TheWeek@ND Student Edition (September 5)



For the Week of September 5

Arts and Performances


Riley Hall Photography Gallery – Jessica Larva
The Photography Gallery at Riley Hall announces “From Where I Stand” — an exhibition of photographs by Jessica Larva.
Mondays through Fridays, Sept. 5-29; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Photography Gallery at Riley Hall (second floor)


National Theatre Live presents “Prima Facie”
Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. “Prima Facie” takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End. 125 minutes (No intermission). Fac/Staff: $18. Students: $16.
Thursday, Sept. 8; 7 to 9:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” (2022)
When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends and one party gone very, very wrong. 95 minutes. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Sept. 9; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Sept. 11; 4 p.m.

“Ponyo” (2008)
Professor Pfinklepfunde’s $1 Sunday Family Films returns to the Browning Cinema with “Ponyo,” a heartwarming story from Studio Ghibli that centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder. 101 minutes. $1.
Sunday, Sept. 11; 1 to 2:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


SUB’s Acousticafé is back! If you would like to perform, please visit
Thursday, Sept. 8; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Library Lawn

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

“The Winter’s Tale” Auditions and Tech Interviews
Open the link to audition sign-ups and audition packets for more details on this Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Co. production. Email with questions.
Monday, Sept. 5; 7 to 10 p.m. in the Lab Theatre, Washington Hall
Tuesday, Sept. 6; 7 to 10 p.m.

Shared Walks
Meet someone new! Register for Shared Walks to gain connections with people and places by exploring campus with a fellow student. Walkers will be randomly paired and invited to meet for a walk together on campus. Sign up here — all are welcome. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.
Wednesday, Sept. 14; 5 to 6 p.m. 

Employment Opportunities at the Early Childhood Development Center at Notre Dame
The Early Childhood Development Center is hiring part-time teacher assistants/college students. ECDC-ND is located on campus at the corner of Leahy and Bulla Roads. For more information, visit ECDC Employment Opportunities or email Tammi Kunz, assistant program director, at

2022 CARE Conference: “Accountability in a Sustainable World”
The Center for Accounting Research and Education (CARE) hosts the 2022 CARE Conference. Open to the public, this two-day virtual event invites speakers and panels of experts to discuss accounting for sustainability and responsible investing. Registration required.
Wednesday, Sept. 21; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. online
Friday, Sept. 23; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.

∙ R 101
“R” is free, open source and the most widely-used programming language for statistical computing and graphics. This workshop is designed for those with no programming experience. We will start with the building blocks of using RStudio to develop and explore the data structures available in “R,” then review some basic tools for working with data. Link here for more information and to register
Wednesday, Sept. 7; 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Open House Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Open to all majors, the 15-credit minor in innovation and entrepreneurship is all about real, out-of-the-classroom learning from concept validation to pitching for investment funding. Chick-fil-A included! RSVP to the IDEA Center or email Professor Sam Miller for more information at
Wednesday, Sept 7; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Innovation Garage, Duncan Student Center

Time-Out for Tech: New Features in Google
Google updates its apps regularly, but some of the best updates might be unnoticeable. Come to this session to learn about the new features Google has added to Gmail, Calendar, Drive and more.
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 11 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Managing Social Media in Higher Education with Meta Business Suite”
The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures has learned a lot about the power of communicating with social media, even in small communities. Meta Business Suite is a social media management platform for Instagram and Facebook. It allows users to create posts, add media and analyze impact. Bring your laptop for this hands-on technology workshop. Registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Faith and Service

ND110 9/11 Stair Climb
Duncan Hall hosts the fourth annual ND110, a stair climb honoring our nation’s first responders. Participants will replicate the climb faced by first responders on Sept. 11, 2001 as they climb 110 flights of stairs in Notre Dame Stadium. All funds raised will be donated to HEART 9/11. $15 to participate in the stair climb. RSVP here
Wednesday, Sept. 7; 4 to 9 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium

Health and Recreation

New Student Health and Wellness Interactive Tool Now Available
The Student Health and Wellness Interactive Wellness Tool is a new online platform designed to help Notre Dame students identify campus resources that best address their individual needs. Through the tool, students can search for resources based on a variety of topics such as physical illness, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and time management. Simply visit to access the Interactive Wellness Tool and receive additional guidance on where to go for help. All entries are anonymous.

