TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Oct. 12)



For the Week of October 12

Arts and Performances


The Big Draw: Exquisite Corpse
The Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative drawing game developed by surrealist artists in 1925. Traditionally, players work together to draw a figure on the same sheet of paper, creating a hilarious, fantastical body. Using Zoom to take the game into the digital realm, participants will make, share and discuss their drawings during the program.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art and via Zoom

Slow Look
Take a slow look at N. Jay Jaffee’s “Learning to Skate, Livonia Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn,” on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We’ll virtually place you in the exhibition via a live stream. We’ll then use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach the photograph.
Thursday, Oct. 15; noon to 12:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art and via Zoom 

The Big Draw: The Snite Sketches
In celebration of The Big Draw, the world’s largest global celebration of drawing, spend some time sketching works of art from the Snite Museum’s collections. During our open hours grab a few sheets of blank paper and a pencil and head over to the museum to sketch and explore. We will also share new works online each week for at-home sketching.
Saturday, Oct. 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


Throwback Thursday Movie Night: “Forrest Gump”
SAO, E-Nable and AccessABLE co-host. Gates open at 8 p.m., with the movie rolling at 8:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring blankets for the first-come, first-serve infield seating (bags are prohibited).
Thursday, Oct. 15; 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Harris Family Track & Field Stadium

SUB Movie: “Fruitvale Station”
Free to the ND community!
Thursday, Oct. 15; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Oct. 16; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.


Radio Play: “It Can’t Happen Here”
FTT joins Berkeley Rep and theaters nationwide in broadcasting a free radio play adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel “It Can’t Happen Here.” Written in 1935 during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 8 to 10 p.m. via YouTube

Harmonia Concert
Notre Dame’s only all-female a cappella group. 
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 9 to 10 p.m. on The Stage, Library Lawn

Every Thursday evening, enjoy a night of music, friends and safe fun under the stars! Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, Oct. 15; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Student Acoustic Performers and Hot Chocolate
Student acoustic performers will perform and hot chocolate will be available while supplies last.
Friday, Oct. 16; 9 to 11 p.m. at The Venue, South Lawn

Deadlines or Registrations

Q&A Panel: “Is Grad School Right for Me?”
Join the Notre Dame Society of Schmitt Fellows for an informational Q&A panel to learn what grad school is all about! Questions? Contact Abagael Pruitt (
Tuesday, Oct. 20; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The ‘Kung Flu’: How Media Images Frame Asians in Diasporic Chinese and US Newspapers During the Pandemic”
Jennifer Huynh, assistant professor of American studies, analyzes the representation of Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. media during the coronavirus pandemic. The lecture title references President Trump’s anti-Chinese rhetoric, calling the coronavirus the “Kung flu” and “Chinese virus,” assigning an identity to the virus that has spurred violence and harassment against Asian populations. Register here.
Thursday, Oct. 22; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom webinar

Time-Out for Tech: “How to Host Safe Public Zoom Meetings”
It’s easy to add security to private Zoom meetings but public meetings present a greater challenge. This short session will focus on ways to manage the security of Zoom meetings that are open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 22; 2:30 to 3 p.m. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Dismantling Racism
Educate yourself on resources both inside and outside our campus community that provide information on how we can dismantle racism in our own community. Free meal boxes from Bantam Grill & Ragamuffin! Pledge to support inclusion on campus, learn about diverse clubs and take away some of the best books, movies, podcasts and other resources. Sponsored by the Department of Student Life, Notre Dame Student Government Executive Cabinet.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 4 to 6 p.m. on Fieldhouse Mall

Anti-Racism in Theater — A Listening Session (in support of FTT’s Statement on Anti-Racism and Racial Justice)
An opportunity for students to voice their concerns and share their experiences. What are the concerns, barriers to participation, interests, expectations and hopes for theater at ND in the current climate? All students welcome. Please invite anyone who might be interested in sharing in this conversation. Facilitated by Cecilia Lucero.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 7:30 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Learning Lab: Leveraging LinkedIn
In this interactive workshop learn how to develop and refine a LinkedIn profile! Use your laptop during the session to work on your profile with the facilitator.
Monday, Oct. 12; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Virtual Language Tables: Irish and Japanese
You don’t need a passport or plane ticket to meet speakers of other languages! Join the CSLC and get some Irish and Japanese conversation practice in a supportive environment at a virtual language table. This is offered on different dates. Info is available on the CSLC website.
Irish — Monday, Oct. 12; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom
Japanese — Tuesday, Oct. 13; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar: “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation: Vaccines and the Immunology of COVID-19”
The College of Science’s Edison Lectures, the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Office of the Provost have launched a weekly webinar series. Professors Brian Baker and Jeffery Schorey will present this week.
Monday, Oct. 12; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

