TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (September 12)



For the Week of September 12

University Campaigns and Initiatives

President’s Address to the Faculty
This annual address is an opportunity for faculty to hear firsthand from University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., about a number of important initiatives underway as we begin the new academic year. Reception to follow. 
Tuesday, Sept. 20; 4 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Arts and Performances


AAHD Gallery Exhibition — “Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design and the Mueller Report”
This exhibition is a nonpartisan, grassroots design initiative fostering audience engagement with the “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election,” or, as it is more colloquially known, the Mueller Report.
Monday through Friday, Sept. 12-16; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall


“Beba” (2021)
First-time feature filmmaker Rebeca “Beba” Huntt undertakes an unflinching exploration of her own identity in the remarkable coming-of-age documentary/cinematic memoir. Poetic, powerful and profound, this documentary is a deeply human self-portrait of an Afro-Latina artist hungry for knowledge and yearning for connection. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (79 minutes)
Thursday, Sept. 15; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Petite Maman” (2021)
Following the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (73 minutes)
Friday, Sept. 16; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Sept. 18; 4 p.m.

“The Secret of Kells” (2010)
Young Brendan, on a quest to complete a magical book to defeat barbarians raiding his land, encounters a mysterious young fairy who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? $1 tickets.
Sunday, Sept. 18; 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Mixed Media
The Mixed Media saxophone quartet pushes the limits of expectations for chamber music performance with an improvisational sound and exploration of non-traditional music. The ensemble is the center’s second casual listening experience this season in the intimate Philbin Studio Theatre. Arrive early to get a beverage to enjoy during the performance. $20.
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Diving Into Math with Emmy Noether
Emmy Noether was one of the most influential mathematicians of the last century. To celebrate the centenary of her becoming a German professor — at a time when women were only beginning to break barriers preventing them from working at German Universities — Portraittheater Vienna produced a biographical play of her life. Free but ticketed.
Thursday, Sept. 15; 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Dante Now!
Join the Center for Italian Studies and the Devers Program in Dante Studies for its annual “Dante Now!” event, dedicated to a community recitation of Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” Review the schedule here.
Friday, Sept. 16; 2 to 4:15 p.m. campus-wide (at South Quad Sorin statue, Main Building, Notre Dame Stadium tunnel, south side of Hesburgh Library, north side of Duncan Student Center, Law School arch (between Main Circle and arch), Grotto, and in the Annenberg Auditorium of Snite Museum of Art)

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Teach@ND Day Reading Groups
Sign up here to read Peter Felten’s book, “Relationship-Rich Education,” leading up to his talk as part of Teach@ND Day. Books will be provided! Sign up as a group, or you can be matched with other interested faculty and graduate students.
Register by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Teach@ND Day
If you Teach @ ND, this event is for you! Friday, Oct. 7 is being set aside to celebrate and support the excellent teaching that happens on Notre Dame’s campus, with a focus on relationship-rich education. There will be events, giveaways and more, meant to recognize the immense value of your work and your connections with students. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 20. Register here.
Friday, Oct. 7; 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Downes Club (seventh floor), Corbett Family Hall

Webinar — “Architecture and Climate Change: Grand Visions in Urban Planning”
Architects play a major role in designing outdoor spaces to mitigate the effects of climate change. Join ND Energy for a virtual conversation about projects in China, India and the United States that address the need for equity and inclusion, creating functional beauty in underserved urban areas for the benefit of all. Registration is required.
Monday, Sept. 19; 8 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory Tour
Tour the facility where Notre Dame partners with industry and government to develop advanced technologies required for conventional and high Mach airbreathing propulsion, energy generation, advanced thermal management and energy storage solutions. Open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff. Space is limited and registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Thursday, Sept. 22; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

Fall 2022 Thrive! Lunch Pairings
Do you want to network but don’t want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the lunch pairings sponsored by the Thrive ambassadors to be randomly paired with a lunch partner from a different division. All employees are welcome to participate. Contact Jessica Schiller at with questions. Registration deadline of Friday, Sept. 23.  

Workshop: “Drawing a Blank? Common English Idioms Used in Academic and Professional Settings”
Non-native English speakers may be confused by idiomatic expressions used in U.S. classrooms or meetings because these expressions cannot be correctly understood by translating them into one’s native language. This workshop introduces participants to English idioms frequently used in academic and professional settings. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.

