TheWeek@ND Student Edition (April 11)


For the Week of April 11

Arts and Performances


Art and Design (BFA/BA Honors) Thesis Exhibition
This annual exhibition consists of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with a BFA or B.A. honors​ degree from the Department of Art, Art History and Design. The show will run through May 15.
Mondays through Fridays, April 11-May 13; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall
Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


“Time” (2020)
The final installment of the NDIAS’s Resilience Film Series is an intimate love story filmed over two decades that garnered an Oscar nomination for best documentary. In the film, indomitable matriarch Fox Rich strives to raise her six sons while fighting for her husband’s freedom. There will be a panel discussion following the film. Free but ticketed.
Tuesday, April 12; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Jesus Christ Superstar” (1973)
The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera about Jesus Christ is told through a pop-up musical that springs from a hippie school bus traveling in the desert. Like the musical, the film recounts Jesus’ last days emphasizing the role Judas — his betrayer — played in his death and the emotions behind it. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, April 14; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Sandeen Memorial Poetry Reading
Anne Carson will give the 2022 Ernest Sandeen Memorial Reading. Carson is a poet, essayist, professor of classics and translator. She has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership over the course of her “unclassifiable” publishing career. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, April 13; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Notre Dame Cheerleading Open Practices
ND Cheerleading is recruiting male students for the cheerleading program with all experience levels welcome. Waiver forms will be provided. For more info, visit or follow on Instagram @ndcheerteam.
Open practices are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12 and 13; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Gym 1 of the Joyce Center (above Gate 8)
Tuesday, April 19; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Awards and Competitions

BIPH 2022/23 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships
The Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health announces that it is accepting applications for the Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Two fellowships providing 12 months of full stipend support will be awarded. The application deadline is Friday, April 29.

Reminder: Undergrads — Apply for a Notre Dame Library Research Award by May 10
Are you an undergrad who uses library resources for your research projects or class assignments?
Tell us how in a brief essay and apply for a Library Research Award by Tuesday, May 10. Essay submissions must describe assignments and projects completed in summer 2021, fall 2021 or spring 2022. Learn more about the award at 

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum Closed on Good Friday: April 15
The Snite Museum galleries will be open on Saturday, April 16.

Hesburgh Library Building Hours for Easter through Final Exams
Hesburgh Library’s upcoming hours:
∙ Friday, April 15; closing at 9 p.m.
∙ Saturday, April 16; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
∙ Easter Sunday, April 17, closed
∙ Monday, April 18, open at 7 a.m. (begin 24/7 hours through final exams).
Find all branch and service desk hours at

Deadlines or Registrations

Call for Artwork — Arts of Dignity Juried Art Exhibit
The Arts of Dignity: Juried Art Exhibit is seeking works exploring contemporary realities in which dignity is either threatened or enhanced. All Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College undergraduates can participate. Selected pieces will be showcased at the Center for Social Concerns in April. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 14.  

Blood Drive
Sign up at Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and the College of Science.
Friday, April 29; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the bloodmobile parked outside Gate E, Duncan Student Center

15th Midwest Conference on Protein Folding, Assembly and Molecular Motions
Hosted by Patricia L. Clark, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and associate vice president for research. This one-day gathering of Midwestern academic laboratories is focused on sharing recent research on proteins. The conference features talks and posters and covers all aspects of protein research. Most speakers are selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, there are two PI speakers: Gabe Rocklin, Northwestern University, and Notre Dame’s Brittany Morgan. For details and online registration, visit the conference website. The registration deadline is Friday, April 22.
Saturday, May 7; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall of Science 

Educational and Research Opportunities

Information Sessions for the McNeill Leadership Fellows Program
The McNeill Leadership Fellows Program is a year-long course on leadership for the common good where students learn skills to enact social change through active citizenship. Learn more at one of our upcoming info sessions and apply by Wednesday, April 20.
Monday, April 11; 6 p.m. in the McNeill Library, Geddes Hall
Monday, April 18; 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19; 6:30 p.m.

First Gen Career Conversations with Employers
The First Gen Careers Board invites you to join the spring Career Conversations event. This is an opportunity for first-generation students at Notre Dame to hear from alumni and recruiters working at top organizations. Panelists discuss their career transition and what workplace culture looks like at their organizations.
Tuesday, April 12; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 246, Duncan Student Center

EAP Workshop: “Translation Poetry for Bilinguals”
In honor of National Poetry Month, the EAP Program invites the international community and language learners at Notre Dame to attend this initial workshop on translation poetry. Guest presenter Misael Osorio-Conde, MFA ’21, will introduce attendees to the process of writing a bilingual pastoral poem. Visit CSLC events to register.
Wednesday, April 13; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on the workshop title 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.
Thursday, April 14; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Faith and Service

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 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.

