TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Feb. 9)



For the Week of February 10

Arts and Performances


“Hang ’Em High” (1968) 
Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is falsely accused of theft but survives his lynching in 1880s Oklahoma. Cut down from the tree by a federal marshal and subsequently acquitted by a judge, Cooper himself becomes a marshal who walks the line between lawman and vigilante – seeking revenge on those who attempted to hang him high. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“42nd Street: The Musical” (2019) 
42nd Street is the Broadway song and dance musical extravaganza. Originally directed and choreographed by American star of stage and screen Gower Champion, this revival of the Tony and Olivier award-winning show comes to the Browning Cinema from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. With the show’s largest-ever staging, this is a musical like no other. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $18.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

SUB Movie: “The Proposal”
Don’t miss this Valentine’s Day classic! $3.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Feb. 14; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films (2020) 
Come to the Browning Cinema to see all the films nominated for this year’s Best Animated Short Film Academy Award alongside some other instant classic animated shorts. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday, Feb. 14; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 15; 9:30 p.m.

Oscar-Nominated Live Action Short Films (2020) 
See all the films nominated for this year’s Best Live Action Short Film Academy Award. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday, Feb. 14; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 15; 6:30 p.m.  

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Akhnaten” (Glass) 
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. Director Phelim McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Saturday, Feb. 15; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films (2020) 
See all the films nominated for this year’s Best Documentary Short Film Academy Award. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Sunday, Feb. 16; 3 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Last Unicorn” (1982) 
In this animated musical, the villainous King Haggard (Christopher Lee) plots to destroy all the world’s unicorns. When a young unicorn (Mia Farrow) learns that she’s in danger and that she may soon be the last of her kind, she enlists the help of a gentle, albeit clumsy, sorcerer to help her defeat the king and save the unicorns from extinction. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Feb. 16; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


JPW Band Concert 
Notre Dame’s Concert Bands — the Symphonic Winds and the Symphonic Band — will perform.  Highlights of the concert will include selections by John Philip Sousa, John Williams and James Curnow, and solos featuring juniors Tim Cantway and Andrew Peterson. Free.
Friday, Feb. 14; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall

Second City Traveling Company
Come early to get your seat for the funniest show on campus! The Second City Touring Group BlueCo from Chicago, will have you falling out of your seat with laughter. Second City is known to have started the careers for some of the funniest people we know, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jim Belushi and Steve Carell. You never know if who you see will be the next big star on SNL or stand up! ND/SMC/HCC students only. Free admission. Sponsored by the Student Activities Office.
Friday, Feb. 14; 9 p.m. in Washington Hall

Trike Theatre presents “A Year with Frog and Toad” 
Great friends — the cheerful Frog and sometimes grumpy Toad — have an adventure for each season of the year. In this charming musical, they celebrate the yearlong what makes each of them unique and their friendship so special. Best for all ages. 60 minutes. No intermission. ASL interpretation at 2 p.m. performance. $10 tickets.
Saturday, Feb. 15; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

JPW Jazz Bands Concert 
Notre Dame’s New Orleans Brass Band and Jazz Band 1 will perform. The program includes the music of Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and both new and old New Orleans favorites. Free.
Saturday, Feb. 15; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Ricci Band Rehearsal Hall

DMA Organ Recital, Heejin Kim 
Sacred Music DMA organ student, Heejin Kim, will perform her final degree recital on the magnificent Fritts Organ in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall. She will play “Motet Intabulations” by Heinrich Scheidemann (ca. 1595-1663). Free but ticketed.
Saturday, Feb. 15; 7 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Stand-up Comedy Show: “Alien in the Basilica”
World premiere event! Najmeddine Harrabi (“Naj”) 19, returns to perform a new stand-up comedy special highlighting Naj’s experiences as an immigrant from Tunisia living in the US. All proceeds benefit Education Bridge, supporting a school started by ND alumnus Majak Anyieth (’18) in South Sudan. Tickets $15; students $5.
Sunday, Feb. 16; 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall

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 — more than 100 young men compete. In addition to learning how to box, each student is required to fundraise a minimum of $500, which supports childhood education via Holy Cross Missions in rural Bangladesh. Last year, the tournament raised $146,000. This year the goal is $200,000. Tickets for an all-session pass are $20 from a boxer or buy online or in-person at Murnane Family Ticket Office: $30.
Tournament dates:
Prelims: Thursday, Feb. 13; 7 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center
Quarterfinals: Monday, Feb. 17; 7 p.m. in the Dahkne Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
Semifinals: Monday, Feb. 24; 7 p.m. in the Dahkne Ballroom
Finals: Saturday, Feb. 29; 7 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion

Awards and Competitions

Love Data Week 2020 — Data Haiku Contest 
Write a haiku about data! Your haiku must be related to data in some way (e.g., research data management, processing, sharing, preservation, reuse, etc.). Submissions are due by noon Wednesday, Feb. 12. Find guidelines and submission information at

Awards Season
Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 24, for the Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, and the awards presented at the annual President’s Dinner for faculty — including a new award for academic support of student-athletes. Visit

Search For A Star
Come support Riley Children’s Hospital and Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon (SMCDM) at this year’s Search For A Star talent show! At Search For A Star, students will showcase their talents and “compete” for the chance to perform at SMCDM on Saturday, April 4. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the children and families at Riley Children’s Hospital! Cost: $5.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Washington Hall

Deadlines or Registrations

JPW Employment
Junior Parents Weekend requires a significant labor force to service our many juniors and their families.
See Campus Dining’s website for the application, employment eligibility, pay incentive and dress code. Join us and earn extra money for spring break!
JPW is Friday, Feb. 14, through Sunday, Feb. 16

Re:Visions Literary Arts Magazine is Accepting Submissions
Re:Visions is a creative journal that publishes undergraduate prose, poetry, visual art and everything hybrid and in-between. Published in collaboration with the University’s Creative Writing Program and Department of English, this journal is an annual showcase of Domer creativity. Deadline of Saturday, Feb. 15.  

Breakfast Discussion: “Resilience, Self-Advocacy and Mental Health”
(Open to graduate students and postdocs.) Join us for breakfast with Milo Dodson, senior staff psychologist at the UC Irvine Counseling Center, where he serves as liaison to the Athletics Department and Esports Program. Register here.
Monday, Feb. 17; 9 to 10 a.m. in Room 106, Bond Hall

Inclusive Campus Student Survey
The Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research (OSPIR) recently launched the second administration of the Inclusive Campus Student Survey. Please provide your candid input using the personal link emailed to you to improve our campus climate. All individual answers will be held in the strictest confidence. The survey will remain open through Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The Human Development Conference 2020: “Development on the Move
Come hear from undergraduate students about their research in development-related fields! This conference will emphasize shifts in both personal and collective action, focus on developing expertise in global issues and spark conversations that lead to change. Register online.
Friday, Feb. 21; 4 to 8 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Saturday, Feb. 22; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Father Mike Schmitz Talk and EXALT 
Following nationally-known speaker and podcaster Father Mike Schmitz’s talk, he will preside at the EXALT Adoration in the Basilica, with music provided by Totus Tuus. Enter here for a chance to meet Father Mike at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21!
Friday, Feb. 21; 7 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Irish Immersion Weekend 2020 
Irish Club’s annual Irish Immersion Weekend is back! Any and all are welcome to partake in an amazing weekend experience learning Irish, playing games, dancing and more! If you have any interest in the Irish language at all or just want to meet some amazing people, please consider signing up by Sunday, Feb. 16. Ask any questions.
Friday, Feb. 21; 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the ballroom of LaFortune Student Center and Hayes-Healy Center
Saturday, Feb. 22; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Women’s Investing Summit 20 
Learn from some of the top women in the investment field at WIS ’20 hosted by the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing. The summit is open to all who are interested in investment ideas, private equity trends and deals, asset allocation, personal finance and sustainability. Registration includes a networking lunch. Free for students, faculty and staff. Cost is $50 for alumni and friends. Online registration ends Thursday, Feb. 20.
Friday, Feb. 28; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Deals and Discounts

Valentine’s Day with Irish Gardens
Valentine’s Day is 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

