TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Jan. 27)



For the Week of January 27

Mass of Remembrance for Annrose Jerry

Please join the Notre Dame community on Monday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to celebrate Mass in memory of Annrose Jerry, a senior who lived in Breen-Phillips Hall. University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside and Director of Campus Ministry, Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will preach. All are welcome to attend. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with Annrose’s family and friends during this difficult time.

The University's chaplains, as well as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), are available to support faculty and staff.

Arts and Performances


Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America
This landmark exhibition is curated by Michael Schreffler, professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design, and features statue paintings of the Virgin from 18th-century Spanish America. Some of these “statue paintings” depicted sculptures famed for miraculous intercession in medieval Spain.
Now open through Saturday, May 16, in the Snite Museum of Art


Learning Beyond the Classics: Films on Death Row
This Learning Beyond the Classics course focuses 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

“Dead Man Walking” (1995)
Sister Helen Prejean’s popular memoir is adapted for film and profiles her work as a spiritual adviser to men on death row at Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary named after the plantation on which it sits. Sister Helen, a winner of Notre Dame’s prestigious Laetare Medal, will be returning to the University for a public talk on Monday, March 30. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

National Theatre Live presents The Lehman Trilogy”   
On a cold September morning in 1844, a young man from Bavaria and his two brothers stand on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. One hundred sixty-three years later, the firm they establish — Lehman Brothers — spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $18.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

SUB Movie: “Countdown” 
Join us for this 2019 American supernatural horror film! Cost: $3 for all.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Jan. 31; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.

“Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” (2019)   
In 1969, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), a 1950s Western star, finds himself living next to hot young things Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. As the unbeknownst threat of the Manson family percolates outside the city, Dalton and buddy Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) listen to some tunes and try to adjust to a new Hollywood. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Friday, Jan. 31; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 1; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2; 3 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “The Gershwins’ ‘Porgy and Bess’” 
One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion and heartbreak of its inhabitants. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Saturday, Feb. 1; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Wiz” (1978)  
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she’s miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy seeks out the Wiz, a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan, along with her new friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Feb. 2; noon in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Awards and Competitions

Nominate a Colleague for a Presidential Award
Recognize a colleague with a nomination for one of three 2020 Presidential Awards:
The Presidential Achievement Award recognizes a staff member with a significant achievement to the betterment of the University.
The Presidential Values Award recognizes a staff member who lives the University mission.
The Presidential Leadership Award recognizes a supervisor for outstanding servant leadership
Submit a nomination here. Nominations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Deadlines or Registrations

Complete the ImproveND survey by this Friday
Your confidential responses will help the University determine areas for improvement for campus services as well as identify areas of strength. The deadline to complete the ImproveND survey is Friday, Jan. 31. 

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.

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

Notre Dame Children’s Choir 2020 Winter Gala and Silent Auction  
Tickets on sale through Friday, Jan. 31. “Almost Like Being in Love!” musical review by Sacred Music at ND. The NDCC provides free sacred music education to hundreds of children ages 0-17 years old in the South Bend area. Cost: $35/adult; $220 for table of eight.
Saturday, Feb. 8; 7 to 10 p.m. in O’Neill Hall of Music (south side of football stadium left of Leahy gate; enter through Door 10)

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

Holy Half Marathon Volunteers Needed   
This event has been a Notre Dame tradition for the past 15 years. Volunteers are needed to help at the start/finish line and around the course. If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out this form.
Saturday, April 4; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. campus-wide

Deals and Discounts

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

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Workshop: “Supporting International Students”   
With more than 1,450 international students from 90 countries, Notre Dame is rich in opportunities to impact and be impacted by their experiences and ideas. This 90-minute training explores the international student’s journey and the resources we are growing to support them. We will discuss strategies for assisting international students.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room E132 (inside the Martin Media Center), Corbett Family Hall (Enter Door 3)

Educational and Research Opportunities

Beyond the Application Workshop Series: “The Chalk Talk”
Join facilitators Ana Flores-Mireles and Felipe Santiago-Tirado to learn how to navigate giving a “chalk talk” during a faculty job interview. All postdocs, graduate students and early-career scholars are welcome. Please register at This event is hosted by the ND Postdoc Women’s Committee.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room B01, McCourtney Hall

HR Class: “Love Your Job, Love Your Life”
According to Gallup, only 30 percent of you are actively engaged employees. The other 70 percent are somewhere between “just putting in my time” and actively destroying the work of the productive few. In this training, you will learn how to increase the level of engagement in your organization through Gallup’s Q12 metrics to bring out the best in your staff.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall

Kaneb Center Workshop: Bringing Ethical Reflection Into the Classroom: Teaching about Violence, Responsibility and Judgment
(Open to grad students, postdocs and faculty) The workshop will focus on discussing in-class ethical questions around evil, political violence, guilt and responsibility, and how to ensure a space for ethical reflection and how to guide conversations about these issues with students.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

