For the Week of November 8
Fall 2021 Virtual Staff Town Hall
On behalf of Executive Vice President Shannon Cullinan, all staff are invited to attend the Staff Town Hall to hear important University news and information. If staff are unable to watch the live presentation, they will be able to log in and watch it next week.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. virtually
MSCA Symposium: “Moment to See, Courage to Act”
The third phase of this initiative is seeking faculty thought on the following question as it relates to the University’s educational and/or research enterprises: “What big endeavors should Notre Dame undertake?” Register here.
Friday, Nov. 12; 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
National Theatre Live: “War Horse” (2014)
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, “War Horse” has become an international smash hit. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, “War Horse” takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Fac/Staff: $18. Students: Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
This striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson follows a childless couple in rural Iceland who make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature in this dark and atmospheric folktale. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4 (McWell Tix available).
Friday, Nov. 12; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, November 13; 3 and 9:30 p.m.
The great Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang has been directing exquisite examinations of alienation, isolation and the fleeting beauty of human connection featuring his muse Lee Kang-sheng for decades. His latest film, “Days,” will undoubtedly stand as one of his best, sparest and most intimate works.
Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4 (McWell Tix available).
Friday, Nov. 12; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Nov. 13; 6:30 p.m.
Higgins Film CLASSics: “Blue Collar” (1978)
Paul Schrader’s directorial debut explores the resignation, pessimism and economic hard times confronting American workers in the late 1970s. Through the perspectives of three male autoworkers, the movie raises questions about corporations, unions, cities, masculinity, racism and the American dream. The viewing is free for those who register.
Sunday, Nov. 14; 3 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Play: “This Is Modern Art”
A provocative play directed by Zuri Eshun ’14 about art and crime — and who gets to decide which is which. Nicole Woods, assistant professor of art, art history and design and concurrent FTT faculty member, will offer a brief introduction to the history of graffiti art before the opening night performance. Fac/Staff/Senior (65+): $12. Students: $7.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 7:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14; 2:30 p.m.
Jaime El Estampio ¡Flamenco!
Experience a night of flamenco with Jaime El Estampio, a celebrated flamenco artist based in Málaga, Andalucía. El Estampio, accompanied by Sevillian guitarist Antonio Herrera, performs traditional flamenco cante, percussion, dance and guitar throughout Spain and around the globe. Dialogue or vocals in a foreign language. Family friendly, all ages are welcome. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 to 9 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Nov. 11; 9 to 11 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center
Poetry and Chill OKC
Collaboration with the Black Student Association and Student Union Board.
Friday, Nov. 12; 7 to 9 p.m. in Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library
23 Skidoo presents “The Secret Agency”
The Grammy-winning, internationally touring family funk show phenomenon mixes music genres into multi-instrumental, musically sophisticated, lyrically intelligent classic hip-hop. It’s a creative and adventurous show that’ll satisfy a 3-year-old and a 13-year-old and still get a 30-something rap fiend boppin’. Tickets are $5. Families may order up to four free tickets for children under age 18 with the purchase of one regular-priced ticket. (Discount is automatically applied at checkout.)
Saturday, Nov. 13; 11 a.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.
The 19th Annual Baraka Bouts
Tickets are $15 for an all-session pass to the women’s boxing competition if purchased from a boxer, $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Holy Cross Missions in East Africa.
Quarterfinals: Monday, Nov. 8; 6 to 10 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
Semifinals: Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 to 10 p.m.
Finals: Monday, Nov. 15; 7 to 10 p.m.
Nanovic Institute Faculty Grants
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs supports substantive faculty-led projects that enliven European studies at the University through a competitive funding process. The next round of applications is due by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Only available for Notre Dame faculty.
