For the Week of February 21
Chinese Film Night: “The Wandering Earth”
“The Wandering Earth” (2019) is a Chinese science fiction film that was China’s fourth highest grossing film of all time. Directed by Frant Gwo, the sequel is scheduled to be released in 2023. Sponsored by the Chinese program in East Asian Languages and Cultures and the CSLC.
Monday, Feb. 21; 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 126, DeBartolo Hall
German Movie Night: “Victoria”
“Victoria” (2015) is a German crime thriller film that was shot in a continuous take. Sponsored by the German program in German and Russian Languages and Literature and the CSLC.
Monday, Feb. 21; 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 102, DeBartolo Hall
Italian Movie Night: “Ciao, Professore!”
“Ciao, Professore!” is a 1992 Italian comedy film that was inspired by a collection of essays written by the students of Italian primary school teacher Marcello D’Orta. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies and the CSLC.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 102, DeBartolo Hall
Arabic Film Night: “Yomeddine”
“Yomeddine” (English translation: “Judgement Day”) is a 2018 Egyptian drama film about friendship. It won the 2018 Cannes Film Festival François Chalais Prize. The film will be moderated by Egyptian FLTA Osama Othman. Sponsored by the Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and the CSLC.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 102, DeBartolo Hall
Portuguese Film Night: “Aquarius” by Kleber Mendonça Filho
“Aquarius” (2016), a drama directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, was released during a political crisis in Brazil and has generated widespread controversies not just in Brazil, but abroad as well. Sponsored by the Portuguese program in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the CSLC.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 104, Bond Hall
Russian Movie Night: “The Battle for Sevastopol”
“The Battle for Sevastopol” (2015) is a biographical war film set against the German invasion of the USSR during World War II. This film was a joint effort between Ukraine and Russia and is set against the siege of Odessa and the siege of Sevastopol of 1941-42. Sponsored by the Russian program and the CSLC.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 102, DeBartolo Hall
Korean Movie Night: “Ode to My Father”
“Ode to My Father,” starring Hwang Jung-min and Yunjin Kim, depicts South Korean history from the 1950s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man, as he experiences events through the Korean and Vietnam wars and the government’s decision to dispatch nurses and miners to West Germany in the 1960s.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 102, DeBartolo Hall
Japanese Movie Night: “My Neighbor Totoro”
This 1988 fantasy animated film won multiple awards and the central character, Totoro, is beloved in the hearts of Japanese children like Winnie the Pooh is to American and British children. Sponsored by the Japanese program in East Asian Languages and Cultures and the CSLC.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 102, DeBartolo Hall
In the 2012 French film “Populaire,” a small-town girl finds a secretarial job with an insurance agent who is blown away by her ability to type at blazing speeds. Under his tutelage, she trains for and climbs up the dizzying heights of world-class speed typing competitions. University of Florida professor Barbara Mennel will give a virtual introduction of the film. Part of the Nanovic Film Series “Women at Work in European Cinema.” Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Movie Night and Discussion — “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin”
Join the GRC’s Sexual Identity FIREStarters and BSA to watch this film and celebrate Notre Dame’s first Black, gay member of the Board of Trustees. Rustin was a notable activist for civil rights, gay rights, nonviolence and social justice. Food provided by LaShonda’s Soul Food Café.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 8 to 10 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center
French Film Event: “Les Intouchables”
“Les Intouchables” (2011) is a French buddy comedy-drama film that was inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his French-Moroccan caregiver, Abdel Sellou. Sponsored by the French program in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the CSLC.
Friday, Feb. 25; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 138, DeBartolo Hall
Polish Film Event: “Bogowie” (“Gods”)
“Bogowie” (“Gods”) (2014) explores the early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite the harsh reality of 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country’s first human heart transplant. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the CSLC.
Friday, Feb. 25; 3 to 5 p.m. in Room B508 (TBC), Jenkins Hall
Creole Film Night: “La Rue Cases Nègres”/ “Sugar Cane Alley”
“La Rue Cases Nègres”/ “Sugar Cane Alley” (1983) is set in Martinique in the 1930s, when Africans working the sugar cane fields were treated harshly by their white employers. It is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Joseph Zobel. Among the many awards the film received was the International Catholic Organization for Cinema and Audiovisual Award.
