TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Feb. 17)



For the Week of February 17

Arts and Performances


Slow Looking at the Snite Museum of Art
Take a break in your week for a slow look at a single work in the “Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds” exhibition. The Slow Looking series uses the tools of mindfulness meditation to help visitors get to know a work of art.  
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Slow Look: Connecting with Art through Mindfulness
Soul, intimacy, love, sex, struggle, vulnerability, hope... Get to know a work of art by taking a slow look using mindful meditation to help guide your look. Then reflect on the experience and discuss how slow looks can help you not only learn more about a work of art, but connect and be reflective with yourself. Co-sponsored by the Gender Relations Center, Campus Ministry and the Snite Museum of Art.
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“The Thin Blue Line” (1988) 
Wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death, Randall Dale Adams spent over a decade in jail. Filmmaker Errol Morris used re-enactments from interviews of those involved in the investigation in “The Thin Blue Line” to cast doubt on Adams’ conviction –– who was released from prison approximately a year after the release of this documentary. Student admission is free; $6 for faculty and staff.
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 

“Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue” (2019) 
The “comfort women” issue is perhaps Japan’s most contentious present-day diplomatic quandary. This film delves deep into the most contentious debates and uncovers the hidden intentions of the supporters and detractors of comfort women. Director Miki Dezaki scheduled to appear! Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Feb. 20; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Willie” (2019) 
This documentary follows the life of Willie O’Ree — the descendant of escaped slaves — who became the first black player in the National Hockey League. Sixty years after he broke the NHL’s color barrier, a grassroots movement is working to get him into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Will he also break this barrier? Free but ticketed.
Friday, Feb. 21; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“In Fabric” (2019)
A screwball scary movie that embraces camp with arms draped in chiffon. A newly single woman visits a bewitching London department store (clearly run by a coven) in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a flattering red gown with a malevolent curse that unleashes unstoppable evil on anyone who comes into its path. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday, Feb. 21; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 22; 9:30 p.m.

“Honeyland” (2019) 
This documentary was shot during three years in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, where Hatidze Muratova farms honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city, a mere four hours’ walk away. Her peaceful existence is disrupted by the arrival of new neighbors –– causing tension and conflict as her fragile ecosystem evolves. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Saturday, Feb. 22; 3 and 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Feb. 23; 3 p.m.

“Supa Modo” (2018) 
Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mom and sister who, with the help of their village, make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is. Tickets are $1.
Sunday, Feb. 23; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


DanceFest is one of Welsh Family Hall’s signature events, featuring a variety of performances from Club Jump Rope to Project Fresh. It will be an exciting evening full of dancing and singing, with a special dance number by the residents of Welsh Family Hall. This event is raising money for Unity Gardens! $5 tickets purchased at the door.
Thursday, Feb. 20; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Washington Hall
Friday, Feb. 21; 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival
Experience some world-class jazz. The annual event was America’s first collegiate jazz festival, and this year celebrates 62 years on campus. College bands from around the country will perform and are judged by a panel of jazz professionals, who also give a performance of their own. Admission is $5 per night, with Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College students admitted for free.
Preview Night: Thursday, Feb. 20; 7 p.m. in the Hagerty Café (first-floor), Duncan Student Center (free admission for all)
Jazz Festival, Day 1: Friday, Feb. 21; 7 to 11 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom (seventh floor), Duncan Student Center
Judges’ Clinic: Saturday, Feb. 22; 3 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom (free admission for all)
Jazz Festival, Day 2: Saturday, Feb. 22; 7 to 11 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom

ND Theatre NOW: Two New One-Act Plays by ND Students
Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre presents “Coats,” by Henry Stone ’21, directed by Patrick Starner ’20. Two coat check workers in a grimy regional theater get into a spot of trouble — an absurdist comedy. “The Tea on ND,” by Samuel B. Jackson II ’20, directed by Maria Amenabar Farias ’20. Visit an alternate universe on ND’s campus, where identities are flipped, norms inverted and expectations upended. Event may include mature or adult content. Tickets: Student $7, Faculty/Staff/Senior (65+) $12. Additional discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-22; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Feb. 23; 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-29; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1; 2:30 p.m.

