For the Week of April 26
Take a break for a slow look at Terry Evans’ “Specimen Drawer of Cardinals, Field Museum, Chicago.” The Snite Museum staff will use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art. Register via the link.
Tuesday, April 27; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom
32nd Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival: “Quarantined”
In-person attendance limited to ND students, faculty and staff. Free tickets may be reserved on DPAC’s website one hour prior to each screening — a maximum of 72 will be available.
Both online and in-person audiences will have the opportunity to vote for the Audience Choice Award, which will be presented following the final screening.
Thursday, April 29; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 30; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 1; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 2; 7 p.m. with simultaneous YouTube livestream
Listen to live student performances.
Thursday, April 29; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn
Hawaii Club Spring Luau
The first show starts at 5 p.m. followed by activities such as making leis and enjoying Hawaiian food between 6 and 7 p.m. There will be a second performance at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Livestream link is free on Facebook Live. See the information poster.
Saturday, May 1; 5 to 8 p.m. in Stepan Center
Saturday, May 1; 9 to 11 p.m. on South Lawn
Tri-Military Presidential Pass-in-Review
Notre Dame’s Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs assemble on South Quad to partake in the military tradition of a Presidential Pass-in-Review. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will speak to the cadets and midshipmen before inspecting the units. The Notre Dame Concert Band will provide musical accompaniment.
Wednesday, April 28; 5 to 5:30 p.m. on South Quad
McCloskey New Venture Competition
Now in its 21st year, the McCloskey New Venture Competition, part of IDEA Week, is the signature innovation ecosystem event at Notre Dame. The competition encourages entrepreneurs from the University and the surrounding area to refine their business plans, receive mentorship and compete for prizes that include resources and funding. Register to attend.
The competition finals event: Friday, April 30; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Cvent/Zoom
Application Deadline: McNeill Leadership Fellows Program
The McNeill Leadership Fellows Program invites a select cohort of undergraduates into a year-long leadership development program that integrates elements of personal reflection, skill building, leadership training and opportunities, and community commitment through the lens of Catholic Social Tradition and active citizenship.
Apply by Friday, April 30, for the 2021-22 cohort.
Meruelo Family Center for Career Development
Presentation: “Exploring the Non-STEM Side of Intellectual Property Law — Copyright, Trademark and Patent Litigation”
You don’t have to be a STEM major to work in intellectual property. Come find out more at this presentation by 2012 alumnus Andrew Velzen, an associate with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff LLP. Hosted in collaboration with the Notre Dame Law School Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law.
Monday, April 26; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. virtually
Job Search Toolkit Series: “Short-Term Experiences and Skill Development”
Join Graduate Career Services on Wednesdays throughout the spring semester to learn more about the best job search tools available. This session will focus on short-term experiences, skill development and self-paced learning.
Wednesday, April 28; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually
GCS Workshop Series: “Transitioning to Life After Grad School”
Explore life after graduate school. You will leave this session with tips and guidance on what to expect and how to make the transition to your next adventure a smooth one.
Thursday, April 29; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. virtually
Job Search for Seniors
Seniors, join this workshop to learn about the tools, tips and tricks that can help you secure a rewarding postgraduate opportunity.
Friday, April 30; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually
Wellness Wednesday: Sleep and Your Brain
Have you ever wondered what your brain actually does during sleep? Are you curious about how to enhance your sleep, both as a student and for life beyond Notre Dame? Join McWell senior employees to learn some tips, answer trivia questions, register for Dreaming Domers and grab a cookie.
Wednesday, April 28; 6 to 8 p.m. on Library Lawn
Home Under the Dome
Join GROW and OSE as you grab a succulent, paint a pot and decorate a picture frame to make your home at Notre Dame more restorative for finals. You can also print or pick up a picture for your frame to take back home this summer. Add feelings of missing home, or not, to our wall of solidarity and write letters home to reflect on your experience at ND. Follow @mcwellnd and @enrichnd for updates. Register here.
Thursday, April 29; 5 to 7 p.m. on Fieldhouse Mall (inside the ballroom of LaFortune in case of inclement weather)
Snite @ Nite: Golden Hour
The end of the year calls for yellow vibes. Come to the Snite for a night of golden-hour fun, create art inspired by a new (yellow) neon work by Tavares Strachan, take a cool (yellow) photo-op, follow the color yellow through the museum and relax in the courtyard on a spring evening. Wearing yellow is encouraged, but not required.
Thursday, April 29; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Come to South Lawn and enjoy lawn games with your friends!
Thursday, April 29; 7 to 11 p.m. on South Lawn
Combine Football Event
Come test your skills in RecSports’ football combine event. Prizes will be awarded to our top individuals based on their scores. Click here for more info and to register.
Friday, April 30; 6 to 9 p.m. on Ricci Family Fields
Panel Discussions: “Walk for More Tomorrows”
Join Howard Hall for a discussion on the intersectionality of mental health with speakers from the GRC, UCC, MSPS and Howard Hall on how mental health issues affect different demographics of students.
