TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Oct. 5)



For the Week of October 5

Arts and Performances


“Imagining Haunting: ‘Elsewheres and Elsewhens’”
The AAHD Gallery at Riley Hall is proud to announce an exhibition of paintings by Katie Neece, MFA ‘20. The show runs through Friday, Oct. 16.
Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 214, Riley Hall of Art

The Snite Museum invites you to ease yourself back into the galleries with Art180. Spend 180 minutes over the course of the semester looking at a single photograph in the exhibition “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” Visit the link to sign up and receive a notebook and some looking tips. 
Tuesday Oct. 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in both the Snite Museum of Art and via Zoom

The Big Draw: Snite Sketchbook Session
Join us for an evening of sketching, community and inspiration. Come prepared with a sketch of your own in response to this prompt: Make a sketch of a person and his/her surroundings. During this program, we will share our sketches and talk about our choices and techniques with guest artist Angelica Frausto. Register via the link.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

MFA Open Studios
Join us for an opportunity to explore Notre Dame’s graduate programs in ceramics, industrial design, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communication design. Talk with faculty and current graduate students, and tour the Department of Art, Art History and Design facilities.
Friday, Oct. 9; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom meetings and in Riley Hall of Art

The Big Draw: The Snite Sketches
In celebration of The Big Draw, the world’s largest global celebration of drawing, spend some time sketching works from the Snite Museum’s collections. During our open hours grab a few sheets of blank paper and a pencil and head over to the museum to sketch and explore. We will also feature works online for at-home sketching.
Saturday, Oct. 10; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art and via Zoom


SUB Movie: “McFarland, USA”
Free to the ND community!
Thursday, Oct. 8; 8:30 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall
Friday, Oct. 9; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.

Deadlines or Registrations

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Problem-Proof Your Technology”
An OIT Help Desk staff member will provide tips to help you avoid technology issues, things you can do to resolve issues when you experience them and what you can do to assist the Help Desk staff members when you contact them with a technology issue.
Tuesday, Oct. 13; noon to 1 p.m.

Change Management Community of Practice: Organizational Change Begins with Individual Change
You are invited to attend this virtual meeting to discuss the Prosci ADKAR Model. It is a simple step-by-step approach that helps achieve successful change, no matter how complex the system, process, approach or culture you need to transform. This model is based on five building blocks: awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforcement. When you register by the Oct. 13 deadline, a calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Diversity and Inclusion

Workshop: “Supporting First Generation, Low Income and Under-Resourced Students”
This workshop aims to deepen understanding of the Office of Student Enrichment and first generation and/or under-resourced students at Notre Dame. The presenters will provide recommendations for how to best support these students. Promising practices in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment will be introduced.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “No Stupid Questions”
Spend time with the questions that you haven’t found answers to out in the world. These questions might be about our current moment in time and how it is playing out on our campus, race and racism in higher education, best practice pedagogy, your own vulnerabilities or pandemic teaching. Maria McKenna facilitates. Choose one of two dates.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Oct. 9; 2 to 3 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: Trauma-Informed Teaching
(Intended for postdocs and graduate students.) During this difficult semester, we’ll likely be teaching a higher-than-usual proportion of students who are dealing with trauma. This workshop is designed to inform participants about the potential effects of trauma on their students and introduce them to basic strategies to mitigate the impact of trauma in teaching and learning. Pre-register online.
Monday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Talk: “Flipping Learning in the Virtual L2 Classroom”
This talk by Jeanne Schueller of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will explore what flipped learning is and how it can be implemented in the language classroom. How can instructors maximize time spent together in a virtual classroom? What are the pros and cons of flipped learning? Participants will see examples of flipped classes and will be encouraged to share their own experiences.
Friday, Oct. 9; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Creating Infographics with Piktochart, Tuesday, Oct. 13; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Oct. 13; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Wednesday, Oct. 14; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Oct. 14; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ dataND: Introduction, Wednesday, Oct. 14; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Adobe Spark: Tell Your Story in Posts, Pages and Videos, Thursday, Oct. 15; 8:30 a.m. to noon 
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at  

Health and Recreation

Take a Breathing Break
Learn and practice a variety of popular breathing techniques that promote a calm mind and body and encourage mindfulness and peace. They help with the stress, anxiety and fatigue of our busy lives. Martha Vanderheyden will guide you through these techniques that you will be able to use in your home and office.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Register for This Week’s Fitness Freebies
This week RecSports is offering a free Sculpt’d and HIGH Fitness class. For more info on these great classes, click here

Postponed: The Fighting Four Four Square Tournament 
Due to expected poor weather conditions, The Fighting Four Four Square Tournament will now be held on Sunday, Oct 11. All games will still be played at the Bookstore Basketball Courts.  

