TheWeek@ND Student Edition (September 26)



For the Week of September 26

Arts and Performances


Riley Hall Photography Gallery: Jessica Larva
“From Where I Stand” — an exhibition of photographs by Jessica Larva. The last day to view the exhibition is Thursday, Sept. 29.
Monday through Thursday, Sept. 26-29; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Photography Gallery (second floor),
Riley Hall

Virtual Slow Look
Take a slow look at Emilio Sánchez’s “The Shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used to approach and understand the work through a guided look. Register via the Snite Museum of Art website.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Closing Reception for AAHD Gallery Exhibition “Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design and the Mueller Report”
The exhibition is a nonpartisan, grassroots design initiative fostering audience engagement with the “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.”
Thursday, Sept. 29; 5 to 7 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall

The Big Draw: Snite Sketches
In celebration of the international Big Draw Festival, grab a drawing board, a few sheets of paper and a pencil, and then head into the galleries to sketch one of your favorite works of art.
Snite Sketches is available daily during museum hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays until 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Snite Museum of Art


“Portrait of Jason” (1967)
“Portrait of Jason” is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man, who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. Ingmar Bergman called this the most extraordinary film he had seen in his life. Fac/Staff: $6. Free for ND, SMC, HC and IUSB students. (105 minutes)
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 8 to 9:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Crimes of the Future” (2022)
David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” is an evasive mind-and-body-bender. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul (Viggo Mortensen) showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. An investigator from the National Organ Registry tracks them in hopes of shedding light on the next phase of human evolution. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (107 minutes)
Thursday, Sept. 29; 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Sept. 30; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1; 9:30 p.m.

“Loving Highsmith” (2022)
“Loving Highsmith” is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing.
Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (83 minutes)
Friday, Sept. 30; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Oct. 1; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 4 p.m.

“Strangers on a Train” (1951)
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s debut novel. Tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his wife’s refusal to finalize their divorce so he can marry a senator’s daughter. While on a train, he strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and sets in motion one of the most famous quid pro quibus in cinema history. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (101 minutes)
Saturday, Oct. 1; 3 to 4:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Boy and the World” (2013)
Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand-crafted and mechanized, rich and poor. Throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beat on as a song.
$1 tickets. (80 minutes)
Sunday, Oct. 2; 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Early Fall Concert
The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra presents an early fall concert of symphonic classics. The program will include the Second Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven, “Capriccio Espagnol” of Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov and the tone poem “Finlandia” of Jan Sibelius. The concert will be preceded at 7:30 p.m. by a chamber music reception with hors d’oeuvres in the main lobby. Fac/Staff: $5. Free for students.
Friday, Sept. 30; 8:30 to 10 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

McWell Shared Walks
Meet someone new! Register for Shared Walks to make a new connection and restore together outdoors. Walkers will be randomly paired with another student and invited to meet to take a walk together. All students are welcome to sign up. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.
Wednesday, Oct. 5; 5 to 6 p.m. 

Say Thank You to Your Instructors!
Who was the professor who inspired your love of your major? The TA who changed the way you see the world? The instructor who showed compassion during a difficult time? Take a moment to say thank you. Use this form to share a brief note of thanks to any professors and TAs who have had an impact on you during your time at Notre Dame. The deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 30.

Apply for “Strong Suits: The Art, Philosophy and Business of Thom Browne”
This one-credit course, taught by Meghan Sullivan of philosophy and Michael Schreffler of art, art history and design, is an interdisciplinary study of the fashion industry and the Thom Browne enterprise. Browne will be a special guest in the course when he visits campus in the spring. Open to students in the College of Arts and Letters and Mendoza College of Business. Application required by Monday, Oct. 3. 

