TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (October 11)



For the Week of October 11

University Campaigns and Initiatives

University Celebrates Founders’ Day
Founders’ Day is this Tuesday and Wednesday. Early in the University’s history, Founders’ Day was a campus-wide celebration on the feast day (Oct. 13) of Edward the Confessor, patron saint of Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C, the Holy Cross priest who founded Notre Dame. Notre Dame is reviving the celebration as an opportunity to consider our history, understand our present and imagine our future. To learn more about Founders’ Day, please visit

Arts and Performances


The Big Draw: Snite Sketches
The Big Draw Festival, the world’s largest drawing festival, is intended to get people drawing because drawing can be a tool for wellbeing, thought, creativity and social and cultural engagement. Drawing materials will be available in the Snite galleries all month long. Grab a drawing board, paper and a pencil, then head into the galleries to sketch.
Snite Sketches is available daily during museum open hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays until 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.

Slow Look
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 you use tools of mindfulness for a guided look at Sébastien Bourdon’s “Pastoral Landscape with a Flock of Sheep and an Ox-Cart.”
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art 


“Da 5 Bloods” (2020)
The second installment in the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study’s Resilience Film Series will feature director Spike Lee’s film “Da 5 Bloods,” followed by a panel discussion with Mary Frances Phillips, NDIAS Faculty Fellow; Father Aaron Michka, former NDIAS Fellow; and Peter Cajka, assistant teaching professor and director of undergraduate studies, American studies. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Another Round” (Denmark, 2020)
Winner of the Academy Award for Best International Feature, this film follows four upper secondary school teachers who embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their blood will help them find greater freedom and happiness. McWell Tix are available for Friday’s and Saturday’s screenings. ND student $4. Fac/Staff $6.
Thursday, Oct. 14; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (free but ticketed, courtesy of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies)
Friday, Oct. 15; 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16; 7 p.m. 


Schola Musicorum 55
A concert of Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets and early organ music. The chants, taken from various medieval sources, are some of the most famous in the Gregorian chant corpus. Motets by Cristóbal de Morales, Tomás Luis de Victoria and William Byrd. Organ music by Girolamo Frescobaldi and Dieterich Buxtehude. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Free for ND students and fac/staff with netID. Must be logged in for special pricing.
Tuesday, Oct. 12; 9 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

ND Music Festival
Enjoy a night of music performed by some of your favorite student performing art clubs. Admission is free with NDID and students can enter through Gate E starting at 6:30 p.m. Also, don’t miss out on free food from some amazing food trucks.
Postponed from last week due to inclement weather. Now Thursday, Oct. 14; 7 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium 

Thursday, Oct. 14; 9 to 11 p.m. on Library Lawn

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Fall Break Building Hours
Find hours for services and branches at During fall break, the Hesburgh Library will be open:
Sunday, Oct. 17; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday to Friday, Oct. 18-22; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Deadlines or Registrations

“Show Some Skin” Call for Stories
“Show Some Skin” gives voice to unspoken stories about identity and difference. Anonymous submissions about individuals’ experiences are respectfully presented by combining the arts of personal storytelling and performance. Share your story at this link.
Accepting submissions until Friday, Oct. 15.

Time-Out for Tech: What’s New in Google?
 Google apps are used every day on campus, and Google is constantly adding new features to make them even better. Join this session to learn about the latest updates that may make your work life easier. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, Oct. 20; 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Conference: “Strong A(s) F(eminist)”
The goal of this University-sponsored conference is to address issues relating to the role of gender in sports using a diversity of voices and range of disciplines through “Strong A(s) F(eminist)” flash talks and the “Reclaiming Physical Culture” interactive installment.
Monday, Oct. 25; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the McKenna Conference Center and the weight room of the Joyce Center (use Gate 4 to enter)
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries Workshops:

Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Tuesday, Oct. 12; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library 

Archival Research Lab II: Inside the Archive
The second of a two-session workshop, providing an introduction to advanced archival research. In part two, you will “enter the archive,” completing the registration process and handling and examining different archival materials and formats. Note: Students may attend one or both sessions.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 10 to 11:15 a.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections (Room 103), Hesburgh Library 

