TheWeek@ND Student Edition (April 12)


For the Week of April 12

University Initiatives

Notre Dame Day
The eighth annual Notre Dame Day is here! Please tune in to the live broadcast featuring amazing stories of students, professors, alumni and friends of Notre Dame who are making an impact all over the world. 
The Notre Dame Day broadcast will be live from campus on:
Sunday, April 18; 6:42 p.m. to 12:11 a.m.
Monday, April 19; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:42 p.m. to 12:11 a.m.

Arts and Performances


Student Exhibition: “Pivot”
“Pivot” represents work from across concentrations within the Department of Art, Art History and Design. This exhibition features art selected by instructors based solely on merit. Art on display will cover the gamut from drawings to sculpture and everything in between.
Monday, April 12; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in AAHD Gallery, 214 Riley Hall of Art and Design

Slow Look
Relax and recharge during a slow look at Terry Evans’s “Specimen Drawer of Cardinals, Field Museum, Chicago.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used as a way to approach and understand this work of art.
Thursday, April 15; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


Ciné-Club: “Monsieur Lazhar”
Don’t let subtitles keep you from great movies! Watch Academy Award-nominated “Monsieur Lazhar,” the story of an Algerian refugee who teaches at an elementary school in Montreal after a popular teacher commits suicide, then join the CSLC for a discussion in English. Registration required.
Tuesday, April 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

“Minari” (2020)
“Minari” follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American dream. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life, the film shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Limited, physically distanced seating available. Reserve tickets online one hour prior to start. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, April 15; 7:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 16; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 17; 7:30 p.m.


Radio Plays: Projects from The Art and Performance of Voice Acting
Students in FTT course “The Art and Performance of Voice Acting” share excerpts from radio plays. Tasked with creating mini recording studios in residence halls, closets and blanket forts, each group created foley sound effects, chose their visuals and edited these short contemporary audio dramas, which were rehearsed and recorded remotely.
Thursday, April 15; 7:30 p.m. online

Live Music
Friday, April 16; 9 to 11 p.m. on South Lawn

Student Acoustic Night
Enjoy live music on the lawn with your friends.
Saturday, April 17; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Awards and Competitions

Register for the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon
Undergrads — have you registered for the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon? It’s an excellent opportunity to gather your friends (or make new ones), get some experience and create something innovative. If you need a team, you can use the #find-a-team Slack channel to connect with potential teammates. The event takes place April 16 through May 1.
Friday, April 16; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Charles Edison Fellowship
Scientia is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Charles Edison Fellowship. This award provides $1,500 to fund a scientific research project for the 2021-22 academic year for Notre Dame undergraduates who are unable to commit to research due to other on- or off-campus employment. Interested students can submit their application and supporting documents through the Google Form. Deadline is Friday, April 16.

ND International “Show Your Culture” Photo Competition
How do you show your culture at Notre Dame? Show us by taking a photo and submitting it with a caption that shares how you incorporate your cultural identity into your life at ND. All undergrads are welcome to submit for a chance to share your story and win prizes from Irish Woodworks. Presented by the NDI Senior Fellows. Learn more. Submissions accepted through Sunday, April 18.

Deadlines or Registrations

Order Your Class Ring
Come to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore to order your Notre Dame class ring with the Balfour representatives. This will be your last opportunity to order this semester. You can receive a free Kendra Scott necklace with your order. Appointments are required to attend, please see the attached link.
Monday, April 12; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Institute for Precision Health Summer Fellowship
Now accepting applications for two summer graduate fellowships for 2021: the Leiva Graduate Fellowship in Precision Medicine and the O’Brien Family Endowment for Excellence Fellowship. Every application will automatically be considered for both fellowships. The application deadline is Monday, April 12.

