TheWeek@ND Student Edition (March 15)


For the Week of March 15

Arts and Performances


Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual tour of three works from the museum’s vast collections. For this 30-minute tour, explore the art of attire. Suit up!
Thursday, March 18; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


“The Luck of the Irish”
Join SUB and SAO for an outdoor screening. Wear green, pick up some chocolate gold coins and grab a Shamrock Shake (7 to 8 p.m.) and enjoy the movie which starts at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17; 7 to 10 p.m. on DeBartolo Quad near the Law School

“Citizen Kane” (1941)
When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Limited, physically distanced seating available. Ticket reservations begin online one hour prior to start. Free, but ticketed.
Thursday, March 18; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Mank” (2020)
Hollywood in the 1930s is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish “Citizen Kane.” Limited, physically distanced seating available. Ticket reservations begin online one hour prior to start. Free, but ticketed.
Friday, March 19; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 20; 7:30 p.m.


Now in-person — the Student Union Board and SAO present student performances all semester, every Thursday. Interested in performing? Email
Thursday, March 18; 9 to 11 p.m. on South Lawn

Awards and Competitions

Awards Season
Nominations are being accepted through Monday, March 15, for the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and several other annual awards. To nominate someone, visit, which also features background information on each award.

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.

Scientia Charles Edison Foundation Fellowship
Scientia is now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 Charles Edison Foundation Fellowship. This award provides two undergraduate students with $1,500 each to help fund on-campus research. Interested students can submit their applications through Scientia’s online form. The deadline for all application materials is Friday, April 16. 

Deadlines or Registrations

The Helping Hat Fundraiser
Support struggling students and be a part of a new tradition at Notre Dame by purchasing The Helping Hat. The Helping Hat was created during the coronavirus health crisis in an effort to raise money to help support financially challenged students. Half of the proceeds from The Helping Hat will go to the Graduate School Emergency Fund. Hats on sale for $18 through midnight Monday, March 15.

Call for Art: Justice in the World Virtual Art Exhibit
Calling all ND, SMC and HCC undergraduates to create art in response to the phrase, “justice in the world.” Art could explore race, gender, religion, sexuality, ability, the environment, immigration, incarceration or other contemporary realities in which human dignity is threatened or enhanced. Additional information and submission form are available online.
Deadline of Saturday, March 20

First-Gen (FLI) Week
Celebrate our first-generation and limited resource community at Notre Dame throughout the week with events hosted by the Office of Student Enrichment. Learn about environmental inequities, investing, life after Notre Dame and cooking on a budget. If you would like an invitation to FLI Week events, please register here.
Monday through Friday, March 22-26 (times may vary)

TLT: Tech Tools for Engaging Students
(Available to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of technology tools. Poll Everywhere enables instructors to measure students’ understanding of key concepts during class discussions. Panopto offers a feature to embed quiz questions in video assignments so students are active viewers of that content. Perusall engages students in close, social reading of texts.
Thursday, March 25; 2:20 to 3:35 p.m. via Zoom

Supporting International Students
(Available to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) This workshop will explore inclusive teaching practices that can be incorporated into classrooms across disciplines and teaching contexts to support international students. Specific focus areas will include communicating clear expectations, leading effective discussions and embracing students’ diverse language and writing abilities.
Friday, March 26; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. via Zoom

Submissions for Women’s Herstory Month Art Showcase
Calling all artists and content creators! There will be an art showcase related to themes of womanism, feminism, woman’s empowerment and womanhood. Any art mediums are accepted. Submission form here. Submissions will close Friday, March 19.
Friday, March 26; 4 to 7 p.m. in the atrium, Jordan Hall of Science

Deals and Discounts

Irish Gardens St. Patrick’s Day Carnation Sale
Show some Irish love with a $5 gift that includes a green carnation with gold ribbon, St. Patrick’s Day mylar balloon, plus delivery anywhere on campus and a St. Paddy’s-themed meme. Check out our instagram @irishgardens or visit our website for more details.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Getting the Most Out of Handshake for Seniors
Utilize Handshake to its fullest potential! Learn the benefits of having a complete profile and fill out your own. Expand beyond the job board to see how you can maximize exposure to employers. Follow along with your laptop as the facilitator presents via Zoom-shared screen and ask questions at any time.
Monday, March 15; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Job Search Forum for College of Engineering Seniors
This open forum provides a space for college of engineering seniors to discuss different strategies for securing a job after college. Co-hosted by a CCD staff member and a graduating senior, this is an opportunity to ask questions and get advice on best practices when networking, polishing your resume and more.
Monday, March 15; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

