TheWeek@ND Student Edition (Oct. 5)



For the Week of October 5

Arts and Performances


“Imagining Haunting: ‘Elsewheres and Elsewhens’”
The AAHD Gallery at Riley Hall is proud to announce an exhibition of paintings by Katie Neece, MFA ‘20. The show runs through Friday, Oct. 16.
Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 214, Riley Hall of Art

The Snite Museum invites you to ease yourself back into the galleries with Art180. Spend 180 minutes over the course of the semester looking at a single photograph in the exhibition “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” Visit the link to sign up and receive a notebook and some looking tips. 
Tuesday Oct. 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in both the Snite Museum of Art and via Zoom

The Big Draw: Snite Sketchbook Session
Join us for an evening of sketching, community and inspiration. Come prepared with a sketch of your own in response to this prompt: Make a sketch of a person and his/her surroundings. During this program, we will share our sketches and talk about our choices and techniques with guest artist Angelica Frausto. Register via the link.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

MFA Open Studios
Join us for an opportunity to explore Notre Dame’s graduate programs in ceramics, industrial design, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communication design. Talk with faculty and current graduate students, and tour the Department of Art, Art History and Design facilities.
Friday, Oct. 9; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom meetings and in Riley Hall of Art

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 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 feature works online for at-home sketching.
Saturday, Oct. 10; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art and via Zoom


SUB Movie: “McFarland, USA”
Free to the ND community!
Thursday, Oct. 8; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Oct. 9; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.


ND Jazz Band Performance
The Notre Dame Jazz Band takes the stage.
Monday, Oct. 5; 8 to 10 p.m. on Library Lawn

Every Thursday evening, enjoy a night of music, friends and safe fun under the stars! Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, Oct. 8; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Deadlines or Registrations

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.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; noon to 1 p.m.

Irish Internship Program
Apply to internship opportunities offered through the Dublin Global Gateway Irish Internship Program on Handshake today! We offer internship placements in Dublin, Ireland, with a variety of organizations across the full spectrum of Irish life for Notre Dame students of any year, major or minor.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Arts and Letters Advanced Degree Online ‘Career Communities’: “Build Your Plan Alongside Your Peers”
During this session, 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) “Career Communities.” Questions? Contact Erik Simon, A&L Graduate Career Consultant at
Monday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

Workshop: Trauma-Informed Teaching
(Intended for postdocs and graduate students.) During this difficult semester, we’ll likely be teaching a higher-than-usual proportion of students who are dealing with trauma. This workshop is designed to inform participants about the potential effects of trauma on their students and introduce them to basic strategies to mitigate the impact of trauma in teaching and learning. Pre-register online.
Monday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Free Professional Headshots
Professional headshots are available to grad and undergrad students. Wear your business professional attire and get your picture taken to use on online profiles such as LinkedIn and professional websites. You will receive your headshot at least one week from getting your picture taken. See the numerous dates offered throughout October.
Monday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to noon on the 5th floor of Duncan Student Center
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 11 a.m.

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.
Monday, Oct. 5; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Active Learning in the (Socially Distant) Classroom
(Intended for postdocs and graduate students.) In this workshop, we’ll define the term, active learning, look at some reasons for making your classroom more active and present concrete suggestions about how to do this well.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 3 to 4:15 p.m. via Zoom

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. Learning labs will be via Zoom, the counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions live.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Learning Lab: Intro to Financial Services Careers for Sophomore A&L and STEM Students
An interactive learning lab in which Bob Rischard and Wall Street Club officers will give an elementary overview of types of careers in financial services. They will discuss qualifications, roles, lifestyle, geographic viability, etc. Students will be encouraged to submit preferred topics and questions before and after the learning lab.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Making the Most of the Regional Process
The Regional Employer Engagement Team will present to students in the regional process about the work that we are doing in identifying internship and job opportunities in California, Washington, D.C., and Houston. Learn key networking tools to empower yourself and hear about unique regional initiatives.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 8 to 9 p.m. virtually