Workshop — “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Teachers as Connectors and Cultural Translators”
How can culturally diverse people in higher education learn well together in ways that are relevant and stimulating? To enhance student motivation and learning, this workshop discusses various aspects of inclusive curriculum designing for future teachers in a diverse academic environment. Register to receive the Zoom link.
Tuesday, Oct. 4; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

FTT Passport to the Major
Free food! Free T-shirts! Get the inside scoop on all things FTT!
Join the Department of Film, Television and Theatre for food trucks, giveaways and important FTT info. Mingle with faculty, meet the chair and director of Undergraduate Studies, explore departmental spaces in DPAC and learn about all facets of the FTT major. Majors, minors and prospective majors welcome!
Friday, Sept. 30; noon to 2 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register. 
Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), a very popular suite of Python (programming language) modules making the process of text mining easier. By the end of the workshop, you will have a working knowledge of Python and exposure to the inner workings of the NLTK.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Virtual Reality Workshop Series—Developing an Original Simulation: Breaking a Simulation into Manageable Stages
Learn how to break down a development plan for a complex VR simulation into manageable steps. The simulation established collaboratively by workshop participants in the Sept. 13 session will be broken into manageable stages that will be worked through one at a time. This is the second of a three-part series.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Github and Markdown
Traditionally used for software development, Git and the online platform GitHub have been adopted for projects of all kinds, including humanities research. This workshop guides participants through the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in its preferred plain-text format, markdown.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
How to Write in a Book
This workshop illustrates and demonstrates a technique for writing in books for the purposes of “active reading.” Through an active reading process — writing in books — one can review, retain and comprehend so much more even with a single pass over a text.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Excel Formatting for Advanced Bloomberg Data Retrieval
Learn how to best format Excel to more easily target specific data in Bloomberg. This session will walk attendees through Excel formatting methods to retrieve data from Bloomberg on a list of specific companies. Attendees will be provided with a small sample data set of companies to work with during the session.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Mahaffey Business Library, Mendoza College of Business
Create a Website with Google Sites
A well-designed website enhances one’s professional ethos offering a collective, public, discoverable space to share thoughts (blog) or publications, and for others to come to know you and your work. In this workshop, we will create a fully functioning personal or professional website with Google Sites.
Friday, Sept. 30; 1 to 3 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library


Stress and Cognitions Research Opportunity
The ASSIST Lab is recruiting undergrads for an online study (approximately one hour), focused on how stress and stressful life events impact thoughts and feelings, including experiences like depression and suicidality. You will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of 30 $15 gift cards.

Research Study Participation Opportunity: CVRL (Computer Science and Engineering) 
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a 30-minute research study. The objective is to identify techniques of heart rate, respiration rate and blood pressure estimation from videos of subjects performing various tasks. Review further details here. Participants will receive a gift card.
Sessions are available Mondays through Thursdays to Oct. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 355C, Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Faith and Service

Blood Drive
Sign up online at A $5 donation will be made to Harper Cancer Research Institute on behalf of each donor. Donors will receive a South Bend Medical Foundation long-sleeved T-shirt. Review the poster for details.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, 1234 N. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend

Pet Blessing
Bring your pets and service animals to be blessed on the eve of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Courtyard and Our Lady of Sorrows Mausoleum Complex, Cedar Grove Cemetery

Health and Recreation

StoryWalk (closing this week)
Check out the newest StoryWalk in Michiana! The Snite Museum of Art has partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library to bring this exciting national project to campus. StoryWalk combines experiencing nature with reading together as a family. Read together, do fun activities and enjoy the arts.
Through Friday, Sept. 30; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

McWell WellnessTXT Challenge
Looking for a fun way to improve your wellness and win prizes this year? Join McWell’s monthly WellnessTXT Challenge to participate in themed challenges that support your well-being via text. For five days, we’ll focus on social connectedness and how to embrace the awkward when meeting new people. Text “@getwellND” to 81010 to join through Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 2

