TheWeek@ND Student Edition (April 5)


For the Week of April 5

Arts and Performances


Concert: “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Free with valid Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s or Holy Cross ID on a first-come, first-served basis. Adults (18+) only. Presented by Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre and featuring the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra and Notre Dame Folk Choir. Limited seating available. On-field seating — bring a blanket (no chairs). No food or drink; food trucks to follow on Library Lawn. Accessible seating available — email with questions.
Friday, April 9; 8 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium; enter at Gate E (gates open at 7:30 p.m.)

Senior Voice Recital: Catherine Hyry ’21
Works by Buxtehude, Mozart, Boulanger, Mendelssohn, Liszt and MacMillan.
Sunday, April 11; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. virtually


Student Exhibition: “Pivot”
“Pivot” will represent work from across concentrations within the Department of Art, Art History and Design. This exhibition features art selected solely on merit with the method of selection given to individual classes’ instructors. Art on display will cover the gamut from drawings to sculpture and everything in between.
Monday through Friday, April 5-12; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in AAHD Gallery, 214 Riley Hall of Art and Design

Space at the Snite: Claim Your Space
This SPC, DreamND and SCIA event invites students to think about belonging in the context of migration and immigration through the LatinX art in the Snite collection. Participants can take part in conversations around the works on view, create zines to share their own experiences with belonging and screen-print posters with an original design.
Thursday, April 8; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“Mandabi” (1968)
One of Ousmane Sembène’s most coruscatingly funny and indignant films, “Mandabi,” is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed and poverty. Limited, physically distanced seating available. Reserve tickets online beginning one hour prior to the film’s start. Free, but ticketed.
Thursday, April 8; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Cordillera of Dreams” (2019)
Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, Patricio Guzmán’s latest work investigates the relationship between historical memory, political trauma and geography in his native Chile. Limited, physically distanced seating available. Reserve tickets online beginning one hour prior to the film’s start. Free, but ticketed.
Friday, April 9; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Parasite” (Black and White Version) (2019)
Bong Joon Ho’s pitch-black modern fairytale follows the Kim family, who provide “indispensable” luxury services to the Park family. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ sweet gig, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out. Limited, physically distanced seating available. Reserve tickets online one hour prior to film start. Free, but ticketed.
Saturday, April 10; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Awards and Competitions

Snite Museum of Art Essay Competition
Each academic year, the Snite Museum of Art, with support from the University Writing Program, celebrates the best essays by first-year students on a topic related to a work of art in the museum’s collection. Winners will receive cash awards and have their essays published in Fresh Writing, Volume 21. Submissions due Thursday, April 8.

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.

App Contest
Have an app you’ve been working on for a class project? Enter it in the app contest sponsored by Arrix Family Innovation Lab and IDEA Center. There will be cash prizes! Web applications and phone apps are all welcome. Enter individually or as a team. Register by Friday, April 9. More info and sign-ups at
Event date: Friday, April 30; 7:30 to 9 p.m. virtually during IDEA Week

Deadlines or Registrations

Meet, Greet & Eat
Register with McWell and Campus Dining to connect with new people over four dinners this month. Diners will provide their own meal and will be invited to join a virtual dinner table via Zoom. Diners who attend all dinners will be entered to win prizes. Sign up here.
Mondays, April 12 and 19; 6 p.m. virtually
Wednesdays, April 14 and 21; 6 p.m.

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

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 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

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

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

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

Edith Stein Project Conference 2021
Presented by The Identity Project of Notre Dame. Find the full conference abstract on our website. We’ll receive paper abstract submissions for presentation at the conference until Monday, April 5, and full papers until Wednesday, April 7.
Friday, April 16; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. via livestream
Saturday, April 17; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Notre Dame Pom Squad Tryouts
The Notre Dame Pom Squad is holding tryouts for its 2021-22 squad. You must fill out the registration form before 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 9, to attend tryouts. $5 fee. Review the poster for details.
First clinic: Friday, April 16; 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in The Pit, Joyce Center

Lecture: “A Murder in Manchuria”
The Liu Institute launches its Justice and Asia Distinguished Lecture with a virtual lecture by Haiyan Lee of Stanford University. Lee will use the 1956 film “The Murder Case of Xu Qiuying” to illustrate the distinctions between spy thriller and detective fiction, and between “high justice” and “low justice” in the Chinese literary and political-legal traditions.
Monday, April 19; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom 

Deals and Discounts

20% Off All Champion Apparel and Accessories
Stop at the Hammes Bookstore and the Hammes Bookstore & Café or shop online at to get 20 percent off all Champion Brand apparel and accessories.
Tuesday through Thursday, April 6-8.

