TheWeek@ND Student Edition (November 8)



For the Week of November 8

Arts and Performances


National Theatre Live: “War Horse” (2014)
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, “War Horse” has become an international smash hit. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, “War Horse” takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Fac/Staff: $18. Students: Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Lamb” (2021)
This striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson follows a childless couple in rural Iceland who make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature in this dark and atmospheric folktale. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4 (McWell Tix available).
Friday, Nov. 12; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, November 13; 3 and 9:30 p.m.

“Days” (2020)
The great Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang has been directing exquisite examinations of alienation, isolation and the fleeting beauty of human connection featuring his muse Lee Kang-sheng for decades. His latest film, “Days,” will undoubtedly stand as one of his best, sparest and most intimate works.
Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4 (McWell Tix available).
Friday, Nov. 12; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Nov. 13; 6:30 p.m.

Higgins Film CLASSics: “Blue Collar” (1978)
Paul Schrader’s directorial debut explores the resignation, pessimism and economic hard times confronting American workers in the late 1970s. Through the perspectives of three male autoworkers, the movie raises questions about corporations, unions, cities, masculinity, racism and the American dream. The viewing is free for those who register.
Sunday, Nov. 14; 3 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Play: “This Is Modern Art”
A provocative play directed by Zuri Eshun ’14 about art and crime — and who gets to decide which is which. Nicole Woods, assistant professor of art, art history and design and concurrent FTT faculty member, will offer a brief introduction to the history of graffiti art before the opening night performance. Fac/Staff/Senior (65+): $12. Students: $7.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14; 2:30 p.m.

Jaime El Estampio ¡Flamenco!
Experience a night of flamenco with Jaime El Estampio, a celebrated flamenco artist based in Málaga, Andalucía. El Estampio, accompanied by Sevillian guitarist Antonio Herrera, performs traditional flamenco cante, percussion, dance and guitar throughout Spain and around the globe. Dialogue or vocals in a foreign language. Family friendly, all ages are welcome. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 to 9 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Thursday, Nov. 11; 9 to 11 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Poetry and Chill OKC
Collaboration with the Black Student Association and Student Union Board.
Friday, Nov. 12; 7 to 9 p.m. in Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library

23 Skidoo presents “The Secret Agency”
The Grammy-winning, internationally touring family funk show phenomenon mixes music genres into multi-instrumental, musically sophisticated, lyrically intelligent classic hip-hop. It’s a creative and adventurous show that’ll satisfy a 3-year-old and a 13-year-old and still get a 30-something rap fiend boppin’. Tickets are $5. Families may order up to four free tickets for children under age 18 with the purchase of one regular-priced ticket. (Discount is automatically applied at checkout.)
Saturday, Nov. 13; 11 a.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

The 19th Annual Baraka Bouts
Tickets are $15 for an all-session pass to the women’s boxing competition if purchased from a boxer, $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Holy Cross Missions in East Africa.
Quarterfinals: Monday, Nov. 8; 6 to 10 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
Semifinals: Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 to 10 p.m.
Finals: Monday, Nov. 15; 7 to 10 p.m.

Awards and Competitions

Nanovic Institute Student Grants Deadline
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies currently offers a comprehensive suite of grant programs for graduate and undergraduate students throughout their academic careers with the goal of connecting researchers to the cultures, ideas and histories that shape Europe today. Winter break applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Deadlines or Registrations

Hosted by the Gender Relations Center. Students can enjoy food and fellowship while listening to a short talk on navigating difficult conversations with friends and family during the holidays. Free taco bar from Puerto Vallarta Restaurant! Registration deadline of Friday, Nov. 12.
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 210, Duncan Student Center

Time-Out for Tech: “New Features in Adobe Creative Cloud”
Every fall, Adobe releases major upgrades to the Creative Cloud apps. They might contain new features, new interfaces or new ways of collaboration. Attend this session to learn what’s been added this year to Photoshop, InDesign, Rush and Spark. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Summer Service Learning Program Application Opens
In the Summer Service Learning Program, students serve for eight weeks with nonprofit organizations related to health care, poverty, immigration, education and other social issues. Participants develop experience in their field while standing in solidarity with all people, working for a more just world. Eight weeks, three credits, $3,000. 

