TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (October 10)



For the Week of October 10

Arts and Performances


“Daughters of Our Lady: Finding a Place at Notre Dame”
In 2022, the University celebrates 50 years of coeducation. “Daughters of Our Lady: Finding a Place at Notre Dame” joins the year-long celebrations throughout campus. This exhibit presents a selection of materials from Notre Dame Archives that record the journey toward coeducation. Special curator-led open house tours will be held at 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18.
Mondays through Fridays until Dec. 16; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

The Big Draw: Figure It Out
In celebration of the international Big Draw Festival, explore the complexity of the human form during facilitated life drawing sessions in the 18th- and 19th-century galleries (which will be open only to those drawing). No experience is required. Guidance will be provided by Notre Dame MFA students and materials will be supplied. For adults 17 and older.
Thursday, Oct. 13; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

The Big Draw: Snite Sketches
In celebration of the international Big Draw Festival, drawing materials will be available in the galleries to satisfy your creative itch all month long. Grab a drawing board, a few sheets of paper and a pencil, and then head into the galleries to sketch one of your favorite works of art.
Available daily during the Snite Museum of Art’s open hours


“Gunda” (2020)
In the documentary “Gunda,” filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals and reminds us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own. These screenings are in conjunction with Michiana VegFest, which occurs Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Century Center in downtown South Bend. (93 minutes). Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Oct. 13; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Oct. 14; 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16; 4 p.m.


Schola Musicorum 57
The Notre Dame Schola Musicorum, founded by Department of Music faculty in 1993, studies and performs Gregorian chant from medieval manuscripts. Its 57th concert, titled “Great Moments of Gregorian Chant,” includes some of the most famous and iconic melodies of the church year. Free with ticket for faculty, staff and students.
Tuesday, Oct. 11; 9 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Indian Classical Music Concert
Performed by Pandit Rupak Kulkarni (flute), Pandit Indrajit Banerjee (sitar), and Pandit Subhen Chatterjee (tabla). Free admission.
Sunday, Oct. 16; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Fall Break Building Hours
Hesburgh Library will have limited hours during fall break (Oct. 16-22).
Open: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Find all branch and service desk hours at Regular hours will resume Sunday, Oct. 23.

Deadlines or Registrations

Panel Discussion — “Social Media’s Impacts on Conflict and Democracy: The Techtonic Shift”
Social media platforms are having wide impacts on conflict dynamics around the world. Although media coverage of these impacts typically focuses on Western democracies, researchers in the southern hemisphere are also documenting local impacts in their countries. The panel discussion features new and overlooked insights from the Global South. Presented by the Keough School.
Monday, Oct. 17; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Keough School Washington Office and via Zoom

Panel Discussion — “Afghanistan: Promoting a People-Centered Approach to Aid and Development”
Negotiating food security and development in Afghanistan requires innovative approaches to avoid legitimating the sanctioned Taliban regime while fostering sustainable, community-led development rather than simply providing international handouts. How can the international community facilitate such an approach? Presented by the Keough School.
Tuesday, Oct. 18; 9 to 11 a.m. in the Keough School Washington Office and via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech/Clean-up Crew
The Zoom link(s) will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Is your inbox out of control? Or do you just have thousands of emails piling up in your All Mail label? This session will show you easy ways to clean out your Gmail account.
Tuesday, Oct. 18; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Cleaning out your Google photos could be as simple as deleting them all, but if that’s not what you want to do, come to this session and learn how to save your precious (or not so precious) memories by moving them into another storage space.
Wednesday, Oct. 19; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom
Your Computer
Cleaning up your computer means sorting through folders and files and discarding or moving some. This session will show you some techniques for cleaning things up and keeping them that way.
Thursday, Oct. 20; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Notre Dame-Purdue Soft Matter and Polymers Symposium
All interested researchers are encouraged to register for this symposium with keynote speaker Cecilia Leal from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and presentations by Notre Dame and Purdue faculty and students focused on the synthesis and characterization of synthetic soft materials and their broad applications. Students and postdocs are also welcome to register to present a research poster. The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 17.
Saturday, Oct. 29; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Walking Hand in Hand: Navigating the Sexual Assault Support System on Campus
Join the Gender Relations Center in learning from Amber Monroe of Title IX, Jessica Richmond-Castello of the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County and Lane Obringer of Student Government on how to support survivors and address the effects of trauma. Snacks and RVAM T-shirts will be provided.
Tuesday, Oct. 11; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Educational and Research Opportunities

Intercultural Development Day: “Mind the Gap (on Cultural Differences)”
In this session, explore how cultural differences are handled and processed. The session will start by dynamically deconstructing stereotypes and then practice a new exercise to break down the way we interact across cultures. For more information, contact Mary Davis, All are welcome!
Wednesday, Oct. 12; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 113, DeBartolo Hall

Basic Web Design: HTML and CSS
In this workshop, attendees will learn the basics of HTML coding. HTML (hypertext markup language) is used to show content on the page. HTML describes the structure of a website semantically along with presentation cues, making it a markup language rather than a programming language.
Thursday, Oct. 13; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
HTML & CSS — Essential Training
In this hands-on workshop, build simple web pages to understand the relationship between HTML and CSS. A familiarity with HTML and CSS can improve the clarity and power of your communication and design, help you better understand contemporary internet and better style content in platforms that allow you access to source code.
Friday, Oct. 14; 1 to 3 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

College of Science Video
The Association for Women in Science is partnering with the College of Science to ask, “What do you fight for as a woman in science?” Record a 15-second response to this question as part of a video initiative to highlight the accomplishments of women in science at Notre Dame. Interested? Please fill out this form and upload your video by Sunday, Oct. 16.

