TheWeek@ND Student Edition (March 8)


For the Week of March 8

Arts and Performances


“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004)
ND students are invited to watch this 2004 film starring Kate Winslet and Jim Carey. Mobile tickets can be reserved online beginning one hour prior to the film’s start. Limited seating available. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, March 11; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2020)
Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session. Reserve mobile tickets online beginning one hour prior to the film’s start. Limited seating available. Free but ticketed.
Friday, March 12; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 12; 7:30 p.m.


Slow Look
Need a break? Take a slow look at Eugène Boudin’s “Le Port de Camaret” and use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand the painting.
Tuesday, March 9; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


WSND Radio Interview with André Rieu
Dutch classical music icon and international sensation André Rieu sits down for an extended interview with Eoghan Fay, classical music director on WSND FM 88.9 and Listen for free at
Thursday, March 11; 9 to 11 a.m. at 

Talk and Concert — “For Such a Time as This: Musical Gifts from Latin America to the U.S. Church”
This talk and concert will introduce Latin American religious music of the past 40 years, in English translation. These songs continue to speak to Latin Americans today and have much to offer people of faith in reflecting on current North American realities.
Thursday, March 11; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

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.

Institute for Precision Health Summer Fellowship
Now accepting applications for two summer graduate fellowships for 2021: the Leiva Graduate Fellowship in Precision Medicine and the O’Brien Family Endowment for Excellence Fellowship. Every application will automatically be considered for both fellowships. The application deadline is Monday, April 12.

Deadlines or Registrations

Naughton Fellowship Masters Deadline
Notre Dame undergraduates who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Ireland may apply for a Naughton Fellowship to study at one of five Irish universities. Successful Naughton Fellows will receive a full tuition waiver to their university of choice, along with a $20,000 stipend for living expenses.
Deadline of Sunday, March 14; 11:59 p.m.

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 talk about 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

Hesburgh Libraries Hackathon
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 to develop technology ideas that discover, visualize or create connections among people, ideas, data and more. Learn more at
Friday, April 16; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries:

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Wednesday, March 10; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Network Analysis for the Curious Humanist: Intro to Palladio
Learn how to turn well-formatted spreadsheets into network graphs and practice using the basic features of Palladio.
Wednesday, March 10; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, March 11; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom


Effective Student Engagement in Lab Courses
This workshop will focus on how to engage students in a laboratory class as an instructor or as a TA. We will explore 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 

EAP Workshop: “Using Intonation in American English Pronunciation”
The pronunciation of American English has its own unique patterns of stress, intonation and rhythm. This workshop focuses on how intonation is used in phrases and sentences in American English and will include some time for practice. Participants will receive resources to help them learn and practice on their own as well.
Friday, March 12; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom


Meruelo Family Center for Career Development

Spring Consulting Week
Spring Consulting Week is an amazing opportunity for students at Notre Dame to learn more about what a career in consulting entails, network with 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

Office Hours
Fifteen-minute sessions with career counselor Bailey Bushman or experienced Consulting Connect students will help with resumes, prep for interviews (separate from case prep) and answer questions about recruiting.
Monday, March 8; 9 to 11 a.m. virtually
Tuesday, March 9; 9 a.m.
Wednesday, March 10; 9 a.m.

Consulting 101
Join Consulting Connect for a dual session to give you a better understanding of what consulting looks like for interns and full-time candidates and what to expect from fall recruiting both on- and off-campus.
Monday, March 8; 6 to 7 p.m. virtually
Management Consulted Boot Camp
Notre Dame is excited to announce an exclusive opportunity with Management Consulted. If you haven’t heard, Management Consulted is the world’s largest resource for consulting jobs and prep.
Tuesday, March 9; 4 to 8 p.m. virtually

Consulting Connect Strategy Roundtable
Engage in the practice of consulting at a strategic level. You’ll take a look at specific businesses and unpack the strategy of their work through the lens of a consultant. You’ll be led by actual consultants at top strategy firms in this process as you interact with actual case studies of consulting.
Wednesday, March 10; 1 to 3 p.m. virtually

Fireside Chat — Discerning Consulting as a Career Path
Are you curious about consulting, but don’t know if it’s the right fit for you? Hear from the Consulting Connect leadership team members about their journeys into consulting. You’ll hear about how others have discerned consulting among a variety of career paths and opportunities post-graduation from Notre Dame.
Wednesday, March 10; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Peer Panel and Mixer
Students interested in consulting are welcome to join Consulting Connect for a panel and mixer event focused on the “what” and “how” of recruiting. The event will begin with a panel of seniors entering consulting following graduation and a discussion of their paths to the offer.
Wednesday, March 10; 6:30 to 8 p.m. virtually

First-Year and Sophomore Forum
This event is a great opportunity for first-year students to learn about consulting direct from the source! By speaking with the representatives following the panel, you’ll be more likely to hear about additional ways to connect with the firms following Spring Consulting Week.
Thursday, March 11; noon to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Junior Internship Panel and Kick-Off
This panel discussion with four or five consulting firm representatives will focus primarily on the steps to successfully pursue consulting. Panelists will be asked to share tips and tricks of being successful in their consulting careers, definitions of commonly used jargon and suggestions for entry into the industry.
Thursday, March 11; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually

Big 4 Consulting During COVID Panel Discussion
How has the coronavirus impacted the day-to-day operations for consultants? Hear from Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC on how the coronavirus has affected consulting work the past several months — from client projects, workload expectations, traveling to clients for projects and conducting virtual client meetings.
Thursday, March 11; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually 

Faith and Service

Better Together ND Spring Launch
Better Together ND is a relational interfaith leadership development program open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in interfaith cooperation, developing leadership skills and learning together. Participants come from diverse religious and non-religious identities working toward the common good. Sign up online to join this spring.

CVN VolunteerFest: Postgraduate Service Fair
Considering service after graduation? The VolunteerFest hosted by Catholic Volunteer Network is a week-long opportunity to meet one-on-one with people from 60 faith-based service organizations and join topic-based conversations with other people exploring postgrad service. ND, SMC and HCC students can register for free.
Monday through Friday, March 8-12; 8 p.m. to midnight virtually

Health and Recreation

Notre Dame Health and Wellness Survey
Notre Dame is participating in the National College Health Assessment, a tool developed to measure health behaviors of college students across the United States. Please follow the link in your inbox to complete the confidential survey from March 7-23 for your chance to win $50-$300 Domer Dollars. Contact with questions. 

Yoga in Italian
This is a unique opportunity to stretch and relax while being immersed in another language. Bring a mat, one or two blocks (or books of the same size), a strap and a sweatshirt or blanket. Knowledge of Italian is not necessary.
Friday, March 12; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

WIS Week 21
Visit for the full agenda and the link to register.
WIS, NDIGI’s signature event and Notre Dame’s Professional Investing Summit, cultivates a forum to showcase female investors and in doing so embraces Mendoza’s broader mission — to grow the good in business. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.
Monday, March 8; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, March 9; 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 11; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 12; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Discussion: “Placing Your Research in Top Journals”
Part of the series “The State of Science: Conversations With Holden Thorp,” this session will feature Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, and Jake Yeston, Science’s editor for physical sciences research, in conversation with Jessica Payne, associate professor of psychology at ND.
Free and no registration required.
Monday, March 8; 6 to 7 p.m. online

Discussion: “Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Moralization of Commerce and the Price of Citizenship”
This discussion will be led by James Fleming, the Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law.
Tuesday, March 9; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “What are the Deeper Causes of the Worldwide Rise of Populists?”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Vittorio G. Hösle, the Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, and concurrent professor of philosophy and political science, addresses the disturbing trend of populism and what lies below the surface.
Free and open to all. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 9; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Inspiring Conversation: “Inspiring Girls to Achieve”
Juliana Otieno, M.D., senior lecturer at Uzima University Medical School and founder of Rusalia Resource Foundation, will discuss how her experience as a doctor in Kenya led her to create a foundation that encourages young girls to achieve their dreams.
Tuesday, March 9; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

CSLC Ed Talk: A Conversation About Conversations with Monica Jancha
A talk about language learning conversations! Monica Jancha will share her experiences in setting up her TalkAbroad program for her students, her collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana and how using the language they are learning with native speakers helps her students build the confidence they need to round out their education.
Tuesday, March 9; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “From Margin to Center: The Abstracting of Photography”
Presented by Lyle Rexer, a New York–based writer, curator and art critic. Rexer is currently on the faculty at the School of the Visual Arts in New York and a contributor to Photograph magazine. He has written for Art in America, Aperture and Modern Painters. Please contact for the Zoom link.
Tuesday, March 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