Otis Rubin Duo 
Vocalist Julian Otis and composer/violist Scott Rubin push at the boundaries of genre with their cutting-edge, improvised music. In addition, Otis will perform Julius Eastman’s riveting “Our Father.”  
Friday, Feb. 21; 7 to 8 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

ND Running Club Presents “Turquoise Jeep”
The Notre Dame Running Club proudly presents hit hip-hop group Turquoise Jeep with Flynt Flossy in their first performance at Legends! Turquoise Jeep is famous for their innovative lyricism and bold, life-changing music videos. Tickets are $5 and available at the LaFortune Information Desk.
Friday, Feb. 21; 9 to 11 p.m. at Legends (nightclub) of Notre Dame

Junior Honors Viola Recital, Ella Wood (21)
Works by Adolphe, Bach, Paganini and Schumann.
Saturday, Feb. 22; 4 to 5 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

Schola Antiqua 
In the 16th century, all roads led to Prague — or from it. “Slavic Routes: Music from Renaissance Prague” brings a fascinating cross-section of sacred vocal polyphony from this musical crossroads together and to life. Projection and in-concert commentary provided by Erika Supria Honisch, Stony Brook University. Students: $10. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Sunday, Feb. 23; 2 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Notre Dame Men’s Boxing Tournament, the 90th Annual Bengal Bouts
This is the largest amateur college boxing tournament in the world — more than 100 young men compete. In addition to learning how to box, each student is required to raise a minimum of $500, which supports childhood education via Holy Cross Missions in rural Bangladesh. Last year, the tournament raised $146,000. This year the goal is $200,000. Tickets for an all-session pass are $20 from a boxer or buy online or in-person at Murnane Family Ticket Office: $30.
Tournament dates:
Quarterfinals: Monday, Feb. 17; 7 p.m. in the Dahkne Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
Semifinals: Monday, Feb. 24; 7 p.m. in the Dahkne Ballroom
Finals: Saturday, Feb. 29; 7 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

Awards and Competitions

Awards Season
Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 24, for the Joyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, and the awards presented at the annual President’s Dinner for faculty — including a new award for academic support of student-athletes.

Deadlines or Registrations

Women’s Investing Summit 20 
Learn from some of the top women in the investment field at WIS ’20 hosted by the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing. The summit is open to all who are interested in investment ideas, private equity trends and deals, asset allocation, personal finance and sustainability. Registration includes a networking lunch. Free for students, faculty and staff. Cost is $50 for alumni and friends. Online registration ends Thursday, Feb. 20.
Friday, Feb. 28; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

ND Pi Day 5K Charity Race
Sign up for the ND Pi Day 5K, which takes place at 3:14 p.m. Saturday, March 14, on campus. With 5K/10K races and a 1-mile fun walk, this event is open to the public and offers a variety of STEM activities before the race. Register by Friday, Feb. 21, to be guaranteed a shirt!
Day-of registration is available by cash or check only. All proceeds benefit Harrison Primary’s Girls on the Run after-school program.
Adult registration $25; adult late registration $30 after March 1; child (12 and under) $10.
Saturday, March 14; noon to 4:30 p.m. starting outside McCourtney Hall

Workshop: “Military 101” 
Student veterans represent a growing and diverse population on campus. These students add great value because they bring global experiences, leadership skills and focus to the classroom. Most are entering college for the first time or returning after years away. This workshop educates faculty about the unique strengths and challenges facing student veterans and military service members. Registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 21.
Wednesday, Feb. 26; noon to 1 p.m. in Classroom 125, Hesburgh Library

Presentation: “Champions for Change: Developing your Professional Development Plan (PDP)
New three-part series presented by Thrive! PD&N committee. Write your own Professional Development Plan, a hard-working one-page document to help you navigate and accomplish your career goals. Heather Christophersen, associate vice president for advancement services, will introduce the PDP in the first session and share how her career has been helped with this tool. Bring your lunch and join us! RSVP here.
Tuesday, Feb. 25; noon to 1 p.m. in Room B01, McCourtney Hall

Snite Museum of Art Course Development Grant
The Snite Museum of Art offers faculty from any discipline at Notre Dame financial support to develop new courses or to revise existing courses to place the museum’s collection, exhibitions and practices at the center of teaching and research. Applicants are encouraged to contact Bridget Hoyt, curator of education for academic programs, at to discuss ideas prior to applying. Applications are due Monday, March 30, for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Thrive! presents “Let’s Do Lunch”
No speaker. No agenda. Bring your lunch, drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. Thrive’s ambassador program is hosting a monthly brown bag lunch where members and guests can drop in to connect with colleagues across campus. It’s a great opportunity to build your personal and professional networks — and to learn more about Thrive! RSVP to receive a calendar reminder — or just drop in.
Friday, Feb. 21; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

