TheWeek@ND Student Edition (May 9)


For the Week of May 9

Arts and Performances


Art and Design (BFA/BA Honors) Thesis Exhibition
This annual exhibition consists of the culminating thesis projects created by the students graduating with a BFA or B.A. honors​ degree from the Department of Art, Art History and Design. The show will run through May 15.
Mondays through Fridays, April 11-May 13; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall
Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Michiana Jewish Film Festival
The Michiana Jewish Film Festival returns to in-person screenings at the Browning Cinema May 9 to 12. Virtual screenings are also available for on-demand viewing from May 15 to 19. View the film schedule at Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Beginning Monday, May 9; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Automat” (2021)
This documentary recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served affordable-priced quality food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. Director Lisa Hurwitz is scheduled to appear via Zoom after the in-person screening. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Monday, May 9; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Persian Lessons” (2020)
A young Jewish Belgian man is arrested in 1942 by the SS and sent to a concentration camp in Germany where he avoids execution by telling the guards that he is Iranian. Subsequently, he is tasked with teaching the officer in charge of the camp’s kitchen how to speak a language he doesn’t know. One false move could expose the truth. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Tuesday, May 10; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Wet Dog” (2021)
A Jewish Iranian teen, eager to fit in, joins a gang of Muslim miscreants. When his new friends decide to raid his parents’ jewelry store, he decides to embrace his heritage instead of hiding it. The film “Wet Dog” raises questions of cultural diversity, religious identity and how they intersect with friendship. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Wednesday, May 11; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“A Tree of Life” (2021)
“A Tree of Life” creates a deeply personal portrait of the survivors, victims and victims’ family members of the Pittsburgh Synagogue attack and brings into sharp focus the hate-based crisis that threatens our collective safety and democracy. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, May 12; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Merrimans’ Playhouse @ the Snite Museum: Merrimans’ Playhouse Players
Spend an evening grooving to jazz. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and settle in for some great music. A cash bar will be available. The Merrimans’ Playhouse Players features local musicians Stephen Merriman, Mary Merriman, Jeff Miller, Don Lerman, Stefan Hess and Todd Neuenschwander.
Thursday, May 12; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Loretto and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard, Snite Museum of Art

ND Band Commencement Concert
Join the Notre Dame Concert Band for its commencement concert where it performs traditional band music, marches, Irish classics, jazz medleys and Notre Dame favorites. Family friendly, all ages are welcome. Free but ticketed.
Friday, May 13; 4 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Last Call — Apply for a Notre Dame Library Research Award by May 10
Are you an undergrad who uses library resources for your research projects or class assignments? Tell us how in a brief essay and apply for a Library Research Award. Essay submissions must describe assignments and projects completed in summer 2021, fall 2021 or spring 2022. Learn more about the award at

Deadlines or Registrations

Application Deadline: Graduate Summer Institute for Engaged Research and Teaching
The Center for Social Concerns’ inaugural graduate summer institute is designed for graduate students in all fields interested in applying disciplinary interests to real-world problems. The institute will explore best practices in the fields of community engagement and public scholarship. The three-day institute runs Tuesday, May 31, through Thursday, June 2. Registration closes Thursday, May 12. 

ND Learning | Kaneb Center Summer Reading Groups
The Kaneb Center purchases books on teaching and learning in higher education for small, informal reading groups. This program is available to Notre Dame instructors including faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Sign up by the Friday, May 20, deadline as an individual or as a group and the Kaneb Center will purchase and distribute the books. Review the flyer.

Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Volunteers Needed
The 49th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition is seeking volunteers to help during the weekend of Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and O’Neill Hall of Music. Musical experience is not necessary, but volunteers must be fully vaccinated and boosted. For more info, please contact Miki Strabley at  

Summer Online Courses
Want to make the most of your summer? With more than 50 for-credit online courses to choose from, Notre Dame’s Summer Online program has what you need to get ahead or back on track from wherever you are this summer. New courses for summer 2022 include “Crypto, Blockchain and NFTS,” “Beginning French 1” and “Why Business?” Graduate students, use your summer tuition scholarship toward the online offerings! Apply at

Adult Draft Hockey League
The Compton Family Ice Arena has Adult Draft Hockey League up and running again! Join the 21+ adult hockey league, get drafted by a captain and play a session of fun hockey. It’s a great workout, plus there are B and C league teams available. $160.
Draft skates: Thursdays, June 2 and 9, in Compton Family Ice Arena
League dates: Thursdays, June 30 through Aug. 18; 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Lectures and Presentations

Interdisciplinary Colloquium: “The Toumba Building at Lefkandi, Preliminary Results of a New Architectural Analysis”
This colloquium is presented by the School of Architecture and College of Engineering, in partnership with New Mexico State University and the University of Illinois. A team of architectural historians, civil engineers and aerospace engineers has reassessed the structural feasibility of Coulton’s peripteral reconstruction. 
Monday, May 9; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall (Room 113), Walsh Family Hall of Architecture

Virtual Panel on the Future of East European Studies
In the midst of the chaos and heartbreaking human suffering, this panel of experts from Notre Dame and Ukraine will focus on the challenges that now face the field of East European studies, with respect to Ukrainian and Russian studies in particular. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
Tuesday, May 10; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via livestream

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Construction Begins May 9 on the Hesburgh Library’s Holtz Family Grand Reading Room
Preparation and active construction will begin in the southwest section of the first and second floors: Furniture will be removed; barrier walls will be erected and will remain in place through July 2023; select user seats and Seminar Room 201C will remain accessible in the second-floor southwest corner. See the full REN-ALERT.

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

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.

Canvas Tip: Getting Ready to Graduate?
You can download all Canvas assignment submissions and other files you’ve uploaded to Canvas from one location.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Summer Hours
The Hesburgh Library began summer hours on Friday, May 6.
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
∙ Mondays to Fridays, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
∙ Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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