TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (October 25)



For the Week of October 25

Arts and Performances


Spotlight Exhibit — The Ferrell Manuscripts
Six medieval manuscripts donated to Notre Dame in 2017 by James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell have significantly augmented the University’s collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts. These items are on display in Hesburgh Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections, and we welcome you to stop by to view the exhibit.
Monday, Oct. 18; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 102 Hesburgh Library, Rare Books & Special Collections
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Documentary — “Unguarded: Exploring an Alternative to Traditional Prisons”
Join the Kellogg Institute for this screening of the award-winning documentary and a conversation afterward with the film’s director, producer and additional commentators. This powerful film takes us inside the walls of a revolutionary Brazilian prison system centered on the full recovery and rehabilitation of the person. Free, but ticketed.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Les Misérables” (France, 2019)
First-time director Ladj Ly captures the haute tension in the Parisian district of Montfermeil. While not an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel, the setting matches key events and trains its eye on the mistreatment of the poor and marginalized, here largely those within the African diaspora who face the brunt of violence once it erupts. Nanovic Faculty Fellow Olivier Morel from the Departments of Film, Television and Theatre and Romance Languages and Literatures will provide an introduction. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute Film Series. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Oct. 28; 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 

“Terror Train” (1980)
When a nerd receives a high dosage of trauma courtesy of some fratty jerks, his only recourse is to crash a costume party on a train on New Year’s Eve, and, in turn, ferociously kill in the name of revenge while adopting the costume of each person he mutilates. Students: $4. Fac/Staff: $6.
Friday, Oct. 29; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Masterclass with Libor Ondras
Trained in Moscow and a recent visiting professor at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland, Libor Ondras will be at Notre Dame to share his unique perspective as violist, violinist and conductor.  
Monday, Oct. 25; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

The Oedipus Project Watch Party
Come watch the Oedipus Project’s acclaimed actors reading scenes from Sophocles’ “Oedipus The King,” a timeless story about leadership, accountability and the challenges faced by citizens and elected officials during pandemics and plagues. Hosted by Graduate Student Government. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Screenings and Panel Discussion — “Please Look: A Cinematic Opera Experience”
Opera Notre Dame presents this series of five short films featuring recontextualized excerpts from the work of the so-called American Minimalist School. This innovative project presents the viewer with an immersive and evocative lyric theater experience from voice majors in the Department of Music and Sacred Music at Notre Dame. Free but ticketed.
Friday, Oct. 29; 6:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Oct. 31; 3 p.m.

ND Glee Club Fall Concert
Included in the program are new sacred works by Rosphanye Powell and Brian Scully, Catholic and Russian Orthodox works and a wide variety of American musical styles including work songs, hymns, spirituals, show tunes and close harmony. ND students: Free. Fac/Staff: $6.
Friday, Oct. 29; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Jonathan Hehn 10, organ
Jonathan Hehn, O.S.L., class of 2010, is a musician and liturgist currently serving the University. Hehn has won prizes in both regional and national competitions in organ performance. He is a brother in the Order of Saint Luke, a religious order committed to sacramental renewal and liturgical scholarship. Free, no tickets needed.
Sunday, Oct. 31; 8 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Café de Grasta is Temporarily Closed
Café de Grasta will temporarily close beginning Monday, Oct. 25. The de Grasta team will assist in other critical campus services. Please visit for a list of additional Campus Dining options.

Deadlines or Registrations

Call for Lightning Talk Proposals: GIS Day at ND
GIS Day at Notre Dame is a symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 17, that combines workshops, presentations and more to demonstrate the power of geospatial technologies. Share how GIS contributes to your real-world research and community-based projects that make a difference in our community and around the world. Submit a short abstract with title and all ​author affiliations to by Monday, Nov. 1.