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, Thursday, Oct. 20; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
To register for courses, go to endeavor.nd.eduQuestions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Catholic Mass in Swahili
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Swahili. A gathering for refreshments will follow the service. All are welcome, and guidance in both English and Swahili will be provided. Officiant: Rev. Frank Murphy, C.S.C. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (
Tuesday, Oct. 11; 5 to 6 p.m. in Siegfried Hall Chapel

College of Arts and Letters Dean’s Office Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon
Over the past 22 years, the College Arts and Letters has raised more than $156,000 for United Health Services to support breast cancer treatment and diagnostics for patients in our community. There are many ways to participate in this year’s Arts and Letters Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, including a walk-a-thon with Dean Sarah Mustillo. Registration is closed.
Thursday, Oct. 13; 3 to 4 p.m. outside the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy

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. Officiant: Father Vincenz Heereman. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (
Thursday, Oct. 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel
(RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, Oct. 12)

Donuts and Donations
You “do nut” want to miss this! Join the Arts and Letters Staff Advisory Support Committee where A&L staff will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts and hot beverages and hosting a ticketed raffle. All proceeds support United Health Services and local breast cancer patients. Review the poster.
Friday, Oct. 14; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the tent east of Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Health and Recreation

Flu Vaccine Blitz
This week’s Flu Blitz will be open to students, faculty, staff and dependents. Appointments must be made and masks are required to participate. Pre-register now. 
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 11-12; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Stepan Center

Webinar/Fireside Chat for World Mental Health Day
Join Calm instructors and mindfulness experts Jay Shetty and Tamara Levitt for a special Calm live virtual event. They will share their personal mental health journeys as well as strategies to help you integrate a mindfulness practice into your daily life. They’ll also be live to answer your questions on meditation, mindfulness and mental health. Attend or register to get the recording.
Oct. 13; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues and Vocations Forum: “Beauty at Work”
Virtues and Vocations is a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. Brandon Vaidyanathan, the chair of the Department of Sociology at Catholic University of America, will present. Register now to attend.
Monday, Oct. 10; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Flash Panel — “Glasnost and Gorbachev in 2022: The Old Cold War and Its End?”
A panel of speakers from the worlds of diplomacy, policymaking and religious faith, representing different experiences and expertise, will explore the legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Monday, Oct. 10; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via livestream on YouTube

“The Uyghur Genocide and Threats to Religious Liberty”: A Conversation with Commissioner Nury Turkel
The conversation is with Commissioner Nury Turkel, a human rights advocate for Uyghur people and the first U.S.-educated Uyghur American lawyer. This event, hosted by the Notre Dame Religious Liberty Initiative, will feature discussion on the plight of the Uyghurs and what the global community can do to safeguard religious liberty in China.
Monday, Oct. 10; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law

Time-Out for Tech: Windows 11
Windows 11 has been touted as a whole new ballgame. It looks different than Windows 10, that’s for sure, but how different is it really? Come to this session and see for yourself. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, Oct. 11; 10 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society Fall Symposium
Join a day of exploration with the Lucy Family Institute where interface of data science and society will be celebrated. This year’s fall symposium will bring together academic, industry and community collaborators around the theme of becoming a force for good in the world.
Tuesday, Oct. 11; noon to 7 p.m. in Room 215, McKenna Hall

O’Hara’s Heirs: The Mendoza Deans Panel Discussion
Dean Martijn Cremers along with former deans Roger Huang and Carolyn Woo discuss the major trends and changes in the business school over its 100-year history. Moderated by Brett Beasley, writer and editorial program manager at Notre Dame Research and co-author (with Kerry Temple) of “O’Hara’s Heirs: Business Education at Notre Dame, 1921-2021.”
Tuesday, Oct. 11; 3 to 4 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Our Universe Revealed Lecture Series: “What’s the Most Common Hospital Infection? It’s Not What You May Think ...”
Urinary catheterization is a common procedure in hospitals and nursing homes, but placement of catheters can often cause urinary tract infections in patients. New research by Ana Flores-Mireles, the Hawk Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, shows how catheterization changes the bladder environment and how a promising new intervention reduces infections.
Tuesday, Oct. 11; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Joe County Public Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

Live Sports Podcast: “Burn It All Down”
Hosts of the “Burn It All Down” podcast will help inaugurate Notre Dame’s new Minor in Sport, Media and Culture by recording a live episode for a public audience. Join sports journalists and academics Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs and Jessica Luther as they tackle issues like gender equity in collegiate sports, the good and bad effects of NIL, and the professionalization of women’s sports. A Q&A will follow. Free but ticketed. Review the poster.
Tuesday, Oct. 11; 7 to 9 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

