TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Jan. 27)



For the Week of January 27

Mass of Remembrance for Annrose Jerry

Please join the Notre Dame community on Monday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to celebrate Mass in memory of Annrose Jerry, a senior who lived in Breen-Phillips Hall. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside and Director of Campus Ministry, Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will preach. All are welcome to attend. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with Annrose’s family and friends during this difficult time.

The University Counseling Center (574-631-7336) and Campus Ministry (574-631-7800) are both available to offer their support to members of our community.

Arts and Performances


Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America
This landmark exhibition is curated by Michael Schreffler, professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design, and features statue paintings of the Virgin from 18th-century Spanish America. Some of these “statue paintings” depicted sculptures famed for miraculous intercession in medieval Spain.
Now open through Saturday, May 16, in the Snite Museum of Art


Learning Beyond the Classics: Films on Death Row  
This Learning Beyond the Classics course focuses on a unique facet of the American criminal justice system — the death penalty. Cost includes one ticket to each of the six screenings, course readings, recorded lectures and discussions. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 11. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $12.
Tuesdays, Jan. 28 through March 3; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Dead Man Walking” (1995)
Sister Helen Prejean’s popular memoir is adapted for film and profiles her work as a spiritual adviser to men on death row at Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary named after the plantation on which it sits. Sister Helen, a winner of Notre Dame’s prestigious Laetare Medal, will be returning to the University for a public talk on Monday, March 30. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

National Theatre Live presents The Lehman Trilogy”   
On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria and his two brothers stand on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. One hundred sixty-three years later, the firm they establish — Lehman Brothers — spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $18.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

SUB Movie: “Countdown” 
Join us for this 2019 American supernatural horror film! Cost: $3 for all.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Jan. 31; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

“Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” (2019)   
In 1969, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a 1950s Western star, finds himself living next to hot young things Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. As the unbeknownst threat of the Manson family percolates outside the city, Dalton and buddy Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) listen to some tunes and try to adjust to a new Hollywood. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday, Jan. 31; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 1; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2; 3 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “The Gershwins’ ‘Porgy and Bess’” 
One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion and heartbreak of its inhabitants. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Saturday, Feb. 1; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Wiz” (1978)  
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she’s miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy seeks out the Wiz, a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan, along with her new friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Feb. 2; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Come listen to students showcase their musical talents. This event is free each week and the show will consist of 15-minute sets, so come for a study break and enjoy live music! Interested in performing? Please contact Kate McLaughlin ( for more information. Sponsored by SUB.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 10 p.m. in the Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Deadlines or Registrations

Notre Dame Children’s Choir 2020 Winter Gala and Silent Auction  
Tickets on sale through Friday, Jan. 31. “Almost Like Being in Love!” musical review by Sacred Music at ND. The NDCC provides free sacred music education to hundreds of children ages 0-17 years old in the South Bend area. Cost: $35/adult; $220 for table of eight.
Saturday, Feb. 8; 7 to 10 p.m. in O’Neill Hall of Music (south side of football stadium left of Leahy gate; enter through Door 10)

Applications Close: Summer Service Learning Program 2020 
Saturday, Feb. 1, is the final day to apply for SSLP 2020! SSLP provides an opportunity for students to serve for eight weeks at a nonprofit organization from a wide variety of categories, such as hospital clinics, parishes, schools, summer camps and other community-based organizations. Students receive all room and board, a scholarship and three credit hours.

Summer Study Abroad
Where in the world can NDI take you? Whether exploring a new culture or obtaining credits toward your degree, a summer study abroad program offers an international study opportunity outside of the stresses of the academic year while living and learning abroad with ND students and faculty. Applications close Saturday, Feb. 1. Information and application links are on the Study Abroad website.

Bookstore Basketball Commissioner Sign-Ups
Looking for a fun spring extracurricular? Bookstore Basketball commissioners play a small but vital role in our historic annual tournament by scorekeeping and overseeing daily operations. You’ll get exclusive apparel and a minimal time commitment — and you can still make a team! The sign-up window is open until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Click here to sign up!
Bites and Brews with Bell’s Brewery
Reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The Kalamazoo brewing company Bell’s is joining the Morris Inn for an exciting evening. Join us in the private dining rooms for small bites from Morris Inn Executive Chef Phil Gulis perfectly paired with craft brews from Bell’s. $35 plus tax and gratuity. Register now.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the private dining rooms, Morris Inn

Life Beyond the ND Bubble 
The Notre Dame Alumni Association presents a full day of speakers and demonstrations for graduating seniors starting to navigate their post-college lives. From finding an apartment to choosing an insurance plan, Life Beyond the ND Bubble will help make things easier! Register now:
Sunday, Feb. 9; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Tea With Teddy
Bring your kiddos and their favorite stuffed friend for this winter’s most precious photo op. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 631-2018 to reserve your table. Adults: $30; little sipper (ages 12 and under): $14.
Sunday, Feb. 9; seatings at 2:30, 2:45 and 3 p.m. in Salon A, Smith Ballroom

Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon — Registration is Open! 
Are you a developer, usability expert, designer, big-ideas person or a skilled team leader? Do you want to create innovative solutions to everyday problems? Get a team together and sign up for the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon. Learn more at
Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29; in Hesburgh Library

Holy Half Marathon Volunteers Needed  
This event has been a Notre Dame tradition for the past 15 years. Volunteers are needed to help at the start/finish line and around the course. If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out this form.
Saturday, April 4; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. campus-wide

Deals and Discounts

Valentine’s Day at Irish Gardens
Valentine’s Day is coming, and it’s 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

Workshop for Snite Museum of Art Essay Competition
Are you a first-year student thinking about submitting an essay to the annual Snite Museum of Art essay competition? Whether you are writing a piece specifically for the competition or tweaking a class assignment for submission, join fellow first-years in this workshop for tips on how to strengthen your writing on a work of art.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development:

Nailing the 30- and 90-Second Intro (for Banking and Investment Management)
This is an interactive learning lab geared toward sophomores who are considering pursuing a career in investment banking, investment management and other financial services sectors. We will review best practices and practice the 30-second intro (for networking, career fairs, etc.) and 90-second intro (for interviews).
Monday, Jan. 27; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 526, Duncan Student Center

Career Fair Prep 
Learn about strategies and tips that will help you make the most of the career fair. All class years welcome. Some topics we will discuss include the 30-second pitch, navigating the room, making connections, following up and more.
Monday, Jan. 27; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

First-Gen Career Conversations
An opportunity for first-generation college students to hear from first-gen alumni about their experience navigating college and the workplace. It’s a great opportunity to get advice about preparing for Backstage Pass and Winter Career Fair from first-gen alumni.
Monday, Jan. 27; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 512A, Duncan Student Center

Accounting Meet the Firms 
Panel discussion from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by networking in the atrium with Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Protiviti, Alvarez & Marsal, Apercen Partners, Andersen, Plante Moran and BDO.
Monday, Jan. 27; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the atrium, Mendoza College of Business

Resume Reviews for Engineers 
Get your resume ready for your internship or job search! Sign up for a 15-minute resume review with a career counselor through Handshake.
Monday, Jan. 27; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fifth floor, Duncan Student Center

Arts and Letters Resume Reviews 
Get your resume ready for your internship or job search! Sign up for a 15-minute resume review with a career counselor at O’Shaughnessy through Handshake.
Monday, Jan. 27; noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Charron Family Commons, O’Shaughnessy Hall
International Experiences that Expand Your Worldview 
Presented by the U.S. Peace Corps and the U.S. State Department — internships and postgraduate opportunities around the world!
Tuesday, Jan. 28; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls  

Winter Career Fair
Network with employers from across the country, meet with returning Notre Dame alumni, learn about potential opportunities and explore several industries at the Winter Career Fair! Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and majors are welcome to attend. For more information, visit Handshake.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 4 to 8 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Interview Prep Session 
If you walk away from the Winter Career Fair with an interview for the next day and need to sharpen up your interview skills, this is the workshop for you!
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 8 to 9 p.m. in Room 526, Duncan Student Center

Student Athlete Career Event 
This event immediately follows the close of the Winter Career Fair, providing our student-athletes an opportunity to meet with recruiters at a time more conducive to their athletic commitments. 
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. on the eighth floor (Dahnke Ballroom), Duncan Student Center

COS Career Planning for Juniors and Seniors 
Networking, interview strategies, resume crafting and funding options for College of Science students.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Consulting Connect Fireside Chat: “Recruiting While Abroad” 
Presented by the leadership of Consulting Connect, these sessions will focus on a topic related to management consulting and its recruiting process. Each hour will feature experienced seniors speaking of their experiences and offering advice to students preparing for recruiting. 
Friday, Jan. 31; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

COS Career Planning for First-Years and Sophomores 
Career Planning 101: discernment, resources available for College of Science students and how to begin finding career opportunities and funding.
Friday, Jan. 31; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Kaneb Center:

Bringing Ethical Reflection Into the Classroom: Teaching about Violence, Responsibility and Judgment
(Open to grad students, postdocs and faculty) The workshop will focus on discussing in-class ethical questions around evil, political violence, guilt and responsibility, and how to ensure a space for ethical reflection and how to guide conversations about these issues with students.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

Hesburgh Libraries’ Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Introduction to Stata
This introductory workshop will demonstrate some of Stata’s capabilities for data manipulation and analysis.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 11 a.m. to noon in Technology Commons (Room 264), 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, Jan. 28; 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, Jan. 28; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry — Intro to the Unix Shell 
Learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to use shell commands to work with directories and files.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Bring Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 11 a.m. to noon in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader 
Learn how to quickly read and analyze an arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry: Intro to the Unix Shell Session 2 
Learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to use shell commands to work with directories and files.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 3 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

How to Make a Book 
This hands-on workshop will teach attendees how to bind books using different techniques.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to R
Introduction to R provides a tutorial of the scripting language and what it can offer as an analytical tool.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 1 to 2 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Research Opportunities:

Emotion and Stress Physiology Research Opportunity
The Emotion and Stress Physiology Lab is seeking non-smoking men and women, ages 18-35, fluent in English and without current physical or mental health conditions, for a study on emotion regulation and cognitive processing. This is a two-part study: You will earn $30 upon completion ($10 first session, $20 second session). Information and registration here.
Open the entire spring semester, daily from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 320, Corbett Family Hall

CLAD Lab: One-on-One Math Session for Children on the Autism Spectrum (ages 7-11)
We are interested in autism and math problem solving. Children will participate in a one-on-one math session for about one hour. If you have a child 7-11 years old on the autism spectrum who has at least a second-grade math proficiency and wants to participate, please email You will receive a small gift and small payment for participating.
Availability Mondays through Fridays; 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 546, Corbett Hall
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call for Research Participants at the Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab
The Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab at Notre Dame is seeking volunteers for research on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 18-30 or 65-85 years old, have learned English before age 5 and be  right-handed. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please contact us by email ( or phone, 574-634-0264.

Volunteers Needed for Sociological Research 
A sociology graduate student is in search of subjects for contactless research on pain and suffering. Volunteers will take part in an interview lasting up to an hour and will receive $15 gift cards. Sign up at For more information, contact Appointments available through Friday, March 6. 

Faith and Service

ACE Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 
The Alliance for Catholic Education is celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-30. Join us for various events!
Hot chocolate: Monday, Jan. 27; 9 to 10:30 a.m. outside of DeBartolo Hall
Teacher Appreciation Postcards: Wednesday, Jan. 29; all day in LaFortune and Duncan Student Centers
Trivia Night with free Chick-fil-A: Thursday, Jan. 30; 6:30 p.m. in Remick Commons

Leadership Formation Workshop Series: “Organizing through the Power of Story” 
In this follow-up to our fall storytelling workshop, hear from community organizers about how they are using the art form of storytelling to mobilize others for the work of the common good. This workshop will be facilitated by Elizabeth Moriarty and community organizers from Industrial Areas Foundation. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. 
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room B034, Geddes Hall

Gold Mass and Edison Lecture: “The Catholic Faith and Modern Science — Understanding and Correcting Models of Conflict”     
The Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers will be followed by a reception and then a lecture in Jordan Hall by Christopher Baglow, director of the Science and Religion Initiative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He’ll address the origins of the conflict/warfare model of science and religion.
Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers: Tuesday, Jan. 28; 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception: 6:15 p.m. in the Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science
Lecture: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Altar Server Training 
All interested in becoming an altar server at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart are expected to attend this one-time training. All are welcome! Please contact Megan Urbaniak,, if you are interested in this ministry.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. 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. Featured storytellers: Jose-Miguel Guevara-Hernandez ’22, Michelle Tapp ’21 and Anthony Pagliarini, Department of Theology. All are welcome.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Log Chapel

Health and Recreation

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, Jan. 29; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Stepan Center

Lectures and Presentations

See other Stalking Awareness Month events.

Presentation: “Pursued — Facing the Fear of Being Stalked” 
There is no “one size fits all” approach to stalking intervention, but together we will explore the definition of what stalking is, how to recognize stalking behaviors and the skills and strategies you need to keep yourself safe. Presented by Robin Brockelsby.
Monday, Jan. 27; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Lecture: “Governing the Faithful: Autocratic Legacies, Fundamentalist Islam and the Struggle for Order in Africa”   
Why has domestic jihadi Salafism emerged as a major security challenge in some African countries but not in others? Drawing on the theoretical premises of historical institutionalism, Sebastian Elischer examines the historical evolution of the relationship between the state and Islam in 10 countries in West and East Africa since independence.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Presentation: “Driving Real Alpha in Private Equity”
Scott Dahnke ’87, global co-CEO of L Catterton. Pizza will be served afterward in the Mendoza atrium. RSVP online.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

“Presentation: Cyberstalking and the Cyber Crimes Unit” 
Eric Tamashasky, chief deputy prosecutor with the St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, will talk about how students can be involved in the Cyber Crimes Unit of St. Joseph County.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Presentation: “Supporting a Friend Through Trauma”  
Do you have a friend or a loved one who has experienced trauma? Come to a session with the Notre Dame Care Consultants to learn what you can do to help and support yourself or a friend through trauma.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 210, Duncan Student Center

Lecture: “From Russia With Love: On Foreign Interference in Elections”
Derek T. Muller, professor of law at Pepperdine Law School, will discuss the legal and policy issues surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections and dispel some of the myths around this relevant topic. Muller will be joined by Notre Dame Law professor Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer. Complimentary lunch.  
Thursday, Jan. 30; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1140, Eck Hall of Law

Book Launch for Emilia Justyna Powell    
Emilia Justyna Powell, associate professor of political science and concurrent associate professor of law, will discuss her new book, “Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes” (Oxford University Press, Nov. 2019).
Thursday, Jan. 30; 12:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Border Anxieties in a Globalizing World”  
Beth Simmons, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law, political science and business ethics, University of Pennsylvania, leads the Borders and Boundaries Project at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. The project includes several research teams studying border politics across a variety of research areas. 
Thursday, Jan. 30; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “The Messiness of the Moral of Interspecies Encounters in Medical Lab Research”
The Reilly Center’s Medicine and the Liberal Arts program presents its third event in the “Educating the Whole Physician” lecture series. Presented by Lesley A. Sharp, Departments of Anthropology and Sociomedical Sciences, Barnard College and Columbia University; introduction by Erika Doss, professor of American studies.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Raclin-Carmichael Hall Auditorium, IU School of Medicine — South Bend, 1234 Notre Dame Ave.

The Dialogue Project: “Environmental Cooperation in the Middle East”
Deep in the Negev desert, students from Palestine, Israel, Jordan and around the world come together to study and practice peace-building through environmental cooperation. Hear from two alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies about their personal journeys toward finding common ground in a land of deep and abiding conflict.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Research Seminar: “The Artist and the Police: Decameron 8.3”   
Presented by Justin Steinberg, professor of Italian literature at the University of Chicago, this seminar focuses on the political dimensions of Boccaccio’s tale of Calandrino and the heliotrope, which has long been recognized as a masterful reflection on art and illusion. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library 

Panel Discussion: “Stalking at Notre Dame: What You Can Do”
Amber Monroe, deputy Title IX coordinator, NDPD, and Kolin Hodgson, senior information security analyst. Learn about stalking and what you can do if you ever find you are being stalked or cyber stalked on Notre Dame’s campus.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center

Art History Club Internship Panel 
The Art History Club is excited to announce its second annual Art Internship Panel where current Art, Art History and Design students will discuss how to navigate the internship process and share their experiences interning in the art world. RSVP here.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 215, Riley Hall of Art

Talk Science 
Jessica Brown will discuss her research on the biochemistry and structural biology of RNA triple helices, and student Michael Sokolowski will discuss “The Role of SGK-1 mediated ATP Generation in Cellular Survival of ECM Detachment.” This is a casual event where our goal is to inspire interest in research. Free pizza and drinks will be provided!
Thursday, Jan. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science

Brown-bag Seminar: “Awakening to Linguistic Otherness in Late Antiquity: A Syriac Case”
The Medieval Institute welcomes Yuliya Minets, postdoctoral research associate and 2019-20 NDIAS Residental Fellow. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to the seminar. The Medieval Institute will provide light refreshments.
Friday, Jan. 31; noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Medieval Institute seminar room (Room 715J), Hesburgh Library

Lecture and Public Reception: “Art and Belief in the Spanish Colonial Andes”  
Presented by Michael Schreffler, associate professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design and guest curator of “Divine Illusions: Statue Painting in Colonial South America.” After the lecture, join us for the Friends of the Snite public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. where there will be light refreshments and music by classical guitarist and Notre Dame professor Stephen Miller. A cash bar will be available.
Friday, Jan. 31; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Higgins Labor Café
The Higgins 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, Jan. 31; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Social Gatherings

Michiana Science Café: “After Antibiotics”
When penicillin was discovered, it was touted as a “wonder drug” and ushered in the golden era of antibiotic discovery. Nearly a hundred years later, novel drug discovery has stalled, but bacteria are quickly developing resistance to all the treatment options we have available. What do we do when the antibiotics stop working? Join us to learn more!
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Chicory Café, Mishawaka

Access-ABLE Meeting
Access-ABLE is a disability awareness and advocacy group for both students with disabilities and able-bodied allies. Whether you’re a returning member, coming back from abroad or joining us for the first time, we’d love to have you at this first meeting of the semester! 
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 7:30 to 8 p.m. in Room W246 (northside), Duncan Student Center