TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 5)


For the Week of April 5

Arts and Performances


Concert: “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Free with valid Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s or Holy Cross ID on a first-come, first-served basis. Adults (18+) only. Presented by Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre and featuring the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra and Notre Dame Folk Choir. Limited seating available. On-field seating — bring a blanket (no chairs). No food or drink; food trucks to follow on Library Lawn. Accessible seating available — email with questions.
Friday, April 9; 8 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium; enter at Gate E (gates open at 7:30 p.m.) 

Senior Voice Recital: Catherine Hyry ’21
Works by Buxtehude, Mozart, Boulanger, Mendelssohn, Liszt and MacMillan.
Sunday, April 11; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. virtually


Student Exhibition: “Pivot”
“Pivot” will represent work from across concentrations within the Department of Art, Art History and Design. This exhibition features art selected solely on merit with the method of selection given to individual classes’ instructors. Art on display will cover the gamut from drawings to sculpture and everything in between.
Monday through Friday, April 5-12; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in AAHD Gallery, 214 Riley Hall of Art and Design

Deadlines and Registrations

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
Looking for a way 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. Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division. Please contact Jessica Schiller at or 631-7923 with questions. Register by Friday, April 9.

Facilitating Effective Discussions in Social Sciences and Humanities
In this workshop, participants will explore strategies for sparking effective discussions and generating inclusive student interactions. We will also brainstorm how to turn those strategies into concrete action in social sciences and humanities classrooms by practicing a range of discussion techniques.
Tuesday, April 13; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: “I Know Your Password”
The internet frequently exposes your password. Changing passwords and remembering new ones is annoying and difficult. We will show you how to know when your passwords leak and how to keep secure and sane in a world of constant data breaches. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, April 14; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Talk: “Raising Anti-racist Children”
This lively session will focus on the importance of positive identity and representation as well as age-appropriate conversations to build courage in the kids in your life to combat racism. Presented by Thrive! Inspiring ND Women. Pre-register by Tuesday, April 13.
Wednesday, April 14; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Using Open Educational Resources in Your Class
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are free educational materials that are publicly available for use in the classroom. This workshop will explain some of the advantages of using OERs, give multiple examples of OERs and illustrate how they’ve been incorporated into classes, and detail strategies finding and incorporating these resources into your own course.
Wednesday, April 14; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Designing Effective Short Courses
Thursday, April 15; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. via Zoom  

Edith Stein Project Conference 2021
Presented by The Identity Project of Notre Dame. Find the full conference abstract on our website. We’ll receive paper abstract submissions for presentation at the conference until Monday, April 5, and full papers until Wednesday, April 7.
Friday, April 16; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. via livestream
Saturday, April 17; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lecture: “A Murder in Manchuria”
The Liu Institute launches its Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture with a virtual lecture by Haiyan Lee of Stanford University. Lee will use the 1956 film “The Murder Case of Xu Qiuying” to illustrate the distinctions between spy thriller and detective fiction, and between “high justice” and “low justice” in the Chinese literary and political-legal traditions.
Monday, April 19; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom 

Deals and Discounts

20% Off All Champion Apparel and Accessories
Stop at the Hammes Bookstore and the Hammes Bookstore & Café or shop online at to get 20 percent off all Champion Brand apparel and accessories.
Tuesday through Thursday, April 6-8

Diversity and Inclusion

Undocumented Student Week of Action
Come join the Dream ND Community for the Undocumented Student Week of Action. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to engage in a week of events that promises to raise awareness and humanize conversations about immigration and undocumented identities and showcase a variety of scholarship, advocacy and resources on our campus.
Monday, April 5 through Thursday, April 8; various start times via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

We Are All ND
This workshop for staff is being offered to those not currently in a supervisory role. Please register for and attend We Are All ND in an effort to allow each and every member of our community to unite behind a common goal as we work to cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame.
Wednesday, April 7; 1 to 3:30 p.m. virtually
Additional dates/times for this workshop throughout the semester:
Tuesday, April 20; 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27; 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 5; 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Thursday, April 8; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers
These workshops are an integral part of our diversity and inclusion initiative that engages all staff in a learning environment to help foster a campus culture of inclusivity. Supervisors or hiring managers who have not yet participated in this training should register for an upcoming virtual workshop. Please register via
Two-part series:
Multicultural Competencies: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Hiring Game Changers: 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, April 12; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. virtually

