TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 21)


For the Week of March 21

Arts and Performances


“Living Matthew 25” Film Series: “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Barry Jenkins’ beautiful adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel continues this weekly screening and discussion series on social justice issues, part of the First Presbyterian Church’s “Living Matthew 25” Lenten events devoted to welcoming the stranger and helping the poor, hungry, sick and imprisoned. Co-sponsored by DPAC’s Browning Cinema.
Monday, March 21; 6 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium, St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

“The Lion in Winter” (1968)
The Learning Beyond the Classics: Medieval Film Series begins with Anthony Harvey’s “The Lion in Winter,” which follows the lives of King Henry II (Peter O’Toole), his estranged wife (Katharine Hepburn) and their sons (Nigel Terry and Anthony Hopkins) as they vie for the throne. Professor Daniel Hobbins will lead a discussion following the film. $2 tickets. Free for ND, SMC, IUSB and HC students.
Tuesday, March 22; 7:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Learning Beyond the Classics: Medieval Film
In honor of the Notre Dame Medieval Institute’s 75th anniversary, this Learning Beyond the Classics course focuses on historical and fictional tales set during the medieval period with different centuries, nations and film traditions appearing on screen. Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Daniel Hobbins. $2 tickets. Free for ND, SMC, IUSB and HC students.
Tuesdays, March 22 through May 3; 7:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Mandabi” (1968)
One of Sembène’s most brilliantly funny and indignant films, “Mandabi” — an adaptation of a novella by the director himself — is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed and poverty. Nicolas Normand, the former French ambassador to Mali, is scheduled to appear. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, March 24; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Inheritance” (2020)
Ceaselessly finding commonalities between politics, humor and philosophy, with Black authors and radicals at its edges, “The Inheritance” is a remarkable film about the world as we know it and a joyous celebration of Blackness. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, March 25; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 26; 9:30 p.m.

“Ascension” (2021)
Nominated for the best documentary Oscar, “Ascension” presents a contemporary vision of China that prioritizes productivity and innovation above all. Implementing a large-scale visual canvas, Director Jessica Kingdon scrutinizes China’s imposing standing as a global superpower and embeds the viewer in the work ethic and lifestyle of its citizens. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, March 25; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 26; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27; 3 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Don Carlos” (Verdi)
For the first time in history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a new staging by David McVicar with tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role and soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, March 26; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


“Sicilia” and “Tunisia” by French Performance Artist Clyde Chabot
French artist Clyde Chabot, the author, artistic director, and performer for the French theater company La Communauté inavouable, presents multidisciplinary performances where the audience is an intimate part of the show. Free but ticketed. Please note that Notre Dame ID or proof of vaccination will be required for these events.
“Sicilia”: Thursday, March 24; 6 p.m. in Legends Club (in French)
“Tunisia”: Thursday, March 24; 7:30 p.m. in Room 104, Bond Hall (in French)
“Sicilia”: Friday, March 25; 6 p.m. in Legends Club (in English)
“Sicilia”: Friday, March 25; 7:30 p.m. in Legends Club (in English)

PEMCo Presents: “Bright Star,” a Bluegrass Musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption. Tickets now on sale at the LaFortune box office. $7 student tickets, $10 for general admission.
Thursday, March 24; 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the mainstage, Washington Hall
Friday, March 25; 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 26; 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 24; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Library Lawn

Notre Dame Children’s Choir Winter Vespers Concert
Sacred Music at Notre Dame presents the Descant, Chamber, Seraphim and Liturgical Choirs of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir in the annual winter concert of hymns, Psalms, prayers and sacred choral works. Masks are strongly encouraged.
Friday, March 25; 7 to 8 p.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church, 222 W. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

2022 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships
Notre Dame will host the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age and will enter through Gate 4 in the northeast corner of the Joyce Center. Gates will open at 8 a.m. each day.
Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students receive free admission by presenting their ID upon arrival at Gate 4. Notre Dame faculty/staff and the general public must purchase tickets in advance at No walk-up sales will be offered.
Thursday through Sunday, March 24-27; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Castellan Family Fencing Center, Joyce Center (Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m.)

