TheWeek@ND Student Edition (March 29)


For the Week of March 29

Arts and Performances


Social Justice in Contemporary Asian Theatre: An Evening of Zoom Scenes
Students from three FTT classes taught by professors Anton Juan and Tarryn Chun present scenes from contemporary playwrights that address issues of justice and injustice in East and Southeast Asian societies, including works from Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Q&A to follow. This virtual event is part of the ongoing “Theatre for Justice in Asia: Past, Present and Future” project.
Tuesday, March 30; 7:30 to 9 p.m. via livestream


Movie Night at the Stadium: “Kung Fu Panda”
Come enjoy the movie “Kung Fu Panda” on the big screen with an introduction by Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.
Thursday, April 1; 8 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium

Awards and Competitions

Undergrads — Apply for a 2021 University of Notre Dame Library Research Award
If you’re an undergraduate student who uses library resources for research projects or class assignments, describe your process in a brief essay to apply for a Library Research Award. Essay submissions must describe assignments and projects completed in summer 2020, fall 2020, Winter Session 2020-21 or spring 2021. Learn more about the award at
Submission deadline of Wednesday, May 12

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum Closed Easter Weekend
The Snite Museum of Art will be closed Easter weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 2-4.

Deadlines or Registrations

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’s Senior Fellow Gail Fernandes to celebrate and learn about South Asian culture and tradition.
Thursday, April 8; 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. virtually

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 don’t have to be borne in silence. Join McWell’s 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

Koru Mindfulness Series
Interested in feeling more mindful, more rested and less stressed? There are multiple Koru sections during the spring semester. Registration for these free classes is now open.  
Thursday, April 15; 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

EAP Workshop: “Using Rhythm in American English Pronunciation”
The pronunciation of American English has its own unique patterns of stress, intonation and rhythm. The focus will be on the use of stress to create rhythm in everyday American English speech, as well as how the rhythm of word stress is used in chants, poems and rap music. Participants will have a chance to find and practice rhythm in their own speech.
Wednesday, March 31; 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Effective Grading and Efficient Feedback
Available for faculty, postdocs and graduate students, this workshop introduces strategies for evaluating  grading criteria, incorporating multiple approaches to providing feedback and encouraging students to engage with the feedback they receive. It also addresses a few technological tools and techniques that may save time in providing meaningful feedback to students.
Wednesday, March 31; 2:25 to 3:35 p.m. via Zoom

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Professional Headshots
Free professional headshots are offered now until the end of the semester. Wear your business professional attire and get your picture taken to use on LinkedIn, online profiles and professional websites.
Monday, March 29; 11 a.m. to noon on the fifth floor, Duncan Student Center
Tuesday, March 30; 11 a.m. to noon

Ask Me Anything About Consulting for First-Years
Sign up for a 20-minute time slot to chat with consulting career counselor Bailey Bushman.
Monday, March 29; 1 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.
Monday, March 29; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Creating Your First Resume Workshop
Don’t have a resume yet? No problem! In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Tuesday, March 30; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Job Search Toolkit Series — Finding Employers through Directories
This session for graduate students will focus on general directories such as Reference USA and targeted directories such as Guidestar (nonprofit) and the Carnegie Classification system (higher education) that can help identify employers in specific career paths.
Wednesday, March 31; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Irish Networking Huddle with an Engineering Alum
A small group networking session with alumna Emily Beegan, process engineer with Box Elder, Procter & Gamble.
Wednesday, March 31; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. virtually

Consulting Case Interview Workshop
Consulting Connect presents a comprehensive series on the case interview to introduce and enhance your casing skills. This is Workshop No. 6, which will focus on interviewer-led and interviewee-led practice cases.
Wednesday, March 31; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

California Regional Program Office Hours
Linda Lynch, manager of the California Regional Program, will hold office hours open to any Notre Dame student. Feel free to bring any questions regarding networking, internships, jobs, Handshake postings, etc.
Friday, April 2; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Faith and Service

Holy Week and Easter
This week the Church celebrates Holy Week, a time to intentionally recall Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. Given current health and safety guidelines, the Basilica will offer an adjusted schedule for Holy Week and Easter. Visit for complete details, including the livestream schedule. 

