undergraduate Literary Magazine: Call for Submissions
Submit poetry, prose and visual art to Re:Visions undergraduate literary magazine. The theme for this year is Re:Volution transformation in a time of change. Submission guidelines: may submit to multiple genres; text submissions should be .doc or .docx; art submissions should be .jpeg, .png or .tiff; include a 50-word bio in the body of the email along with submission. Email work to
Now open through Friday, March 5.

Deals and Discounts

Valentine’s Day at Irish Gardens
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Send flowers to your friends or significant other to show you care! Call or order online today.

Diversity and Inclusion

#BlackFacts with Black@ND
For Black History Month, Black@ND will post 31 days of #BlackFacts, which are 60-second videos highlighting a Black person or event. All videos will be available on our social media platforms. All posts will permanently live on our social media pages. New posts are available at 9 a.m. every day. Learn more at our Facebook and YouTube pages. 

Educational and Research Opportunities

Join us for Love Data Week 2021 — Data Haiku Contest and Virtual Workshops!
Join us for a series of virtual workshops that can help you learn tools and techniques for managing your data — research, professional, community and personal data. You can also participate in our data haiku contest! Learn more at
∙ Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti, Monday, Feb. 8; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom
∙ NVivo for Beginners, Tuesday, Feb. 9; 2 p.m.
∙ Zoom Drop-In: Managing Your Personal Data, Wednesday, Feb. 10; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
∙ The U.S. Census: Then, Now, and Moving Forward, Thursday, Feb. 11; 11 a.m.

Engineering Resume Reviews
Students in the College of Engineering, get your resume ready for Career Fair by signing up for a 15-minute resume review!
Monday, Feb. 8; 9 a.m. to noon virtually
Thursday, Feb. 11; 9 a.m. to noon
Professional Headshots
We are offering FREE professional headshots every Monday and Tuesday now until the end of the semester. These are available to graduate and undergraduate students on the 5th floor of Duncan Student Center. Wear your business professional attire and get your picture taken to use on online profiles, such as LinkedIn and professional websites.
Monday, Feb. 8; 11 a.m. to noon virtually
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 11 a.m. to noon

Virtual Career Fair Prep for Grad Students
Learn the logistical nuances of this year’s virtual career fair, as well as the process of preparing and succeeding in this important opportunity to interact with employers and alumni. The consultant leading the session will provide guidance for reviewing your Handshake account and make recommendations.
Monday, Feb. 8; noon to 1 p.m. virtually
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 4 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 4 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 4 to 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12; noon to 1 p.m.

Summer Plans: Tools for Finding a Summer Experience
This workshop will explore creative ideas and the many resources offered by the Center for Career Development in deciding upon a summer experience that will build your skills and enhance your knowledge and marketability.
Monday, Feb. 8; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Arts and Letters Resume Reviews
Arts and Letters majors, get your resume ready for applications by signing up for a 15-minute virtual resume review. Be prepared to share your resume through Screen Share. Students will need to RSVP and sign up for a time slot.
Monday, Feb. 8; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Friday, Feb. 12; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Reviewing the Investment Banking Recruiting Process
This informal workshop will review the IB junior internship recruiting process, including how to locate and apply for positions, the recruiting timeline, the sophomore summer internship process, networking, a review of upcoming events and workshops and any inside employer intelligence. Intended for sophomores.
Monday, Feb. 8; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. virtually

Mendoza Resume Reviews
MCOB students, get your resume ready for Career Fair ready by signing up for a 15-minute resume review. 
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Feb. 11; 1 to 4:30 p.m. 

College of Science Resume Reviews
College of Science students, get your resume ready for the Virtual Career Fair or for applications! Sign up for a 15-minute virtual resume review.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12; 9 to 11 a.m.

Spring Career Fair Preparation Workshop
Learn what to expect and how to navigate a Virtual Career Fair by attending a workshop. Career Development staff will cover ways to prepare, virtual etiquette, navigating the Handshake platform and how to get connected with employers.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Thursday, Feb. 11; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Sunday, Feb. 14; noon to 1 p.m.

