TheWeek@ND Student Edition (March 7)


For the Week of March 7

Arts and Performances


“Living Matthew 25” Film Series: “Do the Right Thing”
Spike Lee’s landmark 1989 film kicks off a five-week screening series addressing systemic poverty and structural racism, part of First Presbyterian Church’s “Living Matthew 25” series of Lenten learning and service events devoted to welcoming the stranger and helping the poor, hungry, sick and imprisoned. Co-sponsored by DPAC’s Browning Cinema.
Monday, March 7; 6 to 9 p.m. in St. Joseph County Public Library Auditorium, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films
The lineup includes “Robin Robin,” “Boxballet,” “Affairs of the Art,” “Bestia” and “The Windshield Wiper.” Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Tuesday, March 8; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 11; 9:30 p.m.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films
View event listings for times and ticket info. Animated, live-action, Documentary Program A and Documentary Program B. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Tuesday, March 8, through Sunday, March 13; times vary in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Ariadne auf Naxos”
The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’ enchanting masterpiece. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, March 12; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


SBYSO Winter Concert
South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert will include performances by the intermediate Concert Orchestra and advanced Symphony Orchestra, featuring concerto competition winner Felix Zhang. Works include Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” Marquez Dánzón No. 2 and much more. Fac/Staff: $8. Students: $5.
Thursday, March 10; 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents “La Traviata”
Verdi’s “La Traviata” tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont. This collaboration with the South Bend Lyric Opera is a unique performance you don’t want to miss! Fac/Staff: $40. Students: $25.
Sunday, March 13; 2:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

BIPH 2022 Summer Graduate Fellowships
The Berthiaume Institute is accepting applications for summer graduate research fellowships. This year, the institute will award up to 10 fellowships of $10,000 each, to cover the period of May 15 through Aug. 15. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 16. Apply online.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Spring Break Building Hours March 6-13
Hesburgh Library’s hours during spring break will be:
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, open at 9 a.m. (returning to regular hours)
Find all branch and service desk hours at

Deadlines or Registrations

Application Deadline: Summer Labor Fellowships
The Center for Social Concerns is pleased to announce the Summer Labor Fellowships: full-time, paid opportunities for select Notre Dame undergraduates to spend the summer of 2022 engaged in labor-focused, project-based work while developing their skills in organizing, research, advocacy, diplomacy and communications. Learn more and apply online by Sunday, March 13.

“Toward a Sustainable Future” Series — “Bringing Ourselves to Our Work: Work as Creative Practice”
For the next event in Notre Dame London’s “Toward a Sustainable Future” Series, Ellie Cosgrave, director of Publica’s Community Interest Company and Research, will explore what happens when we risk showing who we truly are through our work. She will address the impact her personal experiences have had on her research on urban design and policy.
Thursday, March 17; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Workshop: “Promoting Creativity with Language and Culture through Digital Bookmaking”
During this workshop, presenters Sherry Maggin and Rebecca Jones-Kellogg will discuss the use of digital bookmaking for a variety of student research and reflection projects. Through the Book Creator online platform, students create dynamic texts. Presenters will share experiences implementing digital bookmaking in their language courses.
Thursday, March 17; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Translations of Beauty: Simone Weil and Literature
This is the 41st annual colloquy of the American Weil Society. Keynote speakers include Robert Chenavier, president of the Association pour l’étude de la pensée de Simone Weil; Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University; and Alexander Nemerov, Stanford University. This is a free event for the ND community.
Thursday, March 17; 4:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 205, McKenna Hall
Friday, March 18; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

EAP and Toastmasters Workshop: “Giving Academic Presentations”
This joint workshop of the EAP Program and the ND Toastmasters Club will discuss the skills needed to give a presentation, the culture behind it and give a series of tips for presenting well at your next conference or symposium. This workshop will be held in person, but virtual attendees are welcome. You will receive a Zoom link after registering.
Friday, March 18; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 136, DeBartolo Hall, or via Zoom

Fiestang — Bayanihan: The Filipino Spirit
The Filipino-American student organization proudly presents its cultural showcase: Fiestang. Tickets are $5 when bought at the LaFortune Box Office, and $7 at the door. Food will be served after the show!
Saturday, March 19; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Washington Hall

Pi Day 5K Call for Volunteers
Volunteers will receive a free volunteer T-shirt that they need to wear during the Pi Day 5K event.
Volunteer  for race prep on Saturday and/or Sunday, March 19-20

Pi Day 5K
The Society of Schmitt Fellows is holding a 5K race to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County. Sign up by Thursday, March 10, to be guaranteed a T-shirt! $25.
Sunday, March 20; 1 to 5 p.m. Additional events will be inside McCourtney Hall.
Sunday, March 20; 1 p.m. STEM Demos and Pi Reciting Competition will start.
Sunday, March 20; 3:14 p.m. 5K Race with the start/finish line outside McCourtney Hall.