Active Ally Training for Faculty and Staff
Join the conversation about how heterosexual allies can help make the Notre Dame community a safer, more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals. This training is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of issues and concerns that LGBTQ individuals face, with information to become an active ally for undergraduate students at Notre Dame. Register by Monday, Nov. 15. For more Ally Week events, click here.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the McNeill Room (#116), LaFortune Student Center
Time-Out for Tech: “New Features in Adobe Creative Cloud”
Every fall, Adobe releases major upgrades to the Creative Cloud apps. They might contain new features, new interfaces or new ways of collaboration. Attend this session to learn what’s been added this year to Photoshop, InDesign, Rush and Spark. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Notre Dame Press Book Festival
Stop by for book events, giveaways, prizes and incredible deals. With prices as low as $3 paperbacks and $5 hardbacks, the Notre Dame Press is thrilled to bring accessible scholarship to the Notre Dame community.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the concourse, Hesburgh Library
ERG Ally Week
To promote a culture where we advocate across groups and work as allies in a way that acknowledges our intersectional identities, Human Resources has created the first-ever Ally Week, which will consist of events (review list here) sponsored by many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These ERGs support networking and community-building among staff and faculty members and assist the University with recruitment, retention and educational activities.
Monday, Nov. 8, through Friday, Nov. 12, campus-wide
Workshop — “Our Global Village: Communicating with the World Around You”
This intercultural communication workshop provides internationals and Americans from different backgrounds an interactive opportunity to learn about each other’s cultures. Participants will get to know each other and discuss topics within the global campus community. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating limited; please register.
Monday, Nov. 8; noon to 1:15 p.m. in Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall
THRIVE! Ally Stories
Learn more about the various types of allyship. Linda Kroll, associate vice president for finance, will moderate a three-part series that features Men as Allies, LGBTQ+ Allyship and Women as Allies. You’ll hear perspectives that will provide tangible insight into what it means to be an ally as we work to build a culture of inclusivity. RSVP here. For more Ally Week events, click here.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library
Join Graduate Students Against Racial Injustice at Notre Dame (GS-ARIND) for a microaggression intervention workshop, hosted by MSPS. Snacks and drinks will be provided. To attend the event, RSVP here.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; noon to 2 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 (South W106), Duncan Student Center
Talk: “Black and Catholic at Notre Dame”
Campus Ministry is excited to celebrate Black Catholic History Month as it welcomes G. Marcus Cole, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. A reception will follow. All are welcome! Review the poster for more information.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 7 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center
Thrive! Talk: “Leading by Example”
Join Thrive! and Kara Boyles, South Bend’s first female city engineer, for a talk and group discussion about supporting women in the workplace. Boyles earned her doctorate from the Notre Dame College of Engineering in 2006, where she also teaches community-based project leadership as an adjunct professor. Register online by Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Thursday, Nov. 11; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Native American Heritage Month Virtual Lunch and Learn: “Sovereign Bodies — A Conversation with Annita Lucchesi”
Annita Lucchesi serves as the founding executive director of Sovereign Bodies Institute. She is of Cheyenne descent and currently lives on her Cheyenne homelands in Montana. Sponsored by Human Resources. RSVP here.
Thursday, Nov. 11; noon to 1 p.m. virtually
Presentation and Discussion: “Relationship Violence Within the LGBTQ Community”
Anonymous questions for this event can be submitted here. Review the poster for more information.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library
Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
Learn how to use software to convert your file into plain text.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Managing Humanities Research with Zotero
Learn how to use Zotero — an open-source research tool for creating bibliographies.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 1 to 2 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.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Friday, Nov. 12; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Creating Your Professional Website with Bootstrapr
Learn how to design and build your own website using Bootstrapr.
Friday, Nov. 12; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom
Know Thyself: An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a tool through which to understand personality type and predisposition. By knowing and understanding ourselves better, we gain a broader understanding of our differences and how to bridge them and unlock our innate synergies and potential. Due to a required assessment for this workshop, the cancellation deadline was Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall
Managing My Career at Notre Dame
This workshop focuses on the stages of Notre Dame’s Career Management Process. Participants will complete various assessments and activities that will assist in the identification of personal interests, professional aspirations and lifestyle needs.
Thursday, Nov. 18; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall
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 Sheets, Level II: Pivot Tables, Tuesday, Nov. 16; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level I: Basic Document Creation, Tuesday, Nov. 16; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Wednesday, Nov. 17; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Thursday, Nov. 18; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Thursday, Nov. 18; 9 to 11 a.m.
∙ GLez Training, Thursday, Nov. 18; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
∙ buyND, Thursday, Nov. 18; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to endeavor.nd.edu. Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Part in Research on Joy and Pain
Register this week to take part in research on how we share joy and pain with others, conducted by Anna Gabur, doctoral candidate in sociology. You will receive a $20 gift card or cash for an interview that will last up to an hour. Interviews will start Monday, Nov. 15. Anyone over 18 years can participate. For any questions contact email@example.com.