Time-Out for Tech — Google Sheets: The Ultimate Vlookup
Take your Google Sheets lookup skills to the next level. Learn to build the ultimate VLOOKUP function. It doesn’t require ordered data, it returns as many pieces of information as you’d like and it expands automatically to accommodate new rows. What more could you ask for? Register here. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Panel Discussions — “The 20th Anniversary of September 11: Chaos or Community?”
Can peoples and nations find ways to forge a more cooperative global community? Or will the world descend into further chaos? Join the Keough School and its Ansari Institute for the final policy conversation in this series, which explores changing the climate of conflict that has persisted since Sept. 11. Register to attend virtually or register to attend in person.
Wednesday, Nov. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom webinar

Faculty Mini-Retreat — “Sojourns in the Parallel World: The Contemplative Life and Ecological Awareness”
This retreat-workshop explores the powerful resonances between traditions of environmental writing in the United States and themes from the Christian contemplative tradition. Focus will be on the desert traditions of Christianity’s first centuries and the contemplative spirituality it nourished. Register by Nov. 1. Lunch included.
Friday, Nov. 5; 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Corby Hall

Documentary — “A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps” (2019)
Join the Pulte Institute for Global Development to celebrate the Peace Corps and its connection to Notre Dame during a special viewing of this documentary. Register by Thursday, Nov. 4.
Friday, Nov. 5; 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Open Enrollment
Most of your benefit selections will roll forward. If you want to change any benefit selections for 2022, you must complete online enrollment by Friday, Nov. 5.

Deals and Discounts

Engineering Apparel Sales
Calling all engineers! The ND Engineering apparel online store is now open. Stock up on new ND Engineering T-shirts, sweatshirts, Under Armour gear and more. NDSEED fundraises through apparel sales to finance its annual bridge project. Past bridges have connected more than 1,000 people to education, health care and markets. 
Buy in person Friday, Oct. 29; 1 to 4 p.m. at the lobby tables by Modern Market, Duncan Student Center

Educational and Research Opportunities

New Platform for Online Access to Library and Museum Holdings
The Hesburgh Libraries and Snite Museum of Art have launched Marble (museums, archives, rare books and libraries exploration) — an online teaching and research tool that lets users browse, view and download digitized material from the Snite Museum, Rare Books & Special Collections and the University Archives. Explore this new resource at

Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Monday, Oct. 25; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

R 101
This introduction to R is designed for participants with no programming experience.
Monday, Oct. 25; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Multipliers by Franklin Covey
(For managers/supervisors.) The best leaders are multipliers who bring out the capabilities in others. Based on the book “Multipliers” by Liz Wiseman, discover how to become a multiplier and deliver higher performance by accessing and growing the capabilities of the people around you. Please register via
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall  

Enrollment Assistance Sessions
If you require assistance with enrolling in your benefits, visit one of our enrollment assistance sessions.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 10 to 11 a.m. in Mason Support Center
Thursday, Oct. 28; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Mason Support Center
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 7 to 8 a.m. in Mason Support Center
Friday, Nov. 5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room South W106, Duncan Student Center

Extracting the Who, What and When from a Text
Learn how to use a tool to extract information from any plain text file.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Falling In “Like” With Change
Retired Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Eric Shinseki stated, “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” Most of us don’t like change, but the reality is that change is constant, and it can be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. Participants will identify the stages of change, explore stress reduction techniques and more. Please register via
Thursday, Oct. 28; 9 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall

Canvas Lunch and Learn Covers Peer Review
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. 26. (Rescheduled from Oct. 14.)
Thursday, Oct. 28; noon to 1 p.m. in the Martin Media Center, Corbett Family Hall

How to Write in a Book
This workshop demonstrates techniques for writing in books for the purpose of active reading.
Thursday, Oct. 28; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

EAP Workshop: Editing and Revising Academic Writing
Do you ever feel frustrated with the editing and revising process of writing? If the answer is yes, join the CSLC to discuss a plan of action on how to edit and revise your academic writing. Participants will analyze a strategy for word flow and will practice how to avoid wordiness. Registration required via link.
Friday, Oct. 29; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Creating Your Professional Website with WordPress
Learn how to design and build your own website using WordPress.
Friday, Oct. 29; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

EdTalk: Fostering Reading in Lower Foreign Language Classrooms
How can instructors promote reading of authentic texts in lower-level language classes? This presentation by Tiziana Serafini will tackle this challenging question, and will focus on reading strategies for beginners, as well as a reading project that was carried out in Italian 101 and 102.
Friday, Oct. 29; 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. via Zoom

The Art of Risk Taking
This high-energy, interactive leadership and professional development workshop will assist you with taking smart risks that are consistent with your values. Participants will learn strategies to help develop resiliency through mindset exercises to handle fear, failure, rejection and criticism. Please register via
Thursday, Nov. 4; 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.
∙ DEMO: Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Data & Analysis, Tuesday, Nov. 2; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Data Governance Boot Camp, Wednesday, Nov. 3; 10 a.m. to noon
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: Macros Introduction, Wednesday, Nov. 3; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Touching Up Your Photos, Thursday, Nov. 4; 9 to 10 a.m. 
∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Thursday, Nov. 4; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Livestream the Academic Convocation Honoring the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
The University is honored to welcome to campus His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide and courageous champion of environmental stewardship, migrants and religious liberty. Join President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as he bestows an honorary degree on the ecumenical patriarch, who will in turn offer an address about environmental stewardship. The convocation begins at 5:15 p.m. Thursday. You can watch the livestream here. Following the convocation at 6:45 p.m. all are welcome at the Grotto, where Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will offer a blessing to those gathered.

