TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff edition (Nov. 18)



Week of November 18, 2019

Arts and Performances


Celebrate the Change with a Director’s Tour of the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park
Take this chance to say “see you soon” to a few sculptures in the Charles B. Hayes Sculpture Park before they move to the Snite Museum in preparation for building the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art. Director Joseph Becherer will lead a walking tour as you sip on hot cider. Meet at the entrance by Walsh Family Hall of Architecture. 
Friday, Nov. 22; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park
Sunday, Nov. 24; 1 to 2 p.m.


“Lupe Under the Sun”
This neorealist film follows an aging migrant worker living in California, tackling issues of depression, homesickness and the immigrant myth of the American Dream. Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. 
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

“Boys Don’t Cry” (1999)
The life and times of Brandon Teena provide the basis for this biographical drama featuring Hillary Swank as the 21-year-old Nebraskan trans man who repeatedly suffered hate and violence from acquaintances until he and two others were shot to death. The film’s visibility put trans bashing and trans rights into the living rooms and minds of many. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“And Life Goes On” (1992) 
In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in Iran that left 50,000 dead, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveys not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake. “And Life Goes On” follows Kiarostami and his son as they visit the region in search of the boys who acted in “Where Is the Friend’s House?” viewed last week. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Wednesday, Nov. 20; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story” (2016)   
The extraordinary untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played an important role in helping defuse the decades-old Troubles in Northern Ireland by bringing vulnerable children to America for a summer of peace. With an introduction by Enda Kenny and Daniel Mulhall, and Q&A following with Denis Mulcahy, Project Children founder. Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Great Hack” (2019) 
(Producer Geralyn White Dreyfous is scheduled to appear at the 6:30 p.m. screening.) From Academy Award nominees Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, this documentary uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. Free but ticketed.
Friday, Nov. 22; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Met Opera: Live in HD “Madama Butterfly” (Puccini)
Sopranos Hui He and Ana Maria Martinez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Bruce Sledge as the American naval officer who abandons her. Baritone Paulo Szot adds a new role to his Met repertory as Sharpless, alternating this role with Markus Bruck. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts. Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Sunday, Nov. 24; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“6000 a Day: An Account of a Catastrophe Foretold” (2002)
In advance of World AIDS Day, a panel will discuss the early days and current state of affairs of the AIDS epidemic over the course of the last four decades. This documentary discusses how the world’s top decision-makers failed to prevent the spread of AIDS and examines how an avoidable catastrophe was allowed to fester. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Nov. 24; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Theater: “Staging the Daffy Dame”
Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents “Staging the Daffy Dame.” A Latina theater professor employs non-traditional casting while staging a Spanish Golden Age comedy on a present-day college campus, provoking heated conversations about race, class and gender. Written by Anne Garcia-Romero. Directed by Kevin Dreyer. Students: $7. Faculty/Staff/Senior (65+): $12. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-22; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Nov. 24; 2:30 p.m. 

A Night of Yeats Poetry 
This program combines words and images in celebration of the poetry of William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) and the photography of Alen MacWeeney from the exhibition “‘Looking at the Stars’: Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame.” Each photograph is paired with a stanza of Yeats’ poetry, which we will read aloud together.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Fall Concert: Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra
The program will include Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, as well as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” of Dukas and two more contemporary works, a selection from Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” and John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine.” Students: free. Faculty/Staff: $5.
Friday, Nov. 22; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 

Fall Concert: Notre Dame Symphonic Band and Winds  
Titled “A Celebration of British Band Music,” the concert will feature guest conductor John Snowling of Lindisfarne College in Hastings, New Zealand. Works will include selections from Holst, Arnold, Vaughn Williams, and Sparke, with a grand concert finale featuring the more than 150 musicians from both ensembles. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Nov. 24; 3 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Deadlines or Registrations

Workshop: “Create a Professional Website with WordPress”
Open especially to postdocs and advanced graduate students.
Please register in advance. Facilitated by Randal Harrison, emerging technologies librarian. Hosted by the Postdoc Women’s Committee.
Wednesday, Dec. 4; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 264 (computer lab), Hesburgh Library

OIT Lunch & Learn: Digital Creations — Customize Your Holiday Cards 
Personalize your holiday cards by making them yourself. Learn to make animated .GIFs and use the new Spark animation tools. Register via or contact
Thursday, Dec. 5; noon to 1 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Holiday Gift Auction
Sponsored by the Robinson Community Learning Center. $5 tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Saturday, Dec. 7; 4 to 6 p.m. at the Robinson Community Learning Center, 921 N. Eddy Street, South Bend

