TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (December 6)



For the Week of December 6

Arts and Performances


Final Week: “Jim Dine: American Icon”
Closes Saturday, Dec. 11, in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries (East and West), Snite Museum of Art


“Wife of a Spy” (2020)
The wife of an enigmatic businessman begins to suspect he is a spy after he returns from a trip to Manchuria with a mysterious woman who later dies. Upon discovering his true intentions, she becomes torn between loyalty to her husband and the life they have built, and the country they call home. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Dec. 9; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Dec. 10; 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11; 7 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “The Magic Flute” (Encore)
This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series. Adults and children alike are enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, Dec. 11; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Gremlins” (1984)
If you happen to receive a Mogwai as a gift this holiday season, keep it away from bright lights, don’t get it wet and never, ever feed it after midnight. Follow that and you should be all set. Break the rules and Michiana might be overrun with homicidal, green pranksters, just like what happened 35 years ago in Kingston Falls, New York. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Dec. 12; 3 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Collegium Musicum — Josquin
The Notre Dame Collegium Musicum presents a concert of the music of Josquin des Pres (c.1450-1521) commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death. The program will include the complete “Missa Pange lingua” and a selection of motets. Free but ticketed.
Monday, Dec. 6; 7:30 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Acting for the Non-Major Final
Students in Professor Anton Juan’s Acting for the Non-Major course will perform final scenes from world theater –– exploring the spaces of memory, the body in an external space, voice and diction and the choices actors make, through the observation and imagination of realities. Event includes mature or adult content. Free but ticketed.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 5 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Halftime A Cappella’s Winter Concert: “Illuminated”
Halftime A Cappella’s concert will feature songs by COIN, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Beyonce and more. Tickets are being sold at the LaFortune box office. $7 for students and faculty/staff. $10 for the general public.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Washington Hall

Lessons and Carols with the Notre Dame Children’s Choir
The Sacred Music Academy at Notre Dame invites you to its annual holiday concert to celebrate the season featuring six children’s choirs performing works for Advent with scripture readings, prayers and congregational hymns.
Friday, Dec. 10; 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Road, Granger

Kola Owolabi: Faculty Organ Recital
Presented by Kola Owolabi, professor of organ, “A Tale of Two Cultures: European Baroque Music of Italian Influence and Contemporary African-American Traditions” with works by Georg Muffat, Dieterich Buxtehude, Georg Friedrich Handel, Thomas Kerr, Adolphus Hailstork and David Hurd. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Dec. 12; 4 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Office of General Counsel
The physical offices of the Office of General Counsel will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 13, through late January as the office suite undergoes an expansion. OGC staff will be working remotely during this time.

Deadlines or Registrations

Ford Program Research Funding Deadline
The Ford Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity is dedicated to research, teaching and service that promotes integral human development, a holistic model of flourishing rooted in the dignity and full potential of the human person. To advance this mission, the program provides support for Notre Dame faculty from various disciplines with research interests that align with its own. Deadline of Friday, Dec. 10.

Networking Basics and Beyond
Fundamentals of Networking: Whether you are comfortable or not with the concept of networking, you’ll learn the basics of and best practices for networking.
Thursday, Dec. 16; noon to 1 p.m. in the Stayer Commons A, Stayer Center for Executive Education, Mendoza College of Business 

Educational and Research Opportunities

Using a Concordance
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Monday, Dec. 6; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Getting Started with Calm
Human Resources has partnered with Calm to provide you with tools to help you relax, focus and improve sleep. In this introductory session, a Calm team member will show you how to activate your free subscription to Calm and will highlight different tools within the app. Additional time will be set aside to answer any questions.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. virtually

Technology 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.
Excel 2019, Level II: Macros Introduction, Monday, Dec. 6; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Dec. 7; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, Dec. 8; 2: to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Catholic Mass in Italian
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Italian. All are welcome. Guidance in both English and Italian will be provided. Officiated by Father Vincenz Heereman.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel

An Advent Evening of Reflection
Begin the Advent season with fellowship, reflection and night prayer. Light refreshments will follow in the Geddes Coffeehouse. This is the first Evening of Reflection in the three-part Exploring the Catholic Imagination Series, which will continue in Lent and Easter.
Thursday, Dec. 9; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel and Coffeehouse