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar Series: “Coronavirus and the Curtailment of Religious Liberty”
The International and Graduate Programs Office and the London Law Program in partnership with Notre Dame International, will present five great events. This webinar series will convene scholars from Notre Dame Law School, the Notre Dame London Law Program and the wider academic network (including Oxford, King’s College London, Edinburgh and more).
Monday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually and in Room 1130, Eck Hall of Law

Lecture: “Latinx Murals of Pilsen: Digital Tools for Research, Teaching and Discovery”
The ILS Hispanic Heritage Month event series continues with Associate Professor of American Studies Jason Ruiz. Ruiz will discuss his collaboration with the Historic Urban Environments team at Notre Dame and efforts to create a digital toolkit with information about the hundreds of murals that adorn the walls of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Register online.
Monday, Oct. 5; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar Series: “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation”
The College of Science’s Edison Lectures, the Eck Institute for Global Health and the Office of the Provost have launched a weekly webinar series featuring live discussions unpacking the science and research behind the coronavirus pandemic by exploring in-depth related issues. Starting Oct. 5, Consider This! will air each Monday through Dec. 14. Register online.
“In a Pandemic, Science Matters,” featuring Marie Lynn Miranda, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of Notre Dame, Monday, Oct. 5; 6 to 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Are Nuclear Weapons an Absolute Evil?”
The Most Reverend Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, archbishop of Nagasaki and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, will address a panel of experts and will offer personal reflections on the atomic bombings, as well as his perspective on the moral and policy challenges of pursuing a world free of nuclear weapons.
Monday, Oct. 5; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. virtually with prior registration required

Time-Out for Tech: Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets
Some people like to use Microsoft Excel while others like Google Sheets. This short session will teach you about the similarities and differences between these two applications and how to decide when to use one or the other. Register online.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 10 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Psychiatric Encounters in the Colonial Matrix of Power: Persistent Colonialism in a Mexican Psychiatric Institution”
In Mexico, contemporary psychiatric encounters reflect the myriad ways in which colonial relationships persist in contemporary times. This talk by Beatriz Reyes-Foster is a close examination of medical encounters in Las Lomas, a state psychiatric hospital in Yucatan, Mexico. Registration required.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Raphael in Rome”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Ingrid Rowland will explore in a virtual lecture how Raphael’s career is inconceivable without Rome, and how Rome, ever since his arrival in 1508, has been inconceivable without Raphael. No less than Michelangelo but much more subtly, he brought on revolutions in art and architecture and in thought itself.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion: "The Battle for Barrett: The Supreme Court Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and the Confirmation Battle Before Us"
Professors Christina Bambrick and Vincent Phillip Muñoz  (ND Political Science), Richard Garnett (ND Law School), and Former Indiana Senator Joseph Donnelly. Virtual event:
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 12:45 to 2 p.m.

Inspiring Conversations: “How Our Shared Faith Has Guided Our Life, Our Professions, Our Family and Our Path Forward, Even in the Face of Personal Obstacles Like Blindness”
Paul Karos, past president of investment banking and equities, Piper Jaffray and Cindy Karos, founding inaugural member of the Order of the Myrrhbearing Women, will describe how their shared faith has guided their lives, professions and families.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

2020 Cushwa Center Lecture: “What Does It All Mean? Writing a History of American Catholicism”
Featuring Leslie Woodcock Tentler in conversation with Cushwa Director Kathleen Sprows Cummings. Tentler is professor emerita of history at The Catholic University of America and author of “American Catholics: A History” (Yale, 2020). Registration is required.
Tuesday, Oct. 6; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Understanding and Engaging Movements for Justice”
Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, presents this lecture in a series that advocates for nonviolence as an effective strategy to resist violence and support movements for justice.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. virtually

International Conversation on John Henry Newman’s “The Idea of a University”
Register for “Thinking with Newman: Educating with Intention.” The Dublin Global Gateway and Newman Centre for Faith & Reason series will explore St. Newman’s seminal work, “The Idea of a University,” and its contemporary relevance to educational challenges faced during the coronavirus crisis. Check out the press release here for details. Offered via ThinkND.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 14; 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21; 1 to 2 p.m.

