TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (February 14)



For the Week of February 14

Arts and Performances


Closing Reception for Second-Year MFA Student Exhibition
Thursday, Feb. 17; 5 to 7 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery, 214 Riley Hall (Refreshments will be served in Room 215.)


“The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World” (2020)
At the 1968 Olympics, two African American men stood in silent protest with heads bowed and fists raised as “The Star-Spangled Banner” played. Through intimate interviews, compelling images and archive footage, this documentary explores the moment in the context of a critically important and volatile time for the U.S. civil rights movement. Free but ticketed. Limit one ticket per person.
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 6 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Unknown Woman” (Italy, 2006)
The Nanovic Film Series continues this spring focusing on “Women at Work in European Cinema.” In this masterpiece by Giuseppe Tornatore — which won the People’s Choice Award at the European Film Awards — a Ukrainian woman named Irena becomes the nanny for a young, affluent Italian family, and risks everything to uncover a hidden truth. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“King Richard” (2021)
Based on a true story, “King Richard" follows the journey of Richard Williams (Will Smith), an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time –– Venus and Serena Williams –– and changing the sport of tennis forever. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Friday, Feb. 18; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 19; 3, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20; 3 p.m.


Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre presents “Cyrano”
A swashbuckling love story with a modern musical twist. Adapted by Matt Hawkins from “Cyrano de Bergerac,” by Edmond Rostand. Music and lyrics by Veronica Mansour ’21. Directed by Matt Hawkins. Post-show talkback on Friday, Feb. 18, with cast, creators and faculty members La Donna Forsgren (FTT and gender studies), Olivier Morel (FTT and Romance languages), Alison Rice (Romance languages and gender studies). Tickets: Faculty/Staff/Senior (65+): $12, General: $15, Student: $7. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 17-19; 7:30 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Feb. 20; 2:30 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 24-26; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 27; 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 17; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Pianists Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Andrew Zhou comprise HereNowHear, an ensemble inspired by compositional experimentation and a digitally autonomous (re)build-it-yourself spirit. The program will consist of Stockhausen’s epic “MANTRA,” along with Notre Dame faculty composer John Liberatore’s “Sedgeflowers.” Free but ticketed.
Saturday, Feb. 19; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

∙ Student Leadership Awards for Graduating Students
Each year the University honors graduating seniors and post-baccalaureate students through its Student Affairs Leadership awards. These awards have a distinct set of criteria. You may submit a nomination for one or more of these awards through our online form.
∙ Holtz and Hipp-Beeler Financial Aid Awards for Rising Seniors
Each spring, the Division of Student Affairs awards two tuition scholarships to current juniors for use during their senior year. The Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based award of $60,000, and the Hipp-Beeler Scholarship is a need-based award of $16,000.
Deadline: Nominations for both the Student Leadership Awards and the Financial Aid Awards must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Review the complete details in this attachment.

Submit a Haiku About Data for Love Data Week 2022
If you love data, write a haiku and tell us about it (e.g., data management, processing, sharing, preservation, reuse, etc.). The contest is open to Notre Dame students and employees. Start working on your haiku — submissions are accepted from Monday, Feb. 14, through noon Friday, Feb. 18. Review guidelines, examples and how to submit your haiku.

Love Data Week 2022 — Win a Mini Gaming Console
Is your ORCID ID a lucky one? Enter to win one of two mini Playstation Classic consoles! The lottery will take place at the end of the “Tips for Effective and Collaborative Research” workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Learn what an ORCID ID is and how to get one at

Considine Award — Nomination Deadline
The Kellogg Institute seeks nominations of undergraduate students for the Considine Award for the Study of or Service to the Church in Latin America. Nominees are required to submit a resume and a one-page letter explaining how their service and/or academic work relates to the selection criteria of this award, which includes a $1,000 cash prize. Nomination deadline: Monday, Feb. 21. Nominee submission deadline: Monday, March 11.

Deadlines or Registrations

Proposal Deadline for Community Impact Grant
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. Individuals from around the University have applied scholarship to communities near and far in a number of disciplines.
Deadline of Monday, Feb. 14; 4:30 p.m.

Reminder: Naughton Fellowship Deadline
The Naughton Fellowship program provides opportunities for students and faculty from some of Ireland’s leading research universities and Notre Dame to experience international education in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. 
Online deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18

Time-Out for Tech: Keyboard Shortcuts in Google
There are lots of keyboard shortcuts besides copy, paste and undo. Learn an array of new ones for common tasks to simplify your work in Google. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “Our Shared Paths to Justice: Learning from Desmond Tutu’s Faith and Activism”
The late Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a tireless advocate for human dignity. His recent passing is an opportunity to reflect on his extensive work for racial justice, interfaith solidarity and just peace. Join the Ansari Institute for a panel discussion on this rich legacy. Learn how Tutu’s faith influenced his activism and how his approach can help us address inequality and oppression today. Learn more and register. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 24; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Black History Month Virtual Lunch & Learn
“The Current Moment is Not New — We’ve Been Here for a Long Time: Critical Race Theory and the Attack on the Historical Record,” by David Stovall, professor of Black studies, criminology, law and justice, University of Illinois Chicago.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