Networking: Not as Scary as It Seems
This session will explore the power of networking and building your social capital. We will share tips on how to identify and reach out to people, what to say, the cadence of communication and the questions to ask. This is meant to be an open discussion so bring your networking questions with you.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

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 and what to expect from fall recruiting both on- and off-campus.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

Writing an Effective Resume
In this interactive workshop, learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

No Pressure Networking — Practice with Notre Dame Alumni!
Join this session to get practical tips on how to network, get a formula on how to build your professional pitch and practice networking with Notre Dame alumni in a no-pressure environment. 
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. virtually

Workshop: “Designing Inclusive Classrooms and Learning Experiences”
(Open to 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

Leveraging LinkedIn
In this interactive workshop learn how to develop and refine a LinkedIn profile. Use your laptop during the session to work on your profile with the facilitator.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. virtually

Crush Your Interview
Interviews are an opportunity to showcase your skills and competencies and help determine if the position and organization are a good fit. Through this workshop learn the basic principles of interviewing and get tips on how to crush your virtual interview. 
Friday, Feb. 12; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Faith and Service

Social Concerns Fair
The Center for Social Concerns’ annual Social Concerns Fair is going virtual this year. Meet with local organizations and other Notre Dame departments and groups to explore remote service, internship, research and community engagement opportunities. Join us to learn how you can continue to get involved in your local community safely.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 4 to 5:30 p.m. virtually

Toiletry Drive Benefiting YWCA North Central Indiana
The Notre Dame women’s basketball, men’s basketball and hockey teams are holding a toiletry drive benefiting the YWCA North Central Indiana. Find more information and a list of products needed here.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 4 to 5:30 p.m. outside the main entrance, Joyce Center

“Push-Up Against Cancer” St. Jude Fundraiser
On the last day of World Cancer Week, join in the push-up Zoom event, featuring student-athletes and special guests, as well as the tri-campus-wide competition. It’s a fundraiser for St. Jude Hospital to combat childhood cancer. No fee required. We do ask that all participants not competing over Zoom try to have at least one sponsor pledge (in a similar manner to the Polar Bear Plunge).
Entirely virtual in participants’ free time during that day.
Poster link.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 4 to 8 p.m. virtually (Zoom event meeting ID for Feb. 11: 940 3049 4113)

Health and Recreation

Expectant Student Parent Support Group
ND students that are expectant parents are invited to join in the Family Resource Center at Beichner Hall weekly support group meeting. We’re building a community of student parents and encourage you to participate. Register at
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

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 via Zoom at 6 p.m. Diners who attend all dinners will be entered to win prizes. Sign up here and we’ll follow up!
Tuesday, Feb. 16; 6 p.m. virtually
Thursday, Feb. 18; 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 23; 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 25; 6 p.m.

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Propaganda and Personality Cults from Mussolini to the Present”
From Mussolini to the present, authoritarian leaders have used propaganda and personality cults to bind people to them and present themselves as competent and infallible. Based on research for her new book “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present,” Ruth Ben-Ghiat will discuss what has changed and what has stayed the same during a century of illiberal rule. Registration required.
Monday, Feb. 8; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Strongmen and Their Exits: Legacies of Authoritarian Rule”
What happens when strongmen leaders leave office? Most such situations end up badly. Based on research for her new book “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present,” Ruth Ben-Ghiat will discuss why this is and offer lessons from the exits of strongmen around the world that have relevance for today. Registration required.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Domestic Political Cost of Deception About the Use of Force”
Presented by Keren Yarhi-Milo, the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Right to Life’s March for Life Week
-Why We March Student Panel
Come listen to undergraduate Right to Life members share what being pro-life means to them. Kickoff event for RtL’s March for Life Week. Email with any questions. 
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 8 p.m. in Room 136, DeBartolo Hall

-Life Issues Conversations: Are you pro-life? Pro-choice?
Want to talk about it? Stop by for lively, respectful conversation about life issues.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lobby tables in Duncan Student Center (across from Modern Market)


