TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (February 28)



For the Week of February 28

Arts and Performances


Spring Exhibit — “The Word throughout Time: The Bible in the Middle Ages and Beyond”
Visit Hesburgh Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections and explore the spring exhibit featuring Bibles and biblical texts from the 12th through 21st centuries. The exhibit seeks to show the varying contexts of the medieval Bible as well as its early modern successors.
All exhibits are free and open to the public during business hours.
Sunday, Feb. 28; in room 102, Hesburgh Library


Nanovic Film Series Presents “Hive” (2021)
Sundance Film Festival triple winner “Hive” is a powerful feminist tale about a group of widows who band together to launch a business to support their struggling families. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies Film Series: Women at Work in European Cinema.
Free but ticketed.
Thursday, March 3; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Schola Musicorum 56
The Notre Dame Schola Musicorum presents a program of Gregorian chant from medieval manuscripts, early polyphony based on chant, and organ music by Franz Tunder and Johann Sebastian Bach. Highlights will include short miniatures from the 13th century and two rarely heard works based on chants by Thomas Tallis and Tomás Luis de Victoria.
Free but ticketed.
Tuesday, March 1; 9 to 10 p.m. in Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Laura Strickling and Daniel Schlosberg
Laura Strickling is a versatile soprano and a staunch advocate for the art song genre. In this recital with faculty pianist Daniel Schlosberg, she presents cycles by Britten and Schoenberg, as well as a bouquet of new works from a recent commissioning project.
This is a free event.
Wednesday, March 2; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

Riddle Bird Café with Reminisce X and Heyzeus
The Riddle Bird Café is an open mic night that welcomes performances focused on social justice themes presented from diverse perspectives. The event will showcase local artists Reminisce X and Heyzeus, including a short performance and discussion of their art before opening up the stage to audience performances.
Thursday, March 3; 7 p.m. in Geddes Hall, Coffee House

The eight-member British vocal ensemble VOCES8 makes their Presenting Series debut with selections from “After Silence,” a four-part online release and double album associated with the elements of earth, fire, air and water. The evening of a cappella choral works finds inspiration in Aldous Huxley’s reflections on the essential force of music.
Fac/Staff: $24. Students: $10.
Thursday, March 3; 7:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

SBSO Presents “Remarkable Farkle McBride”
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra’s annual family concert is an exciting and engaging experience that will bring delight to the entire family.
Fac/Staff: $20. Students: $10.
Sunday, March 6; 2:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Nominate Faculty and Staff for 2022 Awards
The Office of the Provost is accepting nominations of faculty and staff members whose extraordinary accomplishments strengthen the University’s academic community and deliver on the promise of an excellent Notre Dame education. Descriptions and eligibility information can be found on the awards website. Notre Dame faculty and staff members and students may submit nominations online through Tuesday, March 15.

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: Polls, Quizzes and Whiteboards in Zoom
Many Zoom features have changed. They are even more robust and can help make your meetings and classes even more effective.
This is a free event.
Tuesday, March 8; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

FedEx Office Print OnDemand Training
Choose from three virtual training sessions hosted by FedEx Office. Email to register and receive the Zoom link. The registration deadline is 1-hour before each session.
There is no cost to attend.
Wednesday, March 9; 1 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, March 15 at 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22 at 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Use Your Educational Benefit Toward Summer Online Courses
Are you interested in enhancing your skills or diving into big ideas this summer? Take a Summer Online course and enjoy the convenience and flexibility of studying anywhere. The employee educational benefit can be used to help pay for Summer Online courses for you or your children.
Register beginning Wednesday, March 16.

Translations of Beauty: Simone Weil and Literature
This is the 41st annual colloquy of the American Weil Society. Keynote speakers include Robert Chenavier, president of the Association pour l'étude de la pensée de Simone Weil; Vincent Lloyd, Villanova University; and Alexander Nemerov, Stanford University.
This is a free event.
Thursday, March 17; 4:30 to 9 p.m. in McKenna Hall 205
Friday, March 18, 8:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 8:30 to 6 p.m.

