TheWeek@ND Student Edition (May 3)


For the Week of May 3

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a meditative look at Mario Martinez’s “Ceremonial Landscapes,” using tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art. Register via this link.
Tuesday, May 4; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Cocktail with a Curator
Join the Snite Museum of Art for this program that toasts amazing works of art with deliciously themed cocktail recipes created by Rohr’s bartenders. This month, spend time with David Acton, the Milly and Fritz Kaeser Curator of Photographs, looking closely at the albumen print “Oscar Wilde” by Napoleon Sarony. Register here.
Thursday, May 6; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom


A Festival of Short Videos — Final Class Presentation of “Creating Theatre and Film as Social Action”
A festival of short videos by students taught by Anton Juan, a professor in Film, Television and Theatre. What do we memorialize? From forgotten objects, textual and visual narratives evolve into histories and ideologemes that tell us and the world to remember.
Tuesday, May 4; 7:30 p.m. via YouTube


Marian Vespers with Organ
The Magnificat Choir will chant this beautiful evening prayer. Organist Benton Schmidt, will play music by Marcel Dupré and Matthias Weckmann written specifically for this liturgy.
Tuesday, May 4; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Listen to live student performances.

Thursday, May 6; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Lakeside Music Festival
Lakeside Music Festival is one of Carroll Hall’s signature events. It brings together musicians from the campus community to perform live on Carroll’s lawn. This year it will be on South Quad due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Friday, May 7; 4 to 8 p.m. on South Quad

Notre Dame Chorale Spring Concert
The Chorale will sing music by Dvorak, Mozart, Schubert and Handel, in addition to traditional and contemporary Filipino songs and beloved Notre Dame school songs. The free concert is open to the Notre Dame community.
Saturday, May 8; 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Irish Green (outside, south of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center)

Educational and Research Opportunities

Meruelo Family Center for Career Development:

Leveraging LinkedIn
Learn how to develop and refine a LinkedIn profile. Use your laptop during the session to work on your profile with the facilitator.
Monday, May 3; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Summer Plans: Tools for Finding a Summer Experience
Learn about resources, tips and tricks to help you find a valuable summer experience.
Tuesday, May 4; 4 to 5 p.m. in virtually

Networking: Not as Scary as it Seems
Explore the power of networking and building your social capital. We will talk about tips on how to identify and reach out to people, what to say, the cadence of communication, and the questions to ask.
Wednesday, May 5; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually 

Intro to Investment Banking for Freshmen
This is an interactive learning lab in which assistant director Bob Rischard and Wall Street Club officers will give an elementary overview of types of careers in financial services. Discussion will include qualifications, roles, lifestyle, geographic viability, etc.
Wednesday, May 5; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 512, Duncan Student Center

Writing an Effective Resume
Learn the basic principles of how to create a professional resume. Use your laptop to begin creating your resume during the session.
Friday, May 7; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Job Search for Seniors
This workshop will be focused on job search strategies and resources for graduating seniors.
Friday, May 7; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Research Opportunities:

Survey on Assessing Success
Take a short 10-minute survey on how success is assessed and get a chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. Must have email to participate. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology.
This is a two-week long survey beginning Monday, May 3; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. online

Follow-up Digital Terms Survey — Participate in Research for Another Chance to Win $50
Hesburgh Libraries is continuing its study about the terms used to describe its content. All students are welcome to participate in a new 15-minute survey for a chance to win one of three $50 cash prizes, regardless of participation in the first survey. Contact Anna Martinez-Montavon,, with questions.
Online survey opens 5 a.m. Monday, May 3, and closes 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12

Practice Statistics and Earn $20
Undergraduates, take a break from studying and participate in research focused on how different test formats influence test-takers’ experience and performance. This URL will take you to a pre-screening form. If you complete it and are eligible, a researcher will contact you. You will earn $20 as compensation for participating. 

Health and Recreation

McWell Reflection Challenge
Pausing to reflect on the past can contextualize experiences and offer insights. To participate, text “@reflectND” to 81010 by Wednesday, May 5, and you’ll receive two texts per day with reflection prompts. Every answered prompt earns an entry into a drawing for a McWell prize pack. Email with questions.
Thursday, May 6 through Monday, May 10 virtually

Glow Disc Golf
This is the first glow-in-the-dark disc golf tournament on campus. You and friends may navigate the nine-hole disc course with only the glow of your discs and the baskets. Pre-registration for your time slot is required.
Thursday, May 6; 8 p.m. to midnight on West Quad Fields

kiND Club Stress Relief
Need a quick and fun stress reliever before finals? Check out the kiND Club’s booth to grab frisbees, mini footballs and snacks/drinks to relax and enjoy with your friends.
Friday, May 7; 2 to 5 p.m. outside O’Shaughnessy Hall