How to Write in a Book
This workshop demonstrates techniques for writing in books for the purpose of “active reading.”
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Read/Download Discussion Group
Join us in discussing the perceived boundary between “traditional” reading and computational analysis. We will be reading Ted Underwood’s hot-off-the-preprint article, “Machine Learning and Human Perspective.”
Wednesday, Feb. 19; noon to 1 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry: Version Control with Git and GitHub Session 2 
Explore how to enhance collaboration by leveraging Git and GitHub.
Wednesday, Feb. 19; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Data Carpentry: Data Wrangling for Genomics Session 1 
Learn how to use bioinformatic tools with confidence and greatly enhance your research efficiency and productivity.
Wednesday, Feb. 19; 5 to 7 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

3D Modeling: Advanced SketchUp
Explore the use of dynamic modeling and how to build custom topography.
Thursday, Feb. 20; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Utilizing Google Scholar for Research Success
Learn how to leverage Google Scholar to become a successful online researcher.
Thursday, Feb. 20; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze an arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Thursday, Feb. 20; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Build a Better Lit Review: Introduction to VOSviewer
Learn what VOSviewer is, how it works and how you can use it to identify key thinkers and schools of thought in literature. 
Friday, Feb. 21; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

OIT Training Classes

Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge. Seats are available for the following classes: 
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Monday, Feb. 24; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Tableau: Intermediate, Monday, Feb. 24; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Photo Manipulation, Tuesday, Feb. 25; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Wednesday, Feb. 26; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Thursday, Feb. 27; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Thursday, Feb. 27; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The entire listing of classes can be found in Discover IT. To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Online Workshop: “Gradescope”
Learn how to grade faster and provide better feedback with Gradescope. This online workshop demonstrates how Notre Dame instructors use Gradescope to dramatically reduce the pain and time associated with grading exams and homework. TAs and grading staff also welcome. Free, but registration required.
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 10 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19; 3 to 4 p.m.

Research Opportunity

Emotion and Stress Physiology Laboratory 
The Emotion and Stress Physiology Lab is seeking non-smoking men and women, ages 18-35, fluent in English and without current physical or mental health conditions, for a study on emotion regulation and cognitive processing. This is a two-part study. You will earn $30 for your participation. Click for more details. Open the entire spring semester, individual appointments will be scheduled based on each participant’s availability.
Sessions can be scheduled any day of the week, and start between 3 and 5:30 p.m. in Room 320, Corbett Family Hall.

Faith and Service 

A Choral Mass for Peace
The Women’s Liturgical Choir invites you to experience the rich Catholic tradition of choral Mass settings. The choir will sing Benjamin Britten’s powerful “Missa Brevis,” which implores us to pray for peace amidst the pain of a world in conflict. Join us at this unique Mass as we pray for peace in our Church and in our world.
Saturday, Feb. 22; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Health and Recreation

Argentine Tango Workshop 
Come learn about the history and music of the Argentine Tango while also improving balance, flexibility and partner communication!
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 8 to 9 p.m. in Room 205, Rockne Memorial

Deadlift Workshop 
Take your deadlift up a notch by learning the science behind how to perform the most effective deadlift and why it’s important to include them in a well-rounded program.
Wednesday, Feb. 19; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the weight room, Rockne Memorial

Lectures and Presentations

Panel Discussion: “Lessons From Afghanistan: A Conversation With Veterans”
Moderated by Will Ruger of the Cato Institute about America’s 19 years of war in Afghanistan. Cosponsored by the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, the John Quincy Adams Society and the Notre Dame International Security Center.
Monday, Feb. 17; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

Talk: “When God Wrecks Your Romance” 
Recording artist Amanda Vernon and Rev. Matt Fase, C.S.C., will share their unorthodox, humorous and touching story, woven together with prayer and scripture. Through hearing their experience of God’s Providence, you’ll be invited to reflect on God’s presence in your own real-life relationships.
Monday, Feb. 17; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Discussion: “Statutory Federalism and Criminal Law”  
Marah Stith McLeod, associate professor of law, Notre Dame Law School, and Joshua Divine will discuss dynamic incorporation of state criminal law in federal criminal statutes and how use of such incorporation can serve to reform criminal justice and advance the goals of federalism. Lunch will be served! Sponsored by the ND Federalist Society and the Future Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council.
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1130, Eck Hall of Law