Job Search for Arts and Letters Seniors
Tips, resources and tools for creating a strategic job search for seniors in the College of Arts and Letters.
Tuesday, March 16; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Grad School Personal Statement Workshop
This interactive workshop focuses on personal statements for graduate school applications, including types and examples of strong personal statements and tips for drafting them.
Tuesday, March 16; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually

Career Development Series — Networking and Job Search
Are you looking to take the next steps in your career development process? Attend one of our upcoming sessions with the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development. These sessions are targeted toward your grade level and aim to assist students no matter where you are in the career development process. Whether you need assistance with career discernment, networking, resume writing, interviewing, LinkedIn, searching for jobs or something else, the Center for Career Development staff will be available to answer your questions. Click here to sign up for an invitation.
Tuesday, March 16; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Job Search Toolkit Series: Supporting your Career with LinkedIn
Most of us have heard about LinkedIn, but many graduate students aren’t aware of how LinkedIn can support your career through networking, professional presence and branding. Join graduate career services to discuss an overview of LinkedIn features.
Wednesday, March 17; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Intermediate Palladio: Correspondence Networks and Maps
Learn how to establish correspondence networks and how to upload specialized map layers for historic and topical research.
Wednesday, March 17; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, March 18; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Landscape Painting with Adobe Fresco
Learn how to create a landscape painting using Adobe Fresco — a powerful drawing app with the world’s largest digital brush collection.
Wednesday, March 17; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Consulting Case Interview Workshop #4: Quant Skills
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 17; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

GCS Workshop Series: STEM Online Presence and Networking
This workshop will discuss online presence resources, tips for building your brand as well as networking. While any discipline is welcome, some of the resources discussed with have a STEM focus (research gate, ORCID, etc).
Thursday, March 18; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Job Search for Seniors
Tips, resources and tools for creating a strategic job search for seniors.
Friday, March 19; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Discerning your Career Focus for Seniors
In this session you will start by exploring your skills and career interests, then develop goals for your job search. The session will include an introduction to key resources.
Friday, March 19; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Job Search for Gap Year Opportunities
Tips, resources and tools for creating a strategic job search for gap year opportunities.
Friday, March 19; 3 to 4 p.m. virtually


Research Opportunity

Participate in Research on Spirituality and Identity
Need a study break? Want to disconnect from Zoom and reconnect with your soul? Rest your mind and grow your faith by taking this 30-minute survey about religion, spirituality and identity. You’ll be entered to win one of 20 $10 Amazon gift cards. This research is being conducted by the Moral and Adolescent Psychology Lab.
Available all day, every day until May 7 at

Health and Recreation

Koru Mindfulness Series
Interested in feeling more mindful, more rested and less stressed? Join our free Koru Mindfulness classes. By joining Koru, you’ll commit to four 75-minute sessions that take place once per week for four consecutive weeks. It’s short and sweet but will leave a lasting impact. Registration is now open at
Section C: Thursdays, March 18 and 25, April 1 and 8; 4 to 5:15 p.m. virtually

Pausa Caffè: Espresso e Bicerin
Learn to prepare Bicerin like an Italian! Moka or other coffee-making apparatus required. They can be ordered online, as well as good Italian coffee (Lavazza and Illy are popular brands.). Visit the events page for a list of ingredients.
Friday, March 19; 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

Panel Discussion — “Mandating Peace: Enhancing the UN Security Council’s Approach to Mediation”
The UN Security Council has primary responsibility for ending armed conflicts. How do its resolutions affect crucial mediation efforts to achieve that goal? The discussion is on a groundbreaking report commissioned by the German government and featuring government officials, senior mediators, civil society experts and the report’s author.
Monday, March 15; 1 to 2:30 p.m. online

Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: Student Conversations
This series of monthly conversations will engage students from Catholic universities in discussions focused on the Catholic approach to nuclear weapons. The March topic is “Iran Nuclear Deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA).”
Monday, March 15; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. virtually