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.
Faculty Caregivers Support Group
If you are a faculty member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join the Caregivers Support Group. This group can offer an opportunity to connect with others and share struggles as well as information about resources in the community. Please sign up using the form. Lunch is provided.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center
Catholic Mass in Italian
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Italian. All are welcome. Guidance in both English and German will be provided. The officiant is Father Vincenz Heereman.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel
Faculty Grief Support Group
If you are a faculty member who has lost a loved one, you are welcome to join this group. Many people find understanding and healing through sharing their journey with others who have also experienced loss. This group meets once a month and is confidential. All faculty are welcome. Please sign up using the form. Lunch is provided.
Thursday, Nov. 11; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center
Tri-Military ROTC Veterans Day Ceremony [MOVED INDOORS TO NEW LOCATION: Room 141, DeBartolo Hall]
Please join the faculty, staff, cadets and midshipmen for a Veterans Day ceremony with keynote speaker Lt. Col. (Ret.) James S. O’Rourke, professor in the Mendoza College of Business. Acknowledge all who have served to protect our freedoms and the American way of life. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. near the Clarke Memorial Fountain, Fieldhouse Mall, or
inside the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center
Catholic Mass in Bangla
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Bangla. Guidance in both English and Swahili will be provided. The officiant is Father Paschal Sarker. A gathering with refreshments will follow the service, with food cooked by the Sisters of the Holy Cross from Saint Mary’s campus. All are welcome.
Saturday, Nov. 13; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Moreau Seminary Chapel
Catholic Mass in Arabic
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Arabic. All are welcome, and guidance in both English and Arabic will be provided. For more information, contact Eva Hoeckner.
Sunday, Nov. 14; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Siegfried Hall Chapel
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
23rd Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace: “Sacred Spaces for Healing and Reconciliation”
Featuring Tecla Namachanja Wanjala, Kenyan peace advocate and renowned consultant on transitional justice, conflict transformation, social healing and reconciliation.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies, and via Zoom webinar
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
Talk — “Archaeology as Service: Laborscapes and Archaeologies of Sustainability in Calabria, Italy”
Meredith Chesson, professor of anthropology and Nanovic Faculty Fellow, will describe her team’s efforts to make science matter by infusing archaeological research with public-facing activities that value service to the southern Calabrian communities where they work. Complimentary lunch will be available 30 minutes prior to the lecture.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame International Webinar: “International SOS 101”
Learn more about how ISOS can assist you while on University-related international travel, ISOS membership benefits and services and how to get started with ISOS.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Mexico Virtual Lecture Series — “Where Surgery is Difficult: Overcoming Barriers to Access in Chiapas, Mexico”
In rural Chiapas, Mexico, poor patients often struggle to access surgical care and other medical treatment, even though access is guaranteed by law under the Mexican constitution. Steve Reifenberg’s work on barriers to health care access in Chiapas forms the basis of a case study published by Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Pre-Show Talk — “From Abstraction to Aerosol: The Origins of Graffiti in American Art”
Nicole Woods, assistant professor of art, art history and design and concurrent film, television and theater faculty member, will offer a brief introduction to the history of graffiti art before the opening night performance of FTT’s “This Is Modern Art.”
