TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (October 4)



For the Week of October 4

University Campaigns and Initiatives

Flu Vaccine Blitz
Review more information and schedule an appointment.
Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 4 through 6; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stepan Center
Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 25 through 27; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stepan Center

Arts and Performances


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.
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.

The Big Draw: Figure It Out*
Explore the complexity of the human form during facilitated life drawing sessions in the 18th- and 19th-century galleries. No experience is required. Guidance will be provided by Notre Dame MFA students and all materials will be supplied. *This program is for adults 17 years and over.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 6 to 7 p.m. in the 18th- and 19th-century galleries, Snite Museum of Art


“Sun of the Soil: The Story of Mansa Musa” (2019)
This film follows Malian artist Abdou Ouologuem on a journey to discover the truth behind the legendary African king. Director Joe Penney and writer Ladan Osman will be present to discuss the film with a panel of West African experts. Free but ticketed.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“The Life Ahead” (2020)
Madam Rosa (Sophia Loren) is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust and former sex worker who now looks after children of women in her former field. Her glue within the community is applied to a Senegalese orphan (Ibrahima Gueye) who, in turn, gives her broader perspective on and care during her twilight years. Faculty Fellow Charles Leavitt in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures will introduce the film. Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Annette” (2021)
Celebrity power-couple Henry and Ann, him a stand-up comedian (played by Mishawaka native Adam Driver) and her a world-renowned opera singer (Marion Cotillard), have their lives turned upside down with the birth of their first child — a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny. Fac/Staff: $6. Students $4. McWell Tix available for this film.
Friday, Oct. 8; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Oct. 9; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

The Met/Live in HD: “Boris Godunov” (Mussorgsky)
Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the czar himself, played by Bass René Pape. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version, which runs two  hours and 15 minutes with no intermission. Fac/Staff $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, Oct. 9; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 

“Holy Motors” (2012)
After catching Léos Carax’s most recent film “Annette,” join Monsieur Oscar on a rollicking, soulful journey by limo through the streets of Paris as he chameleons into multiple characters for a series of mysterious “appointments.” Carax’s mirthful, mind-bending masterwork is a ravishing fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting again. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Sunday, Oct. 10; 3 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


ND Music Festival [POSTPONED due to inclement weather]
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.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 7 to 11 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium  now Thursday, Oct. 14; 7 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium

Concert: Sophie Shao, cello, and John Blacklow, piano
The internationally celebrated cellist Sophie Shao joins John Blacklow of Notre Dame's piano faculty in a program of hidden gems, as well as in the widely beloved "Sonata for Cello and Piano" by Frederic Chopin.  
Thursday, Oct. 7; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the LaBar Recital Hall, O'Neill Hall of Music

Concert: Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra
Join the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra for a sampling of Beethoven’s works for his 250th birthday. The program will include the Egmont Overture, the Triple Concerto and movements from Symphonies no. 3, 5, 7 and 8. Get your free tickets at the DPAC website. The concert will start at 8:30 p.m. with a chamber ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m. Free for students. $8 for faculty/staff/general public.
Friday, Oct. 8; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Philbin Fridays
Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre is showcasing the work of a diverse array of student artists in an informal, cabaret-like setting. Free but ticketed.
Friday, Oct. 8; 1 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Concert to Celebrate the Inauguration of Saint Mary’s College President
Katie Conboy will be formally installed as the 14th president of Saint Mary’s College on Saturday, Oct. 9. As members of the tri-campus community, ND faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a concert that evening in her honor. Jazz artist Catherine Russell and her trio will perform one set at 7:30 p.m. You may bring a guest. Free but ticketed event. To reserve tickets, email or call 284-4905.
Saturday, Oct. 9; 7:30 p.m. in the O’Laughlin Auditorium, Saint Mary’s College (Click for a campus map.)

Presenting Series Concert: Risus Quartet
The Risus Quartet is the 2021 Senior String Division Gold Medal Winner and Grand Prize Winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Welcome this rising ensemble when they appear on the Presenting Series as part of Fischoff’s international Double Gold Tour. Fac/Staff: $17. Student: $10.
Sunday, Oct. 10; 4 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall, O’Neill Hall of Music

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

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? Join us for this distinguished lecture with Bill Hederman, a champion for green energy innovation. 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

Workshop: Emotional Intelligence
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.
Thursday, Oct. 14; 9 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

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.