BRITE Women Project: “Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Your Brand” 
Have you created your LinkedIn profile, but are unsure how to take it to the next level and make it work for you? In this session, you will learn how to transform your profile from so-so to stellar, make meaningful LinkedIn connections, build a robust professional network and enhance your brand by focusing on your strengths and passions. $35 admission, $15 students. Register online.
Wednesday, Dec. 11; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 158, Mendoza College of Business

Conference: “Called & Co-Responsible” 
This academic and pastoral conference is dedicated to exploring what the idea of “co-responsibility” for the “Church’s being and acting” might mean, both for the laity and for the ordained. It will try at least to glimpse the full potential of the idea of co-responsibility and its fruitfulness for the life of the Church going forward. General registration: $125; ND/SMC/HCC faculty, staff, student registration — pay for meals only.
Wednesday, March 4; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Morris Inn and Eck Visitors Center
Thursday, March 5; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 6; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Notre Dame Athletics Black Friday Sale
Save up to 50 percent off regular ticket pricing! Games include:
Hockey: Bowling Green, Boston College, Penn State and Western Michigan.
Men’s Basketball: Boston College, Detroit Mercy, Alabama A&M, Wake Forest and Florida State.
Women’s Basketball: Minnesota, Guelph, Clemson, Boston College and Virginia Tech.
Available from 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: “Title IX Policies and Resources for Faculty, Staff and Students” 
The Postdoctoral Women’s Committee “Beyond the Application” series continues. This workshop, presented by Erin Oliver and Lynn Kalamaros, is open to all postdocs, graduate students and early career scholars. Please register.  ​​​​​​
Monday, Nov. 18; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room B01, McCourtney Hall

Workshop: “Developing a Scholarly Web Presence”
Open especially to postdocs and advanced graduate students. Please register in advance. Facilitated by Randal Harrison, emerging technologies librarian. Hosted by the Women’s Postdoc Committee.
Monday, Nov. 18; 5 to 6 p.m. in Classroom 246, Hesburgh Library

Hesburgh Libraries and Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:

Introduction to Python and the NLTK
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of its Natural Language Toolkit.
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Getting Started with RefWorks
This workshop will cover the basics of using a citation manager called RefWorks. 
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 3 to 4 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 231C), Hesburgh Library  

Doughnuts for UX 
Stop by the Hesburgh Library concourse for free doughnuts in exchange for performing a few simple tasks on our new digital collections website. Co-sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and Snite Museum of Art.
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 3 to 5 p.m. in the concourse, Hesburgh Library

ArcGIS StoryMaps 
This workshop will introduce the basics of creating a storymap using the standard templates and some tips and tricks for making effective visualizations of spatial information in ArcGIS StoryMaps.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Open Science Brown Bag Lunch with Jeff Spies
Join in a brown bag discussion of open science principles with Jeff Spies, creator of the Open Science Framework and co-founder of the Center for Open Science. 
Thursday, Nov. 21; noon to 1 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Managing Humanities Research with Zotero 
Learn how to use Zotero — an open-source research tool for creating bibliographies.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

OIT Training Classes:

Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge. Seats are available for the following classes:

  • dataND: Introduction, Monday, Dec. 2; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features, Tuesday, Dec. 3; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Qualtrics, Level III: Workflow, Tuesday, Dec. 3; 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • InDesign CC, Level II: Tips & Tricks, Wednesday, Dec. 4; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Moving From Excel to Google Sheets, Thursday, Dec. 5; 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Friday, Dec. 6; 8:30 a.m. to noon

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

Faith and Service

Faculty/Staff Caregivers Support Group
This group is for faculty and staff who are caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs. A representative of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana will be speaking this day. The group is nondenominational and confidential. For questions contact Rev. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., faculty chaplain, at
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center

Transgender Day of Remembrance  
This prayer service will honor and remember transgender people whose lives have been lost this year based on their identity.
Wednesday, Nov. 20; 8 to 8:45 p.m. at the Grotto

Mass (part of “This Far by Faith: Celebrating Black Catholic History”)
Presided by the Most Rev. Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Music by Voices of Faith Gospel Choir, directed by Emorja Robinson. Reception to follow at 6:30 p.m. in Remick Commons.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Thunder from the Sky: Loud Organ Music in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart 
Basilica organists will be “pulling out all the stops” during 15-minute informal recitals that are sure to shake the rafters! The concerts will conclude with a rousing rendition of the alma mater led by the mighty Murdy Family Pipe Organ.
Friday, Nov. 22; 3:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