Friday, Feb. 25; 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 104, Bond Hall
Bangla Movie Night: “Arshinagar” (“Reflection”)
This film is an adaptation of Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” (1952), the first Absurd Theatre’s theatrical success, a play that consists of a conversation between two characters waiting for the arrival of the mysterious Godot who continually sends word that he will appear but never does. Moderated by Ahmed Shams.
Friday, Feb. 25; 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall
“Drive My Car” (2021)
Adapted from a Haruki Murakami short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance and peace. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins — with the help of his driver — to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Fac/Staff: $6. Student: $4.
Friday, Feb. 25; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 26; 3 and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 27; 3 p.m.
“Triple Fisher: The Lethal Lolitas of Long Island” (2012)
Director Dan Kapelovitz melds three separate movies about Amy Fisher –– the Long Island teen who ignited a media firestorm when she shot the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco –– into one ultimate meta-melodramatic mashup that’s both a scathing critique and celebration of early-90s tabloid culture.
Fac/Staff: $6. Student: $4.
Friday, Feb. 25; 10 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 26; 10 p.m.
A Special Performance by the Notre Dame Bagpipe Band
The CSLC is proud to host this special performance by the Notre Dame Bagpipe Band. The band includes students, faculty, staff and alumni from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College, as well as members from the surrounding community.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Italian Ballet Performed by Amy Potter
Amy is a sophomore majoring in business and lives in McGlinn Hall. She has been dancing since she was 5 and trained pre-professionally in ballet. One of the ballet schools that she received training from is Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies and the CSLC.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 2 to 2:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Korean Traditional Percussion Music: Samulnori and Contemporary K-Pop Dancing
Samulnori is a Korean traditional percussion music performed by an ensemble of four Korean musical instruments. K-Pop (short for Korean pop music) is a fusion of modern dance moves and colorful costumes. Come watch this performance during the Culture Fair.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Audition for Staged Reading of “In Search of My Homeland”
Part of the FTT Student Theatre Festival. The performance dates are April 22 and 23. Since the script is written in Chinese and English, an intermediate Chinese level is required for most characters. (Two characters speak only English.) Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Audition dates: Wednesday, Feb. 23; 5 to 7 p.m. in Room B024 (basement), DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Feb. 24; 7 to 9 p.m.
Russian Ensemble Choir
The Russian Ensemble Choir, formed by Molly Peeney and Alyssa Gillespie of the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, will do a special performance for the Foreign Language Week Culture Fair.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 5:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Notre Dame Glee Club Performs International Music
The CSLC is proud to host the Notre Dame Glee Club as it performs a variety of international songs as part of the Foreign Language Week Culture Fair.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Ballet Folklórico Azul y Oro
Come enjoy a special Foreign Language Week performance co-sponsored by the Spanish program and the CSLC.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 7:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Italian Concert Singers
Join Italian Studies and the CSLC for a mezz’oretta di musica italiana contemporanea. Graduate students will lead music enthusiasts through fun renditions of Italian classics. Buon ascolto!
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 7:30 to 8 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Notre Dame Chorale: Songs in Six Languages
Alexander Blachly, director, and Päivi Ekroth, piano, presents “Singt! Cantate! Canta! Cantiamo! Chantez! Петь!”
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 8 to 8:30 p.m. in the LaBar Performance Hall (on the first floor, enter via the west doors), O’Neill Hall
“Show Some Skin: Emerge”
Each year, members of the community anonymously share stories of their experiences with race, class, gender, sex, religion, self-love and so much more. This provocative show has been a pillar of social justice and performed at Notre Dame for more than 10 years. This year’s theme, “Emerge,” asks the Notre Dame community to reflect on what they have experienced in these past two years of immense change. While we’re still so exposed, how can we lean into our vulnerabilities? Fac/Staff: $7. Student: $5.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-26; 7 to 9 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Feb. 27; 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café (first floor), Duncan Student Center
Poetry Reading: Julie Morrissy
Julie Morrissy is an Irish poet, academic, critic and activist. She was the first poet-in-residence at the National Library of Ireland in the Decade of Centenaries program. Now an NEH Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute, she will read her poetry in the galleries of the Snite’s newest exhibit: “Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022.”
