For the Week of November 29
Slow down during your week by stopping by the museum for a 20-minute mindful look at a work of art. Walk away feeling relaxed and recharged as tools of mindfulness are used for a guided look at Jim Dine’s “(Guadalupe) from Nine Hearts from Nikolaistrasse.”
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
2021 PhotoFutures Acquisition Unveiling
PhotoFutures students chose Gideon Mendel’s 2015 “Francisca Chagas dos Santos, Taquari District, Rio Branco, Brazil” to add to the permanent collection of the Snite Museum. Remarks will begin at 4:15 p.m. by participating students.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
The Department of Art, Art History and Design is proud to announce “New Faces” — an exhibition of work from first-year MFA students in Studio Art and Design. The exhibition is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (when the University is open) from Thursday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Jan. 14.
The opening reception is Thursday, Dec. 2; 5 to 7 p.m. in the A|AH|D Gallery, 214 Riley Hall
Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement
Join a free screening of “Gather,” a new, feature-length film that outlines the revitalization and re-creation of Indigenous food systems in North America and takes viewers to tribal communities where members are actively working on Native food sovereignty issues. Stay afterward for a panel discussion on the film’s topics.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 131, DeBartolo Hall
The Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Eurydice”
The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Join the Notre Dame Chorale for the annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” Featuring the Chorale, a baroque orchestra and soloists, “Messiah” offers a musical journey through the life of Christ, culminating with the famous “Hallelujah” chorus. $12 regular, $6 senior (65+)/fac/staff, $3 student, $3 child.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 8 to 10 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Dec. 3; 8 p.m.
Voices of Faith Gospel Choir Winter Concert
The Voices of Faith Gospel Choir is under the direction of Emorja Roberson. Join in this evening of joy in anticipation of Christmas!
Friday, Dec. 3; 7 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center
Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra: “Christmas at ND”
The Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra join together to present “Christmas at Notre Dame” with carols old and new, near and far, holiday selections from the Great American Songbook and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” suite. Proceeds will be donated to the South Bend Center for the Homeless and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Fac/Staff: $8. Students: $5.
Two shows: Saturday, Dec. 4; 3 and 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame Jazz Bands Concert
Three Notre Dame Jazz Bands will perform: Jazz Band 2, the New Orleans Brass Band and Jazz Band 1. The concert will have a variety of jazz styles, including standard songs, swing favorites, hard bop, fusion (jazz-rock), pop songs and vocals, all chosen to be enjoyable for listeners of all ages. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Dec. 5; 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.
Sing with the Notre Dame Community Choir for Christmas Eve Mass
All are welcome to sing with the Notre Dame Community Choir for Christmas Eve Mass in the Basilica. No audition is necessary. For more information, visit campusministry.nd.edu/community-choir or contact Patrick Kronner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-7779.
Weekly Monday rehearsals: Dec. 6, 13 and 20; 7 to 8:45 p.m.
Time-Out for Tech: “Using Wildcards in Google Sheets Functions”
Are you frustrated by the exact content matching in Google Sheets? Wildcards to the rescue! This handy asterisk lets you generalize your search. Join us and learn how to use wildcards in common Sheets functions.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom
Cafecito con AdelanteND
Hosted by AdelanteND for those who want to gather in person for some coffee and Spanish-language conversation.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Hagerty Café (first floor, north entrance), Duncan Student Center
Hesburgh Libraries Workshops:
Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials to make them available for future generations.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 248), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials to make them available for future generations.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 248), Hesburgh Library
Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Friday, Dec. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
“Designing and Creating Your Canvas Home Page”
In this 30-minute workshop, participants will learn how to engage their students immediately with course content with a well-designed home page. Participants will learn to use Adobe Spark to create a course banner, create and edit a video introduction using the Canvas media tools and understand how to successfully create a visual student guide.
Friday, Dec. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 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.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: Macros Introduction, Monday, Dec. 6; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Dec. 7; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, Dec. 8; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ dataND: Introduction, Thursday, Dec. 9; 10 a.m. to noon
∙ GLez Training, Thursday, Dec. 9; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
To register for courses, go to endeavor.nd.edu. Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at email@example.com.