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. Free, but attendees need to register at, or contact
Thursday, Jan. 30; noon to 1 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge. Seats are available for the following classes:
     ∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, Feb. 4; 11 a.m. to noon
∙ Photoshop CC, Level I: Introduction, Tuesday, Feb. 4; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
     ∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Wednesday, Feb. 5; 9 to 11 a.m.
     ∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Thursday, Feb. 6; 8:30 a.m. to noon
     ∙ Basic Gmail, Thursday, Feb. 6; 2 to 4 p.m.
The entire listing of classes can be found in Discover IT. To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Hesburgh Libraries’ Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Introduction to Stata
This introductory workshop will demonstrate some of Stata’s capabilities for data manipulation and analysis.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 11 a.m. to noon in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Using DMPTool, ORCID, SciENcv and OSF to Write Better Proposals and Set Up Research Projects 
Learn about tools to help you write better project/grant proposals and set up research projects.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 12:30 to 1:30 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.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry — Intro to the Unix Shell 
Learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to use shell commands to work with directories and files.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Bring Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 11 a.m. to noon in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader 
Learn how to quickly read and analyze an arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry: Intro to the Unix Shell Session 2 
Learn the basics of the Unix shell and how to use shell commands to work with directories and files.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 3 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

How to Make a Book 
This hands-on workshop will teach attendees how to bind books using different techniques.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to R
Introduction to R provides a tutorial of the scripting language and what it can offer as an analytical tool.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 1 to 2 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Research Opportunities

Emotion and Stress Physiology Research Opportunity 
The Emotion and Stress Physiology Lab is seeking non-smoking men and women, ages 18-35, fluent in English and without current physical or mental health conditions, for a study on emotion regulation and cognitive processing. This is a two-part study: You will earn $30 upon completion ($10 first session, $20 second session). Information and registration here.
Open the entire spring semester, daily from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 320, Corbett Family Hall

CLAD Lab: One-on-One Math Session for Children on the Autism Spectrum (ages 7-11)
We are interested in autism and math problem solving. Children will participate in a one-on-one math session for about one hour. If you have a child 7-11 years old on the autism spectrum who has at least a second-grade math proficiency and wants to participate, please email You will receive a small gift and small payment for participating.
Availability Mondays through Fridays; 3 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 546, Corbett Hall
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call for Research Participants at the Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab
The Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab at Notre Dame is seeking volunteers for research on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 18-30 or 65-85 years old, have learned English before age 5 and be  right-handed. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If you are interested, please contact us by email ( or phone, 574-634-0264.

Faith and Service 

ACE Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 
The Alliance for Catholic Education is celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-30. Join us for various events!
Hot chocolate: Monday, Jan. 27; 9 to 10:30 a.m. outside of DeBartolo Hall
Teacher Appreciation Postcards: Wednesday, Jan. 29; all day in LaFortune and Duncan Student Centers
Trivia Night with free Chick-fil-A: Thursday, Jan. 30; 6:30 p.m. in Remick Commons

Gold Mass and Edison Lecture: “The Catholic Faith and Modern Science — Understanding and Correcting Models of Conflict”   
The Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers will be followed by a reception and then a lecture in Jordan Hall by Christopher Baglow, director of the Science and Religion Initiative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He’ll address the origins of the conflict/warfare model of science and religion.
Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers: Tuesday, Jan. 28; 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception: 6:15 p.m. in the Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science
Lecture: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Stories of Grace    
Hear members of the Notre Dame community tell their stories of learning to see God active in their lives. Storytelling combines with prayer to create space for reflection. Storytellers include students, faculty and staff. Featured storytellers: Jose-Miguel Guevara-Hernandez ’22, Michelle Tapp ’21 and  Anthony Pagliarini, Department of Theology. All are welcome.
Wednesday, Jan. 29; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Log Chapel

Health and Recreation

Tai Chi Instructional Series
Want to improve your flexibility, strength, inner awareness and balance? Tai chi is the perfect way to do so! Make sure to register before spots run out! Click here for more info and a complete list of instructional series offered. Cost: $45.
Course begins Monday, Jan. 27; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 109, Rockne Memorial

Free RecSports’ Workshops
∙ Foundations of Lifting: Wednesday, Jan. 29; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the personal training studio, Smith Center
∙ Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids: Saturday, Feb. 1; 10 to 10:45 a.m. Room 205, Rockne Memorial

Lectures and Presentations

See Stalking Awareness Month events.