Deals and Discounts

Faculty/Staff Discount on Hockey Season Tickets
Don’t miss out on the excitement of Notre Dame hockey at Compton Family Ice Arena! Faculty and staff receive a 20 percent discount on hockey season tickets. The 20-game home schedule features Boston College and two games with each Big Ten Conference opponent (Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota and Wisconsin). Click on the headline to view schedule. To purchase, call 631-7356.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Race Relations Week
Student Government is excited to host Race Relations Week, with the aim of enhancing cultural competency across the Notre Dame community. Join in this effort by participating in the panels, movie nights, art exhibits and many more events. Made possible with support from SUB, MSPS and the Klau Center. Review the full schedule here!
Monday through Friday, Oct. 4-8, offering multiple events throughout the week campus-wide

What Were You Wearing
Nationally touring survivor art installation based upon the poem “What I Was Wearing” by Mary Simmerling. Co-sponsored by the Gender Relations Center and Campus Ministry.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 4-6; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 134W, Duncan Student Center

Cafecito with AdelanteND
AdelanteND invites you to an informal Zoom gathering to practice your Spanish. All levels are welcome!
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 8:30 to 9 a.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 985 5972 5452)

International Meet and Greet
Join ND Staff and Faculty of International Descent for a meet and greet. Bring your own lunch and chat with other people from across campus and the world. Choose the location closest to you (Duncan or Grace Hall) and stop by as your schedule permits. All faculty and staff (whether international or not) are invited!
Wednesday, Oct. 6; noon to 1 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center, and Café de Grasta (ground floor), Grace Hall

Speaking for My Brother: Terrence Floyd and the Fight for Racial Justice
Join Notre Dame Student Government and the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights as Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, reflects upon his brother’s story and inspires a younger generation to know that theirs is a voice that needs to be heard. This event is open to members of the Notre Dame community — students, staff and faculty. It is available for Zoom attendance. Please use this secure link to make your reservation. Notre Dame ID is required for registration.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

A Conversation on Art and Empowerment
Join Student Government for a relaxing and intellectually stimulating experience for Race Relations Week. Continue the conversation on race relations by participating in an interactive art exhibit, featuring Kevin Beasley’s work on power and liberation. Museum gallery teachers will guide you through an in-depth look of this piece and offer a discussion on its cultural significance. Following the event, participants are welcome to join a post-discussion social in Duncan Student Center with complimentary treats.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Or Friday, Oct. 8; 4 to 5 p.m.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries:

Extracting the Who, What and When from a Text
Learn how to use a tool to extract information from any plain text file.
Monday, Oct. 4; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Guided Text Mining on JSTOR and Portico Content with Constellate
Learn how to use Constellate to streamline your text analysis.
Tuesday, Oct. 5; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Tuesday, Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Archival Research Lab I: Locating Materials and Preparing to Go
This two-session workshop provides an introduction to advanced archival research.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 10 to 11:15 a.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 103), Hesburgh Library

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Using a Concordance
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 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.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Guided Text Mining on JSTOR and Portico Content with Constellate
Learn how to use Constellate to streamline your text analysis.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

How to Become an Open Researcher
Learn how you can work effectively and collaboratively in an open research environment.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 10:30 to 11:30 a.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.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library

Creating Websites with Bootstrapr
Learn how to create a professional-looking website using Bootstrapr.
Friday, Oct. 8; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom


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.
∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, Oct. 12; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Forms Demo, Tuesday, Oct. 12; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Oct. 12; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Oct. 13; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, Oct. 13; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Macros Introduction, Wednesday, Oct. 13; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level I: Introduction, Thursday, Oct. 14; 9 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Thursday, Oct. 14; 2 to 4 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Prayer Service for the Dead
Members of the campus community are invited to participate in ND Right to Life’s Prayer Service for the Dead. Participants will gather in front of the Main Building and process with candles to the All Souls Chapel at Cedar Grove Cemetery on campus. This event is part of ND Right to Life’s Respect Life Week.
Monday, Oct. 4; 8 to 9 p.m. Meet in front of the Main Building.

