TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Nov. 30)



For the Week of November 30

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a slow look at Nickolas Muray’s “Untitled (Still Life with Coffee)” on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We’ll use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand the photograph. Registration required.
Thursday, Dec. 3; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum of Art
For the health and safety of all, the Snite Museum of Art will remain closed until further notice. We will advise all when the museum may reopen in the new year.

Deadlines or Registrations

Asia@ND: Scholarships, Fellowships and Campus Funding Opportunities
Are you interested in working or studying in Asia? Join this virtual session to learn about funding opportunities through the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Free and open to ND students.
Monday, Dec. 7; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Americana: Call for Papers
American studies and JED students: Submit your paper or project to Americana, the new online and print academic journal from the Department of American Studies. Click the link for submission guidelines. We look forward to seeing your work! 

Deals and Discounts

Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore More the Merrier Sale
Finish up your holiday shopping with our More the Merrier Sale through Monday, Nov. 30. Take 20 percent off one item, 25 percent off two items or 30 percent off three items. This sale is online only at

Notre Dame Press Holiday Book Sale
Wrap up your holiday shopping and save 40 percent on all Notre Dame Press books and e-books purchased directly from our site! We have books for every reader on your list, including stunning photo books of campus, innovative academic research, breathtaking poetry collections and so much more. Ends Monday, Dec. 7.

Faith and Service

Panel Discussion: Postgraduate Service
Looking for work after graduation? Curious about postgraduate service? Join the Center for Social Concerns virtual panel of former and current postgraduate service volunteers to hear stories, ask questions and explore options. All students welcome. Zoom link available on the center’s website.
Wednesday, Dec. 2; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Application Window Closes for Winter Virtual Service Corps
Modeled on the SSLP, the Winter Virtual Service Corps is a one-credit service learning opportunity for students to serve remotely with organizations across the country during Winter Session. Class meets weekly in small peer groups with short weekly readings and writing assignments related to Catholic Social Tradition.
Application is available online through Friday, Dec. 4.

Information Session: Postgraduate Service with Farm of the Child
Farm of the Child offers volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a therapeutic, faith-based community that serves children who’ve been abandoned, orphaned and exposed to trauma. Missionaries are asked to come each year to live in community and to serve in a variety of roles. Register online.
Saturday, Dec. 5; 3 to 4 p.m. virtually

Sacred Places of Notre Dame, a Daily Advent Journey
Follow along as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Guests during the first week include Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., Kathleen Sprows Cummings and four ND students sharing stories of their sacred places, like the founder’s plaque and the “Woman at the Well” statue.
Through Friday, Dec. 25, online

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “Consider This! Cultivate Food Rescue and Food Security”
Part nine of the “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation” webinar series features Jim Conklin, president and co-founder of Cultivate Food Rescue, and Marijo Martinec, CEO of Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
Monday, Nov. 30; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

Webinar: “Peace in Absentia: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Voices on Arab-Israeli Normalization”
In 2020, the U.S. announced a Mideast peace plan and has brokered deals to normalize relations between Israel and multiple Arab states. What role does religion play in fanning the flames of conflict or calming the waters of peace? Join us for a panel discussion featuring voices that are typically absent or silenced in public and policy discourses.
Tuesday, Dec. 1; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Inspiring Conversation: “The Path to Purposeful Leadership”
Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative invites you to join the live discussion with Richard Leider, who will explore topics such as how to find your purpose and meaning, developing your legacy and self-leadership. Register online.
Tuesday, Dec. 1; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

2020 Kroc Institute Distinguished Alumni Award Lecture: “No Place for Children: Untangling Refugee Bodies and Navigating through ‘Crisis’ in Humanitarian Protection”
The presenter is Bina D’Costa, M.A. ’97, professor of international relations and peace and conflict studies specialist at the Australian National University.
Tuesday, Dec. 1; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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. via Zoom

Webinar: “Ireland’s Generation X?”
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is partnering with the Museum of Literature Ireland to deliver an exciting new series of webinars: “Ireland’s Generation X?”, a series of conversations about Ireland’s “in-between” generation. First presenters: Professor Barry McCrea with award-winning writer Belinda McKeon (“Solace” and “Tender”). 
Wednesday, Dec. 2; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually

Labor Café: “Build Back Better? Assessing President-Elect Biden’s Economic Plans”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work. Our final event for the fall 2020 semester will consider how the Biden’s economic plans will impact labor policy and a workforce heavily impacted by the coronavirus. All are welcome. Join virtual event through center’s website.
Friday, Dec. 4; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Saturday Scholar Series: “A Shoppers’ Paradise: How Women Shaped Chicago’s Loop”
Every fall, some of Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty members discuss their research on the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Due to the coronavirus, there will be no live Saturday Scholar lectures in 2020. Instead, we invite you to join us in watching highlights from past seasons — on game day or any other time you want.
Saturday, Dec. 5; virtually