TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 4)


For the Week of April 4

Arts and Performances


“The Passion of Joan of Arc” (1928)
Chronicling the trial of Joan of Arc in the final hours leading up to her execution, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer depicts her torment with startling immediacy, employing an array of techniques — including expressionistic lighting, interconnected sets and painfully intimate close-ups — to immerse viewers in her subjective experience. $2 tickets. Free for ND, SMC, HC and IUSB students.
Tuesday, April 5; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

British/Italian Documentary Shorts Evening
Graduate Student Maria Videtta will present two mid-century short British drama documentaries, “England May Be Home” (1957) and “Focus On: Bedford” (1966), and will discuss the experiences and representations of Italian immigrants who moved to the U.K. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, April 6; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Wolfwalkers” (2020)
In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, she befriends Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night.
Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, April 7; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 8; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10; 3 p.m.

“Rock Bottom Riser” (2021)
In his dynamic feature debut, Fern Silva examines myriad encounters with an island world at sea. “Rock Bottom Riser” weaves a vital tapestry of post-colonialism and pop culture with cinematic brio and wry wit. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, April 8; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, April 9; 9:30 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Cinderella”
Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s “Cendrillon,” a hit of the 2017-18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90 minutes, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, April 9; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

SNEAK PEEK: “Father Stu” (2022)
See “Father Stu” before it hits theaters! Based on a true story, “Father Stu” is an honest, funny and ultimately uplifting drama about a lost soul who finds his purpose in a most unexpected place. Tickets will be released to patrons waiting on standby beginning one hour prior to the show. Free but ticketed. Limit one ticket per person.
Sunday, April 10; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Spring Concert: ND Percussion Ensembles
The concert features performances from keyboard, steel drums and junk percussion ensembles. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, April 7; 7 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Theater: “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”
Two minor characters from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” take center stage in Tom Stoppard’s inventive absurdist tragicomedy. The play explores the human condition in its continuous conversation of life, purpose, and, perhaps most profoundly, the prospects of free will. Directed by Nick Buranicz ’23, as part of the FTT Student Theatre Festival. $5 tickets.
Friday, April 8; 7 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, April 9; 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 10; 2 p.m.

Spring Concert: ND Symphony Orchestra
The program will center on the music of Jean Sibelius and will feature three of his most enduring works: the tone poem “Finlandia,” Violin Concerto (with soloist Travon DeLeon ’20) and Symphony No. 2. $5 tickets.
Friday, April 8; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Irish Dancesport Gala
This is a collegiate ballroom competition hosted by Notre Dame where universities from all around the Midwest will be competing. Tickets cost $10 per spectator. Contact the Ballroom Dance Club at for additional details.
Saturday, April 9; 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s High School, 453 N. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend

Surround yourself with the beauty and creativity of visual art and the spoken word during ArtWords. Produced and emceed by the Poetry Den’s Pam Blair and graduate student Jillian Fantin, the evening will start off with performances by student poets and community poets. We will wrap up with an open mic.
Saturday, April 9; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Notre Dame Children's Choir Family Coffeehouse and Gala Concert
This is NDCC’s spring fundraising event including musical acts by choristers, desserts and a basket raffle, followed by a garden party revue of show tunes featuring the NDCC directors! The Sacred Music Academy provides local children with a free sacred choral music education. Proceeds from this event will go toward the 10th-anniversary musical celebration in 2023. Tickets: $20/adult; $5/child.
Saturday, April 9; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Spring Concert: Symphonic Band and Winds
Musicians from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross combine to present an afternoon of wind band classics, marches, new music and some Notre Dame favorites. The bands will combine for a mass finale featuring both ensembles. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, April 10; 3 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Harlem Quartet
Harlem Quartet with Ilmar Gavilán and Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello, engage in increasing diversity in classical music, novel collaborations and music education, making it one of today’s most essential ensembles. Fac/Staff: $30. Students: $10.
Sunday, April 10; 4 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

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 DMZ’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

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

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.

