TheWeek@ND Student Edition (March 28)


For the Week of March 28

Arts and Performances


Exhibit Celebrates 100th Anniversary of “Ulysses”
Currently on display through the end of April is an exhibit celebrating the centenary of the publication of James Joyce’s groundbreaking novel, “Ulysses.”
Mondays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

2022 MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition Opening Day
This annual exhibition is composed of the culminating thesis projects created by four students graduating from the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program. The artworks are typically provocative and demonstrate a broad awareness of current art themes, styles and processes. The exhibition runs until Saturday, May 14, during regular museum hours.
Saturday, April 2; 4 to 6 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries, Snite Museum of Art


“The Seventh Seal” (1957)
Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Ingmar Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, “The Seventh Seal” (“Det sjunde inseglet”), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing. $2 tickets. Free for ND, SMC, IUSB and HC students.
Tuesday, March 29; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Film: “Border South” (2019) and Q&A with Artist and Filmmaker Raúl O. Paz Pastrana
As part of Immigration Advocacy Week, the Institute for Latino Studies, Dream ND and the Department of Political Science present “Border South,” an emotive documentary that follows migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.S./Mexico border in an effort to humanize the many who have disappeared along the way. weaves together migrant stories of resilience and survival from different vantage points. The film exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death. Free tickets will be available at the box office one hour prior to the event.
Wednesday, March 30; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

National Theatre Live presents “No Man’s Land” (2015)
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s “No Man’s Land.” See the captured live broadcast at the Browning Cinema. Fac/Staff: $18. Students: $16.
Thursday, March 31; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Atlantis” (2020)
A prize winner at the Venice Film Festival and Ukraine’s official selection for the 2021 Academy Awards, “Atlantis” is a visionary sci-fi drama. Set in eastern Ukraine in 2025, a former soldier with PTSD befriends a volunteer on a humanitarian mission dedicated to exhuming the past and restoring peaceful energy to a war-torn society. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, April 1; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, April 2; 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 3; 9:30 p.m.

“The Worst Person in the World” (2021)
This film examines one woman’s quest for love and meaning in the modern world. This modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait netted director Joachim Trier an Oscar nomination for best international feature. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, April 1; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, April 2; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3; 3 p.m.


Riddle Bird Café with “Rebel Noire and the Accomplices”
The Riddle Bird Café welcomes performances focused on justice themes presented from diverse perspectives. Poets, singers, storytellers, comedians, musicians and performance art lovers are all encouraged to join. Each event will showcase a local featured artist performing a 20-to-30-minute set, followed by brief discussion about their art.
Thursday, March 31; 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Mentalist Eric Dittelman
Sponsored by SUB.
Thursday, March 31; 7 to 8 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Theater: “Eleven Months of Nuclear Summer”
The staff are just starting to settle into their roles at Camp Aster when a nuclear apocalypse strands them in the Maine wilderness. As the months wear on, the camp director and her team must fight for survival while navigating interpersonal relationships, decision-making responsibilities and disaster after disaster. This production is presented by Platform as part of the FTT Student Theatre Festival. $5 tickets.
Friday, April 1; 7:30 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, with simultaneous livestream
Saturday, April 2; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3; 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 31; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Library Lawn

Notre Dame Chorale Spring Concert
Featuring about 60 mixed voices, the chorale will perform pieces in six languages from a variety of composers and time periods. Tickets can be purchased through the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office. $10 for the public. Free for students; free for seniors.
Friday, April 1; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Bengal Bouts
Join the Men’s Boxing Club for the 92nd annual Bengal Bouts semifinals and finals! Tickets are available online or from a boxer. Proceeds benefit the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh.
Semifinals: Monday, March 28; 7 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
Finals: Friday, April 1; 7 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

Awards and Competitions

Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Pedagogy Fellowship
Applications for the 2022-23 Navari Family CDS Pedagogy Fellowship Program are being accepted from Wednesday, March 30, through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. The NFCDS Pedagogy Fellowship is an opportunity for Notre Dame doctoral students to build their teaching expertise, gain instructional experience and engage in a community of practice.

