TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 26)


For the Week of April 26

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a break for a slow look at Terry Evans’ “Specimen Drawer of Cardinals, Field Museum, Chicago.” The Snite Museum staff will use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art. Register via the link.
Tuesday, April 27; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


32nd Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival: “Quarantined”
In-person attendance limited to ND students, faculty and staff. Free tickets may be reserved on DPAC’s website one hour prior to each screening — a maximum of 72 will be available.
Both online and in-person audiences will have the opportunity to vote for the Audience Choice Award, which will be presented following the final screening.
Thursday, April 29; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 30; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 1; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 2; 7 p.m. with simultaneous YouTube livestream


Hawaii Club Spring Luau
The first show starts at 5 p.m. followed by activities such as making leis and enjoying Hawaiian food between 6 and 7 p.m. There will be a second performance at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. See the poster for more information. Livestream link is free on Facebook Live. See the information poster.
Saturday, May 1; 5 to 8 p.m. in Stepan Center

Awards and Competitions

Tri-Military Presidential Pass-in-Review
Notre Dame’s Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs assemble on South Quad to partake in the military tradition of a Presidential Pass-in-Review. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will speak to the cadets and midshipmen before inspecting the units. The Notre Dame Concert Band will provide musical accompaniment.
Wednesday, April 28; 5 to 5:30 p.m. on South Quad

McCloskey New Venture Competition
Now in its 21st year, the McCloskey New Venture Competition, part of IDEA Week, is the signature innovation ecosystem event at Notre Dame. The competition encourages entrepreneurs from the University and the surrounding area to refine their business plans, receive mentorship and compete for prizes that include resources and funding. Register to attend.
The competition finals event: Friday, April 30; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Cvent/Zoom

Deadlines or Registrations

Register for the 2021 University Men’s Golf League
League play will begin on Wednesday, May 26, with a fee of $25 per participant. See the information flyer. To register by the Friday, May 7, deadline or for more information, including order of play, explanation of the scoring and handicap systems, contact our chairman, Mike Pinter, via phone, 574-298-2773 or email,

Diversity and Inclusion

Workshop — “Upgrade your Post-Pandemic Trip: How to Travel ‘Actively’”
Having been cooped up for much of the past year, are you dreaming about summer travels? Now is the perfect time to think about what adventures the future holds by learning how to travel “actively.” In this workshop Nicholas Ames and Mallika Sarma will introduce you to the idea of active travel, provide examples and brainstorm your future travels with an active bent.
Thursday, April 29; noon to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop — “Hands-on Technology: Designing Effective Rubrics”
Though rubrics can be helpful tools for students’ self-assessment of understanding, they can also create stress and a sense of restriction in the classroom. This workshop will focus on how to develop and co-create rubrics with students. Be prepared to work hands-on with Google Sheets and Sakai.
Thursday, April 29; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Inclusive Language Pedagogy
Karolina Serafin of Indiana University Bloomington researches teaching culture and stereotypes in second language classrooms, as well as online and hybrid model classrooms. Join her for a conversation on incorporating inclusive language into teaching methods.
Friday, April 30; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Tuesday, May 4; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level III: Working with Color, Wednesday, May 5; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level IV: RegEx Functions, Wednesday, May 5; 9 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, May 5; 10 to 11 a.m. 
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, May 5; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level II: Tables, Calendars and Grids, Thursday, May 6; 9 to 10:30 a.m.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Thursday, May 6; 1 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

Easter Prayer Series for Staff
Staff are invited to a virtual Easter prayer series led by Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C. Take time for prayer and reflection in your day as Father Bracke offers different forms of prayer throughout the Easter season. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP here.
Wednesday, April 28; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Power Vacuum Politics and the Origins of the Cold War in Europe”
Nanovic Graduate Fellow Moritz S. Graefrath is a doctoral student in political science. In this talk, Graefrath explores theories of power vacuums created in Europe after World War II and their impact on international politics onward. Free and open to all. Registration required.
Tuesday, April 27; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Role of Islamic Law in US Courts”
Join the Constitutional Studies minor for a virtual lecture with Haider Hamoudi, vice dean and professor of law of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Tuesday, April 27; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Time-Out for Tech: “Filters in Photoshop”
Do you want to look younger, thinner and happier? This session will teach you how to do just that —digitally, at least! Learn about Photoshop’s newest filters and discover how to change someone’s expression, pose and age in mere seconds. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, April 27; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Research Uncorked — “From Humble Beginnings: The Rise of Research at Notre Dame”
Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal interviews with leading scholars from the University. In April, we’re excited to welcome Chris Temple, who has just completed a doctorate in history at Notre Dame — and about Notre Dame. Specifically, he examines how the University grew to become a home for top-flight research.
Tuesday, April 27; 6 to 6:30 p.m. online