Health and Recreation

Slow Look
Close out the semester with a 20-minute mindful look at a work of art. Walk away feeling relaxed and recharged as tools of mindfulness are used for a guided look at Jim Dine’s “Youth and the Maiden,” on view in “Jim Dine: American Icon” until Saturday, Dec. 11.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

12 Days of Fitness
Log your physical activity in the Yule Book at the front desks of North Dome, the Climbing and Bouldering Wall, Rockne Memorial and the Smith Center for Recreational Sports for a chance to win one of 78 prizes! Click here for more info.
Continues through Friday, Dec. 10

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “Advancing the Debate about the Humanitarian Impact of Economic Sanctions”
Since the end of the Cold War, sanctions have become an essential instrument of global and national foreign policy. But in many cases, they have created economic hardship and harmed innocent civilians. How can policymakers increase the effectiveness of sanctions while creating stronger safeguards to prevent negative humanitarian impacts? Learn more and register.
Monday, Dec. 6; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Discussion — “Voting Rights Reform: A View of the US and Perspectives from Europe”
In this first event of the Kellogg Institute Democracy and Civil Discourse series, two U.S. scholars with broad expertise in electoral law will present contrasting views on voting rights reform in the U.S., with judge Oliver Kask, chair of the Venice Commission’s Council for Democratic Elections, providing perspectives from Europe.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Presentation — “Five Years of Peace Agreement Implementation in Colombia: Insights from the Kroc Institute”
The Kroc Institute will present key findings from its special report assessing implementation five years after the Final Agreement to End the Armed Conflict and Build a Stable and Lasting Peace was signed. Panelists include Asher Kaufman, Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Elise Ditta and Mateo Gómez Vásquez.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Time-Out for Tech: “Using Wildcards in Google Sheets Functions”
Are you frustrated by the exact content matching in Google Sheets? Wildcards to the rescue! This handy asterisk lets you generalize your search. Join OIT and learn how to use wildcards in common Sheets functions.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “Religion and Race: Christian Perspectives on Critical Race Theory”
What, precisely, is critical race theory? Why has it caused tensions between some Christians? And how might people of faith work together to address racism in America and move toward a more just, equitable and inclusive democracy? Join the Ansari Institute for a panel discussion exploring these important issues. Register to attend via Zoom or in person.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

The Christmas Lecture: “Unwrap the Magic of Science”
Have you ever been curious about how your brain really works? How your five senses really sense? The secret lies in your body’s hidden electrical network that lives just below your skin and skulls: your nervous system! This talk by TED Fellow Greg Gage will feature hands-on demonstrations of the basic principles of neuroscience.
Thursday, Dec. 9; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Social Gatherings

German Christmas Bash
Celebrate the season and join the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures for German Christmas treats, activities, a raffle, Christmas songs and time to mingle with fellow faculty and staff. Must register on the event site by Monday, Dec. 6.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

End-of-Semester Party for The Young Singles Community of Faculty and Professional Staff
The Young Singles Community is a social group for Notre Dame faculty and professional staff who are unmarried and under 50. Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres to relax at the end of the semester and get into the holiday spirit. Click here to be added to the YSC email list.
Thursday, Dec. 9; 5 to 7 p.m. in Seven on 9, Corbett Hall (enter through Door 3)

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table (ECT — formerly English Language Table) is a twice-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. Free and open to anyone at Notre Dame.
Friday, Dec. 10; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

December Canvas Orientation Sessions
For instructors who plan to prepare their Canvas sites over the winter break, there’s still time to attend a Canvas orientation session this year. Sessions will be presented via Zoom.
Dates: Wednesday, Dec. 8; 1 to 1:45 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 9; 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Use Calendar to Set Your Work Location
Use Google Calendar to let others know when and where you typically work on any given day, in the office or working remotely. This helps when you and others are scheduling meetings or need to know how best to reach someone.

Also This Week ...

Irish Gardens Finals Specials
Irish Gardens is selling two different flower arrangements for finals week with FREE delivery! These arrangements will be delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 8, the first Reading Day.

Open Office Hours with Provost Miranda
Provost Marie Lynn Miranda will hold her final open office hours of the fall semester. Please note that this reflects a time change from the previously published open office hours schedule.
Office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointment is needed.
Friday, Dec. 10; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Sorin Room, LaFortune Student Center

Hesburgh Library Building Hours Nov. 29-Dec. 16
For final exams, Hesburgh Library will be open 24 hours a day starting Monday, Nov. 29, and will close at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Find all branch and service desk hours at

Keep up to date on new hires and 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.