The 13th Annual Chinese Speech Contest
Student contestants will be judged by Notre Dame faculty on pronunciation and intonation, fluency, grammar, style and content. The contest is sponsored by the EALC department, the Liu Institute and CSLC. The event is open to the public.
Thursday, March 31; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 140, DeBartolo Hall

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Case Competition
The Mendoza College of Business will host the DE&I Grow the Good in Business Case Competition’s awards ceremony on April 1. At the event, three finalists will present their business solutions for the wealth gap in Indiana. Karrah Herring from the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity for the state of Indiana will serve as the keynote speaker. Free and open to the public.
Friday, April 1; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Performance by Patina Miller (CANCELED)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Presenting Series performance from Patina Miller has been canceled. Please contact the DeBartolo ticket office at 574-631-2800 with questions.
Saturday, April 2; 7:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Deadlines or Registrations

ND Learning Speaker Series: “Lessons for Building Community from Social Neuroscience”
In this interactive session, consider powerful research investigating team dynamics in simulated space missions, the social neuroscience of how the brain embeds our social others in our very sense of self and even how honeybees make collective decisions together. Work together to understand and apply these lessons to the classroom.
Monday, April 4; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Room 205, McKenna Hall

The Bald and The Beautiful
Individuals can donate 8 inches or more of hair to make wigs for cancer patients through Children with Hair Loss or can shave their head to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Minimum donation for head shaving is $15. Registration is encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome.
Wednesday, April 6; 5 to 8 p.m. on the Hagerty Family Café Stage, Duncan Student Center
Thursday, April 7; 5 p.m.
Friday, April 8; 5 p.m.

Colloquium: “Philosophy Throughout Its History”
Whether you’ll be joining the History of Philosophy Forum’s inaugural colloquium in person or virtually,  you must register to receive updates as well as Zoom information.
Thursday, April 7; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in McKenna Conference Center
Friday, April 8; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Native American Perspectives on Human Dignity”
How can Native American traditions help us better understand human dignity? Given past injustices, how can we work together to build more inclusive societies that advance the flourishing of all people?
Join the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion to hear from a panel of Native American students, academics and professionals, who will explore these important questions together. Register to attend via Zoom. Register to attend in person. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 7; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom webinar

Shared Walks
Meet someone new! Register for Shared Walks to find connection in people and places by exploring campus spaces with a fellow student. Walkers will be randomly paired with another student and invited to meet up and take a walk together on campus. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1.
Thursday, April 7; 6:30 p.m.

Day-of Volunteers Needed for the Holy Half
The Holy Half planning team is in need of day-of volunteers to help host the Saturday, April 9, half marathon race. Day-of volunteers join in the fun of race day by distributing water, ensuring runner safety, assisting at the start/finish and more. All are welcome and will receive a free T-shirt! Sign up to volunteer by Saturday, April 2.
Saturday, April 9; 8 a.m. to noon (approximate times) at the start/finish line at Stepan Center and the campus-wide race course; volunteers distributed throughout

Fisher Regatta — Boat Registration
This is Fisher Hall’s signature event where groups around campus build makeshift boats to race across St. Mary’s Lake, all to raise money for St. Adalbert’s grade school in South Bend. The registration link closes Sunday, April 3. The event will be free to spectators. Boats will cost $50, which usually comes from hall/club budgets.
Saturday, April 9; 1 to 5 p.m. on St. Mary’s Lake, near Columba Hall

Information Session: Energy Studies Minor
Students from all majors can be leaders in the energy future. Learn more about the non-technical coursework, networking and experience-based capstone that have made Energy Studies one of the most relevant minors on campus. Register for a brief information session.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Immigration Advocacy Week 2022
This week is dedicated to raise awareness and humanize conversations about immigrant and undocumented identities, to showcase a variety of scholarship, advocacy and resources on campus, and to help promote the University’s “spirit of diversity and inclusion.”
Installation and Presentation: “Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94)”
Panel presentation: “Introduction to Undocumented Migrant Project, HT 94 Exhibit” by Daniel Martinez and Robin Reineke, professors at the University of Arizona.
Monday, March 28; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall space, O’Shaughnessy Hall
The installation is on display from Monday, March 28, to Friday, April 1.
UndocuAlly Training
This ally training (register here) will provide attendees the tools, resources and knowledge to support  and empower undocumented and mixed-status individuals. If you would like to learn how to be a better ally to the immigrants in your communities, join the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy in this interactive training session. Open to the public.
Tuesday, March 29; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 138, DeBartolo Hall
El Sueñito: Education and Aspirations of Youth in a Migrant Community
This presentation highlights the projects of several Balfour Scholars who participated in the Balfour Program’s inaugural summer service immersion in Homestead, Florida, where they volunteered with the Mexican American Council’s College and Career Preparation Program for the high school children of migrant farm workers. Open to the public. Register here.
Wednesday, March 30; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 117, Haggar Hall
Artist Talk: “With Pulsing Desire: Memory, Representation and Inclusion Through Art”
Visiting artist Muriel Hasbun will give an overview of her art practice, her family history and her desire to bring communities together to construct memory through the knowledge and representation of Salvadoran art and culture in support of Immigration Advocacy Week. Professor Abby Cordova of the Keough School will serve as a respondent.
Thursday, March 31; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art
Interactive Art Workshop and Installation — “Documented: The Community Blackboard”
Visiting artist Muriel Hasbun, will lead an interactive installation, where students and other members of the ND community are invited to share their family stories of migration by writing on black walls with chalk and adding copies of their family photos/documents onto the space. Printer available on site. Free, with registration required.
Friday, April 1; 2 to 4 p.m. in the first-floor main lobby, Bond Hall
Migrant Monologues Presentation and Reception
The Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy (SCIA), Show Some Skin and Dream ND are curating a collection of immigrant-related stories from the Notre Dame community for Immigration Advocacy Week. Join for a special reading of stories and a reception to follow with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Free and open to the public. Register here.
Friday, April 1; 4 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium and first-floor main lobby, Bond Hall