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. Ask questions at any time. 
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Discussion: “Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” (Graduate Student Appreciation Week)
During this session, Graduate Career Services will provide time to slow down and help you reflect on what makes you feel appreciated. The “5 Appreciation Languages in the Workplace” will provide the backdrop for the discussion, which is based on the popular book series “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. Registration link.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Learning Lab: Intro to Financial Services Careers for Freshmen
This is an interactive learning lab in which Bob Rischard and Wall Street Club officers will give an elementary overview of types of careers in financial services. They will discuss qualifications, roles, lifestyle, geographic viability, etc. Students will be encouraged to submit preferred topics and questions before and after the learning lab.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Online Library Resources: “Tips and Tricks for Accessing Library and Information Resources After Graduation” (Graduate Student Appreciation Week)
Learn tips and tricks for accessing different library and information resources after you leave the academy.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Learning Lab: Writing an Effective Resume
In this interactive workshop, you can learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session. Learning Labs will be via Zoom and the counselors will share the presentation from their computers. Students are able to ask questions live.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Analyzing Job Descriptions and Writing Cover Letters for Grad Students
A cover letter is a one-page document that is often part of a job application package. In this online workshop, you will learn the basic components of and tips for writing a non-academic cover letter and discuss strategies for tailoring your cover letter for a particular job description.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Writing the Law School Personal Statement
What do law school admissions representatives want to see in your personal statement? What makes an impact? Presented by law school admissions representatives from Duke, Notre Dame and Villanova.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

California Alumni & Student Networking Event: Arts & Letters Background (including Consulting and Non-Profit Industries)
The CA Club and the Regional Program invite you to an alumni and student networking event. Meet alums with an Arts & Letters background and discuss the variety of industries that alumni have worked in. We’ll also meet with consultants and alumni in non-profits.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 8 to 9 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 and the counselors will share the presentation from their computers.
Friday, Oct. 9; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Talk: “Flipping Learning in the Virtual L2 Classroom”
This talk by Jeanne Schueller of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will explore what flipped learning is and how it can be implemented in the language classroom. How can instructors maximize time spent together in a virtual classroom? What are the pros and cons of flipped learning? Participants will see examples of flipped classes and will be encouraged to share their own experiences.
Friday, Oct. 9; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Virtual Information Session: ISSLP 2021
ISSLP is both a four-credit course and a service-learning program in Catholic social tradition and social analysis that gives students the opportunity to examine causes of poverty and to create links of solidarity across borders. Are you interested in international service during summer 2021 or want to learn more? Drop in our virtual info session! Apply to the program by the Sunday, Oct. 11, deadline.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 7 p.m. virtually

Better Together ND Interfaith Small Group Launch Event
Join BetterTogetherND for our launch of interfaith small groups! Open to all students who are interested in interfaith cooperation, developing leadership skills and spending a semester/academic year sharing meals, time and learning together. Students interested in participating in or learning more about interfaith small groups should sign up.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 7 to 8 p.m.

Application Deadline: SSLP 2021
Are you looking for summer 2021 plans that are certain? Check out the Summer Service Learning Program 2021 which offers students the opportunity to serve for eight weeks with non-profit organizations in their hometowns related to healthcare, homelessness, immigration, education and other social issues. Open to undergraduates in all programs and majors. Apply online now!
Sunday, Oct. 11; online

Health and Recreation

Registration for Pickleball Tournament Opens This Week
Think you are a pickleball or badminton champ? Put your skills to the test by registering for these RecSports’ tournaments.
Registration is Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 5–7  

Tournament Tuesday on Library Lawn — Cornhole
Join SAO for another edition of Tournament Tuesdays. This week: cornhole!
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 7 to 10 p.m. on Library Lawn

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

Postponed: The Fighting Four Four Square Tournament 
Due to expected poor weather conditions, The Fighting Four Four Square Tournament will now be held on Sunday, Oct 11. All games will still be played at the Bookstore Basketball Courts.  