Workshop: “Advanced Research Management with Zotero”
Learn how to manage notes, organize projects and use extensions for advanced functionality.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

How to Successfully Use Handshake
Utilize Handshake to its fullest potential! Learn the benefits to having a complete profile and fill out your own. Expand beyond the job board to see how you can maximize exposure to employers. Follow along with your laptop as the facilitator presents via Zoom-shared screen and ask questions at any time.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Notre Dame Toastmasters Membership Month
Want to speak better in groups, in speeches, online or in person? Try Toastmasters. We’re open to all with an ND affiliation, and to Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students. Currently on Zoom, we’ll send a link to our meeting after you contact us on our home page. We look forward to meeting you.
Tuesdays; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Read/Download Discussion Group: “Digital Humanities”
Join us in discussing the perceived boundary between “traditional” reading and computational analysis.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom and in-person in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Learning Lab: Writing an Effective Resume
In this interactive workshop learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Night
Catholic schools need teachers with the talent, imagination and zeal worthy of the children they serve. Learn how you can help change the future and unlock children's full potential by becoming an ACE Teacher — teaching for two years while earning a cost-free master's degree. Join us to meet and talk to ACE Teachers and see how you can change a child's life. More info.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 8 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

California Alumni and Student Networking Event — Financial Services and Real Estate
Sponsored by the CA Club and the Regional Program, meet alums with finance services and real estate backgrounds and discuss their career paths. This is a great way to network with alumni in California and to learn about career opportunities!
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 8 to 9 p.m. virtually

Academic Job Search Documents: Peer Review for Polishing Drafts
This session will provide the opportunity to connect with other graduate students and postdocs on the academic job market for peer reviews of academic job search documents (CV, cover letter, statements, etc). We’ll focus on polishing drafts and close-to-final drafts. However, feel free to bring your rough draft if you want feedback.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 1 to 2:30 p.m. virtually

Learning Lab: Preparing for an Interview
Interviews are an opportunity to showcase your skills and competencies and help determine if the position and organization are a good fit. Through this workshop, learn the basic principles of interviewing and get tips on how to rock a virtual interview. Learning Labs will be via Zoom; the counselors will share the presentation from their computers.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Lecture/Q&A: “EnergizeND! BP at ND: An Energy Outlook”
The Alumni Association, via IrishCompass, and the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development are partnering to bring you an outlook discussion about the future of energy from Jorge León, an energy economist with BP Group Economics in London. The session will include a short presentation on the energy transition followed by an open Q&A.
Friday, Oct. 16; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom (registrants will receive the link to participate)

Learning Lab: Networking with Alumni
This interactive workshop is tailored to help build professional connections. Use your laptop during the session to explore the many tools with the facilitator. Learning Labs will be via Zoom, the counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students can ask questions live.
Friday, Oct. 16; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Free Peer Tutoring for Foreign Languages
Taking a foreign language this semester? Looking for quick and easy help outside of class? The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures offers free peer tutoring to all ND students! This semester, tutoring is being offered online for all languages including English for Academic Purposes. Book an appointment on our website.

Research Opportunity

Research Study Participation Opportunity — Practice statistics and earn $20!
Take a break from studying and help in an effort to study tests! You have an opportunity to participate in research that will help us better understand how different test formats influence the test-taker’s experience and performance. You can earn $20 as compensation for participating!

Health and Recreation

“Take a Break” Restoration Week
The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being and numerous campus partners have joined together to plan “Take a Break” Restoration Week, October 12–17. Look out for opportunities to relax, laugh, experience memories from home, have a little change of scenery and learn how to develop a restorative routine to help you brave a challenging semester.
Monday through Saturday, Oct. 12 through 17; campuswide

Registration for Men’s Hall Flag Football League & Women’s Hall Soccer League
Ready for some friendly competition? Make sure to register between Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 12 and 14, to hit the field for some flag football or soccer action!

Flu Vaccine Blitz
The University will offer free flu vaccines to students, faculty, staff, dependents and retirees during a second Flu Vaccine Blitz Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 15. Students are required to be vaccinated this fall by Monday, Nov. 2. Students must sign up to secure their preferred time at the on-campus Flu Vaccine Blitz. Please schedule your appointment here.