Educational and Research Opportunities

“Into Life” Video Series: “Love Changes Everything
The McGrath Institute for Church Life partnered with the Sisters of Life to bring an original 12-part video series based on the work of the Sisters serving pregnant women. Journey with the Sisters of Life as they explain what it means to walk with a woman who is pregnant and vulnerable.
Monday, March 28; noon virtually

Information Session: Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor
PSIM will hold two info sessions, one virtual and one in person, for any students interested in learning more about the minor. A few lucky students at each will get some PSIM swag! If you cannot make the info sessions or would like to learn more, please email Connie Mick. (
Tuesday, March 29; 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader. Register online.
Thursday, March 31; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Notre Dame Toastmasters
Toastmasters provides a safe, supportive and positive environment to develop communication skills for leadership, public speaking and more. Join the next club meeting either in-person or virtually to learn about the Toastmasters experience. It’s open to all with an ND affiliation. If you join, there are membership dues which are less than $100 per year and can count as professional development.
Tuesdays, year-round; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 213, DeBartolo Hall, or via Zoom. (Go to, fill out the Contact Us form and you will be sent a link.)

Research Opportunity
Participate in Team Battleship, an exciting new team-based game simulator research study. Time slots are posted each week by noon on Mondays. Log in to MCOB SONA at  for details and to sign up. The top three teams receive Amazon gift cards. Review the poster for details.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 29 through April 22; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Mendoza Behavioral Lab (Room L014A), Mendoza College of Business

Faith and Service

Postgraduate Service Mini Fair
Still discerning plans following graduation? Join an open house to learn about justice-oriented opportunities. Organizations include Jesuit Volunteer Corps, L’Arche Chicago, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry, Farm of the Child Honduras and Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation.
Wednesday, March 30; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Stations of the Cross
Join in this Lenten opportunity by using works of art to pray the Stations of the Cross. This guided devotion will use the Snite Museum’s collection of George Tooker’s preparatory drawings for a Stations series he painted in 1984 for St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor, Vermont. These drawings will be dispersed throughout the galleries.
Friday, April 1; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Antisemitism Awareness Week
Join the Jewish Club for Antisemitism Awareness Week! Throughout the week, a variety of events will be offered to educate the Notre Dame community about antisemitism and steps to take action for a more inclusive campus for students of all faiths. Whether you’re Jewish or not Jewish, all events are open to members of the Notre Dame family. Follow jewishclubnd on IG for updates.
∙ Sign the Solidarity Board
Monday through Friday, March 28 through April 1, located outside both dining halls
Judaism at Notre Dame: A Panel Discussion with Jewish Students and Faculty
Tuesday, March 29; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 126, DeBartolo Hall
Information Session: International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism
As a firm advocate of the definition, the Jewish Club will provide an information session for students to learn about the definition, clarify misconceptions and provide ways to demonstrate support for the club’s efforts.
Thursday, March 31; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center
Shabbat Celebration
Friday, April 1; 7 p.m. in Room W229, Duncan Student Center

Health and Recreation

Register for Intramural Putt-Putt
Show off your mini-golf skills with putt-putt! Registration opens this week.
Registration is open from 6 a.m. Monday, March 28, through 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.

