TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (January 31)



For the Week of January 31

Arts and Performances


Second-Year MFA Student Exhibition: “Burn Out”
Mondays through Fridays (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) through Thursday, Feb. 24, in the AAHD Gallery (room 214), Riley Hall

Extended Showing: Kevin Beasley — “Chair of the Ministers of Defense (2016)”
This installation explores ideas of power and race in America through theatrics reminiscent of the Roman Baroque. Here, renowned conceptual artist Kevin Beasley calls into focus Black liberation movements and ongoing imbalances of power experienced by Black Americans and marginalized men and women of color.
Extended until Dec. 17 in the Snite Museum of Art

Exhibition Opening: “Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022”
The Exposition d’Art Irlandais, organized in con junction with the Irish Race Congress in Paris in 1922, used culture as a signifier of Ireland’s distinctive character, worthy of the independence from the United Kingdom that it had just negotiated in the Anglo-Irish Treaty.
Saturday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, May 15, in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries (East), Snite Museum of Art

Opening Reception: “Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022”
The programs in the galleries begin at 2:30 p.m. when curator Cheryl Snay will discuss the 1922-2022 connection. Curator David Acton will introduce the photographs of Amelia Stein. The reception is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Snite Museum and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.
Saturday, Feb. 5; 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art


Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” (Blanchard)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” The opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. Fac/Staff: $23. Student: $16.
Saturday, Feb. 5; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Thursday, Feb. 3; 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Hagerty Café, Duncan Student Center

WAND Magic Show
The Wonder Association of Notre Dame is excited to kick off the semester with a magic show. Take a break from work for a showcase of new effects from the members of Notre Dame’s magic club, WAND.
Saturday, Feb. 5; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

∙ Student Leadership Awards for Graduating Students
Each year the University honors graduating seniors and post-baccalaureate students through its Student Affairs Leadership awards. These awards have a distinct set of criteria. You may submit a nomination for one or more of these awards through our online form.
∙ Holtz and Hipp-Beeler Financial Aid Awards for Rising Seniors
Each spring, the Division of Student Affairs awards two tuition scholarships to current juniors for use during their senior year. The Lou Holtz Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based award of $60,000, and the Hipp-Beeler Scholarship is a need-based award of $16,000.
Deadline: Nominations for both the Student Leadership Awards and the Financial Aid Awards must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Review the complete details in this attachment.

Deadlines or Registrations

The Laura Shannon Prize Award and Lecture with Peter Gatrell
Peter Gatrell, professor of economic history at the University of Manchester, will give a lecture, “The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent,” as he accepts the 2021 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies. Introduced by Pamela Ballinger, the Fred CUNY Chair in the History of Human Rights at the University of Michigan. Registration required for online participation.
Tuesday, Feb. 8; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Love Data Week 2022 — Data Haiku Contest, Workshops and Open Houses
Join in a series of talks, workshops and open houses that can help you learn skills, tools and techniques for managing your data. You can also participate in the data haiku contest.
Monday through Friday, Feb. 14-18, in the Hesburgh Library

Library Acquisitions Grant Program
Notre Dame Research is now accepting applications for the Library Acquisitions Grant Program. The program is designed to provide University resources to fund library acquisitions in support of research, scholarship and creative endeavor at the University. Collection materials requested may be in print, digital, electronic or other formats. The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, March 14.   

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Chinese New Year — International Networking Tea Time
Celebrate and learn about Chinese New Year! Iris Ma, assistant dean for academic affairs at the Keough School of Global Affairs, will share Chinese New Year traditions, followed by 25 minutes of networking time with people from around campus (and the world).
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 11 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Get Engaged with the Staff Advisory Council
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is a group of Notre Dame nonexempt employees that serves as a pipeline of information between the University administration and staff and as an advisory group that does not form policy, but shares important information about the University and also collects ideas and thoughts from staff. Review the SAC staff feedback form.

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.
Compare, Contrast and Zoom: An Introduction to IIIF
Learn about the International Image Interoperability Framework and how to use it in your research.
Monday, Jan. 31; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library
Scanning Better and Neater with ABBYY FineReader & More
Learn how to create user-friendly and professional-looking scans using Hesburgh Library’s resources.
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 10 to 11 a.m. virtually
Wednesday, Feb. 2; 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3; 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
Learn how to use software to convert your file into plain text.
Wednesday, Feb. 2; 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
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate and facilitate the use of a free, locally developed program as well as the free, open source program OpenRefine to sort and search through results and extract parts of speech and named entities from any plain text file.
Thursday, Feb. 3; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), 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. 4; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library
HTML and CSS — Essential Training
A basic familiarity with HTML and CSS can improve your communication and design.
Friday, Feb. 4; 1 to 3 p.m. virtually


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.

