The NBC broadcast of Saturday’s football game inevitably scanned the familiar image of the Hesburgh Library’s iconic “touchdown Jesus” mural, but this building has offered the Notre Dame community much more than a picturesque backdrop over the past 50 years. The University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hesburgh Library throughout the 2013-2014 academic year, and this celebration began with a kick-off event in the Library’s main concourse on Friday. University Librarian Diane Parr Walker said an important goal of the year-long 50th anniversary celebration is to reconnect with both University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh’s initial vision for the Library and the meaning of the famous “Word of Life” mural. Walker said when Hesburgh was initially planning the Library, which was the Memorial Library from its founding in 1963 until it was renamed the Theodore Hesburgh Library in 1987, he insisted that it be big enough to hold at least three million volumes. She said the Hesburgh Library now holds four million volumes, but Hesburgh’s demand was ambitious because the University collection was only a quarter million volumes at the time. “It was a really grand vision for the time, when this was still just a small liberal arts college,” she said. In an interview with author Bill Schmitt for the book, “Words of Life: Celebrating 50 Years of Hesburgh Library’s Message, Mural, and Meaning,” Hesburgh said his vision for the Library was one of making Notre Dame intellectually vibrant so that it may serve the world. “I wanted in 1963, and still desire today, for the Memorial Library literally to stand for the future of Notre Dame as a place of unmatched intellectual achievement, free inquiry and providential contributions to mankind,” Hesburgh said. “Let the Library be a place on this campus where that hunger for truth will keep getting stronger, supporting freedom and justice around the world, inspiring excellence and prodding us to bigger dreams.” Walker said reconnecting with the meaning of the mural is also important because people recognize it, but few realize its purpose or recognize it’s the library. She said the “Word of Life” mural is also about handing down knowledge. “We like that, in addition to Christ the teacher, [the mural] depicts scholars and thinkers and the transmission of knowledge across time and space,” she said. “The mission of the Library we’re honoring is to connect people with knowledge across time and space.” Opening celebration Friday’s event featured free commemorative bead necklaces, a giant “birthday” card, the opportunity to praise the Library in a video message, a book signing by Schmitt, live music from the Oblates of Blues and short speeches by Walker, Provost Tom Burish and University President Fr. John Jenkins. Au Bon Pain provided free cookies, cupcakes and bottled water as well. Walker said the 50th anniversary is an “important milestone” and a chance to reflect on Hesburgh’s desire for Notre Dame to have “the best Catholic university library in the world.” She said it is important to consider how far the Library has come. She said what was once a physical card catalog is now fully digital and what was once a small private collections is now a large and diverse collection accessible to academics worldwide. “Scholars from around the world can benefit from our unique treasures without leaving the comfort of their own offices,” she said. Next to speak, University Provost Tom Burish said he spent a good deal of time in the library as an undergraduate at Notre Dame and even carved his name into a library desk while studying for his final psychology exam at the University. Burish said the celebration was about thanking Hesburgh and remembering the past, but also about committing to prepare the Library for the next 50 years. “We’re not only here to remember the past,” Burish said. “We’re here to talk about the library of the 21st century and to commit on this 50th anniversary to create that library right here.” The success of this commitment will be determined by the experiences of students and faculty 50 years from now, he said. “I hope that a student in 2073 that decides to carve, or lase, their name into a desk finds that it is the same wonderful library it was for students and faculty before,” Burish said. University President Fr. John Jenkins, following Burish, said the purpose of the day’s event was to simultaneously celebrate the past and future of the Hesburgh Library. “We honor a great, great past and a great, great vision, but we also celebrate a great, great future,” Jenkins said. “A crossroads of the campus” Bill Schmitt signed copies of his book “Words of Life: Celebrating 50 Years of the Hesburgh Library’s Message, Mural, and Meaning” during the event on Friday. Schmitt said he wrote the book as a means of commemorating the Library’s anniversary and what the anniversary means for the University. “The goal of the book is to celebrate Notre Dame through the celebration of the building and its history as well as its future,” he said. “It’s a reminder that libraries are about people as much as they are about books and information in general.” Schmitt said the idea for the book came from the Office of the University Librarian and other University administrators. “They realized what a lot of people don’t realize: There are a lot of stories that are representative of Notre Dame in the Library’s history,” he said. “The Library tells a lot of those stories not just as a building but as a crossroads of the campus.” Planning for the future Walker said the library opened in Sept. 1963 and the “Word of Life” mural, also known as “touchdown Jesus,” was finished and the Library dedicated in May 1964. She said these two important dates will book-end the academic year as well as the 50th anniversary celebration. Walker said the 50th anniversary commemoration will also continue with academic lectures and other events throughout the year. This will include promotion of the new Center for Digital Scholarship, which opened on the first day of classes in August, she said. The Center is an example of the Library’s continuing efforts to meet the changing needs of faculty and students, which is one of the biggest achievements of the Library’s 50 years, she said. “Most significant is how the Library has evolved and adapted with the rise of digital information and technology,” Walker said. “I’m proud of how this Library has handled the change.” Walker said such advancements will continue so that the Library remains a place of inspiration for students and faculty. “[The Library] will continue to inspire intellectual inquiry and academic excellence for the next 50 years and beyond,” she said.