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar Series: “Coronavirus and the Curtailment of Religious Freedom”
The International and Graduate Programs Office and the London Law Program in partnership with Notre Dame International, will present five great events. This webinar series will convene scholars from Notre Dame Law School, the Notre Dame London Law Program and the wider academic network (including Oxford, King’s College London, Edinburgh and more).
Monday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually and in Room 1130, Eck Hall of Law

Lecture: “Latinx Murals of Pilsen: Digital Tools for Research, Teaching and Discovery”
The ILS Hispanic Heritage Month event series continues with Associate Professor of American Studies Jason Ruiz. Ruiz will discuss his collaboration with the Historic Urban Environments team at Notre Dame and efforts to create a digital toolkit with information about the hundreds of murals that adorn the walls of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Register online.
Monday, Oct. 5; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar Series: “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation”
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 featuring live discussions unpacking the science and research behind the coronavirus pandemic by exploring in-depth related issues. Starting Oct. 5, Consider This! will air each Monday through Dec. 14. Register online.
“In a Pandemic, Science Matters,” featuring Marie Lynn Miranda, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of Notre Dame, Monday, Oct. 5; 6 to 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Are Nuclear Weapons an Absolute Evil?”
The Most Reverend Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, archbishop of Nagasaki and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, will address a panel of experts and will offer personal reflections on the atomic bombings, as well as his perspective on the moral and policy challenges of pursuing a world free of nuclear weapons.
Monday, Oct. 5; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. virtually with prior registration required

Time-Out for Tech: Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets
Some people like to use Microsoft Excel while others like Google Sheets. This short session will teach you about the similarities and differences between these two applications and how to decide when to use one or the other. Register online.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 10 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Psychiatric Encounters in the Colonial Matrix of Power: Persistent Colonialism in a Mexican Psychiatric Institution”
In Mexico, contemporary psychiatric encounters reflect the myriad ways in which colonial relationships persist in contemporary times. This talk by Beatriz Reyes-Foster is a close examination of medical encounters in Las Lomas, a state psychiatric hospital in Yucatan, Mexico. Registration required.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Raphael in Rome”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Ingrid Rowland will explore in a virtual lecture how Raphael’s career is inconceivable without Rome, and how Rome, ever since his arrival in 1508, has been inconceivable without Raphael. No less than Michelangelo but much more subtly, he brought on revolutions in art and architecture and in thought itself.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion: "The Battle for Barrett: The Supreme Court Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and the Confirmation Battle Before Us"
Professors Christina Bambrick and Vincent Phillip Muñoz  (ND Political Science), Richard Garnett (ND Law School), and Former Indiana Senator Joseph Donnelly. Virtual event:
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 12:45 to 2 p.m.

Inspiring Conversations: “How Our Shared Faith Has Guided Our Life, Our Professions, Our Family and Our Path Forward, Even in the Face of Personal Obstacles Like Blindness”
Paul Karos, past president of investment banking and equities, Piper Jaffray and Cindy Karos, founding inaugural member of the Order of the Myrrhbearing Women, will describe how their shared faith has guided their lives, professions and families.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Sustainability Expo: “Building Bridges to the Workplace”
Learn more about sustainability careers and opportunities for professional development.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually
Wednesday, October 7; 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Impact Investing Series
Guest Speaker Katherine Collins, head of sustainable investing at Putnam Investments. Please register at You will be emailed the Zoom details prior to the event.  
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual Notre Dame Sustainability Expo
Undergraduate and graduate students attending will explore career opportunities in the areas of energy, the environment and sustainability studies. Panelists from local groups and centers/institutes and national businesses and organizations will share information about their programs with time for Q&A. Registration is required by midnight, Monday, Oct. 5.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 6 to 7:30 p.m.

2020 Cushwa Center Lecture: “What Does It All Mean? Writing a History of American Catholicism”
Featuring Leslie Woodcock Tentler in conversation with Cushwa Director Kathleen Sprows Cummings. Tentler is professor emerita of history at The Catholic University of America and author of “American Catholics: A History” (Yale, 2020). Registration is required.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Understanding and Engaging Movements for Justice”
Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, presents this lecture in a series that advocates for nonviolence as an effective strategy to resist violence and support movements for justice.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. virtually

International Conversation on John Henry Newman’s “The Idea of a University”
Register for “Thinking with Newman: Educating with Intention.” The Dublin Global Gateway and Newman Centre for Faith & Reason series will explore St. Newman’s seminal work, “The Idea of a University,” and its contemporary relevance to educational challenges faced during the coronavirus crisis. Check out the press release here for details. Offered via ThinkND.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21; 1 to 2 p.m.