Women’s Lacrosse Annual Daughters for Dads Fundraiser
Irish Women’s Lacrosse annually dedicates a portion of its season to raise awareness and funding for the Harper Cancer Research Institute through its Daughters for Dads (D4D) campaign. Now in its eighth year, D4D culminates this season with the game versus Duke. Come out and support! Learn how to donate. Admission is free (for all fans) to all women’s lacrosse games.
Saturday, March 26; 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Arlotta Stadium

Notre Dame Softball Strikeout Cancer
The Notre Dame softball team is excited to announce the return of its Strikeout Cancer Trivia Night and Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game. All proceeds raised go directly to the children and families of children at Memorial Hospital who are fighting cancer. Register now for the trivia night!
Free softball game: Saturday, April 2; 1 p.m. in Melissa Cook Stadium
Trivia night: Saturday, April 2; 6 p.m. in the 1st Source Bank Performance Center (525 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend) $250/table for trivia night. Doors open at 5 p.m., trivia starts at 6 p.m.
Home Run Derby after the Sunday, April 3, noon game

Deadlines or Registrations

Talk — “The Social Side of Health: How Reducing Inequality Can Improve Health Outcomes for Americans”
Dr. Peter Sterling, a lifelong political activist and prominent neuroscientist, visits Notre Dame to share his view of what health is: equality, education, community and the belief that your life actually matters.
Monday, March 28; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 100), Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Flash Panel Discussion: “Lessons from India’s Religious Freedom Protests”
In January, six Muslim students protested against authorities at a district college in southern India after being denied their right to wear headscarves. Their simple act of civil disobedience has since fostered a broader debate. Hear insights from experts who will unpack key themes relating to religious freedom in India and beyond. Register to attend in person. Register to attend via Zoom. Free and open to the public.
Monday, March 28; 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Simple Project Management with Asana
Learn the basics of Asana, a tool to help you manage projects, departmental work and your own schedule. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, March 30; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Day-of Volunteers Needed for the Holy Half
The Holy Half planning team is in need of day-of volunteers to help host the Saturday, April 9, half marathon race. Day-of volunteers join in the fun of race day by distributing water, ensuring runner safety, assisting at the start/finish and more. All are welcome and will receive a free T-shirt! Sign up to volunteer by Saturday, April 2.
Saturday, April 9; 8 a.m. to noon (approximate times) at the start/finish line at Stepan Center and the campus-wide race course; volunteers distributed throughout

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

NDSID Solidarity with Ukraine
Stop by to share your compassion with the people of Ukraine. The Notre Dame Staff of International Descent group invites you to make symbolic paper hearts in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and post them up on the board to express your empathy and support.
Wednesday, March 23; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the tables in the concourse, Hesburgh Library

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.
Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Tuesday, March 22; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Wednesday, March 23; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
A Beginner’s Guide to Programming and Data Analysis with R and BASH (Part 1 of 2)
Learn about fundamental programming concepts and the basics of R and BASH coding.
Wednesday, March 23; 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library
Writing your Master’s Thesis and Ph.D. Dissertation in LaTeX Using Overleaf
Learn how to use the Notre Dame LaTeX package used to format master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations in Overleaf.
Thursday, March 24; 2 to 4 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Using a Concordance
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Thursday, March 24; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
A Biologist’s Guide to Programming and Data Analysis with R and BASH (Part 2)
Learn about R and Unix/Linux tools available for collecting and processing different types of data sets.
Thursday, March 24; 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

EAP Workshop: “Moves in Writing”
Demystify the skills and strategies of academic writing. This workshop aims to discuss rhetorical moves — the way arguments persuade the audience using evidence across disciplines. Whether in argumentative essays or research articles, in order to excel in a scholarly publishing career, participants will discuss a functional approach to engaging writing.
Thursday, March 24; 11 a.m. to noon 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.
∙ Adobe Creative Cloud Express: Tell Your Story in Posts, Pages and Videos (formerly Adobe Spark), Tuesday, March 29; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features, Wednesday, March 30; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: Macros Introduction, Thursday, March 31; 9 to 11 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at    

