TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Feb. 3)



For the Week of February 3

Arts and Performances


“Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds”
Chao Shao-an (Chinese, 1905-1998) lived a momentous life vividly expressed through brush and ink over a nearly 80-year career. This intimate exhibition of 17 works is drawn from the collection of his family- and feature-detailed yet poetic images of the natural world for which the artist developed an international reputation. 
Opening Tuesday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, June 20, in the Snite Museum of Art

Lecture and Artist Demonstration — “Chao Shao-an: Moments between Worlds”   
Fletcher Coleman, guest curator and visiting professor of Asian art, will discuss the work of the Hong Kong ink painter Chao Shao-an. A reception and ink painting demonstration by Andy Hoi-Csiu Chan, a Chinese ink painter, will immediately follow.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) 
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was released in 1960 and quickly came to define a generation of literature and, in turn, shaped views of race and the criminal justice system. Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus Finch remains a common first hit when thinking of either Hollywood lawyers or white knights. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Queen & Slim” (2019)
The film starts on a forgettable first date between two African Americans. Their evening and lives take a turn when they are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates with sudden and tragic results. Terrified, the two go on the run. Their situation magnifies the trauma felt by those shattered by police brutality. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 7 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Feb. 7; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8; 9:30 p.m.

“The Joker” (SUB Movie) 
Come out to see this award-winning 2019 drama/thriller about Gotham City’s infamous villain. Cost: $3.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 7:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Feb. 7; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

“The Two Popes” (2019)
This bi-biopic pulls the heavy velvet curtain back from the Vatican where it imagines the relationship between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Highlighting each pontiff’s ascent in the church and key differences between them, the film uses the unusual meeting of two living popes as a microcosm for various crossroads within the Catholic Church. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday, Feb. 7; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 8; 3 and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9; 3 p.m.

“Shaun the Sheep Movie” (2006) 
To get out of work, Shaun the sheep and his friends devise a plan to put their master to sleep. Unfortunately, the ruse backfires when the farmer finds himself en route to the big city, having lost his memory. It’s up to Shaun and the rest of the gang to travel to the metropolis and get him back, without getting into more trouble themselves. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Feb. 9; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center  


Shakespeare at ND presents “The Tempest” (performed by Actors From The London Stage)  
Filled with romantic machinations, political scheming and some of Shakespeare’s most vivid characters, “The Tempest” is a perennially popular tale now seen as one of his greatest works. Students: $13. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 7:30 p.m. in Washington Hall
Thursday, Feb. 6; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 7; 7:30 p.m.

Craig Cramer, The First Farewell Recital 
Craig Cramer joined the Notre Dame faculty as professor of organ in the fall of 1981. Since he is retiring in June 2020, this will be his last formal recital on the magnificent Fritts organ. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 8 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Words in Prayer and Song
Join us as we recreate a small part of the sacred lives that the paintings in the exhibition “Divine Illusions” had in 17th- and 18th- century Peru and Bolivia. This month, senior Carolina Robledo will pray the rosary in Spanish and Coro Primavera de Nuestra Señora, a Spanish-language Notre Dame student choir, will perform.
Friday, Feb. 7; 3 to 4 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Paul Taylor Dance Company
The world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company pays tribute to its late founder when “The Celebration Tour” arrives on campus for the final dance performances of the spring season. This event is part of an international celebration of Taylor — who died in 2018 after helping shape the art of modern dance during his 64-year career. Students: $10. Faculty/Staff: $45.
Friday, Feb. 7; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 8; 7:30 p.m.

Side by Side Saturday
Spend the afternoon with your little one at the museum. Discover new works of art together, be inspired by a story, make a work of art together and enjoy a light snack. Registration required. $5 per pair (adult + child) for non-members; free for members. Registration closes on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Saturday, Feb. 8; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Deadlines or Registrations

Nanovic Institute Application Deadline: Faculty Research Cluster Grants
Due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3.

Application Close: Community Impact Grants 
The Center for Social Concerns seeks to advance its mission by awarding Community Impact Grants to Notre Dame faculty, students, staff and community partners for community-engaged research, teaching and learning that enact the values of Catholic social tradition. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. 

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

Deals and Discounts

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night at Notre Dame Men’s Basketball
Notre Dame faculty and staff can purchase upper arena tickets starting at $10 for the Notre Dame men’s basketball game against Pitt.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 6:30 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

Valentine’s Day with Irish Gardens
Notre Dame’s on-campus, student-run flower shop is now taking orders for Valentine’s Day. We will have a wide selection of arrangements and flowers for great prices, and we can deliver anywhere on the Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s campuses, including offices. Orders can be placed over the phone at 631-4004, on our website, or in person in the basement of LaFortune Student Center.

