TheWeek@ND Student Edition (February 7)



For the Week of February 7

Arts and Performances


“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (2019)
A painter is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of a young woman. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, the painter arrives under the guise of companionship, secretly painting her by night. As the two orbit one another, intimacy grows and the portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their connection. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” (2021)
This is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which celebrated African American music and culture. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Feb. 11; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 12; 3 and 9:30 p.m.

“Faya Dayi” (2021)
Ethiopian Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explores the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents in a rural Oromo community of farmers who harvest the country’s most sought-after export, the euphoria-inducing khat plant. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Feb. 11; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 12; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13; 3 p.m.


The Keenan Revue
The Keenan Revue is Keenan Hall’s signature event and contains an assortment of entertainment all put together by residents of the hall. You may laugh, you may even laugh until you cry, but you absolutely will have a great time watching the residents’ music, skits, dances and more! Free with a ticket.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-12; 7 to 9 p.m. in Stepan Center

Thursday, Feb. 10; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Improv Comedy Show featuring The Humor Artists
The Humor Artists are Notre Dame’s premier (and only) improv comedy group. They do not rehearse; everything you see on stage is made up on the spot. Join the talented Humor Artists for a night of free comedy, where you’ll be sure to enjoy their super silly show.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 10 to 11 p.m. in Legends

BODYTRAFFIC, Contemporary Dance Group
 “One of the most talked-about companies nationwide” (L.A. Times) and named as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world.
Fac/Staff: $30. Students: $10.
Friday, Feb. 11; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 12; 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Koh, Violin
Violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring the traditional and contemporary while promoting equity and inclusivity in classical music. A brilliant and technical player, she has expanded the new violin repertoire through a wide range of commissioning projects, having premiered more than 100 works written for her. Fac/Staff: $27. Students: $10.
Sunday, Feb. 13; 4 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Family Hall of Music

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Reminder: Feb. 9 Application Deadline for Summer 2022 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Applications are being accepted until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, from freshmen, sophomores and juniors for summer 2022 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Apply at There are more than 20 projects covering a wide range of interests to choose from.

Submit a Haiku About Data for Love Data Week 2022
If you love data, write a haiku and tell us about it (e.g., data management, processing, sharing, preservation, reuse, etc.). The contest is open to Notre Dame students and employees. Start working on your haiku — submissions are accepted from Monday, Feb. 14, through noon Friday, Feb. 18. See guidelines, examples and how to submit your haiku.

Love Data Week 2022 — Win a Mini Gaming Console
Is your ORCID ID a lucky one? Enter to win one of two mini Playstation Classic consoles! The lottery will take place at the end of the “Tips for Effective and Collaborative Research” workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Learn what an ORCID ID is and how to get one at

Apply to the Master of Science in Global Health Program
The Master of Science in Global Health program is accepting applications for fall 2022, with a deadline for of Friday, Feb. 18. The program is currently offering admitted students 35 percent off their tuition each year and medical insurance (if needed). Be a force for good; join the next generation of global health leaders. Review the poster.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Fighting Irish Scholar Info Session
Learn more about eligibility, benefits, application process and leadership positions open to first-year, first-generation and/or low-income students.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library  
Compare, Contrast and Zoom: An Introduction to IIIF
Learn about the International Image Interoperability Framework and how to use it in your research.
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library 
∙ Introduction to Building Apps with R and Shiny
Learn how to create Shiny apps with “R.”
Thursday, Feb. 10; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Friday, Feb. 11; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library 
Using a Concordance
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library 


EAP Workshop: “Political Correctness and Microaggressions”
Contemporary work and social environments are evolving to use more inclusive and polite language to promote safe spaces for every member of the community. This workshop will define what constitutes a microaggression and discuss how to communicate effectively without isolating or offending members of our community.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 10 to 11 a.m. at location TBD


Research Opportunity:

Take Part in Research on Packing for COVID-19 Quarantine
Take a survey from the sociology department on what students brought with them into University quarantine and isolation. Surveys should take around 10 minutes, and each participant will be entered to win one of two $100 awards. For questions email
Ongoing through Saturday, March 12.

Faith and Service

Exalt Adoration
Come join a night of prayer and worship in front of the Blessed Sacrament in Johnson Family Hall. Rev. Tom Eckert, C.S.C., will offer a brief reflection centered around the fifth constitution of the Congregation of Holy Cross at 7:30 p.m., followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus and Reconciliation being offered. Fill out the form at this link for future updates from Exalt.
Friday, Feb. 11; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in St. Teresa of Calcutta Chapel, Johnson Family Hall

Health and Recreation

Climbing and Bouldering Wall Free Belay Clinic
These clinics will teach you the basic skills needed to start climbing safely and proficiently. Clinics are limited to the first eight individuals to sign up. Review more info and a complete list of this semester’s belay clinics.
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Duncan Student Center
Thursday, Feb. 10; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

RecSports Fitness Classes: Bootcamp at the Bridge, Mindful Yoga, Beat Biking and More
Give your heart a Valentine’s Day treat! Join a RecSports fitness class this weekend. Whether you want to get your heart rate up with Bootcamp at the Bridge or relax with Mindful Yoga, RecSports has it all. Review more info and register for a class.
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 11-13

