TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (October 31)



For the Week of October 31

University Campaigns and Initiatives

Fall Staff Town Hall Meetings
University staff members are invited to attend the Fall Staff Town Hall, which will be held in person on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2. Executive Vice President Shannon Cullinan will be joined by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Provost John McGreevy, and Vice President for Human Resources Heather Christophersen to share updates. Please plan to attend the session designated for your division. You are welcome to attend another meeting if you have a conflict with your assigned time. Note some divisions are listed multiple times to accommodate different shifts. See the schedule here.


Open Enrollment Ends Friday, Nov. 4
This year’s Open Enrollment is active. Benefit selections will not roll forward. You must complete online enrollment by the Friday, Nov. 4, deadline to receive benefits in 2023.   

Arts and Performances


Artist Talk and Exhibit with Vladimir Cybil Charlier
Guest artist Vladimir Cybil Charlier will discuss her exhibit on display at the Institute for Latino Studies’ Galería América @ ND on the third floor of Bond Hall. The exhibit titled “Pantéon, When the Saints Go Marching!” conflates archetypes of Afro-Caribbean deities with present-day Pan-African icons like Bob Marley, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Frida Kahlo.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 104, Bond Hall

Curator-led Tour of “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 campus celebrations. This exhibit presents a selection of materials from Notre Dame Archives that records the journey toward coeducation.
Friday, Nov. 4; 3 to 4 p.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library
The exhibit continues until Friday, Dec. 16, and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


“Far from Poland” (1984)
When denied a visa to Poland, filmmaker Jill Godmilow needed to find a workaround to tell the compelling, useful story of how workers banded together to declare and enforce their rights. Instead, she made a feature-length apology for not making her original film. The result is a deft dismemberment of the myth of documentary truth. Faculty/Staff: $6. Free for ND, SMC, HC and IUSB students. 110 minutes.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 8 to 9:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Metamorphosis of Birds” (2020)
A feature-length hybrid creative documentary about the family history, longing and loss of Portuguese director Catarina Vasconcelos. This generational saga — richly shot on 16mm film — is told in shards of memory and voiceover. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Part of the Nanovic Institute Film Series: New Political Realities in Europe. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“God’s Creatures” (2022)
In a windswept Irish fishing village, a mother (Emily Watson) is torn between protecting her beloved son (Paul Mescal) and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic. Faculty/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Nov. 3; 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Nov. 4; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6; 4 p.m.

“The Muppets” (2011)
A greedy businessman wants to tear down Muppet Studios to drill for oil. To give him his comeuppance, the original Muppets (plus some new friends) will need to mend old rifts and get the gang back together to save their studios. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Nov. 6; 1 to 2:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Book Launch and Reading: “The Islands: Stories” by Dionne Irving
The Creative Writing Series invites you to Dionne Irving’s book launch.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Decio 232 (English Commons)

ND Glee Club Fall Concert
The wide-ranging program will span from medieval organum to rock and jazz arrangements, with classical works by Gabrieli, Schubert and Mendelssohn and contemporary classics by Hoagy Carmichael, Phil Collins, Sting and others. Faculty/Staff: $8. Free for students.
Friday, Nov. 4; 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus
Join the U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus as they tell the story of America’s Army. Together, they offer one of the most diverse programs by any concert ensemble, featuring marches and patriotic favorites, orchestral masterworks, new works for band, a cappella vocal arrangements, Broadway musicals, opera and much more. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Nov. 6; 4 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Registration Open for the 2023 CST Conference
The Justice Sown in Peace conference will examine justice issues central to our time, hosting global scholars working to expand the Catholic social tradition through intellectual, artistic and social engagement. Registration to attend is open online.
Thursday through Saturday, March 23-25, on campus

Educational and Research Opportunities

Time-Out for Tech: “Using Google Sheets with Qualtrics”
Did you know that you can have data collected in your Qualtrics form automatically exported to a Google Sheet? This session will show how to set it up so you can view your data quickly and easily. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 10 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate and facilitate the use of a free Java-based program called Tika to prepare text files for text mining. Participants will install Tika and learn how to use it to convert just about any file into plain text. Afterward, participants can use a myriad of text mining services available on the internet.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Telling Your Spatial Story with ArcGIS Story Maps
This workshop will introduce you to ArcGIS StoryMaps, a platform designed to display and interpret spatial data in a web browser. Participants will learn how to utilize data, text and other media to communicate your research in ArcGIS StoryMaps and apply data visualization principles to create effective online presentations.
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library
How to Write in a Book
This workshop illustrates and demonstrates a technique for writing in books for the purposes of “active reading.” Through an active reading process — writing in books — one can review, retain and comprehend so much more even with a single pass over a text.
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library 