In Wednesday night’s Student Senate meeting, student body president Alex Coccia addressed the new student government sexual assault prevention campaign, “One Is Too Many.”“I’m very excited about it,” Coccia said. “[The program] will roll out next week, and training will begin soon. In total, we have 115 volunteers.”Volunteers for the campaign will speak to the dorms about ways to prevent sexual assault, forms of sexual assault, and resources available to students. Student body vice president Nancy Joyce spoke with hall rectors on Tuesday about the project, as well.During the meeting, dean of the College of Science Gregory Crawford gave updates on events in the college.“I like [to] come once a year to give you a little perspective on what’s going on in the college,” he said. “I think it’s pretty impressive what our students and faculty do.”Crawford spoke about enhancements to the research enterprise of the university, including raising more than $250 million in grants during the last three years, including a $23 million grant this year from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for research on malaria.Money was also allocated toward the hiring of additional science professors. During the last three years, the College of Science hired 43 new professors, increasing the faculty by about 25 percent. Crawford said the college plans to make 12 new hires before this May.Crawford said the college also plans to expand its horizons, building upon the current nuclear physics and stem cell research programs.Crawford said he also hopes to involve more undergraduate students in academic research.“In 2008, only 18 percent of undergraduates in the college of science were participating in research. By 2013, it was 58 percent,” Crawford said, adding that, 100 percent undergraduate participation is ultimately his goal.The college also plans to make changes to the biology curriculum, to be put into effect in the next few years. Crawford said one change would be a move towards a “flipped classroom,” where lectures are condensed and put online before each class so that valuable class time with professors can be dedicated to examples and problem sets.On Wednesday night, the senate also passed a resolution, on behalf of the student body, congratulating the men’s soccer team on their championship title.Food Services additionally announced a coffee tasting on January 27-28 to help decide what brand of coffee will replace the current type served in dining halls and at all events catered by Food Services.Contact Margaret Hynds at firstname.lastname@example.orgTags: Senate, sexual assault
The Gender Relations Center (GRC) will host a drop-in discussion entitled “My Home Under the Dome” today from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in the Coalition Lounge in LaFortune Student Center. Assistant director for LGBTQ student concerns Maureen McKenney said this event aims to facilitate conversations about belonging and providing a safe space on campus.“My Home Under the Dome” is designed to help students, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, feel more comfortable at Notre Dame and realize they are also vital members of this campus, she said.“The drop-in discussion groups are particularly geared towards LGBTQ and ally students who are interested in engaging in conversations about ways in which LGBTQ and ally students find their place within our campus community,” McKenney said.The GRC website states the drop-in discussion will tackle reflective questions about how new relationships can be cultivated around campus and how students can find their place within the Notre Dame community.McKenney said the GRC hosts monthly drop-in discussion groups with Campus Ministry and the University Counseling Center. Although many discussions are aimed at LGBTQ students and allies, all members of the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross community are welcome, she said.“The discussions themselves are facilitated by staff members from Campus Ministry and UCC, but are truly driven by the students who attend,” McKenney said.“My Home Under the Dome” will provide the opportunity for students to open up during a casual dinner environment about their personal experiences at Notre Dame and any concerns they have had, she said.“The hope of our monthly drop-in discussion groups is to provide a more informal space for students to come together, break bread, and talk about different topics that impact them as LGBTQ and ally students here at Notre Dame,” she said. “While the specific topic changes month-to-month, it is important to provide a space where students are able to share their authentic selves and connect with one another in a genuine way.”McKenney said the GRC’s monthly discussion groups started last year when LGBTQ members and allies demonstrated interest in informal, noncommittal community events. She said these conversations offer a safe space and judgement-free zone for students to talk about issues relevant to them.