(POSTPONED) Lecture: “Equitable Data Science for Advancing the Common Good”
(Due to the pandemic situation in India, Notre Dame International has decided to cancel this REAL Lecture Series event. It will be rescheduled at a later date.)
With the power of data also comes great responsibility. To achieve a data-driven societal impact, it is essential to develop an understanding and appreciation of societal and ethical implications in tandem with the perceived utility and value of data science innovation. In this lecture, Nitesh Chawla will discuss his vision of the data and society platform toward developing the paradigm of human-centered data science. Part of the REAL Lecture Series. 
Tuesday, April 27; 8 to 9:30 a.m. virtually

The Keeley Vatican Lecture: “Vatican Museums: Future Perspectives”
Presented by Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums. Pope Francis appointed Jatta as the Vatican Museums’ first female director in 2017, making her responsible for one of the world’s most extensive art collections. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will deliver the introduction. Registration required.
Wednesday, April 28; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Mendoza College of Business Virtual Open House
Grow as a leader. Advance your education. Maximize your Notre Dame educational benefit.
As a University employee, you are invited to a virtual open house where you will learn about opportunities to apply your University education benefit and enroll in Mendoza’s master’s-level degree programs for working professionals.
Wednesday, April 28; noon to 1 p.m. online

Lecture — “Obergefell, Masterpiece Cakeshop and Fulton: Harnessing v. Unleashing ‘Armies of Compassion’”
This virtual discussion, offered by Constitutional Studies and Gender Studies, is presented by Linda McClain, Boston University School of Law.
Wednesday, April 28; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Lecture — “‘Bearing’ Tradition: Reproductive Metaphors and Ethnic Nationalism in Irish Traditional Music”
In a world of surging ethnic nationalism, what are the effects on women, LGBTQ+ musicians and musicians of color within Irish music? Tes Slominski will examine the gendered, sexed and raced implications of metaphors of “tradition bearing” and “lineage” within Irish traditional music. Slominski is a music/sound scholar and fiddle player. Co-sponsored by the Gender Studies Program.
Wednesday, April 28; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Interview: “Heart’s Desire and Social Change”
Join Vice President and Associate Provost Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., as he interviews Parker Palmer, founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage and Renewal.
Wednesday, April 28; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. online

Colloquium: “Integrative Approaches to Assess Epidemiological and Evolutionary Impacts on Disease Dynamics”
Join us for the last Global Health Colloquium of the semester, featuring Ana Bento, assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Bento’s research focuses on developing mathematical models to understand the eco-evolutionary, demographic and environmental drivers of seasonal epidemics and (re)emerging diseases.
Wednesday, April 28; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Carl Cheng: Supply & Demand, 1972
Catherine Damman is currently a visiting assistant professor of art history at Wesleyan University and a core lecturer at Columbia University.
Wednesday, April 28; 5:30 to 7 p.m. virtually

Reading and Conversation: “Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?”
Join the Creative Writing Program for a reading and conversation with Jesse McCarthy, author of “Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?” and an assistant professor in the departments of English and African and African American studies at Harvard University. Registration requested.
Wednesday, April 28; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom  

This annual gathering celebrates entrepreneurs, innovation and the incubation of new ideas. Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, and Morgan DeBaun, CEO and founder of Blavity, are the two major keynote speakers. For a full list of sessions and events and to register, click here.
Wednesday through Friday, April 28-30 via Cvent/Zoom