“Prisoners of Politics”: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration
The Notre Dame Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society, together with the Future Prosecuting Attorneys Council, will host a conversation with Professor Rachel Barkow of NYU Law School about her book “Prisoners of Politics.” Register here.
Tuesday, March 16; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Arabic for All: Why My Language Is Taboo in France”
Nabil Wakim, journalist for Le Monde explores the inner discomfort of speaking one’s own language when that language is Arabic in France and the reasons for this disenchantment. Leading the conversation is Daniel Maroun, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Sonja Stojanovic, Romance Languages and Literatures, Notre Dame. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 16; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Zoom Webinars vs. Meetings
Zoom offers us different options for meetings, depending on the size and the purpose. This session will compare the differences between webinars and meetings and let you know how OIT can help facilitate webinars for you. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, March 16; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Geopolitics: The Competing Maritime and Continental World Orders of China, Russia and the United States”
Presented by Sarah C. M. Paine, the William S. Sims University Professor of History and Grand Strategy in the Strategy and Policy Department of the U.S. Naval War College. Link to the poster.
Tuesday, March 16; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Information Session: Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
Students enrolled in the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary minor examine poverty, social injustice and oppression through research and study in multiple disciplines and through hands-on experiential learning. This information session will include a brief presentation and overview of the minor followed by an opportunity for questions.
Tuesday, March 16; 7:30 to 8 p.m. virtually

2021 Financial Statement Fraud Seminar Series
Experts in corporate fraud share their unique perspectives and experience as part of the Financial Statement Fraud Seminar Series, hosted by the Center for Accounting Research and Education at the Mendoza College of Business. Guests planning to attend the virtual sessions must register by March 15 to receive the links to the virtual meetings. 
The first seminar is Wednesday, March 17; 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. online

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series — “Democracy and Labor Law Reform in Mexico: Assessing international and domestic influences on the transformation of Mexico’s labor justice system”
Mexican labor activists and their allies in North America have worked relentlessly to democratize Mexican labor regulations for over three decades, yet it was only in 2017 that a reform to the Mexican Constitution, and changes to the Federal Labor Law in 2019, sparked a profound transformation of the labor justice system in Mexico.
Wednesday, March 17; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Global Health Colloquium: “Proteasomes, Hormones and Metabolism in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis”
Featuring Heran Darwin, professor of microbiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Darwin’s lab seeks to understand how Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, has become arguably the most successful pathogen on earth. The series is sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health.
Wednesday, March 17; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Distinguished Scholar Lecture: “Thinking about Migration through Latinx Art”
Charlene Villaseñor Black, the Institute for Latino Studies 2021 Distinguished Scholar and mentor to the Young Scholars Symposium participants, is a professor of art history and Chicana/o studies at UCLA. Zoom registration is required.
Thursday, March 18; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “The Impostor Sea: The Making of the Medieval Mediterranean”
This lecture traces the activities of religious impostors, pious robbers, repentant smugglers and multi-religious gangs who populated the 13th- and 14th-century western Mediterranean. Rather than outlaws or “enemies of all,” Hussein Fancy from the University of Michigan, argues that these figures were central to the making of the late medieval Mediterranean.
Thursday, March 18; 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Current Responses to Human Trafficking: Citizen, Business, Government, Law Enforcement, Victim Leadership
How can we end the evil of human trafficking? Join the Center for Social Concerns this spring for “Human Trafficking & Forced Labor: An Introduction to the Problem, Those Fighting It and What You Can Do.” This series will feature various leaders and experts in the fight against human trafficking and forced labor.
Thursday, March 18; 6 p.m. via Zoom  

Lecture: “Redoubled/Something We Carry”
Jen Everett has her artwork on view in the Riley Hall Photography Gallery through April 2. Please contact for the lecture’s Zoom link.
Thursday, March 18; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Automated Approaches to Detecting, Attributing and Characterizing Falsified Media”
Presented by Matt Turek, program manager at DARPA’s Information Innovation Office. You must register to receive the Zoom link. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Friday, March 19; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Spring 2021 Sustainability Seminar Series — “Earthrise: How the Earth Became a Planet and Why It Matters”
Hosted by the Office of Sustainability, this seminar is presented by Laura Walls who works in the field of literature and science, with a special concentration on Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and American Transcendentalism. Pre-registration is required.
Friday, March 19; noon to 1 p.m. online  

Just Wage Forum: Wage Enables Asset Building
What makes any wage just or unjust? The Just Wage Forum continues with a discussion of the second criterion: how a just wage enables asset building, including disposable income, educational enrichment, professional development and opportunities for advancement. Join this conversation of scholars and practitioners to learn more. Register online.
Friday, March 19; 1 p.m. virtually

Seminar in American Religion
Darren Dochuk, the Andrew V. Tackes College Professor of History, will discuss his book, “Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America” (Basic Books, 2019). Melani McAlister from George Washington University and Andrew Preston from Cambridge University will serve as commentators. Registration is required.
Saturday, March 20; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Severe Weather Preparedness Week — March 14-20, 2021
Be prepared for severe weather. As winter transitions to spring, it’s time to prepare for the possibility of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. St. Joseph County will test outdoor sirens at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. It will be similar to how sirens are tested the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m.
Learn what to do if a tornado warning has sounded and what is the difference between a watch and a warning. (Link here.)

