TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 14)


For the Week of March 14

Arts and Performances


Rescheduled: “The Unknown Woman” (2006)
Director Giuseppe Tornatore’s “The Unknown Woman” is a haunting story of mystery and love. Haunted by her past, a Russian woman parasitizes herself into the lives of an affluent Italian family. Her past catches up with her as she risks everything to uncover the truth about the family. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute Film Series: Women at Work in European Cinema. (Rescheduled screening due to weather). Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, March 16; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Belfast” (2021)
Writer and director Kenneth Branagh was born in Belfast in 1960, moving with his family to England about a decade later to escape the Troubles. His experiences form the basis of this new film that already garnered multiple awards and has been nominated for seven Oscars. Fac/Staff: $6. Students $4.
Thursday, March 17; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 18; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19; 3, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 20; 3 p.m.


Arts of Dignity: Embracing the Blues
Jazz pianist and educator Reggie Thomas will kick off the Center for Social Concerns’ Arts of Dignity series with a performance/lecture focused on the place of the blues in the hierarchy of musical study and value. He will also explore the majesty, lyricism and, ultimately, the dignity of the blues. There will be an artist meet-and-greet following the event. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, March 16; 7 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Irish Theatre of Chicago presents “Molly Sweeney”
Brian Friel, Ireland’s master storyteller, brings a riveting contemporary drama about the unexpected consequences of a medical miracle. Spoken in dialect. Contains mature language. Fac/Staff: $26. Students: $10.
Thursday, March 17; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 18; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19; 7:30 p.m.

Richard Gress, Organ Recital
Richard Gress, DMA student, performs organ works of J.S. Bach, Georg Muffat and Matthias Weckmann, with the goal of demonstrating the spectrum of expressive capabilities offered by the instrument. In collaboration, Maggie Werth and Loren Masánqué interpret the Magnificat chant. Free but ticketed.
Friday, March 18; 7 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

ND Glee Club Spring Concert
The program will include works by Victoria, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Strauss and Whitacre, and a premiere performance of a new work by Augusta Read Thomas. Also on the program will be various musical vignettes from America’s musical life, and a set of songs to celebrate the Emerald Isle. Fac/Staff: $5. Students: Free but ticketed.
Friday, March 18; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Fiestang — Bayanihan: The Filipino Spirit
The Filipino-American student organization proudly presents its cultural showcase: Fiestang. Tickets are $5 when bought at the LaFortune Box Office, and $7 at the door. Food will be served after the show!
Saturday, March 19; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Washington Hall

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 will accept nominations for faculty and staff awards through Tuesday, March 15. Descriptions and eligibility information can be found on the awards website.

BIPH 2022 Summer Graduate Fellowships
The Berthiaume Institute is accepting applications for summer graduate research fellowships. This year, the institute will award up to 10 fellowships of $10,000 each, to cover the period of May 15 through Aug. 15. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 16. Apply online.

Deadlines or Registrations

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. Apply at
Registration opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, and remains open until June.

The Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture — “Widening the Shakespeare Circle: The Playwright, the Diplomat and the Theatricality of Everyday Life”
Join the Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture in honor of Professor Sir Stanley Wells. Carol Rutter, professor of Shakespeare and performance studies at the University of Warwick, delivers this year’s lecture. Register.
Tuesday, March 22; 1 to 2 p.m. EDT virtually

91st Annual Rockne Memorial Mass and Breakfast with Coach Marcus Freeman
Head football coach Marcus Freeman will speak at the 91st Annual Rockne Memorial Mass and Breakfast. The event will begin with Mass, celebrated by Rev. Paul Doyle, C.S.C., followed by a buffet breakfast and Freeman’s remarks. The Notre Dame Glee Club will perform during Mass and breakfast. Space is limited. Register by Wednesday, March 23. NDJSV Members: $40. Public: $60.
Sunday, March 27; 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Downes Club, Corbett Family Hall

Bengal Bouts Semifinals and Finals
Join the Men’s Boxing Club for the 92nd annual Bengal Bouts. Tickets available online or from a boxer. Proceeds benefit the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh.
Monday, March 28; 7 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
Friday, April 1; 7 p.m. in the Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

Fifth Annual ND Energy Research Symposium
The research symposium will feature faculty affiliates and associated researchers discussing a broad range of important topics in sustainable energy. Participants will engage in conversations toward transitioning to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Registration is strongly encouraged and required by Monday, March 21, to guarantee a seat at the luncheon presentation.
Thursday, March 31; 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rooms 205/206/207, McKenna Hall