Faith and Service

Romero Days 2022: Óscar Romero’s Final Words and the Christian Journey Today
The martyred St. Óscar Romero boldly proclaimed the demands of the Gospel and the call to follow Christ amid a world of injustice, violence and oppression. Romero Days 2022 will explore the theological and spiritual depths of his final homily for the Christian journey today, with reflections by M.Div. students Juan Miguel Alvarez and Marlyn Batista.
Thursday, March 24; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room B101, Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Mass Honoring St. Óscar Romero
A Mass observing the 42nd anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Óscar Romero, with Rev. Michael Connors, C.S.C., officiating. All are welcome.
Thursday, March 24; 5 to 5:45 p.m. in All Saints Chapel, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Visualizing Matthew 25
During this Lenten season, come together in the Snite Museum to explore and reflect on the parable of the goats and sheep in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 25:31-46). Through conversations about works of art and personal reflection in the galleries, discover how you can embrace and live out the Biblical passage.
Thursday, March 24; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga
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 staff, students, faculty and spouses. Mats are provided and masks are required. Co-sponsored by RecSports.
Thursday, March 24; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Registration for Pickleball and Ballet Instructional Series is Open
Learn a new skill this spring with RecSports Instructional Series. Registration is now open for Pickleball Series III and Ballet.

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar — Virtues and Vocations: “Ethics Education for Engineers”
Virtues and Vocations is a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. In March, Rosalyn Berne, director of the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science at the University of Virginia, is welcomed. Register online.
Monday, March 21; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Religious Liberty Initiative Book Discussion — “The Immortals: The World War II Story of Five Fearless Heroes, the Sinking of the Dorchester and an Awe-inspiring Rescue”
The ND Law School RLI will host a book discussion featuring author Steven T. Collis, professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Books will be available for purchase, and a Chipotle lunch will be provided.
Monday, March 21; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1315, Biolchini Hall of Law

Festivals in India
India, a land of cultural diversity and religious vibrancy, also is home to a diverse range of festive traditions. Each of these festivals, distinct and unique, has its own cultural significance. Join FLTA Amrita Sharma as she guides an exploration of the diversity of Indian festivals.
Monday, March 21; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars”
Zoom lecture presented by Col. Eileen Collins, a USAF retiree and NASA astronaut. Collins became the first female to pilot a U.S. spacecraft with the Discovery shuttle flight in 1995, and the first female commander on the 1999 Columbia shuttle flight. Zoom registration required. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Monday, March 21; 7 to 8:15 p.m. online

Kellogg Lecture: “Mapping the Soft Power Contributions of the Nigerian Diaspora in the United States”
Christopher Isike, University of Pretoria, discusses soft power contributions of Nigerian American and immigrant populations living in the U.S. His research suggests that this diaspora population holds a dual allegiance to both countries, putting them in unique social and political positions, which he compares to the American Jewish diaspora.
Tuesday, March 22; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

The Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture — “Widening the Shakespeare Circle: The Playwright, the Diplomat and the Theatricality of Everyday Life”
Register for the Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture in honor of Sir Stanley Wells. Carol Rutter, professor of Shakespeare and performance studies at the University of Warwick, delivers this year’s lecture.
Tuesday, March 22; 1 to 2 p.m. EDT virtually

Lecture — “Spectral Justice: On Haunting and Multispecies Accountability in Himalayan India”
Drawing on ethnographic research in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in India, this talk explores how a maleficent animal ghost provoked questions about what multispecies justice might look like in the afterlife of violent death. Presented by Radhika Govinjandran, an associate professor of anthropology and international studies at the University of Washington. Part of the Asian (Re)Visions of Nation, State and Citizenship lecture series.
Tuesday, March 22; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

NDISC Roundtable
Tuesday, March 22; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room B001, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Book Launch for “Charles Macklin and the Theatres of London”
Charles Macklin, the Irish-born actor who is often referred to as “the father of the modern stage,” is the subject of a new book co-edited by Ian Newman, professor of English, and David O’Shaughnessy, NUI Galway. Discover more about the book and Charles Macklin, who, despite killing a fellow actor over a wig, dominated 18th-century London theater.
Wednesday, March 23; 9 to 10 a.m. via webinar

Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture with Congressman Luis Gutiérrez
As part of the Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture Series, the Institute for Latino Studies welcomes retired Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, the first Hispanic representative from Illinois. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Illinois’ Fourth District from 1993 to 2019.
Wednesday, March 23; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 205-207, McKenna Hall

Life in Pixels Conversation with Armond Towns and Ramon Amaro
Life in Pixels hosts an ongoing series of transdisciplinary conversations thinking about how we can make sense of, and live with, our computational social condition today. The series will bring together people who think and do technology beyond disciplinary boundaries like sociocultural, aesthetic, politicoeconomic, environmental and racial.
Wednesday, March 23; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Teaching Well with Canvas Lunch Break: “Engaging Your Students with Peer Review in Canvas”
Are you looking for ways to help students grow their skills when it comes to critiquing the work of others? Would you like to assist them in their development of lifelong skills? You are invited to attend this virtual session that focuses on how Canvas’ peer review and rubric tools can facilitate the process. The Zoom link will be shared once registration is complete.
Thursday, March 24; noon to 12:45 p.m. via Zoom 

Talk — “‘The Church and Its Spire’: John McGahern’s Relationship with the Catholic Faith”
With a longstanding interest in the Irish writer John McGahern (1934-2006), Eamon Maher, director of the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies in TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus, will give a talk on McGahern’s somewhat fraught relationship with the Catholic Church.
Thursday, March 24; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “How to Protect Free Speech from Big Tech”
A lecture by Philip Hamburger, the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. The event will also be live-streamed.
Thursday, March 24; 3:45 to 5 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Debating Progress and History in Islamic Thought”
Join the Keough School for its Mirza Family Chair Inaugural Lecture. Ebrahim Moosa, the Mirza Family Professor of Islamic Thought and Muslim Societies, will explore the mixed reception of discourses of progress in Muslim majority societies and ask: “Can progress be Islamic?” You may attend in person, no registration required.
Lecture: Thursday, March 24; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center
Conference: Friday, March 25; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Presentation — “A Tale of Two Countries: Bolivia and Brazil in Contrast”
The border between Brazil and Bolivia is shared, but the history and development of each country is not. In this presentation, FLTA Delia Salazar (Bolivia) and FLTA Michel Soares do Carmo (Brazil) will explore the tale of two countries by contrasting the similarities and differences in culture, language and history.
Thursday, March 24; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 344, Bond Hall

Pizza, Pop & Politics: “Redistricting in Indiana and the U.S.”
Ranjan Rohatgi will be speaking about his role on the Indiana Redistricting Commission. Rohatgi is an assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Saint Mary’s College. Pizza and pop provided.
Thursday, March 24; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Humanae Vitae Lecture #3: “Natural Family Planning: Catholic Contraception?”
This event features Rev. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C., and Suzy Younger discussing how natural family planning works and its morality. Chick-fil-A will be served! There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Thursday, March 24; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 138, DeBartolo Hall

Conference — “1,000 Years of Ice and Fire: Ecological Collapse and Migration from Vinland to the Anthropocene”
The conference brings together key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances and critical flashpoints that might help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration and literary production. Free for Notre Dame faculty and students; $20 for non-Notre Dame students; $40 for non-Notre Dame faculty.
Keynote lecture by Dipesh Chakrabarty (open to the public): Thursday, March 24; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, McKenna Hall
Friday, March 25; 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All panels are in Room 205-207, McKenna Hall

20th Annual Mellon Colloquium — “Lord of the Pen and Sword: Genealogy and Sovereignty in the Medieval Islamic West”
The colloquium is a half-day public seminar discussion with the institute’s 2021-22 Mellon Fellow, Mohamad Ballan, assistant professor of history at Stony Brook University, on his book-in-progress, joined by three distinguished discussants. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required but free.
Friday, March 25; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (Room 715), Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “On Simone Weil and Giotto”
Alexander Nemerov, the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University, urges us to make real-world experiences more legitimate and powerful through the lens of visual art. He will bring that critical lens to his analysis of the work of the philosopher Simone Weil and the artist Giotto di Bondone. Register to receive the link to view this livestreamed lecture. The link will be shared via email.
Friday, March 25; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “The Future of the Crises in Mali: Imagining the Ways Forward”
Mali continues to grapple with increasing insecurity (intercommunal violence, human rights violations, violent extremism) as well as political instability, including three coup d’états. Featuring distinguished guests from varying perspectives, this panel will explore Mali’s challenges today and possibilities for the future.
Friday, March 25; noon to 1:15 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Panel Discussion: “Career Conversations with Trailblazing Women of Notre Dame”
Join the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development to celebrate and learn from inspiring female graduates as part of the “Golden is Thy Fame” celebration of the 50th anniversary of the admission of undergraduate women. A networking reception will follow from 4 to 5 p.m. Register here.
Friday, March 25; 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Third Annual History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Values Conference
Reasoning in the historical sciences — paleontology, geology, cosmology, etc.— will be explored. This conference is organized by the graduate students of the History and Philosophy of Science doctorate  program, administered by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values.
Friday, March 25; 3:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Room B01, McKenna Hall, and the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center
Saturday, March 26; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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, March 25; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Talk — “‘Stellar’ Experiments and Bad Jokes: On the Purported Epistemic Inferiority of Non-Experimental Sciences”
Nora Mills Boyd of Siena College will discuss experimentation (or the lack thereof) in astrophysics and argue that non-experimental sciences are not inferior to experimental sciences. This talk is a part of the John J. Reilly Center’s Third Annual HPSTV Conference. All members of the ND community are welcome.
Friday, March 25; 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
New York Times bestselling author and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak on campus. Presented by the Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Distinguished Lecture Series, the event is free, but ticketed. This event is standby only. Patrons waiting in the standby line who are unable to get a ticket will be able to watch a live broadcast from the Patricia George Decio Theatre.
Friday, March 25; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Symposium — “Race and the Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”
Notre Dame Law School’s five student-led journals are hosting a virtual inter-journal symposium featuring three panel discussions: “Race and the Judiciary,” “Race and Policing” and “Race, Governance and Human Rights.” Details and registration available here.
Saturday, March 26; 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Talk — “Before Mobility: Lost Worlds and Ediacaran Avalon”
Adrian Currie from the University of Exeter will take use back in time to the Ediacaran period to explore how we learn about the deep past. A reception will follow the talk. This event is a part of the John J. Reilly Center’s Third Annual HPSTV Conference. All members of the ND community are welcome.
Saturday, March 26; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

91st Annual Rockne Memorial Mass and Breakfast with Coach Marcus Freeman
Head football coach Marcus Freeman will speak at the 91st Annual Rockne Memorial Mass and Breakfast. The event will begin with Mass, celebrated by Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C., followed by a buffet breakfast and Freeman’s remarks. The Notre Dame Glee Club will perform during Mass and breakfast. Space is limited. Register by Wednesday, March 23. NDJSV Members: $40. Public: $60.
Sunday, March 27; 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Downes Club, Corbett Family Hall