FRC Drop-In Support Group Lunches for Expectant Parents  
The Family Resource Center is sponsoring a weekly drop-in support group lunch for ND students who are pregnant. Free lunch is provided and a variety of different discussion topics are presented each week. For more info, please contact the FRC at
Tuesday, Feb. 11; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 208, Duncan Student Center

JPW Grad Business Open House at Mendoza
Learn about one-year graduate business programs in accountancy, business analytics, management and nonprofit administration that can launch or expedite your career. More information here.  
Saturday, Feb. 15; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mendoza College of Business

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development:

Global Health Employer Panel
Come hear a panel of Global Health employer reps discuss opportunities at their organizations and other ways to impact lives. Employers from the Global Health field, including: TIMMY Global Health; Public Health Institute; St. Joseph County Department of Health; and the Peace Corps. Donuts and coffee provided.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Info Session/Career Pathway Seminar: Management Consulting, McKinsey & Company
Gabe Labonia and Diya Li both have received doctorates from Notre Dame and gone on to careers as associates at McKinsey & Company. They will give tips on how to maximize your chances of landing a job and answer questions you may have about related topics. This info session is a great opportunity to meet two alumni who have made the transition from a STEM Ph.D. to a career in management consulting. Lunch is included. RSVP here.
Friday, Feb. 14; 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Career Pathway Seminar: Scientific Sales  
Join Carolyn LaBonia, Notre Dame alumna and scientific sales representative at STEMCELL Technologies, as she discusses her career path. This event is co-hosted by Harper Cancer Research Institute and Graduate Career Services. RSVP here. Dinner will be served.
Friday, Feb. 14; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Hesburgh Libraries’ Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Getting Started with RefWorks
This workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Monday, Feb. 10; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

Using DMPTool, ORCID, SciENcv and OSF to Write Better Proposals and Set Up Research Projects
Learn about tools to help you write better project/grant proposals and set up research projects.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Extracting the Who, What and When from a Text  
Learn how to use a tool to extract information from any plain text file.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to Python and the NLTK 
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Love Data Week 2020 — “Citizen Science: Lead Exposure”
Explore historical data to identify areas of lead exposure in South Bend that may still affect children today. This event is drop-in, and you can stay as long as you want. Learn more and see all Love Data Week activities at
Wednesday, Feb. 12; noon to 3 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

Love Data Week 2020 — Viz Lab Open House 
Visit the Visualization Lab and fly through Google Earth in virtual reality, draw in midair with the Oculus Rift, investigate network diagramming of complex data on our large-scale monitors or experience the advantages of mapping on a very large scale.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; noon to 3 p.m. in Room 249, Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry: Version Control with Git and Github Session 1 
Learn the benefits of an automated version control system and how Git works.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Data Carpentry: Introduction to the Command Line for Genomics Session 2    
Learn how to use the command line.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 5 to 7 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

3D Modeling: Intermediate SketchUp 
Leverage the expanded toolset within SketchUp.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Using a Concordance 
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Research Opportunity:

Daily Risky Behaviors Research Opportunity  
The ASSIST Lab in the Department of Psychology is recruiting college students (18 years or older) who have a smartphone and have experienced recent difficulties with their emotions or substances for a research study. Individuals will have the opportunity to earn up to $100. Please email if you are interested.
Open the entire spring semester, individual appointments will be scheduled based on each participant's availability; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 339, Corbett Family Hall

Faith and Service

Pdub Carnation Sale 
Pasquerilla West Hall’s annual carnation sale benefitting Saint Margaret’s House. Carnations will be $2 for one, $5 for three, and $20 for a bouquet! They will be delivered directly to the recipient on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Monday, Feb. 10; 5 to 7:30 p.m. in LaFortune Student Center, North Dining Hall and South Dining Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Information Session: Catholic Social Tradition Minor 
Interested in the Catholic Social Tradition minor? Stop by at any time to talk with co-director Bill Purcell. If you have completed CSC Seminars, ISSLP or SSLP, you are already well on your way to completing the CST minor! Students may also learn more on our website or schedule an appointment with Paula Muhlherr at
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 234, Geddes Hall

Better Together ND Spring Launch and Info Meeting 
Better Together ND is a new Notre Dame relational interfaith leadership development program open to all students interested in interfaith cooperation, developing leadership skills, sharing time together and learning together. The spring launch is open to current participants and anyone interested in joining! Learn more and RSVP on our website
Thursday, Feb. 13; 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Health and Recreation

Koru Mindfulness Series
Interested in feeling more mindful, more rested and less stressed? Join our free mindfulness classes! Registration is 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

The Family Resource Center invites ND students who are parenting, married or pregnant to our playtime events. For more info, please email Snacks are provided. This is a free drop-in event and participants may arrive or leave at any time.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Stepan Center

Health Hut
Visit McWell’s Health Hut for education, activities and giveaways.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 1 to 3 p.m. on the main-floor concourse, Hesburgh Library

Workshop: Overhead Press
This workshop focuses on the barbell overhead press and a few variations including the hip drive press and push press. Click here for more info and registration.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Personal Training Studio, Smith Center

Mario Kart at the DPAC
Ever wanted to play video games on a movie theater screen? Now you can! For Free! Come play Mario Kart 8 for Switch for free on the Browning Cinema big screen! Free popcorn and soda available.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 10 to 11:45 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Lectures and Presentations

Ethics Week
Ethics Week is sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business and the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, bringing in experts from a diverse array of industries to explore current ethics issues.  This year’s theme is “Women Lead.”
Panel: “Rising Together: Gender Equity in Business”: Monday, Feb. 10; 5 to 6 p.m. in Commons C, Stayer Center for Executive Education
“Growing into Authentic Leadership”: Tuesday, Feb. 11; 5 p.m.
“Memoir in Progress: Stories and Souvenirs from the First Half”: Wednesday, Feb. 12; 5 p.m.
“Women in Investing”: Thursday, Feb. 13; 12:30 p.m.
Panel: “
Women and the Workplace”: Friday, Feb. 14; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Jose Clemente Orozco and the Epic of ‘Greater America’”
In this talk, Mary Coffey of Dartmouth College will place Jose Clemente Orozco’s “The Epic of American Civilization (1932-34)” at Dartmouth within debates over the American epic in the 1930s. In particular, she will demonstrate how Orozco deliberately counters the popularization of Manifest Destiny ideology through the structure and subject matter of his mural.
Monday, Feb. 10; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 200, Riley Hall

Lecture: “The Business of Being an Artist: Niku Kashef” 
Please join the Department of Art, Art History and Design for its inaugural lecture series, “The Business of Being an Artist.” The speaker is Niku Kashef, a Los Angeles-based artist, educator and independent curator, who also maintains a commercial photography practice. Free food. Open to all. 
Monday, Feb. 10; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 215, Riley Hall