Lectures and Presentations

The Laura Shannon Prize Award and Lecture with Peter Gatrell
Peter Gatrell, professor of economic history at the University of Manchester, will give a lecture, “The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent,” as he accepts the 2021 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies. Introduced by Pamela Ballinger, the Fred CUNY Chair in the History of Human Rights at the University of Michigan. Registration required for online participation.
Tuesday, Feb. 8; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Complexity and Evolution in Repair for Harm: Mapping Multi-Dimensionality in Reparations”
A Kellogg Institute virtual lecture with Kathy L. Powers, associate professor of political science, University of New Mexico, and external faculty member, Santa Fe Institute.
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Cushwa Center Lecture — “The Woman: Clare Boothe Luce and the Politics of Religious Conversion”
The lecture will be delivered by Rebecca L. Davis, the Miller Family Endowed Early Career Professor of History at the University of Delaware. She writes and teaches on marriage, sexuality and religion in American culture. She is the author of “Public Confessions: The Religious Conversions that Changed American Politics” (UNC, 2021).
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the dining rooms, Morris Inn

“Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis”
Join the first week of ThinkND and Notre Dame International’s new series highlighting the University’s global reach through research and activism. This week will look at gender and water equity in Kenya and Malawi. Special guests are Nairobi Global staff and Ellis Adams, assistant professor of geography and environmental policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs.
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Celebration: 100 Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”
Originally scheduled for Feb. 2, rescheduled for Feb. 9.
James Joyce’s “Ulysses” was published in Paris on Feb. 2, 1922. Join the University’s centenary celebration of the novel by viewing an exhibition featuring a first edition of “Ulysses” and other rare and interesting editions, including one illustrated by Matisse. At 3:30 p.m., Barry McCrea will deliver a short lecture on “Joyce, Proust, Paris, 1922.”

Wednesday, Feb. 9; 2 to 5 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Global Health Colloquium: “Cancer Health Disparities”
Join the Eck Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the Harper Cancer Research Institute for talks from Harper’s associate director, Andy Bullock, and affiliated faculty member Laurie Littlepage. Bullock will discuss plans to address cancer disparities data in Latin America, and Littlepage will talk about breast cancer in Africa.
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 283, Galvin Life Science Center, or via Zoom

Conversation: “Catholic Education, School Choice and Carson v. Makin”
Join John Schoenig, ACE’s senior director for teacher formation and education policy, and Nicole Stelle Garnett, senior policy adviser, for a conversation about the U.S. Supreme Court’s current decision regarding Carson v. Makin and its potential long-term impact on funding for Catholic school families.
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom (registration required)

Talk — “Unprecedented: Reporting on a Pandemic”
Apoorva Mandavilli, science and global health reporter for The New York Times, will share her experiences with reporting on the coronavirus pandemic. She is the 2019 winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, and was the founding editor of, an award-winning site on autism science.
Wednesday, Feb. 9; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Virtual Slow Look
Take a moment for yourself for a slow look at Martin Gale’s “Women’s Work” on view in “Who Do We Say We Are: Irish Art 1922 | 2022.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used as a way to approach and understand the painting through a guided look. Register via the site page.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

WIS ’22, Notre Dame’s Professional Investing Summit
Join the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing for student stock pitches, keynote presentations, industry panels and networking opportunities. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Register and review more information on the summit.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business
Friday, Feb. 11; 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Space Threats and National Security”
The 2022 Ten Years Hence speaker series will explore life beyond Earth. This week’s lecture is presented by Lt. Gen. William Liquori, deputy chief of space operations, strategy, plans, programs, requirements and analysis, United States Space Force. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Friday, Feb. 11; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Talk — “Unlocking Ulysses: Telemachus Holds the Key”
As we begin the centenary year of the publication of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” Thomas O’Grady will give a talk focused on the book’s first chapter. Thomas O’Grady is a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He was director of Irish studies from 1984 to 2019 and a professor of English.
Friday, Feb. 11; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Admitted Student Days
Undergraduate Admissions will welcome admitted students and their families to Admitted Student Days, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 13 and 14. This on-campus event offers admitted students the opportunity to meet and hear from University leadership, faculty, current students and other members of the Notre Dame community. Welcome ND Class of 2026!
Sunday, Feb. 13; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion and Heritage Hall in the Joyce Center, and the Dahnke Ballroom in Duncan Student Center
Monday, Feb. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dahnke Ballroom in Duncan Student Center and Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Social Gatherings

Snite@Nite: Love at First Snite
Bring your partner/friends or come solo to enjoy a night of creative fun. Find out which work of art is your soulmate. Make crafty valentines. Draw easy portraits of yourself or others, with no skill required. Fall in love with the museum — it’s love at first Snite.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

New Security Updates for Apple Devices
Apple recently released security updates to address vulnerabilities. The OIT Information Security team recommends that anyone with any Apple device — both personal and University-owned — should install the updates immediately. Please allocate approximately 45-60 minutes for the Apple updates to complete per device.

Minimum Version of Zoom Required for All ND Accounts
If you use your ND NetID to access Zoom on a personal or University-owned device, you must update Zoom to at least version 5.9.3 before Thursday, Feb. 10. If you do not update your device by Feb. 10, you may receive a pop-up prompt to do so before you can access Zoom.

Also This Week ...

Place Apple Orders Through Bookstore by Thursday, Feb. 10
As announced in 2021, Barnes & Noble College (BNC) will soon operate Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore properties. The store will be closed during spring break, March 5-13 and reopen as a BNC-managed store. Follett, which currently manages the store, will accept bookstore orders for Apple products through this Thursday, Feb. 10. Apple products will not be available for purchase through the bookstore from Feb. 12 to March 13. BNC will accept orders for Apple products beginning Monday, March 14.