Catholic Mass in Swahili
Join the celebration of 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. The officiant is Rev. Frank Murphy, C.S.C.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Siegfried Hall Chapel

ACE Night 2021
You are made for greatness (as are our students)! Catholic schools need teachers with the talent, imagination and zeal worthy of the children they serve. Join the ACE community to learn more about how you can grow professionally, personally and spiritually as an ACE teacher. Chick-fil-A and FJ’s famous cookies will be served.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in Remick Commons, Visitation Hall

Health and Recreation

Free Flu Vaccines for Regular Part-time and Full-time Faculty/Staff, Enrolled Spouses and Dependents
Appointments must be made to participate in this year’s Flu Vaccine Blitz. All faculty, staff and spouses must have their own unique appointments and will be asked to show their appointment QR code on their phone upon arrival. Review more information and schedule an appointment.
Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 25 through 27; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stepan Center

Register for Hot Spot Tournament
Show off your basketball skills at the intramurals Hot Spot Tournament!
The registration window is open from 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, through 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27

FREE RecSports Group Fitness and F.A.S.T. Classes, Oct. 25-31
It’s no trick, it’s our treat! Try a class and see if you like it. Class size is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. View the schedules here.
Monday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 31

Semester-Long Fitness Classes, Nov. 1 through Dec. 7
Looking to finish the semester strong? Go to RecSports’ Semester Registration schedule and you’ll only need to register one time for a spot in that particular class for the remainder of the semester (Nov. 1-Dec. 7). Click here for more information.  
Registration for the Semester Registration schedule opens at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

New RecSports Instructional Series
RecSports is offering another round of instructional series including new sport series, dance and self-defense (RAD) classes. View the schedules and sign up here
Registration began Thursday, Oct. 21, via RecRegister and is ongoing until classes are full.

Bake Puerto Rican Treats with Chef Sinai
Gather your friends and family for a fun and tasty baking class from the comfort of your home. AdelanteND member and Executive Pastry Chef Sinai Vespie will teach step-by-step how to make three Puerto Rican classic treats: flan, quesitos and pastelillos de guayaba. Free, and voluntary monetary donations to support local Latinx organization La Casa de Amistad are welcome. Register for the Zoom link.
Saturday, Oct. 30; 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. virtually

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “Human Flourishing and Everyday Vitality”
Virtues & Vocations, a national forum hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, is offering monthly webinars that will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. Co-sponsoring Center for Social Concerns welcomes Dr.  Samantha Boardman, author of “Everyday Vitality.”
Monday, Oct. 25; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Conference: “Strong A(s) F(eminist)”
The goal of this University-hosted 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.

Conversation — “Prioritizing Afghan Voices: How the International Community Can Assist Afghanistan”
What do the Afghan people want? What are their most pressing needs? Join the timely conversation and hear insights on how the international community can help meet the needs of the Afghan people and address the dilemmas related to engaging with the Taliban government. Presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs. RSVP to attend via Zoom. RSVP to attend in person at the Keough School Washington Office.
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Washington Office and via Zoom webinar

Virtual Lecture: “The President Who Would Not Be King”
Michael W. McConnell, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his new book “The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution.” 
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. virtually

Talk: “Contentious Religious Encounters in Colonial Mali”
This talk by Benjamin Soares, the director of the Center for Global Islamic Studies, University of Florida, will consider the complex history of Muslim-Christian encounters in colonial Mali, using the case of African colonial subjects and the White Fathers to illustrate how different religions and Muslims and Christians have been mutually imbricated over time.
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Presentation — “Language in Motion: Making Languages and Cultures Visible”
Language in Motion enables participating college students and institutions to serve their local communities by expanding and enriching K-16 language and culture teaching. This presentation will discuss how this highly adaptable educational outreach program offers college students a rewarding and fun opportunity to improve language skills.
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Discussion: “How Changing Cooling Can Help Stop Warming our Planet”
The EPA recently adopted a new regulation to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons, potent greenhouse gases that are commonly found in refrigerators, air conditioners and other applications. Avipsa Mahapatra, climate campaign lead at the Environmental Investigation Agency, will discuss the opportunities associated with decarbonizing our cooling.
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 116, DeBartolo Hall