Deals and Discounts

Notre Dame Press Book Festival
Stop by for book events, giveaways, prizes and incredible deals. With prices as low as $3 paperbacks and $5 hardbacks, the Notre Dame Press is thrilled to bring accessible scholarship to the Notre Dame community.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the concourse, Hesburgh Library

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Workshop — “Our Global Village: Communicating with the World Around You”
This intercultural communication workshop provides internationals and Americans from different backgrounds an interactive opportunity to learn about each other’s cultures. Participants will get to know each other and discuss topics within the global campus community. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating limited; please register.
Monday, Nov. 8; noon to 1:15 p.m. in Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

MiNDful Workshop
Join Graduate Students Against Racial Injustice at Notre Dame (GS-ARIND) for a microaggression intervention workshop, hosted by MSPS. Snacks and drinks will be provided. To attend the event, RSVP here.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; noon to 2 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 (South W106), Duncan Student Center

Talk: “Black and Catholic at Notre Dame”
Campus Ministry is excited to celebrate Black Catholic History Month as it welcomes G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. A reception will follow. All are welcome! Review the poster for more information.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 7 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center

Presentation and Discussion: “Relationship Violence Within the LGBTQ Community”
Anonymous questions for this event can be submitted here. Review the poster for more information.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries:

Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
Learn how to use software to convert your file into plain text.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247),  Hesburgh Library

Managing Humanities Research with Zotero
Learn how to use Zotero — an open-source research tool for creating bibliographies.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library 

Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Friday, Nov. 12; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Creating Your Professional Website with Bootstrapr
Learn how to design and build your own website using Bootstrapr.
Friday, Nov. 12; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom


Information Session: Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
Join this virtual session to learn about the poverty studies interdisciplinary minor. The program asks students to examine poverty, social injustice and oppression through research in multiple disciplines and through experiential learning in which students encounter people experiencing and addressing poverty firsthand.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 8 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Catholic Social Tradition (CST) Minor Brunch
Interested in adding an academic minor? The CST Minor is interdisciplinary, with scholars from every college and courses from multiple disciplines. If you’re a prospective student or current CST Minor, join this casual brunch for an opportunity for fellowship and talk about the minor with its co-directors. RSVP to join.
Sunday, Nov. 14; 11:30 a.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall


Research Opportunities:

Take Part in Research on Joy and Pain
Register this week to take part in research on how we share joy and pain with others, conducted by Anna Gabur, doctoral candidate in sociology. You will receive a $20 gift card or cash for an interview that will last up to an hour. Interviews will start Monday, Nov. 15. Anyone over 18 years can participate. For any questions contact

Risk Behaviors in Emerging Adulthood
The Moral and Adolescent Psychology lab is looking for college students (18 years or older) to participate in its study about motivation. This study asks questions about your motivations for engaging in or abstaining from risky behavior. Individuals will have the opportunity to receive a $10 Amazon gift card in exchange for their participation.
Open now until the end of the semester.

Faith and Service

Malloy Hall Food Drive
The Departments of Philosophy and Theology are asking you to help make a great Thanksgiving holiday for families in northern Indiana by either donating nonperishable items or making a monetary donation.
Please bring your nonperishable items and drop them in the orange containers located at any of the three entrances to Malloy Hall. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Catholic Mass in Italian
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Italian. All are welcome. Guidance in both English and German will be provided. The officiant is Father Vincenz Heereman.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel

Theology on Tap
Senior Class Council welcomes students of all grade levels for an evening of faith-filled discussion, food and drinks. Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will give a talk on how to keep God at the center of the student experience, even when life gets hectic. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in Legends of Notre Dame

Postgraduate Service Open Session: Franciscan Service Network
Come serve like St. Francis! The programs of Franciscan Service Network will talk about Franciscan postgraduate service opportunities across the United States and internationally. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Tri-Military ROTC Veterans Day Ceremony [MOVED INDOORS TO NEW LOCATION: Room 141, DeBartolo Hall]
Please join the faculty, staff, cadets and midshipmen for a Veterans Day ceremony with keynote speaker Lt. Col. (Ret.) James S. O’Rourke, professor in the Mendoza College of Business. Acknowledge all who have served to protect our freedoms and the American way of life. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. near the Clarke Memorial Fountain, Fieldhouse Mall, or inside the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