Middle School Math Research Opportunity — Winter Study
The CLAD Lab is interested in how middle school students learn math. Students will participate in two hour-long sessions in the winter. If you have a child enrolled in sixth, seventh or eighth grade who has not participated in a prior CLAD Lab study this year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will receive $25 after each session for participating. Review the poster for detailed information.
Mondays through Thursdays starting Nov. 29; 2 to 7 p.m. in Room E546 (CLAD Lab), Corbett Family Hall
Sunday, Nov. 28, marked the beginning of the new Liturgical year and the Church has now entered into the holy season of Advent. This is a time to prepare for Jesus’ birth and the Christmas season. To help you celebrate this holy season, Campus Ministry has compiled prayer offerings and resources.
Sacred Places of Notre Dame: A Daily Advent Journey
Hosted by the Alumni Association, each day during Advent, a member of the ND family will share a place on campus that provides them with comfort and meaning as the Church prepares for the birth of Christ. To follow along, text “Advent” to 51555 or visit sacredplaces.nd.edu
This takes place the whole season of Advent from Sunday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 25.
Digital Advent and Christmas Crèche Calendar
Reflect on the Incarnation! Once you sign up, you will receive a daily email through Sunday, Jan. 9, with an image and description of a crèche from a different part of the world, along with a brief prayer. Each Sunday’s email will include a musical performance by one of the Notre Dame Basilica choirs.
Sunday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Jan. 9
McGrath Institute Underwear and Sock Drive
The McGrath Institute for Church Life begins its annual Underwear and Sock Drive for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Donation boxes are located in the Hesburgh Library main concourse and the first- and third-floor lobbies of Geddes Hall. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes are needed; NEW items only.
Monday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 17
Prayer of Remembrance
Holidays can be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather for a 30-minute prayer of remembrance. Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., will lead a brief prayer honoring all deceased loved ones. This prayer will express our love for those who have passed and offer an opportunity as a community to support one another. All faiths welcome.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center
Catholic Mass in German
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in German. All are welcome. Guidance in both English and German will be provided. Officiated by Father Vincenz Heereman.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Chapel
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. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, Dec. 5; 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Kick off December with yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for a night of artful yoga at the museum. Explore landscapes in the Snite Museum’s collection to guide our practice. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses. Mats will be provided.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
12 Days of Fitness
Log your physical activity in the Yule Book at the front desks of North Dome, the Climbing and Bouldering Wall, Rockne Memorial and the Smith Center for Recreational Sports for a chance to win one of 78 prizes! Click here for more info.
Monday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 10
Lecture: “Why Does Biodiversity Matter to Us All?”
Join in the first of the London Global Gateway’s Sustainable Future Series in which Celia Deane-Drummond, director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute at the University of Oxford, will discuss the importance of biodiversity from a religious and moral perspective. Register here.
Monday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. virtually
Webinar: “What is Good Work?”
Virtues & Vocations is a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. This year, the hosted virtual engagements series is titled “Reimagining Education: Conversations on Character and the Common Good” with November’s speaker Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Register to attend.
Monday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Lecture: “What Can Systemic Trends in Warfare Tell Us About the Future?”
Bear F. Braumoeller, professor in the Department of Political Science and holder of the Baronov and Timashev Chair in Data Analytics at Ohio State University, will present.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Art History Club Talk
Join the Art History Club for a lecture by Jennifer Dasal (M.A. ’04), creator and host of the award-winning ArtCurious Podcast and curator of modern and contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Link to poster.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 201, Riley Hall of Art, or via Zoom
Our Universe Revealed Series/Physics for Everyone: “Seeing the Light”
A group of astronomers recently carried out a survey of nearby stars, called the “Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial Systems.” The survey used the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona to measure the faint signals of dust around stars and provide the first realistic hints of discovering Earth-like planets around other stars using future space-based missions. Presented by Eckhart Spalding.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science
Panel Discussion: “Uncovering a Hidden Crisis”
Join the Gender Relations Center for a panel discussion on missing and murdered Indigenous women. Panelists will discuss how and why this is an issue and what everyone can do to be stakeholders in this cause.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library
Lecture: “I Wished I Could Live Inside a Nativity Play”
Join in an afternoon of festive cheer with award-winning screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce as he delves into the evolution of the Nativity play and the role it has in celebrating Christmas.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. virtually from London
Lecture: “The Early Modern Roots of the Anthropocene”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Brad Gregory, the Henkels Family College Professor of History, considers some of the key historical strands of modern industrialization and suggests that their abiding influence and globalized spread are critical to explaining the environmental predicament in which we find ourselves today. Complimentary lunch will be available 30 minutes prior to the lecture while supplies last.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Engaged Learning Forum: “Living Self-Healing Communities”
The Engaged Learning Forum series connects campus and community experts around social concerns. In December, learn more about Self-Healing Communities of Greater Michiana, an initiative dedicated to helping all members of the greater South Bend community heal from intended and unintended traumas. Register to attend.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall
Presentation — “Radical Equality: The Case for a More Intersectional Future for Gender Equity in Global Politics”
Kara Ellerby from the University of Delaware will present as part of the Kroc Institute’s intersectionality and justice series. Ellerby’s award-winning research focuses on feminist international relations and African post-conflict peacebuilding.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Lecture — “The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China”
Drawing on his new book by the same name, Nick Smith of Columbia University will discuss the ongoing push for the near-total urbanization of China’s territory and population, as well as the implications these policies have for rural people facing an increasingly precarious urban future.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom
Analysis — “Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’: Are Those Eels?”