Lecture — “Strengthening Communication Among Nuclear Weapons States in a Time of Crisis: Beyond Hot Lines”
Francesca Giovannini is the executive director of the Harvard Belfer’s Initiative on Managing the Atom and the research director of the Nuclear Deterrence Research Network funded by the MacArthur Foundation. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room B101, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Designer Talk: Sean Ellis
Join the Department of Art, Art History and Design for a lecture by MFA walkthrough critic Sean Ellis, an award-winning designer and typographer who has designed for Jack Daniels, Heineken, Samsung and 7-Eleven.
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 200, Riley Hall

Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society Fall Symposium
Share in an afternoon imagining research, education and translational opportunities at the interface of data science and society, developing and channeling fundamental advances in data science to be a “force for the good” in the world. All guests must register.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; noon to 6 p.m. on the second floor of McKenna Hall

Talk: “The Popes as Guardians of Human Dignity” with Cardinal Gerhard Müller
Cardinal Gerhard Müller is the former prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. He will speak on the pope’s role in protecting human dignity as part of his tour promoting his new book, “The Pope: His Mission and His Task.” Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the event. Review the poster for more information.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Artist Talk: Alisa Henriquez
Join the Department of Art, Art History and Design for a lecture by MFA walkthrough critic Alisa Henriquez. Her work is currently on view in the AAHD Gallery until Saturday, Nov. 13. The talk will occur before MFA Open Studios.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 9 to 10 a.m. in Room 201, Riley Hall

Virtual Flash Panel: “The German Elections Four Weeks Later”
Scholars and experts weigh in on the close results and the future impact of the German federal elections that took place on Sept. 26.  What does this outcome mean for Germany and for Europe? Register online to participate.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

George B. Craig Jr. Memorial Lecture — “Kill the Messenger: Developing mosquitocidal vaccines and drugs to control mosquito-borne diseases”
Brian Foy, ND ’94, is a professor and member of the Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases at Colorado State University. Foy has helped pioneer studies designed to target mosquito vectors through their bloodmeals as a way to disrupt mosquito-borne pathogen transmission and reduce disease. Register to attend in person or virtually.
Thursday, Oct. 28; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 206, McKenna Hall, or virtually

Webinar — “Reparations + Abolition = Reparationists: The Abolitionists of Our Time”
Featuring David Ragland, co-executive director for reparations, culture and organizing, The Truth Telling Project. This lecture will explore the concept of reparationists, individuals who engage in the spiritual journey to uproot white supremacy externally and internally while working toward full reparations and abolition-democracy.
Thursday, Oct. 28; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Nanovic Institute Strategic Plan Launch and Reception
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies will present its 2021-2026 strategic plan, “Engaging Big Questions and ‘Peripheries’ in Europe,” with a panel discussion followed by a reception. In-person event with optional virtual attendance for the presentation.
Thursday, Oct. 28; 3 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture — “The Reconstruction Amendments: America’s Rights Revolution”
This lecture by Laura F. Edwards, professor at Princeton University, is the keynote event for the Notre Dame Law Review’s annual symposium, this year titled “Constitutional Reconstruction: History and the Meaning of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.”
Thursday, Oct. 28; 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom at Eck Hall of Law, Notre Dame Law School

Book Talk and Signing: “Every Deep-Drawn Breath”
Join Dr. Wes Ely for a discussion of his book “Every Deep-Drawn Breath: A Critical Care Doctor on Healing, Recovery and Transforming Medicine in the ICU.”
Thursday, Oct. 28; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor reading room, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Fall Undergraduate Research Fair (FURF)
Are you in the College of Science or have a related major, and you want to know why you should do undergraduate research? Come to FURF to find out. Learn about the research others have done and stay to chat with staff from different centers and institutes about their research opportunities. Open to students, faculty and staff.
Thursday, Oct. 28; 6 to 9 p.m. in the Galleria, Jordan Hall of Science

