TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Jan. 20)



For the Week of January 20

University Initiatives

MLK Celebration Luncheon
Diane Nash will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual MLK Celebration Luncheon. Nash became a leader in the civil rights movement in 1959 while a student at Fisk University. By the time she was 22, Nash was a Freedom Rider and had co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The luncheon is free but ticketed.
Monday, Jan. 20; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the North Dome, Joyce Center

Community-Building Lunches in the Dining Halls   
Members of the Notre Dame community — students, faculty and staff — who are not able to attend the campus-wide luncheon at the Joyce Center are invited to gather with friends and colleagues for lunch in the campus dining halls to continue the day’s conversations. Lunch is complimentary from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a Notre Dame ID.
Monday, Jan. 20; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in North and South Dining Halls

“With Voices True” Campus Launch Event 
The Klau Center introduces its project to collect Notre Dame stories of race. “With Voices True” creates a space to initiate dialogue and understanding across differences. Audio and video booths will be available at the event for attendees to contribute their own stories to the archive. Refreshments will be on hand.
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Arts and Performances


Exhibit: “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future” 
This traveling exhibit commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Monday through Friday, Jan. 20-24; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the South Reading Room, Kresge Law Library, Notre Dame Law School

Scenographia at Notre Dame 
This live mural drawing event is hosted by Scenographia. Three teams of architecture students will draw 4’ x 6’ original compositions inspired by the architecture of South Bend in the 1920s. Scenographia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the continued practice of hand-drawing.
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Stoa, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture

Snite Salon
Join fellow art lovers in the galleries for in-depth conversations about great works of art. This month, in conjunction with campus Walk the Walk Week celebrations, the conversation will focus on Charles Moore’s photograph “Fire Hose Aimed at Young Demonstrator, Birmingham, Alabama” from the Birmingham Campaign on May 3, 1963.
Thursday, Jan. 23; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


“Redoubt” (2019) 
From the fertile/febrile imagination of Matthew Barney comes “Redoubt,” a loose appropriation of the myth of Diana and Actaeon that unfolds in Idaho’s majestic Sawtooth Mountains. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Monday, Jan. 21; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Waves” (2019) 
The future is bright for Tyler, who seems to have everything he needs: a wealthy family to support him, a spot on the high school wrestling team and a girlfriend he’s head over heels in love with. But when pushed to the limit, cracks in the perfect façade of Tyler’s existence start to show, and the stage is set for a true American tragedy. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, Jan. 23; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Followed by a Panel Discussion and Reception
“Waves” will serve as a prompt for a panel discussion on African American women representation within this film (and film generally). Co-sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs and Services, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Gender Relations Center. 

Notre Dame Student Film Festival (2020) 
The Notre Dame Student Film Festival screens films made by ND undergraduates during the past year as class projects in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre. All films are shot on location and often feature the acting talents of Notre Dame students and faculty. Audience members are invited to vote for their favorite film. The Audience Choice Award is presented after Sunday’s 7 p.m. screening. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff/Seniors: $6.
Friday, Jan. 24; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Jan. 25; 3 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26; 3 and 7 p.m.

“The Lighthouse” (2019) 
Known for “The VVitch,” director Robert Eggers returns with another film that induces claustrophobia despite wide-open spaces. Thomas (Willem Dafoe) and Ephraim (Robert Pattinson) live as lighthouse “wickies.” The isolation grinds on their psyches and attempts to combat that isolation only further the aggravation the men feel for one another. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Muppet Movie” (1979)   
Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career and starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and other muppets. When Kermit turns down an offer to advertise the fried frog legs at his restaurant chain, the restaurateur refuses to relent and pursues Kermit and his companions. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Jan. 26; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Matt Hawkins. Please prepare a pop/rock song of your choice; accompaniment provided. A cappella also welcome. Performers of all races, ethnicities and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition. Open to all ND/SMC/HCC students, faculty and staff.
Monday, Jan. 20; 6 to 10 p.m. in Room B024, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (basement)
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 6 to 8 p.m.