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Layers and Text, Tuesday, April 13; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Tuesday, April 13; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Wednesday, April 14; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Macros Introduction, Wednesday, April 14; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ dataND: Introduction, Wednesday, April 14; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Thursday, April 15; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Photo Manipulation, Thursday, April 15; 1:30 to 4 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at 

Health and Recreation

Yoga in Italian
Looking for a free and fun way to stay fit? Want to stretch your mind and body? Join the Italian Department for Yoga in Italian to help you stretch, strengthen and relax, while introducing you to the Italian language in a fun, low-stakes way.
Friday, April 9; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Squash Workshops
Still interested in learning squash? RecSports has added more squash workshops to its offerings.

Lectures and Presentations

Inspiring Conversations with Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.: “Chosen to Lead”
Join a Zoom discussion with Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., University president emeritus. Learn the reason behind Monk’s vocation and the long-lasting career it has manifested — including leadership roles he was chosen for, not ones he sought out.
Tuesday, April 6; 1 to 2 p.m. online

The Annual Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture — “The Impossible and the Ridiculous: An Enduring Motif in Irish Tradition from Medieval to Modern”
Visual representations of “the ridiculous” are widespread in the margins of medieval manuscripts, particularly from the 13th to the 15th centuries, where snails attacking knights, reading monkeys and armed hares abound. Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, lecturer at University College Cork, will explore such motifs from medieval times to the present day.
Tuesday, April 6; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Lecture: “The Catholic Church in Africa Today”
What role does Africa play in the past, present and future of the Catholic Church? Join Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., for this new series from the World Religions World Church program and ThinkND that will explore the demographics, dynamism and devotion for the Catholic Church in Africa. Live discussions will take place on April 6, 13 and 20.
Tuesday, April 6; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Do Wars Make States and States Make War: Rethinking the Origins of the Seven Years War”
Steve Pincus, University of Chicago.
Tuesday, April 6; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “Do We Need a Compassion Revolution in Global Health?”
What is the role of compassion in global health? Join the Eck Institute for a discussion on the role of compassion — both for others and for ourselves — in realizing quality and equity in global health. Visit the events page at for complete details. Registration required.
Wednesday, April 7; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via webinar

‘On the Shakespeare Trail’ — London Shakespeare Lecture 10th Anniversary
Ever get to the movies early to watch the trailers? Eagerly search for a sneak peak of a film or play before deciding to buy tickets? Join Peter Holland for a lecture on how trailers lure watchers to the theaters and the role they play in drawing crowds to Shakespeare’s plays. Pre-register to attend.
Wednesday, April 7; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Ireland’s Generation X?”
Nick Laird will join Barry McCrea, the Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies, in his monthly conversations in this series. Born in Tyrone in 1975, Laird is a poet, novelist, screenwriter and former lawyer. He is the Seamus Heaney Chair of Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and a writer-in-residence at New York University.
Wednesday, April 7; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
In honor of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, join the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and the Rwandan-American Community of the Midwest for a panel discussion and commemoration ceremony. To attend either portion of the event, register to receive a webinar link.
Wednesday, April 7; 3:30 to 8 p.m. online
Panel Discussion: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Commemoration Ceremony: 6 to 8 p.m.