Start your morning off with an outdoor progressive boot camp workout. Join RecSports and the Snite Museum of Art at the northeast corner of the park (the area closest to the Compton Family Ice Arena) to get sweaty while inspired by works in the park. Registration is required via RecSports.
Saturday, May 8; 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar — “Transnational Chinese Theatres and People’s Theatre Networks in East Asia”
Rossella Ferrari, a professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Vienna, will introduce the notion of transnational Chinese theatres as a practice and method of intercultural performance collaboration constituted by mobile networks of relations. Moderated by Anton Juan and Tarryn Chun, professor in Film, Television and Theatre.
Monday, May 3; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar — “The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World”
When violent conflicts break out, conventional peacebuilding often relies on top-down policies — an inherently flawed approach. What can policymakers learn from people who are most affected by violence? The webinar features Séverine Autesserre, award-winning researcher and peacebuilder, and scholars from the Kroc Institute of International Studies.
Monday, May 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence: Taking a Stand”
Incidents of hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans have risen sharply. Judge Pamela K. Chen of the Eastern District of New York and Chris Kwok and Karen King of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, will discuss recent reports and measures to combat anti-Asian violence.
Monday, May 3; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “Performing an Experiment in Civic Hope: Building Partnerships Across the Sciences and the Arts to Pursue Community Wellbeing”
The coronavirus pandemic exploited existing economic and health disparities, lack of trust in institutions, political polarization and failures in communication and outreach. As we prepare to move forward, what can the arts and sciences do together to work towards building better public health and wellbeing in our community?
Monday, May 3; 5:30 to 7 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion — “Unmasking the Economy of Brazil: Challenges and Comparative Advantages after COVID-19”
Brazil is among the countries that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Panelists will present some of the economic effects of this dramatic health crisis and discuss examples of policies that could alleviate the negative effects but also leverage the hidden potentials of the Brazilian economy.
Tuesday, May 4; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Another Lecture on Lockdowns: “Enclosure and Domestic Violence in María de Zayas’s ‘Innocence Punished’ (1647)”
Nanovic Graduate Fellow Valeria Mora-Hernández is a doctoral candidate in Spanish. Her dissertation focuses on the connections between violence and the process of constructing self-identity in texts by authors such as Cervantes, Zayas and Quevedo. Her research seeks to understand violence in contemporary Spain through the representations of violence and identity in Early Modern Spanish Literature. Registration is required.
Tuesday, May 4; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom  

Talk — “The Problem of Alliance Abandonment in Postwar US Foreign Policy”
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, a professor of political science at Tufts University, will offer this talk. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theories, the grand strategies of the great powers, U.S. foreign policy, intelligence, cybersecurity and policy.
Tuesday, May 4; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

Talk — “Retail Market Making”
Quant Club hosts a talk by Adam Fox, a quantitative strategist at Virtu — one of the biggest retail market makers in the world. Virtu is involved in “payment for order flow” which was associated with the meme stock uprising by Robinhood investors. Fox will talk about recent market events and retail market making.
Tuesday, May 4; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting — Change Management Community of Practice: Barrier Point: Applying ADKAR to Projects
Successful organizational change hinges on how well individuals adapt to change. Attend this virtual meeting that focuses on using the concept of a barrier point (what holds people back from changing) with the ADKAR Model. Attendees will learn what a barrier point is, how to determine it and how to apply it when managing change. New participants must RSVP by noon, Tuesday, May 4. A calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Wednesday, May 5; 1 to 2 p.m.  

Keynote Address — “Northern Ireland and Colombian Peace Accords: Insights on Negotiations, Design and Implementation for Sustainable Peacebuilding”
This talk features Eamon Gilmore, special representative for human rights and the special envoy for the peace process in Colombia for the European Union. Gilmore will examine the status of the Irish and Colombian peacebuilding processes and explore options for overcoming threats to peace implementation.
Thursday, May 6; 9 to 10:30 a.m. virtually

Panel Discussion — “The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos”
Join Mary Eberstadt of the Catholic Information Center and the Faith and Reason Institute, V. Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion and Public Life at Notre Dame, and R. R. Reno of First Things for a conversation with author Sohrab Ahmari of The New York Post and Carter Snead, director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. Registration required.
Thursday, May 6; 4 to 5:15 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “Student Activism and Racial Justice”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to more deeply understand racial justice. This week, four Notre Dame students and alumni will come together to discuss how racial justice can be addressed through student activism. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, May 7; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — Labor Café: The Paid Leave Priority
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics. All people are welcome and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, May 7; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Webinar — “ASEAN Law and Regional Integration in Southeast Asia: Challenges to Rule of Law”
Diane Desierto, professor of law and global affairs with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and David Cohen, the WSD Handa Professor of Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University, will discuss their book “ASEAN Law and Regional Integration: Governance and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia’s Single Market” and lend insights into Southeast Asia’s ongoing development, human rights, democratization, regional security and rule of law challenges. Featuring Kevin YL Tan, National University of Singapore.
Friday, May 7; 8 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

English Language Table
Practice English with both native and non-native speakers and make some new friends in the process. Join the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures for the last English table of the semester.
Friday, May 7; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Also this Week ...

Pottery Sale
The semi-annual pottery sale is back after a year-long hiatus. Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces made by Department of Art, Art History and Design faculty and students.  
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 4 to 6; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside Riley Hall of Art (facing South Quad)

Graduates: Don’t Lose Access to Your ND Files After You Graduate
Your Notre Dame NetID will be deactivated 60 days after you graduate. Be sure to transfer the files and other resources you want to keep from your Notre Dame account to a personal account. This includes your data in Google Drive, Gmail, Adobe and others, and must be completed before your account is disabled.