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.
∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, Nov. 8; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Reports Demo, Thursday, Nov. 10; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Research Opportunity:

Opportunity to Participate in Psychology Research
Let’s normalize talking about suicide. The TIME project is looking for local volunteers. The project is a new study looking at how daily smartphone use may impact mental health including a possible increased risk of suicide. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Review the flyer for details. Please email if you are interested.
Open the entire semester through 2024, starting Monday, Nov. 1; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the ASSIST Lab

Faith and Service

All Saints Day Masses
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 11:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

All Souls Day Mass
Prayers will be said for the deceased members of the Notre Dame family.
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 9 to 10 a.m. in All Souls Chapel, Cedar Grove Cemetery

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. The officiant is Rev. Aaron Michka, C.S.C. For more information or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Eva Hoeckner (
Sunday, Nov. 6; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Siegfried Hall Chapel

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga
Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski in the galleries to relax and recharge while surrounded by your favorite works from the collection. Mats are provided or you can bring your own. Co-sponsored by RecSports.
Thursday, Nov. 3; 5:30 to 6 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “The Church, the State and the Authority to Coerce”
Professor Thomas Pink of King’s College London writes on the freedom of the will, on ethics and political philosophy and on the history of these subjects. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, the Notre Dame Law School and the Program on Church, State and Society.
Monday, Oct. 31; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

“The Interconnectedness of Peace and Nature Conservation”: A Global Policy Conversation
Today, 70 percent of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries are at high risk of climate-related conflict. How can we better combine efforts to protect nature and build peace? Join the conversation that will draw on the lessons of Colombia, whose historic peace agreement includes aggressive environmental policies to protect natural resources. Register now.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Keough School of Global Affairs Washington Office, and via Zoom

The Kroc Institute’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Lecture
This year’s distinguished alumna is Valerie Hickey (M.A. ’00), global director for environment, natural resources and the blue economy, World Bank. Hickey’s talk will focus on the ways the triple environmental crises — climate change, nature loss and pollution — are threat multipliers undermining peace and development outcomes.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Max and Emma Lecture Series: “The Power of Transformative Design”
The Department of Art, Art History and Design announces that Kevin Bethune, the founder and chief creative officer of dreams • design + life, is this year’s featured speaker. A book signing will follow the talk.
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 104, Bond Hall

Lecture — “Historic Preservation: The Overlooked Climate Imperative”
The Michael Christopher Duda Center Lecture by Carl Elefante will focus on viewing global climate challenges through the lenses of stewardship and traditional knowledge, the foundational values of historic preservation, as opposed to building our way out of a decarbonized future and over-reliance on technological solutions. More lecture information and Zoom attendance registration link.
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 109), Walsh Family Hall of Architecture

BridgeND Presents: College Democrats vs. College Republicans Debate
Come to an evening of political dialogue as members of College Democrats and College Republicans debate important issues facing our nation. The event is co-sponsored by NDVotes, NDTV and Student Government.
Wednesday, Nov. 2; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Midfield Commons, Duncan Student Center

Talk — “German Power and Russian Energy: Wintering the War in Ukraine”
Wolfgang Mössinger, consul general of Germany in Chicago, has more than 30 years of experience with the German Foreign Office, serving in Senegal, Finland, Russia, Scotland, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to the lecture.
Thursday, Nov. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls (lunch available starting at noon)

The Rev. Joseph Carrier, C.S.C., Science Medal and Lecture
The Rev. Carrier Medal is the most prestigious award presented by the College of Science. The inaugural recipient is Donna Strickland, 2018 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics. Strickland, a professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, will accept the award and present a talk, with a reception to follow.
Thursday, Nov. 3; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

The 2022 Laura Shannon Prize Lecture with Pamela Cheek — “The Literary ‘Me Too’ of the 18th Century: Women’s Writing and the Capital of Virtue”
Pamela L. Cheek, professor of French and comparative literature at the University of New Mexico and author of “Heroines and Local Girls: The Transnational Emergence of Women’s Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century,” will present a lecture and accept the 2022 award in the humanities for Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies.
Thursday, Nov. 3; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Fireside Discussion — “America: A Redemption Story”
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will speak on restoring hope and unity in America. Sponsored by the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, the event will serve as the center’s inaugural Jeanie Poole O’Shaughnessy Memorial Lecture. Scott will engage in conversation with the center’s director, Vincent Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science. No ticket required.
Friday, Nov. 4; 11 a.m. in the Carey Auditorium (first floor), Hesburgh Library, and via livestream. Bags and backpacks will not be permitted.