Register for Intramural Badminton
Pick up a racket and compete!
Registration is open from 6 a.m. Monday, March 28, through 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.

Climbing and Bouldering Wall FREE Belay Clinic
Check out the upcoming belay clinics! These clinics will teach you the basic skills needed to start climbing safely and proficiently. Clinics are limited to the first eight individuals to sign up. Review more info and a complete list of this semester’s belay clinics.
Tuesday, March 29; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Duncan Student Center

UCC Group: Interpersonal Effectiveness — DBT Skills Education
Grow your interpersonal effectiveness skills on Fridays at the University Counseling Center. Strengthen your relationships. Ask for what you want or need. Say no. Achieve your goals without alienating others or losing self-respect. And sort your priorities for any situation: self-respect, the relationship or obtaining your objective.
Fridays, April 1, 8 and 22; 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the UCC, Saint Liam Hall

UCC Workshops and Support Spaces
The UCC is offering a diverse array of workshops and support spaces to learn skills related to mental health. Find workshops that teach skills related to mindfulness, body acceptance and perfectionism, or support spaces for students of color, men or international students. Information about each workshop can be found on the UCC website.

Lectures and Presentations

Seamus Deane Legacy Conference
Seamus Deane (1940-2021), the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus, was one of Ireland’s foremost writers, best known for his autobiographical “Reading in the Dark” and the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. In this conference, the focus will be the impact Deane had on students, particularly Notre Dame graduates.
Monday, March 28; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Morris Inn and Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Symposium: “Gender, Sex and Power: Toward a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church”
In 2019, Kathleen Sprows Cummings received one of Notre Dame’s Church Sexual Abuse Crisis Research Grants for the project “Gender, Sex and Power: Toward a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church.” The project has since facilitated the work of a team of 11 scholars and will conclude with this symposium. The panels are free and open to the public.
Panel 2: Monday, March 28; 9 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 215, McKenna Hall
Panel 3: Monday, March 28; 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Panel 4: Monday, March 28; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Flash Panel: “Lessons from India’s Religious Freedom Protests”
In January, six Muslim students protested against authorities in India after being denied their right to wear headscarves. Their simple act of civil disobedience has since fostered a broader debate. Hear insights from experts who will unpack key themes relating to religious freedom in India and beyond. Free and open to the public. Register to attend via Zoom. Register to attend in person.
Monday, March 28; 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

[POSTPONED] Conversation — “Education, Religion and Diplomacy in the 21st Century”
Catherine Arnold is a former UK Ambassador and currently Master of St Edmund’s College. Catherine has served as a diplomat in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Oman and, most recently Mongolia. Since becoming Master of St Edmund’s College, Catherine has spent more time reflecting on the role of educational institutions in shaping ethical, global leaders. We hope to welcome Amb. Arnold to campus in the near future.
Monday, March 28; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

Lecture — “The Social Side of Health: How Reducing Inequality Can Improve Health Outcomes for Americans”
Peter Sterling, a lifelong political activist and prominent neuroscientist, visits Notre Dame to share his view of what health is: equality, education, community and the belief that your life actually matters.
Monday, March 28; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Flash Panel: “Russian Propaganda and Western Media: A View from Ukraine”
Join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies for a virtual panel with four Ukrainian experts who will discuss Russian media narratives, fake news and propaganda, focusing on Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. This event will be livestreamed on the Nanovic Institute’s YouTube channel. Free and open to all.
Tuesday, March 29; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. virtually, and livestreamed on YouTube

Talk: “The Progressive Equity in the Restraint Coalition”
Matt Duss has been a foreign policy adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders since 2017. Previously he was the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and a national security and international policy analyst at the Center for American Progress.
Tuesday, March 29; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Socially Responsible Investing at ND: Updates and Insights from a Three-Year Advocacy Campaign
Fired up over Notre Dame employees investing in private prisons? Want to know how to run an effective campaign to enact justice? Join students from SRI at ND as they share their research, tactics, challenges and successes in developing and implementing a campus advocacy campaign. Food and drink provided.
Tuesday, March 29; 6:30 p.m. in Room 233, Geddes Hall