∙ InDesign CC, Level I: Basic Document Creation, Tuesday, Feb. 8; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Spreadsheets, Level I: Introduction, Tuesday, Feb. 8; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, Feb. 8; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Feb. 9; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ buyND, Thursday, Feb. 10; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at 

EAP Workshop: “Political Correctness and Microaggressions”
Contemporary work and social environments are evolving to use more inclusive and polite language to promote safe spaces for every member of the community. This workshop will define what constitutes a microaggression and discuss how to communicate effectively without isolating or offending members of our community.
Thursday, Feb. 10; 10 to 11 a.m. in TBD

Health and Recreation

Climbing and Bouldering Wall FREE Belay Clinic
These clinics will teach you the basic skills needed to start climbing safely and proficiently. Clinics are limited to the first eight individuals to sign up. Review more info and a complete list of this semester’s belay clinics.
Wednesday, Feb. 2; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Duncan Student Center
Tuesday, Feb. 8; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Register for Beginner and Intermediate Squash Instructional Series
RecSports is offering two Squash Instructional Series where you can learn how to play the game or refine your existing skills. $45.
In the #9-#11 Racquetball Courts, Rockne Memorial

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues and Vocations Webinar: “Giving Voice to Values”
Virtues and Vocations is a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. This session is presented by Mary Gentile, the Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Monday, Jan. 31; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Google Drive Changes with Shortcuts
Google will be migrating existing files that reside in multiple locations to shortcuts in 2022. Find out how this will affect you and your work. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 11 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Presentation — “Mapping Technologies for Peace and Conflict: From the Weaponization of Social Media to Digital Peacebuilding and Peacetech”
Featuring Lisa Schirch, the incoming Richard G. Starmann Sr. Professor of the Practice in Peace Studies. This presentation will provide a survey of the best and worst impacts of technology on peacebuilding.
Tuesday, Feb. 1; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies, and via Zoom

Celebration: 100 Years of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”
James Joyce’s “Ulysses” was published in Paris on Feb. 2, 1922. Join the University’s centenary celebration of the novel by viewing an exhibition featuring a first edition of “Ulysses” and other rare and interesting editions, including one illustrated by Matisse. At 3:30 p.m., Barry McCrea will deliver a short lecture on “Joyce, Proust, Paris, 1922.” Originally scheduled for Feb. 2, rescheduled for Feb. 9.
Wednesday, Feb. 2; 2 to 5 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

Lecture — “When and Where I Enter: Curatorial Representation and Impact”
Ariana Curtis is the first curator of Latinx studies at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and current director of content for the Smithsonian’s “Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past.” She is committed to archiving the experiences of everyday Black people in Latin America, the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Wednesday, Feb. 2; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom (registration required)

Lecture: “A Conversation with Two International Business Leaders”
Paul Polman is the former CEO of Unilever and co-founder and co-chair of Imagine. Sanda Ojiambo is the executive director of the United Nations Global Compact. Polman will discuss his new book, “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than Their Take.” Ojiambo will provide a response. All are welcome — register today!
Thursday, Feb. 3; noon to 1 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business, or via Zoom

Talk — “Taking Over the Home: On Teaching Feminist Theory in Lahore”
Featuring Sara Shroff, assistant professor with joint appointments in gender and sexuality studies and political science, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. This talk focuses on Shroff’s digital feminist theory classroom in Lahore, Pakistan, as an entry point for thinking about the politics of power, peace and pedagogy.
Thursday, Feb. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

[CANCELED]  Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars”
The 2022 Ten Years Hence speaker series will explore life beyond Earth. This week’s lecture is presented by retired U.S. Air Force Col. Eileen Collins, and a NASA astronaut. Collins became the first female to pilot a U.S. spacecraft with the Discovery shuttle flight and the first female commander on the 1999 Columbia shuttle flight. Unfortunately, bad weather did not allow the speaker to travel to campus. 
Friday, Feb. 4; 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Signs of the Times Series: “Education”
The Signs of the Times series is a casual gathering to discuss current issues through the lens of Catholic social tradition. February’s speaker is Jacqueline Kronk, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County, discussing the topic of education. All are welcome to join and registration is not required.
Friday, Feb. 4; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Book Talk — “Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life”
The Institute for Educational Initiatives welcomes Elijah Anderson, the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University. Register at this link.
Friday, Feb. 4; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table meets bi-monthly and is a great chance to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. It is free and open to anyone at Notre Dame. For more information and to be added to the participants’ email list, contact Josh Barthuly or Lea Barthuly. 
Friday, Feb. 4; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 202, LaFortune Student Center

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Give Annotated Feedback in Canvas SpeedGrader
The SpeedGrader interface provides a smooth way to review, annotate and grade student submissions via Canvas’ DocViewer. All features of the DocViewer work for most submission types except for annotation, which is limited to readable file uploads.

Also This Week ...

Access Your 2021 W-2 Online
If you signed up for the option by Dec. 31, your 2021 Wage and Tax Statement (Form W-2) is now available online. To access your W-2, go to and search for “W-2 Tax Form.” Click on the “W-2 Tax Form” task and enter the year for the W-2 you are looking for and the last four digits of your Social Security number. You will then have access to the W-2 in a format that can be used for filing paper versions of federal and state tax returns.
If you have any questions about your W-2, please contact the Payroll Services Help Desk at 574-631-7575 or via email at

FeministND’s Second Annual Menstrual Product Drive
Please join FeministND in the second annual menstrual products drive and donate menstrual hygiene products, especially pads, to benefit St. Margaret’s House. The donation box will be in the elevator lobby of LaFortune Student Center from Monday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 11. For your convenience, these products are available to purchase at the Huddle. Please contact with any questions.

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.