Japanese Taiko Drum Performance   
The Japan Club has invited Ho Etsu Taiko from Chicago to perform! Ho Etsu is a collective of musicians with a fresh take on the art of Japanese drumming. They blend the deep-rooted culture of Japanese-American taiko with influences that inspire and celebrate the diversity of their performing members. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Liu Institute, ISSA, MSPS and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $5.
Saturday, Jan. 25; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Damin Spritzer, Organist 
Organist Damin Spritzer’s performances span several continents, historic churches and instruments, along with several acclaimed CDs that have won praises for “sensitivity and musicianship.” The American Organist Magazine has declared, “There are good reasons why Damin Spritzer’s star is on the ascent.”  Students: $5. Faculty/Staff: $10.
Sunday, Jan. 26; 4 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Deadlines or Registrations

Learning Beyond the Classics: Films on Death Row   
This Learning Beyond the Classics course focuses in on a unique facet of the American criminal justice system — the death penalty. Cost includes one ticket to each of the six screenings, course readings, recorded lectures and discussions. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 11. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $12.
Tuesdays, Jan. 28 through March 3; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Inclusive Excellence Spring 2020 Workshop Series
Faculty are invited to register for one or more of a broader lineup of workshops on inclusive excellence taking place throughout the spring 2020 semester. See the registration site for the topics and full schedule here.

OIT Lunch & Learn: Using Google Drive Efficiently
Learn to use Google Drive’s many features to be more productive. Priority workspaces, shared drives, sidebars and Shared with Me all give you options to increase your efficiency and your ability to collaborate effectively. Register via
Thursday, Jan. 30; noon to 1 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Discount Tickets for the Musical “The Lion King”

The Graduate Student Union has organized an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff to purchase discounted group tickets to see “The Lion King” at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend for $31.45. Tickets for specific shows can be purchased at this link.   Purchase by the Tuesday, Jan. 21, deadline.
Sunday, March 8; 6:30 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center
Sunday, March 15; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22; 6:30 p.m.   

Diversity and Inclusion 

Presentation: “The U.S. Education System’s Treatment of Underrepresented Groups”
This presentation by Maria McKenna, associate professor of the practice, Institute for Educational Initiatives, will explore the social contexts of American education, educational care and minority experience in American public education. Attendees will gain an understanding of the historical and continuing challenges to educational attainment faced by underrepresented groups.
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Classroom 125, Hesburgh Library

Educational and Research Opportunities

Kaneb Center Workshop: “Unmasking Stereotype Threat and Impostor Syndrome”
(open to faculty and students) Instructors: Pamela Nolan Young, director for academic diversity and inclusion, and Dominique Vargas, graduate associate, ND Learning, Kaneb Center. Stereotype threat, a fear of fulfilling negative stereotypes related to social identities, triggers physiological and psychological processes that can disrupt learning. Impostor syndrome, the internalized doubt of proven abilities, is a common problem for graduate students. Research also shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ abilities impact the classroom environment. In this workshop we will review research and identify mindful, pedagogical practices to recognize and address the impact of these phenomena and their consequences to create a more equitable learning environment. Register here.
Wednesday, Jan. 22; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

HR Workshop: “Finding Your Purpose”   
Ever feel lost? Like you’re just going through the motions? Don’t know if you’re making a difference? You don’t have to make drastic changes to be satisfied with your job or life. You just have to find your purpose! Through practical, hands-on exercises, find your purpose in life that may be the basis for your personal and professional development. Register via Endeavor.
Wednesday, Jan. 22; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall

OIT Training:
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge. Seats are available for the following classes: 
     ∙ AiM Work Request Training, Monday, Jan. 27; 10 to 11 a.m.
     ∙ Spreadsheets, Level I: Introduction, Tuesday, Jan. 28; 8:30 a.m. to noon
     ∙ buyND, Tuesday, Jan. 28; 2:30 to 5 p.m.
     ∙ Tableau: Intermediate, Wednesday, Jan. 29; 8:30 a.m. to noon 
     ∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, Jan. 29; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
     ∙ Tableau: Introduction, Thursday, Jan. 30; 8:30 a.m. to noon
     ∙ OIT Lunch & Learn: Drive Efficiency, Thursday, Jan. 30; noon to 1 p.m.
     ∙ Introductory AWS Training Lab, Thursday, Jan. 30; 1:30 to 3 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

Research Opportunity:

CLAD Lab: Children’s Picture Book Study
We are interested in how parents and children look at picture books together. Children will participate with a caregiver in a session that lasts approximately 45 minutes. If you have a child between 3 and 4.5 years old and want to participate, please email You and your child will receive a new children’s book and a small payment for participating. 
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 546 (CLAD Lab), Corbett Hall