Debate — “Resolved: Legal Access to Abortion is Necessary for the Freedom and Equality of Women”
A debate with Jill Filipovic and Alexandra DeSanctis. Filipovic is a Brooklyn-based journalist, lawyer and author of “OK Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind.” DeSanctis ’16 is a staff writer at National Review. Open to the public and to view via livestream at
Tuesday, March 29; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Our Universe Revealed: Physics for Everyone — “Hunting the Ghost Particles in the Dark Universe”
Neutrinos were first detected about 60 years ago; they are abundant and yet remain mysterious. Yushin Tsai, the Tom and Carolyn Marquez Assistant Professor of Physics, will describe how physicists can use the whole universe as a particle detector to hunt for information about these ghost particles in nature.
Tuesday, March 29; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Virtual Slow Look
Join the Snite Museum on Zoom for a slow look at a photograph by Judith Joy Ross. Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used as a way to approach and understand the photograph through a guided look.
Wednesday, March 30; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Talk: “Vienna — A Center of International Diplomacy”
Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger is an Austrian career diplomat and has held the position of deputy director of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien / Vienna School of International Studies and head of its executive training department since 2016. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
Wednesday, March 30; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Time-Out for Tech: “Simple Project Management with Asana”
Learn the basics of Asana, a tool to help you manage projects, departmental work and your own schedule. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, March 30; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Talk: “Arts and Letters Alumni on Careers in Sports and Sports Media”
Learn about career opportunities for Arts and Letters students from the Sport, Media and Culture minor. Three alumni and the student-athlete career development program manager will discuss their career paths and give advice to current undergraduates interested in working in careers related to sports and sports media. Register online.
Wednesday, March 30; 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Research Symposium: “Transitioning to a Cleaner, More Sustainable Energy Future”
ND Energy’s annual research symposium will focus on topics related to mitigating climate change, reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. All members of the ND community are invited to attend and engage with faculty and research associates on these important topics. Pre-registration is not required. Review the flyer for more information.
Thursday, March 31; 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rooms 205/206/207, McKenna Hall

Engaged Learning Forum — “Motels4Now: Housing the Chronically Homeless in Dignity”
The Engaged Learning Forum series connects campus and community experts around social concerns. Hear from Sheila McCarthy, project coordinator of Motels4Now, South Bend’s only low-barrier shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Register online.
Thursday, March 31; 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Book Talk — “Nostalgia Politics: The View from South Africa”
How do people invoke nostalgic discourses of the past as a form of political resistance and identification? Amber Reed will discuss her 2020 book, “Nostalgia after Apartheid: Disillusionment, Youth and Democracy in South Africa,” as part of the Kellogg Institute Book Series on Democracy and Development and winner of the 2021 Margaret Mead award, looking via rural youth education at nostalgia as a politics of liberal democratic resistance.
Thursday, March 31; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room C-103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

GLOBES Policy Module Speaker Series: “America’s Water Crisis and What to Do About It”
America’s water crisis is self-inflicted. Across the United States, even in places that are not particularly dry or hot, communities, farmers and factories are struggling to find water and even running out altogether. We cannot engineer our way out of the problem with the usual fixes or zany schemes. Presented by Robert Glennon, the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants. Glennon serves as an adviser to governments, corporations, think tanks, law firms and NGOs looking to solve serious challenges around water sustainability and planning.
Thursday, March 31; 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 318, DeBartolo Hall

NDIGI Wilmouth Speaker Series: Todd Combs
The Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing hosts Todd Combs, an investment officer at Berkshire Hathaway alongside Warren Buffett, and who also serves as president and chief executive officer at GEICO.
Thursday, March 31; 5:20 to 6:30 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Discussion — “An Examination of Conscience: Race, the Church and the Public Square”
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is hosting Gloria Purvis, the inaugural Pastoral Fellow with the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity.
Thursday, March 31; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Andrews Auditorium (lower level), Geddes Hall

Fourth Annual Byzantine Postdoctoral Fellowship Workshop: “Saints in Hymns, Homilies and Hagiography”
Join the Byzantine Studies Program for its fourth annual workshop, a half-day public seminar discussion with the institute’s Byzantine Postdoctoral Fellow, Kosta Simic, on his work joined by four distinguished discussants. Registration required.
Friday, April 1; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (Room 715), Hesburgh Library, and via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Asteroid Mining — A Trillion-Dollar Industry for the 21st Century”
Presented by Robert Jedicke, professor of astronomy at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. Jedicke was the development manager of the Moving Object Processing System for the Pan-STARRS telescope that is now the world’s leading discovery system for asteroids and comets.
Friday, April 1; 10:30 a.m. to noon in Commons A (first floor), Stayer Center