BlackFacts w/ Black@ND
For Black History Month, Black@ND begins a campaign called #BlackFacts. #BlackFacts is a 60-second video highlighting a Black person or an event pertaining to Black history. Every morning, catch the latest post on Black@ND’s Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook pages.
Through Thursday, March 3

Educational and Research Opportunities

Love Data Week 2022 — Data Haiku Contest, Workshops and Open Houses
Join in a series of talks, workshops and open houses that can help you learn skills, tools and techniques for managing your data. You can also participate in the data haiku contest. Review the specifics.
Monday through Friday, Feb. 14-18, in the Hesburgh Library

Learning through Play: Exploring Data Skill Building, Education and Enthusiasm in the World of Video Games!
Hannah Gunderman from Carnegie Mellon University will offer tips on how to leverage gaming in education about data as well as how to support data skill development. Join in for refreshments and conversation at the watch party.
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library, or watch the livestream

Open House
Stop by the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship and interact with working examples of 1970s video games at the Hesburgh Libraries Legacy Technology Collection.
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 245, Hesburgh Library

Tips for Effective and Collaborative Research
Have you heard about open access and open data but are unsure where to start? How does one become an “open” researcher? Learn how you can work effectively and collaboratively in an open research environment. Seats are limited, so don’t forget to register.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 247, Hesburgh Library

Custer’s Revenge to Red Dead Redemption: Changing the Language of Indigenous Representation in Video Games
Ashlee Bird, a Moreau Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of American Studies, will discuss the importance of teaching the history of Indigenous representation in video games and offer examples to demonstrate these types of gamic language. Seats are limited, so make sure to register.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

Open House
Stop by the Hesburgh Libraries Legacy Technology Collection within the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship to immerse yourself in the history of video games and see how cultural beliefs have shaped the representation of characters on screen and in accompanying physical items.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 245, Hesburgh Library

Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
If you’re in the middle of a qualitative research project, you’re likely juggling dozens of documents that need to be coded. Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your research project. Seats are limited, so don’t forget to register.
Friday, Feb. 18; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 220, Hesburgh Library

Virtual Reality Open House: Killing Romeo in Fair VRona
Interact with medicinal ingredients and scientific instruments of Renaissance Europe, solve puzzles and learn about VR game design and the resources available at the Navari Family CDS.
Friday, Feb. 18; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 249, Hesburgh Library


Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
∙ Topic Modeling with MALLET
Learn how to infer helpful topics from a large corpus of text with MALLET, a popular natural language processing toolkit.
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library, virtual option available
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library, virtual option available
Thursday, Feb. 17; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library, virtual option available
Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
A Beginner’s Guide to Programming and Data Analysis with “R” and BASH
Learn about “R” and Unix/Linux command line tools that are available for processing different types of data sets.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 5 to 7 p.m. virtually
A Biologist’s Guide to Programming and Data Analysis with “R” and BASH
Learn about “R” and Unix/Linux command line tools that are available for processing different types of data sets.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 5 to 7:30 p.m. virtually
Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
Learn how to use software to convert your file into plain text.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library


Mental Health First Aid
This skills-based training course for managers and supervisors teaches participants about mental health and substance abuse issues. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room B02, McKenna Hall

The Art of Risk Taking
This high-energy, interactive leadership and professional development workshop will assist you with taking smart risks that are consistent with your values. Participants will learn strategies to help develop resiliency through mindset exercises to handle fear, failure, rejection and criticism and tools to develop self-care practices.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall

Creating and Assessing Choice Boards in Canvas
Choice boards are a great way to offer students a way to show what they know. The boards connect to what they are learning. They enhance student engagement and heighten motivation while using differentiated instruction. In this workshop, review ways to incorporate and manage choice boards in Canvas.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 1 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

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.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Contact Lists and Embedded Data, Wednesday, Feb. 23; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at  

Faith and Service

Boys & Girls Clubs Volunteer Interest Night
Join a community making a difference! Attend orientation and join in afterward for pizza, games and a meet-and-greet with current volunteers. Volunteers bring their skills and hobbies to club kids — helping them to grow emotionally, socially and academically in a safe environment through arts, STEM, literacy, sports and more. RSVP for the orientation. Volunteer for a minimum of two hours/week. Hosted through the Center for Social Concerns.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Orientation is from 6 to 6:40 p.m. in the Andrews Auditorium (Room B001), Geddes Hall, with the social afterward in the Geddes Hall Coffeehouse.

Health and Recreation

KN95 Masks Available
The University has acquired KN95 masks for complimentary distribution throughout campus to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff. Here's where to get yours. One per student, faculty and staff member, please. 

Updated RecSports Masking Policy
Per University guidelines, masking is no longer required in RecSports facilities for those who are fully vaccinated. Students and employees who have not provided the University with proof of vaccination, including those who have been granted an exemption, are expected to continue to mask. 