Call for Posters: ND Energy Research Symposium
An important component of ND Energy’s research symposium on March 31 is the poster session, featuring presentations on a broad range of important topics related to energy. Postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract of 500 words or fewer by Monday, March 21, to present a research poster.
Thursday, March 31; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Rooms 205-207, McKenna Hall

Notre Dame Softball Strikeout Cancer
The Notre Dame softball team is excited to announce the return of its Strikeout Cancer Trivia Night and Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game. All proceeds raised go directly to the children and families of children at Memorial Hospital who are fighting cancer. Register now for the trivia night!
Free softball game: Saturday, April 2; 1 p.m. in Melissa Cook Stadium
Trivia night: Saturday, April 2; 6 p.m. in the 1st Source Bank Performance Center (525 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend) $250/table for trivia night. Doors open at 5 p.m., trivia starts at 6 p.m.
Home Run Derby after the Sunday, April 3, noon game

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

St. Patrick’s Day Town Hall with NDSID
Join the Notre Dame Staff and Faculty of International Descent (NDSID) to learn about Irish traditions, hear updates from NDSID and gather with fellow staff and faculty. Lunch will be provided and registration is required.
Thursday, March 17; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 204, McKenna Hall

Women’s History Month Lunch and Learn: “Sins of Omission: Remembering Catholic Sisters on Campus and in America”
Presented by Kathleen Sprows Cummings, the Rev. John A. O’Brien Professor of American Studies and History and the director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame.
Thursday, March 17; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

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.
Mapping with ArcGIS Online
Learn how to make maps using ArcGIS Online and incorporate geographic information systems into your research.
Tuesday, March 15; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
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, March 15; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Turning Magnetism into Electricity
This workshop introduces some of the fundamentals of electromagnetism.
Tuesday, March 15; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Wednesday, March 16; 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
Learn how to use a tool to extract information from any plain text file.
Thursday, March 17; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Tips for Effective and Collaborative Open Research
Learn how you can work effectively and collaboratively in an open research environment.
Friday, March 18; 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. via Zoom

CSLC Workshops

Workshop: “Promoting Creativity with Language and Culture through Digital Bookmaking”
During this workshop, presenters Sherry Maggin and Rebecca Jones-Kellogg will discuss the use of digital bookmaking for a variety of student research and reflection projects. Through the Book Creator online platform, students create dynamic texts. Presenters will share experiences implementing digital bookmaking in their language courses.
Thursday, March 17; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

EAP and Toastmasters Workshop: “Giving Academic Presentations”
This joint workshop of the EAP Program and the ND Toastmasters Club will discuss the skills needed to give a presentation, explore the culture behind it and give a series of tips for presenting well at your next conference or symposium. This workshop will be held in person, but virtual attendees are welcome. You will receive a Zoom link after registering.
Friday, March 18; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 136, DeBartolo Hall, or via Zoom


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.

Photoshop CC, Level II: Adding and Removing Elements, Tuesday, March 22; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level I: Basic Document Creation, Wednesday, March 23; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Macros Introduction, Wednesday, March 23; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ GLez Training, Thursday, March 24; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ buyND, Thursday, March 24; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at  

Faith and Service

Faculty/Staff Grief Support Group
Faculty and staff who have lost a spouse, child, friend, colleague or other loved one are welcome to join this group. It meets on the third Tuesday of the month and is confidential and non-denominational. All faculty and staff are welcome. Both the faculty and staff grief groups have merged into this one group.
Tuesday, March 15; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 301 (across from the elevator and south stairwell), Coleman-Morse Center

Blood Drive Hosted by the Campus Safety and University Operations Division
To sign up to donate, visit Then search by date and select March 16 to choose this drive.
Wednesday, March 16; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bloodmobile parked on the west side of Stepan Center (north of Hammes Mowbray Hall)

Faculty/Staff Caregivers Support Group
Faculty and staff who are caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs are welcome to join this group. It helps you connect with others, share struggles and information about resources and learn how others deal with their situations. All faculty and staff are welcome. This group has merged the two previous groups into one.
Wednesday, March 16; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 301 (across from the elevator and south stairwell), Coleman-Morse Center

A Lenten Evening of Reflection
Begin the Lenten season with fellowship, reflection and prayer. This is the second Evening of Reflection in the three-part “Exploring the Catholic Imagination” series, which will continue in Easter. Light refreshments will follow in the Geddes Coffeehouse.
Wednesday, March 16; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Geddes Hall 