Educational and Research Opportunities

ND Learning Speaker Series: “Lessons for Building Community from Social Neuroscience”
In this interactive session available to faculty and graduate students, consider powerful research investigating team dynamics in simulated space missions, the social neuroscience of how the brain embeds our social others in our very sense of self and even how honeybees make collective decisions together. Work together to understand and apply these lessons to the classroom.
Monday, April 4; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 205, McKenna Hall

EAP and NDI Workshop: “Intercultural Communication”
What is culture and how does it impact our work and relationships? Join this session to develop an understanding of the dimensions of culture, how they affect the ways that people communicate (or miscommunicate), and how to bridge gaps. The presenters are Catherine Wilson of ND International and Lisa Oglesbee from the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures. Register here.
Wednesday, April 6; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 200, Main Building

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop 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.
Wednesday, April 6; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Creating Your Professional Website with Bootstrapr
Learn how to design and build your own website using Bootstrapr.
Friday, April 8; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

[CANCELED] Workshop: “Podcasting in Language Learning”
This will be rescheduled for Fall 2022. Explore the use of student podcasting projects to improve listening comprehension and speaking skills. Betty Rose Facer, a master lecturer from Old Dominion University, will share insights into how they are successfully using podcasting for faculty and students.
Thursday, April 7; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

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 II: Reports Demo, Tuesday, April 12; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, April 12; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Resolving Color Issues, Wednesday, April 13; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ GLez Training, Wednesday, April 13; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Thursday, April 14; 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

Rose Garden
The Rose Garden offers an opportunity to commemorate the lives lost to the tragedy of abortion. Presented by Campus Ministry and the Right to Life Club.
From 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, to 5 p.m. Monday, April 4 on South Quad

Menstrual Drive
Notre Dame Right to Life is organizing a drive for St. Margaret’s House, a day center that welcomes women and children who live in economic poverty. Place menstrual products in the donation box.
Monday, April 4, through Saturday, April 9; 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. in the donation box located near The Huddle, LaFortune Student Center

“You are Loved Week” Mass and Rosary Walk
Join Notre Dame Right to Life at Mass and then for a rosary walk.
Monday, April 4; 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and to Cedar Grove Cemetery

“You are Loved Week” tie-dye
Stop by to tie-dye prolife socks or just to talk.
Wednesday, April 6; 4 to 6 p.m. on South Quad outside Dillon Hall or the rain location of Innovation Garage in Duncan Student Center

Talk — “Contraception and Gender: Where Are We Now?”
Hear the presentation by Abigail Favale, professor of English at George Fox University. Join the Right to Life Club and enjoy some food.
Thursday, April 7; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 215, DeBartolo Hall

Notre Dame Folk Choir Premieres “The Passion”
“The Passion” is a newly composed musical and dramatic performance of Christ’s Passion. Emerging from a collaborative process between students in the Folk Choir and professional artists, the piece combines Scripture drawn from all four Gospels with original poetry, all set to newly composed music.
Sunday, April 10; 8 p.m. 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.

Health and Recreation

Cheer on the Runners in the Holy Half Marathon
Runners take pride not only in training for and completing a 13.1-mile race, but also in making a difference to South Bend and regional communities’ charities on behalf of the University.
Saturday, April 9; 9 a.m. at the start/finish line near Stepan Center and the campus-wide race course

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Religious Reform, Muslim Reform and the Limits of Historical Consciousness”
Featuring Aziz Al-Azmeh, professor of history, Central European University. This lecture will focus on the possible senses of “reform” for Muslims in the context of the global modern history of religion, including the Protestant Reformation and its consequences.
Monday, April 4; noon to 1 p.m. in 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Religious Liberty Initiative Book Discussion — “Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America”
The Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative hosts a book discussion featuring author Michael D. Breidenbach, professor at Ave Maria University. Chipotle will be served.
Monday, April 4; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1310, Biolchini Hall of Law

