TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 11)


For the Week of April 11

Arts and Performances


Art and Design (BFA/BA Honors) Thesis Exhibition
This annual exhibition consists of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with a BFA or B.A. honors​ degree from the Department of Art, Art History and Design. The show will run through May 15.
Mondays through Fridays, April 11-May 13; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall
Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


“Time” (2020)
The final installment of the NDIAS’s Resilience Film Series is an intimate love story filmed over two decades that garnered an Oscar nomination for best documentary. In the film, indomitable matriarch Fox Rich strives to raise her six sons while fighting for her husband’s freedom. There will be a panel discussion following the film. Free but ticketed.
Tuesday, April 12; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Jesus Christ Superstar” (1973)
The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera about Jesus Christ is told through a pop-up musical that springs from a hippie school bus traveling in the desert. Like the musical, the film recounts Jesus’ last days emphasizing the role Judas — his betrayer — played in his death and the emotions behind it. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, April 14; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Sandeen Memorial Poetry Reading
Anne Carson will give the 2022 Ernest Sandeen Memorial Reading. Carson is a poet, essayist, professor of classics and translator. She has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership over the course of her “unclassifiable” publishing career. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, April 13; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

BIPH 2022/23 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships
The Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health announces that it is accepting applications for the Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Two fellowships providing 12 months of full stipend support will be awarded. The application deadline is Friday, April 29.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum Closed on Good Friday: April 15
The Snite Museum galleries will be open on Saturday, April 16.

Hesburgh Library Building Hours for Easter through Final Exams
Hesburgh Library’s upcoming hours:
∙ Friday, April 15; closing at 9 p.m.
∙ Saturday, April 16; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
∙ Easter Sunday, April 17, closed
∙ Monday, April 18, open at 7 a.m. (begin 24/7 hours through final exams).
Find all branch and service desk hours at

Deadlines or Registrations

Thrive! Leadership Opportunities: Self-Nominations
Are you interested in professional development, networking, career growth and access to University senior leadership? Now is your opportunity! Consider nominating yourself for one of the many leadership opportunities within Thrive! by the Thursday, April 14, deadline. All members are welcome to apply for board positions, the Communications Committee, Engagement Committee, Mentoring Committee and Professional Development Committee.

Blood Drive
Sign up at Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the College of Science.
Friday, April 29; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the bloodmobile parked outside Gate E, Duncan Student Center

15th Midwest Conference on Protein Folding, Assembly and Molecular Motions
Hosted by Patricia L. Clark, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and associate vice president for research. This one-day gathering of Midwestern academic laboratories is focused on sharing recent research on proteins. The conference features talks and posters and covers all aspects of protein research. Most speakers are selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, there are two PI speakers: Gabe Rocklin, Northwestern University, and Notre Dame’s Brittany Morgan. For details and online registration, visit the conference website. The registration deadline is Friday, April 22.
Saturday, May 7; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall of Science 

Educational and Research Opportunities

EAP Workshop: “Translation Poetry for Bilinguals”
In honor of National Poetry Month, the EAP Program invites the international community and language learners at Notre Dame to attend this initial workshop on translation poetry. Guest presenter Misael Osorio-Conde, MFA ’21, will introduce attendees to the process of writing a bilingual pastoral poem. Visit CSLC events to register.
Wednesday, April 13; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on the workshop title to see more details and to register.
Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Thursday, April 14; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Technology Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge. Check the class description in Endeavor for the method of delivery of each class.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Wednesday, April 20; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Wednesday, April 20; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Wednesday, April 20; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at      

Faith and Service

Holy Week and Easter Schedule in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Collection for Ukraine Refugees
Campus Ministry is sponsoring a collection of clothing and money for refugees from Ukraine. All donations are welcome and will be used to assist refugees. Thank you in advance for your generous help.
Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12; students will be in front of North and South Dining Halls
to accept anything you
’re able to give.