A small dose of gratitude on a Tuesday! Stop by and get a gratitude card kit to thank faculty, staff or friends and take a moment to reflect on what you’re grateful for. In the event of inclement weather, cards will be available at the McWell front desk (204 Saint Liam Hall).
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 5 to 7 p.m. on Fieldhouse Mall

Putt Putt Golf
Grab your friends and register for nine-hole putt putt golf! Fifteen people will be able to play during each time slot (pre-registration is required). Click here for more information.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 6 to 10 p.m. in Rockne Memorial

Wellness Wednesday: Kripalu Yoga
Steve will be your instructor for the evening. Click here for more info and to reserve your spot
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 7 to 8 p.m. on Library Lawn

Workshop: “Your Brain and Sleep”
Join McWell Senior Fellows for a virtual workshop on the science of sleep and tips and tricks to improve it. Attendees will receive a raffle entry for the ultimate sleep-themed prize pack! Offered as part of Restoration Week.
Friday, Oct. 16; 3 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Register for This Week’s Fitness Freebies
RecSports is offering a free HIGH Fitness and Power Yoga Flow class. For more info on these great classes, click here.  

Lectures and Presentations

Discussion: “Broken Mirrors: Latinx, La Migra and the Conflict of Being Both”
Institute for Latino Studies Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Political Science David Cortez will discuss his research and address how Latinx immigration agents internalize and deal with tensions engendered by their overlapping identities; how they negotiate the space between “who they are” and “what they do.” Registration is required to obtain a Zoom link invitation.
Monday, Oct. 12; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Problem-Proof Your Technology”
An OIT Help Desk staff member will provide tips to help you avoid technology issues, things you can do to resolve issues when you experience them and what you can do to assist the Help Desk staff members when you contact them with a technology issue. Those interested in attending must register at, or contact A Zoom link will be sent once registration is complete.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; noon to 1 p.m.

Lecture: “USAID’s Role in Advancing Religious Freedom: A Conversation with Chief Advisor for International Religious Freedom Samah Norquist”
Samah Norquist will explore why religious freedom is a critical component of international development and U.S. national security. She will discuss USAID’s work to advance religious freedom globally, including the agency’s implementation of a recent presidential executive order and efforts to bring innovative approaches to foreign assistance. Registration required.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Christ of Empires: German Veneration of Austria-Hungary in the First World War”
Historians tend to imagine that Germans perceived Austria-Hungary the same way as many casual observers still do today. This interpretation is misleading. Drawing upon the writings of wartime journalists and politicians, Mark T. Kettler, postdoctoral research associate with the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, argues that many German imperialists understood the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a model to be followed.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion: “What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics”
Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Professor Carter Snead’s new book. Featuring Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University, Ross Douthat of The New York Times, Rod Dreher of The American Conservative and O. Carter Snead, Notre Dame Law School. 
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

The 27th Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy
Join the Kroc Institute for a conversation with Angela Davis, world-renowned scholar, activist, educator and leader in the struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 4 p.m. virtually

Science Education Speaker Series
The John J. Reilly Center is hosting a virtual discussion with Professor of Science Education John Rudolph, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on the origins and themes of his recent book, “How We Teach Science: What’s changed, and why it matters” (HUP, 2019). For more information, including the Zoom meeting ID, please contact Sam Hall (
Tuesday, Oct. 13; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual Seminar: Global Health Case Competition
Learn more about the Global Health Case Competition sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health. The guest speaker will be Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, director of the Master of Science in Global Health program.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom (link will be sent to those who register)

Reading from “Subduction,” by Kristen Millares Young
The Institute for Latino Studies’ literary initiative, Letras Latinas, along with the Creative Writing Program and AdelanteND welcome author Kristen Millares Young for a public reading from her debut novel “Subduction.” “Subduction” is a finalist for two International Latino Book Awards for best novel and best first book in 2020.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually (The reading will be streamed simultaneously on Red Hen Press' YouTube and Facebook Live.)