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues & Vocations: “Character, Higher Education and Democracy”
Virtues & Vocations is a national forum at the Center for Social Concerns for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. In September, James Ryan, the University of Virginia president, will present. Register now to attend this virtual conversation.
Monday, Sept. 26; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Flash Panel: “The War in Ukraine: Is There Hope for Diplomacy?”
Now more than six months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is there a role for diplomacy in bringing the conflict to a resolution? What effect has the war had on other diplomatic missions, relationships and endeavors?
Monday, Sept. 26; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. live-streamed on the Nanovic Institute’s YouTube Channel

Talk/Conversation/Performance: “Afro-Latinx Poetry Now”
The Institute for Latino Studies’ Letras Latinas and the Initiative on Race and Resilience present Afro-Latinx Poetry Now, a conference with six in-person sessions over two days. Invited poets, in addition to performing their work in the evenings, will each also deliver a talk on an Afro-Latinx poet of their choosing. Review the poster.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 2 to 9:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall Conference Center
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 2 to 8 p.m. 

Talk — “Ireland and the Great War: Myth, Memory and History”
Historian Niamh Gallagher, University of Cambridge, will speak about themes central to her award-winning book, “Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History” (2019). She offers a radical new reading of Irish involvement in the world’s first total war but goes beyond the book to think about questions of myth and memory.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Conventional Weapons as Symbolic Signals”
Jen Spindel is an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire, where her research focuses on international security, foreign policy and alliance politics.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

The John Burgee Lecture — “Notre-Dame de Paris: Architecting a Legacy”
The School of Architecture hosts French architects Philippe Villeneuve and Rémi Fromont, who are leading the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris after its devastating fire in 2019. They’ll share their experience, progress and latest updates. Virtual attendance requires registration.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, and online

Our Universe Revealed Lecture — “The ‘God Particle’: A Story of Big Science, Big Data and Human Ingenuity”
Many science projects today require huge teams of scientists to uncover how the universe works. Michael Hildreth, professor of physics, will share examples of these “Big Science” projects that include the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, as well as Notre Dame’s involvement then — and in the future.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom, St. Joe County Public Library, 305 S. Main St., South Bend

Workshop: “Drawing a Blank? Common English Idioms Used in Academic and Professional Settings”
Non-native English speakers may be confused by idiomatic expressions used in U.S. classrooms or meetings because these expressions cannot be correctly understood by translating them into one’s native language. This workshop introduces participants to English idioms frequently used in academic and professional settings. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Talk: “Objectification, Tech and the Quantified Self”
Lucy Osler is a philosophy lecturer at Cardiff University specializing in phenomenological and 4E approaches to sociality, psychopathology and technology. She is particularly interested in the role of the body and bodily experience in social interaction, so-called mental health and our use of contemporary tech.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 126, DeBartolo Hall

Global Health Case Competition Dinner Seminar
Come learn more about the ND Global Health Case Competition, sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health. Students from all levels and disciplines are encouraged to participate. This dinner seminar will feature guest speaker Lee Gettler, associate professor, Department of Anthropology.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Discussion — “Law, Justice and Empire in Comparative Perspective: Law and Morality in Early China and the Roman Empire”
Tongdong Bai, professor of philosophy at Fudan University; Benjamin Straumann, ERC professor of history at University of Zurich and research professor of classics at NYU; and Loubna El Amine, assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, join Liang Cai, associate professor of history at Notre Dame, to discuss Confucian meritocracy and Cicero’s justice theory.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Using Udemy
Udemy has thousands of courses for you to take, but finding just the right one can be a challenge. Learn how to navigate this system and find the best courses for your needs. Free. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 3 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Extractive States: How Energy Became Power in the Industrial Age”
Victor Seow, Harvard University historian and researcher of technology, science and industry in China and Japan, will discuss his recent book, “Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia,” which discusses the rise of fossil-fueled developmentalism in China and Japan, and the relationship between energy and power in the industrial age.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Latinx Identidades
If you have ever wondered what all the terms “Latinx, Hispanic, Chicano, Boricua and Trigueña” mean, join the faculty and student panel to develop your understanding of the intersectionality of these terms and how Americans of Hispanic heritage may identify themselves. A pre-reception starts at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Bond Hall. Review the poster.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 104), Bond Hall

