TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 18)


For the Week of April 18

Arts and Performances


Arts of Dignity: Juried Art Exhibit
The Arts of Dignity juried art exhibit will feature works exploring contemporary realities in which dignity is either threatened or enhanced. Selected pieces submitted by Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College undergraduate creatives will be displayed.
Thursday through Sunday, April 21-24, in Geddes Hall


“Vision — From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen” (2009)
Lushly shot in the original medieval cloisters of the fairytale-like German countryside, “Vision” is a profoundly inspirational portrait of a woman who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking and iconoclastic pioneer of faith, change and enlightenment. Discussion to follow with Daniel Hobbins, associate professor of history. $2 tickets. Free for ND, SMC, IUSB and HC students.
Tuesday, April 19; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Once You Know” (2020)
The documentary takes viewers on an intimate trek across the abyss of a world at the edge of catastrophe, into the intersection of climate science and civil disobedience. There will be a panel discussion following the film. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, April 20; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Memoria” (2021)
From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman who, after hearing a loud “bang”at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, April 21; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 22; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23; 6:30 p.m.

“A Night of Knowing Nothing” (2021)
Director Payal Kapadia deftly merges reality with fiction. With its dreamlike editing rhythms and a revelatory use of sound, “A Night of Knowing Nothing” is both a document of contemporary India and a nostalgic look at youth fighting the injustice of their time. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Saturday, April 23; 3 and 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 24; 3 p.m.


Riddle Bird Café with Poetic Melody
The Riddle Bird Café welcomes performances focused on justice themes presented from diverse perspectives. Poets, singers, storytellers, comedians, musicians and performance art lovers are all encouraged to join. This event will feature a performance by Poetic Melody, South Bend native and founder of the Poetry Den.
Thursday, April 21; 6 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Opera ND presents “Proving Up”
Opera Notre Dame presents the 2018 work of contemporary opera powerhouses Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek. “The opera ‘Proving Up’ instructs us, teeth clenched, that the American dream eludes even — especially — those who give everything to gain it” (Zachary Woolfe, New York Times). Fac/Staff: $15. Students: $10.
Thursday, April 21; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 22; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24; 2:30 p.m.

“Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022”: A Musical Interlude
Attend a live performance of a rich, musical interpretation of the works on view in the Snite Museum’s newest exploration of “Ireland, Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022.” New music commissioned and recorded especially for this exhibition focuses on the synergies between art, music and poetry.
Friday, April 22; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

An Evening of Italian Music: “Mediterranean Sì”
Members of the Italian community at Notre Dame and in South Bend are invited to gather for an unforgettable evening of Italian music. The concert, “Mediterranean Sì: Italianità in Italy and the World,” is curated by Lesley Marcantonio, assistant teaching professor of Italian, who is joined on stage by colleagues old and new, along with local vocalists and musicians. Free but ticketed.
Friday, April 22; 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

FTT Student Theatre Festival: “In Search of My Homeland”
A staged reading of a new play by Zhanqi Zhang ’23. In early 2020, a British Chinese high school student, John Jin, returns home to China to visit relatives, but gets stranded in Beijing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There he embarks on a winding yet mysterious journey of self-exploration. This play is bilingual and has English subtitles for all Chinese dialogue. Free, but tickets required.
Friday, April 22; 7:30 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, April 23; 7:30 p.m.

Organ Recital by Richard Gress (rescheduled)
Richard Gress, DMA student, performs organ works of J.S. Bach, Georg Muffat and Matthias Weckmann with the goal of demonstrating the spectrum of expressive capabilities offered by the instrument. In collaboration, Maggie Werth and Loren Masánqué interpret the Magnificat chant. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, April 24; 4 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

ND Jazz Bands Spring Concert
The Notre Dame Jazz Bands will present a family-friendly spring concert, with toe-tapping music enjoyable to listeners of all ages. Three groups will perform: Jazz Bands 1 & 2 and ND’s New Orleans Brass Band. They will play songs done originally by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Hugh Masekela and others. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, April 24; 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Presidential Pass-in-Review
The University has a long history of military service. Ever since World War II, Notre Dame has been training future officers, and the University’s Pass‐in‐Review is a great reminder of the military presence on campus. In this annual event, University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., inspects the Tri-Mil presence of the school.
Thursday, April 21; 5 to 6 p.m. on South Quad

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Building Hours through Final Exams
The Hesburgh Library will be open 24 hours starting Monday, April 18, through Thursday, May 5. Find all branch and service desk hours at