Luigi Ballerini, UCLA emeritus, is a poet, historian, teacher and the founder of the library Chiesa Rossa, where he organizes the annual meeting “Latte e Linguaggio” (“Milk and Language”). Ballerini will present an analysis of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci exploring the rebirth of gastronomy during the Renaissance.
Friday, Dec. 3; 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Dec. 3; 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Housing”
This series is a casual gathering to discuss current issues through the lens of Catholic social tradition. December’s speaker is Margie Pfeil discussing the topic of housing. All are welcome to join and registration is not required. Beverages and desserts will be provided.
Friday, Dec. 3; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall
Labor Café: “Labor and Community Development”
Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. In December, consider the connection between employment and community development. Participants choose the concrete topics. All people are welcome and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, Dec. 3; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall
Development Day 2021
The ninth annual Development Day conference hosts faculty and graduate students from schools across the Midwest in a showcase of the latest research in development economics. The conference seeks to develop community in a growing network of development economists and to give opportunities for face-to-face interaction among grad students and faculty.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Ñawpa Manka Mikhuna: Bolivian Food of Yesteryear
In many cultures, our grandparents and great-grandparents cooked differently than we do today. In Bolivia, the food of the grandparents like lawa, sajta and papaliza are being evaluated as part of the cultural wealth of ancestors. Join FLTA Delia Salazar Acuna as she shares these ancestral traditions for food.
Monday, Nov. 29; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall
Snite in the Snow
’Tis the season for holiday cheer! Revel in the holiday spirit with ornament making inspired by works from the collection, festive refreshments and seasonal music in the galleries.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Winter Wonderland Pop-Up on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace
Enjoy the pop-up tented space at the Morris Inn. It is cozy, festive and the perfect spot for a holiday celebration with friends and family. Enjoy live music, holiday vendors, carolers, children’s crafts, hot tea and cocoa, winter cocktails, Notre Dame Family Wines and sweet and savory holiday treats. Free admission. Pay for beverages, food, etc. Reserve your table. (Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.)
Saturdays in December: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace, Morris Inn
Sundays in December: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Transition to Canvas Assistance Available Through Dec. 12
If you are an instructor scheduled to teach next semester and would like assistance transitioning to Canvas, time is running out. Fill out this form to let the LMS Transition team know how they can help you prepare to teach in January.
Sakai Tip: Ensure Accurate Student Grades in Sakai
Is your Sakai Gradebook excusing missed assignments or quizzes? An empty cell in the gradebook does not count against the student’s grade. Fill in that empty cell with a “0” to ensure that the missed work affects their grade accurately.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, through 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades.
Hesburgh Library Building Hours Nov. 29-Dec. 16
For final exams, Hesburgh Library will be open 24 hours a day starting Monday, Nov. 29, and will close at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Find all branch and service desk hours at library.nd.edu/hours.
Robinson Community Learning Center’s Holiday Gift Auction
The 10th annual Robinson Community Learning Center Holiday Gift Auction is more than an enjoyable event for the community — it helps power RCLC’s valuable programs. Due to COVID considerations, the event will be hosted online Sunday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 4. All proceeds go directly to RCLC youth programming.
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.