Discussion and Book Signing: “Hong Kong on the Brink: Historical and Comparative Perspectives”
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine, and Victoria Hui, Notre Dame. 
Wasserstrom, a historian, and Hui, a political scientist, will discuss patterns of protest and tightening of political controls in Hong Kong in the past few decades, especially the 2014 Umbrella Movement and the dramatic events of 2019. Wasserstrom will draw from ideas in his new book “Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink.” Book signing before the lecture.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Was Killing Soleimani Constitutional? The Politics of War Powers” 
Please join us for a lunchtime lecture with Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. Talk at 12:30 p.m., complimentary lunch available at noon.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Exploring the Role of Women’s Civil Society Participation in Peace Agreement Implementation” 
Nicole Gerring, Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellow, will discuss the reasons that women’s civil society groups promote peacefulness before sharing preliminary findings of tests that explore the relationship between women’s engagement in civil society and the rates of peace agreement implementation using data from the Peace Accords Matrix.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Discussion: “A Community Health Care Model in Pursuit of the Common Good” 
Maple City Health Care Center is a health care home offering affordable care to build community across cultures, valuing relationships, integration and empowerment. Dr. James Nelson Gingerich, a physican at Maple City, discusses a community-based health care model servicing Goshen, Indiana. 
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 4:30 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Panel Presentation: “Renting Right”
The Notre Dame Clinical Law Center’s forum will provide tips and information on signing leases for off-campus housing and will be helpful for current or future off-campus students. Sponsored by Residential Life.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Panel Discussion: “The Trump Impeachment”
Presented by Constitutional Studies and the Dean’s Fellows. Panelists include: Sarah Burns, Rochester Institute of Technology; Geoff Layman, Notre Dame Political Science; and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Notre Dame Political Science and Global Affairs.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “(Dock)Workers Matter: Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States and South Africa”
This History@Work lecture will feature Peter Cole, professor of history at Western Illinois University. Cole will discuss his research on dockworkers and the ways in which they serve as an example for promoting worker’s rights within an increasingly global context.
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 5:30 p.m. in the Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Workshop: “Racial Violence, Historical Memory: Commemorating Chicago’s 1919 Race Riot” 
The History@Work series through the Higgins Labor Program invites scholars, writers, advocates and activists to address compelling contemporary labor questions within historical context. This workshop features Peter Cole, professor of history at Western Illinois University, discussing the concept of public history and memory.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Lecture: “Interpreting Islam in China” 
A distinctive Chinese Islamic intellectual tradition emerged during the Ming Dynasty and Qing dynasties. Chinese Muslims established an educational system with Islamic curriculum made up of Arabic, Persian and Chinese works. This lecture by Kristian Petersen traces the Sino-Islamic intellectual tradition and introduces Petersen’s book, “Interpreting Islam in China.”
Thursday, Feb. 13; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Promise and Challenges of Complete Personal Genome Reconstruction” 
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering presents, Xin Zhou, postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 126, DeBartolo Hall

Lecture: “The Book that Changed My Life”
This lecture features a prominent Notre Dame faculty member speaking on a book that changed his or her life and shaped the ways in which he or she was — and is — uniquely changed, challenged and enriched by it. The Spring 2020 presenter is Daniel Philpott, senior advisor to the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture and professor in the Department of Political Science on John Henry Newman’s “Development of Christian Doctrine.” Open to ND students.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Moderated Dialogue: “Becoming Relevant: How Can Research Impact Policy and Practice?” 
In his most recent book “Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security,” Kellogg Fellow Michael Desch argues that social scientists have lost influence with policymakers as academia increasingly prioritizes rigor over relevance, to the detriment of both society and the disciplines. Registration required.
Friday, Feb. 14; 8:30 to 10 a.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Remick Family Hall Construction Area
As part of the ongoing construction north of the Main Building, the sidewalk between the circle drive and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be closed for approximately one month to allow for the construction of new site utilities. To access areas west of the Main Building, pedestrians are recommended to walk along the south side of the building. (See the aerial map for details.)

Social Gatherings

LGBTQ Drop-In Discussion: “Intersectionality: Race & Sexuality” 
How does a person’s race and/or ethnicity intersect with one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity? In what ways does the interplay of these aspects of personhood impact a person’s experience at Notre Dame? Join our drop-in discussion group — a safe space, and talk with peers about common lived experiences.
Tuesday, Feb. 11; 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Room 207, LaFortune Student Center

Snite @ Nite: Share the Love
Join the Snite Museum Student Programming Committee to share the love for art and others in the exhibition "Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America." Write notes of appreciation to be sent, create paper flowers and create a decorative metal ornament inspired by the works on view.
Thursday, Feb. 13; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Valentine’s Day Flower Shop
Come pick up a free rose to keep or to give to someone this Valentine’s Day! Sponsored by the Student Union Board.
Friday, Feb. 14; 9 a.m. to noon in lobby (Table A), Duncan Student Center

Continue Sharing the Love
Take a moment to share love and appreciation for the ones you love by stopping by the museum. Text a photo of your favorite work to a friend, write letters of appreciation and share your love for a work of art on view.
Friday, Feb. 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Friendship, Flicks and Free Food Friday 
What is a better way to spend St. Valentine’s Day than with your friends in the FRC? Join us for pizza, popcorn, pie and a picture as we celebrate Friendship Day. Open to ND parenting, married or pregnant students as well as their families. Question? Email the Family Resource Center at
Friday, Feb. 14; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Stepan Center