Watch the Lightning Talks

a large globe in a building atrium next to the words Moment To See Courage To Act

In April and May 2021, the Office of the Provost hosted 10 sessions of Moment to See, Courage to Act 3-minute lightning talks by Notre Dame faculty. Presenters were asked to highlight, in broad terms, three main points:

  • The focus of their work
  • Why that work is important
  • One recent finding or project that they are particularly excited about

There are two ways to access videos of the lightning talks:

1) Full Video Library

The entire library of 150+ lightning talks is housed in a single folder in the video platform Panopto. The talks are captioned and searchable by keyword:

a screenshot showing the first two results of a search for the word climate in the lightning talks video folder

Videos are listed alphabetically by presenters’ last names. Because of the search functionality, going straight to the full library is especially useful if you’re looking for talks from across different disciplines on a particular topic.

Go to the Full Lightning Talk Video Library

2) Talks by College, School, and Department

In the dropdowns below, faculty members’ lightning talks have been grouped by college, school, department, etc.

School of Architecture

College of Arts and Letters

Africana Studies

American Studies


Art, Art History, & Design




Film, Television, & Theatre

German and Russian Languages and Literatures



Political Science

Program of Liberal Studies


Romance Languages and Literatures

Sacred Music



Mendoza College of Business

Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations

Management & Organization


College of Engineering

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Dean’s Office and Student Programs

Engineering Innovation Hub

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Keough School of Global Affairs

The Graduate School

The Law School

Hesburgh Libraries

Collection Strategy and Acquisitions

Digital Services

Metadata Services

Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship

Office of the University Librarian

Rare Books and Special Collections

Research Services Unit

College of Science

Biological Sciences

Chemistry and Biochemistry



Institutes and Centers

Institute for Educational Initiatives

More Institutes and Centers