“Ideally, LGBTQ and ally students who come to one of our drop-in discussion groups find a place where they can share a bit about themselves, meet some new people and connect with others who may have similar lived experiences, all while enjoying a good meal together,” McKenney said.McKenney said that the casual nature of a “drop-in” group leaves it up to the student to decide how long or how much of the conversation he or she would want to take part in.“Our drop-in discussion groups happen once a month throughout the academic year,” McKenney said. “Students should feel free to come for any portion of the event — the ability to stop by for 15 minutes, or stay for the full hour and a half, is one of the perks of a drop-in group.”For more information on this and other upcoming LGBTQ and ally events, contact Maureen McKenney at email@example.comTags: ally, campus community, GRC, LGBTQ, Notre Dame, UCC
The class of 2017 valedictorian, Caleb “C.J.” Pine, said growing up in Tianjin, China was what sparked his interest in culture and conflict.“Being an American who lived in China for 18 years, I was really interested in questions of culture and conflict and how I saw myself as a bridge who could get involved in cultural understanding,” Pine said.Pine, a Truman Scholar and a Gilman Scholar, is an Arabic and peace studies major with a minor in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE). Also a member of Notre Dame’s Glynn Family Honors Program and a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, Pine is graduating with a 3.92 cumulative GPA and will intern at the Bureau of International Organization Affairs within the State Department in Washington, D.C.Pine said one of the reasons he came to Notre Dame was because of the peace studies program. He said Arabic was something he started from scratch when he came to Notre Dame, but that his first exposure to Islam was when he moved to western China, where his dad was conducting research on the area’s Muslim community.“I was interested in just learning,” Pine said. “I started freshman year and had the chance to spend my summer in Jordan, and was able to study abroad in the Middle East, as well, and it kind of just developed from there.”Pine spent two semesters studying abroad during his time at Notre Dame. His first study abroad experience was at Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem during his spring 2015 semester, and his second experience was at Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Jordan during his spring 2016 semester.During his undergraduate career, Pine has focused on refugees and promoting interreligious dialogue. He completed an internship last summer at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, studying religious dynamics in Burma and working with religious communities in the U.S. to support refugee resettlement. While studying abroad in Jerusalem, Pine also volunteered his time to teach English at a Palestinian refugee camp.“My interest in working with refugees was definitely sparked by the fact that my freshman year and throughout all of college, the refugee crisis has been such a huge humanitarian crisis, and … our generation has come to adulthood with this going on in the world,” he said. “Given the fact that I was interested in culture and religion and conflict, I felt that this was a specific case that I wanted to dive into and to apply peace studies.”Pine organized Solidarity With Syria, a student advocacy group and awareness campaign with the goal of countering Islamophobia on campus. He also helped found Road to Mafraq, a nonprofit that seeks to increase access to education for children affected by violence in the Middle East, but focusing specifically on Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan.“When I decided to attend Notre Dame, I was excited about the mission statement — the idea that there’s this learning of service and justice,” Pine said. “There’s this sense of being very honored and blessed to represent the mission statement and the desire to live out that mission statement.”Pine, a resident of Siegfried Hall, said his time at Notre Dame was largely defined by all the relationships he established with both his friends and professors. He said he recently experienced a moment in the dorm he lived in for four years when the reality of graduation suddenly hit him.“We had to take down the decorations on our wall for room inspections,” Pine said. “My room has been more bare, and I think it started to hit me. It became a little more real that I’ll be moving out soon, and I started to think about my last day of class and things wrapping up.”Graduating alongside the people that became friends and family to him during his time at the University is particularly humbling, Pine said.“I feel very honored, very blessed to have the opportunity to represent the class of 2017 and to reflect on what has been most significant about the Notre Dame experience, and what it means to belong to the Notre Dame community,” he said. “I’m proud to be a part of the class of 2017, and I’m excited see where the future takes all of us and the way we can apply all the things we learned here at Notre Dame.”Tags: Caleb Pine, Class of 2017, Commencement 2017, Road to Mafraq, Solidarity With Syria, study abroad, valedictorian
