TheWeek@ND Student Edition (March 1)



For the Week of March 1

Arts and Performances


Warm Up and Chill Out at the Snite Museum
Warm up and chill out at the Snite Museum. Stop by the galleries during open hours to try your hand at a few make-and-take activities in the galleries like friendship bracelets inspired by a Georgia O’Keeffe painting, color theory experiments inspired by Josef Albers and nature-based origami inspired by American landscape paintings.
Tuesday, March 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Cocktail with a Curator
This program toasts amazing works of art with delicious themed cocktails created by Rohr’s bartenders,  to complement the artwork. Spend time with Joseph Becherer, museum director and curator of sculpture, looking closely at Grace Hartigan’s “The King is Dead.”
Thursday, March 4; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom


Virtual Film Screening/Q&A Session with the Director: “Meeting Gorbachev”
Using footage from three separate interviews, director Werner Herzog converses with Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union, about his key achievements. Herzog will participate in a Q&A session after the film screening. Professors A. James McAdams of political science and Joshua Lund of Spanish will also participate. Free, but registration is required.
Thursday, March 4; 4 to 6:45 p.m. online

SUB Movie of the Week: “The Farewell”
Thursday, March 4; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, March 5; 5:15 or 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 6; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.


Join the Student Union Board for student performances all semester, every Thursday. Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, March 4; 9 to 11 p.m. online

Deadlines or Registrations

ND-LEEF Graduate Student and Postdoc Grants
The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) is accepting proposals for new research at ND-LEEF for the 2021 field season. Graduate and postdoc students can submit proposals for both aquatic and terrestrial research that effectively and creatively use the facilities at ND-LEEF. Successful proposals will receive $500 for research supplies and have all user fees waived.
Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 5.

Re:Visions Undergraduate Literary Magazine: Call for Submissions
Submit poetry, prose and visual art to Re:Visions undergraduate literary magazine. The theme for this year is Re:Volution transformation in a time of change. Submission guidelines: may submit to multiple genres; text submissions should be .doc or .docx; art submissions should be .jpeg, .png or .tiff; include a 50-word bio in the body of the email along with submission. Email work to
Open through Friday, March 5.

Girl Talk: Let’s Talk About Abortion
Interested in sharing your perspective on abortion with another female student? Want a cute, free coffee mug? Sign up by Friday, March 5, to be paired with a female student to share your opinions in a one-on-one setting and have a meaningful conversation about an important issue. This event is restricted to female students only.

Women’s HERstory Month Trivia and Paint Night
The GRC is hosting a fun night of trivia and paint by numbers. Please register by Thursday, March 11, at to claim your spot.
Friday, March 12; 8 to 11 p.m. at Midfield Commons

Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon — Registration is Open!
Undergrads: Are you a developer, usability expert, designer, big-ideas person or a skilled team leader? Get a team together and sign up for the Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon. Teams will develop ideas that leverage technology to discover, visualize or create connections among people, ideas, data or more. Learn more at
Friday, April 16; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

Educational and Research Opportunities

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Software Engineering Week
Software Engineering Recruiting Panel
If you have questions regarding any and all things recruiting, attend this workshop and get your questions answered. Fellow upperclassmen who have gone through the recruitment process will give an overview of the recruiting timeline, highlighting when and how to apply to internships and share personal experiences and advice.
Wednesday, March 3; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. virtually
Entrepreneurship and Startups Panel
Certain career paths are clear. Others are very unique ... and this couldn’t be truer for startups. Get advice on how to break into the startup world and hear from the experts who are living it by giving their advice on what it takes to be successful. Guest speakers include current Google employees and other serial entrepreneurs.
Thursday, March 4; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually
Big Tech Panel
Meet with ND computer science alumni to discuss their experiences at Notre Dame, an overview and preparation guide for technical and behavioral interviews, as well as information on what these recent  grads are working on right now. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of big tech with some of the most successful ND computer science grads.
Thursday, March 4; 8 to 9 p.m. virtually
Coding Competition
This event is for all skill levels, from first time coding competitors to master programmers looking to win a prize. There will be lots of prizes across many categories such as overall fastest solutions, top performers in each class and many more.
Saturday, March 6; noon to 4:30 p.m. virtually