Catholic Mass in Italian
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Italian with officiant Father Vincenz Heereman. Guidance in both English and Italian will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (
Tuesday, April 12; 7 to 8 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel

Prayer with Mary Undoer of Knots
The Master of Divinity community will host a prayer experience open to all members of the campus community. Lay challenges, struggles, frustrations, disappointments at the feet of Mary — then pick up those of another and pray on their behalf.
Wednesday, April 13; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the small courtyard between the back of O’Shaughnessy Hall and Malloy Hall

Health and Recreation

Register for Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Registration for Intramural Ultimate Frisbee opens Monday, April 11. Review the website for more information and to register.

Navigating the College Experience Workshops Series: Communication through Conflict
Have you ever experienced conflict in any relationship? Come learn to develop better conflict resolution skills to improve friendships and strengthen our community. This workshop is facilitated by student leaders. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Hosted by the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being and the Office of Community Standards.
Tuesday, April 12; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, Living Room (second floor), Saint Liam Hall

Spring Health and Wellness Survey
Were you randomly selected to take this survey? Please take it! Your responses help McWell continue to learn how to best support you. Follow the link in your inbox to take the survey and be entered to win $25, $100 or $300 in Domer Dollars! The survey is open through Friday, April 15. Email McWell ( with questions.

Lectures and Presentations

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 Demilitarized Zone’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

Book Launch for “Future Peace: Technology, Aggression and the Rush to War”
The John J. Reilly Center and the Notre Dame International Security Center co-host a book launch for Robert H. Latiff, published by Notre Dame Press.
Monday, April 11; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Foley’s, O’Neill Hall

Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture with Lisette Nieves
As part of the Transformative Latino Leadership Lecture series, the Institute for Latino Studies welcomes Lisette Nieves. She is the co-author of “Working to Learn: Disrupting the Divide Between College and Career Pathways for Young People,” president of the Fund for the City of New York, and a professor at NYU Steinhardt.
Monday, April 11; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 104, Bond Hall

Discussion — “India and the Gandhian Ideology: Through a Contemporary Lens”
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation, is one of the most influential figures in modern Indian history. Being known globally for his nonviolent approach to India’s independence struggle, he continues to remain a very crucial and pivotal point in contemporary Indian social and political thought. Join FLTA Amrita Sharma in the discussion.
Monday, April 11; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Virtual Slow Look
Join the Snite Museum of Art for a slow look at Diana Copperwhite’s “Inner Garden State” on view in “Who Do We Say We Are: Irish Art 1922 | 2022.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used as a way to approach and understand the painting through a guided look.
Tuesday, April 12; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “A Death in Davos: The Cult of Honor in Europe before the First World War”
In March 1909, in a hotel in Davos, Switzerland, an Austro-Hungarian army officer shot dead a Dutch composer in front of all the other guests. John Deak, a Nanovic faculty fellow from the Department of History, will discuss this case and explore the cult of honor and the peculiar world of Davos in Europe on the eve of the First World War. Free and open to all. Boxed lunches will be available for the audience while supplies last.
Tuesday, April 12; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Rethinking the Role of Clergy in Conflict and Peacebuilding”
Featuring Gladys Ganiel, reader in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. Drawing on interviews with Presbyterian ministers who served during Northern
Ireland’s Troubles (ca. 1968-98) and churchgoing victims of violence, Ganiel explores the role of clergy as “first responders” to victims of violence.
Tuesday, April 12; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Art History Works-in-Progress Series: “Arezzo’s Etruscan Heritage in the Age of Giorgio Vasari and Cosimo I”
Join in for the virtual lecture by Ingrid Rowland, professor of art history.
Tuesday, April 12; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Our Universe Revealed Series Lecture — “Nuclear Fusion: Powering the Stars and Life on Earth”
Nuclear fusion has been fueling stars and has created the chemical elements in the universe. But how does fusion work? And when will humanity be able to harness this limitless source of energy? Learn from Manoel Couder, associate professor in the Department of Physics, how private businesses and recent scientific discoveries aid in the advancement of fusion technology that may be the next solution for power generation.
Tuesday, April 12; 7 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science, and online streaming via Zoom

Lecture — “Daring to Expose: How Chinese Protestors Post about State Repression Online”
Diana Fu, associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and Brookings Institution fellow, examines how protesters speak out about state repression through online posts and how they frame their online discourse about state abuse. Her research analyzes digital posts about protests through a sample of 74,425 protest events.
Wednesday, April 13; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Global Health Colloquium: “Research Interventions to Address Gaps in Practice”
This week’s colloquium will focus on maternal health, including presentations from Eck Institute for Global Health affiliates Yenupini Joyce Adams, visiting assistant professor of global health, and Laura Miller-Graff, associate professor of psychology and peace studies.  If unable to join in person, you may request the Zoom link by contacting
Wednesday, April 13; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 283, Galvin Life Science Center, and via Zoom

