TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Nov 28)



For the Week of November 28

University Campaigns and Initiatives

United Way Campaign ends on Friday
Nov. 29 is Giving Tuesday — the biggest day of the year for nonprofit fundraising. If you haven’t given to the 2022 United Way campaign, Giving Tuesday offers another opportunity. The campaign ends Friday, Dec. 2. United Way dollars go to local agencies with programs to reduce poverty. Consider a one-time gift — by credit card or check — or you can give through a payroll deduction. Thank you for considering.

Arts and Performances


Drawing in Space Exhibition
This fall’s Multilevel Drawing class will exhibit its work. Featuring artwork by Claire Lohman, Emily Shetterly, Camila Florencia Sánchez Siles, Connor Hinkes, Catherine Abdous and Marin Mowat.
Mondays through Fridays, Nov. 28 through Dec. 8; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 216 Riley Hall of Art

2022 PhotoFutures Acquisition Unveiling
PhotoFutures students chose Andrew Lichtenstein’s “1997 Visiting Day, Hughes Unit, Gatesville, Texas,” to add to the Snite Museum’s permanent collection. Participants chose this image to support teaching and research on incarceration and as a superb visual reminder of the impact of incarceration on those who are incarcerated and beyond.
Wednesday, Nov. 30; 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

AAHD Exhibition: “New Faces”
The Department of Art, Art History and Design announces “New Faces” — an exhibition of work from first-year MFA students in studio art and design in the AAHD Gallery. The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Dec. 1 through Jan. 12 (excluding the University’s Christmas and New Year’s holiday break of Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2).
Opening Reception: Thursday, Dec. 1; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 214, Riley Hall of Art


“Close-Up” (1990)
This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event — the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf — as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves. Faculty/Staff: $6. Free for ND, SMC, HC and IUSB students.
Tuesday, Nov. 29; 8 to 9:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The Met Opera: Live in HD Presents “The Magic Flute” (Mozart)
See the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded “Live in HD” series. Adults and children alike are enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Faculty/Staff: $23. Students: $16. (112 minutes).
Saturday, Dec. 3; 1 to 2:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Black Nativity” (2013)
Amid the backdrop of a performance of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” at his grandfather’s church, a troubled teen’s life begins a similar arc to the play while a question of how the generations will make amends hangs in the rafters. With Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson. $1 tickets. (93 minutes)
Sunday, Dec. 4; 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Transpose Fall Showcase
Transpose Dance Collective is hosting its bi-annual show to showcase student-led choreographed dances from dancers of all levels. This year’s theme is “A Day in Dance” as the group will express the times of the day through dances. Please come out to support these amazing dancers! $5.
Thursday, Dec. 1; 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Voices of Faith Fall Concert
Free and open to the public.
Friday, Dec. 2; 7 to 9 p.m. in the chapel, Ryan Hall

ND Chorale Presents Handel’s “Messiah”
The Notre Dame Chorale and Festival Baroque Orchestra present their annual performances of Handel’s masterpiece. This popular event features a professional orchestra of Baroque instruments, with vocal soloists drawn from the chorale and from the Notre Dame Sacred Music Program. Faculty/Staff/Seniors: $6. Students: $3.
Friday, Dec. 2; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Dec. 3; 8 p.m.

Storytime @ the Snite: Sky
The Snite Museum and the St. Joseph County Public Library are partnering on this program that is especially suited for families with children ages 4 to 6. Designed to help children develop their visual and verbal literacy skills, each Storytime @ the Snite will include stories, songs, gallery explorations, artmaking and more.
Saturday, Dec. 3; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Fall 2022 University Band Concert
The University Band consists of undergraduate and graduate students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross, as well as area alumni, faculty, staff and community members. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Dec. 4; 3 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Concert by Brooklyn Rider
Chamber music ensemble Brooklyn Rider delivers spirited performances that have satisfied audiences from SXSW to Carnegie Hall. On Dec. 4, the group will perform a diverse program of works that spans from Beethoven to Akshaya Avril Tucker. The string quartet’s versatility is one of the wonders of current music. Faculty/Staff: $38. Students: $10.
Sunday, Dec. 4; 4 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

Notre Dame Jazz Bands Fall Concert
Notre Dame Jazz Bands 1 and 2 and the New Orleans Brass Band will present a concert of enjoyable, family-friendly music. Selections include classic jazz from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Carter, along with songs by more modern artists such as Chaka Kahn, Wes Montgomery and Gordon Goodwin. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Dec. 4; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Finals Hours
Find all branch and service desk hours at The library will begin finals hours (open 24/7) at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, through 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.

Deadlines or Registrations

Auditions for “Dawn’s Early Light,” a New Student-Written Musical by Solomon Duane
Set in the 1940s, “Dawn’s Early Light” follows the story of an Italian American family in Buffalo, New York, during World War II. This new musical-theater production seeks to address today’s issues in a historic world filled with big-band music, swing dance and the flashing colors of the WWII home front. Directed by Matt Hawkins.
Auditions via video submission due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28

Notre Dame Studios Arts and Letters Open House
Hear from Arts and Letters faculty about their experiences using the media center to create course content and engage students. Tour the facility and meet the staff. Lunch will be provided. Notre Dame Studios and the Office of Digital Learning are partnering to bring awareness to faculty on available resources and support that can be provided for classroom media content.
Friday, Dec. 9; noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center (Room 138), Corbett Family Hall

Proposal Deadline: 2023 CST Conference
The Justice Sown in Peace conference in March will examine justice issues central to our time, hosting global scholars working to expand the Catholic social tradition through intellectual, artistic and social engagement. Submit your proposal by Wednesday, Nov. 30, to be part of a panel of global experts presenting on the international approach to peacemaking and promotion of human rights. 

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.
Tips for Collaborative and Open Research
Heard about open access and open data but are unsure where to start? How does one become an “open” researcher by design? Learn more about how you can work effectively and collaboratively in an open research environment.
Tuesday, Nov. 29; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
OR Thursday, Dec. 1; noon to 1 p.m.
Introduction to Zotero (Managing Humanities Research)
The open-source Zotero research tool allows scholars to create bibliographies easily, but its capabilities also extend to broader areas of research management, note-taking and sharing research. Participants will learn how to import catalog and journal records into Zotero, attach files, create notes, organize projects and back up research online.
Wednesday, Nov. 30; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Tropy (Managing Humanities Research)
The open-source Tropy tool allows scholars to manage research images. It is especially designed for those who need to make sense of their own photo collections from archive visits. Participants will learn how to organize media files and add metadata to make their collections searchable, sortable and restorable in case of computer failure.
Wednesday, Nov. 30; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
How to Make a Book
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to bind books using any one of three different techniques: using a machine to do coil binding, using a machine to do adhesive binding or making a book with a slot and tab method and absolutely no tools, only paper. Learn how printing and making books is a good thing, even in an era of all things digital.
Thursday, Dec. 1; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Join Notre Dame Research and the Hesburgh Libraries for a workshop featuring short presentations and discussions of various aspects of data management sharing topics specific to the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. The workshop will review key guidelines from the policy and share information about Notre Dame resources that may be useful.
Friday, Dec. 2; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
Teaching with The Social Justice Game
The Social Justice Game is an educational board game that helps players experience systemic inequity in an embodied way. A parody of Monopoly, it forces players to pit their own expectations of fairness against the economic pressures they experience in the game. Learn to use the game to help students understand the challenges of poverty.
Friday, Dec. 2; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library


EAP Workshop: Small Talk
In both social and professional settings, being able to carry spontaneous, casual and culturally appropriate conversations is an important skill. This session introduces participants to the art of small talk to break the ice and set a favorable atmosphere when socializing or networking.
Wednesday, Nov. 30; 11 a.m. to noon online via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Creating a Christmas GIF
It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit. You can do so by creating an animated GIF in Photoshop. This session will show how easy it is to make a festive GIF with your graphics or photos without knowing how to use Photoshop. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.

Thursday, Dec. 1; 2 to 2:30 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: More Drive Features, Tuesday, Nov. 29; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Wednesday, Nov. 30; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Qualtrics Forms, Level III: Workflow, Wednesday, Nov. 30; 9:30 a.m. to noon
Spreadsheets, Level I: Introduction, Thursday, Dec. 1; 8:30 a.m. to noon
Tableau: Introduction, Thursday, Dec. 1; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Wednesday, Dec. 7; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Thursday, Dec. 8; 8:30 a.m. to noon
GLez Training, Thursday, Dec. 8; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
buyND, Thursday, Dec. 8; 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

McGrath Institute Underwear and Sock Drive
The McGrath Institute for Church Life holds its annual Underwear and Sock Drive for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Use the donation boxes for NEW items only, please. Call 631-5436 for more information.
Monday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Dec. 14; 8 a.m. to midnight in Main Concourse, Hesburgh Library; first and third floors, Geddes Hall

Exalt Adoration
Come join a night of prayer and worship in front of the Blessed Sacrament in Flaherty Hall. Some Dominican sisters will join the group and reflect on encountering Jesus in the Eucharist followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus, Reconciliation and a social. Fill out this form for future updates from Exalt.
Friday, Dec. 2; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Mary Queen of Angels Chapel, Flaherty Hall

Advent Lessons and Carols
This special prayer service celebrating the scriptures and music of the Advent season will feature the Basilica choirs: Folk Choir, Liturgical Choir, Magnificat Choir and Basilica Schola.
Sunday, Dec. 4; 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and via livestream

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the new Liturgical year, and the Church has now entered the holy season of Advent. This is a time to prepare ourselves for Jesus’ birth and the Christmas season. To help celebrate this holy season, Campus Ministry has compiled prayer offerings and resources that can be found at

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga
Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski in the galleries to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection. Mats are provided or you can bring your own. Co-sponsored by RecSports.
Thursday, Dec. 1; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Seminar — “Sensing Plant Biodiversity and Its Threats: From Drones to Satellites”
Monitoring plant biodiversity and its threats is critical for maintaining Earth’s functions and services. First, this talk will discuss recent approaches for sensing different components of plant biodiversity, like species presence, abundance and functions of native and invasive species, using various remote sensing data sources.
Monday, Nov. 28; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room B01, McCourtney Hall

Panel Discussion —Harmony with Humanity and Nature: Honoring the Legacy of Thích Nhất Hạnh”
Thích Nhất Hạnh drew on traditional Buddhist wisdom to imagine and advocate for a better world, inspiring millions through Engaged Buddhism. What did we gain from his teaching and activism? How can we live in harmony with nature and humanity? Lunch will be provided. Presented by the Keough School’s Ansari Institute and Liu Institute. Register ahead of time to attend in person via this link.
Tuesday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, or via Zoom

A Collective Approach to Reincorporation of Former FARC Rebels: Lessons for Todays Peace Talks
Featuring Juan Fernando, Business on the Frontlines Fellow. Free with lunch provided. Co-sponsored by Business on the Frontlines and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Register here. Review the poster.
Tuesday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. in Commons B, Stayer Center

Panel Discussion: “Men and Mental Health”
Join Active Minds and guest faculty, staff and student panelists as we discuss the importance of men’s mental health. During the discussion, barriers to wellness and constructive ways to combat stigma within male communities will also be addressed.
Tuesday, Nov. 29; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room W210, Duncan Student Center

From South Bend to Vacca Vale: A Conversation with Tess Gunty 15
Tess Gunty’s debut novel, “The Rabbit Hutch,” was recently published by Knopf (North America) and Oneworld (UK and Commonwealth). It won the 2022 National Book Award for fiction. In August, booksellers across the UK awarded it the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize, voting it the best debut novel of 2022. The event is co-hosted by the Creative Writing Program and Notre Dame Magazine.
Wednesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center
Thursday, Dec. 1; 6 p.m. in the St. Joseph County Public Library, main branch in downtown South Bend

[CANCELED. No rescheduled date yet.] Lecture — “Housing as Welfare: How Subsidized Homeownership Generates Social Mobility Through Wealth, Voice and Dignity in India”
Tanu Kumar, Claremont Graduate University, will discuss how governments in India are involved in large-scale projects to provide the poor with government-constructed housing to own. How does subsidized homeownership for the poor shape their lives? Kumar conceives of it as providing beneficiaries with a durable asset to use, rent or sell.
Thursday, Dec. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Fifth Annual Byzantine Postdoctoral Fellowship Workshop: “Settlement, Space and Society in Rural Byzantium”
This year’s workshop includes the Medieval Institute’s 2021-22 fellow, Mark Pawlowski, and speakers Pamela Armstrong from Oxford University, Leonora Neville from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Effie Athanassopoulos from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Friday, Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (Room 715), Hesburgh Library

Labor Café
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome, and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, Dec. 2; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

The Christmas Lecture and Reception Featuring Jordan Ellenberg
How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? Unwrap the magic of science and math with Jordan Ellenberg, a mathematician, charismatic teacher and speaker and author of several books of jargon-free prose mixed with his trademark curiosity. For all ages. First 50 attendees get a free T-shirt!
Friday, Dec. 2; 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 105 and the Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science

Parking, Safety and Traffic

Food for Fines
Notre Dame Parking Services is bringing back its popular holiday season donation drive, Food For Fines, for the first time since 2019. Through Friday, Dec. 16, members of the campus community can pay any outstanding citation balance by bringing nonperishable food items or personal hygiene products to Hammes Mowbray Hall during normal business hours. Donations will benefit the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. 
There is no limitation on the number of donations; however, each citation must be “paid” in full. Student donations will not count toward any citation that has already been forwarded to a student account, so student donations must be made within 10 days of the citation.

Social Gatherings

National Compassion Day
Come join the Compassionate Care in Medicine (CCIM) Club to celebrate National Compassion Day. There will be ornament making for hospice patients, Christmas card making for patients in South Bend, free coffee, cupcakes, Chick-fil-A and CCIM merch!
Monday, Nov. 28; noon to 4 p.m. at the tables in Duncan Student Center (use Door 16)

Multi-Language Reading Club
Join other language learners and spend an hour relaxing and reading for fun in the company of others. Bring a foreign language book, magazine or newspaper or read one from the library collection. Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your language literacy!
Monday, Nov. 28; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub, Hesburgh Library

Arabic Language Table
Join FLTA Jinan Abou Ali for some coffee and conversation in Arabic! Contact Jinan for more information.
Monday, Nov. 28; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

The White Dress and the Dabke: Lebanese Wedding Traditions
In this culture table, FLTA Jinan Abou Ali will guide us through a tour of weddings in Lebanon and give us a glimpse of what used to be and what is still practiced today. All are welcome! Refreshments will be available.
Tuesday, Nov. 29; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Child Care Provider Open House
Faculty and staff moms are welcome to join the Office of Mission Engagement for a child care provider open house. Several child care providers and babysitters will be available with information. A light breakfast and coffee will be provided. Come to socialize, meet other moms and find out about child care in the area.
Thursday, Dec. 1; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Room 200, Main Building

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Walk with the Young Singles Community for Faculty and Staff
Join the Young Singles Community for a walk through the Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights display at Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The pathway is approximately a half mile and it should take 45-60 minutes to see all of the lights displays. Join the YSC Google group for a calendar invite and details on this festive walk. $15.
Saturday, Dec. 3; 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1011 N. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46514

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

IT Maintenance Begins Dec. 3
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, through 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Many IT services may be unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period.

Also This Week ...

Open Office Hours with Provost McGreevy
Provost John McGreevy will hold his final open office hours of the fall semester on Friday, Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Dooley Room of the LaFortune Student Center.
Office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointment is needed. Stop by to share your questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.

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.