Summer in Silicon Valley 2021
Explore Silicon Valley, Northern California and the Pacific Coast. Learn critical skills in high demand for the tech industry. Interdisciplinary hands-on learning. 4:1 student/faculty ratio. Network with engaged Notre Dame alumni mentors in companies such as Facebook, Google and others. Six Notre Dame credits.
No prerequisites. All majors welcome. All undergrad students welcome. Register by Thursday, April 15.  Email your questions to Dierre Upshaw at
Program dates: June 14 to July 23, in Palo Alto, California

Application Closes for Community Engagement Faculty Institute
The Community Engagement Faculty Institute (CEFI) is offered for all who want to explore or deepen their knowledge, skills and passion for community-engaged teaching, learning and research. CEFI 2021 will focus conversations, readings and site visits on the theme of “Childhood Adversity and Solidarity in South Bend.” Register by Friday, April 16.
The institute will take place Wednesday through Friday, June 2-4

Peer Mentor Program
Join the Office of Student Enrichment for a peer mentor program that allows an opportunity to ask first-gen-/limited-resourced students about topics such as studying abroad, funding for the student experience, finding internships, pursuing majors, getting involved on campus and more. Free personal pizzas will be provided for students who register in advance. Sign up here.
Monday, April 19; 7 to 8 p.m. on Fieldhouse Mall
Tuesday, April 20; 7 to 8 p.m.

Take the Dome Home This Summer with Online Courses
Are you a Notre Dame student looking to get ahead or fulfill a requirement this summer? A transfer student looking to pick up extra credit? Take a for-credit Summer Online course. Study subjects like data science, computing, mathematics and the humanities. 
Graduate students, use
your Summer Tuition Scholarship and get ahead with a graduate reading course, continue your professional development with GRED offerings, or upskill with courses like R Programming, Probability and Statistics or Data Science. 
Information on tuition rates for undergraduate and graduate students can be found by clicking here. Registration is now open. Apply today at

Diversity and Inclusion

Connecting Notre Dame with the AAPI Community
Amplify your voices. Stand in solidarity with the AAPI community. Take action to call upon campus to raise awareness of injustices and discrimination against Asian Americans. Join McWell Senior Fellow Somin Jo for weekly connection meetings to work on campus initiatives and debrief what can be done on campus to connect with the AAPI community. All are welcome to join.
Friday, April 16; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, April 23; 3 to 4 p.m.
Friday, April 30; 3 to 4 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Reviewing the Investment Banking Recruiting Process
This informal workshop intended for sophomores will review the IB junior internship recruiting process, including how to locate and apply for positions, the recruiting timeline, a review of upcoming events and workshops and any inside employer intelligence.
Monday, April 12; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. virtually

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

Summer Plans: Tools for Finding a Summer Experience
This workshop will explore tips and resources offered by the Center for Career Development for finding a summer experience that will build your skills and marketability.
Tuesday, April 13; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. virtually

Preparing for the LSAT
Are you planning to study for and take the LSAT this year? Make your study hours and prep count! Get key tips and advice from ND students and alumni who’ve successfully taken the LSAT.
Tuesday, April 13; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually

Consulting Connect: Fireside Chat — Networking 101
Join Consulting Connect for a fireside chat about networking and storytelling. Mastering these skills will greatly benefit your recruiting process.
Tuesday, April 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

Job Search Toolkit Series — Local, Regional and Global Resources
Join Graduate Career Services to explore Notre Dame’s comprehensive offering of online tools to help secure career opportunities that align with your interests and goals.
Wednesday, April 14; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Intro to Github and Markdown
Learn the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in its preferred plain-text format, markdown.
Wednesday, April 14; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 246 (Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship), Hesburgh Library

Why Black Education is a Life Issue: Racial Justice and the Church’s Call to Action
The McGrath Institute for Church Life welcomes Ernest Morrell to a conversation about Black education as a life issue, focusing on the possibilities of global education in the Catholic Social Tradition to enhance civic, social, spiritual and personal futures for this community.
Wednesday, April 14; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Exploring Non-Academic Careers
Join the Graduate Student Union for this professional development series. The panel sessions will cover think tanks (April 14) and consulting (April 20). Graduate students, register and attend for a chance to win a $150 professional development grant. Register here.
Wednesday, April 14; 2 to 3:30 p.m. online
Tuesday, Apr. 20; 3 to 4.30 p.m.