Faculty Lent mini-retreat
This retreat will be led by Dominic O. Vachon, M.Div., Ph.D. the John G. Sheedy M.D. director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine in the College of Science. He will reflect on the compassionate core of faculty and researcher work, no matter the subject, and discuss how getting in touch with that compassionate potential is key to making the world a better place and finding personal fulfillment and decreased stress and burnout.
Friday, March 18; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first floor reading room, Jordan Hall of Science

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.

Introduction to R for Social Data Analysis
Participants will be introduced to R (Studio) as a tool for data analytics.
Tuesday, March 1; 1 to 3 p.m. in room 264, Technology Commons, Hesburgh Library

Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Tuesday, March 1; 2 to 3 p.m. in room 247 (Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship), Hesburgh Library

Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
Learn how to use software to convert your file into plain text.
Wednesday, March 2; 2 to 3 p.m. in room 247 (Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship), Hesburgh Library

Using a Concordance
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Thursday, March 3; 2 to 3 p.m. in room 247 (Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship), Hesburgh Library

Technology Training Classes
AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, March 9; 10 to 11 a.m.
GLez Training, Wednesday, March 9; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Wednesday, March 9; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Photoshop CC, Level II: Touching Up Your Photos, Thursday, March 10; 10 to 11 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at   

Faith and Service

Prayer Service for Ukraine
There will be a prayer service for peace and the safety of the Ukrainian people at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28. Father Andrij Hlabse, S.J., a theology Ph.D. candidate and Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic priest, will lead the prayer service. For those not able to attend in person, the prayer service will be livestreamed. More information to come.
Monday, Feb. 28; 8 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes for Staff
On Ash Wednesday, March 2, Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., will travel around campus distributing ashes as we begin the holy season of Lent. 

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues and Vocations Presents Victor Montori: “Careful and Kind Care in Medicine”
Virtues and Vocations is a national forum considering how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. Join Victor Montori, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, for a conversation on patient-centered health care. Register online for this virtual webinar.
Monday, Feb. 28; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

London Research Seminars: Trish Bredar and Julia Marvin
The London Research Seminars are going virtual! Find out more about the research happening here in London and how it connects with what’s happening on Notre Dame’s main campus. The first in the series will be jointly presented by Trish Bredar and Julia Marvin.
This is a free event.
Monday, Feb. 28; 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Beyond the Concrete Borders of Gaza
Featuring Salem Al Qudwa, 2021-22 Fellow in Conflict and Peace, Harvard University, and an expert on architecture, disaster preparedness, emergency response and recovery projects in the Gaza Strip.
Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 1; 4 to 5 p.m. in C103, Hesburgh Center for International Peace Studies

Lest the Stars Totter: Outer Space in the National Security Context
Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 1; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Our Universe Revealed: Physics for Everyone — “The Next Decade in Astronomy”
The recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope showcases one of the new telescopes coming online for astronomers to study the universe. But how do astronomers decide which telescopes and tools to build? And what are the key science questions they are trying to answer? Join as professor Jonathan Crass discusses some current and future tools.
Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 1; 7 to 8 p.m. in room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis
This is the fourth week of ThinkND and Notre Dame International’s new series “Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis,” highlighting the University’s global reach through research and activism. This installment will look at the water crisis in Mexico City and ways to fix it. Special guests include the global director of Mexico City and associate professor Alejandro Estefan. Register for this virtual event.
This is a free event.
Wednesday, March 2; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

The Good Life Method, Book Talk and Signing
Professors Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko are speaking on their new book, “The Good Life Method: Reasoning Through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith and Meaning,” followed by a book signing.
At the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. For additional information please call 574-631-6316.
Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 2; 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the second-floor Reading Room, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Medieval Tech Talk with John Farrell
The Medieval Institute partners with the St. Joseph County Public Library for an author talk. Learn how technologies we use every day — eyeglasses, paper and turn cranks — were invented. Explore the history of science with John Farrell, author of “The Clock and the Camshaft.”
Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 2; 6 to 7 p.m. in St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