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Intro to Github and Markdown
Learn the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in its preferred plain-text format, Markdown.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

How to Make a Book
This hands-on workshop will teach attendees how to bind books using different techniques.
Friday, Oct. 15; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Creating Impactful Presentations
This workshop will help you gain the skills to create impactful slide decks for professional presentations.
Friday, Oct. 15; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom


Emotional Intelligence via Zoom
The Emotional Intelligence workshop helps participants develop robust relationships, solve problems using both logic and feelings, maintain an optimistic and positive outlook, cultivate flexibility in stressful situations, help others express their needs, respond to difficult people and situations calmly and thoughtfully, and respond with grace and optimism. Enroll now through Endeavor.
Tuesday, Oct. 12; 9 to 11 a.m. via Zoom 

2021 Shaheen 3MT Final Competition
Come and support your peers as they compete in this year’s competition explaining their research in less than three minutes. Audience members will get to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Workshop — “HyperDocs: Designing the Digital Learning Space for Students”
In this workshop, look at the HyperDocs trend in education, review different tech tools for designing and sharing HyperDocs with students and examine how to use a HyperDoc in a learning management system like Canvas.
Friday, Oct. 15; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Mental Health First Aid
(For managers/supervisors.) Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance abuse issues. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, MHFA helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.
Tuesday, Oct. 19; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the private dining rooms, Morris Inn 


OIT 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: Basic Layers and Text, Monday, Oct. 18; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Contact Lists and Embedded Data, Tuesday, Oct. 19; 9 to 11 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features, Tuesday, Oct. 19; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Thursday, Oct. 21; 9 to 11 a.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Thursday, Oct. 21; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Roadmap for a Green Energy Future”
Today, amid widespread coverage of the threats posed by climate change, the world still relies on fossil fuels to meet much of its energy needs. What would a roadmap to a greener future — one that is both just and sustainable — look like? Bill Hederman, a champion for green energy innovation, will deliver this distinguished lecture. Save the date to attend in person. Register to attend via Zoom.
Monday, Oct. 11; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom

Lecture — “Common Good Originalism: The Path Forward?”
This lecture features Josh Hammer, opinion editor at Newsweek. Hammer advocates for common good originalism, a jurisprudential framework in which interpreters of legal texts prioritize certain substantive ideals of natural justice and human flourishing. Q&A to follow. Co-sponsored by the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.
Monday, Oct. 11; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom (Room 1170), Eck Hall of Law 

Talk: “Enduring Humanitarianism in the Palestinian Territories”
Featuring Sa’ed Atshan, acting associate professor of anthropology, Emory University. This
talk will examine the enduring nature of Western aid to Palestine and how Palestinians endure their lives as humanitarian subjects. This reveals the paradoxes of humanitarianism in both facilitating and subverting colonial processes.
Tuesday, Oct. 12; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies 

Talk: “Historical and Cultural Challenges of Nation-Building Projects in Angola and Mozambique”
Join the conversation about Angola and Mozambique sponsored by the Department for Romance Languages and Literatures and the Teaching Beyond the Classroom grant.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Clashing Paradigms in the Age of Emergency: Europe’s Mediating Role in Democracy, Human Rights and the Authoritarian Challenge to International Law”
Diane A. Desierto holds a joint appointment in the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Notre Dame Law School, where she is professor of law and LLM faculty director. Complimentary lunch will be available 30 minutes prior to the lecture while supplies last.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room (Room 1050), Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Traditional Dance and Modern Music in Tanzania
Today, Tanzania is host to a vibrant music scene. Tanzanian musicians express themselves with a wide range of genres from traditional music and dance of ethnic groups, to newer genres like Bongo Flava. In this cultural conversation, FLTA Clement Kigelulye will share this cultural phenomenon.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series — “Building Good Neighbors: Experiential Learning Locally and Abroad”
This presentation will explore how experiential and community-engaged learning, coupled with guided reflection, can have incredible power in advancing cultural empathy and cultural competency to make students better scholars, collaborators, business people and, most importantly, better neighbors to Mexican friends, neighbors and coworkers.
Thursday, Oct. 14; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom 