Wednesday, Nov. 10; 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Panel Discussion — “Glimmers of Hope for Peace in South Sudan: The Role of Sant’Egidio in Peace Processes”
This panel discussion featuring Andrea Bartoli, president of the Sant’Egidio Foundation for Peace and Dialogue, will explore Sant’Egidio’s role in South Sudan as emblematic of its distinctive, faith-based approach to peace processes.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom
Notre Dame International Webinar: “Travel Registry 101”
Are you or someone in your department planning to travel internationally? As a reminder, all University-related international travel must be registered in the Travel Registry system so we can help keep travelers informed of changing travel conditions and, in emergency situations, communicate with, account for and assist travelers quickly.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Talk — “Forgetting Our Medieval Religion: The Cost for Women”
Beth Allison Barr, professor of history and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University, will give the talk. Her research focuses on women and religion in late medieval and early modern England, focusing specifically on Middle English sermons.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 138, DeBartolo Hall
Educating the Whole Physician Series — “Medicine’s Forgotten Histories: A Day in the Life of an Eighteenth-Century Hospital Physician”
Presented by Elizabeth Mellyn, Department of History, University of New Hampshire.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 311, DeBartolo Hall
Pizza, Pop & Politics
Join NDVotes for pizza, pop and a discussion about the 1975 Voting Rights Act and its relevance today with Luis Fraga, political science professor and director of the Institute for Latino Studies.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall
Dignity and Justice Workshop
The Center for Social Concerns and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies are organizing a half-day workshop to explore the relationship between dignity and justice at the intersection of Catholic social tradition and legal studies. It is designed to bring together colleagues from Notre Dame and members of the South Bend community for presentations on the topic and time for discussion. View the full schedule and register online by Wednesday, Nov. 10. Maximum capacity is 36 attendees.
Friday, Nov. 12; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall
Hibernian Lecture — “Ireland Now: Excavating the Present”
Declan Kiberd, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies Emeritus, will deliver the 2021 Hibernian Lecture from Notre Dame’s Dublin Global Gateway (O’Connell House). The lecture is cosponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute and Notre Dame’s Dublin Global Gateway. Registration is required to participate.
Friday, Nov. 12; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom
Educating the Whole Physician Series — “‘I’m Not Sick!’: HIV-Positive Black Women Mobilizing for Rights, Resources and Reproductive Justice in Jamaica”
Presented by Jallicia Jolly, Departments of American Studies and Black Studies, Amherst College.
Friday, Nov. 12; noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 278, Corbett Family Hall
EdTalk — “The Power of Feedback: Maximizing the Time You Have With Your Students”
The role of feedback is critical to advancing language proficiency. In this EdTalk, Lauren Rosen, director of the Collaborative Language Program at the University of Wisconsin, will share techniques to save time when providing feedback to students.
Friday, Nov. 12; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom
This week three games will affect late afternoon traffic on the southeast end of campus. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 11, there will be women’s basketball games in Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, there is a hockey game at Compton Family Ice Arena. Inbound game day traffic patterns will start two hours prior to each event. The basketball and hockey game day traffic patterns are posted online.
Caffè e Biscotti
Please join the CSLC staff for an hour of caffè, biscotti e conversazione where you are welcome to meet and practice your Italian with members of the Italian Program, Italophones, Italophiles and people with an appreciation for all things Italian. All are welcome! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 9; 4 to 5 p.m. in Decio Commons
Join colleagues from across departments and colleges for a fun faculty social. Reconnect, meet new colleagues, relax together and share ideas. All faculty are welcome along with spouses and partners. Enter through Door 3 of Corbett Family Hall and take the elevator to the ninth floor. Hosted by the faculty chaplaincy.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 4 to 6 p.m. in Seven on 9 (ninth floor), Corbett Family Hall
Kaffee, Kuchen und Konversation: St. Martin’s Day
Join the German Club for a special Kaffeestunde to celebrate St. Martin’s Day as all will be decorating paper lanterns and serving treats. If interested, register for the event for supplies.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Max Cade Commons, Decio Hall
Side-by-Side Saturday: Pop Art
Connect and create a lasting memory with a little person in your life while discovering new works of art and creating together. We’ll be exploring Jim Dine’s big, bold and bright prints. This program is for a child aged 4-8 and an important adult in their life. $10 per pair (adult + child) for non-members, free for members.
Saturday, Nov. 13; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Staff Advisory Council Monthly Meeting
The Staff Advisory Council hosts a monthly meeting every second Thursday. All input is appreciated. If any non-exempt employee has a concern, suggestion or idea, the council encourages contact with a district representative ahead of the meeting. A staff feedback form is available on the main web page, which also lists answers to questions pertaining to SAC, its representatives and other important information. For questions, please contact Shane Packer at email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov. 11; 1 p.m. via Zoom
Sakai Tip: Use Turnitin To Review Student Papers
One of the most practical uses of Turnitin Originality Assessment is to help students evaluate the strength and originality of their papers before they turn in a final draft. Turnitin is available within Sakai’s Assignments tool and offers help with citations and grammar as well.
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.