Job Search Toolkit Series — Introduction to Career Exploration and Planning Tools
This session will discuss myIDP and ImaginePhD, two online tools designed to help graduate students explore and plan their careers. This event is part of a larger series that will highlight tools available to support career development.
Wednesday, March 3; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Consulting Case Interview Workshop #3: Structuring the Case
Consulting Connect presents a comprehensive series on the case interview. Join the student leadership for this eight-part program to introduce and enhance your casing skills.
Wednesday, March 3; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

Consulting Connect’s Case Workshop 3
Learn how to structure a consulting case interview question. This is part of an ongoing weekly series of presentations to teach underclassmen about consulting and prepare them for the upcoming recruiting cycle in the fall. All students are welcome to join by registering on Handshake.
Wednesdays in March; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Handshake

DC Careers for A&L Majors
What can you do with a history, political science, PLS or American studies degree? How should you be preparing? Hear from a Washington, D.C., regional engagement manager and ’16 A&L alumna about what opportunities there are in DC for an A&L student. Learn more about how to plug into the regional career program and what resources are available to you.
Thursday, March 4; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually

CA Regional Program Office Hours
Linda Lynch, manager of the California Regional Program, will be holding office hours from noon to 1 p.m. All students are invited to join a Zoom call and meet with Linda on a first-come-first-served basis for the hour. Feel free to bring questions.
Friday, March 5; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Spring Consulting Week
Spring Consulting Week is an amazing opportunity to learn more about what a career in consulting entails. Network with a multitude of consulting firms that recruit from Notre Dame and hear from students who have interned in consulting or will be working in consulting.
Events and presentations for Spring Consulting Week will take place from Monday, March 8 through Thursday, March 11, online


Kaneb Center

Workshop: “Gathering Early Semester Student Feedback”
(Available to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) Early semester feedback offers an opportunity to collect detailed information from students about how well your course is working. Participants will discuss the value of early semester feedback and review sample feedback forms.
Tuesday, March 2; 2:20 to 3:35 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “What to Do After the Test”
(Available to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) You’ve graded the exam, now what? Did the class perform worse than you expected? How do you know if you wrote a bad question or if your students weren’t prepared? The focus will be on analysis of exam questions, potential adjustment of student grades and reflection (encouraging student metacognition through exam wrappers as well as instructor notes for next time).
Thursday, March 4; 2 to 3:15 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop — “TLT: Perusall for Collaborative Reading”
(Available to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) This workshop will focus on collaborative reading activities and group annotation of texts using the Perusall platform. Students read and annotate the text with their comments and questions. Instructors can adjust the grading criteria to meet their expectations. This session will give an overview of the platform, explain how to get started and demonstrate different types of assignments within Perusall.
Friday, March 5; 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Effective Student Engagement in Lab Courses”
(Available to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) This workshop will focus on how to engage students in a laboratory class as an instructor or as a TA. It explores active learning methods that help shift the lab format away from the traditional cookbook recipe procedure. This session will incorporate backwards-design methods to creating assignments and activities that encourage students to build confidence and curiosity in the lab.
Thursday, March 11; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. via Zoom

Neuroscience of Learning: How Understanding Your Students’ Brains Can Inform Your Teaching
Have you ever thought about how your class could change a student’s brain? In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of how the brain is structured, how it works and how it can change. You will have opportunities to apply those findings to your own teaching.
Friday, March 12; 9 to 10:15 a.m. via Zoom


Info Session: NDIAS Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
Learn more about the NDIAS’s new program to be launched in the fall of 2021. The program offers premium fellowships to doctoral students entering their fourth or fifth year in the College of Arts and Letters. Contact Carolyn Sherman ( for the Zoom link.
Monday, March 1; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

CSLC Language Tables: Irish and Japanese
You don’t need a passport or plane ticket to meet speakers of other languages. The CSLC offers Irish and Japanese conversation practice in a supportive environment at a virtual language table.
Irish: Monday, March 1; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom
Japanese: Thursday, March 4; 8 to 9 p.m.