Signs of the Times — “The Circle: Continuity of Potawatomi Culture and a Path to the Future”
The Signs of the Times series connects campus to community experts around justice topics. The theme for the 2022-23 series is “Leadership in Justice and Hope.” The speaker for this event is Jason Wesaw, Pokagon tribal historic preservation officer.
Friday, Nov. 4; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Launch of Julie Morrissy’s “Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution”
Join a dessert reception to launch this new collection of poems, images, translation and research notes created by Julie Morrissy, postdoctoral research associate at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, while she was poet-in-residence at the National Library of Ireland.
Friday, Nov. 4; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Department of English (Room 232), Decio Commons

Tom Mendoza Presents: A Conversation with Dan Warmenhoven
Join Tom Mendoza for a discussion with Dan Warmenhoven, former chairman and CEO of NetApp, as they talk about culture, career success and insights to forging great companies. See what advice these experienced executives have for students and professionals building their careers. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Nov. 4; 2 to 3 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters: “Of Abandonment and a Storm’s Wake: Puerto Rico, Collective Memory and Speculating Futures”
On home game Fridays, the Ahead of the Game series offers an opportunity for intellectual engagement, sharing the experience in an audience of faculty, students and alumni. This week will feature Xavier Navarro Aquino, assistant professor of English and creative writing.
Friday, Nov. 4; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall (south side of Notre Dame Stadium)

MVP Fridays: “How Do We Cultivate Character for the Common Good?”
Join the Center for Social Concerns on Friday afternoons of home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists and writers on questions of meaning, values and purpose. Anne Snyder, editor of Comment Magazine, will address the connection between character and the common good. Reception to follow.
Friday, Nov. 4; 4 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Science Exploration Series: Women in Science
Join the Notre Dame chapter of the Association of Women in Science to hear a panel discussion describing women’s roles in science at Notre Dame, and learn about research by women in different programs in science.
Saturday, Nov. 5; 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Saturdays with the Saints Lecture
The lecture is presented by Meg Hunter-Kilmer, Catholic author and Sullivan Family Saints Fellow at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. The series focuses on Saints of the Blessed Mother, presented by the McGrath Institute, and is a Notre Dame gameday lecture series that combines the University’s rich traditions of Catholic faith and spirited game days.
Saturday, Nov. 5; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Social Gatherings

Multi-Language Reading Club
Join other language learners in this multi-language reading club. Spend an hour relaxing and reading for fun in the company of others. Bring a foreign language book, magazine or newspaper or read one from the library collection. Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your language literacy!
Monday, Oct. 31; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (second floor), Hesburgh Library

Arabic Language Table
Join FLTA Jinan Abou Ali for some coffee and conversation in Arabic! Contact Jinan for more information.
Monday, Oct. 31; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Día de Muertos Celebration
Join the Institute for Latino Studies’ annual Día de los Muertos celebration where Jenny Padilla, professor of psychology, will present a short lecture on this holiday tradition. Ofrendas (altars) honoring the departed have been created by ND students, faculty and staff. Free tamales, hot chocolate and pan de muerto will be provided.
Tuesday, Nov. 1; 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 315, Bond Hall

Latino Studies Majors/Minors Open House
Join the Institute for Latino Studies to learn more about the Latino studies supplementary major and minor. Come meet, mingle and share a delicious meal with ILS faculty and fellow students.
Thursday, Nov. 3; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 315, Bond Hall

Kyle Cavan Holiday Pop-up: “Cocoa and Customization”
Meet women-owned collegiate jewelry brand Kyle Cavan for complimentary on-site engravings and a build-your-own stack bar while warming up with cocoa provided by the Gilded Bean Café. Plus, enjoy a free, branded gift with purchase for up to 100 customers on Friday, and enter to win the new Golden Dome pendant.
Friday, Nov. 4; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Gilded Bean Café, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore
Saturday, Nov. 5; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Celebration: 30th Anniversary of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies in celebration of 30 years of service at the University. A brief program will begin at 4:15 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4; 4 to 5 p.m. in The Forum (first floor), Nanovic Hall

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Control Which Courses Are on Your Dashboard in Canvas
As you continue to teach using Canvas, the upcoming semester’s course sites may begin to displace this semester’s active sites. Favoriting your active course sites will keep them pinned in place until you’re ready for the new semester.

Also This Week ...

Catering by Three Leaf Express
Let Three Leaf Express cater your next meeting or event in your office space. Choose from great sandwiches, salads, wraps, desserts and more.

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, Nov. 4; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the 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.