Using Open Educational Resources in Your Class
Open Educational Resources are free educational materials that are publicly available for use in the classroom. This workshop will explain some of the advantages of using these resources, give multiple examples of them, 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

Workshop: “Women in STEM Conversation Spaces”
Women in STEM tend to feel more pressure to succeed and provide evidence of their capabilities because they are women in male-dominated fields. This space is an opportunity for women in STEM to talk about challenges that their male counterparts do not face. These spaces are not sequential, so you can attend one and not another. Sign up here.
Graduates: Wednesday, April 14; 4 to 5 p.m.

Five Questions with Sen. Young
Hear about U.S. Sen. Todd Young’s career and his reflections on public service. Student attendees are welcome to submit a career-related question in advance.
Wednesday, April 14; 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Information Session: Catholic Social Tradition Minor
The CST minor is an interdisciplinary minor committed to providing undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the social ramifications of the Catholic faith by drawing on the wealth of resources of the Catholic Social Tradition. Join this information session to find out more about the minor and talk to program directors.
Wednesday, April 14; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually

Consulting Case Interview Workshop #8: Overview of Firm-Specific Case Interviews and Practice
Join Consulting Connect for the last part of its comprehensive series on the case interview.
Wednesday, April 14; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

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

Graduate Workshop: “Professional Etiquette and Communication”
This workshop for graduate students will cover proper professional etiquette for all forms of communication, including emails, calls, calendars, networking and informational interviews.
Thursday, April 15; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

EAP Workshop: Giving Academic Presentations
Presentations are a central component of academia and one of the key ways that knowledge is shared. Too often, the American academic system assumes knowledge of the skills needed to give a presentation. This workshop will discuss those cultural assumptions and give tips for presenting at your next symposium.
Friday, April 16; 12:45 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Creating Your First Resume”
Don't have a resume yet? No problem! In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Friday, April 16; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. virtually

Faith and Service

Open Wide Our Hearts Week
The Center for Social Concerns and the Right to Life Club collaborate to create a week of activities centered on the pastoral letter given by the United States Bishops. The conversation throughout the week is focused on race as a life issue and life as a race issue.
∙ Mass
Monday, April 12; 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
∙ Prayer Service for an End to Racial Injustice
Wednesday, April 14; 9 to 9:30 p.m. at the Grotto

Health and Recreation

The Senior Sentimentality Project
Seniors, join McWell senior fellows to start reflecting on and planning for your last few weeks at Notre Dame through the Senior Sentimentality Project. Stop by the table to reflect, pick up some swag and enter into a drawing for prizes that encourage you to connect with loved ones here on campus.
Tuesday, April 13; 1 to 4 p.m. at the lobby tables, Duncan Student Center

Health is Wealth Wellness Wednesday
This week’s theme is about holistic nutrition and finding ways to make healthier eating and lifestyle choices a part of your routine as a college student. Fresh berries and hammocks are offered, as well as a chance to win prizes.
Wednesday, April 14; 6 to 8 p.m. on Library Lawn

Study Break
Treat yourself to a study break featuring free art, activities, relaxation and more. Invite your friends and drop by during the Office of Student Enrichment’s study break for an opportunity to enjoy a craft, relax and enjoy the company of others.
Thursday, April 15; 2 to 7 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Koru Mindfulness Series
Interested in feeling more mindful, more rested and less stressed? There are multiple Koru sections during the spring semester. Registration for these free classes is now open
Thursdays starting April 15; 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Lawn Games
Join SAO in playing some of your favorite lawn games outdoors.
Thursday, April 15; 7 to 11 p.m. on South Lawn

Stargazing and Meditation
Join the Office of Student Enrichment for a night of mindfulness and meditation under the stars. Meditation will be led by McDonald Center for Student Well-Being (McWell) staff. Please register here.
Thursday, April 15; 9 to 10:30 p.m. on Burke Golf Course

Register for Intramural Table Tennis Singles
Compete with some of the best table tennis players at Notre Dame. Register by April 14 to play April 16-17. Click here for more info.