Health and Recreation

Artful Yoga
Join yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for a night of artful yoga at the museum. Giovanni Martinelli’s “Memento Mori: Death Comes to the Table” will guide our practice. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses and registration is required. Registration begins on Monday, Oct. 4.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Yoga in Italian!
Mats, blocks and straps will be provided. No previous knowledge of Italian required: Each sequence will be explained in English first, then we will go through it in Italian. Registered yoga teacher Tiziana Serafini will lead the group.
Friday, Oct. 8; 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. in Studio 1 of the Smith Center for Recreational Sports, Duncan Student Center

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar — “‘Our Community Has Boundaries’: LA’s Immigrant Women Activists on Embodiment, Race, Class and Morality”
In global cities today, immigrants of color suffer hyper-pollution, asthma and cancer due to living near diesel-spewing shipping ports, freeways and rail yards. Their resistance movements are dynamic, but aren’t widely noticed. In this talk, Nadia Kim of Loyola Marymount University describes how Asian and Latina immigrant women organize for environmental justice in Los Angeles.  
Monday, Oct. 4; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

St. Francis of Assisi Week Events
Join the Office of Sustainability, Campus Ministry, NDI and the Minor in Sustainability by participating in St. Francis of Assisi Week. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, reminds us that we have been called to care for all of creation and to treat all creatures as equals. All events are free and take place in various virtual and Notre Dame campus locations.
Monday, Oct. 4; 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 5; 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; all day
Thursday, Oct. 7; 3:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8; 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9; 1 p.m.

Q&A with Julián Castro: “Running for President in 2020 and the Future of American Politics”
Meet former San Antonio mayor and Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro, who launched a campaign for president in 2020 grounded in the belief that every person should count and that Washington should put people — not big special interests — first. Along with Notre Dame Professor Luis Fraga, he will reflect on his campaign and the future of American politics.
Tuesday, Oct. 5; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

Webinar: “Travel Registry 101”
Are you or someone in your department planning to travel internationally? As a reminder, all University-related international travel must be registered in the Travel Registry system so we can help keep our travelers informed of changing travel conditions and in emergency situations, communicate with, account for and assist our travelers quickly.
Tuesday, Oct. 5; 2:30 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Our Universe Revealed: Supernovae — Neutron Stars, Black Holes and Matter at High Density”
Grant Mathews will share why some stars explode into supernovae, but others form black holes. Also, what happens when two neutron stars merge and form a black hole? Learn how astrophysics research at Notre Dame is answering these questions and revealing new properties of matter as these objects form.
Tuesday, Oct. 5; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Webinar: “International SOS 101”
Learn more about how ISOS can assist you while on University-related international travel, ISOS membership benefits and services and how to get started with ISOS.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 9:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Hybrid Presentation — “The Twentieth Anniversary of September 11: Pax Americana?”
In what ways are current world crises — racial injustice, mass migration, inequality and inadequate responses to the global pandemic — connected to the conditions of conflict that worsened after Sept. 11? Join in the latest conversation in this policy discussion series presented by the Keough School and its Ansari Institute. Register to attend in person or to attend via Zoom.  
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls; also streaming via Zoom

Lecture — “Lessons Learned from the Texas Winter Storm Experience: What Happened and How to Avoid It Happening Again”
Join ND Energy for a virtual distinguished lecture featuring Jason Ryan, senior vice president for CenterPoint Energy, who will discuss the timeline of what happened in Texas during Winter Storm Uri, the legislative and regulatory response to date and lessons learned, including connections between energy supply chain and customer expectations. Register here.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Global Health Career Panel
This is part of the ND Global Health Case Competition’s seminar series, sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health. Join global health professionals, including ND alumni, as they share insights and discuss their career paths into various sectors.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Black Catholic Theological Symposium
The Departments of Africana Studies and Theology will host the 31st annual meeting of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium on Oct. 7-9, featuring two public lectures and an inculturated Mass led by Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the first African American cardinal in the Catholic Church. Review the poster.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms 215/216, McKenna Hall
Friday, Oct. 8; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Rooms 215/216, McKenna Hall