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Advocacy”
The Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch series is a casual gathering to discuss current issues through the lens of Catholic social tradition. In April, we welcome leaders from faith-based advocacy organizations for a casual gathering and conversation on their work.
Friday, April 1; noon to 2 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Book Launch: “Racial Resentment in the Political Mind”
Join political science faculty author Darren Davis as he discusses his newest book, which examines how racial resentment, rather than racial prejudice alone, motivates a growing resistance among whites to improve the circumstances faced by racial minorities. Lunch will be available at 12:15 p.m. In-person seating and a Zoom option are provided.
Friday, April 1; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room B101, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

Lecture: “What Is Polish-Jewish Literature”
Sławomir Jacek Żurek, head of the Centre for Polish-Jewish Literature Studies and director of the International Centre for Research of the History and Cultural Heritage of the Central and Eastern European Jews at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, will lead us through the complexities of the Polish-Jewish literary world. Free and open to all, followed by a reception.
Friday, April 1; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Seminar in American Religion
At this semester’s Seminar in American Religion, Kristy Nabhan-Warren from the University of Iowa will discuss her book “Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland” (UNC, 2021). Commentators for this seminar are Elizabeth Pérez (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Daniel Graff (Notre Dame).
Saturday, April 2; 9 a.m. to noon in Room 215, McKenna Hall

The Christmas Lecture: “Neuroscience for Everyone” Broadcast on WNIT Public Television
In case you missed the Christmas Lecture in December, this is your chance to unwrap the magic of science from your own home! Have you ever been curious about how your brain works? How your five senses sense? How you can remember what your grandmother looks like? The secret lies in your body’s hidden electrical network: your nervous system!
Sunday, April 3; 7 to 8 p.m. on PBS WNIT channel 34.2

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Bulla Lot Walk Path Closed
The Bulla Lot walk path will be closed from Monday, March 28, through Wednesday, June 1, from Leahy Drive to the Bulla Fac/Staff Lot. Review the aerial map.

Douglas Road Closure Begins Monday, April 4
Douglas Road will be closed to east/west traffic from Twyckenham Drive to Ironwood Road from Monday, April 4, through Friday, June 10. It is phase one of five and will be completed in August 2023. The construction will require patience and alternate routes.

Social Gatherings

Japanese Conversation Table
The Japanese Language Table is an excellent way to practice your Japanese language skills outside of the classroom. Learn about the culture in an informal setting where you can gain confidence in your use of Japanese.
Monday, March 28; 7 to 8 p.m. in Hagerty Café, Duncan Student Center

Korean Language Table: Learn the Korean Alphabet
In this cultural presentation, FLTA Sunyoung Park will help participants learn about the Korean alphabet. She will explain the history of the alphabet and the principle of creation of the Hangeul. Participants will be able to read some of the alphabet by the end of the session. For more information, contact Sunyoung at
Tuesday, March 29; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Snite@Nite: Women’s Snite
Come to the Snite Museum for a night of fun celebrating the 50th anniversary of women at Notre Dame. Though we are celebrating women, there’s something for everyone; we’re stronger since the ’70s and stronger all together! Come and enjoy the Snite Museum in community. Sponsored by the Snite Student Programming Committee.
Thursday, March 31; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table meets twice a month and is a great chance 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. For more information and to be added to the participants’ email list, contact Josh Barthuly or Lea Barthuly.
Friday, April 1; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Notre Dame Softball Strikeout Cancer
The Notre Dame softball team is excited to announce the return of its Strikeout Cancer Trivia Night and Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game. All proceeds raised go directly to the children and families of children at Memorial Hospital who are fighting cancer. Register now for the trivia night!
Free softball game: Saturday, April 2; 1 p.m. in Melissa Cook Stadium
Trivia night: Saturday, April 2; 6 p.m. in the 1st Source Bank Performance Center (525 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend) $250/table for trivia night. Doors open at 5 p.m., trivia starts at 6 p.m.
Home Run Derby after the Sunday, April 3, noon game

MFA Candidates Thesis Exhibition Reception
Join us as we celebrate the start of this annual exhibition comprising the culminating thesis projects created by the four students graduating with a MFA degree from the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Saturday, April 2; 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

IT Maintenance Begins April 1
From 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 8 a.m. Saturday, April 2, through 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Many IT services may be unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period. Review the details in the flyer here.