TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Nov. 9)



For the Week of November 9

Arts and Performances


Cocktail with a Curator: Cheryl Snay
Let’s mix things up! Join us for Cocktail with a Curator, a program that toasts amazing works of art with deliciously themed cocktails. Spend time with Cheryl Snay, curator of European art, looking closely at Walter Osborne’s “At the Breakfast Table” while enjoying a “Breakfast Tea” cocktail. Register and find the drink recipe via the link.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

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 more information about the space guidelines.
Friday, Nov. 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Saturday, Nov. 14; noon to 5 p.m.

Deadlines or Registrations

Human Development Conference: Call for Undergraduate Papers and Visual Media
We are looking for student submissions that complement themes of development in the midst of difficulty around the globe. We encourage any and all students to consider submitting globally focused research from a virtual summer project or from prior years. To learn more about the February conference and to submit your paper or media, check out the HDC website. All submissions are due by Friday, Nov. 13.

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.

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. Submissions are being accepted here.
Accepting submissions online until February 7, 2021.

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

Online ECDC Book Fair
The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) is sponsoring an online Scholastic Book Fair with a wide selection of quality children’s books and more. Choose from more than 6,000 products including book fair exclusives, new releases and value packs! Shop from the comfort of your home. Browse our ECDC Book Fair homepage. Payments made online and all orders will ship to your home with free shipping on book-only orders over $25. ECDC receives 25 percent of all online orders placed between Nov. 2-15. For more information, please contact or call 631-3344.
Now through Sunday, Nov. 15

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

Racial Inequality Discussion with Dean Marcus Cole
Marcus Cole, dean of the Notre Dame Law School, will be discussing the BLM movement and racial inequality in the United States. Zoom meeting link. Submit your questions using this link.
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: “Assessing Preparation, Participation and Attendance”
(Open to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) You will consider designing formative informal and low-stakes assessment experiences that support the mastery of course learning goals. What do preparation and attendance mean in a dual-mode course? How can we grade participation and hold students accountable for asynchronous content? How do I see if my students are logging into Sakai, attending Zoom sessions or watching my Panopto videos?
Monday, Nov. 9; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

University Code of Honor Committee — Open Office Hours for Students
All students are welcome to ask questions, share concerns or suggest ways to promote academic integrity. You can also contact us at
Monday, Nov. 9; 4:45-5:45 p.m. online with meeting ID: 980 3207 6033 (Passcode: UCHC20)
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. online with meeting ID: 993 3711 4649 (Passcode: UCHC20)

Irish Language Table
You don’t need a passport or plane ticket to meet speakers of other languages. Join the CSLC and get some Irish conversation practice in a supportive environment at a virtual language table.
Monday, Nov. 9; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Arts & Letters Advanced Degree Online “Career Communities” — Build Your Plan Alongside Your Peers
You will learn how to build your professional network and a strategic plan within career paths of interest alongside fellow graduate students, postdocs and recent alumni through advanced degree (master’s and doctoral).
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

EAP Workshop: “The History of English”
Join the CSLC as we explore how the English language has been shaped through its over 1,000 year history. We will look at how crucial events, such as invasions, wars, plagues, the printing press and playwrights made English the language as we know it. 
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Increasing Student Engagement in Large Enrollment Courses”
(Open to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) This workshop presents practical techniques for engaging students both inside and outside of large lectures (i.e., making the class feel smaller). We will discuss the usage of electronic response card (“clicker”) usage and personalization of student interactions for increasing in-class engagement and using solution video creation technology, collaboration sessions, “rolling” electronic office hours and supplemental open labs for increasing engagement outside of the classroom. 
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom

Drop-In Student Meeting with DC Regional Engagement Manager
Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and noon to speak with Erin Aucar, D.C. regional engagement manager, about jobs and internships in the Washington D.C. area.
Friday, Nov. 13; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

Faith and Service

Virtual Postgraduate Service Fair
Catholic Volunteer Network will host a virtual volunteer fair that will be an opportunity for students of all majors to connect with different international and domestic volunteer programs within the CVN through information sessions and discussion spaces. Register and view the complete schedule online.
Monday, Nov. 9; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. virtually
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Tri-Military ROTC Veterans Day Ceremony
Please join the faculty, staff, cadets and midshipmen for a Veterans Day ceremony with keynote speaker former U.S. Sen. of Indiana Joseph Donnelly Jr. ’77, ’81 J.D.  All attendees are required to wear face masks and practice physical distancing. Join us as we acknowledge all who have served to protect our freedoms and the American way of life.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Downes Ballroom (seventh floor), Corbett Family Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 5 to 5:45 p.m. near the Clarke Memorial Fountain, Fieldhouse Mall 

Lectures and Presentations

Conference: “Four Years of Peace Accord Implementation: International Comparative Experiences and the Colombian Case”
This conference will present research perspectives on the first four years of implementation of the Final Peace Accord in Colombia, signed in 2016 by the Colombian government and the former FARC-EP guerrillas.
Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 9–11; 9 a.m. to noon virtually

Notre Dame Press Celebrates UP Week with Book Festival, Sale and Blog Tour
University Press Week is Nov. 9–15. Please join Notre Dame Press as we celebrate the role that university presses play in elevating authors, subjects and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas and voices to readers around the globe.