EXALT Adoration
Come join in a night of prayer and worship in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Rev. Gabriel Emmanuel, C.F.R., will offer a brief reflection centered on the subject of prayer beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus and Reconciliation being offered. Fill out this form for future updates from EXALT.
Friday, Nov. 12; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Keenan-Stanford Hall

Catholic Mass in Bangla
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Bangla. Guidance in both English and Swahili will be provided. The officiant is Father Paschal Sarker. A gathering with refreshments will follow the service, with food cooked by the Sisters of the Holy Cross from Saint Mary’s campus. All are welcome.
Saturday, Nov. 13; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Moreau Seminary Chapel

Catholic Mass in Arabic
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Arabic. All are welcome, and guidance in both English and Arabic will be provided. For more information, contact Eva Hoeckner.
Sunday, Nov. 14; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Siegfried Hall Chapel

Health and Recreation

McWell Recess: Thanksgiving Cards and Crafts
You’re invited to take a break with the McWell senior fellows, a weekly event to discover opportunities for active breaks in your busy life to promote well-being through play, movement, connection, prayer and rest. This week is all about connection.
Friday, Nov. 12; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Digital Empires Lecture — “Representing the Mobility of Historical Agents through Digitization, Topographic Path Finding and Dynamic Visualization: The Case of the Western Han Nobles”
Join Griet Vankeerberghen and Raja Sengupta, professors from McGill University, in discussing their project addressing the lack of accessible tools available to historians to analyze and visualize the movements of people and goods. This lecture is open to the public with advance Zoom registration and part of the Digital Empire course taught by Liang Cai.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; noon to 1:30 p.m. online

23rd Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace: “Sacred Spaces for Healing and Reconciliation”
Featuring Tecla Namachanja Wanjala, Kenyan peace advocate and renowned consultant on transitional justice, conflict transformation, social healing and reconciliation.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies, and via Zoom webinar

Lecture: “The Transatlantic Chesterton Reflections on the 100th Anniversary of Chesterton’s Visit to America”
The Notre Dame London Chesterton Lecture will be led by Dale Ahlquist, president of the G.K. Chesterton Society. The event will focus on Chesterton’s connection with America and the growing appreciation of Chesterton outside of his native England. Join the live meeting to learn more about this important English writer. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. virtually in London

Talk — “Archaeology as Service: Laborscapes and Archaeologies of Sustainability in Calabria, Italy”
Meredith Chesson, professor of anthropology and Nanovic Faculty Fellow, will describe her team’s efforts to make science matter by infusing archaeological research with public-facing activities that value service to the southern Calabrian communities where they work. Complimentary lunch will be available 30 minutes prior to the lecture.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series — “Where Surgery is Difficult: Overcoming Barriers to Access in Chiapas, Mexico”
In rural Chiapas, Mexico, poor patients often struggle to access surgical care and other medical treatment, even though access is guaranteed by law under the Mexican constitution. Steve Reifenberg’s work on barriers to health care access in Chiapas forms the basis of a case study published by Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Pre-Show Talk — “From Abstraction to Aerosol: The Origins of Graffiti in American Art”
Nicole Woods, assistant professor of art, art history and design and concurrent film, television and theater faculty member, will offer a brief introduction to the history of graffiti art before the opening night performance of FTT’s “This Is Modern Art.”
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Panel Discussion — “Glimmers of Hope for Peace in South Sudan: The Role of Sant’Egidio in Peace Processes”
This panel discussion featuring Andrea Bartoli, president of the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue, will explore Sant’Egidio’s role in South Sudan as emblematic of its distinctive, faith-based approach to peace processes.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

Talk — “Forgetting Our Medieval Religion: The Cost for Women”
Beth Allison Barr, professor of history and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University, will give the talk. Her research focuses on women and religion in late medieval and early modern England, focusing specifically on Middle English sermons.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 138, DeBartolo Hall