Deadlines or Registrations

Discussion — “Do Ask, Do Tell: The Value and Impact of Self-Identification for LGBTQ+ and Veteran Communities”
We will discuss what it means to be proud of the labels and identities we all hold and how to be an advocate, not just an ally. Sponsored by the Mendoza LGBTQ+ and Ally Club and the MBA Vets Club.
Guest speakers include Eric Alva, a retired USMC staff sergeant who introduced the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and Alphonso David, a global civil rights, human rights and LGBTQ+ lawyer and advocate. Register by Wednesday, April 27. Open to all students, faculty and staff.
Thursday, April 28; 5 p.m. in Room 205, Stayer 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 free 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 

Register for Children’s Choir Community Festival
Notre Dame Children’s Choir invites children ages 8-18 to participate in an all-day Community Festival. Guest singers get to experience being a part of an age-appropriate choir during rehearsals and workshops and then get to sing in the concert! No experience necessary; all are welcome. Registration is required by Friday, April 22.
Saturday, May 7, at St. Matthew Cathedral, 1701 Miami St., South Bend

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on the title to see more details and to register.
∙ Teaching Social Justice with the Social Justice Game
The Social Justice Game is designed to help gamify the economic dimensions of social justice for teaching and learning.
Friday, April 22; 1 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.
∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, April 26; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Pivot Tables, Wednesday, April 27; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level III: Workflow, Wednesday, April 27; 1:30 to 4 p.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level II: Intermediate Document Creation, Thursday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to noon
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at     

Faith and Service

Used Book Sale to Benefit Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger Food Drive
Proceeds will be split between People Gotta Eat — the United Way coalition of food pantries — and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Sponsored by the Department of Film, Television and Theatre and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Tuesday through Sunday, April 19-24; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the lobby, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Catholic Mass in German
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in German with officiant Father Vincenz Heereman. Guidance in both English and German will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (
Tuesday, April 19; 7 to 8 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel

Catholic Mass in Swahili
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Swahili with officiant Rev. Frank Murphy. Guidance in both English and Swahili will be provided. A gathering for refreshments will follow the service.
Tuesday, April 19; 5 to 6 p.m. in Badin Hall Chapel

Prayer of Remembrance
Losing a loved one is difficult. The grief process has its own timeline for each person. You are invited to a prayer of remembrance in honor of your loved one. Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., will lead the service. Come and feel free to bring a colleague or friend.
Wednesday, April 20; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga
Close out the semester with yoga at the Snite Museum. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski in the galleries to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection.
This program is open to Notre Dame students, staff, faculty and spouses. Mats are provided. Co-sponsored by RecSports.
Thursday, April 21; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Talk — “Pretoguês: How Brazilian Portuguese Language Was Influenced by African Diaspora”
Presented by FLTA Michel Soares do Carmo.
Monday, April 18; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

NDIAS Resilience Conference
Join current and former fellows of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for an interdisciplinary conference celebrating a year of research on resilience, the 2021-22 research theme of the institute.
Tuesday, April 19; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 215-216, McKenna Hall
Wednesday, April 20; 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Info Session — “Canvas 101: Introducing Canvas”
This is an introductory session for instructors who are new to Canvas and plan to prepare their courses over the summer break or want a refresher. The session will cover basic navigation, introduction to Canvas tools and best practices for course design. You will receive a calendar invitation prior to the event once the registration form is submitted.
Tuesday, April 19; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Talk — “In Pursuit of a Just Economy: Reflections from the Community to the Academy and Back Again”
Patrick Horvath, Inspired Leadership Initiative fellow for 2021-22, will reflect upon his decades of work in grassroots community development, his year at Notre Dame and his hopes for the future. Join the group at the Center for Social Concerns for coffee, conversation and light snacks.
Tuesday, April 19; 4 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Lecture — “Madman Theory: The Causes and Effects of Reputations for Madness in International Politics”
Presented by Roseanne W. McManus, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. 
Tuesday, April 19; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Art History Symposium
The Department of Art, Art History and Design presents the annual Art History Symposium. The BA Honors students will present research from their honors theses. Reception to follow.
Tuesday, April 19; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 200, Riley Hall