Presentation — “Ukraine: What it Means for Multilateralism, the UN, and US Foreign Policy”
How will Russia’s war in Ukraine affect multilateralism? What will it mean for the United Nations? And how may it influence U.S. foreign policy? Hear insights from Ambassador Richard M. Mills Jr., deputy representative of the United States to the U.N. This event and remarks will be off the record. Lunch will be served. Register here.
Wednesday, April 13; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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

Talk — “Afghanistan: After the War, Before the Peace”
Featuring Obaidullah Baheer, visiting scholar at The New School and lecturer at American University of Kabul. The talk will cover the delicate state Afghanistan is in with regard to being under de-facto rule by the Taliban, which has been designated as a terrorist group.
Thursday, April 14; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Engaged Learning Forum: “Podcasting through Uncertainty at Westville Correctional Facility”
The Moreau College Initiative (MCI) offers incarcerated individuals the opportunity to pursue higher education degrees. In 2019, MCI received a Center for Social Concerns grant to offer a Podcast Club to MCI students. Join for a discussion about MCI, the burgeoning Podcast Club and how to navigate uncertainty in community-university partnerships.
Thursday, April 14; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Film in Bolivia: A Documentary Approach
While small, film production in Bolivia has a rich history since the 1920s. What makes film production in Bolivia unique is that many of its feature-length films are documentaries or documentary in nature, and the themes revolve around politics and the Indigenous people. Presented by FLTA Delia Salazar Alcuna.
Thursday, April 14; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

The Power of Stories
Explore the role stories play in our lives through an exploration of Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s sculpture “Tale Teller VII,” and the stories shared by Bryan Stevenson in “Just Mercy.” A partnership between the local Francis Branch Library and the Snite Museum of Art, this program will bring together visual and verbal stories.
Thursday, April 14; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Roger B. Francis Branch, St. Joseph County Public Library, 52655 N. Ironwood Road, South Bend

“History of Skywriting” with Anne Carson
Anne Carson will give the 2022 Yusko Ward-Phillips Lecture titled “History of Skywriting” with her collaborator, Robert Currie. Carson is a poet, essayist, professor of classics and translator. She has gained both critical accolades and a wide readership over the course of her “unclassifiable” publishing career. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, April 14; 5 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Douglas Road Project Start Date Changes to Monday, April 11
According to St. Joseph County officials, the closure of Douglas Road between Twyckenham Drive and Ironwood Road will begin Monday, April 11 — a week earlier than most recently projected.

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

Okroshka Party
Okroshka is a Russian cold soup and is made of a mix of mostly raw vegetables, boiled potatoes, eggs and a cooked meat such as beef, veal, sausages or ham with kvass, which is a non-alcoholic beverage made from fermented black or rye bread. The name means “to crumble into small pieces.” Join FLTA Sabina Iusupova as she shares its history.
Monday, April 11; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Max Kade Commons, Decio Faculty Hall

Cocktail Reception: Second City, Second Home from GrottoChicago
Seniors: “Bean” thinking of moving to the Windy City? Join GrottoChicago for a new event to celebrate your next adventure. At the Second City, Second Home reception, you’ll be able to meet other classmates headed to the Second City, enjoy some classic Chicago fare and drinks, learn more about practical and spiritual resources to help you make the city your new home and win some prizes (Ikea gift card, anyone?).
Wednesday, April 13; 6 to 8 p.m. at Foley’s, in the O’Neill Hall of Music

Take Back the Night
Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence are often labeled “crimes of silence” because of low reporting rates and social discomfort with their public discussion. The purpose of the national event Take Back the Night is literally for men and women to break the silence surrounding this violence with voices of prayer, chanting and the sharing of stories. This is an annual event where the ND/SMC/HCC campus communities stand together with survivors of sexual violence and show their commitment to working to end harm. Students can attend all or individual parts of the event. Review the poster for details.
Wednesday, April 13; Speak Out: 7 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom
March around campus: 9 p.m. Meet near the north door, Duncan Student Center.
Candlelight Vigil Service: 9:30 p.m. at the Grotto

Prism — Access-ABLE Social
Join Prism and Access-ABLE for a joint gathering including Raising Cane’s Chicken, Insomnia Cookies, painting and more! It’ll be a great opportunity to socialize and meet members from both groups.
Wednesday, April 13; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room W106, Duncan Student Center

Also This Week ...

Admitted Student Days
This on-campus event offers newly admitted students and their families the opportunity to meet and hear from University leadership, faculty, current students and other members of the Notre Dame community. April 10-11 and April 24-25. Join the Office of Undergraduate Enrollment in welcoming the ND Class of 2026 to campus!
Starting Sunday, April 10; 6:30 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion and the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center