TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (September 13)



For the Week of September 13

Arts and Performances


Exhibit — “Bound up with love ... ” The Extraordinary Legacy of Father John Zahm’s Dante Collection
This year marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, and the Hesburgh Libraries is celebrating the legacy of the Zahm Dante Collection and the remarkable accumulation of rare Italian material by the University over the past century. Stop by and explore the exhibit — all exhibits are free and open to the public during business hours.
Monday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Dec. 17; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library 

Gallery Exhibition — Abbey Hepner: “Control Room”
The Photography Gallery at Riley Hall is proud to announce “Control Room” — an exhibition of photographs by Abbey Hepner.
Mondays through Fridays until Oct. 1; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Photography Gallery (second floor), Riley Hall

Slow Look
Slow down during your week by stopping by the museum for a 20-minute mindful look at a work of art. Walk away feeling relaxed and recharged as we use tools of mindfulness for a guided look at Jim Dine’s “Tools in the Earth,” now on view in the exhibition “Jim Dine: American Icon.”
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


“Adios Amor” (2018)
In the docu-detective “Adios Amor,” the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother who sacrificed everything but her 12 kids in the passionate pursuit of justice for farmworkers. Free, but ticketed.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 7 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Promising Young Woman” (2020)
Cassie (Carey Mulligan) has a placid coffee bar day job but certainly not a banal nightshift. Her encounters with letchy guys around local clubs work off a script, but a chance encounter allows for new chapters in that script that will address her past and the violence women continue to face.
Fac/Staff $4. Students $6. McWell Tix available for Friday’s screenings with an ND student ID.
Friday, Sep. 17; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. in Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday, Sept. 19; 3 p.m.


ND Glee Club Alumni Reunion Concert
The Notre Dame Glee Club and hundreds of Glee Club alumni will present their triennial Alumni Reunion Concert. The program will feature a set from the 2021-22 Glee Club (joined by Glee Club members from 2020 and 2021) followed by a set of Glee Club classic songs performed by the 300-strong Alumni Reunion Chorus. Fac/Staff $6. Free for students.
Friday, Sept. 17; 8 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Philbin Fridays: Artist(s) TBA
On five select Fridays in September and October, FTT is showcasing the work of a diverse array of student artists in an informal, cabaret-like setting.
Friday, Sept. 17; 1 to 2 p.m. in Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Laetare Medal Call for Nominations
Members of the Notre Dame community are invited to submit nominations for this year’s Laetare Medal by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. The Laetare Medalist must be a citizen of the United States whose Catholic identity deeply informs his or her life and actions and must be someone who has made significant contributions to his or her field. The recipient will be announced on Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent.

ND110 Fundraiser
Duncan Hall hosts the third annual Notre Dame 110, a stair climb that memorializes, honors and supports our nation’s and our community’s first responders. All participants will replicate the climb faced by the first responders on Sept. 11, 2001, by climbing 110 flights of stairs in Notre Dame Stadium. $15 for a ticket, $15 for a T-shirt if interested. Same price for all faculty, staff and students. Register here. All proceeds go to Heart 9/11.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 5 to 9 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium

Conference: “Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing”
The Center for Accounting Research and Education at Mendoza College of Business will host a two-day virtual conference to explore the changes that will be necessary to create the accounting framework for sustainability and responsible investing necessary moving forward. The conference, in conjunction with the Sustainable Investment Forum North America, will gather more than 70 industry and academic experts including accountants, finance professionals, law professionals, policymakers, economists, investors, climate scientists and scholars. See full agenda. Free, but advance registration is necessary for the live conference and access to on-demand streaming afterward.
Wednesdays, Sept. 22 and 29; 11 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. online

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SomosND: Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Fiesta
Join the Institute for Latino Studies celebration to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. All students, faculty and staff are welcome for free food, music and community building. Free “SomosND” tumblers for the first 100 attendees!
Wednesday, Sept. 15; noon to 1:30 p.m. near the front steps of Bond Hall

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries

Getting Started with RefWorks
This workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Tuesday, Sept. 14; 3 to 4 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

Build a Better Lit Review: Introduction to VOSviewer
Learn what VOSviewer is, how it works and how you can use it to identify key thinkers and schools of thought in literature.
Friday, Sept. 17; 11 a.m. to noon in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library

HTML and CSS — Essential Training
A basic familiarity with HTML and CSS can improve your communication and design.
Friday, Sept. 17; 1 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Irish Studies Research Session 3: New Arrivals in Rare Books & Special Collections
This research session discusses various sources at Hesburgh Libraries and online for research on Northern Ireland.
Friday, Sept. 17; 2 to 3 p.m. in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 102), Hesburgh Library

ND Learning | Kaneb Center

Gathering Early Semester Feedback
(Available for faculty and graduate students.) Early semester feedback offers an opportunity to collect detailed information from students about how well your course is working. During this workshop participants will discuss the value of early semester feedback and review sample feedback forms.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Suite 138, Corbett Family Hall

Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
(Available for faculty and graduate students.) This workshop will provide strategies for converting difficult conversations into productive exchange within the classroom. As students face contentious elections, racial justice protests and language surrounding COVID-19, we will also introduce resources to help them respond to potentially charged topics.
Friday, Sept. 17; 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the ND Room, LaFortune Student Center