DKMS Bone Marrow Registry Swab Drive
Host ND Love Your Melon Campus Crew broke a world record at its last swab drive — help us do it again by swabbing your cheek to sign up for the bone marrow donation registry and help save lives! Chick-fil-A provided. Visit the event for your chance to win a Love Your Melon beanie!
Friday, Nov. 22; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 246, Duncan Student Center

Health and Recreation

Mammograms on Campus
This preventive offering is available annually at no cost to female Notre Dame faculty and staff enrolled in a University medical plan (Anthem), beginning at age 40 (women age 35-39 may receive one baseline exam at no cost). To schedule an appointment, call 574-335-4500 or toll-free 1-888-455-4450.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Stepan Center

Game Day Run Club   
Join Game Day for a guided, scenic running tour of campus on football game day mornings. Registration is $15 with a T-shirt and is capped at 50 participants. A complimentary short-term parking pass is available for all participants. Cost: $15.
Saturday, Nov. 23; 8 to 9 a.m. Meet at Gate 2 of the Joyce Center

Game Day Yoga  
Join the Smith Center for Recreational Sports and Game Day to energize your home game mornings with free yoga open to all ability levels! Registration is encouraged for participants to receive a complimentary short-term parking pass.
Saturday, Nov. 23; 9 to 10 a.m. in the Joyce Center (enter Gate 2)

Lectures and Presentations

International Education Week
See the full schedule of events.
Monday through Friday, Nov. 18 through 22.

Conversations with Diplomats: “The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs Authoritarianism. Why the EU Is Today More Important Than Ever Before”
Wolfgang Mössinger, consul general of Germany in Chicago, will offer a lecture as part of the Conversations with Diplomats lecture series sponsored by the Nanovic Institute. Free lunch while supplies last. 
Monday, Nov. 18; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Roundtable Presentation: “‘Finnegans Wake’: On Infinite Translation”   
A presentation of the final volume of the monumental six-volume Italian translation and edition of “Finnegans Wake,” this event includes a roundtable with one of the translators, Enrico Terrinoni, with Declan Kiberd, Ted Cachey, David Lummus, and the “Finnegans Wake” Reading Group.
Monday, Nov. 18; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

Mexico Working Group: “Guerrillas and Mexico’s Dirty War during the 1970s” 
Kellogg Visiting Fellow Adela Cedillo studies social and revolutionary movements, counterinsurgency warfare, drug wars, human rights and female activism in Latin America. Part of the Graduate Student Lecture Series. For questions regarding the Mexico Working Group, contact
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 11 a.m. to noon in Room B079, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Kellogg World Politics Series: “Are Referendums Ever Good for Democracy?”
In this presentation, professor Susan Stokes, University of Chicago, will focus on the question of voting behavior and on the fact that turnout tends to be lower in referendums than in candidate elections. Stokes will draw on evidence from Colombia’s 2016 referendum on peace accords to argue that party structures and incentives are important parts.
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Workshop: “Supporting DACA and Undocumented Students”
This workshop aims to deepen understanding of undocumented students, including DACA, TPS and other immigrant backgrounds. The presenters will provide recommendations for how to best support these students and make appropriate referrals. Promising practices in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment will be introduced through examples and interactive group conversations. Register by Monday, Nov. 18.    
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Classroom 125, Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “Capturing Africa’s Potential? China’s Evolving Role and Competition with Global Powers in Africa”   
This second part of a five-part lecture series will be delivered by Landry Signé, Brookings Institution  fellow. The series questions the roles of China and Africa in the world, combined and separate; the effects of China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative on African countries; and how this intercontinental relationship influences the world.
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Book Discussion: “Witnessing Peace: Becoming Agents Under Duress in Colombia”  
Author Janna Hunter-Bowman is assistant professor of peace studies and Christian social ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and a scholar-in-residence at the Kroc Institute during fall 2019.
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture: “How Albert Camus Became an American Writer — or at Least a Household Word” 
Alice Kaplan, professor and chair of French at Yale University, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the ISLA Distinguished Lecture Series on the mystery of cultural transmission, on what factors contribute to making one foreign author rather than another a known name in the United States, by examining the success of Albert Camus’ “The Stranger.”
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