London Research Seminar: “Novels by Aliens” and “Fractured Goodness”
Kate Marshall, professor in the Department of English, presents on the transition from genre to mood in hybrid fictions of the 21st century (“Novels by Aliens”). Christopher Shields, professor in the Department of Philosophy, presents on value pluralism and the commensurability of goodness (“Fractured Goodness”). Free registration online.
Wednesday, Oct. 12; 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. virtually; streaming live from the London Global Gateway

[POSTPONED] “The Gifts of Movement/Transformative Migrations in the Digital Age”: Saïd Khatibi and Amara Lakhous in Conversation with Alexander Elinson
Part of the Literatures of Annihilation, Exile and Resistance, a research collective and lecture series.
Friday, Oct. 14; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Design Lecture by Olivia De Sonne Ammaccapane ’19
The lecture, by the lead design researcher at Allseated, is titled “Faking It While Making It — A still-in-progress, imposter-syndrome-battling, success(ish) story of working in UX research.”
Friday, Oct. 14; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 226, West Lake Hall

Talk: “Saving Democracy by Revering the Constitution”
Presented by Congresswoman Liz Cheney. In-person complimentary tickets are available in advance for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and alumni. You can obtain them (with ID) at the LaFortune Student Center Box Office, with a maximum of two tickets given per ID. Only alumni may request tickets by submitting this form. Any remaining tickets will be available to the Notre Dame community at Washington Hall one hour prior to the lecture. The livestream will be available at this link. (UPDATED LINK:
Friday, Oct. 14; 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Washington Hall and via livestream

Notre Dame Nuclear Science Lab: The History and the Science
Notre Dame his home to one of the country’s longest-running nuclear physics programs. Learn the history of the Nuclear Science Laboratory and hear an overview of the current program. Immediately following the talk by Dan Bardayan, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, take a tour through the lab and see the three accelerators. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 15; 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 127, Nieuwland Science Hall

Saturdays with the Saints Lecture: “Saint Mary in Dante”
The lecture is presented by Leonard DeLorenzo, McGrath Institute for Church Life. This year’s series focuses on Saints of the Blessed Mother. “Saturdays with the Saints” is a Notre Dame Game Day lecture series that combines the University’s rich traditions of Catholic faith and spirited game days.
Saturday, Oct. 15; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Social Gatherings

Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser
The Department of Art, Art History and Design hosts a chili cook-off as part of an annual college-wide effort to raise money for United Health Services. UHS provides breast cancer screenings and treatment services in the Michiana area.
$5–a bowl of chili (*free toppings bar)
$8–all you can eat
$2–root beer floats
Wednesday, Oct. 12; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the commons area (third floor), Riley Hall

Faculty Happy Hour
Faculty Happy Hours are a chance to meet faculty from another department or college and to build community. Share ideas and research interests with others or just relax. Bring colleagues from your department with you. All faculty are welcome along with their spouses and partners. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
Wednesday, Oct. 12; 4 to 6 p.m. on the Rooftop Observatory, Jordan Hall of Science (in case of inclement weather, inside the Reading Room, Jordan Hall of Science)

Festival of Lights: The Many Stories of Diwali
Diwali is the biggest festival of the year in India. It is a five-day festival and gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Join FLTA Stuti Benal as she tells the many stories that surround this spiritual holiday.
Wednesday, Oct. 12; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Ciorcal Comhrá! Irish Conversation Table
Discover more about the language and culture of Ireland and meet new people. Sponsored by the Department of Irish Language and Literature. Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, Oct. 13; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Festa dos Santos Populares
During the Festa dos Santos Populares, two of the most popular celebrations in Portugal and Brazil are brought together. The festivities originally honor the harvests and the saints, particularly St. Anthony, the patron of Lisbon; St. John the Baptist; and St. Peter. There will be food and drinks, as well as the traditional quadrilha dance.
Thursday, Oct. 13; 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 106, Bond Hall

Football Fridays at the Eck
Kick off your game weekend at Football Fridays at the Eck! Join your fellow Fighting Irish fans for live music from Morgan Fingleton, tailgate food from Portillo’s (including $1 hot dogs), interviews with Notre Dame celebrities, performances from the pom squad and cheer team and more.
Friday, Oct. 14; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eck Visitors Center

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Mobile Concessions Ordering
Skip the concessions lines during football games with mobile ordering available through your GrubHub app. NDTOGO pickup lockers are located on the mezzanine level of the concourse near section 36.

Canvas Tip: Give Annotated Feedback in Canvas SpeedGrader
The SpeedGrader interface provides a smooth way to review, annotate and grade student submissions via Canvas’ DocViewer. All features of the DocViewer work for most submission types except for annotation, which is limited to readable file uploads.

Also This Week ...

Book Signing with Robert Schmuhl
Robert Schmuhl will sign copies of his book “The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from the New Deal to the Present, Expanded Edition.” This new edition goes further yet in its acute examination of the state of the American presidency today, tracing the policies and personalities that have shaped our contemporary American political landscape through the Biden era.
Friday, Oct. 14; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

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.