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Spectrum Happy Hour 
Join us for happy hour the first Thursday of every month. This is a casual event for all LGBTQ+ and ally employees to meet one another, build our community and explore a different location each month. All are welcome, come say hello!
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5 to 7 p.m. in Legends of Notre Dame

Educational and Research Opportunities

Human Resources:

Benefits Drop-In Assistance Session
Notre Dame People Services Associates will be available bi-weekly throughout 2020 to help you with benefits-related questions. Drop by for specialized assistance; no appointment needed.
Monday, Feb. 3; 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 200, Grace Hall

Workshop: “Career Coaching Strategies for Managers and Supervisors”  
This workshop presents a simple and logical theory on how to better lead the workforce of today. Rather than treat your greatest assets as a fixed (and fixable) resource, treat them as valued players on your organizational team. It’s all about learning how to coach rather than manage.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall

HR Learning Programs: “Food for Thought ... Literally” 
During this interactive 2.5-hour workshop, we will explore the complex and fascinating relationship between nutrients and brain function, examine the research on healthy lifestyle habits and career success and learn practical skills to put a healthy brain-boosting diet into our daily routine. Register in Endeavor.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall
Thursday, Feb. 6; 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Hesburgh Libraries Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Introduction to Text Mining 
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 
Learn the fundamentals of GIS, including data types, applications and software.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; noon to 1 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining 
Learn how to use software to convert just about any file into plain text.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry: Intro to the Unix Shell Sessions 3 and 4 
Explore the Unix shell and learn how to do complex things using a few keystrokes.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 4 to 6 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Data Carpentry: Introduction to the Command Line for Genomics Session 1 
Learn how to use the command line.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 5 to 7 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora 
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

3D Modeling: Beginning SketchUp 
Learn the basic tools within SketchUp.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Intro to Github and Markdown  
Learn the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in markdown.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Friday, Feb. 7; 1 to 2 p.m.

Kaneb Center:

Gathering Early-Semester Student Feedback
Early-semester feedback offers an opportunity to collect detailed information from students about how well your course is working.  
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the ND Room (Room 202), LaFortune Student Center


Hesburgh Libraries Code Café — A Monthly Community of Practice
Do you have a project that requires coding? Join us for Code Café — a community of practice where people of all skill levels come together to work on their own projects. You ask for help when you need it and return the favor when you can. No sign-up necessary. Code Café is held on the first Friday of each month.
Friday, Feb. 7; 1 to 5 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

OIT Training Classes

Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge. Seats are available for the following classes:
     ∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Tuesday, Feb. 11; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
     ∙ Introductory AWS Training Lab, Wednesday, Feb. 12; 9 to 10:30 a.m.
     ∙ Data Governance Bootcamp, Wednesday, Feb. 12; 10 a.m. to noon
     ∙ InDesign CC, Level I: Basic Document Creation, Wednesday, Feb. 12; 1:30 to 5 p.m.
     ∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Thursday, Feb. 13; 8:30 a.m. to noon 
     ∙ Basic Google Calendar (New Users), Thursday, Feb. 13; 2 to 4 p.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

Faith and Service 

Siegfried Hall Day of Man
This is an annual fundraiser to support the South Bend Center for the Homeless. We have raised over $145,000 in the last 13 years. The men of Siegfried will be outside in the freezing cold in minimal clothing, begging for donations for the homeless — “We’re cold so the homeless don’t have to be.” Secure online donation portal here.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. campus-wide

Black Ecumenical Prayer Service
All are welcome to a Black Ecumenical Prayer Service, “The Potter’s House” (“Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” Jeremiah 18:2). This service will use the form of a midday prayer, with music led by Emorja Roberson, Voices of Faith Gospel Choir director and doctoral student in the Sacred Music Program. Lunch provided.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chapel, Cavanaugh Hall

Staff Caregivers Support Group
If you are a staff member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join. This group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share information and struggles and listen to how others deal with their situations. Questions? Contact Father Bracke
Thursday, Feb. 6; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga 
Take a moment out of your week to relax and recharge. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for this series of yoga classes that introduces you to a work of art that will accompany you through your practice. Capacity is limited. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours. 
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

RecSports and Kelly Cares Team Up for Heart Health
Celebrate Heart Month with a variety of fitness classes on rotation including Zumba, Cycling, Pump It Up and Yoga, as well as healthy snacks and fun giveaways! Join us for a fun, active Friday evening by registering now for $5. Click here for more info and to register.
Friday, Feb. 7; 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in the activity studios, Smith Center for Recreational Sports

Programming Basics for Lifting and Squat Workshop
RecSports is offering free workshops this spring!
Programming Basics for Lifting: Tuesday, Feb. 4; 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in Room 110, Rockne Memorial
Squat Workshop: Wednesday, Feb. 5; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Personal Training Studio, Smith Center  

Cardio and Strength Instructor Training
Want to teach cardio or strength classes? This course prepares participants to effectively teach cardio/strength classes upon obtaining an instructor’s credential. Click here for more info and a full list of instructional series.
Series begins Wednesday, Feb. 5.   

Register for Racquetball Tournament 
Ready to test your racquetball skills? Register Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 3 or 4, for RecSports’ racquetball tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9.

