TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (January 17)



For the Week of January 17

University Campaigns and Initiatives

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Booster Requirement
As part of the faculty and staff vaccine requirement, all faculty and staff members are required to receive an approved COVID-19 booster. The deadline to receive your booster is Friday, Jan. 21 (or if you are not yet eligible by Jan. 21, then as soon as you become eligible).
Faculty and staff may receive the booster vaccination at any off-campus location or at the University’s on-campus booster vaccination clinic (pre-registration needed). 
On-campus clinic: Thursday, Jan. 20; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Gate 2, Joyce Center (offering the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccine)

For a full listing of Walk the Walk Week events, visit

Walk the Walk: Building the “Beloved Community” at Notre Dame
A student panel will discuss Dr. King’s vision for the "Beloved Community" and consider the actions we can take, individually and collectively, to build such a community here at Notre Dame. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Masking is required. Livestream available at
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 8:15 p.m. in Washington Hall

Annual MLK Day Candlelight Prayer Service
Join us as we reflect on Dr. King's legacy and pray for an end to racism, inequality and injustice in our communities, nation and world. Masking is required. Livestream available at
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 10 p.m. in the Main Building Rotunda

Arts and Performances


33rd Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival
These films were made by undergraduate students during the past year as class projects in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre. After each screening audience members will be invited to vote for their favorite film via text message, and the Audience Choice Award will be presented after the final screening. See link for list of featured films. $4 students, $6 faculty/staff/seniors (65+), $7 general public.
Friday, Jan. 21; 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Jan. 22; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 23; 7 p.m.


Slainte: The 2022 Irish Dance Showcase
The Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s Irish Dance Team is proud to present its annual showcase, “Slainte!” Witness a night of fast-paced rhythms and traditional Irish dancing, all performed by ND and SMC students. Tickets are $5 for ND/SMC/HCC students and $7 for the general public. Livestream performances can be purchased online via the StudentShop website. In-person tickets to Washington Hall performances can be purchased at the LaFortune Box Office or at the door.
Friday, Jan. 21; 7 to 9 p.m. on the Mainstage Theater, Washington Hall
Saturday, Jan. 22; 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 23; 4 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Equipment Restoration and Renewal Grant Program Now Open
Faculty are now invited to apply for the annual Equipment Restoration and Renewal (ERR) grant program, which is part of Notre Dame Research’s internal grant program. The ERR assists in the restoration, replacement and renewal of the facilities needed for faculty research, scholarship and creative endeavor. Questions? Contact Deadline is Monday, March 14.

Deadlines or Registrations

Faith-Sharing Group for the Spouses and Partners of Faculty
Come together with other faculty spouses and partners to meet and to share together our lives of faith. Sessions will be oriented around light reading and a catered lunch. Sponsored by the Faculty Chaplaincy. Register by Friday, Jan. 21.
Meeting every other Thursday beginning Feb. 3 and ending April 21; noon to 1:15 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 North (W134), Duncan Student Center

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
Do you want to network but don’t want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the lunch pairings sponsored by the Thrive! ambassadors to be randomly paired with a lunch partner from a different division. All employees are welcome to participate in person or virtually. Contact Jessica Schiller at or 631-7923 with questions. Register by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.  

Irish Gardens Valentine’s Day Orders
Valentine’s Day is approaching! Order a beautiful flower arrangement for Valentine’s Day with Irish Gardens. Choose from romantic arrangements, friendly arrangements, chocolates and balloons. For any questions, email or call 631-4004. Irish Gardens is Notre Dame’s on-campus student-run flower shop located in the basement of LaFortune.

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Literally, Black@ND
Black@ND seeks to be a forum for open and honest conversation that gives greater visibility to the experience of Black students, faculty, staff and alumni at the University. Join the live episode in which different Black student groups on campus gather to see what it’s like to be “Literally, Black@ND.”
Free but ticketed. Tickets available one hour prior to start.
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 7 p.m. in the Decio Theatre​, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Thrive! Presents: Let’s Zoom Lunch
Start the new year off by making some new connections — without having to brave the January weather. Join Thrive! for a virtual meeting of the Let’s Do Lunch program to connect and chat with colleagues from across campus. As always, drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like. RSVP to receive a calendar reminder with the Zoom link.
Thursday, Jan. 20; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 2 to 3 p.m.
Telling Your Spatial Story with ArcGIS StoryMaps
Learn how to communicate your research to various audiences using ArcGIS StoryMaps — a dynamic, online platform for spatial storytelling.
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Mapping with ArcGIS Online
Learn how to make maps using ArcGIS Online and incorporate geographic information systems into your research.
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 1 to 3 p.m.
Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
Learn how to use software to convert your file into plain text.
Thursday, Jan. 20; 2 to 3 p.m.
Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Friday, Jan. 21; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.