Building Community for Women at Notre Dame
In honor of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at the University of Notre Dame, the GRC invites you to a panel discussion on the past, present and future of women’s communities in residence halls and across the Notre Dame campus. All ND students, faculty and staff are welcome.
Wednesday, March 2; 7 to 8 p.m. in Welsh Family Hall

Virtual Book Launch: “Magnificent Errors” by Sheryl Luna
The Creative Writing Department will sponsor a virtual book launch for Sheryl Luna’s book “Magnificent Errors.” This is Luna’s third poetry collection and the winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. The book is published by Notre Dame Press.
This is a free event.
Wednesday, March 2; 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Science Writing for the Public with Author John Farrell
Join author John Farrell in conversation with professor Robert Goulding, director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, to discuss science writing for the public, the history of technology and trade book publishing. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Medieval Institute.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 3; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Scholar’s Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Engaged Learning Forum: “Social Justice Teacher Book Club”
The Engaged Learning Forum series connects campus and community experts around justice issues. Join us to hear about a project that introduces new books into the classroom curriculum with the goal of inspiring social change. The talk features Kati and Michael Macaluso, assistant teaching professors at the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
Thursday, March 3; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Conversations in Theology, Spychology and Law for the Life of the Church
This conference, sponsored by the Department of Theology,  will explore practical strategies to increase accountability, promote healing and rebuild trust in the life of the Catholic Church in the aftermath of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 3, to Saturday, March 5

Signs of the Times Series on Critical Race Theory
The Signs of the Times series is a casual gathering to discuss current issues through the lens of Catholic social tradition. The speaker for March will be Darryl Heller, director of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, discussing the topic of critical race theory. All are welcome to join.
Friday, March 4; noon at the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Public Lecture: “A Climate for All of Us”
The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative and the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame are honored to welcome Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy, for a public lecture on “A Climate for All of Us” and a reception and book signing to follow. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required.
Saturday, March 5; 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium, McKenna Hall

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Corby Drive Is Open
Corby Drive has reopened to traffic, allowing access to Walsh Hall and Coleman Morse. The road had been closed to accommodate construction crews working on an addition and renovations to Sorin Hall.

Parking Services Office Hours
The Parking Services Office will be closed Monday, March 7, for a full day of staff training. The office will reopen Tuesday, March 8, at 8 a.m.

Social Gatherings

Maslenitsa: A Russian Holiday
Maslenitsa is the remembrance of the dead in Russia, and in this cultural presentation, Russian FLTA Sabina Iusupova will share how the Russians’ longing for fun and entertainment turned the sad holiday into the joyous Maslenitsa and complete it with blini — round, yellow and hot Russian crepe-like pancakes.
Monday, Feb. 28; 5 to 6 p.m. in Decio Max Kade Commons

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Computer Repair Service During ND Bookstore Transition
Beginning Monday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 4, minor repairs on computers may be completed at the ND Bookstore Technology (Hammes) Hub. 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.

Canvas Tip: Automatically Mark Down Late Assignments In Canvas
Save yourself time calculating for late submissions by setting up a late grade policy in the Canvas Gradebook. Grades can be set to subtract a percentage by the day or hour automatically, but grades can be overridden or excused as needed.

Also This Week ...

Bookstore Transition Reminders
During spring break, Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13:

  • Barnes & Noble College takes over management of bookstores.
  • Hammes bookstores will be closed.
  • Tech Hub at the campus bookstore will also be closed.

In the meantime …

  • Place orders for textbook/course materials online from Tuesday, March 1, through Sunday, March 13.
  • Materials will be shipped or available starting Monday, March 14.

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.