Saturday, Oct. 9; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Presentation — “Art and Cultural Diplomacy: The Irish in Paris, 1922”
William Shortall from Trinity College Dublin will examine the new Irish state’s 1922 World Congress, show and contextualize works included in the Exposition d'Art Irlandais and comment on the success of the Irish Free State’s deployment of cultural diplomacy.
Friday, Oct. 8; 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Lecture — “Overcoming Intersections of Oppression: Immigrant and Racial Justice in the U.S.”
Featuring the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, Brittney Nystrom (B.A. ’98), executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. Nystrom’s work focuses on advocacy for civil rights and civil liberties throughout Utah.
Friday, Oct. 8; noon to 1:30 p.m. virtually

Seminar in American Religion
Kristin Kobes Du Mez from Calvin University will discuss her book “Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation” (Liveright, 2020). Emily Remus of Notre Dame and Matthew Avery Sutton from Washington State University will serve as commentators.
Saturday, Oct. 9; 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Room B01, McKenna Hall

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Walsh Architecture Visitor Parking Lot Closure
Walsh Architecture Visitor Lot will be closed through Wednesday, Oct. 6, due to a University-sponsored tailgate being held for the 2020 graduating class. Thirty short-term parking spaces will be added in the NW corner of the Walsh Architecture Lot. The pay stations will remain accessible and the drive lane between the Visitor lot and the Walsh Architecture lot will also remain open.

Social Gatherings

Graduate Student Appreciation Week, Oct. 4-10
It’s time to celebrate our post-baccalaureate students with a week full of events, prizes and giveaways! During this week, we raise awareness of the vital contributions graduate students make to our campus through teaching, research, service, grant funding and much more. Take a moment to say thanks! #thanksbetograds
Monday through Sunday, Oct. 4-10, in multiple locations around campus

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. The Japanese Language Tables for fall 2021 are offered several times throughout the semester.
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Hagerty Café, Duncan Student Center
Tuesday, Oct. 12; 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25; 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 4; 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 8; 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16; 6 p.m.

Faculty Social
Join colleagues from across departments and colleges for this first faculty happy hour of the new academic year. Re-connect, meet new colleagues, relax together and share ideas. All faculty are welcome along with spouses and partners.
Thursday, Oct. 7; 4 to 6 p.m. on the observation deck, Jordan Hall of Science (the rain location is the first-floor reading room)

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, through 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades that will affect many IT services.

Also This Week ...

Staff Advisory Council Monthly Meeting
The Staff Advisory Council hosts a monthly meeting every second Thursday. All input is appreciated. If any non-exempt employee has a concern, suggestion or idea, the council encourages contact with a district representative ahead of the meeting. A staff feedback form is available on the main web page, which also lists answers to questions pertaining to SAC, its representatives and other important information. For questions, please contact Shane Packer at
Thursday Oct. 7; 1 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, Nov. 11; 1 p.m.

Referral Bonuses
Refer a new candidate to the University for more than 150 positions within UEE, including bartenders, cooks, housekeepers, Morris Inn guest service associates, food and beverage managers and more. If a candidate you refer to Notre Dame is hired, reports for work, is in good standing and stays employed for six months, then you will receive a bonus. The referral bonus is up to $1,000.

Sakai Tip: Feedback for a Test in Sakai
Once students have completed a test in Sakai, it is up to the instructor to decide how much information is visible when the test is electronically “handed back” to students. Decisions about what to show students as well as when they see the graded test will be determined in the test’s settings.

Employment Opportunities at ECDC-ND
The Early Childhood Development Center at Notre Dame is hiring full-time preschool teachers as well as part-time teacher assistant/college students. ECDC-ND is located on the ND campus on Bulla Road at the corner of Leahy and Bulla roads. For more information, visit ECDC Employment Opportunities or email Kari Alford, executive director at

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.