∙ Virtual Reality Workshop Series — Developing an Original Simulation: Scoping a Minimum Viable Product
Learn how to develop minimal viable product criteria for a VR simulation. Participants will look at independently developed Unity environments, discuss what goes into developing a first draft of a VR project and collaboratively develop criteria for an original simulation. Note: this is the first of a three-part series. Click here for more information and to register
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
∙ Introduction to Bloomberg Terminal Navigation and Functions
Demystify the Bloomberg Terminal by learning its interface and navigation. This session covers how to access Bloomberg Terminal, the Bloomberg Terminal interface and navigation, commonly used Bloomberg Functions and how to find more specific Bloomberg Functions. Click here for more information and to register
Wednesday, Sept. 14; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Business Library, L012 Mendoza College of Business
Topic Modeling a Corpus
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate and facilitate the use of a free Java-based program called Topic Modeling Tool to process a collection of texts to better understand the collection as a whole. This process is sometimes useful for identifying genres, authors and/or subjects in a body of literature.
Thursday, Sept. 15; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
If you’re in the middle of a qualitative research project, you’re probably juggling dozens of documents that need to be coded. Interview transcripts, focus group transcripts, digitized text — whatever your source material is, you could use a system for organizing and coding it all. This is where ATLAS.ti comes in! Designed for beginners.
Friday, Sept. 16; 11 a.m. to noon in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library
∙ Creating Impactful Presentations
This workshop is designed to help you develop the ability to create impactful slide decks and enhance your presentation skills. No matter the audience, a strong visual presentation can determine whether you “get to yes” with your stakeholders. Click here for more information and to register
Friday, Sept. 16; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Workshop: “Managing Social Media in Higher Education with Meta Business Suite”
The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures has learned a lot about the power of communicating with social media, even in small communities. Meta Business Suite is a social media management platform for Instagram and Facebook. It allows users to create posts, add media and analyze impact. Bring your laptop for this hands-on technology workshop. Registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Faith and Service

Concert for the Missions
Join the Campus Ministry choirs for a concert. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit Holy Cross Missions around the world.
Friday, Sept. 16; 8 to 9 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Lectures and Presentations

Talk: “Education, Religion and Diplomacy in the 21st Century”
Notre Dame International, St. Edmund’s College and the Von Hügel Institute invite the Notre Dame community to a conversation featuring Catherine Arnold, OBE, Master of St. Edmund’s College. The talk will be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. with a reception afterward from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Registration is requested.
Monday, Sept. 12; 5 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

Time-Out for Tech: New Features in Google
Google updates its apps regularly, but some of the best updates might be unnoticeable. Come to this session to learn about the new features Google has added to Gmail, Calendar, Drive and more.
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 11 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

29th Annual Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy
Featuring the Honorable Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia; 2016 Nobel Peace Prize laureate; and distinguished policy fellow, Keough School of Global Affairs. To ensure the safety of patrons and employees, there will be a bag policy in effect for this event. Free but ticketed. Tickets will be available one hour prior to event start.
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and live streamed

“Our Universe Revealed” Presentation — “Galaxies on the Edge: Using the James Webb Space Telescope to Study How Galaxies Work”
Galaxies, like our own Milky Way, are constantly changing and create and release the elements from which we are all made. However, maintaining this cycle is a delicate balancing act. Join Chris Howk, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, as he describes how Notre Dame astronomers are working to understand this balance using NASA’s newly commissioned James Webb Space Telescope. Open to the public.
Tuesday, Sept. 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

Power Plant Tour
Tour the power plant on the north side of campus to see how Notre Dame is working hard to become more energy efficient. Open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff. Space is limited and registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 14; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 100, Facilities Building
Thursday, Sept. 15; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Crossroads Solar Tour
Join former Notre Dame professor Pat Regan, now co-founder and CEO of a solar panel manufacturing facility, for a tour and presentation about the manufacturing process and his philosophy on producing solar modules while employing former felons. Open to Notre Dame students, faculty and staff. Space is limited and registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 14; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Crossroads Solar, South Bend

Video and Panel Discussion — “Brazilian Election 2022: How COVID and Religion may Determine the Future of Brazil”
How might issues surrounding COVID and religion affect the results of the highly anticipated Brazilian presidential election next month? This virtual event begins with showing the first video of the two-episode series “Brazil Today,” followed by further discussion with distinguished panelists and moderators.
Thursday, Sept. 15; 4 to 5:30 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Latinos and the Reshaping of American Politics”
Lecture by Luis R. Fraga, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Latino Studies.
Food will be provided at a pre-reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Latinx Student Alliance (LSA) will host a post-reception and voter registration drive at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Bond Hall. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Sept. 15; 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium, (Room 104), Bond Hall

Workshop: “Why Are Americans Like That?”
Have you ever felt confused or upset by Americans? If you have ever wondered why Americans are the way they are, join Cindy Alamargot of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures to explore American culture and share the experiences that have left us asking, ‘why are Americans like that?’
Friday, Sept. 16; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Lecture: “University Research on Racism”
“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, Kirt von Daacke, University of Virginia, discusses university truth-telling and reconciliation projects. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Sept. 16; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Tom Mendoza Presents: A Conversation with David Reilly
Join Tom Mendoza for a discussion with David Reilly, former chief technology officer of Bank of America, 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 all students and the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Sept. 16; 2 to 3 p.m. in Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters — “Amazing Artifacts: The Hidden History of Notre Dame”
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 Heather Hyde Minor, professor of art history.
Friday, Sept. 16; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in LaBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall (south side of Notre Dame Stadium)

