TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Nov. 16)



For the Week of November 16


  • Since all departments are closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, as part of the extended holiday, please submit your items by an earlier deadline of 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, so that all can enjoy the extra day off.

  • The student version of TheWeek@ND will continue through Sunday, Dec. 13, and start again Sunday, Jan. 10. It may be shorter in length, but be sure to always click the gold link at the top of each weekly email digest for the full online version listing more items.

  • Best wishes for smooth final exams and safe travels home!

Arts and Performances


Gallery Tour: Three and a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual tour of three works from the exhibition “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” For this month’s 30-minute tour, we will spend time contemplating activist images. Visit the link to register.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Student Center Hours
Both Duncan and LaFortune will maintain regular hours through Thursday, Nov. 19.
Duncan: Weekdays 5:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday, Nov. 20, 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
LaFortune: Weekdays 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday, Nov. 20, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, LaFortune will close at 2 p.m., followed by Duncan at 4 p.m. Visit for more information on hours in both student centers.

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Spring Updates
The center recently announced its plans to remain closed to the public for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year, canceling spring Presenting Series events. Read the announcement here.  

Deadlines or Registrations

Register for the Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition
The goal of the competition is to promote multidisciplinary cooperation, train future global health leaders and provide students with a real-world, problem-based learning opportunity. Students of all levels are encouraged to participate. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 20.
Saturday, Feb. 13; virtually

Time-Out for Tech: Holiday Text in InDesign
Adobe InDesign can help you perk up holiday material with some simple text tricks. This short session will show you how to make text that looks like candy canes and text that is wrapped in Christmas lights.
Wednesday, Dec. 2; 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Scientia Now Accepting Submissions
Scientia, the undergraduate journal of scientific research, is accepting submissions for publication! If you are interested in submitting a research paper, email or check out for more information. Accepting submissions online until Sunday, Feb. 7.

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

25% Off All Apparel, Gifts, Accessories and Clearance — Hammes Bookstore
Time to stock up for the holidays with 25 percent off all ND gifts, apparel and clearance. This sale is available online or at any open bookstore location including the outlet center.
Sale runs Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Order Your Class Ring, Get a Free Gift Promotion!
Order your official University of Notre Dame ring now. Plus receive a free Kendra Scott necklace with your purchase. Join the tradition and celebrate your success!
Make your appointment: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Warren Golf Shop End-of-Season Merchandise Sale
Take advantage of the end-of-season sale at the Warren Golf Course Pro Shop. Up to 40 percent off men’s and women’s Notre Dame apparel and other golf accessories from such brands as Under Armour, Cutter & Buck, Peter Millar and johnnie-O.

Diversity and Inclusion to Report Bias, Discrimination or Harassment
Notre Dame is committed to fostering a climate of belonging and safety for all students. If you witness or experience something that may be bias, discrimination or harassment, whether or not there is a specific person responsible, there is value in reporting it to the University. Visit to learn more and access the reporting form.

Educational and Research Opportunities

2020 GIS Day Virtual Workshops
Join us for our annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. Learn more about GIS through two virtual workshops presented by GIS Librarian Matthew Sisk.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom
“Introduction to Geographic Information Systems”: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
“ArcGIS Online”: 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Faith and Service

Annual Underwear and Sock Drive
Donation boxes are in the Hesburgh Library main concourse and in the first-floor and third-floor lobbies of Geddes Hall through Friday, Nov. 20. New items only, please. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes needed. New, unused masks also accepted. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “Consider This! Special Populations”
In part seven of “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation,” guests Debra Stanley, founder of Imani Unidad Inc. and Sheriff William Redman will discuss the impact on populations uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus due to race, socioeconomic class, family structure, age, gender and the intersection of many different factors.
Monday, Nov. 16; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

Inspiring Conversations: “The Heart’s Desire and Social Change: Finding the Path to Meaning and Mission”
We invite you to join a Zoom discussion with Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., vice president and associate provost. The conversation will explore how learning to become more self-aware leads to self-development and ultimately self-gift. This progression can lead to greater personal happiness.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “A Healing, Unifying, Enlightening Force for a World Deeply in Need: The International Mission of the University of Notre Dame”
A panel of Notre Dame faculty and administrators will discuss the Catholic mission of the University and the importance of international study, research and partnerships that advance this mission. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “De desamor:” Cristina Rivera Garza’s Literary Landscapes
Dominique Vargas will examine Mexican literary representation of fictional border landscapes as aesthetic analysis of contemporary realities, focusing on Cristina Rivera Garza’s novella, “El Mal de La Taiga” and her collection, “Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country.” Registration is required.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: COVID-19 Scams
Scammers use all sorts of tricks to try to get your information and during the coronavirus is no exception. Come to this short session and learn about the various coronavirus scams and how to avoid them.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Where We’re Going: “Privacy — Global Viewpoint”
“Where We’re Going,” ThinkND’s series that invites University, national and international experts to discuss key topics, concludes its look at privacy. Join us for our global viewpoint session where we’ll discuss privacy law, applications and ethical implications with guests from around the world.
Thursday, Nov. 19; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom

Parking, Safety and Traffic

Campus Shuttle Service Suspended
The Campus Shuttle service was temporarily suspended at end of day Friday, Nov. 13, and will restart at the beginning of day Monday, Feb. 1. Campus parking lots will be open and available for faculty, staff and remaining students to park closer to their buildings. Please contact the Parking Services Office at 631-5053 or for assistance in locating available parking.

Also This Week …

Hesburgh Library Open Until 4 a.m. for Finals (Nov. 8 to 19)
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, Hesburgh Library will be open:
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.

On Friday, Nov. 20, Hesburgh Library will close at 8 p.m. Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at

Study at the Snite Museum
Use the museum galleries as inspiring and quiet study spaces during this semester’s reading days and finals week. Tables, chairs and outlets will be provided in select galleries. Take a study break to wander the galleries, listen to an art-inspired playlist or de-stress by coloring. Visit the link for availability and gallery policies.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.