This Month on ThinkND

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Pilgrimage for Healing and Liberation

Pilgrimage is a truly global, cross-cultural and transhistorical phenomenon. It shaped the development of each of the major world religions. The embodied act of making a pilgrimage was meant to catalyze spiritual movement and growth. Pilgrims seek to be changed by their experience. That may be why pilgrimage is currently being used in work for racial justice and healing. The journey both symbolizes and realizes the transformation necessary for us to become the beloved community. Organized by the Medieval InstitutePilgrimage for Healing and Liberation will take us from the deep past to the present day to discover what the practice of pilgrimage offered our ancestors and why it remains attractive to so many today.

Pilgrimage for Healing and Liberation is co-sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies, the Department of TheologyProgram of Liberal StudiesCushwa Center for the Study of American CatholicismAnsari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, and the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience

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Ten Years Hence: Is Globalism Dead?

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Mendoza College of Business signature lecture series, Ten Years Hence. We invite you to join with us to see and hear a variety of experts talk about this year’s topic, framed around a question: “Is Globalism Dead?”

Some of our speakers will say the answer is “yes,” while others will say, “definitely not.” Still others aren’t so sure, offering a qualified, “perhaps.” Experience the series virtually with 75 current Notre Dame students in Jordan Auditorium for a session that promises to be engaging, informative, and fun.

Join us on select Friday mornings throughout the spring semester to learn more about the global economy and a range of related issues such as global health concerns, migration, global governance, and the intersection of public policy and the public good. 

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Virtues & Vocations

Virtues & Vocations is a national forum housed at the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. During our webinars, we will consider issues related to character and work, how to pursue virtues such as hope and wisdom within higher education and the professions, and how mental health and moral purpose connect to human flourishing.

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Creating Your Inspired Journey

The Inspired Leadership Initiative (ILI) presents a new series, Creating Your Inspired Journey, an opportunity to be intentional about discovering, discerning, and designing a life with purpose. We will have worthwhile discussions about the essential ingredients of building a life and a legacy: our creativity, our vision, and the tools we need for the journey to make it happen.

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Inspiring Conversations: Kinship

In the 2022-2023 academic year, Inspiring Conversations continues with a focus on “Kinship” as we dive into the value of true accompanied relationships and their value across multiple disciplines. We will welcome a variety of speakers, from various disciplines and backgrounds to discuss Kinship from the perspective of their expertise and experiences.

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The Science & Business of Wine, Spirits & Beer will consist of 5 different multi-episode series taking place over the next year from the Notre Dame College of Science and Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business in collaboration with the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science at University of California, Davis.

The Science & Business of Wine: Wine, Behind the Curtain

Most people enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner, and some discuss the complexities of taste, but we’re returning to basics. What is wine? How is it made? Let’s start from the beginning and build a base of understanding to explore all things wine in the Wine, Behind the Curtain series. We’ll share how to experience your favorite bottle and what decisions or locations affect its flavor and aroma.

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The Science & Business of Spirits

The first virtual event in this series will be held at noon ET on Thursday, November 17, 2022. We will begin this series of conversations with an explanation of how spirits are made using science, engineering and technology.  Subsequent sessions of The Secret Life of Spirits will focus on various types of spirits including: tequila, vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, and brandies.

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Coming in 2023:

  • The Science & Business of Beer (Launching in Spring 2023)
  • Wines of the World (Launching in Summer 2023)
  • State of the Industry: Wine, Beer & Spirits (Launching in Summer 2023)

Want to take the party home? For each of the 5 series, a Giveaway Prize will be awarded to a series registrant drawn at random. Each Giveaway Prize will include:

  • Notre Dame Family Wines Wine Carrier
  • 2 Notre Dame Family Wines Bottle Stoppers
  • 1 night at Morris Inn Notre Dame (black out dates apply)
  • 1 dinner for two (black out dates apply) at Rohr’s at the Morris Inn Notre Dame
  • ThinkND embossed hardcover notebook and pen
  • A set of Notre Dame coasters
  • and more!

Hosted by Kirsten Martin, the director of ND TEC, TEC Talks features conversations on a broad range of topics in technology ethics with guests from both inside and beyond academia. Each episode takes one article, idea, case, or discovery and examines the larger implications for the field of tech ethics, with the goal being to make this work accessible to a wide audience.

TEC Talks episodes are available on ThinkND, at, and wherever you get your podcasts. To be added to the ThinkND Tech Ethics group, please register below. You will then receive an email about each episode of the podcast as it is released via the address you provide.

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