Lectures and Presentations

Flash Panel: “India’s Winter of Protest”
Nationwide demonstrations are drawing millions of Indian citizens to protest a controversial citizenship law that’s seen as discriminatory against Muslims and an assault on the secular ethos of India’s constitution. Experts and eyewitnesses will examine this “leaderless movement,” its meaning for India today and its potential impact on politics.
Monday, Feb. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Talk: “The Creative Process in Marching Band Drill Design; Why Symbols Matter!”
Part of First Mondays Convocations, talks by Department of Music faculty on current interests or research. This week is Sam Sanchez, instructional and band staff, concurrent assistant professor of the practice, percussion.
Monday, Feb. 3; 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 306, O’Neill Hall of Music

Book Discussion: “Color of Compromise: Why the History of Church and Race Matters
Notre Dame alumnus Jemar Tisby will discuss his recently published book, “Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism,” which describes the way in which Christianity has worked against American racial justice efforts, both past and present. Book signing to follow. 
Monday, Feb. 3; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Book Discussion: “Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life” 
The Inspired Leadership Initiative welcomes author Kerry Hannon as she shares action steps, insights and resources.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 213, Stayer Center

Our Universe Revealed/Physics for Everyone: “Building the World’s Biggest Telescopes”
The night sky offers us a window to the most distant edges of the universe. To understand it requires astronomers to push the boundaries of technology, building ever more complex instruments and larger and larger telescopes. Join the Department of Physics as Jonathan Crass, assistant research professor, describes how we build the largest telescopes today and what it takes to keep them running.
Tuesday, Feb. 4; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Talk: “Girl Power: Examining the Role of Women Voters in Presidential Elections” 
Pizza, Pop, and Politics is a monthly event through ND Votes that creates a space to discuss political issues with faculty and engage through civil discourse. Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, will facilitate the first discussion of the semester. 
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Kellogg International Scholars Program Research Night 
Come learn about the research current international scholars are doing with their faculty advisers. Then attend the reception to get your questions answered and network with students and faculty. Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Free and open to students and faculty.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Life Lunch Discussion with Clemens Sedmak: “Enacting Human Dignity” 
Enjoy a free lunch and seminar-style conversation with Clemens Sedmak, professor of social ethics in the Keough School of Global Affairs and concurrent professor at the Center for Social Concerns. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Free, but registration is required.
Wednesday, Feb. 5; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Lecture: “You’re a Slave to Money, Then You Die: The Perverse Theology of Neoliberalism”
Eugene McCarraher, associate professor of humanities, Villanova University. His work on “The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity” was supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life.
Thursday, Feb. 6; noon to 1:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Conference: “New-Right Thinkers and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy”
The Kellogg Institute presents the final part of three meetings on radical new-right thinkers, organized in the style of a workshop. It will bring together prominent scholars from Canada, Europe, Australia and the United States to discuss specific new-right thinkers and to reflect on the challenge of comparing their ideas systematically. Registration required; free to attend.
Friday, Feb. 7; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Jenkins Nanovic Halls and the Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Saturday, Feb 8; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Edith Stein Conference: “We are Made for Authenticity”
The conference seeks to explore a relevant topic based upon and from themes in the writing of St. Edith Stein. This year’s theme explores what a life of authenticity means for the modern individual. Invited speakers include Rev. Ryan Adorjan, KJ Ramsey and Colleen Carroll Campbell. Registration is free but required. Free for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross undergrad and grad students; $60 general public; $30 Saturday only.
Friday, Feb. 7; 1 to 6 p.m. in Corbett Hall
Saturday, Feb. 8; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The 2020 Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture: “Irish Bardic Poetry and Rhetorical Realpolitik — Early Modern Colonial Maneuvers” 
Sarah McKibben’s research focuses on Irish poets of the 16th and 17th centuries, who composed compelling artistic expressions of praise and warning — as well as satire — in the face of an antagonistic  Tudor-Stuart state.
Friday, Feb. 7; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Social Gatherings

Bites and Brews with Bell’s Brewery
Reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The Kalamazoo brewing company Bell’s is joining the Morris Inn for an exciting evening. Join us in the private dining rooms for small bites from Morris Inn Executive Chef Phil Gulis perfectly paired with craft brews from Bell’s. $35 plus tax and gratuity. Register now.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the private dining rooms, Morris Inn

Tea With Teddy
Bring your kiddos and their favorite stuffed friend for this winter’s most precious photo op. Reservations strongly recommended. Call 631-2018 to reserve your table. Adults: $30; little sipper (ages 12 and under): $14.
Sunday, Feb. 9; seatings at 2:30, 2:45 and 3 p.m. in Salon A, Smith Ballroom

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Use Turnitin To Review Student Paper Drafts
One of the most practical uses of Turnitin Originality Assessment is to help students evaluate the strength and originality of their papers before they turn in a final draft. Turnitin is available within Sakai’s Assignments tool and offers help with citations and grammar as well.

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.