TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 7)


For the Week of March 7

Arts and Performances


“Living Matthew 25” Film Series: “Do the Right Thing”
Spike Lee’s landmark 1989 film kicks off a five-week screening series addressing systemic poverty and structural racism, part of First Presbyterian Church’s “Living Matthew 25” series of Lenten learning and service events devoted to welcoming the stranger and helping the poor, hungry, sick and imprisoned. Co-sponsored by DPAC’s Browning Cinema.
Monday, March 7; 6 to 9 p.m. in St. Joseph County Public Library Auditorium, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films
The lineup includes “Robin Robin,” “Boxballet,” “Affairs of the Art,” “Bestia” and “The Windshield Wiper.” Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Tuesday, March 8; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 11; 9:30 p.m.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films
View event listings for times and ticket info. Animated, live-action, Documentary Program A and Documentary Program B. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Tuesday, March 8, through Sunday, March 13; times vary in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Ariadne auf Naxos”
The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen brings one of her signature roles to the Met for the first time as the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’ enchanting masterpiece. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, March 12; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


SBYSO Winter Concert
South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert will include performances by the intermediate Concert Orchestra and advanced Symphony Orchestra, featuring concerto competition winner Felix Zhang. Works include Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” Marquez Dánzón No. 2 and much more. Fac/Staff: $8. Students: $5.
Thursday, March 10; 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents “La Traviata”
Verdi’s “La Traviata” tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont. This collaboration with the South Bend Lyric Opera is a unique performance you don’t want to miss! Fac/Staff: $40. Students: $25.
Sunday, March 13; 2:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Equipment Restoration and Renewal Grant Program Open
Faculty are 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.

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.  

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.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Spring Break Building Hours March 6-13
Hesburgh Library’s hours during spring break will be:
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, open at 9 a.m. (returning to regular hours)
Find all branch and service desk hours at

Deadlines or Registrations

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. Registration is required by Thursday, March 10.
Thursday, March 17; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 204, McKenna Hall

“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

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.

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, 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

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

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 on Saturday and/or Sunday, March 19-20

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. Sign up by Thursday, March 10, to be guaranteed a T-shirt! $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.

EAP Workshop: “Moves in Writing”
Demystify the skills and strategies of academic writing. This workshop aims to discuss rhetorical moves — the way arguments persuade the audience using evidence across disciplines. Whether argumentative essays or research articles, in order to excel in a scholarly publishing career, participants will discuss a functional approach to engaging writing.
Thursday, March 24; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Conference — “1,000 Years of Ice and Fire: Ecological Collapse and Migration from Vinland to the Anthropocene”
The conference brings together key thinkers working in the long history of literature in English to discuss deep historical patterns, resonances and critical flashpoints that might help us better understand the complex relationship between ecological collapse, migration and literary production. Free for Notre Dame faculty and students; $20 for non-Notre Dame students; $40 for non-Notre Dame faculty.
Keynote lecture by Dipesh Chakrabarty (open to the public): Thursday, March 24; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, McKenna Hall
Friday, March 25; 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. all panels are in Room 205-207, McKenna Hall

An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
New York Times bestselling author and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak on campus. Presented by the Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is free, but ticketed.
Friday, March 25; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Fifth Annual ND Energy Research Symposium
The Fifth Annual ND Energy 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 is 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

Colloquium: “Philosophy Throughout Its History”
Whether you’ll be joining the History of Philosophy Forum’s inaugural colloquium in person or virtually, you must register to receive updates as well as Zoom information.
Thursday, April 7; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the McKenna Conference Center
Friday, April 8; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Join New Canvas Professional Development Group
If you are teaching with Canvas and would like to know about upcoming training and professional development opportunities, you are invited to join the Teaching Well with Canvas Google group. You will be first to hear about upcoming events, which will be added to your Google calendar. Click on the link in the headline to join the group. 

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Data Carpentry: Introduction to R
Data Carpentry aims to teach researchers basic concepts, skills and tools for working with data to help improve efficiency. This two-day workshop is intended for those interested in working with social sciences data in “R.”
Part 1: Thursday, March 10; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom
Part 2: Friday, March 11; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Creating Your Professional Website with WordPress
Learn how to design and build your own website using WordPress.
Friday, March 11; 1 to 3 p.m. 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.
Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Tuesday, March 15; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Data & Analysis Demo, Thursday, March 17; 10 to 11 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at   

Faith and Service

Lenten Prayer Series for Staff
Staff are invited to a Lenten prayer series led by Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., each Wednesday during Lent. Sign up for the link
Wednesdays, March 9 through April 13; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Health and Recreation

Register for Beginner Tennis or Beginner Squash
Time to up your racquet sport game or learn to dance with one of RecSports’ spring instructional series! Registration is open via RecRegister.  

Lectures and Presentations

Time-Out for Tech Series: “Polls, Quizzes and Whiteboards in Zoom”
Many Zoom features have changed. They are even more robust and can help make your meetings and classes even more effective. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, March 8; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Parking Services Office Closed Monday, March 7
The Parking Services Office will be closed Monday, March 7, for a full day of staff training. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 8.

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

FedEx Office Print OnDemand Training
Choose from three virtual training sessions hosted by FedEx Office. Email to register and receive the Zoom link. The registration deadline is one hour before each session.
There is no cost to attend.
Wednesday, March 9; 1 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, March 15; 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22; 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Canvas Tip: Add a Rubric to SpeedGrader for More Detailed Grade Feedback
Some assignments, such as a speech or a project, require more structured grading criteria. Create a rubric in Canvas and use it in the SpeedGrader when assessing student work.

Also This Week ...

Bookstore Transition Reminders
During spring break, Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13:

  • Barnes & Noble College takes over management of bookstores.
  • Hammes bookstores will be closed.
  • Tech Hub at the campus bookstore will also be closed.

In the meantime …

  • Place orders for textbook/course materials online through Sunday, March 13. 

Materials will be shipped or available starting Monday, March 14.

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.