Monday, April 26; 7 to 8 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library
Lecture: “Power Vacuum Politics and the Origins of the Cold War in Europe”
Nanovic Graduate Fellow Moritz S. Graefrath is a doctoral student in political science. In this talk, Graefrath explores theories of power vacuums created in Europe after World War II and their impact on international politics onward. Free and open to all. Registration required.
Tuesday, April 27; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom
Lecture: “The Role of Islamic Law in US Courts”
Join the Constitutional Studies minor for a virtual lecture with Haider Hamoudi, vice dean and professor of law of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Tuesday, April 27; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually
Time-Out for Tech: “Filters in Photoshop”
Do you want to look younger, thinner and happier? This session will teach you how to do just that —digitally, at least! Learn about Photoshop’s newest filters and discover how to change someone’s expression, pose and age in mere seconds. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, April 27; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Research Uncorked — “From Humble Beginnings: The Rise of Research at Notre Dame”
Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal interviews with leading scholars from the University. In April, we’re excited to welcome Chris Temple, who has just completed a doctorate in history at Notre Dame — and about Notre Dame. Specifically, he examines how the University grew to become a home for top-flight research.
Tuesday, April 27; 6 to 6:30 p.m. online
(POSTPONED) Lecture: “Equitable Data Science for Advancing the Common Good”
(Due to the pandemic situation in India, Notre Dame International has decided to cancel this event. It will be rescheduled at a later date.)
With the power of data also comes great responsibility. To achieve a data-driven societal impact, it is essential to develop an understanding and appreciation of societal and ethical implications in tandem with the perceived utility and value of data science innovation. In this lecture, Nitesh Chawla will discuss his vision of the data and society platform toward developing the paradigm of human-centered data science. Part of the REAL Lecture Series.
Tuesday, April 27; 8 to 9:30 a.m. virtually
The Keeley Vatican Lecture: “Vatican Museums: Future Perspectives”
Presented by Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums. Pope Francis appointed Jatta as the Vatican Museums’ first female director in 2017, making her responsible for one of the world’s most extensive art collections. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will deliver the introduction. Registration required.
Wednesday, April 28; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom
Lecture — “Obergefell, Masterpiece Cakeshop and Fulton: Harnessing v. Unleashing ‘Armies of Compassion’”
This virtual discussion, offered by Constitutional Studies and Gender Studies, is presented by Linda McClain, Boston University School of Law.
Wednesday, April 28; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually
Lecture — “‘Bearing’ Tradition: Reproductive Metaphors and Ethnic Nationalism in Irish Traditional Music”
In a world of surging ethnic nationalism, what are the effects on women, LGBTQ+ musicians and musicians of color within Irish music? Tes Slominski will examine the gendered, sexed and raced implications of metaphors of “tradition bearing” and “lineage” within Irish traditional music. Slominski is a music/sound scholar and fiddle player. Co-sponsored by the Gender Studies Program.
Wednesday, April 28; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar
Interview: “Heart’s Desire and Social Change”
Join Vice President and Associate Provost Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., as he interviews Parker Palmer, founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage and Renewal.
Wednesday, April 28; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. online
Colloquium: “Integrative Approaches to Assess Epidemiological and Evolutionary Impacts on Disease Dynamics”
Join us for the last Global Health Colloquium of the semester, featuring Ana Bento, assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Bento’s research focuses on developing mathematical models to understand the eco-evolutionary, demographic and environmental drivers of seasonal epidemics and (re)emerging diseases.
Wednesday, April 28; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom
Lecture — “Carl Cheng: Supply & Demand, 1972”
Catherine Damman is currently a visiting assistant professor of art history at Wesleyan University and a core lecturer at Columbia University.
Wednesday, April 28; 5:30 to 7 p.m. virtually
Reading and Conversation: “Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?”
Join the Creative Writing Program for a reading and conversation with Jesse McCarthy, author of “Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?” and an assistant professor in the departments of English and African and African American studies at Harvard University. Registration requested.
Wednesday, April 28; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom
This annual gathering celebrates entrepreneurs, innovation and the incubation of new ideas. Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, and Morgan DeBaun, CEO and founder of Blavity, are the two major keynote speakers. For a full list of sessions and events and to register, click here.
Wednesday through Friday, April 28-30 via Cvent/Zoom
Seminar: “Health Equity as an Opportunity to Rebuild”
Presented by Mary Wachira, global health research associate with the Eck Institute for Global Health. Wachira is a graduate of the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs program and will discuss her work with the St. Joseph County Department of Health and highlight her activities on health equity and social determinants of health. Part of the Global Health Research Associates’ Series.
Thursday, April 29; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom
Discussion: “Protecting Oak Flat and Other Indigenous Sacred Places”
Join us for a discussion about the importance of adequate protections for Indigenous sacred places in North America, along with the current fight to save Oak Flat. Speakers include Kristen Carpenter, Suzan Shown Harjo, Stephen Pevar and Michalyn Steele.