Lecture: “Leading Change Around DEI”
“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, Alvin Tillery, associate professor of political science at Northwestern University, discusses building corporate partnerships around the most challenging diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 30; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Labor Café: “The Teacher Shortage”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics. All people are welcome and all opinions are entertained. In September, conversation will be centered on the labor question in America’s K-12 schools.
Friday, Sept. 30; 5 to 6 p.m. in the McNeill Library, Geddes Hall

Seminar in American Religion
At this semester’s Seminar in American Religion, Philip Jenkins of Baylor University will discuss his book “Climate, Catastrophe and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Upheaval” (Oxford, 2021). Commentators for this seminar are Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Oxford, and Peter Thuesen, IUPUI.
Saturday, Oct. 1; 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Rooms 205-207, McKenna Hall 

Nasr Book Prize Symposium: “Can Indigenous Insights Help Us Rethink Global Affairs?”
How can Indigenous insights help us rethink global affairs? Join the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and hear from Nasr Book Prize honoree Tyson Yunkaporta, author of “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.” Learn from a diverse mix of multifaith panels. Register to attend online or in person.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn, and via Zoom
Monday, Oct. 3; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Conference: “Converging Wisdom? Questioning the Continued Relevance of the Perennial Philosophy”
Examine the claim that the varying and sometimes conflicting teachings of world religions reveal a similarity of metaphysical insight and spiritually liberating wisdom, all rooted in one divine source. Open registration. Attend in-person or virtually.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 3 to 8 p.m. in Room 215/216, McKenna Hall
Monday, Oct. 3; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Testing the ND Alert System
To ensure our campus is safe, the Office of Campus Safety frequently tests the University’s emergency mass notification system, ND Alert. The next test of the ND Alert system will take place at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. The test will engage mobile phones, text messaging, email, indoor and outdoor speakers and digital sign boards on campus. In the case of an actual emergency situation at Notre Dame, the ND Alert system would be used to inform the campus community about what is happening and what to do. 
In order to receive safety information in an emergency, the University needs your up-to-date contact information. You can update your contact information at the beginning of each semester during ND Roll Call or at any time by emailing new contact information to the Registrar’s Office

Social Gatherings

Snite @ Nite: Back-to-School Snite
Relive your grade school memories of the back-to-school season at the Snite Museum of Art! Enjoy nostalgic activities, snacks, arts and crafts, and a live music performance amidst cozy fall vibes.
This program is sponsored by the Snite Student Programming Committee.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Snite Museum of Art

If you would like to perform, please visit
Thursday, Sept. 29; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Library Lawn 

National Coffee Day Giveaway
Join Student Union Board to celebrate National Coffee Day! There will be coffee and pastries to celebrate.
Friday, Sept. 30; 9 to 10:30 a.m. on South Quad in front of O’Shaughnessy Hall

Africa on the Quad
Join the African Student Association for Africa on the Quad! The event will include free food from Fuze, games and a chance to win prizes. The group Uzima’s performance will start at 9 p.m. and student groups will perform shortly after. Don’t miss out! 
Friday, Sept. 30; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Cookies & Canvas
Come to Library Lawn and paint your very own Notre Dame-inspired portrait while indulging in some delicious Insomnia Cookies. There are limited spots available so don’t forget to register for this event using this link.
Saturday, Oct. 1; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

IT Maintenance Begins Saturday, Oct. 1
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, through 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Several major IT services may be unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period.

Canvas Tip: How Can Students Enable Animation in Canvas for Assignment Submissions?
Why not celebrate all the things? Students can enable celebration animations to display in the assignment submissions page when you add a submission at or before the due date.

Also This Week...

Open Office Hours
Provost John McGreevy holds open office hours to meet and get to know members of the Notre Dame community. These office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointments are needed and you can come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Dooley Room, LaFortune Student Center