TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (August 30)


For the Week of August 30

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Ease back into the week with a slow look at Frank van Sloun’s “Algiers.” Use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand this work of art. Registration required. You must have a Zoom account to register for this program.
Monday, Aug. 30; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


“Nomadland” (2020)
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study invites you to a screening of “Nomadland,” the first film in its Resilience Film Series. A panel discussion will occur after the Thursday screening featuring Pamela Wojcik (professor, FTT), Daniel Graff (professor, history) and Claire Scott-Bacon (graduate fellow, NDIAS). Free, but ticketed on Thursday. Faculty/Staff $6. Students $4.
Thursday, Sept. 2; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Sept. 3; 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4; 3 and 6:30 p.m.

“Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” (2021)
Lifelong friends Barb (Annie Mumolo) and Star (Kristen Wiig) embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time — ever. Faculty/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Sept. 3; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 4; 9:30 p.m.


FTT Theater Auditions: “This Is Modern Art”
A provocative play by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, directed by Zuri Eshun ’14, about art and crime – and who gets to decide which is which. Performances: Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 10-14. No preparation required. Open to all students of any major as well as faculty and staff at ND/SMC/HCC. Visit for more information or to sign up for a 10-minute audition slot.
Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 31, or Wednesday, Sept. 1.
Tuesday, Aug. 31; 6 to 9 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 6 to 9 p.m.
Callbacks — Friday, Sept. 3; 6 to 9 p.m.

Live Music by Isabela Nanni
Thursday, Sept. 2; 7 to 10 p.m. on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace, Morris Inn

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Virtual Film Discussion: “Do Not Split”
Watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary by Anders Hammer about Hong Kong protests on your own through Vimeo. Join a virtual discussion of the film with Victoria Hui, associate professor of political science, and Michael Davis, Wilson Center global fellow. Moderated by Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Registration required.
Monday, Sept. 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Irish Studies Research Session 1: “Using Newspapers, Periodicals and Pamphlets for Research”
This session provides information and tips on primary sources such as newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and other important tools for research in Irish studies.
Friday, Sept. 3; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library 

English Conversation Table
Have you been looking for a less-structured resource for English language practice? The English Conversation Table (ECT — formerly English Language Table) is a bi-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process.
It is free and open to students, faculty, staff and spouses at Notre Dame.
Friday, Sept. 3; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge. Check the class description in Endeavor for the method of delivery of each class.
GLez Training, Tuesday, Sept. 7; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Research Opportunity:

Call for Research Participants at the Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab
The Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab at Notre Dame is seeking volunteers for research in Corbett Family Hall on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 18-30 years old and have learned English before age 5. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please email or call 574-634-0264.

Faith and Service

Meals With Muffet
Join former head women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw, Bread of Life Drives, Holtz’s Heroes and the ND Alumni Association to team up to beat hunger! During September — which is National Hunger Action Month — individuals, families, groups and clubs are invited to join the ND family to meet the goal of 275,000 pounds of food collected for neighbors in need.
Occurs during the entire month of September

Faculty Bible Study
Join a Bible study for faculty led by Gary Anderson, professor of theology, who will focus on the book of Tobit. The bible study will meet every other week on Wednesdays. Lunch included. Please register in advance.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 331, Coleman-Morse Center

Health and Recreation

Intramural Sports Are Back for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
RecSports is happy to announce that graduate, faculty and staff leagues are back for intramural sports. Click here for more info.
Register for Tennis Singles or Doubles, Monday through Tuesday, Aug. 30-31

Fall 2021 Group Fitness Classes
Your favorite fitness classes are back in action, with some new ones too! Enjoy a variety of classes including Dance Cardio Fusion, HIIT the Bridge and Kripalu Yoga. Click here for more info and to register.

F.A.S.T. (Faculty and Staff Training) Classes Are Underway at RecSports
Looking to get back into a fitness routine? RecSports F.A.S.T. Classes (fitness classes designed solely for ND faculty and staff) are back in action! Try out Cycle Pump, Step + Flex N Tone, Pump It Up or yoga. Click here for more info and to register.