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “The Struggle of Muslims for Religious Freedom in the United States”
Join the Constitutional Studies and Tocqueville programs for a lecture by Asma Uddin, author of “When Islam is Not a Religion.”
Tuesday, April 13; 9:35 to 10:50 a.m. virtually

Panel: “State Responses to COVID in Comparative Perspective
Across democratic states, public policy responses to COVID-19 have varied dramatically. This panel will consider the great divergence of government responses and outcomes, examining case studies from the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. Free to attend; registration required.
Tuesday, April 13; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Nation Building and National Minorities: Case Studies from Europe”
The Nanovic Institute hosts Andrea Cartney as Notre Dame’s spring Visiting Italian Fulbright Scholar in collaboration with the Center for Italian Studies and the College of Arts and Letters. His research is mainly focused on the concept of national identity, nationalism and ethnocentrism, and on Euro-Asian history and pan-Turanism. Registration required.
Tuesday, April 13; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Inspiring Conversations: “The Myths and Terrible Truths of Human Trafficking”
Presented by Sister Gabriella Bottani, S.M.C., of Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking, and Sister Ann Oestreich, I.H.M., of the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.
Tuesday, April 13; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Discussion: “The History of Christianity in Africa”
What has Christianity looked like in Africa throughout history? Join Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., for a discussion of ancient Christianity in northern Africa, the spread of the religion to sub-Saharan Africa and the role of Catholic and Protestant missionaries more recently. Live discussions will take place on April 13 and 20.
Tuesday, April 13; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Community Engagement and Higher Education: History, Contexts and Future
Colleges and universities increasingly advocate community engagement as a means to apply learning, serve community interests and enhance relevance. Explore the history of such engagement, current paradigms and future potentials. The event is especially relevant for graduate students hoping to integrate disciplinary interests with social concerns.
Tuesday, April 13; 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. virtually  

Discussion — “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine”
Noura Erakat, human rights attorney and assistant professor at Rutgers University, offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom by examining the power and control of international law. Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and research professor of international dispute resolution, will respond.
Tuesday, April 13; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Discussion — “Capitol Insurrection: The Legal-Political Future of Domestic Terrorism”
Women in International Security will host this discussion led by Jimmy Gurulé, Notre Dame Law professor and expert on international criminal law and national security law, to explore the various security implications of Jan. 6.
Tuesday, April 13; 6 to 7 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 you’re 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

Interview: “Heart’s Desire and Social Change”
Join Vice President and Associate Provost Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., as he interviews Sara Martinez Tucker, the former chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents and current member of Notre Dame’s Board of Fellows and Board of Trustees.
Wednesday, April 14; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. online

The 2021 Cahill Lecture in Business Ethics: “Ethics in an Age of Disruptions”
Keith Darcy is president of Darcy Partners Inc., a boutique consulting firm formed in 2002 that works with boards and senior executives on a variety of complex governance, ethics, compliance and reputation risk challenges. In addition to his work as an independent senior adviser to Deloitte, Darcy has more than 40 years of experience and has worked with clients across six continents and in all business sectors. Click here to register.
Wednesday, April 14; 4 p.m. via Zoom

Global Health Colloquium: “Conditionally Dependent Group Behaviors of the Pathogenic Bacterium Pseudomonas Aeruginosa”
Seminar presented by Joshua Shrout, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences and concurrent associate professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame. Contact for the Zoom link to attend.
Wednesday, April 14; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Ecuadorian Indigenous Marriage Rites and Traditions”
Marriage is one tradition found in virtually every society — even if it looks different across cultures. For Ecuadorian indigenous people, rites and traditions affect all aspects of marriage, from engagement to face washing. Join Kichwa Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Laura Carvajal in discussing these traditions.
Wednesday, April 14; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Illegal Wildlife Trade and Community Engagement Strategies”
Part of the GLOBES Science Policy Lecture Series, “Engaging Communities in Tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade — Opportunities and Challenges?” Dilys Roe, principal researcher, Natural Resources and Biodiversity Research Group, International Institute for Environment and Development. Email for more info and registration.
Thursday, April 15; 11 a.m. to noon online

NDI Global Roundtable Series: “Home Under the Dome: Notre Dame’s Engagement with the International Student Community on Campus and Beyond”
This roundtable will focus on Notre Dame’s current engagement with the international student community, at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Our graduate and undergraduate representatives will speak about their experiences at Notre Dame and their engagement with the community.
Thursday, April 15; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Lecture — “The American Trip: Revisiting Ed Kienholz’s Concept Tableaux”
Damon Willick is professor and chair of the Department of Art History at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches courses in modern and contemporary art and has a particular research concentration on American visual culture of the post-World War II period. Register in advance to receive an email containing information about joining the lecture.
Thursday, April 15; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