EAP Workshop: “Moves in Writing”
Demystify the skills and strategies of academic writing. This workshop aims to discuss rhetorical moves — the way arguments persuade the audience using evidence across disciplines. Whether argumentative essays or research articles, in order to excel in a scholarly publishing career, participants will discuss a functional approach to engaging writing.
Thursday, March 24; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Conference — “1,000 Years of Ice and Fire: Ecological Collapse and Migration from Vinland to the Anthropocene”
The conference brings together key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances and critical flashpoints that might help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration and literary production. Free for Notre Dame faculty and students; $20 for non-Notre Dame students; $40 for non-Notre Dame faculty.
Keynote lecture by Dipesh Chakrabarty (open to the public): Thursday, March 24; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, McKenna Hall
Friday, March 25; 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. all panels are in Room 205-207, McKenna Hall

An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
New York Times bestselling author and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak on campus. Presented by the Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is free, but ticketed.
Friday, March 25; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Call for Posters: ND Energy Research Symposium
An important component of ND Energy’s research symposium on March 31 is the poster session, featuring presentations on a broad range of important topics related to energy. Postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract of 500 words or fewer by Monday, March 21, to present a research poster.
Thursday, March 31; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Rooms 205-207, McKenna Hall

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 the McKenna Conference Center
Friday, April 8; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Data Carpentry: Introduction to R
Data Carpentry aims to teach researchers basic concepts, skills and tools for working with data to help improve efficiency. This two-day workshop is intended for those interested in working with social sciences data in “R.”
Part 1: Thursday, March 10; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom
Part 2: Friday, March 11; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Creating Your Professional Website with WordPress
Learn how to design and build your own website using WordPress.
Friday, March 11; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Research Opportunity:

Take Part in Research on Packing for COVID-19 Quarantine
Take a survey from the sociology department on what students brought with them into University quarantine and isolation. Surveys should take around 10 minutes, and each participant will be entered to win one of two $100 awards. For questions email Survey closes Saturday, March 12.

Health and Recreation

Register for Beginner Tennis or Beginner Squash
Time to up your racquet sport game or learn to dance with one of RecSports’ spring instructional series! Registration is open via RecRegister.  

UCC Workshops and Support Spaces
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed or lonely? Want a space to discuss topics relating to mental health and learn coping skills? This semester, try out any of the many workshops and support spaces offered by the University Counseling Center in Saint Liam Hall. For details about each of the workshops, check out the UCC website.

UCC’s “Let’s Talk” is Back!
Let’s Talk is designed to serve the needs of students through a brief consultation. Ideally these consultations will last approximately 15-20 minutes and are open to all current Notre Dame students. Let’s Talk is a free and confidential program and there are no appointments scheduled.

Lectures and Presentations

Time-Out for Tech Series: “Polls, Quizzes and Whiteboards in Zoom”
Many Zoom features have changed. They are even more robust and can help make your meetings and classes even more effective. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, March 8; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Parking Services Office Closed Monday, March 7
The Parking Services Office will be closed Monday, March 7, for a full day of staff training. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 8.

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Copies of Student Work is Saved to Your Canvas Account
Imagine having copies of all the great work you submitted to Canvas this semester saved in one convenient place. Canvas does that! Saved content includes profile pictures, uploaded assignment submissions and other files uploaded for course work.

Also This Week ...

Bookstore Transition Reminders
During spring break, Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13:

  • Barnes & Noble College takes over management of bookstores.
  • Hammes bookstores will be closed.
  • Tech Hub at the campus bookstore will also be closed.

In the meantime …

  • Place orders for textbook/course materials online through Sunday, March 13. 

Materials will be shipped or available starting Monday, March 14.