Faculty Mini-Retreat: “Connecting to the Compassionate Potential in Your Teaching and Research Using the Insights of the Science of Compassion”
Relying on the insights from the neuroscience of compassion, Dominic Vachon will reflect on the potential compassionate core of our work and will discuss how getting in touch with that compassionate potential is the key not only to making the world a better place, but also the key to personal fulfillment and decreased stress and burnout. Register by Monday, March 14.
Friday, March 18; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first-floor reading room, Jordan Hall

Visualizing Matthew 25
During this Lenten season, come together in the Snite Museum to explore and reflect on the parable of the goats and sheep in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 25: 31-46). Through conversations about works of art and personal reflection in the galleries, discover how you can embrace and live out the biblical passage.
Saturday, March 19; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Pi Day 5K Call for Volunteers
Volunteers will receive a free volunteer T-shirt that they need to wear during the Pi Day 5K event.
Volunteer for race prep.
Sunday, March 20; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in McCourtney Hall and along the race route

Health and Recreation

Pi Day 5K
The Society of Schmitt Fellows is holding a 5K race to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County. $25.
Sunday, March 20; 1 to 5 p.m. Additional events will be inside McCourtney Hall.
Sunday, March 20; 1 p.m. STEM Demos and Pi Reciting Competition will start.
Sunday, March 20; 3:14 p.m. 5K Race with the start/finish line outside McCourtney Hall.

Lectures and Presentations

Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health Annual Symposium — “Planning for the Next Pandemic: Precision Health Approaches”
This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Christa-Marie Singleton, is a 1987 alumna and serves as chief medical officer in the Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy at the CDC. No pre-registration is required. Free and open to the public.
Monday, March 14; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room B01, McCourtney Hall

Life in Pixels Series with Seb Franklin and Jonathan Beller
Life in Pixels hosts an ongoing series of transdisciplinary conversations thinking about how we can make sense of, and live with, our computational social condition today. The series will bring together people who think and do technology beyond disciplinary boundaries like sociocultural, aesthetic, politicoeconomic, environmental and racial.
Monday, March 14; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Reading — “Die Nibelungen: Ein deutscher Stummfilm” (2021)
German author and Georg Büchner Prize winner Felicitas Hoppe will read from her latest work in German. Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, the Medieval Institute and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Reception to follow.
Tuesday, March 15; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, in partnership with the Department of American Studies and the Initiative on Race and Resilience, hosts the annual presentation of the 2022 Red Smith Lecture: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones. Free but ticketed (standby only).
Tuesday, March 15; 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Our Universe Revealed: Physics for Everyone — “The Most Beautiful Theory ... So Far”
Science provides clues to the fundamentals of the universe. Starting from ancient time to the present, Alfredo Aranda-Fernandez, the Glynn Family Visiting Professor of Physics, will present the main ideas that allowed researchers to formulate and explore one of the most beautiful theories so far: the Standard Model of elementary particles.
Tuesday, March 15; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Research Seminar — “Liquid States: A Closer Look at Sustainability and Sacred Water”
Lisa Caulfield, director of the Global Centre at Kylemore Global Centre in Connemara, Ireland, and Fay Stevens, adjunct assistant professor, London faculty, have been working together on numerous projects around sustainability. In this seminar they reflect on their collaborative work and shape their thinking in the direction of sacred water and sustainability.
Wednesday, March 16; 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “The Good Life Method: Reasoning Through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith and Meaning”
The ND community is welcome to join the “Professors for Lunch” event featuring the authors of “The Good Life Method,” Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko, both in the Department of Philosophy. Lunch is available at noon and the lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Review the poster.
Wednesday, March 16; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Oak Room, South Dining Hall

Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis
Join the sixth week of ThinkND and NDI’s new series “Global Dialogues: The Worsening Water Crisis,” highlighting the University’s global reach through research and activism. This week will look at water sustainability and water technologies in Santiago, Chile. Special guests are Juan Esteban Montes, the director of the Santiago Global Center, and Robert Nerenberg, professor at the Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory.
Wednesday, March 16; 3 to 4 p.m. online

A Conversation with Felicitas Hoppe (in English)
German author and Georg Büchner Prize winner Felicitas Hoppe will discuss the use of medievalism in her work. The discussion will be in English. Audience Q&A to follow. Co-sponsored by the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, the Medieval Institute, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
Wednesday, March 16; 4 to 5 p.m. in 128 Decio Faculty Hall

Panel Discussion — “The War in Ukraine: A Global Perspective”
As the war in Ukraine continues following Russia’s Feb. 23 invasion of the country, join the Keough School of Global Affairs for a conversation with panelists who will examine the current conflict through a global lens.
Wednesday, March 16; 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom and in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