ND in the Fight against Human Trafficking
Join the final event of the Human Trafficking and Forced Labor series, which seeks to teach about the problem and ways to end this evil. The third event features speakers from around the Notre Dame community on topics including business models and forced labor, campus advocacy, and Notre Dame supply chains. Register to attend.
Thursday, April 15; 6 p.m. virtually

Edith Stein Project Conference 2021
Presented by The Identity Project of Notre Dame. Find the full conference abstract on the website.
Friday, April 16; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. via livestream
Saturday, April 17; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CST Research Seminar — “Living Solidarity: Exploring Pathways toward Participation”
What does commitment to the common good look like? This research seminar will explore this question in presenting a praxis of solidarity, identifying obstacles in its application and offering a model that accounts for how each of us, in our varying positions of power and privilege, might deepen our commitment to one another.
Friday, April 16; 9 to 10 a.m. virtually

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Disinformation, China and Beijing’s Broader Global Media Influence”
Presented by Sarah Cook, research director for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at Freedom House. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program. Registration is required.
Friday, April 16; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Global Irish Network Series: “Post COVID: A New Irish Studies?”
How will new technologies given widespread use during the pandemic affect our teaching, research and pedagogy once we return to the classroom? Several panelists will identify technology-enabled practices they believe have the most transformative potential and discuss what instruction/conferences/research might look like in the near future.
Friday, April 16; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via webinar

Politics of Racial Resentment
 “Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week Jonathan Metzl, author of “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland,” explores tensions between prejudice and economic self-interest.
Friday, April 16; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

“Rational Individuals: An Introduction to Aquinas’s Philosophical Anthropology”
Tianyue Wu from Peking University will consider the concepts of “reason” and “individual” in the thought of Thomas Aquinas to explore core features of his philosophical anthropology. Registration required; presentation in Chinese. Cosponsored by the Beijing Global Gateway and the Jacques Maritain Center (Notre Dame) with the Thomistic Institute (Angelicum).
Saturday, April 17; 2:30 a.m. online

Social Gatherings

Trivia Til You Drop!
Form a team of your most culturally proficient pals and play. Compete for a chance to prove your knowledge of French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish cultures — and to earn gift cards to Strikes and Spares Bowling and to the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Register with
Monday, April 12; 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Video Game Night/Food Trucks
Show off your skills in Mario Kart and enjoy some tasty fare from food trucks afterward.
Friday, April 16; 7 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Also this Week ...

SUB’s Dreamtostal Celebration

∙ Krispy Kreme Dream

Join SUB for the kickoff of AnTostal (or this year’s Dreamtostal) with Krispy Kreme donuts.
Monday, April 12; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Fitzpatrick Terrace by the Snite Museum of Art
∙ Day of Giveaways
SUB will give out everything from orange Dreamsicles to blankets to waffles.
Tuesday, April 13; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fitzpatrick Terrace by the Snite Museum of Art
Tuesday, April 13; 9 to 10 p.m. outside North and South Dining Halls

∙ Dream-tostal Vision Boards
Anything you dream, you can do! Creating a vision board helps clarify your goals and motivate you to pursue them. In collaboration with SUB, GROW students will help you make your own. You provide the dreams, and we will provide the rest.
Wednesday, April 14; noon to 3 p.m. near Clarke Memorial Fountain
Restoration Giveaway
Join SUB and McWell for giveaways to alleviate stress during the week.
Wednesday, April 14; noon to 3 p.m. on North Quad near Cavanaugh Hall
Broken Dreams Plate Smashing
Have you ever had a dream that didn’t work out? Take it out on a plate and join SUB in our first plate-smashing event.
Wednesday, April 14; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. near the flagpole on South Quad
Special karaoke session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for AnTostal, following by a normal session from 9 to 11 p.m.
Thursday, April 15; on Library Lawn
DreamTostal Movie in the Stadium: “Inception”
Bring your friends and a blanket to join SUB for a movie shown on the big screen. (Rain location for the film will be in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall.)
Friday, April 16; 9 to 11 p.m. inside Notre Dame Stadium