Seamus Deane Legacy Conference
Seamus Deane (1940-2021), the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus, was one of Ireland’s foremost writers, best-known for his autobiographical “Reading in the Dark” and the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. In this conference, the focus will be the impact Deane had on students, particularly Notre Dame graduates.
Sunday, March 27; 3:30 to 9 p.m. in the Morris Inn and Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Monday, March 28; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Symposium: “Gender, Sex and Power: Toward a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church”
In 2019, Kathleen Sprows Cummings received one of Notre Dame’s Church Sexual Abuse Crisis Research Grants for the project “Gender, Sex and Power: Toward a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church.” The project has since facilitated the work of a team of 11 scholars and will conclude with this symposium. The panels are free and open to the public.
Panel 1: Sunday, March 27; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 215, McKenna Hall
Panel 2: Monday, March 28; 9 to 10:45 a.m.
Panel 3: Monday, March 28; 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Panel 4: Monday, March 28; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Bulla Lot Walk Path Closed
The Bulla Lot walk path will be closed from Monday, March 28, through Wednesday, June 1, from Leahy Drive to the Bulla Fac/Staff Lot. Review the aerial map.

Social Gatherings

ND Water Week — March 21-25
In honor of World Water Day, join Notre Dame’s week-long celebration of all things H2O!
ND Water Week features a water-focused panel, blessing of the lakes, seminars, scavenger hunt, service activities, film screening and more. All for free.

Monday, March 21
Hydro-go Seek: Scavenger Hunt
All-week scavenger hunt to discover the visible and invisible ways in which water contributes to campus life. The winning residence hall will select the location of a new water bottle filling station. Begin your hunt here.

Tuesday, March 22 — World Water Day
Talk — “Groundwater Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions”
Virtual seminar by Debra Perrone, assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Wednesday, March 23
∙ Tour: “The Art of Water”
Special tour focused on water and climate in art. Meet inside the front entrance.
Noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
∙ Panel Discussion: “Intersections of Human Health, Water and Environmental Change”
Faculty panelists include Ellis Adams, Kyle Bibby, Marc Muller and Jason Rohr. Moderated by Jennifer Tank. This event is part of the Eck Institute for Global Health’s Global Health Colloquium.
4 to 5 p.m. in Room 283, Galvin Life Sciences Center

Thursday, March 24
∙ Talk — “Foodborne Transmission: Overlooked Pathway of WASH-Related Disease in Low-Income Settings”
Virtual seminar by Matthew Freeman, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Environmental Health at Emory University. Register here.
1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
∙ Operation du Lac: Bless & Serve
Blessing of the lakes with Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., followed by installation of pollution prevention badges on stormwater inlets around campus and a lake cleanup. Register here (appreciated but not required).
4 to 5 p.m. at The Grotto

Friday, March 25
∙ Movie: “Erin Brockovich”
Experience the Academy Award-winning film starring Julia Roberts. A dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, who rallied against an energy corporation for its role in groundwater contamination. This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available at the ticket office starting one hour prior to the film. There are no advanced reservations for this show.
3 to 5 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Art Center
∙ Water Week Dinner
Enjoy a special Water Week-inspired dinner menu focused on low-water-impact foods. The meal includes gulf shrimp, caldo de siete mares, cauliflower steaks with mushroom gravy, and infused water.
4:30 to 7 p.m. in North and South Dining Halls


Multi-Language Reading Club
Join other language learners in a 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, March 24; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 120), Hesburgh Library

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Signing
New York Times bestselling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will hold a book signing. Attendees may bring books from their personal libraries or purchase copies on site.
Saturday, March 26; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore (originally scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m.)

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: How Do I Know Students Are Reading My Feedback in Canvas?
Canvas’ SpeedGrader offers details about student submission activity, including whether they read your feedback. This information is available in the Submission Details screen within the SpeedGrader.

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Conversations to Build Communication, Connectivity and Inclusion
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) welcomes your feedback, suggestions and collaboration. Do you have an idea, concern or need? SAC serves you by providing resources and connectivity to the campus executive leadership. SAC was formed with the vision of serving as a direct connection between non-exempt staff and leadership, forming and growing bonds and strengthening communications.

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.