Annual Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture: “Justice at the Border: The Dignity of Human Life at the Core of Our Faith”
One of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2020 and Notre Dame’s 2018 Laetare Medal recipient, Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., is the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. Join us as she shares her experiences at the U.S.-Mexico border and how Catholic social teaching compels us to welcome and care for the most vulnerable. (Originally scheduled for Sept. 16.)
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 7 p.m. virtually

Discussion: “Gender Provisions in Peace Accords: Reflections on Negotiation, Design and Implementation in Support of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”
Experts will discuss the progress and challenges facing the United Nations Women, Peace and Security agenda 20 years after its creation.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 9 a.m. virtually

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Culver-México-Paris-Torreón: The Transnational Journey of Mexican Maoism in the Long Sixties”
Jorge Puma examines Adolfo Orive Bellinger’s life as a young cadet in Culver, Indiana, to his first steps as student leader in Mexico City’s High School and then as a postgraduate student in the School of High Studies at Paris. His life helps us understand the connections between student movements and elite actors in Mexico during the 1960s.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 12 to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Where We’re Going: Sports — Campus Viewpoint
Stadium design, human performance, inclusion, marketing and more. Where We’re Going, a new series from ThinkND, debuts its study of sports with a campus viewpoint discussion. Join ND faculty and administrators Philip Bess, Cara Ocobock, Angie Torain and moderator Chris Stevens for a look at this point in sports history and what’s next.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Panel Discussion: “SomosND: Success Stories of Hispanic Alumni of ND”
The Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame (HA of ND) and the Institute for Latino Studies will host a panel of alumni discussing their personal and career choices since their college years at ND. Many are pioneers and leaders in their career paths and aim to share their experiences with the ND community bringing Hispanic Heritage Month on campus to a close. Open to students, faculty and staff.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom ID: 995 6768 9329; Passcode: LSHAND

NDI Global Roundtable Series: “Domestic Violence: Empowerment and Community Intervention”
With indicators during the coronavirus pandemic that all types of violence against women, particularly domestic violence, have increased and intensified, the United Nations has called this a “shadow pandemic.” Perspectives from India, Mexico and the United States will be featured. Registration is requested.
Friday, Oct. 16; 9 to 10:30 a.m. virtually

Tom Mendoza Presents … A Conversation with Carl Eschenbach
Join Tom Mendoza for a discussion with Carl Eschenbach, a 30-year veteran in the high-tech industry, as they talk about career success and insights to forging great companies. See what advice these experienced tech executives have for students and professionals building their careers. Registration is required.
Friday, Oct. 16; 11 a.m. to noon online

19th Annual Mellon Colloquium: “Clerics, Courts and Legal Culture in Early Medieval Italy”
Join the Medieval Institute for its 19th annual Mellon Colloquium. This half-day public seminar discussion features the institute’s 2019-20 Mellon Fellow, Michael Heil, on his book-in-progress, joined by three respondents. Registration is required.
Friday, Oct. 16; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Ford Program Research Seminar: “Adapting Research in Times of COVID”
In the face of the coronavirus, many of the University’s field-based research projects were forced to adapt quickly due to shut-downs and travel restrictions. Tune in to hear several cases of adapted research and how we are addressing changes to the interventions, the research design, data collection and implications of our findings. Registration required.
Friday, Oct. 16; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Notre Dame International Launches “BeyoND Study Abroad” Podcast
Notre Dame International launched its new podcast, BeyoND Study Abroad, on Friday, Oct. 9. In our teaser episode, our host, Sofia Perez, a senior biochemistry major, interviewed NDI’s vice president and associate provost for internationalization, Michael Pippenger.
Weekly on Fridays

Saturday Scholar Series: “Presidential Campaign Commercials from ‘I Like Ike’ to Today”
Every fall, some of Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty 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 gameday, or any other time you want.
Saturday, Oct. 17; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

Self-Care Night
Join MSPS and SAO for a night of self-care. There will be free coloring books and treat packages.
Thursday, Oct. 15; 7 to 9 p.m. on South Quad

Murder Mystery and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
You are cordially invited to a night of mystery, murder and music. With a killer crowd of people, this night will keep all looking over their shoulders at this Murder Mystery Party! Once the mystery is solved, you’ll want to stay tuned and join in on the fun of a cult classic film. Click the link to register.
Friday, Oct. 16; 8 to 11 p.m. in Stepan Center

Food Truck Friday and Student Band Night
Food Truck Friday returns starting at 9 p.m. and student bands will take The Stage from 9 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 16; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Football Saturday on the Lawns
Library and South Lawns will be open before and after the football game against Louisville. Get ready for the game from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., then postgame until 11 p.m. Join us for food, music and other college football games!
Saturday, Oct. 17; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Library and South Lawns

90s Karaoke
Join MSPS and SAO for a night of 90s karaoke. Sing to your favorite throwback songs and cheer on your friends!
Saturday, Oct. 17; 8 to 10 p.m. on South Quad