Faith and Service

Handbell Choir Open Ring Rehearsal
The Notre Dame Handbell Choir is looking for ringers. All are welcome and no prior experience with handbells is required. The handbell choir performs regularly at Masses around campus, records albums and participates in events like JPW. Join in to connect to our faith through music! For more info, email Lauren Connelly at
Thursday, Jan. 20; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 328, O’Neill Hall of Music

Audition for the Notre Dame Basilica Schola
The Notre Dame Basilica Schola is now seeking singers for the spring semester. There are currently openings for one tenor, one alto and one soprano. This choir is open to faculty, staff and graduate students. If you are interested in auditioning, please email the director, Jonathan Hehn, at

Lectures and Presentations

Core Facility Fair
Posters will be displayed throughout the building. All members of the Notre Dame community are welcome. There will be door prizes awarded throughout the day for in-person attendees. Masks required.
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room B01, McCourtney Hall

Lecture: “The Global Significance of the Sino-Indian Rivalry”
Presented by Sumit Ganguly, the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of South Asia.
Tuesday, Jan. 18; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Virtual Lecture — “The Michael Lykoudis Lecture Series: The Shared Building Traditions of the World”
This virtual program will shine a light on the vernacular architecture intrinsic to locales around the world, and how they incorporate classical principles. The event’s inaugural speakers are award-winning architects and urban planners Nada Breitman-Jakov and Marc Breitman, Paris-based architects known for improving cities through quality architecture and urbanism. Free registration for ND faculty, staff and students here or by emailing Megan Lane at
Wednesday, Jan. 19; 6 p.m. via Zoom

Change Management Workshop: Managing Resistance to Change
Uncertainty. Resistance. Fight or flight. People react in many different ways when they experience change. This online workshop focuses on how to minimize resistance to change. It will include a short video and discussion, and the OIT Change Management team will present some tips about dealing with resistance. A calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom meeting link. New participants must RSVP by noon Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Thursday, Jan. 20; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

EAP Workshop: “Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Résumé Writing”
Learn the difference between a CV and résumé, find out what and what not to include on them, review well written examples of CVs and résumés and learn about the Graduate Career Services of Notre Dame.
Thursday, Jan. 20; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Webinar: “Transnational Black Feminism and the Pursuit of Peace”
Featuring K. Melchor Quick Hall, resident scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University. Hall aims to explore what a transnational Black feminist (TBF) framework has to offer peace studies and will guide audience members in a discussion about TBF guiding principles. Open to the public.
Thursday, Jan. 20; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Becoming a Google Wizard
Learn tips and tricks for your work in Google while having fun and winning prizes. Discover what the Google First Wizarding College is all about, learn how to enroll and walk through several steps of the first level on your way to becoming a Google Wizard. Free. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Jan. 20; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “The Space Barons and the Commercialization of Space”
The 2022 Ten Years Hence speaker series will explore life beyond Earth. Experts will speak on space tourism, commercialization, exploration, emerging competition between nations and much more. The first lecture is presented by Christian Davenport, writer and author of “The Space Barons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos.”
Friday, Jan. 21; 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

In Conversation: Kevin Beasley’s “Chair of the Ministers of Defense”
Join Snite Museum staff for a discussion of Kevin Beasley’s installation, “Chair of the Ministers of Defense.” After looking at and thinking through the work of art, student leaders from Student Government will lead a restorative reflection, inviting participants to visually reflect on the work of art, the discussion and other events of Walk the Walk Week.
Friday, Jan. 21; noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

MacOS 12 (Monterey) Approved for Campus Use
Monterey, Apple’s new Mac operating system (MacOS 12), is now approved for campus use. You can update the operating system on your computer in your System Preferences and select Software Update. More information is available in this knowledge article.

Canvas Tip: Send Messages from Canvas
Announcements are great for emailing an entire class, but use Canvas’ Inbox to message smaller groups or individual students. By using Inbox, you can keep individual student correspondence within Canvas and out of your personal Gmail.

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.