Conversation: “How to Build a Career that Will Change the World”
Annie Foley ’22 and Lucie Kneip ’23, Kellogg Institute International Scholars, will engage special guest Roshan Paul, the founder of the Amani Institute, in an armchair conversation around his best-selling book “The New Reason for Work: How to Build a Career that Will Change the World.” Learn about social impact jobs and aligning your life mission and career.
Monday, April 4; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture: “Two Cheers for (Mere) Civility”
Teresa M. Bejan, professor at the University of Oxford, writes about political theory and history, bringing past perspectives to bear on contemporary questions. Presented by the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government and the Program of Liberal Studies.
Tuesday, April 5; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “The Rise and Fall of Brazil’s Domestic and Foreign Climate Policy”
Eduardo Viola, from the University of São Paulo, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo and the University of Brasilia, presents an in-depth look at the complex drivers at play in Brazil’s deforestation and its foreign policy with relation to climate change and carbon dioxide emissions, as well as the practical consequences they have had through recent decades.
Tuesday, April 5; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Symposium — “Big Lives Writ Small: Mesoamerican Figurines”
Figurines are a microcosm that detail the activities, behaviors and norms of individuals often excluded from elite artworks. This symposium will address the importance of figurines in helping us better understand aspects of ancient peoples’ lived experiences. This event brings together three experts who specialize in different cultural areas.
Tuesday, April 5; 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

The Keeley Vatican Lecture — “How Is the Catholic Church Safeguarding Children? A Perspective After the Recent Developments in Europe”
Rev. Hans Zollner, S.J., a native of Regensburg, Germany, is a full professor at the Institute of Psychology and president of the Center for Child Protection, both at the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 2014, Pope Francis appointed Rev. Zollner to the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, reappointing him for a second term in 2018.
Tuesday, April 5; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center

Conversation — “Captured Courts: Dark Money’s Influence over America’s Judiciary”
The Notre Dame Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society hosts a virtual conversation with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. All are welcome. 
Tuesday, April 5; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1130, Eck Hall of Law and online

Book Talk— “Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights and Justice”
Join the book launch where a panel of the books’ contributors discuss the trade-offs, dilemmas and compromises they encounter in their daily work as conflict resolution practitioners, peacebuilders, advocates, organizers and activists.
Tuesday, April 5; 6:30 to 8 p.m. online

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Disinformation and Populist Narratives Against Electoral Integrity”
Julio Juárez Gámiz, professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, will share his work on populist narratives and increasing distrust of the media. The convergence of these trends results in a paradox where the more platforms there are for communication, the easier it has become to foster distrust in democratic institutions and electoral results.
Wednesday, April 6; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis
Join in the seventh week of ThinkND and NDI’s series highlighting the University’s global reach through research and activism. This week will tackle “Understanding Water Diplomacy Between Israel and Jordan.” Special guests are Gabriel Mitchell, the Jerusalem global director, and Daniel J. Blumenthal, Department of Energy attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Jerusalem.
Wednesday, April 6; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Lecture — “From Sea Shanties to Lockdown Podcasts: Notes from the 4th Wave of the Ballad Revival”
Ian Newman, associate professor of English and Nanovic faculty fellow, considers the phenomenon of Shanty-Tok in the context of a wider pattern of interest in traditional song, made possible by new media forms, and argues that we are in the midst of the 4th wave of the ballad revival, a revival that promises to eclipse that of the 1960s.
Wednesday, April 6; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Colloquium: “Philosophy Throughout Its History”
How did philosophers at different historical times and places conceptualize the project of “philosophy,” its triumphs and its risks? Registration link.  
Thursday, April 7; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in McKenna Conference Center, or via Zoom
Friday, April 8; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