Tuesday Power Yoga and Power Yoga Flow Going Flexible
Tuesday Power Yoga and Power Yoga Flow with Steve are now offered on the flexible registration schedule in addition to the semester registration schedule. Registration is required.
Tuesdays, 6:30 a.m. in Activity Studio 1, Smith Center
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. in Activity Studio 1, Smith Center

Thrive! Family Inner Tubing
Join the Thrive! Employee Resource Group for inner tubing at St. Patrick’s County Park. Family members are welcome to attend. This is a free event. RSVP before the Thursday, Feb. 17, deadline, as the event is limited to 80 attendees.
Friday, Feb. 18; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s County Park

Lectures and Presentations

2022 Nanovic Forum — “A View from the UK Parliament: What We Must Do to Combat Genocide”
Known for his work in human rights, David Alton, Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool, will discuss the repeated failure to avert genocide in places like Europe’s Balkans and now in Xinjiang, China. He will outline the Genocide Amendment, which he pioneered through U.K. Parliament in 2021, and how the regimes in Russia and China undermine the UN Genocide Convention.
Tuesday, Feb. 15; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis
Join the second week of ThinkND and Notre Dame International’s new series highlighting the University’s global reach through research and activism. This week will look at coastal boulder displacement in the west of Ireland. Special guests are Kylemore Global staff, ND Professor Andrew Kennedy and other guests.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 11 a.m. to noon online

ND Energy Distinguished Lecture — “Open-Shell Molecules: A Radical Design for Organic Optoelectronic Materials”
Join ND Energy for a virtual distinguished lecture featuring Mark S. Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Lehigh University. Chen will discuss his research focused on the synthesis of open-shell organic molecules and their application to optoelectronic materials and devices. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom 

Lecture: “The Irish at the Carolingian Court and the Europeanization of Europe”
Alexander O’Hara is a medieval historian interested in the cultural perception of Ireland. A Fulbright Fellow in Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard, he is exploring how Irish immigrants in the Carolingian Court of the eighth and ninth centuries wrote about their place within Europe and their identity as Irishmen. Co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute.
Wednesday, Feb. 16; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

75th Anniversary Alumni Lecture — “Reconsidering Uta: On the Affordances of a Liturgical Book”
The Uta Codex, a famous 11th-century gospel book, has been called “perhaps the most important work of Western Illumination of its day.” This lecture with Professor Andrew Irving (Ph.D. ’12) will use affordance theory to re-examine the uses of the book and explore the implications for the description and analysis of liturgical manuscripts more generally.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Medieval Institute (Room 715), Hesburgh Library, and livestreamed on YouTube

Pizza, Pop and Politics: “Redistricting in Indiana and the U.S.”
Join ND Votes to talk about redistricting in both Indiana and the United States as a whole. Ranjan Rohatgi, professor of mathematics and computer science at Saint Mary’s College, will speak about his role on the Indiana Redistricting Commission. Pizza and pop will be provided.
Thursday, Feb. 17; 5 p.m. in the Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

EdTalk: “Structured Reflection Tasks for Transformative Language and Culture Learning”
Building on recent scholarly work aimed at bridging transformative learning theories and world language education, the presenter will discuss research-based strategies and activities that foster students’ reflexivity, ownership of learning, perspective transformation and meta-cognitive awareness at all levels of instruction from basic to advanced.
Friday, Feb. 18; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Talk — “Beautiful Things: Dressers and Delph Stories in Western Ireland”
What does an everyday Irish dresser and delph tell us about family life and culture? In this talk, Meredith Chesson, professor of anthropology, will show that dressers tell stories that transcend time and space — for example, building connections between the living and loved ones lost to death and emigration. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Nanovic Institute.
Friday, Feb. 18; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

Gradescope Workshop Series
Gradescope is an online tool for instructors to deliver and grade class assignments and exams more efficiently. This series will cover Gradescope assignment types and course formats, including the LMS workflow, as well as delivering handwritten or online assignments, or both. Instructors are welcome to invite their TAs and grading staff. Access information will be sent once registration is complete.
Sessions are offered at various days and times.

Safety, Parking and Traffic

ND Alert Test, Thursday, Feb. 17
The Office of Campus Safety frequently tests ND Alert, the University’s comprehensive emergency notification system used to communicate with people on campus in the event of an emergency or impactful incident. The next ND Alert test will take place at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Please verify your contact information.

Social Gatherings

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table meets bi-monthly and is a great chance 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 anyone at Notre Dame. For more information and to be added to the participants’ email list, contact Josh Barthuly or Lea Barthuly. 
Friday, Feb. 18; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Side-by-Side Saturday: Arty Party
Connect with a little person in your life while discovering new works of art and creating together. There will be party hats, exciting guests and festive games to create a lasting memory. Limited to eight pairs. $10 per pair (adult + child age 4-8) for nonmembers, free for members.
Saturday, Feb. 19; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: What Do All the Icons in the Canvas Gradebook Mean?
The Gradebook spreadsheet screen includes several icons and colors that may display in the assignment columns, assignment groups and Total column. Each one cues the user on assignment status, grade type and visibility.

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.