TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 25)


For the Week of April 25

Arts and Performances


Gallery of European Studies
Join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs as it celebrates works, projects and publications by faculty fellows from the prior year at an outdoor exhibit, with yard signs showcasing the accomplishments. Refreshments will be available.
Wednesday, April 27; 2 to 4 p.m. on the quad east of Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Thursday, April 28 (rain date for reception)


“Excalibur” (1981)
The Knights of the Round Table are convened, thus unifying a nation — however, Arthur faces many challenges within Camelot. With the assistance of the sorcerer Merlin, Arthur pursues both love and the Holy Grail. Discussion with Professor Daniel Hobbins to follow. $2 tickets. Free for ND, SMC, HC and IUSB students.
Tuesday, April 26; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Film: “The Loyola Project” (2022)
In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers and changed college basketball forever. Now nearly 60 years later, this legendary team is reexamined by Loyola basketball player and co-captain Lucas Williamson. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, April 28; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 29; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1; 3 p.m.

“Spirited Away” (2001)
In this Studio Ghibli animated feature by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her parents are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku, who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings and that she must work there to free them. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, April 29; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, April 30; 3 and 9:30 p.m.


Unchained Melodies Spring Concert
Come celebrate the end of classes with joyous singing in the name of our Lord! From traditional hymns to contemporary bops, it’s all here.
Tuesday, April 26; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott [Sold Out]
Classical music’s most celebrated artist, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is joined by his longtime friend and collaborator, Kathryn Stott. There is one word for your chance to hear a live performance by one of the most influential and best-selling classical artists alive: unmissable.
Wednesday, April 27; 7:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Doctor of Musical Arts Conducting Recital with the Concordia Choir and Chamber Orchestra
“Tempus: A Doctor of Musical Arts Final Recital” by Filipino conductor Emmanuel de Leon Jr. This concert will feature Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” and the world premiere of “Pastol” by a Filipino composer, Eudenice Palaruan. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, April 28; 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Michiana Young Playwrights Project
Staged readings of new 10-minute plays written by local middle and high school students and performed by Notre Dame theater students. Free but ticketed.
Saturday, April 30; 7 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Be-Spoken” with Emorja Roberson DMA 22
“Be-Spoken” is a musical work written by Emorja Roberson DMA ’22 and collaborative artist Anthony Walker. It explores the stories of Black people in America through spoken word, gospel and hip-hop. The featured artists are Chavis T Gill, Anthony “Tony” Walker, Donishisa Ballard and 2021 Grammy winner Ledisi. Fac/Staff: $24. Students: $10.
Saturday, April 30; 7:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

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

Deadlines or Registrations

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
Do you want to network but don’t want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the lunch pairings sponsored by the Thrive! ambassadors by Wednesday, April 27, to be randomly paired with a lunch partner from a different division. All employees are welcome to participate. Contact Jessica Schiller at or 631-7923 with questions.

Time-Out for Tech — “Emma: A Tool for Mass Mailing”
Learn more about Emma — the University-approved mass mailing tool. This online session will cover the cost of the service, how to access it and available support. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, May 4; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Notre Dame Vision Summer Conferences for High School Students
Register your teen for Notre Dame Vision to participate in keynote talks, small groups and experiences of prayer and sacrament led by 50 Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross mentors-in-faith. Apply using the group application and enter “ND Faculty/Staff Discount” for the group organizer name for a discounted rate of $250. Applications accepted through Saturday, May 14. For questions, contact or call 631-7425.
Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. campus-wide
Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1

Adult Draft Hockey League
Compton Family Ice Arena has Adult Draft Hockey League up and running again! Join the 21+ adult hockey league, get drafted by a captain and play a session of fun hockey. It’s a great workout, plus there are B and C league teams available. $160.
League Dates: Thursdays, June 30 through Aug. 18; 8 to 10:30 p.m. in Compton Family Ice Arena

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Thrive! Presents “Let’s Do Lunch”
Join Thrive! for a virtual meeting of our Let’s Do Lunch program to connect and chat with colleagues from across campus. As always, drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. RSVP to receive a calendar reminder.
Wednesday, April 27; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 242, O’Shaughnessy Hall

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials to make them available for future generations.
Monday, April 25; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Tuesday, April 26; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 26; 2 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27; 2 to 3 p.m.
Intro to Github and Markdown
Learn the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in its preferred plain-text format, markdown.
Tuesday, April 26; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Adobe Fresco
Get started using Adobe Fresco, a great app for anyone entering the exciting world of digital illustration.
Wednesday, April 27; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually
Financial Education Workshop Series for Faculty and Staff
Juggling your budget is hard. This can help. Designed for individuals who are juggling a lot of financial priorities, this workshop will help you:
• Identify, prioritize and fund your savings goals, like buying a new home or car, saving for a child’s college costs and more.
• Establish where to save for each goal.
• Take the next steps to save.
Wednesday, April 27; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Eck Visitors Center
OR noon to 1 p.m. (two different sessions, same workshop)

Teaching this Summer?
If you will be teaching this summer, make sure you’re ready. Whether you would like assistance moving content from Sakai into Canvas or just need some professional development to feel more comfortable navigating the new system, you have options.
Multiple training sessions available in person and virtually. See schedule for details. Registration required.