Closing Event: “Mediating Justice: Law, Violence and Ethnography”
This dynamic conversation brings together peace studies scholars and anthropologists to examine what we mean when we talk about justice. Featuring M. Kamari Clarke, professor of anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, and Catherine Bolten (moderator), associate professor of anthropology and peace studies, Kroc Institute.
Wednesday, April 7; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Global Health Colloquium: “The Hows, Whys and Whats of Evidence-Based Global Health”
Seminar presented by Paul Perrin, evidence and learning director for the Pulte Institute for Global Development and Keough School Associate Professor of the Practice. Contact for the Zoom link to attend.
Wednesday, April 7; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Poshak: Dress Code Culture in India
Indian clothing is a reflection of place, religion, culture and region. From embroidery to prints, handweaving to machine work, India offers a full wardrobe when it comes to the art of dressing. Join Shivangi Nathawat for a discussion on dress code culture in India and diversity through clothes.
Wednesday, April 7; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism”
This talk explores aspects of Samantha Noël’s book, “Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism” (Duke University Press, February 2021). It offers an investigation of how Caribbean and American​ ​artists of the early 20th century were responding to the colonial and hegemonic regimes​ ​through visual and performative tropicalist representation.
Wednesday, April 7; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

“Processing Anti-Asian Violence”: A Roundtable Discussion on the Atlanta Shootings
Professors and doctoral students will participate in a conversation to focus on recent and historical attacks against Asians and Asian Americans, especially women. Participants are professors Jennifer Huynh, Xian Wang and Sharon Yoon as well doctoral students Flora Tang and Grace Song.
Thursday, April 8; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Symposium: “After Raphael”
Marking the 500th anniversary of his death, this symposium will consider the afterlife of Raphael’s achievement — the redefinition of art in Renaissance Italy. By bridging historical scholarship and contemporary practice, the symposium will mirror the artist’s achievement itself, which combined the study of antiquity with its revivification in modern art. Registration required.
Friday, April 9; 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Trust and Truth in the Age of Deep Fakes”
Presented by Hany Farid, professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Farid’s research focuses on digital forensics, image analysis and human perception. Registration is required. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Friday, April 9; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Lecture: “The 1930s in Italy — Mussolini’s ‘Satellite’ City (EUR) and the Architecture of the Time: Adalberto Libera and Giuseppe Terragni”  
Judith DiMaio, architecture professor.
Friday, April 9; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “‘Nel mezzo del cammin’: Finding a ‘Spiritual’ Dante in American Religious Culture”
The fifth annual Ravarino Lecture in Italian Studies will be delivered by Peter S. Hawkins of the Yale Divinity School. Connected with Notre Dame’s 2021 commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, the lecture will explore the variety spiritual engagements with Dante’s “Divine Comedy” in American religious culture today.
Friday, April 9; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Charlottesville”
Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary is a weekly series guiding our community through a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week Amy Spitalnick, executive director of Integrity First for America, and attorneys Jessica Phillips and Michael Bloch explore the violence surrounding the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its legal aftermath.
Friday, April 9; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Intercultural Competence and IDI”
Due to a globalized world, we are crossing paths more and more with people from different countries, belief systems and experiences. How can we prepare to work effectively and appropriately across cultures? Join Janice Aski and April Weintritt for a discussion on intercultural competence.
Friday, April 9; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Just Wage Forum: “Just Wage Provides Basic Social Security”
Join the Center for Social Concerns for a conversation on the third criterion of a just wage, social security, which includes protections such as health care coverage and paid family leave. The discussion will include a consideration of how the current pandemic and Catholic social tradition inform our understanding of a just wage and social security. Register to attend.
Friday, April 9; 3 to 4:30 p.m. virtually

Labor Café: “A New Day for Unions?”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. In April, we will discuss unions, Amazon and the Biden agenda, and what they mean for the future of work. Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcomed and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, April 9; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

English Language Table
The English Language Table is a bi-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. It is free and open to anyone at Notre Dame.
Friday, April 9; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Also This Week ...

A New Level of IT Service Help in ServiceNow
Where can you find information about IT services at Notre Dame? What about getting answers about a supported computer app? You can find answers to these IT questions and more on the newly redesigned ServiceNow portal. It’s easy to search for the topic you’re looking for and a great resource for information about almost any Notre Dame or technology service available to you.

Sakai Tip: Ensure Accurate Student Grades in Sakai
Is your Sakai Gradebook excusing missed assignments or quizzes? Those that are incomplete will have no grade in the Gradebook, and empty grade cells do not count against the student’s grade. Fill in empty cells with a “0” to ensure that the missed work affects their grade accurately.

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.