Webinar: “Consider This! Wastewater Testing”
In this week’s “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation” webinar, Kyle Bibby, associate professor and the Wanzek Collegiate Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, will join to discuss how testing wastewater can be informative during the pandemic.
Monday, Nov. 9; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

The 4th International Shakespeare in Prisons Conference: “Why Shakespeare Now?”
Departing from the traditional in-person conference structure, the virtual conference will consist of a series of asynchronous and synchronous sessions offered weekly between November 2020 and April 2021, highlighting best/next practices in the field, current research and publications, antiracist/decolonizing pedagogies, social justice activism and the voices of returned citizens whose participation in prison arts programming served as a catalyst for a more deeply realized self-actualization.
SiPC4 will commence with a live opening session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Directly following an opening ceremony, Barry Edelstein, the Erna Finci Veterbi Artistic Director, and Freedome Bradley-Ballentine, associate artistic director and director of arts engagement from San Diego’s Old Globe, will discuss their organization’s plan for systemic operational change in a session entitled “The Future is Now: A Social Justice Roadmap.”
Monday, Nov. 9; 7 p.m. virtually

Book Launch: “The Cost of Belonging: An Ethnography of Mobility and Solidarity in Beijing’s Koreatown” by Sharon Yoon
ND Korean Studies Professor Sharon Yoon and Alyssa Park, University of Iowa, will examine intra-Asian Korean migration in the context of their new books, Yoon’s “The Cost of Belonging” and Park’s “Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860–1945.” Andre Schmid, University of Toronto, will moderate. 
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Panel Discussion: “Africa Unite? The Political Economy of Africa-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19”
Debt and environmental sustainability have come to dominate discussions on the political economy of African countries’ relations with China. Now, with the coronavirus crisis surging just ahead of the upcoming 2021 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit, new questions are being raised about the future of Chinese finance for African infrastructure. Registration required.
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: Global Health Careers
Notre Dame alumni will share insights and discuss their paths toward a career in global health. This panel is part of the ND Global Health Case Competition’s virtual seminars, sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Flash Panel: “Movement vs. Motorcade: Examining Protests in Thailand”
T​​​​​​h​e current uprising in Thailand has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to the streets, including a crowd shouting at the royal motorcade. This flash panel will discuss the roots of the protests, what the protestors want, how this protest compares with other struggles across the region and the state’s response.
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Where We’re Going: Privacy — National Viewpoint
Where We’re Going, ThinkND’s series that invites University, national and international experts to discuss key topics, begins its look at privacy. Join us for our national viewpoint session where we’ll discuss privacy law, applications and ethical implications.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Third Annual ND Energy Research Symposium: “Waste-to-Energy: Reimagining the Possibilities”
The virtual symposium will feature invited talks, a panel discussion with Notre Dame faculty and a poster session with postdoctoral associates and graduate students. The symposium will bring together research experts from Columbia University, University of Michigan, McMaster University, Purdue University and Notre Dame, as well as industrial leaders from LanzaTech and Brightmark Energy to discuss major issues and topics about waste-to-energy. Registration is required and must be completed by noon Nov. 12, to receive the Zoom link to join.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 3 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Nov. 13; 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: “China and Africa: A Century of Engagement” Chinese edition by Joshua Eisenman
This panel discussion will be conducted in Chinese and address China’s contemporary relations with African countries. Panelists are author Joshua Eisenman, Notre Dame global affairs professor; translator Duanyong Wang, Shanghai International Studies University; and discussant Min Ye, Boston University. Michel Hockx, director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, will moderate.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Research Seminar: “Faith, Abundance and Potential: Reflecting on Catholic Social Teaching, Fundraising and the Call to Stewardship”
How do our shared Christian faith and the Catholic Social Tradition inform philanthropy, development and other money matters? Join author and philanthropist Kerry Robinson who will frame development as ministry and discuss her prize-winning book, “Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service.”
Friday, Nov. 13; 9 to 10 a.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

Finals Stress Relievers
Join the Student Union Board for free gift bags, Insomnia Cookies, smoothie bowls and more as we head into finals week!
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on South Quad

SAO and Campus Dining partner to host ThankfulFest on the final day of classes, giving students a chance to celebrate the end of the semester and prepare for finals. After dinner and desserts in North and South Dining Halls, hit South Lawn (gingerbread houses and live ice sculpture), North Quad (bingo and pie-eating contest), Library Lawn (AcoustiCafé), Irish Green (Glee Club concert), Dahnke Ballroom (“Friends” Thanksgiving episodes) and Purcell Pavilion (movie “Air Bud”).
Thursday, Nov. 12; 4:30 to 11 p.m. (dinner and desserts 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; events begin at 7:30 p.m.) campus-wide

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

Download the 2021 ND Administrative Calendar
The 2021 Notre Dame administrative calendar is now available to download to your Google Calendar. It is a list of all University holidays created by Human Resources.