Idea Week
A week of inspiration and ideas. Idea Week is an innovation festival hosting business, technology and entertainment events to provide entrepreneurs, students and attendees with the practical knowledge, creative inspiration and social foundation they need to innovate within their own careers, studies and communities. Register at by the morning of Wednesday, April 20.
Wednesday, April 20; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame
Thursday, April 21; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, April 22; 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Presentation — “Data-Driven Decision Making for Business: Using Advanced Analytics to Improve Productivity and Profitability”
Real-time data collection is changing industry dramatically. The use of accurate and instantaneous data can help companies make better, faster decisions. Hear from companies that are employing predictive analytics to manage and optimize production, including key functions such as maintenance, quality and planning.
Wednesday, April 20; 11 a.m. to noon in Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame

Lecture — “Black Earth, White Bread: A Techno-Political History of Russian Agriculture and Food”
Susanne Wengle, the Nancy R. Dreux Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Nanovic faculty fellow, addresses the shifts and complexities of culture, politics and technology in agriculture during the 20th and 21st centuries as well as what Russia’s war on Ukraine might mean for food security across Eurasia and beyond. Boxed lunches will be available for the audience while supplies last.
Wednesday, April 20; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Discussion — “Unlocking Opportunity: New Opportunities for Collaboration Between Industry and Higher Ed in the Region”
As a tier-one research university embedded in a leading manufacturing center, Notre Dame has a unique opportunity to partner with and support businesses as they advance in the digital age. Hear from regional industry executives, Notre Dame faculty members and students who are collaborating in this endeavor, benefiting all participants.
Wednesday, April 20; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame
Discussion — “Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: Opportunities and Challenges”
With a constrained labor force and increased market demands, companies seeking to compete in the global marketplace must find or develop talented workers and retain them. This discussion with industry executives will focus on how they are proactively addressing these challenges and more.
Wednesday, April 20; 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. in Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame

Engaged Learning Forum — “Finding Common Ground: Promoting a Just Wage Economy through Mediation”
The discussion of workplace economics has long been a stressor on the relationship between labor and management. In this conversation, Kevin Hawkins ’81 discusses his career as a labor mediator and researcher at the center on components of a just wage.
Thursday, April 21; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Canvas Lunch Break: “Is Your Canvas Gradebook Ready for Final Grades?”
This session will take a look at the Canvas Gradebook with an eye toward wrapping up the semester. The session will review setting up weighted categories, posting and displaying grades and other considerations for confidently recording a final grade. The Zoom link will be shared a few days before the event once you join the Google Group.
Thursday, April 21; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom 

Panel Discussion — “Russia in Ukraine: What’s Religion Got to Do with It?”
How has Vladimir Putin used religion — and in particular, Russian Orthodox Christianity — to justify Russia’s war in Ukraine? How do such actions fit into a larger global context where political leaders instrumentalize religion for ostensibly secular ends? And how is religion helping to address the human cost of the war? Learn more and register.
Thursday, April 21; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “The Process, Promise and Perils of Making a New Constitution for Chile”
This panel of Kellogg-affiliated scholars will discuss the historical, political and juridical context, content and implications of the Chilean constitutional revision, from both national and international perspectives. Featuring Paolo Carozza, Rossana Castiglioni, Francisco Urbina and Samuel Valenzuela, with moderation by Aníbal Pérez-Liñán.
Thursday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Artist Talk: Diana Copperwhite
The Snite Museum invites you to join artist Diana Copperwhite for a gallery talk about her painting “Inner Garden State,” on view in “Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022.” Copperwhite is one of Ireland’s preeminent painters. Her large, vividly colored canvases navigate boundaries between abstraction and figuration.
Thursday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Talk — “Democratic Engagement at Notre Dame: Learning from 2020”
Jay Brandenberger, associate director at the Center for Social Concerns, will speak about Notre Dame’s voting history including registered voters and turnout during the 2020 election, and how to use this data to boost voter turnout in the next election. This is the final “Pizza, Pop & Politics” of the semester hosted by NDVotes. Pizza and pop will be provided.
Thursday, April 21; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Graduate Student Invitation Series Lecture: “Whose Aristotle? Latinate Knowledge and Vernacular Translation in Medieval Italy”
By exploring the ways in which the “master of those who know” was appropriated by vernacular translators and their readers between the age of Dante and the dawn of humanism, this talk by Eugenio Refini, professor at NYU, argues that translation offered a productive — yet not uncontested — space of interaction for competing linguistic traditions and cultural agendas.
Thursday, April 21; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (Room 715), Hesburgh Library, and broadcast live on YouTube

Launch of the Irish Poetry Anthology “Bone and Marrow”
Join the launch by renowned poet Paul Muldoon of “Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern” (2022), edited by Brian Ó Conchubhair, associate professor of Irish language and literature, and alumnus Samuel Fisher, assistant professor at Catholic University.
Thursday, April 21; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, O’Shaughnessy Hall