Friday, Feb. 25; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Galleries of Irish Art, Snite Museum of Art
Winter Concert: Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra
The program will focus on French Modernism, with signature works of Debussy, Ravel, Lili Boulanger and Honegger. The concert will also feature trombonist Glenn Foley, winner of the symphony’s Concerto Competition. Fac/Staff: $5. Students: Free but ticketed.
Friday, Feb. 25; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
John Clayton & the Friends & Brothers Band
In a special tribute performance, Grammy award-winning bassist, composer, arranger and producer John Clayton is joined by a band of friends for an evening of jazz honoring the legacy of his late brother and longtime collaborator, Jeff Clayton. Fac/Staff: $33. Student: $10.
Saturday, Feb. 26; 7:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Renée Anne Louprette, Organ
Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as an organ recitalist and conductor. Renowned as a liturgical organist, improviser and consummate musician, she is associated with several famous sacred music programs in the New York City area. Fac/Staff: $10. Student: $5.
Sunday, Feb. 27; 4 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.
BIPH 2022 Summer Graduate Fellowships
The Berthiaume Institute is accepting applications for summer graduate research fellowships. This year, the institute will award up to 10 fellowships of $10,000 each, to cover the period of May 15 through Aug. 15. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 16. Apply online.
Thrive Presents “Thriving in the New Normal”
Old Normal. New Normal. Now Normal. However you define where we’ve been, where we are or where we’re going, one thing is certain — amidst all the changes, professional development is critical for professional success. Presenters will discuss how to strategically develop ourselves as we continue to navigate new territory in our work and professional lives.
Thursday, Feb. 24; noon to 1 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center
Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
∙ Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
∙ Extracting the Who, What and When from a Text
Learn how to use a tool to extract information from any plain text file.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
∙ Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
∙ A First Taste of LaTeX for the Curious
This workshop will introduce basic concepts, skills and hurdles one might need or come across when writing in LaTeX.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 2 to 4 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), 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. 25; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library
∙ Creating and Hosting Websites with Bootstrapr and GitHub
Learn how to use Bootstrapr and GIT Hub to create and host a professional-looking website.
Friday, Feb. 25; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom
Interactive Workshop: “Better Conversations Every Day” (Coaching for Supervisors/Managers)
Better culture and better performance starts with better conversations. This interactive workshop teaches coaching skills that a) foster trust, empowerment and respect/fairness, b) equip all to speak up, give feedback and better collaborate, and c) accelerate the growing culture of coaching at Notre Dame.
This is a two-day workshop; both days are required.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 22 and 23; 8:30 a.m. to noon in Room B02, McKenna Hall
Fidelity Webinar: “Managing My Money”
Fidelity Investments works with Notre Dame to help you get answers to your most important benefits questions. During this webinar, you will learn how to identify the three core components of a sound budget, begin to build (or rebuild) your emergency savings fund and get control over prioritizing your debt.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 2 to 3 p.m. via webinar
Thursday, Feb. 24; noon to 1 p.m. via webinar
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.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Tuesday, March 1; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Layers and Text, Tuesday, March 1; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, March 1; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Thursday, March 3; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ travelND Training, Thursday, March 3; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to endeavor.nd.edu. Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Mass in Portuguese
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Portuguese with officiant Father Antonio Lemos. Guidance in both English and Portuguese will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (email@example.com).
Monday, Feb. 21; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Chapel
The South Bend Medical Foundation will facilitate two blood drives on or near campus this week. February donors will receive a South Bend Medical Foundation hoodie. Appointments are preferred. Sign up online at givebloodnow.com.
∙ The Department of Mathematics and the College of Science will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 22; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the Duncan Student Center at Gate E
∙ The Harper Cancer Research Institute will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 23; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at HRCI, 1234 N. Notre Dame Ave.
Catholic Mass in Swahili
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Swahili with officiant Father Frank Murphy. Guidance in both English and Swahili will be provided. A gathering with refreshments will follow the service. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Badin Hall Chapel
Catholic Mass in German
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in German with officiant Father Vincenz Heereman. Guidance in both English and German will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (email@example.com).