The Accomplice Project: Physical Launch
Join the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies for the physical launch of Accomplice, a student-led project supported by Kroc’s Mediation Program. The event will bring together the Notre Dame community in discussion around institutional change that is needed to decolonize Notre Dame.
Thursday, Oct. 14; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Presentation — “Lead Free by Three: Lead Poisoning Prevention in St. Joseph County”
The Eck Institute for Global Health collaborates with the St. Joseph County Department of Health to facilitate research and support programs that improve the well-being of residents in and around the county while providing extensive practical experience for master’s-level ND graduates. Juan Esteban Baus will discuss his work on lead poisoning prevention.
Thursday, Oct. 14; 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls (Zoom link also available) 

Engaged Learning Forum — “The Just Wage Initiative: Enlisting Stakeholders in Search of the Common Good at Work”
What makes any given wage just or unjust? That’s the question a group of scholars and students at Notre Dame set out to answer. They’ve come up with a new Just Wage framework and online tool that promotes discernment and dialogue across the economic spectrum in the hopes of fostering a fairer, more inclusive economy. Join in person or via Zoom.
Friday, Oct. 15; 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall (also via Zoom) 

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Joyce Parking Lot Closure to Affect Faculty, Staff and Student Parking
The Joyce Parking Lot closed at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, and will re-open at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, for the All Schools Mass, which will be held for local Catholic schools at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The drive directly in front of the Joyce Center is closed and there is no through-traffic allowed into the Joyce Lot. Alternate parking due to this closure is in the Compton and Innovation Park Lots for students and faculty/staff. The campus shuttle from the Bulla Faculty/Staff Lot to the Snite Museum is still available. Any vehicles parked in the Joyce Lot at the time of closure will be towed. For any questions, please contact Thomas Kauble in Parking Services at Review the aerial map for more details.

Social Gatherings

Cocktail with a Curator
Join in a program toasting amazing works of art with deliciously themed cocktails. This month, spend time with Joseph Becherer, museum director and curator of sculpture, looking closely at several of Jim Dine’s “Pinnochio” works and then socialize with friends while enjoying cocktails created by Rohr’s bartenders. Must be 21 or older to attend. $10 per person; free for members.
Thursday, Oct. 14; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table (ECT — formerly English Language Table) is a bi-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. It’s free and open to anyone at Notre Dame.
Friday, Oct. 15; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Picking
The Young Singles Community of Notre Dame (YSC) is a social group for Notre Dame faculty and professional staff who are unmarried and under 50. Join in for the corn maze starting at 2 p.m., followed by pumpkin picking. Tickets for the corn maze can be purchased online ($13.95) or in person ($15.95). Tickets are non-refundable. The number of people inside the corn maze is limited to 150. If you purchase tickets online, please select tickets for 2 p.m.
Please click here to be added to YSC email list and submit questions. Saturday, Oct. 16; 2 to 5 p.m. at Thistleberry Farm, 61391 Mayflower Road, South Bend

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Quiz Extensions in Sakai
Sakai’s Tests & Quizzes tool has an easy way for instructors to allow quiz access for students who missed class. In one screen, instructors can set up different dates or time frames for individual students or groups.

Canvas Lunch and Learn Covers Peer Reviews
Instructional designer and current Moreau instructor Crystal DeJaegher will highlight the application of peer review as a method of assessment and demonstrate how to accomplish that in Canvas. There will be lunch and limited seating, so RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Thursday, Oct. 14; noon to 1 p.m. at the Martin Media Center, Corbett Family Hall

Open Office Hours with Provost Miranda
Provost Marie Lynn Miranda regularly holds open office hours to meet and get to know members of the Notre Dame community. These office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointments needed, and you can come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Sorin Room, LaFortune Student Center

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.