The Power of Social Entrepreneurship: Exploring Its Transformative Potential
Part one of this new three-part series, led by the Pulte Institute and McKenna Center, will focus on the transformative potential of social entrepreneurship, why it is gaining popularity in some communities and sparking controversy in others. Learn how social entrepreneurs are changing the world and what Notre Dame is doing to foster this mindset from within.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Anticipatory Innovation - Capitalizing on Change in Turbulent Times
Week 1 of the Kylemore Book Club. Register for a new, free, educational multimedia enrichment series examining anticipatory resilience. Led by Professor Sam Miller in the Mendoza College of Business, this four-part series explores the concepts of innovation and includes explainer videos, book excerpts, poems and weekly interactive Zoom sessions. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Four-Part Series: Advances in Nuclear Technology
ND Energy is hosting a four-part series on the many ways nuclear is used to generate power, preserve human health and support universal discoveries. Speakers will delve into topics on research and development and questions about environmental and intergenerational justice. Registration is required.
Part One: “Fact, Fiction and the Future”
Join ND Energy and leading nuclear science expert Peter Burns for part one about how new technologies will contribute to electricity production and zero carbon emissions. Waste disposal and security will be covered. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom
Continuing on Wednesdays through March 3; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Care for Creation as a Common Denominator: Interfaith Approaches to Environmental Peacebuilding
This event is the first in a series of three events examining the role of faith communities in environmental peacebuilding.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 11 a.m. to noon virtually
Continuing on Thursdays through Feb. 25; 11 a.m. to noon

Webinar: “Anthropocene Lessons from Japanese History”
Julia Thomas, associate professor of history, will share recent experiences working with geologists and earth system scientists. She’ll examine how history — particularly the history of modern Japan — might provide clues for building more resilient societies based on hopes for sustainability and decency.  
Thursday, Feb. 11; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

The Laura Shannon Prize Lecture and Award with Eleonory Gilburd: “Translation and Closed Borders: The Case of the Soviet Union at Mid-20th Century”
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Eleonory Gilburd, associate professor of history, University of Chicago, for her book “To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture.” She will accept the award and deliver a lecture. Online registration required.
Thursday, Feb. 11; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Visual Investigations: Innovation in Storytelling”
Presented by Malachy Browne, senior story producer at The New York Times. This is the second lecture 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. 12; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Webinar: “Are We All in This Together? Assessing and Addressing Equitable Access and Distributive Justice in Global Supply Chains During Major Disease Outbreaks”
Panelists will explore what a coordinated global health policy response to global pandemics and major disease outbreaks could (or should) look like to ensure equitable access to essential medicines. Registration is required.
Friday, Feb. 12; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via webinar

Lecture: “Racism and the Catholic Church”
“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, Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.J., Fordham University, explores the Church’s response to racism. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Feb. 12; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. online

Just Wage Forum 2021: “Promoting a Just Wage Economy”
What makes a wage just or unjust? The Just Wage Forum is a series of conversations between scholars and practitioners on the just wage framework and online tool, which seeks to answer this question. We’ll introduce the framework and hear a response by Donald Stabile, professor of economics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Register online.
Friday, Feb. 12; 1 p.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

Winterfest: Love at Frost Sight
Enjoy a Valentine’s-themed dinner in both dining halls, then starting at 8 p.m. join us across campus for Winterfest! Some events require pre-registration.
Saturday, Feb. 13; 8 to 11 p.m. across campus

Also This Week …

Hesburgh Library Book Return Update for Spring 2021
You can now return materials to Book Returns located inside, near the North Entrance and South Entrance doors, when the Hesburgh Library is open. The outside Book Return, near the Library Circle entrance, is open for returns 24/7. See Hesburgh Library building hours and access at

Get your Valentine’s Day Treats at Hagerty Family Café
Treat yourself or a loved one to chocolate covered strawberries! Throughout the month they’ll also be introducing new gelato flavors to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Available from Monday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 21, from Hagerty Family Café in Duncan Student Center