Catholic Mass in Italian
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Italian with officiant Father Vincenz Heereman. Guidance in both English and Italian will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (
Tuesday, April 12; 7 to 8 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel

Prayer with Mary Undoer of Knots
The Master of Divinity community will host a prayer experience open to all members of the campus community. Lay challenges, struggles, frustrations, disappointments at the feet of Mary — then pick up those of another and pray on their behalf.
Wednesday, April 13; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the small courtyard between the back of O’Shaughnessy Hall and Malloy Hall

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture — “Making Peace with Nature: Ecological Encounters Along the Korean DMZ”
Eleana Kim, an associate professor of anthropology and Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss the ecological, cultural and political transformations that have contributed to the Demilitarized Zone’s resignification from a scar of fratricidal war to a green belt representing biodiversity and peace.
Monday, April 11; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

Book Launch for “Future Peace: Technology, Aggression and the Rush to War”
The John J. Reilly Center and the Notre Dame International Security Center co-host a book launch for Robert H. Latiff, published by Notre Dame Press.
Monday, April 11; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Foley’s, O’Neill Hall

Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture with Lisette Nieves
As part of the Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture series, the Institute for Latino Studies welcomes Lisette Nieves. She is the co-author of “Working to Learn: Disrupting the Divide Between College and Career Pathways for Young People,” president of the Fund for the City of New York, and a professor at NYU Steinhardt.
Monday, April 11; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 104, Bond Hall

Discussion — “India and the Gandhian Ideology: Through a Contemporary Lens”
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation, is one of the most influential figures in modern Indian history. Being known globally for his nonviolent approach to India’s independence struggle, he continues to remain a very crucial and pivotal point in contemporary Indian social and political thought. Join FLTA Amrita Sharma in the discussion.
Monday, April 11; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Virtual Slow Look
Join the Snite Museum of Art for a slow look at Diana Copperwhite’s “Inner Garden State” on view in “Who Do We Say We Are: Irish Art 1922 | 2022.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used as a way to approach and understand the painting through a guided look.
Tuesday, April 12; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “A Death in Davos: The Cult of Honor in Europe before the First World War”
In March 1909, in a hotel in Davos, Switzerland, an Austro-Hungarian army officer shot dead a Dutch composer in front of all the other guests. John Deak, a Nanovic faculty fellow from the Department of History, will discuss this case and explore the cult of honor and the peculiar world of Davos in Europe on the eve of the First World War. Free and open to all. Boxed lunches will be available for the audience while supplies last.
Tuesday, April 12; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Rethinking the Role of Clergy in Conflict and Peacebuilding”
Featuring Gladys Ganiel, reader in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. Drawing on interviews with Presbyterian ministers who served during Northern
Ireland’s Troubles (ca. 1968-98) and churchgoing victims of violence, Ganiel explores the role of clergy as “first responders” to victims of violence.
Tuesday, April 12; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Art History Works-in-Progress Series: “Arezzo’s Etruscan Heritage in the Age of Giorgio Vasari and Cosimo I”
Join in for the virtual lecture by Ingrid Rowland, professor of art history.
Tuesday, April 12; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Our Universe Revealed Series Lecture — “Nuclear Fusion: Powering the Stars and Life on Earth”
Nuclear fusion has been fueling stars and has created the chemical elements in the universe. But how does fusion work? And when will humanity be able to harness this limitless source of energy? Learn from Manoel Couder, associate professor in the Department of Physics, how private businesses and recent scientific discoveries aid in the advancement of fusion technology that may be the next solution for power generation.
Tuesday, April 12; 7 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science, and online streaming via Zoom

Lecture — “Daring to Expose: How Chinese Protestors Post about State Repression Online”
Diana Fu, associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and Brookings Institution fellow, examines how protesters speak out about state repression through online posts and how they frame their online discourse about state abuse. Her research analyzes digital posts about protests through a sample of 74,425 protest events.
Wednesday, April 13; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Global Health Colloquium: “Research Interventions to Address Gaps in Practice”
This week’s colloquium will focus on maternal health, including presentations from Eck Institute for Global Health affiliates Yenupini Joyce Adams, visiting assistant professor of global health, and Laura Miller-Graff, associate professor of psychology and peace studies.  If unable to join in person, you may request the Zoom link by contacting
Wednesday, April 13; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 283, Galvin Life Science Center, and via Zoom