Diversity and Inclusion

Undocumented Student Week of Action
Come join the Dream ND Community for the Undocumented Student Week of Action. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to engage in a week of events that promises to raise awareness and humanize conversations about immigration and undocumented identities and showcase a variety of scholarship, advocacy and resources on our campus.
Monday, April 5 through Thursday, April 8; various start times via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Digital Collections User Study
The Snite Museum and Hesburgh Libraries have built an online collections site and are inviting undergraduate and graduate students to provide feedback on a new feature. Participants will receive $10 for a 30- to 60-minute session on Zoom. No prior knowledge of the site is required. Contact Mikala Narlock at to learn more.
Monday through Friday, April 5-9; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. virtually

Workshop: “Women in STEM Conversation Spaces”
Women in STEM tend to feel more pressures 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.
Undergraduates: Wednesday, April 7; 4 to 5 p.m.
Graduates: Wednesday, April 14; 4 to 5 p.m.

Conversation: “Discover the Social Entrepreneur Within”
As part of the “Solving Problems That Matter” series, this conversation with Invanti, an innovative start-up generator, is where students can ask questions about what it’s like driving change for good. Gather information about the social entrepreneurship opportunities for students at the Keough School for Global Affairs.
Wednesday, April 7; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Thursday, April 8; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

EAP Workshop: Written Summaries of Your Research
Learn strategies for summarizing your research when writing abstracts or applying for fellowships, grants and jobs. Practice writing a summary of your own work.
Friday, April 9; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom


Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Networking: Not as Scary as it Seems
This session will explore the power of networking and building your social capital. We will talk about tips on how to identify and reach out to people, what to say, the cadence of communication and the questions to ask. This is meant to be an open discussion, so bring your networking questions with you.
Monday, April 5; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Financial Wellness: Compensation, Job Offers and Negotiation
Graduate students will learn to identify compensation expectations, evaluate a job offer and negotiate successfully.
Tuesday, April 6; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Crush Your Interview
In this workshop, you will learn the basic principles of interviewing and get tips on how to crush your virtual interview.
Tuesday, April 6; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Interview Prep for Investment Banking and Asset Management
This is an interactive workshop between the Center for Career Development and the Wall Street Club. We will review and practice all elements of an investment banking interview, including the introductions, behavioral questions and a brief overview of technical questions.
Tuesday, April 6; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Job Search Toolkit Series — Leveraging Professional Organizations
This session for graduate students will explore Notre Dame’s comprehensive offering of online tools to help you secure career opportunities that align with your goals.
Wednesday, April 7; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Leveraging LinkedIn
In this interactive workshop, learn how to develop and refine a LinkedIn profile. You will use your laptop during the session to work on your profile with the facilitator.
Wednesday, April 7; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Consulting Case Interview Workshop #7: Behavioral Interviews
Consulting Connect presents the seventh workshop in its comprehensive series on the case interview. Join the student leadership for this eight-part program to introduce and enhance your casing skills. Wednesday, April 7; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Writing an Effective Resume
In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. You will use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Thursday, April 8; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

CA Alumni and Student Networking Event
The California Student Club and the California Regional Program invite you to meet alumni with various industry backgrounds and discuss their career paths.
Thursday, April 8; 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. virtually

Summer Plans: Tools for Finding a Summer Experience
This workshop will explore creative tips and resources offered by the Center for Career Development in finding a summer experience that will build your skills and enhance your knowledge and marketability.
Friday, April 9; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Faith and Service

The Aidan Project
Circle K International and Knott Hall present the 16th annual Aidan Project. It began as a way for Notre Dame students to raise awareness about cancer while also supporting Aidan Fitzgerald, a classmate living in Knott Hall who discovered he had cancer. Attendees will help make fleece blankets for pediatric cancer patients.
Saturday, April 10; noon to 6 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Health and Recreation

Register for Intramural Badminton Singles
Pick up a racket and compete against other students. Click here for more info.
Registration is open Monday through Wednesday, April 5 through 7

Wellness Wednesday
Feeling a bit off but don’t know why? Want to take some time to intentionally assess how things are going? Stop by for a wellness check-in activity, care kits and other resources to help you feel your best.
Wednesday, April 7; 6 to 8 p.m. on Library Lawn

Let’s Connect: Low Lunges and Laddoos
Calling all South Asia enthusiasts! Do you want to foster community, learn about and engage in the historic South Asian practice of yoga and enjoy traditional South Asian snacks (laddoos and chai)? All are welcome to join McWell Senior Fellow Gail Fernandes to celebrate and learn about South Asian culture and tradition. Please register in advance. Snacks can be picked up at the Duncan Student Center.
Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29; 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. virtually