Global Health Career Talk — “My Wild Adventures in Science: From A(nopheles) to Z(ika)”
From humble beginnings studying mosquitoes in Galvin Hall and on the cold bogs at UNDERC, Colorado State University Professor Brian Foy, class of ’94, has gone on to study malaria and arboviral diseases and lead clinical trials in West Africa. In this journey, he managed to get infected with Zika virus and made a key discovery. This is a story about science, sex and serendipity.
Friday, Oct. 29; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center

Lecture: “Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World”
“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, Claire Jean Kim, professor of political science at University of California Irvine, explores anti-Asian racism. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Oct. 29; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters — “Looking Back to Move Forward: The 1975 Voting Rights Act and Its Relevance to Today”
Who can vote, how much their vote will count and the implications for who wins and who loses have long been issues in American politics. What implications does the nation’s past regarding voting rights have for debates about voter suppression today? Luis Fraga, the Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science, will present.
Friday, Oct. 29; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall of Music

Dean’s Speaker Series: Fireside Chat with Muffet McGraw
Muffet McGraw, former head coach of the University’s women’s basketball team for 33 seasons, will be the featured speaker for the Mendoza College of Business Dean’s Speaker Series.
Friday, Oct. 29; 1 to 2 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Saturdays with the Saints: St. Julian of Norwich
Professor Cyril O’Regan discusses “Julian of Norwich: Prodigal Healing and the Prodigious Mercy of God.” Saturdays with the Saints is a Notre Dame football gameday lecture series that combines the University’s rich traditions of Catholic faith and spirited game days.
Saturday, Oct. 30; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Science Exploration Series: Phosphorous, Food and Our Future
Did you know that during your lifetime you’ll consume more than 75 pounds of phosphorus in your food and drink, and use it to build not only your bones but also your DNA?  Learn from National Academy of Sciences Member James Elser, class of ’91, how this fascinating element is a driver of both the Green Revolution and of widespread water pollution.
Saturday, Oct. 30; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Social Gatherings

Japanese Language Table
The Japanese Language Table is an excellent way to practice your Japanese language skills outside of the classroom. Learn about the culture in an informal setting where you can gain confidence in your use of Japanese.
Monday, Oct. 25; 6 to 7 p.m. in Hagerty Café, Duncan Student Center

Hindi Language and Culture: Cinematic Adaptations Across the Hindi World
Did you know that more movies are produced in India yearly than any other country in the world? Learn about the unique aspect of cinematic adaptations across the Bollywood landscape. In this cultural conversation, FLTA Amrita Sharma will share how Bollywood remakes movies for the Hindi culture.
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

MFA Open Studios
Join in an opportunity to explore the University’s graduate programs in ceramics, industrial design, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and visual communication design. Talk with faculty and current graduate students, meet visiting prospective graduate students and tour Riley Hall.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Riley Hall

Fall Family Night in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park
Join a frighteningly fun family evening filled with more treats than tricks outside. Enjoy art-making activities and trick-or-treating throughout the park as well as learn from an educator about creatures who call the park home. Admission is free but tickets are required.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Russian Language Table
In the Russian language tables, sponsored by the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, you can practice Russian in a conversational way while learning about the culture by playing games and learning songs. Russian FLTA Sabina Iusupova will bring Russia to Notre Dame in these community gatherings.
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 5 to 6 p.m. in Decio Hall

Football Fridays at the Eck
Get ready for game day by joining the Alumni Association for a day of live music, student group performances, interviews with ND celebrities, tailgate food and more. Special guests include the ND cheerleaders and leprechaun, the ND Pom Squad, TroopND and more.
Friday, Oct. 29; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center

Aya marq’ay Raymi, Mast’aku: A Bolivian Festival
The Mast’aku are altars set up in public buildings and family homes through Bolivia for the Todos Santos festival in Bolivia. In this cultural conversation, you will learn about building a mast’aku and the Catholic traditions surrounding this ritual during the Feast of All Souls.
Friday, Oct. 29; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing for Local Calls Begins
Beginning Monday, Oct. 25, you must use 10-digit dialing (area code plus phone number) when making local calls in the 219 or 574 area code. Calls will no longer go through without dialing the area code first.
When making outside local calls from an ND phone, dial 8, 1 and the area code — just like making a long-distance call. Any speed dial numbers programmed on your VoIP phone must be changed too.

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Allow Students to Review Each Other’s Work in Sakai
There are many benefits to having students evaluate each other’s work. Sakai’s 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.

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.