Lecture: “Disentangling Transitions to Authoritarian Rule: Conceptualizing Autocratization as a Challenge for Comparative Research”
Marianne Kneuer, president of the International Political Science Association, gives a talk on the need for more accurate delineation among multiple phenomena of transitions to autocratic rule under the umbrella-notion of autocratization.
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Lecture: “Civil Society Organizations Networks of Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants
Nassim AbiGhanem, Kroc Institute scholar-in-residence, will explore the example of Lebanon which presents an interesting case to conceptualize how local disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs can better ensure long-term stability and peace.
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Engaged Learning Forum: “Community-Based Learning from the Inside Out”
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program brings traditional college students and incarcerated students together for semester-long learning. This talk will introduce the model as an example of engaged learning and consider other areas where pedagogies focused on connection, mutuality and justice might expand community-based learning. 
Wednesday, Feb. 19; noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Adoption Is Love: Testimonies from Birthmothers and an Adoptee
Cesili and Jennifer, who placed their children for adoption, will explain why adoption was the most loving decision they could make. Andrea, who was adopted, will tell of the love she has for her parents and biological mother. Free “Adoption Is Love” T-shirts will be distributed to attendees. Sponsored by Students for Child-Oriented Policy.
Wednesday, Feb. 19; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

Book Discussion: “How it Began: Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict” 
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow Alan Dowty will discuss his new book “Arabs and Jews in Ottoman Palestine.”
Thursday, Feb. 20; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Italian M.A. Thesis Research Presentations
The Italian Research Seminar hosts presentations by second-year Italian MA students. Magda Collazo will present on Luigi Pirandello’s “Il fu Mattia Pascal”; Davis Richardson will present on representations of homosexuality in Italy between 1942 and 1953; Matías Sur will present on Giacomo Leopardi’s “Tristano.” Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies.
Thursday, Feb. 20; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “Touched by the Mother”
Art historian Huey Copeland provides an overview of his work on, and approach to, modern and contemporary art, with a focus on his forthcoming collection of essays, interviews and reviews entitled, “Touched by the Mother: On Black Men, Artistic Practice and Other Feminist Horizons, 1966–2016.” Thursday, Feb. 20; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “The Future of Privacy Law, Norms, Code and Markets”
Presented by John Verdi, vice president, Future of Privacy Forum. The Future of Privacy Forum is a D.C.-based nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. The Ten Years Hence series will include eight lectures about privacy.   
Friday, Feb. 21; 10:30 to noon in the Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Symposium: “International Law and the Rule of Law”
The Journal of International and Comparative Law hosts their tenth annual symposium, featuring prominent speakers from across the country. The keynote event will be a lunch debate featuring Professors John Mearsheimer from the University of Chicago and Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert & Marion Short Professor of Law, and research professor of international dispute resolution, Notre Dame Law School. Lunch will be provided. 
Friday, Feb. 21; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom and Room 1140, Eck Hall of Law
“Human Rights and the Rule of Law”: 10:30 a.m. to noon
“The Promise of International Law: Legalism v. Realism”: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
“International Relations and the Rule of Law”: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Ulsters Sounds of Silence: Excavating Gaps in Collective Memory to Uncover Pockets of Social Forgetting”
Guy Beiner is a professor of modern history, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, with two award-winning books. His specialty is the study of history and memory in modern Ireland, with a particular focus on “social forgetting,” whereby recollections of discomfiting historical events are shrouded in silence, while obliquely recalled more privately.
Friday, Feb. 21; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Duet Talk: “Expressive Traditions: Asia and America”
In this joint talk, Nicole L. Woods, assistant professor of modern and contemporary art, and Fletcher Coleman, guest curator and visiting teaching professor of Asian art, will explore the role of the body and expressiveness in the art of Chao Shao-an and the American action painter Jackson Pollock.
Friday, Feb. 21; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

The Human Development Conference: “Development on the Move
Come hear from undergraduate students about their research in development-related fields! This year’s conference not only addresses the need to understand and address issues from a global perspective, but also calls each of us to action. It will emphasize shifts in both personal and collective action, focus on developing expertise in global issues and spark conversations that lead to change. Free with registration required.
Friday, Feb. 21; 4 to 8 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Saturday, Feb. 22; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Social Gatherings

Research Uncorked: “The Need for Speed: The Hypersonic Future of Flight”  
“Research Uncorked” is a monthly speaker series at Ironhand Wine Bar featuring informal talks by leading scholars and scientists from the University. The February speaker is Thomas Juliano, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, who will discuss his work building the nation’s largest “quiet” Mach 6 wind tunnel. (Happy hour pricing during the event.)
Tuesday, Feb. 18; 6 to 7 p.m. at Ironhand Wine Bar, 1025 Northside Blvd., South Bend

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