Artful Yoga
Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski and learn about a work of art by Dale Chihuly that will inspire the yoga practice for the evening. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses. Required registration begins on Monday, Aug. 30.
Thursday, Sept. 2; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Loretta and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard of the Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Presentation: “The Bomb”
Fred Kaplan is an author and a national security columnist for Slate. Join the presentation, sponsored by the Notre Dame International Security Center, via this link. Review the poster for more details.
Tuesday, Aug. 31; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “The 20th Anniversary of September 11: Changing the Climate of Conflict”
Join the Keough School for the first in a series of three policy conversations. The first discussion, featuring Quincy Institute President Andrew Bacevich, will explore whether Sept. 11 was an expression of religious fanaticism or blowback to U.S. foreign policy — and whether this is an either/or question or a both/and proposition. Register to attend online or register to attend in person.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom webinar

Lecture — “Hunting the Lion of Saint Louis: Archbishop Peter Kenrick and His Submission to the First Vatican Council”
Kenneth Parker, the Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies at Duquesne University, will deliver a lunchtime lecture on Dublin-born Archbishop Peter Kenrick of St. Louis, the first Catholic archbishop west of the Mississippi, and his complicated relationship to the First Vatican Council of 1869-70. Sandwiches will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Cushwa Center.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “The Healthy City After the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Gabriele Tagliaventi is an architect and full professor of architecture at the University of Ferrara, Italy. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 1; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Medieval Institute 75th Anniversary Alumni Lecture: “Early Medieval Readers in Dialogue with Augustine’s Soliloquia”
This lecture by Leslie Lockett, associate professor at Ohio State University and an  ’04 dotorate alumna, explores the paratexts transmitted by early medieval Soliloquia manuscripts in order to draw out how this dialogue was enthusiastically studied by a surprising range of users, from students of elementary Latin, to scholars of Platonist ontology and the Aristotelian Categories, to a semi-literate reader.
Thursday, Sept. 2; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library) and  streamed live on the institute’s YouTube channel

Conversation: “Ireland, America and the Arts”
As they prepare to unveil a new home and performance space, Aidan Connolly and Rachael Gilkey of NYC’s Irish Arts Center will discuss how the IAC has re-imagined its mission to consider not only what it means to be Irish and Irish American today, but also how to make that relevant for artists and audiences of all backgrounds in the 21st century.
Friday, Sept. 3; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Social Gatherings

ERGs-Thrive! Welcome Back Picnic
Join Thrive’s kickoff picnic for the academic year! Bring your lunch and enjoy a fun and engaging opportunity to socialize or casually network with colleagues from across campus. Bottled water and dessert provided. Employee resource group (ERG) representatives will be available with information. RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Thursday, Sept. 2; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mary Loretta and Terrence J. Dillon Courtyard, Snite Museum of Art (rain date is Thursday, Sept. 9)

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Contactless Ticketing Now Available with DeBartolo Performing Arts Center App
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center recently launched a free mobile app that allows users to easily browse events and purchase and scan tickets from the convenience of their phones. Patrons can also opt in to receive important notifications regarding their upcoming event, app-only offers on tickets and exclusive digital content. Currently available for iOS phones; coming soon to Google Play.

Also This Week ...

Open Office Hours with Provost Miranda
Provost Marie Lynn Miranda regularly holds open office hours to meet and get to know members of the Notre Dame community. These office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointments needed, and you can come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.
Monday, Aug. 30; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sorin Room (first floor), LaFortune Student Center

Sakai Tip: Is Your Sakai Course Site Easy for Students to Use?
It is important to make your Sakai course site as user-friendly as possible for your students. This includes removing or hiding tools you aren’t actually using and renaming tools to match your syllabus.

OIT Help Desk Hours for Fall Semester
Regular business hours for the OIT Help Desk during the fall 2021 semester are:
Mondays through Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closed Wednesdays noon to 1:30 p.m. for staff meetings; walk-ins only)
Saturdays: Closed
Sundays: 1 to 5 p.m.

Contact information:
24/7 Self-Service: Phone: 631-8111. Email:

Keep up to date on colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memory. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.