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Chapel
Catholic Mass in Italian
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Italian with officiant Father Vincenz Heereman. Guidance in both English and Italian will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday, Feb. 24; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Chapel
Catholic Mass in Arabic
All are welcome to join the celebration of Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Arabic with officiant Father Aaron Michka. All are welcome, and guidance in both English and Arabic will be provided. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (email@example.com).
Sunday, Feb. 27; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Siegfried Hall Chapel
Head to the Snite Museum for yoga in the galleries. Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses. Mats are provided and masks are required. Co-sponsored by RecSports.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Snite Museum of Art
Yoga in Italian
Are you in need of decompressing after a long week? Come practice some yoga and learn some Italian! This class is open to all — no previous knowledge of Italian needed. Each sequence will be explained in English first, then repeated in Italian. Mats, blocks and straps are provided.
Friday, Feb. 25; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Activity Studio 1, Duncan Student Center
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.
Webinar — “Revising the Mandate for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan: Reflections on the Recommendations of the UN Secretary-General”
This webinar aims to stimulate discussion on a revised mandate for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, a crucial issue following the fall of the Afghan government in August.
Monday, Feb. 21; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom
RLI Book Discussion: “Why Do People Discriminate Against Jews?”
The Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative will host a book discussion featuring Professor Jonathan Fox, Bar-Ilan, co-author of the recently published “Why Do People Discriminate Against Jews?” (Oxford University Press, 2021). A Chipotle lunch will be provided. Copies of Fox’s book will be available for purchase.
Monday, Feb. 21; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 3140, Eck Hall of Law
Presentation: “Religious Diversity in India”
India was established as a secular state and its constitution guarantees religious freedom. While Hinduism is the dominant religion, there are practitioners of all faiths in India. Join FLTA Amrita Sharma as she explores the diversity of religion in India and how all faiths flourish in India. Sponsored by the CSLC.
Monday, Feb. 21; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall
See the Snite in Portuguese
In celebration of Foreign Languages Week, explore the Snite Museum in Portuguese. Undergraduate gallery teacher Luca Marini will lead a discussion of a few select works for Portuguese speakers of all levels. All are welcome to experience how language and culture come together in the museum’s galleries.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Webinar — “Black, Irish and the Dream: Dialogues in the Time of Revolution”
The John Lewis-John Hume Symposium (organized by the African American Irish Diaspora Network) highlights parallels of the civil rights movements in the U.S. and Ireland. On Tuesday: How did the language and literature of the civil rights movements in the 1960s in the United States and Ireland provide the foundation of powerful movements for change?
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 2 to 3:15 p.m. via webinar
Lecture — “South-South Dialogues: Racial Capitalism, Political Community and the 1927 Brussels Congress”
Anne Garland Mahler from the University of Virginia will lecture on the momentous European encounter between activists from the emerging global south at the 1927 “Congress Against Colonial Oppression and Imperialism and for National Independence” in Brussels. Co-sponsored by the Initiative on Race and Resilience and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls
See the Snite in Italian
In celebration of Foreign Languages Week, explore the Snite Museum in a mixture of English and Italian. Undergraduate gallery teacher Luca Marini ’23, will lead a discussion of select Medieval and Renaissance works for Italian speakers of all levels. All are welcome to experience how language and culture come together in the museum’s galleries.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 4 to 4:45 p.m. in Snite Museum of Art
Book Launch Webinar: “Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining”
A new book growing out of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network makes the case that building an “ecological just peace” is an issue all Catholics should care about, and one that Catholic peacebuilders are uniquely positioned to address. Join the book launch featuring conversations with several of the authors featured in the book.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom
Lecture: “Where Have All the Faithful Gone? Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Evangelization”
Rev. Matt Malone, S.J., president and editor-in-chief of America Media, will give a lecture on approaches to evangelizing the disaffiliated in the 21st-century Church. This is part of the Holy Cross Media and Evangelization Summit. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center
Art History Works-in-Progress Series Lecture: “‘Magnificence Without Meaning’ in Piranesi’s Carceri”
Presented by Heather Hyde Minor, professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom
Our Universe Revealed/Physics for Everyone — “A Galactic Archaeological Road Trip with the Keck Observatory Telescopes”