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.
travelND Training, Tuesday, May 3; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, May 4; 10 to 11 a.m.
buyND, Thursday, May 5; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Catholic Mass in Portuguese
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Portuguese with officiant Rev. Antônio Lemos. Guidance in both English and Portuguese will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (
Tuesday, April 26; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Chapel

Blood Drive
Sign up at or via the flyer’s QR code. 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

May Crowning [CANCELED]
Come and honor Mary, the Mother of God, at the University dedicated to her name. Families are welcome. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Geddes Hall chapel.
Sunday, May 1; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues and Vocations: “Honesty and Moral Character in Work”
Virtues and Vocations is a national forum across disciplines considering how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. This session is presented by Taya Cohen, associate professor, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Register online for this virtual event.
Monday, April 25; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Presentation — “The Convergence of Science and Theology: Activating the Church to Invest in Young Children Globally”
The Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child opens its first colloquia with a presentation facilitated by Neil Boothby and Rev. Lou DelFra, C.S.C., with guests from Catholic Relief Services, World Vision and Notre Dame. Refreshments provided.
Monday, April 25; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Remick Commons, Visitation Hall

Virtual Book Launch: “Kill the Documentary: A Letter to Filmmakers, Students and Scholars”
Can the documentary be useful? Can a film change how its viewers think about the world and their potential role in it? Jill Godmilow, award-winning director and FTT professor emerita, issues an urgent call for a new kind of nonfiction filmmaking. The book launch is moderated by Donald Crafton, FTT endowed professor emeritus. RSVP to receive the link.
Monday, April 25; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Intersectionality Roundtable: International Perspectives from Former Kroc Institute Scholars
Join the Kroc Institute for a discussion with four former visiting fellows who have drawn on intersectional themes to inform their research and teaching. Featuring Justin de Leon, Janna Hunter Bowman, Marcos S. Scauso and Elena B. Stavrevska.
Tuesday, April 26; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom webinar

Lecture: “Climate Wars”
Presented by Neta C. Crawford, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University. Her teaching focuses on international relations theory, international ethics and normative change. 
Tuesday, April 26; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Reilly Center Undergraduate Symposium
The John J. Reilly Center is hosting an end-of-year symposium to honor the success of its undergraduate students. The catered event will include student poster presentations, an awards ceremony, alumni panel and a keynote address by Deirdre Cooper Owens, the Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and director of the Humanities in Medicine Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Tuesday, April 26; 4:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium and atrium, Eck Visitors Center

Presentation: “Winding Electrons in Quantum Materials”
Among the tens of thousands of materials that exist, a few secretly exhibit an identical quantum behavior despite being built from different atoms into different shapes. After decades, scientists now understand this mysterious quantum behavior and how it arises from electrons “winding” around the material. Yi-Ting Hsu, assistant professor of physics, will describe how the structure of topology produces the exotic properties of these materials.
Tuesday, April 26; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series — “The Pregnant Moms’ Empowerment Program in Mexico:
A Culturally Adapted Intervention to Address the Intergenerational Effects of Intimate Partner Violence”

According to national statistics, more than 40 percent of women in Mexico have experienced intimate partner violence. However, culturally appropriate evidence-based treatment is rarely available. To address this need, Laura Miller-Graff and Cecilia Martinez-Torteya adapted the Pregnant Moms’ Empowerment Program.
Wednesday, April 27; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series: “Honoring Heritage, Advancing Representation”
Marcus Freeman, the Dick Corbett Head Football Coach, will share his perspective on his Asian identity and representation for the Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. With FTT Professor Tarryn Chun. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, April 27; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Lecture — “Beyond the West: Nationalism, Religious Literacy and the War in Ukraine
Featuring John Rees, professor of politics and international relations, University of Notre Dame Australia. This lecture will explore how the lead-up to war in Ukraine tragically exposed liberal blind spots toward nationalism and religion, and why unlearning these habits will aid in the struggle for peace.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 28; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Interview and Lecture — “Wellness and Sustainability: The Future of The Restaurant Industry”
Chef Rick Bayless brings his award-winning talents to campus in the Visiting Chefs series by University Enterprises and Events. He will provide a meal followed by a public talk. Review the poster.
Cooking Demonstration
Join Chef Bayless for a book giveaway and cooking demonstration. Open to all with meal plans and members of the campus community with purchase of meal at the door.
Thursday, April 28; 12:30 p.m. in North Dining Hall
Interview and Lecture
Join Chef Bayless as he takes questions and discusses the current state of the restaurant industry and what he sees as its future. Book giveaway and signing after lecture. Open to all.
2 p.m. in Carey Auditorium (ground floor), Hesburgh Library (new location)

“A Conversation With: Condoleezza Rice”
Hosted by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and featuring the 66th U.S. Secretary of State and Notre Dame alumna discussing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, women’s leadership, the 50th anniversary of women undergraduates at Notre Dame and collegiate athletics. The event is free and open to the campus and broader communities on a first-come-first-served basis. It will be live-streamed at
Thursday, April 28; 2 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business, and live-streamed

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

National Endowment for the Humanities Lecture — “The Good in Pigs: New Materialism and Colonial Ireland”
NEH Fellow Colleen Taylor examines the development of Irish literature by focusing on the agency of objects both in and outside of the text. How can we re-read and reframe Irish culture under colonialism by looking at the details and agency of materiality — for example, a coin or a pig? Three distinguished panelists will respond to her talk.
Friday, April 29; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

Change Management Workshop: “Engaging Sponsors at Notre Dame”
What is the No. 1 reason projects succeed? Sponsors who follow the ABCs of sponsorship. Attend this online workshop that features a panel of individuals who have served as sponsors or worked with sponsors on Notre Dame projects. Tips about how to help sponsors with their role will also be included. A calendar invitation will be sent with the Zoom meeting link.
Friday, April 29; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Social Gatherings

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. 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

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table meets twice a month and is a great chance to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. It’s free and open to anyone at Notre Dame. For more information and to be added to the participants’ email list, contact Josh Barthuly or Lea Barthuly.
Friday, April 29; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Organize Your Canvas Gradebook in Assignments
Every grade item that appears in the Canvas Gradebook is listed in the Assignments tool. From there, grades can be organized into assignment groups, and assigned weights for their contribution to the final grade.

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.