Lecture: “Dreamers on the Borderline: The Art of Sandra Fernandez”
The ILS Hispanic Heritage Month event series continues with Assistant Professor of Art History Tatiana Reinoza. Reinoza examines the prints of Ecuadorian-American artist Sandra Fernández and how her work appeals for immigrant rights, critiques current immigration policy and the racial knowledge it produces on undocumented subjects.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom (Registration is required to obtain a Zoom link.)

History@Work: “Feminism in the Labor Movement”
We welcome Nancy Gabin, associate professor of history at Purdue University, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her pivotal book on unions and women. An award-winning teacher, director of undergraduate studies and engaged scholar in the public sphere, Gabin will also discuss questions of teaching, activism and labor’s future. RSVP online.
Wednesday, Oct. 7; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

The 22nd Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace
Featuring Azza Karam, secretary general of Religions for Peace International and professor of religion and development, Vrije Universiteit. Karam is an experienced scholar and practitioner of peacebuilding, religion and international politics.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Webinar: “How to Leverage AI/ML to Improve Student Success, Deliver Online Learning and Improve Operations in Higher Education”
Amazon Web Services will present a session on how AI and machine learning can be used to improve student outcomes and enhance online learning. Applying AI/ML to learning content can make it more accessible and useful to students by transcribing lectures, localizing content, extracting metadata and enhancing searches. A link to the webinar will be sent once you submit the registration form.
Thursday, Oct. 8; 11 a.m. to noon
Hibernian Lecture: “The Idea of Greater Ireland”
Delivered by Colin Barr, University of Aberdeen, author of “Ireland’s Empire: The Roman Catholic Church in the English-Speaking World, 1829–1914” (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The 2020 Hibernian Lecture is cosponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. Registration is required.
Friday, Oct. 9; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Debate: “Numbers Can Lie: When Algorithms Work Perfectly but Fail Miserably”
The debut program in the Notre Dame College of Science and ThinkND interactive series, The Science Lab, is an open, educational enrichment program. The Friday, Oct. 9, event, “Numbers Can Lie”, will focus on the ethical issues involved in data science. Registration is now open. Sessions include one-hour Zoom lectures, videos and an author talk.
Friday, Oct. 9; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Oct. 23; noon
Friday, Nov. 6; noon

Lecture: “Housing Segregation”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, explores the economic and historical foundations of segregated communities in the United States. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Oct. 9; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Saturday Scholar Series: “The Cross: When and Why It Became the Church’s Central Symbol”
Every fall, some of Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty discuss their research on the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Due to the coronavirus, there will be no live Saturday Scholar lectures in 2020. Instead, we invite you to join us in watching highlights from past seasons — on game day, or any other time you want. Presented by Robin Jensen, the Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology.
Saturday, Oct. 10 or any day; virtually

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Sorin Court Circle Closure
Due to large truck and crane activity, Sorin Court, north of the Main Building, will be closed to traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 6–9. If you are expecting deliveries, please let vendors know. See traffic map.
The large truck activity will also periodically affect traffic on Holy Cross Drive at Sorin Court. Flaggers will stop and direct traffic along Holy Cross Drive when needed. More information here.

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Allow Students to Review Each Other’s Work in Sakai
Assignment tool can create an anonymous peer review schedule for student work after an assignment’s due date passes. Peer reviews can utilize a rubric to reinforce consistent evaluation criteria.

Ergonomic Tip: Keep Moving
Don’t maintain the same posture or position for extended periods of time. Vary body positioning every 30 minutes; stretch, walk, get a drink of water or a healthy snack. For additional tips visit

Keep up to date on 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.