Lightning Lectures & Lunches

Lightning Lectures & Lunches offer students a way to identify compelling and interesting intellectual questions and explore various academic opportunities at Notre Dame over an informal lunch with faculty in the dining hall. 

Lightning Lectures

Browse the collection of quick and diverse lectures below. 

Professor Claire Donovan: Why does accounting matter?

Professor Mitch Olsen: Why does marketing matter?

Professor Jake Lundberg: Why does history matter?

Professor Anna Haskins: Why does sociology matter?

Lightning Lunches

Interested in what you saw? Join us for lunch!

 Lightning Lunches gather together lecturers, First Year Advisors, and students to curate an informal accessible lunch conversation for students to explore departments, majors, or research of interest. These are great opportunities for all students, especially first-year students, to engage with faculty, ask questions, and learn more about various academic paths at Notre Dame.

Fall 2023 Lightning Lunch Dates

Thursday, September 21 | Professor Mitchel Olsen (Marketing)

Monday, October 2 | Professor Claire Donovan (Accounting)

Wednesday, November 15 | Professor Jake Lundberg (History)

Thursday, November 16 | Professor Anna Haskins (Sociology)