Presentation — “Ukraine: What it Means for Multilateralism, the UN, and US Foreign Policy”
How will Russia’s war in Ukraine affect multilateralism? What will it mean for the United Nations? And how may it influence U.S. foreign policy? Hear insights from Ambassador Richard M. Mills Jr., deputy representative of the United States to the U.N. This event and remarks will be off the record. Lunch will be served. Register here.
Wednesday, April 13; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time-Out for Tech: “Watch Out! Latest Scams and How to Stay Safe”
OIT’s Information Security team will talk about the current scams and best practices to keep you and the data on your computer safe. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, April 14; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Talk — “Afghanistan: After the War, Before the Peace”
Featuring Obaidullah Baheer, visiting scholar at The New School and lecturer at American University of Kabul. The talk will cover the delicate state Afghanistan is in with regard to being under de-facto rule by the Taliban, which has been designated as a terrorist group.
Thursday, April 14; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Engaged Learning Forum: “Podcasting through Uncertainty at Westville Correctional Facility”
The Moreau College Initiative (MCI) offers incarcerated individuals the opportunity to pursue higher education degrees. In 2019, MCI received a Center for Social Concerns grant to offer a Podcast Club to MCI students. Join for a discussion about MCI, the burgeoning Podcast Club and how to navigate uncertainty in community-university partnerships.
Thursday, April 14; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Film in Bolivia: A Documentary Approach
While small, film production in Bolivia has a rich history since the 1920s. What makes film production in Bolivia unique is that many of its feature-length films are documentaries or documentary in nature, and the themes revolve around politics and the Indigenous people. Presented by FLTA Delia Salazar Alcuna.
Thursday, April 14; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

The Power of Stories
Explore the role stories play in our lives through an exploration of Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s sculpture “Tale Teller VII,” and the stories shared by Bryan Stevenson in “Just Mercy.” A partnership between the local Francis Branch Library and the Snite Museum of Art, this program will bring together visual and verbal stories.
Thursday, April 14; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Roger B. Francis Branch, St. Joseph County Public Library, 52655 N. Ironwood Road, South Bend

“History of Skywriting” with Anne Carson
Anne Carson will give the 2022 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture titled “History of Skywriting” with her collaborator, Robert Currie. Carson is a poet, essayist, professor of classics and translator. She has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership over the course of her “unclassifiable” publishing career. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, April 14; 5 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Douglas Road Project Start Date Changes to Monday, April 11
According to St. Joseph County officials, the closure of Douglas Road between Twyckenham Drive and Ironwood Road will begin Monday, April 11 — a week earlier than most recently projected.

This is Phase 1 of the project. New information will be provided to the campus community as the University receives it, including the start date for Phase 2, which will close the intersection of Douglas and Ironwood for several weeks.

Social Gatherings

Okroshka Party
Okroshka is a Russian cold soup and is made of a mix of mostly raw vegetables, boiled potatoes, eggs and a cooked meat such as beef, veal, sausages or ham with kvass, which is a non-alcoholic beverage made from fermented black or rye bread. The name means “to crumble into small pieces.” Join FLTA Sabina Iusupova as she shares its history.
Monday, April 11; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Max Kade Commons, Decio Faculty Hall

Also This Week ...

Admitted Student Days
This on-campus event offers newly admitted students and their families the opportunity to meet and hear from University leadership, faculty, current students and other members of the Notre Dame community. April 10-11 and April 24-25. Join the Office of Undergraduate Enrollment in welcoming the ND Class of 2026 to campus!
Starting Sunday, April 10; 6:30 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion and the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Encourage Your Undergrads to Apply for a Notre Dame Library Research Award
Do you have undergraduate students who use library resources for their research projects or class assignments? Encourage them to apply for a Library Research Award by Tuesday, May 10. Applicants are often inspired to apply at the urging of faculty or advisers — please share submission guidelines found at

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.