Workshop: “Zotero for Collaborators and Teachers”
Learn how to manage your research using Zotero — a free bibliographic management system.
Wednesday, March 3; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Anticipatory Innovation — Capitalizing on Change in Turbulent Times”
In this final book club session, Professor Sam Miller discusses how to develop and sharpen the skills and behaviors that drive creativity and entrepreneurial innovation for all. Watch the short explainer videos on ThinkND and register for the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, March 3; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Workshop: “Introduction to Python and Pandas”
This workshop will demonstrate some of the capabilities of Python for basic data manipulation and analysis, with an emphasis on Pandas.
Thursday, March 4; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Using Google Groups for Calendar Event Registration
Do you want to streamline registration for an event series? What if that registration also included an easy way to email and share content with participants? This session will compare different registration options and show you how to use Google Groups to reduce the amount of manual work you need to do for event management. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, March 4; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom


Research Opportunity:

Daily Risky Behaviors

The ASSIST Lab in the Department of Psychology is recruiting undergraduate students (18 years or older) who have a smartphone and have experienced recent difficulties with their emotions or substances for a research study. Individuals will have the opportunity to earn up to $100. Please email if you are interested.
Open the entire spring semester, individual appointments will be scheduled based on each participant’s availability; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 339, Corbett Family Hall

Faith and Service

COVID-19 Memorial Observance and Prayer Service
Join Campus Ministry and the Notre Dame community for a memorial observance to honor the more than 2.5 million lives lost to the coronavirus worldwide. Following the service, students, faculty and staff will be invited to take a candle and return it to the Grotto at their convenience in thoughtful, prayerful remembrance of all the lives lost.
Wednesday, March 3; 5:45 p.m. on Main Quad, near the statue of Father Sorin
5:45 p.m.: Tolling of the Basilica bells; 6 p.m.: Prayer service led by Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.

Health and Recreation

Mini-Break Day
Even a mini-break can have a big impact on your well-being. McWell is offering a variety of activities throughout the day March 2 (and beyond) to support your well-being. Explore ways to restore by reviewing the events at
Tuesday, March 2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. virtually

Register for Intramural Badminton Singles
Pick up a racket and compete against other students in intramural badminton. Registration is open Tuesday and Wednesday, March 2-3. Click here for more info. Free.

Register for Intramural Volleyball
Bump, set and spike your way through the competition. Sign up for intramural volleyball! Registration is open Tuesday and Wednesday, March 2-3. Click here for more info. $10.

Register for Squash Workshop
Interested in learning more about squash? RecSports’ introductory workshops can give you the basics in physically distanced sports so you can get out and play. Click here for more info. $4.

Lectures and Presentations

Pizza, Pod & Politics: “Free Speech and Free Press in the Age of Social Media”
ND Votes is releasing the latest installment of its podcast which will discuss freedom of speech protections afforded by the Constitution and freedom of press, giving special attention to the context of social media the 21st century has afforded. The episode features Matt Hall, professor of political science and concurrent professor of law, and Richard Jones, the Annenberg Director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy. 
The next installment will be released Monday, March 1; listen by searching for Pizza, Pod & Politics on Spotify, Google Podcasts,, and other popular platforms.

Cyborg Series Webinar: Kirsten Ostherr in Conversation with Anna Geltzer
Kirsten Ostherr, the director of the Medical Humanities Program and co-founder of the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, works on data privacy, patient narratives and patient-physician ethical dynamics in e-health. She will speak with Anna Geltzer, assistant director of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Value. Note: This session will be recorded and posted to the series website for future viewing.
Tuesday, March 2; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom (registration needed)

Conversation: “Ireland’s Generation X?”
The series continues with this month’s first conversation between Barry McCrea, Keough Family Chair of Irish Studies, and writer Claire Kilroy, who won the Rooney Prize for Literature in 2004 with her debut novel “All Summer” (2003). Other novels include: “Tenderwire,” “All Names Have Been Changed” and “The Devil I Know.”
Wednesday, March 3; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar

Advances in Nuclear Technology, Part Four: “Beyond the Nuclear Power Plant”
This final session of the series is with Captain Prokopius ’90, from ND’s Naval ROTC, and Professor J. David Robertson, from the MU Research Reactor at the University of Missouri, who will discuss major advancements in nuclear science beyond power production and career opportunities in the field. Registration required.
Wednesday, March 3; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom  

Global Health Colloquium: Malaria Elimination and Eradication, Finding and Treating Hidden Infections
Presented by Michelle Hsiang, MD, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF. The lecture is sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health.
Wednesday, March 3; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Disegno = Design; The Necessity of Drawing”
Laurie Olin, teacher, author and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today. Pre-registration is required to participate in the conversation.
Wednesday, March 3; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

TEC Talks: “Misinformation and Disinformation”
Presented by the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center and Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab. Special guests this week will be Ifeoma Ozoma from Earthseed and Roger McNamee from Elevation Partners, who will discuss the ethics of tech accountability. Register on ThinkND.
Wednesday, March 3; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar: “The Peace Dimensions of Fratelli Tutti”
How can Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, be a resource for peacebuilding and impact the practice of peacebuilding? Does it change teaching on just war? How does it open dialogue on peace with Muslims? How does its Franciscan influence deepen the understanding of peacebuilding? This webinar will examine these questions and more.
Thursday, March 4; 10 to 11 a.m. virtually

Global Irish Network Series: “‘The Troubles,’ the Covid Pandemic, Unexpected Death and Complex Grief”
Queen’s University Belfast professors Michael Duffy and Ciaran Mulholland will discuss the impact on our mental health of mass-casualty events like “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, which left thousands dead and bereaved, and our current pandemic. PTSD and complex grief are central to both. Vigorous mental health responses are critical.
Thursday, March 4; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. via webinar

Shaadi: Weddings in India presented by the CSLC
Marriages in India are considered sacred. The rituals, preparations, enthusiasm and great pomp surrounding them show they are no less than a festival. The CSLC’s Hindi FLTA, Shivangi Nathawat, will discuss the Indian style of “Together Forever.”
Thursday, March 4; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Why India's Farmers are Angry with the Narendra Modi Government”
Since late November, thousands of farmers in India have been protesting on the outskirts of New Delhi. They are demanding the repeal of three laws enacted by Parliament that would eliminate current government protections. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, an author, publisher and educator, will offer insights into the protests and the potential outcome.
Friday, March 5; 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Virtual Talk — “Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America”
In this talk based on her book, “Beyond Broadway,” musical theatre scholar Stacy Wolf considers the widespread presence and persistence of musical theatre in U.S. culture and examines it as a live, pleasurable, participatory experience of creating, watching and listening. Visit for more information and to RSVP for the Zoom link.
Friday, March 5; 2 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Roundtable: “Mapping Rome: The Eternal City as a Site for Interdisciplinary Research and Education in the Humanities,” Part 2
In preparation for an international conference on Rome as a site for interdisciplinary research and education, planned for March 2022, the Center for Italian Studies is hosting a second virtual roundtable. Notre Dame speakers are Clemens Sedmak, Ingrid Rowland and David Hernandez plus Anthony Grafton from Princeton. Registration is required.
Friday, March 5; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Christianity and White Supremacy”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series guiding our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week Damon Berry, St. Lawrence University, explores connections between religious and racialized discourses and violence. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, March 5; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Labor Café: “The Care Economy”
What rights and protections should those who work for others have? The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics. Everyone is welcome and all opinions are entertained. Zoom link available on the center’s website.
Friday, March 5; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Higgins Labor Film Club: “Roma” (2018)
Miss going to the movies? In March, the Higgins Labor Program will host a Zoom discussion of Alfonso Cuaron’s award-winning film about a domestic laborer and the family she works for in 1970s Mexico. Watch the movie on your own in advance and join us for casual conversation with an expert in the field. Registration required.
Sunday, March 7; 3 p.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

The CSLC presents Italian Cooking: Pasta alla Carbonara
This Italian cooking class explores stile familiare with the traditional dish of pasta carbonara. For a list of ingredients necessary for the class, visit the CSLC events page.  
Friday, March 5; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom