TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (November 1)



For the Week of November 1

University Campaigns and Initiatives

Save the Date — Fall 2021 Virtual Staff Town Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m.

Arts and Performances


“Undine” (2020)
Far from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” this film runs closer to the exuberances of love that allows a water nymph to live on land and the tragic turns that occur when that love gives way. Christian Petzold’s drama tracks the female perspective of the freedom relationships both offer and deny by focusing on a titular city historian, Undine. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 4; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Documentary — “A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps” (2019)
Join the Pulte Institute for Global Development to celebrate the Peace Corps and its connection to Notre Dame during a special viewing of this documentary. Free but ticketed. Register by Thursday, Nov. 4.
Friday, Nov. 5; 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Divorce Italian Style” (1961)
Pietro Germi’s hilarious and cutting satire of Sicilian male-chauvinist culture won the 1962 Academy Award for best original screenplay and helped continue pave the way for wider audiences for Italian art comedies, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Fac/Staff: $7. Students: $4.
Sunday, Nov. 7; 3 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Interview with Daniel O’Donnell on WSND-FM
Irish music sensation Daniel O’Donnell sits down with WSND-FM announcer Eoghan Fay for an exclusive interview with the Sound of Notre Dame 88.9 FM on the weekly “Morning Coffee” show.
Friday, Nov. 5; 9 to 11 a.m. streams on and 88.9 FM on the stereo dial

ND Chorale Fall Concert
The Notre Dame Chorale presents a selection of choral arrangements of famous lieder by Schubert and Schumann, motets by Renaissance English composers William Bird and John Bull, Spanish Renaissance motets and villancicos by Cristóbal de Morales, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Juan Vasquez and Francisco Guerrero, choral works and more. Fac/Staff: $5. Students: Free but ticketed.
Friday, Nov. 5; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Piano Recital: Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl
Stony Brook University piano faculty members Gil Kalish and Tina Dahl lead off the Presenting Series season’s stellar chamber offering with a duo recital. Kalish was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and a Presenting Series artist in 2008. Dahl is a chamber musician, soloist and two-time fellow at the Tanglewood Center. Fac/Staff: $27. Student: $10.
Sunday, Nov. 7; 4 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Naughton Fellowships Open for Applications
The Naughton Fellowship program provides opportunities for students and faculty from Notre Dame to experience international education in the STEM disciplines in Ireland. Undergraduate, master’s and faculty programs are now open. Applications close Friday, Feb. 18.

Deadlines or Registrations

Open Enrollment
Whether you are looking to optimize your plans to save money or maximize coverage, Human Resources’ goal is to offer unparalleled benefits and compensation so you can bring out your champion. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to elect or change your medical, dental, vision and other benefits for the 2022 calendar year. Visit HR’s Enrollment page to learn more.
Most of your benefit selections will roll forward. If you want to change any benefit selections for 2022, you must complete online enrollment by Friday, Nov. 5.

Digital Empires Lecture — “Representing the Mobility of Historical Agents through Digitization, Topographic Path Finding and Dynamic Visualization: The Case of the Western Han Nobles”
Join Griet Vankeerberghen and Raja Sengupta, professors from McGill University, in discussing their project addressing the lack of accessible tools available to historians to analyze and visualize the movements of people and goods. This lecture is open to the public with advance Zoom registration and part of the Digital Empire course taught by Liang Cai.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; noon to 1:30 p.m. online

Lecture: “The Transatlantic Chesterton Reflections on the 100th Anniversary of Chesterton's Visit to America”
The Notre Dame London Chesterton Lecture will be led by Dale Ahlquist, president of the G.K. Chesterton Society. The event will focus on Chesterton’s connection with America and the growing appreciation of Chesterton outside of his native England. Join the live meeting to learn more about this important English writer. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. virtually in London

Presentation and Discussion: “Relationship Violence Within the LGBTQ Community”
Anonymous questions for this event can be submitted to
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Día de los Muertos Community Gathering
Join the Institute for Latino Studies for its annual Día de los Muertos altar dedication. Ofrendas (altars) honoring the departed have been created by ND students, faculty and staff. Feel free to bring photos of beloved family members and friends who have passed away to add to an altar. Free tamales, hot chocolate and pan de muerto will be provided.
Monday, Nov. 1; 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 315, Bond Hall

The First Brave Step: A Conversation with Ruby Bridges
The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights presents Ruby Bridges, an iconic figure in U.S. civil rights history and an inspiring figure in the ongoing struggle for racial justice. In 1960, Bridges was the first Black child to attend a desegregated school in the American south. Bridges will appear via Zoom to engage with the audience. All seats reserved. More at This conversation is part of the “Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” series.
Friday, Nov. 5; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and via Zoom

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters — “Race and Racism in Higher Education: Introducing the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience”
Taking up historical and contemporary issues of race and systemic racism in the U.S. and across the globe, this talk will review the mission and specific activities of Notre Dame’s new Initiative on Race and Resilience as presented by the director, Mark Sanders.
Friday, Nov. 5; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall of Music

OMVA Seeks Host Families for Military-Connected Students
Notre Dame’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is looking for local families to serve as support systems to military-connected students. Each host family will offer friendship as well as a comfortable environment for the students to visit at least once a month. Register today to be matched with a military-connected student at Notre Dame.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Irish Health
Irish Health is a 24/7 virtual benefits fair experience providing you with:
∙ Information – from our benefit program vendors and campus partners
∙ Accessibility – log on when your schedule permits, any time of the day or night, for the entire Open Enrollment period
∙ Engagement – live and on-demand educational sessions
∙ 24/7 virtual benefits fair experience

Enrollment Assistance Sessions
If you require assistance with enrolling in your benefits, visit one of HR’s enrollment assistance sessions.
For help with online enrollment, please bring your NetID and password, election decisions and personal information for dependents.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 7 to 8 a.m. in Mason Support Center
Friday, Nov. 5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room South W106, Duncan Student Center

The Art of Risk Taking
This high-energy, interactive leadership and professional development workshop will assist you with taking smart risks that are consistent with your values. Participants will learn strategies to help develop resiliency through mindset exercises to handle fear, failure, rejection and criticism. Please register via
Thursday, Nov. 4; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall 

Know Thyself: An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a tool to understand personality type and predisposition. By knowing and understanding ourselves better, we gain a broader understanding of our differences, how to bridge them and unlock our innate synergies and potential. Due to a required assessment for this workshop, the cancellation deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall


Hesburgh Libraries:

Workshop: Physics Behind the Digitals
This hands-on workshop introduces some of the underlying science about how circuits work.
Monday, Nov. 1; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Monday, Nov. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Tips for Effective and Collaborative Research
Learn how you can work effectively and collaboratively in an open research environment.
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library 

Getting Started with RefWorks
This workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Thursday, Nov. 4; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Thursday, Nov. 4; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Using a Concordance
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Friday, Nov. 5; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library


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, Nov. 9; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Nov. 9; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Nov. 10; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level III: Workflow, Wednesday, Nov. 10; 1:30 to 4 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, Nov. 10; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ DEMO: Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Reports, Thursday, Nov. 11; 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

All Souls’ Day Mass
The commemoration of all the faithful departed is celebrated on Nov. 2 — the Feast of All Souls — in the Catholic Church. Prayers for the dead are one of the traditional spiritual works of mercy.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 9 to 10 a.m. in All Souls Chapel, Cedar Grove Cemetery

All Souls’ Day Prayer Service
Please join the Notre Dame Alumni Association, students, staff and faculty in offering prayers for deceased loved ones at the Grotto. We will pray the Rosary and offer submitted intentions from the Notre Dame family around the world.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes (Sacred Heart Crypt if inclement weather)

Rosary Procession — All Souls’ Day
The Feast of All Souls procession will start following the daily Mass. Praying for the souls of the dead is a traditional spiritual work of mercy.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 6:15 to 7 p.m. from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to Cedar Grove Cemetery

Catholic Mass in German
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in German. All are welcome and guidance in both English and German will be provided. The officiant will be Fr. Vincenz Heereman, LC. For more information, please contact Eva Hoeckner at
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 7 to 8 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel

Office of the Dead
The Office of the Dead is a traditional prayer for the repose of the souls of the faithful departed. It consists of a hymn, Psalms and other prayers. It is meditative and intercessory in character and is a work of spiritual mercy.
Weekly on Wednesdays; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. in All Souls Chapel, Cedar Grove Cemetery

Faculty Mini-Retreat — “Sojourns in the Parallel World: The Contemplative Life and Ecological Awareness”
This retreat-workshop explores the powerful resonances between traditions of environmental writing in the United States and themes from the Christian contemplative tradition. Focus will be on the desert traditions of Christianity’s first centuries and the contemplative spirituality it nourished. Register by Monday, Nov. 1. Lunch included.
Friday, Nov. 5; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Corby Hall

WSND Radiothon
WSND staff will be selling food from Raising Cane’s before the Drum Circle performs at Fieldhouse Mall. All proceeds will be donated to the South Bend Center for Music and Healing.
Friday, Nov. 5; 11 p.m. to midnight on North Quad in front of Farley Hall

Malloy Hall Food Drive
The Departments of Philosophy and Theology are asking you to help make a great Thanksgiving holiday for families in northern Indiana by either donating nonperishable items or making a monetary donation.
Please bring your nonperishable items and drop them in the orange containers located at any of the three entrances to Malloy Hall. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Health and Recreation

Semester-Long Fitness Classes
Looking to finish the semester strong? Go to RecSports’ Semester Registration schedule and you’ll only need to register one time for a spot in that particular class for the remainder of the semester (Nov. 1-Dec. 7). Still like to keep your fitness classes flexible? Go to the Flexible Registration schedule. Click here for more information.

Try RecSports’ Thursday POUND Class
Hitting a wall by lunchtime? Get revved up for your afternoon with a POUND class! Register via Not sure what POUND is? Watch this!

Artful Yoga
Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for a night of artful yoga at the museum. Beverly Pepper’s “Cardinal” will guide our practice. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses. Registration is required and begins Monday, Nov. 1.
Thursday, Nov. 4; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Time-Out for Tech — “Google Sheets: The Ultimate Vlookup”
Take your Google Sheets lookup skills to the next level. Learn to build the ultimate VLOOKUP function. It doesn’t require ordered data, it returns as many pieces of information as you’d like, and it expands automatically to accommodate new rows. What more could you ask for? Register here. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Our Universe Revealed — Physics for Everyone: “The Role of Science in Public Policy”
Certain manufactured chemicals can be a concern for human health, and scientists need to effectively communicate their research for the public and policymakers to take notice. Join in as Professor Graham Peaslee describes his research into per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), as well as researchers’ roles in public policy.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science, and via Zoom

Presentation: “Getting Something to Eat in Jackson”
Joseph Ewoodzie Jr., associate professor of sociology at Davidson College, spent more than a year in Jackson, Mississippi, following a group of socioeconomically diverse African Americans to determine factors influencing food choices — not just of Black Jacksonians, but African Americans across the United States. His findings set us on the first part of the journey toward a food future that is fairer for all.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 7 p.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Panel Discussion — “The 20th Anniversary of September 11: Chaos or Community?”
Can peoples and nations find ways to forge a more cooperative global community? Or will the world descend into further chaos? Join the Keough School and its Ansari Institute for the final policy conversation in this series, which explores changing the climate of conflict that has persisted since Sept. 11. Register to attend virtually or register to attend in person.
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom webinar

Tanzanian Movies, Swahili Films
In this cultural conversation table, Swahili FLTA Clement Kigelulye from Tanzania will talk about themes and messages in Swahili films and also talk about the influence of oral storytelling in this emerging industry.
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Wilmouth Speaker Series: Peter Kaufman
Join the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing in welcoming Peter Kaufman, chairman and CEO of Glenair. Kaufman is an accomplished businessperson and the author of the classic investing book “Poor Charlie’s Almanack.” Kaufman will discuss leading a balanced life and achieving success both professionally and personally. Students, faculty and staff can register here.
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 5 to 6 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

History@Work Lecture: “Workers’ Power and the Politics of Narrative”
U.S. labor historian Naomi R. Williams, will discuss the ways worker activists in Racine, Wisconsin, used their knowledge of local history and past labor struggles to craft a narrative that kept working-class politics at the center of debates around economic and social issues in the city from WWII to the 1980s.
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 6:30 p.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Book Launch: “The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia”
In “The Politics of Food Provisioning in Colombia: Agrarian Movements and Negotiations with the State” (Routledge, 2021), author Felipe Roa-Clavijo uncovers the conflicts and politics of food provisioning: who produces what and where, and with what socio-economic effects.
Thursday, Nov. 4; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Author Conversation — “Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol”
A conversation with Holly Whitaker, author of the New York Times bestseller. Presented by Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre and co-sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, ND Learning and the Gender Relations Center. Private event for Notre Dame community only. Free but ticketed; limited tickets available one hour prior to event.
Thursday, Nov. 4; 7 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Lecture — “ONR at 75: A Discussion of Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology Priorities”
Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, chief of naval research, will provide an overview of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) at its 75th anniversary and discuss current Navy and Marine Corps science and technology priorities. Learn how ONR is reimagining naval power, developing diverse STEM talent and engaging academia to support these strategic efforts.
Friday, Nov. 5; 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 200, Main Building

Global Health Seminar: “Lessons from the AIDS Epidemic”
Presented by James W. Curran, MD, dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. In 1981, Curran was tapped to lead a CDC task force charged with determining what was behind the first cases of what we now know as AIDS. Curran will describe the investigation of the discovery of AIDS and lessons learned for public health.
Friday, Nov. 5; 11 a.m. to noon in Carey Auditorium (Room 107), Hesburgh Library

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Mental Illness”
The Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch series is a casual gathering to discuss current issues through the lens of Catholic social tradition. The speaker at the November event will be Lisa Anderson, founder of Clubhouse of St. Joseph County, discussing the topic of mental illness. All are welcome. Beverages and desserts will be provided.
Friday, Nov. 5; noon to 1 p.m. in Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Labor Café: “Striketober! What’s Happening in the American Workplace?”
Labor Café is where the Notre Dame community talks work! Join the casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. In November, we will discuss the status of the American workplace. Participants choose the concrete topics; all people are welcome and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, Nov. 5; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Science Exploration Series: Data Privacy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
A huge amount of data of various types has been collected during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the release and sharing of this data can be associated with serious privacy concerns. Fang Liu will provide examples of the privacy risk associated with several pandemic data types and will describe ways to mitigate your risk.
Saturday, Nov. 6; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Corby Drive Closed for up to 45 Days
Corby Drive between Sorin Hall and Walsh Hall closed starting Tuesday, Oct. 26, to accommodate construction equipment. A crane will be on site for the next 30-45 days to aid in the Sorin Hall renovation and addition. Corby Drive is expected to reopen before the Thanksgiving holiday. Two-way access to the Basilica and an alternate drive route to the Walsh Hall parking area will be available. Review the map for details.

Library Lot Partial Closures
Portions of the Library Parking Lot will be closed during the week of Nov. 1 for the purposes of soils testing. For those who park in this lot regularly, the Fischer and Bulla lots can be used in the interim. Review the aerial map here for which section will be closed on which day.

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.