Graduate Student Open House at McWell
Calling all graduate students: Stop by the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being to experience the restorative spaces, learn more about services, make an essential oil blend and enjoy some fresh berries. McWell is located on the second floor of Saint Liam Hall. The staff will show you around and introduce you to opportunities to stay well.
Tuesday, Sept. 6; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 204, Saint Liam Hall

Health and Wellness Training for Student Leaders
What’s a care consultant? How affordable is a counselor? Who can I talk to 24/7? Active Minds, Student Government, Access-ABLE and GROW are hosting training for health and wellness resources to help students answer these questions and much more. Learn everything you need to know about the Health and Wellness Unit to take care of yourself and your group. All students are welcome.
Sunday, Sept. 11; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Lectures and Presentations

Panel Discussion — “One Year After the Fall: What Are the Prospects for a Political Process in Afghanistan?”
This panel aims to provide an analysis on the impact of the past year’s political developments in reconciliation among Afghans. This event is convened by the Afghan Peace and Development Research Program.
Tuesday, Sept. 6; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Who Governs Policing? Mayors’ Strategic Linkages to Police in Latin American Cities”
Of central importance in Latin America, home to 43 of the 50 most violent cities in the world, is the question of mayors’ strategic linkages with police forces they do not formally control. Yanilda Gonzalez, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University, looks at the issues, including policing and our understanding of urban governance and democratic responsiveness.
Tuesday, Sept. 6; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Discussion — “Pathways Out of Poverty: Venture Creation and Contemporary Europe”
Poverty is a pervasive problem in developed economies. Interest is growing in entrepreneurship as a poverty solution. This seminar features global experts addressing poverty and entrepreneurship opportunities in Europe. Lunch provided. Register here:
Wednesday, Sept. 7; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture — “Trans Sans Frontières: Transtopia, the Asia Pacific and the Politics of Historical Difference”
Howard Chiang, University of California, Davis, will lecture on his recent work examining queer Asian Pacific history. He will discuss the concept of transtopia, which posits a continuum model of transness and activates a space of historical inquiry that exceeds both the transphobia of the past and the transgender presumption of the present.
Wednesday, Sept. 7; 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Presentation: “Can I Kiss You?”
Join the Gender Relations Center for “Can I Kiss You?” by Mike Domitrz, an emotionally honest, challenging, humorous presentation on healthy dating, consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault awareness and supporting sexual assault survivors. Free tickets are available for pickup beginning Monday, Aug. 29, at the LaFortune Student Center Information Desk. Visit for more information.
Two showings on Wednesday, Sept. 7; 7 and 8:45 p.m. in Washington Hall

Panel Discussion — “Reflections on the 2022 General Elections in Kenya: What is at Stake?”
Panelists will contribute diverse perspectives on the repercussions of Kenya’s 2022 elections and discuss strategies that were put in place to mitigate the likelihood of violence.
Thursday, Sept. 8; 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Book Talk — “Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Our Politics and Disadvantages Women”
Alexandra DeSanctis Marr, ’16, is a staff writer for National Review and a visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. She co-authored “Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing,” (2022) with Ryan T. Anderson. She will speak about her book with a focus on the impact of abortion on women and politics.
Thursday, Sept. 8; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Talk: “Writing the Queer Life of Gabriela Mistral”
Elizabeth Horan from Arizona State University, will explore how the intersection of the national with gender and racial aspects of “lo queer” enabled Mistral’s entry into otherwise all-male friendship networks while she composed “Desolación” (1922) and then shaped her personal motives and political strategies for securing a consular position in 1933.
Friday, Sept. 9; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Presentation — “Beyond the Dome: Inspiration from the Domer Dozen”
Wonder what life is like beyond the Dome? Come ask some outstanding young alumni yourself! Meet the 2022 Domer Dozen honorees as they share the paths they’ve taken since graduating from Notre Dame. All guests are welcome to meet with the honorees immediately following the presentations.
Friday, Sept. 9; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters Series — “Citizen Science Meets Science Fiction: Encouraging Gamers to Engage with Research”
On home game Fridays, the Ahead of the Game series offers an opportunity for intellectual engagement, sharing the experience in an audience of faculty, students and alumni. This week will feature Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, the Ruth and Paul Idzik Assistant Professor in Digital Scholarship and English.
Friday, Sept. 9; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall

MVP Fridays Series: “How Do We Get Past Polarization?”
Join the Center for Social Concerns Friday afternoons on home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists and writers on questions of meaning, values and purpose. Ralph McCloud, director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, will speak on the topic of polarization. Reception to follow.
Friday, Sept. 9; 4 to 6 p.m. in the atrium, Stinson-Remick Hall

Hibernian Lecture — “Faith and Fatherland: Belief and the Irish Catholic Experience”
Enda Delaney from the University of Edinburgh will deliver the 2022 Hibernian Lecture cosponsored by the Cushwa Center and the Keough-Naughton Institute.
Friday, Sept. 9; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Science Exploration Series: “Let’s Have a Moment of Science”
Explore the fun of science through engaging demonstrations by Notre Dame’s students under the guidance of their faculty mentors and tour the Museum of Biodiversity. Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon.
Saturday, Sept. 10; 10 a.m. to noon in the Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science

Saturdays with the Saints Series: St. Alphonsus of Liguori
Presented by Ulrich Lehner, professor of theology, this year’s series focuses on Saints of the Blessed Mother. Saturdays with the Saints is a Notre Dame football Game Day lecture series that combines the University’s rich traditions of Catholic faith and spirited game days.
Saturday, Sept. 10; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Social Gatherings

Graduate Student Social
Escape your study carrel and connect with graduate students across campus at this in-person celebration of Notre Dame graduate students sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
Free and open to all Notre Dame graduate students. Bring Notre Dame ID card for entry.
Thursday, Sept. 8; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Football Fridays at the Eck
Kick off your game weekend at Football Fridays at the Eck! Join your fellow Fighting Irish fans for live music from Moho Snaps, tailgate food from Portillo’s (including $1 hot dogs), interviews with Notre Dame celebrities, performances from the pom squad and cheer team and more.
Friday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eck Visitors Center

Bagpipe Music on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace
David Younger, bagpiper, stops by for a performance.
Friday, Sept. 9; 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wind Family Fireside Terrace, Morris Inn

Friday Night Bash
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly party featuring food trucks, drinks and live music by Jerry O’Fonics. Tickets include live music and access to purchase food and drink from local vendors: $12 for adults (ages 12+); children 11 and under are free.
Friday, Sept. 9; 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the concourse (enter Gate C/Leahy Gate), Notre Dame Stadium

Spirit Mania
Come kick-off football season with SAO to enjoy free food trucks, inflatables and giveaways including megaphones, cowbells and foam fingers. The first 50 students to check in will get a pair of exclusive ND socks! 
Friday, Sept. 9; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

G(0.0) Irish Student Tailgate!
Join the new student group under McWell, Zero Proof, for their first student tailgate to kick off the Freeman Era. Enjoy a unique spread of food, fun, drinks and games to celebrate the season’s first Game Day! All students welcome. Follow @zeroproof.nd and @mcwellND for details.
Saturday, Sept. 10; 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on the west side of the main entrance to Compton Family Ice Arena

Shamrock Kickoff
Get ready to cheer for the Fighting Irish with giveaways and food trucks! Can you guess which food truck is coming this week?
Saturday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on North Quad

Irish Music and Dance Tailgate
Join the Medieval Institute and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies on Game Day for a festive Ceilidh with live music. Learn the history of Irish dance and flute-making with performer Shannon Dunne. Complimentary food and drink will be provided.
Saturday, Sept. 10; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the west lawn of McCourtney Hall

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Don’t Lose Your Work in Canvas
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Also This Week ...

Book Signing with Father Thomas Blantz
Rev. Thomas Blantz, C.S.C., professor emeritus in the Department of History, will sign copies of his book, “The University of Notre Dame: A History.”
Friday, Sept. 9; 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore