Student Edition


For the Week of February 26

Arts and Performances


Sacred Art Visio Divina
Visio divina, or “sacred seeing,” is an ancient form of Christian prayer in which we allow our hearts and imaginations to prayerfully and meditatively enter into an image. Join the Raclin Murphy Museum for guided sessions of visio divina with sacred art in the Mary, Queen of Families Chapel. It is a wonderful way to engage spiritually with this unique, art-filled space.
Monday, Feb. 26 Tuesday, Feb. 27; 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Art + Spirit
This interactive series will explore major aspects of how one might think about art as “spiritual” through the lens of the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art’s collection. Come for a guided conversation to look, learn, reflect and discuss the various ways that the spiritual aspects of art elevate both our thinking and our own personal encounters.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art
Saturday, March 2; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Art180 First Fridays
Wondering how to spend 180 minutes with your chosen work of art? Interested in meeting others also participating in Art180? Stop by the museum for Art180 First Fridays! These drop-in hours will include small activities and prompts to guide you on your journey, along with the opportunity to chat with others.
Friday, March 1; 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

AAHD Gallery: Third-Year MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception
The exhibition will showcase art created by Jacob Lehmann and Joe Matty. The artwork will be displayed from Thursday, Feb. 29, to Thursday, March 21.
Friday, March 1; 5 to 7 p.m. in the AAHD Galleries (Room 214/216), Riley Hall


Screenings and Panel Discussion — “Oscar Nominated Shorts: Red, White and Blue”
Following the screening of all five films nominated for best live action short in the 2024 Oscars, join the Department of Film, Television and Theatre for a panel discussion exploring Nazrin Choudhury’s “Red, White and Blue,” featuring the film’s editor and co-producer, Phil McLaughlin. $7 adult, $5 seniors (65+), $4 non-ND student/child.
Saturday, March 2; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Theater: “As You Are” by Rachel Lynett ’11
In a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” “As You Are” is a play with music about an apartment community stuck inside trying to find joy in the darkest of situations. Directed by Patrick Starner ’20. $15 for the general public, $12 for faculty/staff/seniors (65+), $7 for students.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Feb. 29; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3; 2:30 p.m.

Standup Comedy Night

The Student Stand-Ups of Notre Dame invite you for their first show at Legends! Student performers have been working hard to make this a night full of great stand-up comedy with free admission. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the show starts at 8 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase, with 50 percent off select appetizers from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Legends Clubside

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Leprechaun Legion Dorm Night
Join the Leprechaun Legion when men’s basketball takes on Wake Forest! Participating residence halls will have a representative competing in contests throughout the game for a shot at a grand prize. Additionally, the residence hall with the highest attendance by percentage will also win a grand prize!
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 9 to 11 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

Awards and Competitions

Shaheen Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals
Come watch graduate student finalists from the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering, and Science and the Keough School of Global Affairs compete in the final round of the 3MT competition. They will compete for thousands of dollars of prize money by presenting their research in just three minutes and using only one slide. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students
All full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply for the 2024-26 Lucy Graduate Scholars cohort for a two-year term. Graduate Scholars will receive a $3,000 stipend/year and will be ambassadors for an interdisciplinary research community through the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society.
Info sessions: Monday, Feb. 26; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, March 1; 2 p.m.

2024 University Faculty Awards Nominations
The Office of the Provost coordinates eight awards that recognize faculty excellence in research, teaching and service to the University; signal milestone accomplishments and contributions across the disciplines; and celebrate outstanding members of the Notre Dame community. Faculty, academic staff and students can nominate a faculty member for any of these awards. Nominations are open through Monday, March 4.

Apply for Summer Research Grants
Notre Dame undergraduates (in any major) are invited to apply for summer research grants. The grants are intended for Notre Dame juniors pursuing an interest that relates to the research agendas of the Kellogg Institute (human development and democracy) or the Kroc Institute (international peace and justice). Several grants of up to $5,000 are awarded each year. The deadline is Monday, March 4.

Now Accepting Submissions — Library Research Award
Do you use library resources for your research projects or class assignments? This annual competition awards prizes to undergraduate students from all disciplines who demonstrate, in a brief essay, how they used library resources for a class project or assignment completed in summer 2023, fall 2023 or spring 2024. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 12.

Deadlines or Registrations

Shamrock Leadership Series First-Year Institute
The Student Activities Office announces that applications are open for the Shamrock Leadership Series First-Year Institute! This premier leadership program is open to all first-year students to strengthen and expand their capacity of leadership by interacting with leaders in the field, connecting with peers and much more. Review the flyer with QR code for more details. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 1.
Sessions: Tuesdays, March 19, March 26 and April 2; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Fighting Irish Scholars Program
Benefits include leadership development, community-building events, programming targeting first-generation and/or low-income student needs, and a $2,000 stipend every academic year! First-years and transferring sophomores are welcome to apply by 5 p.m. Friday, March 8. Review the poster for more information.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

International Student Global Unity Showcase
Join in for an evening of vibrant performances, delectable international cuisine and engaging cultural exhibitions. It’s more than just an event — it’s a celebration of unity, understanding and the strength that comes from embracing our differences. Hosted by the International Engagement and Outreach Department of ND’s Student Government. Registration and nomination information online.
Monday, Feb. 26; 6 to 8 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Black Domers 2
The Black Alumni of Notre Dame and ThinkND invite you to explore experiences of Black alumni and students, imagine the future of social justice, convene Black entrepreneurial and business trailblazers, nurture Black well-being and cultivate Black spirituality.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually 

Educational and Research Opportunities

Latino Studies Open House
Want to learn more about the Latino Studies program? Interested in the major or minor? Want to talk to current students and faculty? Join in where you can get all your questions answered and more.
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 315, Bond Hall

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Graduate School Selection
Want to know more about potential graduate programs and the research they produce? Use bibliographic database(s) to determine which institutions are doing research that matches your passions and who is doing that research.
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
Topic modeling is a process of analyzing a collection of texts to better understand the collection as a whole. This process can be useful for identifying genres, authors or subjects in a body of literature. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate and facilitate the use of a free Java-based program called Topic Modeling Tool.
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· RefWorks — Managing Citations for Research
This workshop will review the basics of citation managers, identify some of the more common citation managers, practice importing citations from a few databases (such as Google Scholar and Web of Science), show how to identify when you have missing data in your citation and show how to create endnotes.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· Introduction to Text Mining
In this hands-on workshop, learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora such as a collection of books or journal articles. Sometimes called “distant” or “scalable” reading, text mining is a way to analyze the words or phrases in a text to find patterns and anomalies within it.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Presented by Mark Robison, political science and peace studies librarian.
Friday, March 1; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library
· Multimedia Timelines with timeline.js
Learn how to create media-rich, interactive timelines using timeline.js. Timeline.js is a free, easy-to-use web-based tool that enables you to build visually rich, interactive timelines using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. It can pull in media from a variety of sources — e.g., Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc. — to enhance your storytelling.
Friday, March 1; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Faith and Service

Presentation: “The Role of a Synodal Bishop”
Cardinal Mario Grech’s presentation, which is sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life, will include a response from Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Free and open to the public.
Monday, Feb. 26; 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the Reyes Family Boardroom (Room 215/216), McKenna Hall

Presentation: “The Eucharistic Sacrifice and the Mission to the Poor”
Bishop Daniel Flores, from the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, will describe the dynamism inherent within the Eucharistic celebration that both names Christ’s mission to the poor, and makes us capable of participating in it. The theme will include addressing “who are the poor?”
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

FaithND’s Lenten Perspectives: The Art of the Raclin Murphy Museum
Throughout Lent, join the Alumni Association and FaithND for this online video reflection series exploring some of the most significant liturgical paintings of the Raclin Murphy Museum collection, challenging you to contemplate prayer, fasting, sinfulness, mercy, grace and God’s infinite love from the perspectives of the artist’s gaze.

Stations of the Cross
Join in this Lenten opportunity by using works of art to pray the Stations of the Cross. This guided devotion will use the collection of George Tooker’s preparatory drawings for a Stations series he painted in 1984 for St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor, Vermont. Each station will be accompanied by a scriptural passage and a reflection.
Friday, March 1; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Auditions Deadline Extended for New Musical “Behold God’s Love for You”
Auditions have been extended for “Behold God’s Love for You: A Musical Triptych on the Eucharist.” The world premiere performances will take place at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, July 18-19. Auditions are open to the public, and submissions are now due online by 5 p.m. Friday, March 1. Learn more at Free and open to the public.

Breen-Phillips Hall’s Annual Meal Auction
Support Meals on Wheels in South Bend by participating in BP’s signature charity event, Meal Auction! A Rohr’s dinner with Father Jenkins, a one-night stay at the Morris Inn and a personal tour of the new men’s residence hall on East Quad are just a few of the many priceless auction items up for grabs at the 40th annual Meal Auction.
Friday, March 1; 3 to 7 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack
Lyons and Johnson Family Halls are co-hosting a campus-wide service event in partnership with Feed My Starving Children. Volunteers will help pack 100,000 meals to send to kids in need all over the world! Sign up for this amazing opportunity by using this link to register. Reach out to Grace Shaible or Hannah Matsumoto with any questions.
Friday, March 1; 6 to 9 p.m. with various shifts available in Stepan Center
Saturday, March 2; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with various shifts available

Seeking the Soul, Finding the Body
Join the Society of Catholic Scientists for its monthly Mass and brunch, featuring a talk from Dr. Dillon Stull, resident at Memorial Hospital. Mass will be the 11:30 a.m. Crypt Mass; brunch will follow in the Geddes Hall Coffeehouse around noon. All are welcome! Please register, so enough food will be ordered.
Saturday, March 2; 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Crypt, then Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Health and Recreation

Well-Being Leprechaun Seek and Find
Being well isn’t just a matter of luck! Seven leprechauns providing well-being tips will be hidden outdoors on campus. Check in at all seven leprechauns to win a pair of fuzzy socks and be entered to win a “happy light” (bright light therapy box) to decrease the winter blues.
Monday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 8; campus-wide

“Happy Lights” Bright Light Therapy Boxes Are Available
Are dreary days getting you down? McWell lends out “happy light” light boxes that may help you chase those seasonal blues away. Stop by the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being on the second floor of Saint Liam Hall to check one out, or email to see if one is available.

Summer Camp Expo
Join NDHR Family Services for a summer camp expo! This event will feature local summer camps and other educational opportunities for children in grades K-12. Open to Notre Dame faculty, staff, graduate students and their spouses.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues & Vocations — “Hope and Peril in American Medicine”
Ricardo Nuila, an internal medicine doctor and hospitalist in his hometown of Houston, is the author of “The People’s Hospital: Stories and Lessons from a Safety Net Healthcare System.” There will be time for audience questions. Virtues & Vocations is a national forum housed at the Center for Social Concerns for scholars and practitioners to consider how best to cultivate character in higher education.
Monday, Feb. 26; noon to 1 p.m. online

Discussion and Book Signing — “Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law” with Authors Leah and Richard Rothstein
The Law School has purchased 100 copies of “Just Action.” Attendees can reserve a copy upon registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by ND Law School’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and co-sponsored by Black Law Students Association, the Real Estate Law Society, the American Constitution Society, the School of Architecture and the Center for Social Concerns. Register here to attend.
Monday, Feb. 26; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom, Eck Law School

Lecture and Livestream: “Judaism and Free Speech on Campus Post-October 7, 2023”
Presented by Yoram Hazony, an Israeli philosopher, biblical scholar and political theorist. He currently serves as the president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, and is the chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation. Attendees will be required to present an NDID upon entry to the event. Review the poster.
Monday, Feb. 26; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “Identification of Treatment Effects with Bunching Designs”
This talk by Carolina Caetano gives an overview of the existing strategies for identification of causal effects in models with endogeneity which leverage bunching in the treatment variable.
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Presentation — “ChatGPT: What Every Student Should Know”
Ever wonder why ChatGPT sometimes does what you want and sometimes does not? Ever wonder how to get it to do what you want through the basics of prompt engineering? Join the Technology and Digital Studies Programs for a practical overview of ChatGPT and related AI systems. Open to all of the ND community. Dinner will be served, so please register at Bring your friends!
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 140, DeBartolo Hall

Webinar: “The Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza”
After three months of attacks and occupation by the Israel Defense Forces, Gaza “has become a place of death and despair.” Hospitals are overwhelmed, there is risk of famine and daily life is filled with danger, fear and trauma. In this event, a panel of experts will provide insights on the struggle for humanitarian agencies to provide relief in Gaza. This is the third installment in a series of webinars addressing various aspects of the Israel/Palestine war, co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 12:30 to 2 p.m. live via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “Patrick Griffin’s ‘The Age of Atlantic Revolution’: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World’”
Panelists include Eliga Gould, University of New Hampshire; Sam Fisher, visiting fellow in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies; and Anna Vincenzi of Hillsdale College. Elisabeth Köll, the William Payden Collegiate Chair of the Department of History, will introduce. Reception to follow. Review the poster.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Rooms 205-207, McKenna Hall

2024 Cushwa Center Lecture — “Five Hundred* Years of Mayanized Christianity: An Ethnohistory of the Americas’ First Theology, the Theologia Indorum”
Presented by Garry Sparks, associate professor in the Department of Religion, Princeton University.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Rooms 215-216, McKenna Hall

ND Democracy Talk — “The Student Becomes the Teacher: German Lessons for American Democracy”
This talk with Bill Donohue, the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities, professor of European studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs, and director of the Initiative for Global Europe, Keough School, will be based on how the U.S. was a mentor to Germany post-war, and how the U.S. now needs to look to Germany to recon with our own history with regard to race in order to bolster our democracy. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Presentation — “Made for Such a Time: Gifts of Black Catholics for the 21st Century Church”
Campus Ministry is partnering with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend’s Black Catholic Committee to host authors, podcasters and speakers Marcia Lane-McGee and Shannon Wimp Schmidt.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 7 p.m. in Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

Undergraduate Research Conference in European Studies
The Nanovic Institute will host its first Undergraduate Research Conference in European Studies. This full day of student presentations and papers will highlight the gamut of what Notre Dame undergraduates are studying about Europe across disciplines. The Notre Dame School of Architecture is co-sponsoring this conference.
Friday, March 1; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Ten Years Hence Lecture — “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology”
Presented by Anu Bradford, the Henry L. Moses Distinguished Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School. This is the fourth of eight lectures in the Ten Years Hence Speaker Series, which focuses on “Artificial Intelligence: Promise and Peril.” Free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. No tickets or registration required.
Friday, March 1; 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Signs of the Times – Mark Herriman, United Way of St. Joseph County
Mark Herriman, executive vice president of OneRoof, United Way of St. Joseph County, will speak about “Empowerment in Practice” at Signs of the Times — a monthly series at the Center for Social Concerns that connects campus to community experts around justice topics. Bring your lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided.
Friday, March 1; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Lunch and Learn: Exoneration Justice Clinic
Join the Institute for Latino Studies for a Lunch and Learn focused on the Exoneration Justice Clinic with Professor Jimmy Gurulé from the Notre Dame Law School. Lunch will be provided. Register here.
Friday, March 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 315, Bond Hall

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Road and Sidewalk Closures Near Hesburgh Library
Please note that Library Circle, the access drive to the Hesburgh Library, Pasquerilla Center and the ITC, will be closed Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 16. This will allow crews to install underground geothermal water lines originating from the new geothermal plant under construction on the north side of the Joyce Center. Anyone needing to be dropped off at the library during the road closure can use St. Joseph Drive west of the library. Please also note that a portion of the sidewalk north of Library Circle will be closed March 1-20. Review the aerial map for details.
Geothermal systems support sustainable energy usage for heating and cooling buildings on campus. They take advantage of the year-round 50°F average temperatures underground, circulating water through a closed-loop piping system to a depth of roughly 300 feet before returning it to the surface and distributing it through an energy center. Starting the heating and cooling process at 50° instead of at fluctuating surface temperatures uses significantly less energy to create comfortable building spaces.

Social Gatherings

Japanese Conversation Table
Japanese learners of all levels are invited to the Japanese conversation table.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 151, Decio Faculty Hall

Global Brain Leap: Notre Dame International Trivia Night
Want to test your knowledge on international trivia with a special addition of leap year trivia and a delicious international dinner buffet? Come join Notre Dame International’s Senior Fellows to work in teams for a chance to win cool travel prizes!
Thursday, Feb. 29; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 246, Duncan Student Center

Leap into Spring with the Student Programming Committee
Enjoy Leap Day by spending an extra evening at the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art! Join the Student Programming Committee in welcoming spring with flower-inspired art and activities at the museum.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Slavic Tea Party
This free tea party will include a celebration of spring. Be sure to stop by to take part in the fun, food and games!
Friday, March 1; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the departmental study lounge (Room 117), Decio Faculty Hall

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: How Will I Know That an Assignment Has Been Graded?
When a change is made to your course grades, the Grades link in Course Navigation adds an indicator representing the number of changes in a course since your last visit. The Grades page shows the details of your graded assignments.