TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (May 17)


For the Week of May 17

Arts and Performances


BFA/BA Honors Thesis Exhibition
This annual exhibition consists of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with a BFA or BA Honors​ degree from the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Through Friday, May 21; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall

2021 MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition
This annual exhibition is composed of the culminating thesis projects created by the six students graduating in May from the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program in the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Through Saturday, May 22, in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries (West), Snite Museum of Art

Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual tour of three works from the museum’s vast collections. For this 30-minute tour, take time to stop and smell the roses while enjoying floral works of art. This program will take place on Zoom and is designed to be interactive. Register via the link.
Thursday, May 20; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


“An Old Family Recipe,” a Theatrical Film of a New Musical
Book, lyrics and music by Veronica Mansour ’21; directed by Matt Hawkins. Live virtual talk to follow. Developed in FTT’s New Works Lab during fall 2020, this movie musical follows the story of Toni, a young woman struggling with depression and anxiety. University coronavirus protocols were followed on set — all songs were recorded in studio prior to filming.
Friday, May 21; 7 p.m. on YouTube

Diversity and Inclusion

Thrive! Presents: Let’s Zoom Lunch
As we wrap up this academic year, it’s a great time to reconnect with colleagues — or meet new people and build your personal and professional networks. Chat with friends and colleagues from across campus at an upbeat Let’s Zoom Lunch. RSVP and you will be sent the Zoom link.
Thursday, May 20; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Leadership: Recognizing the Power to Inspire, Week 1
Join in a four-part leadership series in which we engage with local and international experts, writers and faculty who have made powerful impacts on society for the greater good. The first webinar will be run by Irish sportsman, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and philanthropist Alan Kerins, who will cover “The Power of Your Support Network.”
Wednesday, May 19; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Use Your Educational Benefit Toward Summer Online Courses 
Are you interested in enhancing your skills or diving into big ideas this summer? Take a Summer Online course and enjoy the convenience and flexibility of studying anywhere. The employee educational benefit can be used to help pay for Summer Online courses for you or your children. Apply today at

Research Opportunity:

Participate in Study on Social Transmission/Evasion of Contagious Diseases
Notre Dame faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate in a federally funded project about the social transmission and evasion of COVID-19. Participants will receive a $10 gift card that can be used anywhere debit cards are accepted. You must have a smartphone to download an app in order to consent to the study and receive the gift card. More information here.

Health and Recreation

Finals Week Food Donation Classes
Take care of your stress and take hunger stress off our neighbors by joining RecSports for free fitness classes by donating your nonperishable food items to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Classes held in-person and virtually through Wednesday, May 19. Click here for more info and the schedule

Lectures and Presentations

Panel Discussion — “U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Afghan Women Speak Out”
Five Afghan women, from different generations and backgrounds, including government officials, scholars and representatives of civil society and political parties, will offer their views on the challenges for the security, freedom and dignity of Afghan communities and Afghan women.
Tuesday, May 18; 9:30 to 11 a.m. virtually

Inspiring Conversations: “Why Care? — Crafting a Leadership Grounded in Truth and Empathy”
Join a discussion with Dr. Adrienne Boissy, neurologist and chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic. She will discuss the importance of human-centered treatment.
Tuesday, May 18; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Clingen Conversations: “Identity, Migration and the Irish Language”
Explore the Irish language landscape in today’s increasingly diverse and globalized Ireland. Expert panelists in the academic and public spheres will explore the mutual relationships between migration and language and the ways in which Irishness both is shaped by and shapes the experience of New Irish speakers.
Thursday, May 20; 11 a.m. to noon via webinar

Just Wage Forum 2021: “A Just Wage Is Not Excessive”
Join the Higgins Labor Program to discuss the next criterion of a just wage: a just wage is not excessive. Speakers from the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice and the University will discuss the importance of a just wage structure that inhibits extreme inequality between the highest and lowest earners. Register to attend.
Friday, May 21; 1 to 2:30 p.m. virtually

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Student Move-Out Parking Lot Closures
The following parking lots will be closed through Thursday, May 20, for student move-out: Fischer, Rugby, Walsh Architecture and the west side of Dorr. For any questions, please contact Thomas Kauble at or 631-2602.

Parking Services Office Operations Closed
The Parking Services office is implementing new parking management software. As a result, office operations will be temporarily shut down through Wednesday, May 19, as the final migration to the new system takes place. During that time, Parking Services will be unable to issue permits or review citations. Individuals without a University permit who need to park on campus during these days may use the pay stations located in the Joyce, Compton and Walsh Architecture parking lots. Normal office operations will resume Thursday, May 20.
If you have any questions, please email Parking Services at or call 631-5053.

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Submitting Final Semester Grades
Sakai does not send grades directly to the registrar’s system. To submit your grades to the registrar’s site, you can choose one of two ways. Enter final letter grades manually, or for those with large courses, import student grades from your Sakai Gradebook.

Expanded Building Hours for Hesburgh Library
Hesburgh Library will be open:
∙ Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 18: 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Wednesday, May 19: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Find more info on library access and services at

Hesburgh Library Summer Building Hours Begin Thursday, May 20
Hesburgh Library will be open:
  ∙ Sundays: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  ∙ Mondays to Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  ∙ Fridays: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  ∙ Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Memorial Day, May 31: Closed

Find more information on library access and services at

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.