Douglas Road Tree Work
Tree clearing northeast of campus along Douglas Road between State Road 23 and Ivy Road has begun, with a completion date of Wednesday, March 24. The operations started on Douglas Road on both sides of the roadway near Ivy Road and will work easterly towards State Road 23. There may be brief delays and some restrictions periodically. The traffic control consists of flagging two-way traffic and mobile traffic signage. (see map)

Shamrocks and Green Dots
Join the greeNDot team at events throughout the week to highlight proactive green dots and collect limited edition swag that promotes the greeNDot model and helps keep our campus safe. Follow @ndgreendot on social media to learn more or see the flyer

Shamrocks and Green Dots: Swag and Cookies
Support proactive green dots! Look for the greeNDot team for a limited edition greeNDot reusable tote bag, new greeNDot stickers and green dot cookies. Follow @ndgreendot for final location.
Monday, March 15; noon to 2 p.m. outside near LaFortune/Fieldhouse Mall

Shamrocks and Green Dots Tabling
Find the greeNDot student advisory council in the Duncan Student Center to pick up a greeNDot towel and learn more about greeNDot.
Tuesday, March 16; 4 to 6 p.m. in the first floor lobby, Duncan Student Center

Spot the Green Dot
Show your greeNDot spirit by doing a proactive green dot. All you have to do is wear or display any greeNDot swag for your chance to be gifted a lucky green coin by a greeNDot SAC member. Coins will be redeemable for a limited edition T-shirt at the Luck o’ the Irish Festival.
Wednesday, March 17; all day

greeNDot at Luck of the Irish Festival
Stop by the greeNDot table at the Luck o’ the Irish Festival to redeem a green coin for a limited edition T-shirt and other fun swag — stay to play corn hole and giant Jenga!
Wednesday, March 17; 7 to 11 p.m. on North Quad

Social Gatherings

St. Patrick’s Day with the NDAA
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day virtually with the Alumni Association. Highlights include a Mass from Dublin; student performances from the Glee Club, Harmonia and the Irish Dance Team; short videos on Saint Patrick and the Claddagh ring; a photo contest and more. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Monday through Thursday, March 15-18; online

A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day at Kylemore Abbey
Watch a live cooking demonstration straight from the Kylemore kitchen, a virtual tour of the center, videos of musical performances filmed at Kylemore and a Q&A with the Kylemore Global Centre staff. Register via Zoom.
Wednesday, March 17; 4 to 5 p.m. online

Luck O’ The Irish Festival
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Luck O’ The Irish Festival! Activities will include performances by the ND Pom Squad and Irish Dance Club, Irish trivia, Jeopardy, Shamrock Board and Brush, Pot of Gold Hunt, “Luck of the Irish” movie with SUB, photo ops, inflatable axe throwing and a greeNDot table with games.
Wednesday, March 17; 7 to 11 p.m. campus-wide 

Irish Gardens Pots of Gold

Students will be able to choose and pot their own succulent and decorate the pot with St. Patrick’s-themed decorations. Additionally, there will be a St. Patrick’s-themed photo backdrop, where Irish Gardens will host a contest for the best/funniest pictures with a St. Patrick’s-themed flower arrangement as a prize. 
Thursday, March 18; 9 to 11 p.m. in the South Quad Tent

Stained Glass Workshop
What better way to start your stained glass-making journey than with some origami? This art is perfect for winter as it will brighten any room or window you place it in. Learn all the skills needed to make stained glass, including cutting and grinding glass, using copper tape and soldering the piece together. Register here to reserve your kit.
Friday, March 19; 9 to 11 p.m. in the North Quad Tent

Food Trucks
Get some fresh air and enjoy some tasty food with your friends! SAO will have food trucks set up on North Quad, Fieldhouse Mall and South Quad.  
Saturday, March 20; 9 to 11 p.m. campus-wide