Former pornography star Crissy Moran, said that for her, working in the industry was “very much acting and pretending that you love it.”“To me, I liked … the glamorous part of it and that they were doing my hair and my makeup and that people wanted to see the pictures, but the part that was a struggle for me was when it would go past the point of having to take clothes off,” she said. Kat Robinson | The Observer Crissy Moran, left, and professor Leonard DeLorenzo speak about the effects of pornography at a panel discussion Tuesday.Moran spoke on her experiences in “Porn — On Both Sides of the Screen,” a panel sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life and Students for Child-Oriented Policy on Tuesday night. The event — which was part of White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week — also featured Traylor Lovvorn, a former pornography addict, and his wife Melody Lovvorn.Leonard DeLorenzo, a theology professor and director for Notre Dame Vision at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, moderated the panel and said that he wanted the panel to focus on the stories, rather than the numbers of pornography.“When we talk about statistics, we don’t see these people. The sheer volume of it all drowns out their voices,” he said. “… What we want to do tonight is focus not on a topic, actually, but on stories — stories from people, people who come from both sides of that screen where pornography is projected.”Moran discussed her childhood, which included being molested for the first time at the age of four. Moran said when she started dating at 17, she became sexually active, but her boyfriend took her to get an abortion when she became pregnant.After they broke up, Moran said she went from boyfriend to boyfriend.“I felt like in order to feel loved, I had to have a man in my life,” she said. “ … It became a pattern. When a relationship didn’t work out, I felt like I needed a new one.”After a stint at Hooter’s and these various boyfriends, Moran said she began to think that she “wasn’t worth anything unless [she] was sexy.”Moran said she entered the industry after breaking up with her fiancé and moving back home. She started chatting with men online and was contacted by someone who shot for “Playboy.” While initially hesitant, she said she agreed because she had hit rock bottom.“It was the next best thing to having someone say they loved me,” she said.Some of her boyfriends used porn, Moran said, but she had never seen a full episode before she entered the industry.“I hated it. I hated porn. I hated that my boyfriend wanted to look at other women. I felt competition. I felt like I couldn’t measure up because they were so perfect,” she said.Moran was prompted to leave the industry when one of her boyfriends cheated on her.“The realization that I became the perfect fantasy girl and was still not enough, that was what crushed me,” she said.At that point, Moran said she began to pray to God again and disentangle herself from the industry.The Lovvorns shared the story of their marriage and pornography’s effects on their relationship. Traylor said with the amount of time people spend on pornography, “we’re circling an epidemic, if not a pandemic.”His first exposure to pornography began with magazines when he was eight years old, but, since he grew up in a Christian town, Traylor said, he wanted to be a witness for God and was ashamed. Traylor said people also only talked about sin in the past tense.“I was a present-tense sinner in a past-tense sin culture,” he said. “… Pornography became my go to medicine to numb the emotions.”When Traylor and Melody started dating in college and considered marriage, Traylor never told Melody about his addiction because he thought marriage would fix the problem. After marriage, the problem remained unresolved, and Traylor said he felt even more intense shame than he had previously and was isolated from God.“I didn’t know how to bring God into my struggle,” he said. “I thought he was angry and very disappointed in me. … I thought to know better was to do better. … Looking back, I now realize it was my framework that was wrong.”Traylor said his struggle with pornography also hurt his marriage with Melody.“I was sucking the life out of Melody, trying to get her as a female to tell me I was a man,” he said.When Melody found out about Traylor’s struggle, he said it was “the best worst day of [his] life.” Their divorce started his journey of recovery where he said he eventually realized God was enough.After six years of divorce, Melody and Traylor remarried because Traylor said he identified his root problems.“Think about a tree,” he said. “For years, I had all these branches of behavior I wanted to do away with … The only way we ever found the branches are dealt with is first and foremost to deal with the roots. Like with my story, the branches kept growing back.”Tags: #SCOP, McGrath Institute for Church Life, pornography, Students for Child Oriented Policy, WRAP Week
