TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (May 3)


For the Week of May 3

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a meditative look at Mario Martinez’s “Ceremonial Landscapes,” using tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art. Register via this link.
Tuesday, May 4; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Cocktail with a Curator
Join the Snite Museum of Art for this program that toasts amazing works of art with deliciously themed cocktail recipes created by Rohr’s bartenders. This month, spend time with David Acton, the Milly and Fritz Kaeser Curator of Photographs, looking closely at the albumen print “Oscar Wilde” by Napoleon Sarony. Register here.
Thursday, May 6; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom


A Festival of Short Videos — Final Class Presentation of “Creating Theatre and Film as Social Action”
A festival of short videos by students taught by Anton Juan, a professor in Film, Television and Theatre. What do we memorialize? From forgotten objects, textual and visual narratives evolve into histories and ideologemes that tell us and the world to remember.
Tuesday, May 4; 7:30 p.m. via YouTube


Marian Vespers with Organ
The Magnificat Choir will chant this beautiful evening prayer. Organist Benton Schmidt, will play music by Marcel Dupré and Matthias Weckmann written specifically for this liturgy.
Tuesday, May 4; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Notre Dame Chorale Spring Concert
The Chorale will sing music by Dvorak, Mozart, Schubert and Handel, in addition to traditional and contemporary Filipino songs and beloved Notre Dame school songs. The free concert is open to the Notre Dame community.
Saturday, May 8; 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Irish Green (outside, south of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center)

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. Register by Friday, May 7, by contacting league chairman, Mike Pinter, via phone, 574-298-2773 or email,

Educational and Research Opportunities

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ GLez Training, Monday, May 10; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at  

Research Opportunities:

Recruiting College-level Instructors for Online Research Study about Testing Practices During COVID-19

The Learning Analytics and Measurement in Behavioral Sciences (LAMBS) Lab invites faculty and other college-level instructors to take part in research examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on college instructors’ assessment practices. This URL will take you to the survey which will determine eligibility. You will earn $10 as compensation for participating.

Survey on Assessing Success
Take a short 10-minute survey on how success is assessed and get a chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. Must have email to participate. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology.
This is a two-week long survey beginning Monday, May 3; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. online

Faith and Service

National Day of Prayer
Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., will offer a virtual prayer service for members of the Notre Dame community. With so many challenges facing our nation — the coronavirus, violence, racial injustice, border immigration and more — this prayer will encourage open hearts and minds seeking wisdom, peace and understanding. All faith traditions are welcome.
Thursday, May 6; noon to 12:15 p.m. via Zoom

Health and Recreation

Start your morning off with an outdoor progressive boot camp workout. Join RecSports and the Snite Museum of Art at the northeast corner of the park (the area closest to the Compton Family Ice Arena) to get sweaty while inspired by works in the park. Registration is required via RecSports.
Saturday, May 8; 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar — “Transnational Chinese Theatres and People’s Theatre Networks in East Asia”
Rossella Ferrari, a professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Vienna, will introduce the notion of transnational Chinese theatres as a practice and method of intercultural performance collaboration constituted by mobile networks of relations. Moderated by Anton Juan and Tarryn Chun, professor in Film, Television and Theatre.
Monday, May 3; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar — “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 of International Studies.
Monday, May 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence: Taking a Stand”
Incidents of hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans have risen sharply. Judge Pamela K. Chen of the Eastern District of New York and Chris Kwok and Karen King of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, will discuss recent reports and measures to combat anti-Asian violence.
Monday, May 3; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “Performing an Experiment in Civic Hope: Building Partnerships Across the Sciences and the Arts to Pursue Community Wellbeing”
The coronavirus pandemic exploited existing economic and health disparities, lack of trust in institutions, political polarization and failures in communication and outreach. As we prepare to move forward, what can the arts and sciences do together to work towards building better public health and wellbeing in our community?
Monday, May 3; 5:30 to 7 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion — “Unmasking the Economy of Brazil: Challenges and Comparative Advantages after COVID-19”
Brazil is among the countries that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Panelists will present some of the economic effects of this dramatic health crisis and discuss examples of policies that could alleviate the negative effects but also leverage the hidden potentials of the Brazilian economy.
Tuesday, May 4; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Discussion — “Lead Prevention: How We Can Help Solve This Community Problem”
The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) invites Notre Dame faculty from all disciplines to a discussion about lead prevention and funding. Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, CCI assistant director of community health and policy, will be joined by Notre Dame Lead Innovation Team members, Marya Lieberman and Graham Peaslee, professors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Matthew Sisk of the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship. Register here.
Tuesday, May 4; noon to 1 p.m. online

Talk — “The Problem of Alliance Abandonment in Postwar US Foreign Policy”
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, a professor of political science at Tufts University, will offer this talk. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theories, the grand strategies of the great powers, U.S. foreign policy, intelligence, cybersecurity and policy.
Tuesday, May 4; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

Meeting — Change Management Community of Practice: Barrier Point: Applying ADKAR to Projects
Successful organizational change hinges on how well individuals adapt to change. Attend this virtual meeting that focuses on using the concept of a barrier point (what holds people back from changing) with the ADKAR Model. Attendees will learn what a barrier point is, how to determine it and how to apply it when managing change. New participants must RSVP by noon, Tuesday, May 4. A calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Wednesday, May 5; 1 to 2 p.m.  

Keynote Address — “Northern Ireland and Colombian Peace Accords: Insights on Negotiations, Design and Implementation for Sustainable Peacebuilding”
This talk features Eamon Gilmore, special representative for human rights and the special envoy for the peace process in Colombia for the European Union. Gilmore will examine the status of the Irish and Colombian peacebuilding processes and explore options for overcoming threats to peace implementation.
Thursday, May 6; 9 to 10:30 a.m. virtually

Discussion — “Reflecting on Pandemic Language Teaching: A Conversation Among Faculty”
This year has been a diversion from normal teaching in more ways than one. Join other language faculty to discuss innovative ideas we should continue into normal semesters, reflect on things that could have been improved and celebrate what went well.
Thursday, May 6; 3:30 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos”
Join Mary Eberstadt of the Catholic Information Center and the Faith and Reason Institute, V. Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life at Notre Dame, and R. R. Reno of First Things for a conversation with author Sohrab Ahmari of The New York Post and Carter Snead, director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. Registration required.
Thursday, May 6; 4 to 5:15 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “Student Activism and Racial Justice”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to more deeply understand racial justice. This week, four Notre Dame students and alumni will come together to discuss how racial justice can be addressed through student activism. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, May 7; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — Labor Café: The Paid Leave Priority
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, May 7; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Webinar — “ASEAN Law and Regional Integration in Southeast Asia: Challenges to Rule of Law”
Diane Desierto, professor of law and global affairs with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and David Cohen, the WSD Handa Professor of Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University, will discuss their book “ASEAN Law and Regional Integration: Governance and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia’s Single Market” and lend insights into Southeast Asia’s ongoing development, human rights, democratization, regional security and rule of law challenges. Featuring Kevin YL Tan, National University of Singapore.
Friday, May 7; 8 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

Pottery Sale
The semi-annual pottery sale is back after a year-long hiatus. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces made by Department of Art, Art History and Design faculty and students.  
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 4 to 6; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside Riley Hall of Art (facing South Quad)

English Language Table
Practice English with both native and non-native speakers and make some new friends in the process. Join the Center for the Student of Languages and Cultures for the last English table of the semester.
Friday, May 7; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Confirm Course Grade Calculations in Gradebook
Sakai’s Gradebook has a default scale for letter grades. Before releasing final course grades, take a moment to confirm that your site’s Gradebook is calculating based on your department’s grade scale.

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.