Cookies and Canvas
Join SAO for an evening of fun and end the night with some delicious cookies. Space may be limited, so make sure to reserve your seat
Thursday, April 8; 9 to 11 p.m. in the North Quad tent

Yoga in Italian
Looking for a free and fun way to stay fit? Want to stretch your mind and body? Join the Italian Department for Yoga in Italian to help you stretch, strengthen and relax, while introducing you to the Italian language in a fun, low-stakes way.
Friday, April 9; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Let’s Connect: Suit Up for Card Games
Calling all game lovers! Join McWell Senior Fellow Ben Ferris on the last four April Fridays to explore a wide array of card games to play with friends. Everyone is welcome to learn how to play card games across styles and countries.
Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30; 7:30 to 9 p.m. virtually

Let’s Connect: Family Fun and Games
If you’re looking for a free family fun experience, look no further! Grab your friends or come to make new ones and join McWell Senior Fellow Ben Ferris on Saturdays for fun and games including Pictionary, trivia and a scavenger hunt.
Saturdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1; 1:30 to 3 p.m. virtually

Lectures and Presentations

Inspiring Conversations with Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.: “Chosen to Lead”
Join a Zoom discussion with Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., University president emeritus. Learn the reason behind Monk’s vocation and the long-lasting career it has manifested — including leadership roles he was chosen for, not ones he sought out.
Tuesday, April 6; 1 to 2 p.m. online

The Annual Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture — “The Impossible and the Ridiculous: An Enduring Motif in Irish Tradition from Medieval to Modern”
Visual representations of “the ridiculous” are widespread in the margins of medieval manuscripts, particularly from the 13th to the 15th centuries, where snails attacking knights, reading monkeys and armed hares abound. Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, lecturer at University College Cork, will explore such motifs from medieval times to the present day.
Tuesday, April 6; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Lecture: “The Catholic Church in Africa Today”
What role does Africa play in the past, present and future of the Catholic Church? Join Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., for this new series from the World Religions World Church program and ThinkND that will explore the demographics, dynamism and devotion for the Catholic Church in Africa. Live discussions will take place on April 6, 13 and 20.
Tuesday, April 6; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Do Wars Make States and States Make War: Rethinking the Origins of the Seven Years War”
Steve Pincus, University of Chicago.
Tuesday, April 6; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “Do We Need a Compassion Revolution in Global Health?”
What is the role of compassion in global health? Join the Eck Institute for a discussion on the role of compassion — both for others and for ourselves — in realizing quality and equity in global health. Visit the events page at for complete details. Registration required.
Wednesday, April 7; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via webinar

‘On the Shakespeare Trail’ — London Shakespeare Lecture 10th Anniversary
Ever get to the movies early to watch the trailers? Eagerly search for a sneak peak of a film or play before deciding to buy tickets? Join Peter Holland for a lecture on how trailers lure watchers to the theaters and the role they play in drawing crowds to Shakespeare’s plays. Pre-register to attend.
Wednesday, April 7; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Ireland’s Generation X?”
Nick Laird will join Barry McCrea, the Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies, in his monthly conversations in this series. Born in Tyrone in 1975, Laird is a poet, novelist, screenwriter and former lawyer. He is the Seamus Heaney Chair of Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and a writer-in-residence at New York University.
Wednesday, April 7; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

27th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda
In honor of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, join the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and the Rwandan-American Community of the Midwest for a panel discussion and commemoration ceremony. To attend either portion of the event, register to receive a webinar link.
Wednesday, April 7; 3:30 to 8 p.m. online
Panel Discussion: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Commemoration Ceremony: 6 to 8 p.m.

Closing Event: “Mediating Justice: Law, Violence and Ethnography”
This dynamic conversation brings together peace studies scholars and anthropologists to examine what we mean when we talk about justice. Featuring M. Kamari Clarke, professor of anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, and Catherine Bolten (moderator), associate professor of anthropology and peace studies, Kroc Institute.
Wednesday, April 7; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Global Health Colloquium: “The Hows, Whys and Whats of Evidence-Based Global Health”
Seminar presented by Paul Perrin, evidence and learning director for the Pulte Institute for Global Development and Keough School Associate Professor of the Practice. Contact for the Zoom link to attend.
Wednesday, April 7; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Poshak: Dress Code Culture in India
Indian clothing is a reflection of place, religion, culture and region. From embroidery to prints, handweaving to machine work, India offers a full wardrobe when it comes to the art of dressing. Join Shivangi Nathawat for a discussion on dress code culture in India and diversity through clothes.
Wednesday, April 7; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism”
This talk explores aspects of Samantha Noël’s book, “Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism” (Duke University Press, February 2021). It offers an investigation of how Caribbean and American​ ​artists of the early 20th century were responding to the colonial and hegemonic regimes​ ​through visual and performative tropicalist representation.
Wednesday, April 7; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