Thousands of miles apart, 2018 Notre Dame graduate Caitlyn Booms and senior Katie Gallagher arrived at the same conclusion: Notre Dame needed a supportive club for women pursuing mathematics.Gallagher, co-president of the Women in Math club, studied abroad last year at Oxford University, where her classes were dominated by males. After finding support in the Mirzakhani Society, an association that promoted women studying math at Oxford, Gallagher was inspired to create a similar club at Notre Dame.Back on campus, Booms had also been considering the importance of having a support system for women studying math for the past few years. “Throughout my undergrad career, I participated in several programs outside of Notre Dame, including a conference for women interested in math grad school, the Budapest Semesters in Math program and a Research Experience for Undergrads (REU), where I met several other women studying math,” Booms said in a Facebook message. “These experiences made me realize the importance of having other female math students to work with and be friends with, and they made it clear to me that Notre Dame was lacking such a community.”The two came into contact and discussed ideas over winter break, and Booms initiated the club last spring while Gallagher finished the year at Oxford, Gallagher said.Since Booms graduated, Gallagher and senior Arianna Blanco became more involved, and the club has grown.“We are currently applying to become a chapter in the Association for Women in Mathematics, AWM, with the help of a few faculty members,” Gallagher said.Senior Kristine Anderson, social chair of the club, said they are holding academic and social events to help connect women interested in math.“We have biweekly Sip ’N Solves, which is a homework-based event where girls can get together and do homework,” Anderson said. “It’s a good way to find someone in math classes you’re in, and upperclassmen are there to help give advice for classes they have already taken.”Anderson said they are also planning on holding a research and internship panel for women who have been involved with math research or internships to discuss what they have done with other girls who are interested. She said math is a versatile field with applications in research, business, economics and politics, and women should consider the various opportunities math can provide.“As far as social events, we’re doing a board game day. … We’ll have some sort of fall event, and we will host a pizza party later on,” Gallagher said.Gallagher said these events will help girls in math learn more about opportunities available to them, and they will give Notre Dame women in math a better support system, which is what Booms had hoped for the club.“I think it’s really important for women in math to have a strong community and to be supportive of each other, primarily because it is a field that is still largely male dominated and discrimination and bias against women still exists,” Booms said. “Having a support group of women in your same position can be extremely encouraging and can make women feel more comfortable and capable.”She said she hopes the club can help women in math feel less alone.“Mathematics can be quite a difficult subject to study, and it is easy to doubt one’s ability to be successful,” Booms said. “Having a Women in Math group where you can discuss these feelings and be uplifted and supported by other women can be crucial in ensuring that women studying math at Notre Dame are not only successful, but as happy and confident as well.”Tags: association for women in mathematics, club, women in math
Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.WASHINGTON – A group of Congressman, including Republican Tom Reed, recently introduced a bill to help further infrastructure projects nationwide.Reed says the Infrastructure Bank for America Act of 2020 is intended to support wholesale lending to infrastructure projects through state and local governments, state infrastructure banks and private entities.Reed adds the Bank, structured similarly to the Federal Home Loan Bank System, encourages private investment through tax incentives for those investments during the first three years of IBA operation. This approach differs from prior Infrastructure Bank proposals in the sense that it will be entirely capitalized by private investment. Infrastructure banks have successfully complemented existing funding programs across the world, including US state infrastructure banks.The Infrastructure Bank for America will support industries and projects critical to the structure, growth and resurgence of the US economy. IBA investments are not limited and can help finance surface transportation projects, electric grid security, broadband connectivity, the revitalization of Main Street USA, and more. “We care about supporting communities across the country who have long lacked access to the capital needed to upgrade aging infrastructure. By facilitating unique public/private partnerships at the state and local level, the Infrastructure Bank for American will unlock a wave of investments in critical projects that will boost economic growth and improve livelihoods,” said Reed.Congressmen Daniel Webster (FL-11), Dan Meuser (PA-09), and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) also co-sponsored the bill. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