[CANCELED] Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Paving a Way for the Space Revolution”
The lecture for April 22nd has been cancelled. Presented by Eric Thomas, a former submarine officer and Notre Dame MBA alumnus, who’s currently working as mission manager for New Shepard, Blue Origin’s premiere reusable launch vehicle. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program. This is the final lecture in the “Life Beyond Earth” series. Register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Friday, April 22; 10:30 a.m. to noon (changed from in-person to Zoom only) in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Lecture: “Lean In, Or Fall Out? Women Leaders in a Male-Dominated Workplace”
Join the Department of Economics for a lecture in honor of the 50th anniversary of undergraduate women at Notre Dame. Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, and her talk will draw from her recent work on strengthening women’s economic and political opportunities.
Friday, April 22; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Department of Economics Alumnae Panel and Reception
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of women undergraduates at Notre Dame, the Department of Economics is hosting a panel featuring several of its alumnae, moderated by Ann Combs ’78.
Friday, April 22; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library, and a reception to follow in Seven on 9, Corbett Family Hall

Labor Café
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, April 22; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Nanovic Forum: ‟A Conversation with Anne Applebaum: The War in Ukraine, Russia, and the Twilight of Democracy”
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, journalist and commentator on geopolitics Anne Applebaum examines the challenges and opportunities of global political and economic change through the lenses of world history and the contemporary political landscape. Nanovic fellow Diane Desierto, professor of law and global affairs, will join the conversation.
Friday, April 22; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Social Gatherings

Office of Sustainability Earth Week Events
In celebration of Earth Day, all Notre Dame community members are invited to pray, learn and act for the “Care of our Common Home.” Daily events will provide an opportunity to participate in campus sustainability work and join the ever-growing conversation about environmental stewardship at Notre Dame. All events are free.
Tuesday through Saturday, April 19-23, at various campus locations 
Includes Earth Day Service Blitz
RSVP to volunteer for an Earth Day event on campus.
Saturday, April 23; 9:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Grotto.

Pottery Sale
Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces made by Bill Kremer, Coleton Lunt, Jonathan Kusnerek, Alexander Carmen, Hans Miles and many more. Payment options: cash, check or credit card.
Wednesday, April 20; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Riley Hall lawn, facing South Quad, or if inclement weather Room 122, Riley Hall
Thursday, April 21; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 22; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Multi-Language Reading Club
Join other language learners in the multi-language reading club. Spend an hour relaxing and reading for fun in the company of others. Bring a foreign language book, magazine or newspaper or read one from the library collection. Co-sponsored by Hesburgh Libraries and the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.
Thursday, April 21; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 120), Hesburgh Library

Faculty Social
Join colleagues from across departments and colleges for a fun faculty social. Re-connect, meet new colleagues, relax together and share ideas. All faculty are welcome along with spouses and partners. Rain location will be the Jordan Hall Galleria. Hosted by the Faculty Chaplaincy.
Thursday, April 21; 4 to 6 p.m. on the Observation Deck (the roof) of Jordan Hall of Science

Korean Language Table: Making Korean Food
In this Korean Language Table, FLTA Sunyoung Park will explore how to make select dishes from the Korean culture, including kimchi pancakes, tteok-galbi (grilled beef patties) and kimbab.
For more information, contact Sunyoung at
Friday, April 22; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

The Shirt Unveiling Ceremony 2022
All students and community members are welcome. Come join in the fun with lawn games, food trucks (free for students starting at 5 p.m., while supplies last) and student group performances along with special appearances from recognized campus members before The Shirt is unveiled at 6 p.m. Go Irish!
Friday, April 22; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Library Lawn

Notre Dame Day
Notre Dame Day is back! Join the ND community to celebrate all things Notre Dame with an award-winning live broadcast and a crowdfunding campaign. This year, more than 900 teams, causes, clubs and residence halls will raise money and compete for a share of $500,000 in special challenge funds and prizes. Notre Dame Day is your opportunity to strengthen the areas of campus that matter most to you. Giving is open now through Monday, April 25! The broadcast goes from 6:42 p.m. to midnight Sunday, April 24, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:42 p.m. to midnight April 25. Join the fun at

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Give Students Extra Time on a Quiz or Test in Canvas
Sometimes students require extra time to complete a timed test. In Canvas, extra time can be granted for students using the Moderate feature, but only after the quiz has been published.

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.