“Processing Anti-Asian Violence”: A Roundtable Discussion on the Atlanta Shootings
Professors and doctoral students will participate in a conversation to focus on recent and historical attacks against Asians and Asian Americans, especially women. Participants are professors Jennifer Huynh, Xian Wang and Sharon Yoon as well doctoral students Flora Tang and Grace Song.
Thursday, April 8; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Symposium: “After Raphael”
Marking the 500th anniversary of his death, this symposium will consider the afterlife of Raphael’s achievement — the redefinition of art in Renaissance Italy. By bridging historical scholarship and contemporary practice, the symposium will mirror the artist’s achievement itself, which combined the study of antiquity with its revivification in modern art. Registration required.
Friday, April 9; 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Trust and Truth in the Age of Deep Fakes”
Presented by Hany Farid, professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Farid’s research focuses on digital forensics, image analysis and human perception. Registration is required. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Friday, April 9; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Lecture: “The 1930s in Italy — Mussolini’s ‘Satellite’ City (EUR) and the Architecture of the Time: Adalberto Libera and Giuseppe Terragni”  
Judith DiMaio, architecture professor.
Friday, April 9; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “‘Nel mezzo del cammin’: Finding a ‘Spiritual’ Dante in American Religious Culture”
The fifth annual Ravarino Lecture in Italian Studies will be delivered by Peter S. Hawkins of the Yale Divinity School. Connected with Notre Dame’s 2021 commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, the lecture will explore the variety spiritual engagements with Dante’s “Divine Comedy” in American religious culture today.
Friday, April 9; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Charlottesville”
Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary is a weekly series guiding our community through a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week Amy Spitalnick, executive director of Integrity First for America, and attorneys Jessica Phillips and Michael Bloch explore the violence surrounding the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its legal aftermath.
Friday, April 9; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Intercultural Competence and IDI”
Due to a globalized world, we are crossing paths more and more with people from different countries, belief systems and experiences. How can we prepare to work effectively and appropriately across cultures? Join Janice Aski and April Weintritt for a discussion on intercultural competence.
Friday, April 9; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Just Wage Forum: “Just Wage Provides Basic Social Security”
Join the Center for Social Concerns for a conversation on the third criterion of a just wage, social security, which includes protections such as health care coverage and paid family leave. The discussion will include a consideration of how the current pandemic and Catholic social tradition inform our understanding of a just wage and social security. Register to attend.
Friday, April 9; 3 to 4:30 p.m. virtually

Labor Café: “A New Day for Unions?”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. In April, we will discuss unions, Amazon and the Biden agenda, and what they mean for the future of work. Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcomed and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, April 9; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

WSND Radiothon
WSND hosts a radiothon to raise money for the South Bend Foundation for Music and Healing, an organization that brings music education to students with special needs and disabilities. Join WSND for bagels, lemonade, music, giveaways and how you can donate.
Friday, April 9; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. outside O’Shaughnessy Hall on South Quad

Let’s Connect With the AAPI Community
The Asian American community is constantly made to feel invisible. Issues like mental health, the model minority myth and the rise of discrimination and hate crimes are not meant to be borne in silence. Join McWell Senior Fellow Somin Jo for weekly community meetings to connect with peers and talk about the Asian American experience. All are welcome.
Friday, April 9; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually
Friday, April 16; 2 to 3 p.m.
Friday, April 23; 2 to 3 p.m.
Friday, April 30; 2 to 3 p.m.

English Language Table
The English Language Table is a bi-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. It is free and open to anyone at Notre Dame.
Friday, April 9; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Spring Festival
Join SAO for Spring Festival featuring entertainment and events across campus. We will end the night with a live band and food trucks on South Lawn.
Saturday, April 10; 6 p.m. to midnight on North Quad, South Lawn and Library Lawn

Also this Week ...

A New Level of IT Service Help in ServiceNow
Where can you find information about IT services at Notre Dame? What about getting answers about a supported computer app? You can find answers to these IT questions and more on the newly redesigned ServiceNow portal. It’s easy to search for the topic you’re looking for and a great resource for information about almost any Notre Dame or technology service available to you.