Prayers for the Elect
Seven students who have been formed through the RCIA process at Notre Dame will complete their initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. As these students are making their final preparations, kindly keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Health and Recreation

Stress Relief at the Snite
Join GROW peer mentors from McWell for meditations on three different art pieces at 1, 2 and 4:30 p.m. Can’t make a meditation? Stop by anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. to refill your wellness kit with a variety of goodies at the wellness station in the Snite lobby. Meditations will last about 15 minutes and do not require pre-registration.
Wednesday, March 31; 1 to 5 p.m. in the lobby, Snite Museum of Art

Box of Joy Activity
Learn more about joy and happiness, and combine creativity with reflection to make your own Box of Joy memory box. Sponsored by the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being.
Friday, April 2; 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Shared Walks
Register for Shared Walks during this mini-break 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 and take a walk together on campus. Sign up here by the registration deadline of 5 p.m. April 1.
Friday, April 2; 1:30 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Sundaes
Sponsored by SAO.
Sunday, April 4; 3 p.m. on the east end of South Quad

Lectures and Presentations

Engaged Learning Forum — “Nurturing Community During Times of Upheaval: A Case Study of University-Community Collaborative Events During COVID-19”
This Engaged Learning Forum will explore theory and best practices around community-university partnerships in times of crisis, comparing the slow-moving, chronic crises that community-university partnerships often address and faster-moving crises such as the coronavirus pandemic. To join, register by Monday, March 29.
Tuesday, March 30; 10 to 11:15 a.m. virtually

Lecture — “Lynching and Local Justice: Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States”
What are the social and political consequences of poor state governance and low state legitimacy? Under what conditions does lynching — lethal, extralegal group violence to punish offenses to the community — become an acceptable practice? This talk by Dara Kay Cohen of Harvard University is based on her new co-authored book of the same name. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 30; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Irish Judges at the Center of the English Commercial Court”
Nanovic Graduate Fellow Clare O’Hare, a lawyer with a background in law and international relations and a JSD candidate, will look at the two Irish judges who were instrumental in setting up the now famous English Commercial Court in the 1890s and reflect on the opportunities that Brexit presents to the Irish legal industry. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 30; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Inspiring Conversations: “Leadership Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Discussion with John Ebert ’82, president of J.W. Ebert Corp. and owner of more than 40 McDonald’s restaurants. Ebert will share how he made the move to franchising and how the pandemic affected his business and his leadership.
Tuesday, March 30; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Crafting America: Celebrating the Skill and Individuality of Craft Within the Broad Context of American Art”
Jen Padgett ’09, associate curator at Crystal Bridges. Questions and discussion to follow. Hosted by the Art History Club and the Department of Art, Art History and Design. Scan the QR code on this poster to join.
Tuesday, March 30; 4 p.m. via Zoom

Spanish Language Table: “Las manifestaciones de fe en España y Latinoamérica”
The Department of Romance Languages and the CSLC are presenting a Spanish Language Table, “Manifestations of Faith in Latin America.”
Tuesday, March 30; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Talk — “Addressing Violence Against Women in North India: Rethinking the Role of Interactive Strategies”
In this talk, Julia Kowalski, professor of global affairs and gender studies, will draw upon her ethnographic fieldwork with women’s rights NGOs in Jaipur, India, to suggest expanding analysis to include careful attention to how institutional actors conceptualize the role of interactive practices in addressing violence, beyond labeling practices.
Wednesday, March 31; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Global Health Colloquium — “Global Oncology: Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma and the Tale of Two Pathogens, Malaria and EBV”
This seminar is presented by Ann Moorman, professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Contact for the Zoom link to attend.
Wednesday, March 31; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Breaking Barriers”
oin the ND Law American Constitution Society and the LGBT Law Forum for a conversation with Judge J. Paul Oetken, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Oetken has a storied history of public service and is the first openly gay man confirmed to the federal judiciary. Sign up here.
Wednesday, March 31; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “La Quince Santa Ana, a Case for Sustainable Urban Revitalization from a Developer’s and an Architect’s Perspective”
A lecture from Ricardo Arosemena of Arosemena & Soundy Arquitectos and Arosemena & Way, architects of La Quince, and KC Hardin, founder and CEO of Conservatorio, a real estate development company that has worked for more than 15 years on a model for sustainable urban revitalization. Pre-registration is required to receive AIA CEC (if available) or a certificate of participation and/or to participate in conversation.
Wednesday, March 31; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: “Guiding Principles for Access to Data”
Senior University leadership has established guiding principles governing access to Notre Dame data, including student data, individual demographic data and, recently, COVID response data. This session will describe the process by which these principles have been established and outline specifics of the established principles.
Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, April 1; 10 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

A Constitutional Studies Debate — “Resolved: The Electoral College Should be Abolished”
A virtual debate with Jesse Wegman, New York Times, and Trent England, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.
Thursday, April 1; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Fireside Chat
Join the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing and the Asian Business Society with Sumir Chadha, co-founder and managing director of WestBridge Capital, and Scott Malpass, the University’s former vice president and CIO. ND students, faculty and staff register here to receive the Zoom information.  
Thursday, April 1; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

A | AH | D Open House
There will be an info table outside Riley Hall with faculty from each area to answer any questions you have about majors, minors, degree requirements, career paths, program features, etc. Most importantly, there will be free giveaways, art and design work from students on display and hands-on activities.
Tuesday, March 30; 5 to 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Riley Hall

Also this Week ...

Easter Brunch in the Dining Halls
This event is open to those with meal plans only. See the menu here.
Sunday, April 4; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in North and South Dining Halls