Educating the Whole Physician Series — “Medicine’s Forgotten Histories: A Day in the Life of an Eighteenth-Century Hospital Physician”
Presented by Elizabeth Mellyn, Department of History, University of New Hampshire.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 311, DeBartolo Hall

Pizza, Pop & Politics
Join NDVotes for pizza, pop and a discussion about the 1975 Voting Rights Act and its relevance today with Luis Fraga, political science professor and director of the Institute for Latino Studies.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Dignity and Justice Workshop
The Center for Social Concerns and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies are organizing a half-day workshop to explore the relationship between dignity and justice at the intersection of Catholic social tradition and legal studies. It is designed to bring together colleagues from Notre Dame and members of the South Bend community for presentations on the topic and time for discussion. View the full schedule and register online by Wednesday, Nov. 10. Maximum capacity is 36 attendees.
Friday, Nov. 12; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Hibernian Lecture — “Ireland Now: Excavating the Present”
Declan Kiberd, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus, will deliver the 2021 Hibernian Lecture from Notre Dame’s Dublin Global Gateway (O’Connell House). The lecture is cosponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute and Notre Dame’s Dublin Global Gateway. Registration is required to participate.
Friday, Nov. 12; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Educating the Whole Physician Series — “‘I’m Not Sick!’: HIV-Positive Black Women Mobilizing for Rights, Resources and Reproductive Justice in Jamaica”
Presented by Jallicia Jolly, Departments of American Studies and Black Studies, Amherst College.
Friday, Nov. 12; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 278, Corbett Family Hall

Sword Workshop
In advance of auditions for “Cyrano,” FTT’s spring musical, Matt Hawkins, the director of musical theater, is offering a sword-fighting workshop open to all interested students. Limit of 16 students; please register via this form. Visit ndmusicaltheatre on Instagram for more information.
Friday, Nov. 12; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

EdTalk — “The Power of Feedback: Maximizing the Time You Have With Your Students”
The role of feedback is critical to advancing language proficiency. In this EdTalk, Lauren Rosen, director of the Collaborative Language Program at the University of Wisconsin, will share techniques to save time when providing feedback to students.
Friday, Nov. 12; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Traffic Alert
This week three games will affect late afternoon traffic on the southeast end of campus. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 11, there will be women’s basketball games in Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, there is a hockey game at Compton Family Ice Arena. Inbound game day traffic patterns will start two hours prior to each event. The basketball and hockey game day traffic patterns are posted online.

Social Gatherings

Caffè e Biscotti
Please join the CSLC staff for an hour of caffè, biscotti e conversazione where you are welcome to meet and practice your Italian with members of the Italian Program, Italophones, Italophiles and people with an appreciation for all things Italian. All are welcome! For more information, contact
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. in Decio Commons

Kaffee, Kuchen und Konversation: St. Martin’s Day
Join the German Club for a special Kaffeestunde to celebrate St. Martin’s Day as all will be decorating paper lanterns and serving treats. If interested, register for the event for supplies.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Max Cade Commons, Decio Hall  

Caramel Craze
Come enjoy caramel apples with FLIP!
Friday, Nov. 12; 2 to 4 p.m. outside of O’Shaughnessy Hall

“American Horror Story” Trivia Night
Are you an AHS buff? Prove your knowledge and skills while battling out to be appointed the next Supreme. Join SAO for another incredible trivia night. Themed prizes will be given to the top three winners. Those who attend will get a chance to win door prizes.
Friday, Nov. 12; 9 to 11 p.m. in Legends

Emo Skate Night
A new kind of party on wheels! Rock out to your favorite emo, indie and pop-punk songs while skating with your friends. Don’t miss out on awesome door prizes and free frozen yogurt.
Saturday, Nov. 13; 9 p.m. to midnight in Stepan Center

Also This Week ...

Participate in the Canvas Student Survey
If you used Canvas this semester, take part in this student survey to share your thoughts about ND’s new learning management system. Was it easy to use? Was it intuitive to navigate and find what’s due to save you valuable time? Deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Canvas Tip: Using Canvas’ To-Do List on the Student Dashboard
Canvas lists all your upcoming assignments in a to-do list on your personal dashboard. This list can be re-arranged according to how you would like to use it, and allows you to add your own events, such as study sessions, to the list.