Presented by Evan Kirby, guest associate professor, Department of Physics, and research professor, Caltech Department of Astronomy. The Keck telescopes have taken astronomers to the most remote neighborhoods of our galaxy, peppered with mini-galaxies-within-a-galaxy that are sparsely populated with just handfuls of stars. Although these galaxies used to harbor supernovae that produced most of the elements in the periodic table, those factories were shuttered long ago.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science
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 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Lecture — “Nineteenth-Century Athenian Architecture and Urbanism: Simple Lessons for an Age of Climate Change”
Michael Lykoudis, professor of architecture and Nanovic Institute faculty fellow, will discuss what we can learn from architecture and urbanism in Athens in the 19th century as we face the challenges of climate change and the inequitable distribution of resources. Boxed lunches will be available to attendees while supplies last.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Lunch Lecture: “‘The Nature We Ought to Love’: A Thomistic Perspective on the Moral Evils of Racism”
Thérèse Cory, associate professor of Thomistic studies, offers a Thomistic account of the various evils brought under the header of racism today. Presented by the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture; co-sponsored by Notre Dame Law School, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Philosophy and the Jacques Maritain Center.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; noon to 2 p.m. in the Oak Room, South Dining Hall (lunch at noon; lecture at 12:30 p.m.)
Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis
Join the third week of ThinkND and Notre Dame International’s series highlighting the University’s global reach through research and activism. This week will look at the impact of the rise in sea level in Mumbai. Special guests are the Mumbai global director and Krupali Uplekar Krusche, associate professor.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 1 to 2 p.m. online
Panel Discussion — “The Fruits of the Abraham Accords: A New Era of Peace, Hope and Prosperity in the Middle East”
The Abraham Accords have shifted the geopolitical order in the Middle East. It has proven to show great benefits to the government, private sectors and the peoples of the Abraham Accords countries even during one of the most challenging pandemics of our lives. The panel discussion features Sharaka NGO representatives sharing their work to promote people-to-people peace initiatives in the Middle East.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center, and via Zoom
Gender Studies/Philosophy Talk: “Self-improvement, Pathology and Passions: What Can We Learn from Anorexia Nervosa?”
This talk by Amanda Evans will bring together recent work by Louis Charland and colleagues on the conceptualization of anorexia nervosa as a passion, Simona Giordano’s work on the moral status of lightness in eating disorders and, finally, Heather Widdows’s claim that beauty ideals have begun to function as ethical ideals.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 140, DeBartolo Hall
Talk: “No Room at the Inn? Catholic Social Teaching and Homelessness”
Suzanne Mulligan, professor of theology at the Pontifical University in Maynooth, Ireland, will give a talk examining Ireland’s housing crisis and its connection to economics, social inclusion and the common good.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 4 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library
Black History Month Panel: “Toni Morrison’s Lasting Legacy”
Morrison, a Nobel Prize laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, editor and educator, was perhaps the most important literary figure writing in English at the turn of the 21st century. A panel of writers and scholars will discuss her work and its impact on contemporary culture and invites you to participate. Online guests can attend from this link.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Civil Rights Heritage Center, 1040 W. Washington St., South Bend
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 timely discussion that will highlight key lessons from Tutu’s work. Hear insights from panelists who will explore his advocacy for what he called “our shared paths to freedom and justice,” and learn 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
Lecture — “Framing Modern Ireland: The Role of Visual Art in Post-Independence Ireland”
Focusing on key works of art, this lecture by Róisín Kennedy considers the position of visual art in modern Irish culture from the perspective of the state, the wider public sphere and the individual artist. Kennedy will examine the work of artists on view in the Snite Museum’s exhibition “Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022” alongside other artists.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Discussion — “Carnival in Bolivia: Exploring the Mystic Elements”
Carnival is celebrated all over South America, but one of the most unique and interesting celebrations is held in Bolivia in the city of Oruro. For eight days preceding Ash Wednesday, people celebrate with music, elaborate costumes, food and dance. FLTA Delia Salazar Alcuna will discuss the mystic and religious aspects of Carnival in Bolivia.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall
Dean’s Speaker Series: A Conversation with Marcus Freeman
Join Martijn Cremers, the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business, for a fireside chat with Marcus Freeman, the Dick Corbett Head Football Coach. The discussion will be centered on Freeman’s role as a leader and educator, and how he balances his professional and personal life. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions. Seating is limited.