The revival of Lardner and Kaufman’s June Moon will kick off the season July 2. Directed by Jessica Stone, the show will run though July 13. It tells the tale of earnest and gullible young lyricist Fred Stevens, who boards a train in Schenectady bound for the Big Apple, determined to make a name for himself in the thriving Tin Pan Alley scene. However, the life he’s imagined is rife with seductive distractions—namely dames—that threaten to derail his dream of penning the next big ditty View Comments Tony winner Rivera will star in a revival of Kander and Ebb’s The Visit. Directed by Tony winner John Doyle the production will run July 31 through August 17. Rivera plays Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, who returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Chita Rivera The Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its 60th Anniversary Season. Running July 2 through August 17, the Main Stage will feature productions of Kander and Ebb’s The Visit starring Chita Rivera, Living on Love starring Renee Fleming, and Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman’s June Moon. Star Files World-renowned soprano Fleming will star in the world premiere of Tony winner Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin’s comedy Living on Love. Directed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall the production is set to run July 16 through 26. Fleming will play the celebrated diva Rachel DeAngelis. When her husband, the fiery and egomaniacal Maestro Vito DeAngelis, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his long-delayed autobiography, Rachel retaliates by hiring her very own—and very handsome—ghostwriter to chronicle her life as an opera star. As the young writers try to keep themselves out of the story while churning out chapters, the high-energy— and high-maintenance—power duet threatens to fall out of tune for good.
First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” The Bronx is up, the Battery’s down, and the Lyric is somewhere in the middle. Dates are now set for the previously announced Broadway revival of the iconic musical On the Town. The tuner will begin performances on September 20 prior to an official opening on October 16 at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods Theatre). Related Shows View Comments Directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, this new staging of On the Town was previously seen at Barrington Stage Company last summer. Featured in the cast were Jay Armstrong Johnson (Chip), Tony Yazbeck (Ozzie), Clyde Alves (Gabey), Elizabeth Stanley (Claire), Deanna Doyle (Ivy), Alysha Umphress (Hildy), Nancy Opel (Madame Dilly) and Michael Rupert (Judge Pitkin). Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 On the Town
Related Shows Three new stars are ready to exit the wings, take center stage and brave opening night hell. Tony winners Martin Short and Katie Finneran, along with Broadway newcomer Maulik Pancholy, begin performances in the showbiz comedy It’s Only a Play beginning January 7. They take over for Nathan Lane as James Wicker, Megan Mullally as Julia Budder and Rupert Grint as Frank Finger, respectively. Performances of the Terrence McNally play will run through January 18 at the Schoenfeld Theatre before packing up and moving next door to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where it will run from January 23 through March 29. Original cast members Matthew Broderick, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing and Micah Stock remain in the production. Finneran won the Tony for her performances in Promises, Promises and Noises Off. Her additional Broadway credits include Annie, Mauritius, Cabaret, The Iceman Cometh, Neil Simon’s Proposals, The Heiress, In the Summerhouse, My Favorite Year, Two Shakespearean Actors and On Borrowed Time. She will appear in the upcoming drama series, Bloodline on Netflix. Other TV credits include The Michael J. Fox Show, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Wonderfalls and The Inside. Pancholy is best known for playing Jonathan on 30 Rock and Sanjay on Weeds. His other TV credits include Whitney, Web Therapy, The Comeback and The Good Wife. On the big screen, he has appeared in films such as 27 Dresses, Friends with Money and Hitch. Off-Broadway theater credits include Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend and Aunt Dan & Lemon. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 View Comments It’s Only a Play Short took home a Tony Award for his performance in Little Me. He was also nominated for The Goodbye Girl and headlined Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. He shares an Emmy with John Candy, Andrea Martin and more for their writing on SCTV. His additional screen credits include Father of the Bride, Mars Attacks!, Three Amigos, Innerspace, Saturday Night Live and Primetime Glick.