“Teaching Well with Canvas” Lunch Break: Using Canvas Quizzes for Final Exams
This virtual session will look at setting up a final exam using Canvas’s Quizzes tool, considering options and settings for final course assessment.
Thursday, April 7; noon to 12:45 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion: “Native American Perspectives on Human Dignity”
How can Native American traditions help us better understand human dignity? Given past injustices, how can we work together to build more inclusive societies that advance the flourishing of all people?
Join the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion to hear from a panel of Native American students, academics and professionals, who will explore these important questions together. Register to attend via Zoom. Register to attend in person. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 7; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom webinar

GLOBES Policy Module: “A Land Made from Water”
Robert R. Crifasi works in water management and planning and is an environmental scientist with more than 25 years of experience. He has served as the water resources administrator for the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department. Crifasi was on the board of directors of eleven ditch companies and was responsible for supervising all ditch operations.
Thursday, April 7; 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 356, Fitzpatrick Hall

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Humans vs. Asteroids — Mitigating Risk and Expanding Opportunities”
The lecture is presented by Marina Brozovic, radar scientist and an orbital dynamicist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Brozović observed hundreds of near-Earth asteroids with the Goldstone and Arecibo planetary radars.
Friday, April 8; 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Round Table: “Rethinking Theology”
Five young international Simone Weil scholars discuss theology accountable to the political implications it bears, exploring through the lens of Simone Weil the role theology plays in climate denialism, Christian nationalism, attention to beauty, prayer and force. Attend:
Friday, April 8; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. online

Lecture: La Joven Mistral (1905-1929) / The Young Mistral (1909-1929)
Part of a larger series on the great Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, this virtual lecture by Grínor Rojo, professor of modern Chilean literature and critical theory at the University of Chile, will focus on her formative years, which coincide with the writing and publication of “Desolación” (1922) and with her stay in Mexico. Offered in both English and Spanish over Zoom, with simultaneous interpretation.
Friday, April 8; 2 to 3:15 p.m. via Zoom

Colm Tóibín: A Reading and Talk
Just appointed the Irish Arts Council Laureate for Irish Fiction, Colm Tóibín will give a reading and talk with his newest book on Thomas Mann, “The Magician” (Simon and Schuster, 2021) as the centerpiece. Tóibín is the author of ten novels, including “Brooklyn,” made into a film by the same name. Book sales/signing after. This reading and talk will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.
Friday, April 8; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Douglas Road Project Delayed by Two Weeks, Starts April 18
The closure of Douglas Road between Twyckenham Drive and Ironwood Road for a road construction project will start Monday, April 18, instead of Monday, April 4. According to St. Joseph County officials, the reason for the delay is utility crews need more time to relocate facilities. 
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

FLTA Showcase
Come and meet the wonderful Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants as they reflect on and celebrate a year at Notre Dame. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, April 7; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Portuguese Language Table
Join the Portuguese Program for a fun evening filled with food and festivities. Learn a few words in Portuguese, practice your conversation skills in Portuguese and learn about the cultures of Portuguese-speaking countries. All are welcome. For more information, contact Michel Soares do Carmo.
Thursday, April 7; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 106, Bond Hall

Storytime @ the Snite: Animals
The museum and the St. Joseph County Public Library have partnered to create a new program especially for families with children ages 4 to 6. Designed to help children develop their visual and verbal literacy skills, each session will include stories, songs and gallery exploration. Free but registration required. Limited to 30 people.
Saturday, April 9; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Create Office Hours in Canvas
Using the calendar on the blue global panel in Canvas, instructors can create individual appointment slots for office hours. These slots can be visible to the students in one course or all of your courses, and will allow students to select a time.

Preferred First Name Changes Now Available in insideND
OIT system administrators standardized name data in the ND Directory and personal information in Banner. As a result of this effort, some people have a preferred first name now showing up in the ND Directory and in messages sent from their ND Gmail account. Anyone who wants to make changes to their preferred first name can do so in the Personal Information task located in insideND.

Also This Week ...

Recruiting On-Call Parking Attendants for the Garth Brooks Concert
Do you want to be a part of a team that works all major events on campus? Examples are basketball, hockey, football, as well as large concerts including Garth Brooks. Now hiring for all positions.


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.