“Toward a Sustainable Future” Series — “Bringing Ourselves to Our Work: Work as Creative Practice”
For the next event in Notre Dame London’s “Toward a Sustainable Future” Series, Ellie Cosgrave, director of Publica’s Community Interest Company and Research, will explore what happens when we risk showing who we truly are through our work. She will address the impact her personal experiences have had on her research on urban design and policy.
Thursday, March 17; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Lecture — “American Constitutional Principles and Original Sin: A Comparative Perspective”
The ND community is welcome to a lecture by Gary Jacobsohn, the H. Malcolm Macdonald Professor of Constitutional and Comparative Law in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Review the poster.
Thursday, March 17; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room B079, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Colloquy — “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 for the ND community.
Thursday, March 17; 4:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 205, McKenna Hall
Friday, March 18; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Presentation: “Bolivian Music in the Quechua Language”
In this presentation, FLTA Delia Salazar Alcuna will explore the music of the Quechua as she shares the history and how it influences music in Bolivia today.
Thursday, March 17; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

75th Anniversary Alumni Lecture: “Reading, Restoring and Rearranging a ‘Miracle Window’ of Canterbury Cathedral”
This talk by Notre Dame alumna Rachel Koopmans, associate professor of history at York University, on the cathedral’s famous Thomas Becket “miracle” windows will highlight the enormous changes in restoration techniques and principles, and the equally momentous changes in scholarly approaches to stained glass and to the miracle stories that have shaped the treatment and understanding of the windows from the 19th century to the present.
Thursday, March 17; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (Room 715), Hesburgh Library, and livestreamed on the YouTube channel

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Nation-State Competition in Space”
Presented by Benjamin Bahney, senior fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Bahney is a co-founder and the leader of the lab’s space program, encompassing all work for space science and space security. This is the third lecture in the Ten Years Hence speaker series that will explore life beyond earth. Free and open to students, faculty, staff and the Notre Dame community.
Friday, March 18; 10:40 a.m. to noon in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Severe Weather Preparedness Week
As winter transitions to spring, it's time to prepare for the possibility of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Read about the difference between a watch and a warning, and what to do when a tornado siren has sounded.

Social Gatherings

Balesh Party
Tatar pot pie with potatoes and meat. The pearl of the Tatar cuisine. Balesh, a small pastry, and Zur-belish, a large pie, is a dish that is usually prepared for family gatherings and feasts. Tatar cuisine is a culinary journey, and in this presentation, FLTA Sabina Iusopova will also guide you through some of the culture of Tatars.
Monday, March 14; 5 to 6 p.m. in Max Kade Commons, Decio Hall

Faculty Social Coffee Break
Join colleagues from across departments and colleges for this faculty coffee break social. There will be coffee, tea and pastries available as well as gluten-free options. Re-connect with friends, meet new colleagues, relax together and share ideas. All faculty are welcome. Hosted by the Faculty Chaplaincy.
Tuesday, March 15; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second floor, McKenna Hall

Japanese Conversation Table
The Japanese Language Table is an excellent way to practice your Japanese language skills outside of the classroom. Learn about the culture in an informal setting where you can gain confidence in your use of Japanese.
Wednesday, March 16; 7 to 8 p.m. in Hagerty Café, Duncan Student Center

Cocktail with a Curator: David Acton, Curator of Photographs
This program toasts amazing works of art with deliciously themed cocktails. Spend time with David Acton, curator of photographs, looking closely at the work of Irish photographer Amelia Stein while enjoying The Massey, a cocktail selected to complement the artworks.
Thursday, March 17; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table meets twice a month 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, March 18; 5 to 6 p.m. in TBD

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Allow Multiple Submissions for an Assignment in Canvas
Instructors can allow students multiple attempts to submit an assignment. When viewing in the SpeedGrader, instructors can access earlier versions of student work to review progress.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library’s Current Periodicals to Move for Renovation of Grand Reading Room
The Current Periodical Collection has temporarily moved to the lower level of Hesburgh Library in preparation for the construction of the Grand Reading Room. Read the full renovation alert.

Bookstores Reopen Under BNC Management
The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and the Hammes Bookstore and Café at Eddy Street reopen Monday, March 14. The locations were closed during spring break so Barnes & Noble College could assume management and make necessary updates to the stores and systems to provide the best customer experience.
- The campus bookstore opens at 8 a.m. while the Eddy Street bookstore opens at 9 a.m.
- Starbucks at Eddy Street Commons reopens at 7:30 a.m. Come by to see what’s new!

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.