Faith and Service 

Faculty Caregivers Support Group
This group is for faculty who are caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs. The group is nondenominational and confidential, and all faculty are welcome. Sponsored by the Faculty Chaplaincy.
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center (directly across from the elevator) 

Social Concerns Fair  
Students and faculty who want to find their path to service and civic engagement in South Bend and on campus are encouraged to encounter the 50+ local community and campus organizations who will invite you into their work. Explore opportunities for service, community engagement and engaged research that address a range of social concerns including poverty, education, sustainability, health care and more. Tacos and churros will be served! Part of the 2020 Walk the Walk Week. View the poster
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Dahnke Family Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Respect for Life Prayer Service
Please join the Notre Dame Alumni Association, students, staff and faculty as we pray the Rosary and offer submitted intentions from the Notre Dame family around the world. The campus community may also submit prayers at the above link.
Wednesday, Jan. 22; 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Grotto (Sacred Heart Crypt if inclement weather)

Health and Recreation

Thrive! RecSports Fitness Class 
In collaboration with RecSports, Thrive! is pleased to announce two private fitness classes, offered in support of individual health and physical well-being in the new year. Bottled water will be provided. Space is limited. Register here.
Tuesday, Jan. 21; noon to 1 p.m. in Studio 1, Smith Center for RecSports

Try Group Fitness Classes for Free   
Insanity Live. Yin Yoga. Cycle Express. What if we said you could try these classes for free? Trying group fitness classes assists you in determining what classes you’d enjoy for the semester!
Cardio and Strength classes are free through Wednesday, Jan. 22
Mind/Body and Cycling classes are free through Thursday, Jan.

Intramural Sports Registration for Basketball, Bowling and 4v4 Flag Football 
Another semester means another new season of intramural sports. Make sure to register this week!
The registration window is from 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, through 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21

Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certification Registration Closes This Week 
Love pilates? The Peak Pilates Basic Mat Certification course will give participants the skills and certification necessary to become a pilates instructor! Registration period closes Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Registration for Lifeguard Training Course Closes This Week
Want to work as a lifeguard? The American Red Cross lifeguard training and certification are imperative to the process of getting hired as an official Red Cross lifeguard. RecSports is offering this course in February; the registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 24.

Registration for Instructional Series is Open
Registration has begun for this semester’s Instructional Series. Partner Latin dance, beginner squash, beginner pickleball and pre-/post-natal yoga begin this week, so make sure to register as spots are limited. Click here for more info and a full list of Instructional Series offered.  

Group Fitness Class Registration
Ready to get in shape this semester? Register for your favorite group fitness classes this week!
Registration for Cardio & Strength classes begins at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23
Registration for Mind/Body and Cycling classes begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

Intro to TRX Workshop 
Have you been looking at those TRX straps around the Smith Center but have never fully known what to do with them? Let our TRX-certified instructor explain how to adjust the strap settings, the basic exercises that are performed and different ways to intensify your workout.
Saturday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. to noon in the Bridge Unit (fourth floor), Smith Center

Lectures and Presentations

Current Events Roundtable: “Protests in Latin America”
This roundtable discussion about recent protests in Latin America will be led by Kellogg Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring, who will moderate a conversation with commentary by specific Kellogg community members who have recent on-the-ground experience in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. Join the conversation and share your perspective!
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture: “Deciphering State Intentions: China’s South China Sea Strategy and Implications for the United States”
Oriana Skylar Mastro, assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Frank Hayden: A Mid-Century Sculptor Between Catholicism and the Civil Rights Movement”
Sculptor Frank Hayden, a leading African American sculptor of the mid-20th century and student of Ivan Meštrović, received his MFA from ND in 1959. The uniqueness of Hayden’s art is defined by his place at the intersection of Catholic faith, the civil rights movement and the combination of modernist aesthetics with solid craftsmanship. Presented by Darius A. Spieth, Louisiana State University. 
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Panel Discussion: “Reparations and Reconciliation at Notre Dame: Opening and Framing the Discussion”
This panel discussion will explore the requirements for reconciliation, such as truth-telling, acknowledgement of harm and different kinds of reparation. The panelists will include diverse speakers from the University and the South Bend community, with ample opportunity for audience participation. The event is Part of Walk the Walk Week at ND. 
Wednesday, Jan. 22; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “Understanding China’s Engagement with Africa in a Historical Perspective”  
Howard French, a Columbia University journalism professor, is a former New York Times bureau chief for West and Central Africa and China. French will turn to considering how China executed its Africa strategy and how its successes and failures in economic and political engagement with this continent helped set the stage for even larger Chinese global economic ambitions, which are embodied in the ongoing Belt and Road Initiative. Lunch is provided.
Thursday, Jan. 23; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Kickoff Meeting: “Change Management Community of Practice”
Its purpose is to provide valuable resources to anyone dealing with change. No experience necessary! Benefits include: successful ways to navigate the people side of change; tips, resources and shared experiences; and becoming part of a change support network. Free for faculty, staff and students; please register if attending.
Thursday, Jan. 23; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