Global Health Colloquium: “Chemical Probes for the Hippo Pathway TEAD-YAP Transcriptional Complex”
Samy Meroueh, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at IU School of Medicine, will discuss using small molecules to fight cancer. Learn more and obtain the Zoom link at the Eck Institute for Global Health website.
Wednesday, March 10; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “The Issue of Value in Urban Development: The empiric argument for the urban experience”
Joe Minicozzi is an urban designer who founded the consulting firm Urban3 to help communities understand the economic potency of urbanism and well-designed cities. This thought-provoking presentation will provide tools and data to support community resilience from an economic, equity, design and planning perspective. Registration required.
Wednesday, March 10; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Inti Raymi Celebration
Throughout the year, indigenous people have different celebrations, giving thanks to mother earth (Pachamama) because she feeds us and the sun makes it possible. That is why one of the biggest celebrations is Inti Raymi (Sun’s Fest), giving thanks for the harvest. CSLC Kichwa FLTA, Laura Carvajal, leads this discussion.
Wednesday, March 10; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Nanovic Summer Grants: Proposal Writing Workshop
If you are applying for a Nanovic grant this summer, you don’t want to miss this workshop! Learn how to write a successful research or internship grant proposal and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Free and open to all interested ND undergraduate students.
Wednesday, March 10; 7 to 7:45 p.m. via Zoom

Information Session: Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (PSIM)
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. Info sessions will include a brief presentation and overview of the minor followed by an opportunity for questions.
Wednesday, March 10; 7:30 to 8 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Coronavirus and the Constitution”
Jeremy Bailey, professor of political science at the University of Houston. His research interests include executive power, constitutionalism and American political thought and development. Presented by Constitutional Studies.
Thursday, March 11; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Accelerating Carbon Neutrality: Mobility, Buildings, Food and Emerging Technologies”
Join ND Energy for a distinguished lecture featuring Gregory Keoleian, the Wege Endowed Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, who will share key research findings to inform future carbon neutrality research, technology development, consumer choices and policy. Registration required.
Thursday, March 11; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series: Labor Activist Ai-jen Poo in Conversation with Provost Marie Lynn Miranda
Labor organizer and social justice activist Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and CEO of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, is the inaugural guest for the Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Provost Marie Lynn Miranda will moderate.
Thursday, March 11; 7 to 8 p.m. via livestream at

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Disinformation and Democracy”
Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will present this lecture that is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Register to receive the Zoom link.
Friday, March 12; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Anti-Racist Theatre: Webinar with Recent ND Alumni
Six recent alumni offer insights for creating anti-racist theater. In conversation with faculty member Siiri Scott, panelists will discuss their lives as BIPOC artists after ND, consider how their ND experience affected their launch into the profession and offer advice to current BIPOC students. Visit for more info and livestream link.
Friday, March 12; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Implicit Bias”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, Dolly Chugh, from New York University, explores the complexities of racial bias. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, March 12; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar — “Winter Soldiers for Peace and Social Justice: Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Today”
Speakers include former Vietnam Veterans Against the War leaders, war resisters from the Vietnam and Iraq wars, documentary filmmakers, and National Guard members opposing deployment against Black Lives Matter protests. Co-sponsored by the Keough School of Global Affairs, Veterans for Peace, the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee and About Face.
Friday, March 12; 4 to 6 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion: “The COVID Vaccine: Good Science and Science for the Human Good”
The Notre Dame Office of Life & Human Dignity and the Science & Religion Initiative at the McGrath Institute for Church Life will host a free panel discussion addressing the science of vaccines and the ethical implications of the COVID-19 vaccine in light of our shared responsibility for the common good of our community.
Saturday, March 13; 3 to 4 p.m. at

Social Gatherings

International Women’s Day Card Signing
Celebrate International Women’s Day by joining the Gender Relations Center and creating a custom card to send to the women in your life. 
Monday, March 8; noon to 2 p.m. in the lobby, Duncan Student Center

Women’s HERstory Month Trivia and Paint Night
Join the GRC for a fun night of trivia and paint-by-numbers. Please register at to claim your spot by the Thursday, March 11 deadline.
Friday, March 12; 8 to 11 p.m. at Midfield Commons, Duncan Student Center

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 13, through 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Check here for major services that will be unavailable and those not affected.

Also This Week …

Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair
Students can meet with University partners and local property managers. Student should pre-register and join at
Thursday, March 11; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. virtually

NEW: Hesburgh Library Study Spaces Page
Do you wonder what types of study spaces are available at Hesburgh Library? Check out our new Study Spaces page at You can filter by features, capacity or noise level. If you find a favorite study space, you can see if it’s reservable. Learn more about reservable seats and computer stations at Reserve a Seat.

2020 Student Campus Climate Survey Results Available
The fall 2020 and fifth University climate survey assessed the knowledge, perceptions and experience of Notre Dame students in relation to sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, stalking and other conduct that creates a sexually hostile environment. View the survey results here. For questions about the results, please contact the Deputy Title IX coordinator at