Lecture: “Dreamers on the Borderline: The Art of Sandra Fernandez”
The ILS Hispanic Heritage Month event series continues with Assistant Professor of Art History Tatiana Reinoza. Reinoza examines the prints of Ecuadorian-American artist Sandra Fernández and how her work appeals for immigrant rights, critiques current immigration policy and the racial knowledge it produces on undocumented subjects.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom (Registration is required to obtain a Zoom link.)

History@Work: “Feminism in the Labor Movement”
We welcome Nancy Gabin, associate professor of history at Purdue University, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her pivotal book on unions and women. An award-winning teacher, director of undergraduate studies and engaged scholar in the public sphere, Gabin will also discuss questions of teaching, activism and labor’s future. RSVP online.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

The 22nd Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace
Featuring Azza Karam, secretary general of Religions for Peace International and professor of religion and development, Vrije Universiteit. Karam is an experienced scholar and practitioner of peacebuilding, religion and international politics.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually
Hibernian Lecture: “The Idea of Greater Ireland”
Delivered by Colin Barr, University of Aberdeen, author of “Ireland’s Empire: The Roman Catholic Church in the English-Speaking World, 1829–1914” (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The 2020 Hibernian Lecture is cosponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. Registration is required.
Friday, Oct. 9; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Debate: “Numbers Can Lie: When Algorithms Work Perfectly but Fail Miserably”
The debut program in the Notre Dame College of Science and ThinkND interactive series, The Science Lab, is an open, educational enrichment program. The Friday, Oct. 9, event, “Numbers Can Lie”, will focus on the ethical issues involved in data science. Registration is now open. Sessions include one-hour Zoom lectures, videos and an author talk.
Friday, Oct. 9; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Oct. 23; noon
Friday, Nov. 6; noon

Lecture: “Housing Segregation”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, explores the economic and historical foundations of segregated communities in the United States. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Oct. 9; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Saturday Scholar Series: “The Cross: When and Why It Became the Church’s Central Symbol”
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 game day, or any other time you want. Presented by Robin Jensen, the Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology.
Saturday, Oct. 10 or any day; virtually

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Sorin Court Circle Closure
Due to large truck and crane activity, Sorin Court, north of the Main Building, will be closed to traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 6–9. If you are expecting deliveries, please let vendors know. See traffic map.
The large truck activity will also periodically affect traffic on Holy Cross Drive at Sorin Court. Flaggers will stop and direct traffic along Holy Cross Drive when needed. More information here.

Social Gatherings

ConvergeND Kickoff
ConvergeND will help engage people in political discourse with those of differing opinions. It is a good way to understand the beliefs of others and how people form beliefs different from your own. Register by Monday, Oct. 5. Sponsored by BridgeND.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 8 to 9 p.m. in Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Love Teaching? Join the CSLC’s TESOL Club!
The TESOL Club supports all students interested in teaching, especially those who wish to teach English as a Second Language. The TESOL Club hosts monthly meetings, connects students with professionals in related fields and provides opportunities for students to improve their teaching by holding monthly micro-teaching sessions.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 308, Bond Hall

Food Truck Fridays
Food Truck Friday returns with Big City Street Food Co. and Cute As A Cupcake.
Friday, Oct. 9; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Disney Trivia
Bring your friends and show off your knowledge of the Mouse as TEA@ND and SAO partner to host Disney Trivia Night!
Friday, Oct. 9; 9 to 11 p.m. in the South Lawn Tent

Football Saturday Pregame Festivities
Library Lawn and South Lawn will be open with music, food and a live broadcast from WVFI on Library Lawn to help students get ready for the night’s Irish football game against Florida State.
Saturday, Oct. 10; noon to 7 p.m. on Library Lawn and South Lawn