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason — “Ireland on the World’s Stage: Ireland’s Term on the UN Security Council”
Join the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies for a talk by the Honorable Geraldine Byrne Nason, Ireland’s outgoing permanent representative to the United Nations and incoming ambassador of Ireland to the United States. Ambassador Byrne Nason will give an insider’s look on the role she has helped to shape for Ireland on the world stage and how she envisions the country’s future diplomatic role.
Friday, Sept. 16; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center

Lecture— “The U.S. Intelligence Community: Assessing Global Threats in Service to Country”
As part of the Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture Series, join the Notre Dame International Security Center for a conversation with Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, and Amy McAuliffe, ’90, assistant director of the CIA’s Weapons and Counterproliferation Mission Center. There will be a bag policy in effect for this event. Free, but ticketed. Tickets available one hour prior.
Friday, Sept. 16; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

MVP Fridays: “How Do We Hope in Hard Times?”
Join the Center for Social Concerns for Friday afternoons on home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists and writers on questions of meaning, values and purpose. This week’s event will feature Norman Wirzba, professor of Christian theology at Duke University. Reception to follow.
Friday, Sept. 16; 4 to 6 p.m. in the atrium, Stinson Remick Hall of Engineering

Panel Discussion: “Staying in the Game”
“Staying in the Game” is a panel discussion with Notre Dame alumni in the sports industry presented by Notre Dame Law School as part of a celebration of Black Alumni Weekend. Panelists include former NFL wide receiver and Fighting Irish legend Raghib “Rocket” Ismail. Free but ticketed event. Register at
Friday, Sept. 16; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Saturdays with the Saints: Saint Louis de Montfort
Lecture presented by Andrew Ouellette, Holy Cross College. This year’s series focuses on Saints of the Blessed Mother and is presented by the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Saturdays with the Saints is a Notre Dame Game Day lecture series that combines the University’s rich traditions of Catholic faith and spirited game days.
Saturday, Sept. 17; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

Lecture — “Cracking the Brain’s Mysteries: Novel Strategies to Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases”
Rare neurological diseases represent a unique challenge for scientists because neurons are notoriously difficult to study. Kevin Vaughan, associate professor of biological sciences, will use Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) disease as an example that shows how universal mechanisms of neuronal loss can be revealed— suggesting fundamentally new strategies to curing disease.
Saturday, Sept. 17; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Gameday Parking Policies
Gameday parking restrictions will be in place beginning at 5 a.m. each Saturday of a home football game. Click to review all Notre Dame Police Department gameday parking policies and tips.

Social Gatherings

South Asia Group Fall Semester Kickoff
Do you have an academic interest in South Asia? Do you want to connect with faculty and students who share your interest? Join the South Asia Group for chai and samosa to kick off the new semester!
Wednesday, Sept. 14; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies (Room 2148), Jenkins Nanovic Halls

SomosND: Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Fiesta
All are welcome for free food, music and building community with students, faculty and staff in attendance. This outdoor fiesta features all Latinx-themed clubs and organizations on campus. A taco truck and raspados/piraguas will be provided. Free stadium tote bag for the first 200 people in attendance! Review other events as part of the celebratory month.
Thursday, Sept. 15; noon to 1:30 p.m. on Bond Hall Quad

Football Fridays at the Eck
Kick off your game weekend and join your fellow Fighting Irish fans for live music from Mykayla Cynthia, tailgate food from Portillo’s (including $1 hot dogs), interviews with Notre Dame celebrities, performances from the pom squad and cheer team and more.
Friday, Sept. 16; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eck Visitors Center 

English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table (ECT — formerly English Language Table) meets bi-monthly and is a great chance to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make new friends in the process. Free and open to the Notre Dame campus community.
Friday, Sept. 16; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 104, Coleman-Morse Center

Friday Night Bash
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, family-friendly party featuring food trucks, drinks and live music by Jerry O’Fonics. Tickets include live music and access to purchase food and drink from local vendors: $12 for adults (ages 12+); children 11 and under are free.
Friday, Sept. 16; 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the concourse (enter Gate C/Leahy Gate), Notre Dame Stadium

Medieval Combat
Join the Medieval Institute for a festive tailgate on Game Day! See dazzling swordplay and learn about historical fighting styles from the professionals of Theatrica Gladiatoria. Complimentary food and drink will be provided. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, Sept. 17; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on West Lawn of McCourtney Hall

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Automatically Mark Down Late Assignments in Canvas
Save yourself time calculating for late submissions by setting up a late grade policy in the Canvas Gradebook. Grades can be set to subtract a percentage by the day or hour automatically, but grades can be overridden or excused as needed.

Also This Week ...

Book Signing with Father Edward “Monk” Malloy
Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., University president emeritus, will sign copies of his book, “Monk’s Notre Dame.”
Saturday, Sept. 17; 10 to 11 a.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

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