Friday, Feb. 25; 11 a.m. to noon in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business
See the Snite in French
In celebration of Foreign Languages Week, explore the Snite Museum in French. Undergraduate gallery teacher Analina Barnes will lead a discussion of Charles Louis Lucien Muller’s “The Roll Call of the Last Victims of the Reign of Terror” (ca. 1860) for French speakers of all levels.
Friday, Feb. 25; noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
See the Snite in Spanish
In celebration of Foreign Languages Week, explore the Snite Museum in Spanish. Undergraduate gallery teacher Miranda Colon will lead a discussion of Joan Miro’s “Signs and Configurations” for Spanish speakers of all levels.
Friday, Feb. 25; 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Gallery Talk: Kevin Beasley’s “Chair of the Ministers of Defense” and the Women of the Black Panther Party
Join Mary Phillips, associate professor of Africana studies at Lehman College, City University of New York, to look closely at Kevin Beasley’s installation “Chair of the Ministers of Defense” and reflect on its representations of gender, spirituality, incarceration, feminism and liberation.
Friday, Feb. 25; 2 to 2:45 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Panel Discussion — “From ABC to CEO: An Informal Conversation with ND Alumni”
As part of Foreign Language Week at Notre Dame, the Career Center will host a special panel discussion with alumni to explore the value of learning new languages for career paths and professional opportunities. Current students will moderate the discussion and all are welcome.
Friday, Feb. 25; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Career Center (fifth floor), Duncan Student Center
Human Development Conference — “Our Global Responsibility: Seeking Inclusive Growth Amidst Widening Inequality”
The 14th annual HDC is an opportunity for undergraduates to share their research and creative work engaging with themes of development and inequality. This year, the conference will take place in a hybrid format.
Friday, Feb. 25; 4 to 6:15 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and virtually
Saturday, Feb. 26; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Labor Café: “Black Labor in the COVID-19 Economy”
How has the COVID-19 economy impacted Black people in the workforce? Join the conversation at the Labor Café as it convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome, and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, Feb. 25; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall
Join a celebration of the French language including games, French food and music. Sponsored by the French program in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.
Monday, Feb. 21; 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 2 (North W246), LaFortune Student Center
Chinese Board Games
Traditional Chinese board games — like Mahjong, Go and Xiangqi (Chinese chess) — are popular around the world. In this presentation, FLTA Natalie Hsiao will guide you as you explore Chinese board games and learn how to play. Sponsored by the Chinese program in East Asian Languages and Literatures and the CSLC.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall
Japanese Tea Ceremony
The Japanese tea ceremony is a traditional cultural activity that involves ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, a form of green tea. Every action in the ceremony is carefully executed and is very meditative in performance and observation. Join the faculty of the Japanese program as they perform the Japanese tea ceremony for the ND Community.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall
Portuguese Trivia Night
Show off your knowledge of all things Portuguese! Join the Portuguese faculty and students for a fun game of trivia. Sponsored by the Portuguese program in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the CSLC.
Tuesday, Feb. 22; 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in Room 106, Bond Hall
Irish Jig Dance Lesson
At some point you have probably hopped around, swung your feet and called it an Irish jig. But hopping is not a jig! Join Shannon Dunne as she teaches this traditional Celtic dance that is usually accompanied by a fiddle. Sponsored by the Department of Irish Language and Literature and the CSLC.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; noon to 1 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
The Aesthetics of Indian Dress: Exploring the Sari
Indian handcrafted and hand-woven textiles are exemplified in the sari, a single unstitched cloth that allows for an almost infinite amount of variation in texture, color and design. They vary by region across India, even in the way they’re worn. In this workshop, learn how to drape a sari and explore its meaning in the diversity of culture in India.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 1 to 2 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Tahitian Dance: Fa'aitoito hau tātou
The CSLC is proud to sponsor a special performance by Elisejane C. Plečnik representing Tahitian culture at the Culture Fair during Foreign Languages Week. Fa'aitoito hau tātou (translated as “encourage peace to all”) is an anthology of Tahitian dance pieces containing complete works by Tahitian culture bearers. “Haere mai!” or “Come!” and dance!