Lecture: “Thomas Jefferson, Race, Slavery and the Problem of American Nationhood”
Presented by Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, and Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Emeritus, at the University of Virginia. The speakers co-authored “Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.” Part of the University’s Walk the Walk Week. Reception immediately following.
Thursday, Jan. 23; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom, Notre Dame Law School

Ford Seminar: “The Economic Determinants of Peace: Learning from the Colombian Peace Accords”   
Maximilian Goedl, visiting assistant professor, Keough School of Global Affairs, and former visiting fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies; and Alejandro Estefan, assistant professor of global affairs, will share their work in this seminar, part of the Ford Program Research Seminar Series.
Friday, Jan. 24; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture: “MLK’s ‘The Drum Major Instinct’: A Reflection on Masculinity and Authentic Leadership”  
Just two months before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a powerful sermon titled “The Drum Major Instinct.” In it, he put forth his own philosophy on identity, the desire for recognition and leadership. Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while reflecting on masculinity and authentic leadership. Lunch provided.
Friday, Jan. 24; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 210, Duncan Student Center

Women’s Judiciary Panel Discussion: “How Women Have Shaped the Judiciary”   
Notre Dame Law School hosts a panel discussion to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.  
Friday, Jan. 24; 4 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom, Notre Dame Law School

Social Gatherings

Research Uncorked: “Are We Alone? The Search for Earthlike Planets”
This monthly speaker series at Ironhand Wine Bar features informal talks by leading scholars and scientists from the University. Jonathan Crass, assistant research professor of physics, will discuss his work developing high-powered research tools to try to answer that age-old question: Are we alone? Happy hour pricing during the event.
Tuesday, Jan. 21; 6 to 7 p.m. at Ironhand Wine Bar, 1025 Northside Blvd., South Bend

Faculty Happy Hour
Begin the new semester with faculty from across campus. Meet a new colleague from another department or college, share ideas and relax together. All faculty are welcome along with spouses and partners. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Sponsored by Faculty Chaplaincy.
Thursday, Jan. 23; 4 to 6 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Afternoon Tea at Morris Inn 
Reservations strongly recommended. $30 for adults; $14 for kids ages 12 and under. Does not include tax and gratuity. Valet parking included. Call 631-2018 to reserve your table.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 29; three seatings – 2:30, 2:45, 3 p.m. in the lobby, Morris Inn

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance This Weekend  
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, through 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades.

Required Microsoft Upgrade for Windows 7 Computers 
Microsoft will discontinue supporting the Windows 7 operating system. All University-owned computers on Windows 7 must upgrade to Windows 10 (v1809) by Thursday, Jan. 23, to remain in compliance with Notre Dame security standards. The upgrade takes up to four hours to install. It is recommended to start the upgrade before leaving work so your work schedule is not interrupted.

Mac OS Catalina Approved for ND Computers 
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) system administrators have successfully completed testing on Apple’s Catalina operating system (Version 10.15) for Mac. It has been approved for use on University-owned computers. For details about updating the operating system on your Mac, work with your departmental IT support staff or contact the OIT Help Desk.

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: How to Verify Students Enrolled in a Course Site  
Sakai receives updates from the registrar twice a day. Using a course site’s Settings tool, instructors can scroll down to view a list of site participants, including the section under which they registered, to confirm that their site is up-to-date. Remember that adds and drops will take 24 hours to sync with Sakai.

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.