Presentation: “Pursued — Facing the Fear of Being Stalked” 
There is no “one size fits all” approach to stalking intervention, but together we will explore the definition of what stalking is, how to recognize stalking behaviors and the skills and strategies you need to keep yourself safe. Presented by Robin Brockelsby.
Monday, Jan. 27; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the ballroom, LaFortune Student Center

Lecture: “Governing the Faithful: Autocratic Legacies, Fundamentalist Islam and the Struggle for Order in Africa”   
Why has domestic jihadi Salafism emerged as a major security challenge in some African countries but not in others? Drawing on the theoretical premises of historical institutionalism, Sebastian Elischer examines the historical evolution of the relationship between the state and Islam in 10 countries in West and East Africa since independence.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Presentation: “Driving Real Alpha in Private Equity”
Scott Dahnke ’87, global co-CEO of L Catterton. Pizza will be served afterward in the Mendoza atrium. RSVP online.
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Lecture: “From Russia With Love: On Foreign Interference in Elections”
Derek T. Muller, professor of law at Pepperdine Law School, will discuss the legal and policy issues surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections and dispel some of the myths around this relevant topic. Muller will be joined by Notre Dame Law professor Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer. Complimentary lunch.  
Thursday, Jan. 30; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1140, Eck Hall of Law

Book Launch for Emilia Justyna Powell    
Emilia Justyna Powell, associate professor of political science and concurrent associate professor of law, will discuss her new book, “Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes” (Oxford University Press, Nov. 2019).
Thursday, Jan. 30; 12:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Border Anxieties in a Globalizing World”  
Beth Simmons, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law, political science and business ethics, University of Pennsylvania, leads the Borders and Boundaries Project at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. The project includes several research teams studying border politics across a variety of research areas. 
Thursday, Jan. 30; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “The Messiness of the Moral of Interspecies Encounters in Medical Lab Research”
The Reilly Center’s Medicine and the Liberal Arts program presents its third event in the “Educating the Whole Physician” lecture series. Presented by Lesley A. Sharp, Departments of Anthropology and Sociomedical Sciences, Barnard College and Columbia University; introduction by Erika Doss, professor of American studies.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Raclin-Carmichael Hall Auditorium, IU School of Medicine — South Bend, 1234 Notre Dame Ave.

The Dialogue Project: “Environmental Cooperation in the Middle East”
Deep in the Negev desert, students from Palestine, Israel, Jordan and around the world come together to study and practice peace-building through environmental cooperation. Hear from two alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies about their personal journeys toward finding common ground in a land of deep and abiding conflict.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Research Seminar: “The Artist and the Police: Decameron 8.3”   
Presented by Justin Steinberg, professor of Italian literature at the University of Chicago, this seminar focuses on the political dimensions of Boccaccio’s tale of Calandrino and the heliotrope, which has long been recognized as a masterful reflection on art and illusion. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library 

Panel Discussion: “Stalking at Notre Dame: What You Can Do”
Amber Monroe, deputy Title IX coordinator, NDPD, and Kolin Hodgson, senior information security analyst. Learn about stalking and what you can do if you ever find you are being stalked or cyber stalked on Notre Dame’s campus.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room, LaFortune Student Center

Talk Science 
Jessica Brown will discuss her research on the biochemistry and structural biology of RNA triple helices, and student Michael Sokolowski will discuss “The Role of SGK-1 mediated ATP Generation in Cellular Survival of ECM Detachment.” This is a casual event where our goal is to inspire interest in research. Free pizza and drinks will be provided!
Thursday, Jan. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science

Brown-bag Seminar: “Awakening to Linguistic Otherness in Late Antiquity: A Syriac Case”
The Medieval Institute welcomes Yuliya Minets, postdoctoral research associate and 2019-20 NDIAS Residental Fellow. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to the seminar. The Medieval Institute will provide light refreshments.
Friday, Jan. 31; noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Medieval Institute seminar room (Room 715J), Hesburgh Library

Lecture and Public Reception: “Art and Belief in the Spanish Colonial Andes”  
Presented by Michael Schreffler, associate professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design and guest curator of “Divine Illusions: Statue Painting in Colonial South America.” After the lecture, join us for the Friends of the Snite public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. where there will be light refreshments and music by classical guitarist and Notre Dame professor Stephen Miller. A cash bar will be available.
Friday, Jan. 31; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Higgins Labor Café
The Higgins Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for coffee and 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, Jan. 31; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Social Gatherings

Michiana Science Café: “After Antibiotics”
When penicillin was discovered, it was touted as a “wonder drug” and ushered in the golden era of antibiotic discovery. Nearly a hundred years later, novel drug discovery has stalled, but bacteria are quickly developing resistance to all the treatment options we have available. What do we do when the antibiotics stop working? Join us to learn more!
Tuesday, Jan. 28; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Chicory Café, Mishawaka

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Attendance Tool in Sakai
The Attendance tool can score students based on attendance status and level of participation, and will send updated scores to a grade column in the Gradebook.

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.