Lecture: “Too Many Americans: Overpopulation and the Crisis of Abundance”
Angela Allan, assistant director of studies in the American studies and ethnic studies fields, lecturer in the History and Literature program at Harvard University. Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Sustainability Studies at Notre Dame and the Department of History. Reception to follow lecture in Geddes Hall.
Tuesday, Nov. 19; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Geddes Hall

Ph.D. Career Pathways
Alumna Micayla Bowman is an account manager for IDEXX BioAnalytics covering the Central North American academic and government accounts. She received her doctorate in biochemistry in 2018 under the direction of professor Patrick L. Clark by studying the biophysical properties that govern protein folding mechanisms. Register here.  
Wednesday, Nov. 20; noon in Room 117K, Bond Hall

Nanovic Visiting Scholar Lecture: “The Revolution of Dignity and Public Culture: How the Ukrainian Experience Impacts the Global Agenda”
Volodymyr Turchynovskyy, director of the International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues and dean of the social science faculty at the Ukrainian Catholic University. Free lunch. 
Wednesday, Nov. 20; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Documentary and Discussion: “A Special Day: Scenes from Jewish Rome in 1938”   
Screening of the documentary “A Special Day: Family Scenes in Jewish Rome before the Shoah” (Italian with English subtitles), followed by an open discussion with the filmmaker and others from the Jewish Community in Rome (in Italian via videoconference from Rome). Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies. RSVP to
Wednesday, Nov. 20; noon to 2 p.m. in Room 242, O’Shaughnessy Hall

“Commemorating the Sultan and the Saint: A Christian-Muslim Dialogue”
Interfaith conversation between Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, and Daoud Casewit, president of American Islamic College.
Wednesday, Nov. 20; 7:30 p.m. in the Forum, Nanovic Hall

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Reading in the 21st Century”
You don’t need to drive to the library to find books to read. Learn how ebooks have changed how we read and access reading material. Participants must register at, or contact for information.
Thursday, Nov. 21; noon to 1 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Panel Discussion: “Undocumented: DACA Student Experiences”   
Panel discussion in conjunction with FTT’s production of “Staging the Daffy Dame” by Anne García-Romero, running Nov. 20-24 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Co-sponsored by FTT and the Institute for Latino Studies.
Thursday, Nov. 21; noon to 1:30 pm in the Institute for Latino Studies (Room 315), Bond Hall

Lecture: “Gender Equality Reforms in United Nations Mediation”
Catriona Standfield, Kroc Institute visiting research fellow, will draw on evidence from her book project to demonstrate how mediation narratives inform the different ways the United Nations Women, Peace and Security Agenda has failed to reach its goals of making mediation more inclusive and gender-sensitive.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Talk: “The Troy Davis Case: Executing the Innocent?” 
Troy Davis was executed in 2011 for the murder of a police officer despite compelling evidence of his innocence. He maintained his innocence to the end, his last words including a plea for mercy to those about to take his life. Join us to hear defense attorney Jay Ewart, who led the final effort to save his life.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law

Seminar: “Navigation Models of Users’ Viewing Patterns for 360-Degree Video Efficient Streaming Systems”
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering presents Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department, and director of coordinated science laboratory in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 131, DeBartolo Hall  

Work-in-Progress Seminar: “The Most Vulnerable Voters: Clientelism and Political Behavior Among Slum Dwellers” 
Work-in-progress seminars are designed to generate in-depth discussion of new scholarly work. For the pre-circulated paper and to attend, register with Presented by Visiting Fellow Virginia Oliveros. Are slum dwellers more involved in clientelistic arrangements than other (urban poor) voters?
Thursday, Nov. 21; 4 to 5:30 p.m.

“Telling Histories of Violence Without Borders”: 2019 Laura Shannon Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony   
The Nanovic Institute will present the 2019 Laura Shannon Prize to Max Bergholz, author of “Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism and Memory in a Balkan Community,” published by Cornell University Press. Bergholz will deliver a public lecture as well as meet with students and faculty during his visit to Notre Dame. 
Thursday, Nov. 21; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Art Conservation Panel Discussion    
Join the Art History Club for a panel on art conservation with a reception to follow. Professionals in the field of conservation will discuss their careers and experiences with conserving art in a conversation moderated by Cheryl Snay, curator of European art at the Snite Museum of Art.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 200, Riley Hall

Fireside Chat Featuring Jack Brennan 
Jack Brennan, chairman emeritus of Vanguard and chairman of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees. Moderated by NDIGI Managing Director Erin Bellissimo.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Discussion: “The Role of Anglophone Culture in Primo Levi and His Times”   
Italian Studies doctoral candidate Valentina Geri will examine the importance of Anglophone culture in Primo Levi’s work, beginning with his English-Italian palindrome, “In arts it is repose to life: è filo teso per siti strani,” from the short story “Calore vorticoso” (Lilít e altri racconti). Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies.
Thursday, Nov. 21; 5 to 6 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