Thursday, April 29; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Film Screening and Discussion: “Lifeboat”
“Lifeboat,” a 2019 Academy Award-nominated documentary, bears witness to the desperate refugees and the volunteers from Sea-Watch, a German nonprofit, who work to rescue them from the Mediterranean Sea. Film director Skye Fitzgerald will be present for the post-film discussion. Registration is required.
Thursday, April 29; 4 to 5:30 p.m. online
Panel Discussion — “Histories of Anti-Asian Violence in the US: Politics, Gender and Resistance”
Panelists will examine anti-Asian violence in the U.S., from Chinese exclusion to the Atlanta shootings. They will discuss what organizers and activists are doing to combat the increased anti-Asian violence and discrimination. ND participants: Pam Butler, Jennifer Huynh, Rebecca McKenna and James Breen. Also Melissa Borja, University of Michigan.
Thursday, April 29; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom
Webinar: “Just Wage Structure is Not Discriminatory”
What makes any wage just or unjust? The Just Wage Forum continues with a discussion of criterion 4: a just wage structure is non-discriminatory, including equality of opportunity to all by exhibiting equal pay for equal work, fostering inclusive recruitment and promotion policies and showcasing transparency in the promotion of genuine fairness.
Friday, April 30; 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Lecture — “The End of Privacy: How Intimacy Became Data and How to Stop It”
Presented by Danielle Citron, professor of law, University of Virginia School of Law. Registration is required. Part of the Ten Years Hence Lecture Series sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Friday, April 30; 10:30 a.m. to noon online
Lecture — “Accounting for the 2008 Irish Economic Crisis: The Role of Public Apologies”
Drawing upon his research as part of the “Apologies, Abuses and Dealing with the Past Project,” Muiris MacCarthaigh, Queens University Belfast, will examine the role public apologies have played in dealing with the legacy of the 2008 economic crisis in Ireland. He will take the banking sector as his particular focus.
Friday, April 30; 11 a.m. to noon via webinar
Lecture — “Reading the Stones: A Methodological Approach to the Study of Historic Masonry”
Examples discussed by visiting professor Paolo Vitti will include the fortifications of Paestum, the Domus Tiberiana, the Colosseum, the Armenian Church in Nicosia-Cyprus and the Almoravid qubba in Marrakesh.
Friday, April 30; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Lecture: “Beyond Policing”
“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, activist DeRay Mckesson discusses the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of minority populations. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, April 30; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom
Panel Discussion — “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.
Monday, May 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
Temporary Sidewalk Closure
The sidewalk on DeBartolo Quad east of the McKenna Hall construction site is temporarily closed until Wednesday, May 19. See the map for details.
SUB’s National Pretzel Day Giveaway
Stop by and grab a free Ben’s pretzel from SUB in celebration of National Pretzel Day.
Monday, April 26; 4 to 5 p.m. between DeBartolo Hall and the Snite Museum of Art
Finals Stress Relievers
It’s that time of the year again ... and SUB is here to help! Come out to South Quad to win gift cards, Chick-fil-A sandwiches and more.
Thursday, April 29; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on South Quad near the flag pole
Come listen to Portuguese music with the Department of Romance Languages. Enjoy hearing Brazilian students talk about and share the Portuguese songs they listen to on their Spotify. No registration required. Join at the Zoom link.
Friday, April 30; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom
Video Game Night Mario Kart / Food Trucks
Show off your skills in Mario Kart and enjoy some tasty food from food trucks after!
Friday, April 30; 7 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn
Bring your friends and cheer on the Irish during a day of athletic events, food and fun across campus!
Free food, live band, photo ops, swag giveaway and activities. Chick-fil-A starting at 11:30 a.m.; brats and pretzels starting at 2:30 p.m. All events are free; bring your student ID to be admitted to the athletic events. Athletic event capacity is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, May 1; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Library Lawn and athletic venues
11 a.m. — Bob Harris Open (field events) in the Harris Family Track and Field Stadium
noon — ND men’s lacrosse vs. Syracuse in Arlotta Family Lacrosse Stadium
12:30 p.m. — Blue-Gold Football Game in Notre Dame Stadium
1 p.m. — ND softball vs. UNCC in Melissa Cook Stadium
1 p.m. — Bob Harris Open (running events) in the Harris Family Track and Field Stadium
2 p.m. — ND baseball vs. North Carolina in Frank Eck Baseball Stadium
3:30 p.m. — ND softball vs. UNCC in Melissa Cook Stadium
Storm the Stadium is Virtual and Taking Place This Week!
Storm the Stadium 2021 won’t take place in Notre Dame Stadium, but don’t let that stop you. This time the event is virtual, so you can participate wherever you are, on stairs or a flat surface. But you only have until this Saturday, May 1, to do so.
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