Seminar: “Health Equity as an Opportunity to Rebuild”
Presented by Mary Wachira, global health research associate with the Eck Institute for Global Health. Wachira is a graduate of the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs program and will discuss her work with the St. Joseph County Department of Health and highlight her activities on health equity and social determinants of health. Part of the Global Health Research Associates’ Series.
Thursday, April 29; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Discussion: “Protecting Oak Flat and Other Indigenous Sacred Places”
Join us for a discussion about the importance of adequate protections for Indigenous sacred places in North America, along with the current fight to save Oak Flat. Speakers include Kristen Carpenter, Suzan Shown Harjo, Stephen Pevar and Michalyn Steele.
Thursday, April 29; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Film Screening and Discussion: “Lifeboat”
“Lifeboat,” a 2019 Academy Award-nominated documentary, bears witness to the desperate refugees and the volunteers from Sea-Watch, a German nonprofit, who work to rescue them from the Mediterranean Sea. Film director Skye Fitzgerald will be present for the post-film discussion. Registration is required.
Thursday, April 29; 4 to 5:30 p.m. online

Panel Discussion — “Histories of Anti-Asian Violence in the US: Politics, Gender and Resistance”
Panelists will examine anti-Asian violence in the U.S., from Chinese exclusion to the Atlanta shootings. They will discuss what organizers and activists are doing to combat the increased anti-Asian violence and discrimination. ND participants: Pam Butler, Jennifer Huynh, Rebecca McKenna and James Breen. Also Melissa Borja, University of Michigan.
Thursday, April 29; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar: “Just Wage Structure is Not Discriminatory”
What makes any wage just or unjust? The Just Wage Forum continues with a discussion of criterion 4: a just wage structure is non-discriminatory, including equality of opportunity to all by exhibiting equal pay for equal work, fostering inclusive recruitment and promotion policies and showcasing transparency in the promotion of genuine fairness.
Friday, April 30; 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “The End of Privacy: How Intimacy Became Data and How to Stop It”
Presented by Danielle Citron, professor of law, University of Virginia School of Law. Registration is required. Part of the Ten Years Hence Lecture Series sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Friday, April 30; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Lecture — “Accounting for the 2008 Irish Economic Crisis: The Role of Public Apologies”
Drawing upon his research as part of the “Apologies, Abuses and Dealing with the Past Project,” Muiris MacCarthaigh, Queens University Belfast, will examine the role public apologies have played in dealing with the legacy of the 2008 economic crisis in Ireland. He will take the banking sector as his particular focus.
Friday, April 30; 11 a.m. to noon via webinar

Lecture — “Reading the Stones: A Methodological Approach to the Study of Historic Masonry”
Examples discussed by visiting professor Paolo Vitti will include the fortifications of Paestum, the Domus Tiberiana, the Colosseum, the Armenian Church in Nicosia-Cyprus and the Almoravid qubba in Marrakesh.
Friday, April 30; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Beyond Policing”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, activist DeRay Mckesson discusses the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of minority populations. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, April 30; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World”
When violent conflicts break out, conventional peacebuilding often relies on top-down policies — an inherently flawed approach. What can policymakers learn from people who are most affected by violence? The webinar features Séverine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, and scholars from the Kroc Institute.
Monday, May 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Temporary Sidewalk Closure
The sidewalk on DeBartolo Quad east of the McKenna Hall construction site is temporarily closed until Wednesday, May 19. See the map for details.

Social Gatherings

Spoti-Fridays: Portuguese
Come listen to Portuguese music with the Department of Romance Languages. Enjoy hearing Brazilian students talk about and share the Portuguese songs they listen to on their Spotify. No registration required. Join at the Zoom link.
Friday, April 30; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Also This Week ...

Storm the Stadium is Virtual and Taking Place This Week!
Storm the Stadium 2021 won’t take place in Notre Dame Stadium, but don’t let that stop you. This time the event is virtual, so you can participate wherever you are, on stairs or a flat surface. But you only have until this Saturday, May 1, to do so.

Sakai Tip: Is Your Sakai Exam Set Up Correctly?
Publishing a test in Sakai involves two important steps: designing the questions and then considering the delivery. Test settings contain crucial decisions about how students will navigate and complete the test, and can make all the difference by preventing possible technical glitches and added stress during their finals.

Hesburgh Libraries Website New Feature — Subscribe to Events
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Keep up to date on 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.