Talk Science   
Kevin Lannon discusses his research titled “Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us Discover New Particles?” and student Veronica Kalwajtys discusses “Antimicrobial Peptides as Alternative Antibiotics.” Stay after Talk Science for Scientia’s all-staff meeting. Free pizza will be provided! 
Thursday, Nov. 21; 7 to 8 p.m. in the reading room, Jordan Hall of Science

Big Questions Live: “When to Take a Leap of Faith”   
Join the ND Alumni Association for a free night of interactive discussions and activities to help you determine when it’s rational to take a leap of faith. Big Questions Live builds on Professor Meghan Sullivan’s “What Makes a Life Good” micro-course and sets up Paul Blaschko’s “What to Believe in Uncertain Times,” which launches in early 2020. 
Thursday, Nov. 21; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Eck Visitors Center

Panel Discussion: “U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter Against Racism, ‘Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love’”
Part of “This Far by Faith: Celebrating Black Catholic History.” Moderated by Kate Barrett, associate director of liturgy, Campus Ministry. Panelists: Most Rev. Bishop Joseph Perry, Archdiocese of Chicago; Darren Davis, professor, Department of Political Science; and Cecilia Lucero, academic adviser, First Year Advising.
Friday, Nov. 22; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Sakai Lunch & Learn: “Teaching Tools in Sakai” 
Do you want to learn more about integrating valuable teaching tools in Sakai? Jessica Shumake from the University Writing Program will talk about how she uses Sakai and the Forums tool for student peer reviews. Alex Dowling from chemical and biomolecular engineering will demonstrate how Vocareum and Gradescope work with Sakai. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 20, for lunch.
Friday, Nov. 22; noon to 1 p.m. in Room L061, Giovanini Commons, Mendoza College of Business

Dean’s Speaker Series featuring Robert Jackson, Commissioner, SEC   
Robert Jackson, commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will speak as part of the Mendoza Dean’s Speaker Series. Jackson was appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and sworn in on Jan. 11, 2018. Jackson has extensive experience as a legal scholar, policy professional and corporate lawyer.
Friday, Nov. 22; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Sneak Peek: “What Would You Fight For?” 
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” video series? Hear from the stars of this week’s video, “Fighting to Build on Tradition.” Ask your questions during a live Q&A.
Friday, Nov. 22; 1 to 1:15 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center

Panel Discussion: “Ireland at the Crossroads”  
Discussion of Brexit’s impact on Ireland, North and South, as well as other issues facing contemporary Ireland. The panel includes Katy Hayward, Queen’s University Belfast; Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland, 2011-2017; and Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the U.S., with Gary Murphy, Dublin City University, as moderator. Reception following.
Friday, Nov. 22; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Saturdays with the Saints Lecture Series: “Saint Gertrude the Great” 
Sister Ann Astell, professor of theology, on “Visions of Communion.”
Saturday, Nov. 23; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Science Exploration Series: “Secrets of the Universe — What’s Next at the Large Hadron Collider?” 
What are the prospects of finding new physics at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, after the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson? Michael Hildreth, physics professor, will share how Notre Dame scientists are answering some of the most basic questions about our universe, such as the composition of dark matter, dark energy and quantum gravity.
Saturday, Nov. 23; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Saturday Scholar Series: “A Shoppers’ Paradise: How Women Shaped Chicago’s Loop 
Emily Remus, assistant professor of history, examines how female shoppers transformed the cultural and physical landscape of Chicago’s Loop a century ago, laying the foundation for a mass consumer economy supported by women.
Saturday, Nov. 23; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

Social Gatherings

Football Fridays at the Eck
Stop by for an all-day fan experience — enjoy tailgate food fresh from the grill, game analysis with Irish football experts, giveaways, performances from student groups and a sneak peek of each week’s “What Would You Fight For?” spot.
Friday, Nov. 22; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eck Visitors Center

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Google Verification Pop-Up
Google implemented a new security measure that features a verification pop-up. You may see it when you’re logged in to Gmail, Calendar or Drive. If this pop-up appears, just review the email address in the pop-up and follow the instructions. If you don’t recognize the email address, just click on the message “I don’t recognize this account.” It will be automatically reported to Google security.  

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memoriam. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.