TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Jan. 18)



For the Week of January 18

University Initiatives

A Conversation with Justice Alan Page
Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, a 1967 Notre Dame graduate and the first African-American justice to serve on Minnesota’s highest court, will join G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean of Notre Dame Law School, for a virtual “fireside chat,” as part of the University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Page has been inducted into both the NFL and College Football Halls of Fame.
Monday, Jan. 18; noon virtually

Deadlines or Registrations

Notre Dame Children’s Choir Mid-Year Auditions
NDCC is accepting new singers in our six choirs for children up to 17 years old for a free, after-school program that supports social and emotional well-being through singing instruction and music education with sacred choral music. Currently, rehearsals are online for most of our choirs, with strict protocols for our in-person rehearsals for high school-level and liturgical choirs.
Auditions at various times through Friday, Jan. 22

Webinar: “A Community-Based Effort in Promoting Asian American Youths and Young Adults’ Mental Health”
Weiyang Xie, staff psychologist for the University Counseling Center, will discuss the unique individual, familial, cultural and societal factors related to Asian American youths and young adults’ mental health. Her lecture will explore multi-tiered interventions to destigmatize mental health issues and increase mental health literacy in the Asian American community. Register online.
Monday, Jan. 25; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Discussion: “The State of Human Rights in Mexico: The Practitioner’s Perspective”
Join the Mexico City Global Center for a conversation with four Notre Dame alumni who are currently working to improve human rights throughout Mexico. They’ll offer insight into the most pressing issues as well as the legal strategies they are using to promote human rights. Professor Paolo Carozza will moderate. See the flyer for the list of participants and a registration link.
Wednesday, Jan. 27; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Blood Drive with NDPD — Make Giving a Resolution
Participate in the Blood Drive with the Notre Dame Police Department. The South Bend Medical Foundation mobile unit will be parked in front of Stepan Center for anyone interested in donating blood. Register via, with the sponsor code: Irish. January donors will receive a SBMF hoodie!
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of Stepan Center and Hammes-Mowbray Hall

Lectures and Presentations

Book Launch: “The Practice of Human Development and Dignity”
Please join the Kellogg Institute for International Studies in a launch event for the book “The Practice of Human Development and Dignity,” part of the Kellogg Institute Book Series on Democracy and Development and the culmination of a year-long collaborative initiative at the Kellogg Institute on human dignity and human development. Registration required.
Tuesday, Jan. 19; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Technology Bootcamp
OIT is offering a Technology Bootcamp with presentations on a variety of software topics. These sessions are demonstrations of features and functions drawn from various technical training classes OIT offers. Topics range from spreadsheet features to video and photo editing tools. Participants will join a Google group.
Tuesday, Jan. 19; 2 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 2 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 21; 2 to 4 p.m

Webinar: “Hong Kong Voices in American Politics” Survey: Biden’s Confidence Deficit and Other Results
Notre Dame political scientists and Hong Kong experts Maggie Shum and Victoria Hui will unveil the results of their survey of Hong Kong Americans and speak about the implications for the Biden administration’s China policy. The discussion will be moderated by Kyle Jaros, professor of global affairs and political science. Register here.
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom

A Conversation with Irish Author Mike McCormack
Join us for a live discussion with Irish author Mike McCormack on his book "Solar Bones.” Open to all current Kylemore Book Club registrants.
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 1:30 p.m. virtually

Flash Panel on the Ethiopia Crisis
Join the Kroc Institute’s Mediation Program for a webinar featuring experts on the current political, security and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. They will discuss the causes and dynamics of the conflict, as well as the prospects for conflict resolution through mediation.
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series: “Hubble at 30: The Technology and Science of the Hubble Space Telescope”
This three-day series will feature Zoom presentations from scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Michael T. Good, ND alumnus and former NASA astronaut. Learn about Hubble’s past and present and Good’s experience in the final Hubble servicing mission.
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 6 to 7:15 p.m. online
Thursday, Jan. 21; 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22; 6 p.m.

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series
All three on Our Universe Revealed Youtube Channel [unlimited viewers] or via Zoom [limited to 100 viewers]
- “Hubble 30 Years of Experience: Springboard for the Future”
Join us for the first of our events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. We’re delighted to welcome Carol Christian, the Hubble Space Telescope Outreach Project Scientist, who will give an overview of Hubble, its history and capabilities. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A so get ready to submit those questions.
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 6 to 7 p.m.
- “Discovering the Universe with Hubble: A Panel Discussion”
Have you ever wondered how we get those stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope? And just how do scientists make breakthroughs using observations with Hubble? Join us as a panel of experts on Hubble, its operations and science talk us through the day-to-day operation of the telescope and some of its most famous images.
Thursday, Jan. 21; 6 to 7 p.m.
- “The Final Hubble Servicing Mission: A First-hand Perspective”
The fifth and final servicing mission of the Hubble Space Telescope was completed by Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-125) in May 2009. Join us as Michael T. Good, ND alumnus, former NASA astronaut and member of this final servicing mission, discusses his time in space and the rebirth of Hubble.
Friday, Jan. 22; 6 to 7 p.m.

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance Begins Saturday
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, through 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Open the attachment for major IT services that may be unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period and for those services not affected.

Also This Week …

New Zoom Recordings Retention Plan Begins
The OIT will implement a new Zoom recordings retention plan. Beginning Monday, Jan. 18, any recording more than 365 days old stored in the Zoom cloud will be deleted. Any recording that needs to be retained can be moved to Panopto before the scheduled deletion date. Local recordings are not affected.