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 1:30 to 2 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Learn to Play Korean Ddakji
In this presentation by FLTA Sunyoung Park, participants are going to learn all about ddakji. This children’s game became so popular since it showed up in the Korean TV series “Squid Game.” Sponsored by the Korean program in East Asian Languages and the CSLC.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 2 to 3 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Middle Eastern Dance Lesson
Join Ruby Jazayre, who has performed all over the world, as she teaches you some traditional steps in the Middle Eastern tradition. Sponsored by the Program in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and the CSLC.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Juggling, an ancient form of entertainment, is lots of fun and not difficult to learn. This activity, which will be held in German, is designed to teach students who are at any level of German to juggle three balls. Join in during Foreign Language Week to practice your German and learn how to juggle.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 3 to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Learn about the history of calligraphy. Try writing auspicious words in Chinese calligraphy and bring home your own Spring Festival couplets! Sponsored by the Chinese program in East Asian Languages and Culture and the CSLC.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 3 to 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Join colleagues from across departments and colleges for this first faculty happy hour of the spring semester. Re-connect, meet new colleagues, relax together and share ideas. All faculty are welcome along with spouses and partners. Hosted by the Faculty Chaplaincy.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hesburgh/Joyce Dining Room, Morris Inn
Multi-Language Trivia Game
Bring your knowledge of culture to this trivia event during Foreign Languages Week. There will be a variety of topics from flags and food to fun facts and the famous. Teams should consist of four to six students, and they will play through rounds of competition, with prizes awarded to the winning teams. Click the link provided for more information.
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 4 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Italian Carnevale Mask Making
Venice Carnevale mask making started in the 13th century when Venetians would hold celebrations and parties from Dec. 26 until the start of Lent and wear elaborate masks to conceal their identity. In this hands-on workshop, Italian Professor Alessia Blad-Miller will guide you in making your own “la tua maschera di carnevale!”
Wednesday, Feb. 23; 6 to 7 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center
Multi-Language Reading Club
Join other language learners in this multi-language reading club! Spend an hour relaxing and reading for fun in the company of others. Bring a foreign language book, magazine or newspaper or read one from the library collection. Questions? Contact: Azeb Haileselassie, Noriko Hanabusa, Rachel Parroquin or Tiziana Serafini.
Thursday, Feb. 24; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 120), Hesburgh Library
Computer Repair Service During ND Bookstore Transition
Normal computer repair service at the ND Bookstore Technology (Hammes) Hub will be available through Sunday, Feb. 27. Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, minor repairs on computers may be completed through Friday, March 4. Computers requiring major repairs or warranty work can be dropped off beginning Monday, Feb. 28, but the work won’t begin until the bookstore reopens on Monday, March 14.
Live Transcription Change in Zoom
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, OIT Zoom administrators will make a change to the live transcription feature in Zoom. The default setting for this feature will be changed to “ON” for all Notre Dame Zoom accounts. This means that the meeting owner has access to this feature and can choose to enable or disable live transcription for any meeting or class.
Canvas Tip: Message Students from the Gradebook
Canvas’ Gradebook offers a feature that allows instructors to send messages to students based on the status of their grade. Whether the student hasn’t submitted their assignment or may have scored less than 80 percent, instructors can select a criterion and reach out to those students who meet it.
Sakai Tip: No New Courses Will Be Created in Sakai
Sakai is in the process of being replaced by Canvas, and this is the last semester instructors will be able to teach with Sakai. All new courses, starting with summer 2022, will be created in Canvas.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, through 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Several IT services may be unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period.
Departmental/FOAPAL Transactions at the Bookstore
Due to the upcoming transition in bookstore management, departmental/FOAPAL transactions must be completed by Monday, Feb. 28, or held until Monday, March 14, when new management will be in place.
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.