Info Session: NDIAS Teaching Lab Fellowships
Join the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for an info session on its teaching lab fellowships. RSVP to J'Nese Williams at
Wednesday, Sept. 15; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

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, Thursday, Sept. 23; 1:30 to 3 p.m. 
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Faculty Caregivers Support Group
If you are a faculty member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join the Caregivers Support Group. This group, which meets once a month, can offer an opportunity to connect with others and share struggles as well as information about resources in the community.
Tuesday, Sept. 14; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center

Faculty Grief Support Group
If you are a faculty member who has lost a spouse, child, parent, friend, colleague or other loved one, you are welcome to join this group. It meets once per month, is confidential and all faculty are welcome. This is an ongoing group that faculty may access as they’d like. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Father Frank Murphy at or 631-5242.
Thursday, Sept. 16; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 301, Coleman-Morse Center

Faculty Spouses and Partners — Faith Sharing Group
Come together with other faculty spouses and partners to meet and to share together our lives of faith. Sessions will be oriented around light reading and refreshments. The group will meet every two weeks beginning in September. Please register by Monday, Sept. 13.
Thursday, Sept. 23; noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1 North (W134), Duncan Student Center
Thursday, Sept. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 1 South (W106), Duncan Student Center

Health and Recreation

Jazz Dance Instructional Series
Get your moves on! RecSports is offering a jazz dance instructional series for those interested in learning a new skill. Click here for more info and to register.

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture — “The Invisibility Bargain: Governance Networks and Human Security for Migrants in Ecuador”
Featuring Jeffrey Pugh, associate professor of conflict resolution, University of Massachusetts Boston, and executive director, Center for Mediation, Peace and Resolution of Conflict.
Monday, Sept. 13; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Film Discussion: “Do Not Split”
Watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary by Anders Hammer about Hong Kong protests on your own through Vimeo. Join a virtual discussion of the film with Victoria Hui, associate professor of political science, and Michael Davis, Wilson Center global fellow. Moderated by Lionel Jensen, associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures. Registration required.
Monday, Sept. 13; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Presentation: “Understanding Your Financial Aid”
Mary Nucciarone, director of financial aid.
Monday, Sept. 13; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 117, Hayes-Healy Center

Conversation — “Healing Memories with Faith: September 11 Twenty Years Later”
In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, faith leaders helped their communities process the pain, fear and anger many experienced so deeply. Now, 20 years later, what can we learn from these experiences? Join the Ansari Institute for a conversation and hear from religious leaders from multiple traditions. Register to attend virtually or register to attend in person.
Tuesday, Sept. 14; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom webinar

Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture — “Responsible for Each Other: Mutual Assistance and Maintaining Human Dignity in the Holocaust”
David Silberklang, senior historian at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, will discuss the importance of Jews’ efforts during the Holocaust to maintain human dignity and human life in the face of the overwhelming forces and impossible odds arrayed against them.
Tuesday, Sept. 14; 7 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Webinar: Learn How Draft Coach Could Help Your Students Write Better Papers
Turnitin will present a special virtual webinar for Notre Dame on Draft Coach, a new tool that helps students improve their academic writing and research skills by providing instant feedback while the student composes. Available as an add-on in Google Docs, Draft Coach provides grammar, similarity and citation support. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting link.
Thursday, Sept. 16; noon to 12:30 p.m.

Time-Out for Tech: Successful Hybrid Meetings
These days, some people attend meetings in person, some via Zoom. Meetings are more of a challenge than ever before. This session will help you navigate the unfamiliar waters of hybrid meetings. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 1:30 to 2 p.m. 

2021 Tocqueville Lecture: Justice Clarence Thomas
The Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to deliver the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture. This event is free but ticketed. There will be limited public seating available one hour prior. A standby line will begin two hours prior to the event. Tickets are limited to one ticket per ID.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Fellows Spotlight: Meet the Kellogg Visiting and Dissertation Year Fellows
Presenting the Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellows and Dissertation Year Fellow and their research in an informative and inviting atmosphere. Each fellow will present a two-minute research overview, followed by an informal poster reception. Enjoy refreshments while connecting one-to-one with scholars.
Thursday, Sept. 16; 4 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Great Hall and courtyard, Hesburgh Center

The Nanovic Forum — “Faith in Communist and Post-Communist Europe”
Myroslav Marynovych is a Ukrainian social and political activist and commentator and serves as vice-rector for university mission and a president of the Institute of Religion and Society at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. Marynovych is a founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group and a prisoner of conscience (1977-1987).
Thursday, Sept. 16; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Carey Auditorium (ground floor), Hesburgh Library

Tom Mendoza Presents: A Conversation with Jeff Smith
Join Tom Mendoza for a Zoom discussion with Jeff Smith, COO of World Fuel Service, 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. Zoom registration required.
Free and open to all students and the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Sept. 17; 11 a.m. to noon online

Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary Lecture: “Anti-Immigrant Lawmaking”
"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, Robin Jacobson, author of “The New Nativism: Proposition 187,” explores anti-immigrant sentiment in lawmaking.
Friday, Sept. 17; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Rare Patient Advocacy Summit
Join people living with rare muscle diseases, senior leaders from Dyne Therapeutics and Notre Dame students and faculty to discuss the role of patient advocacy, biotech and academia in rare disease drug development.
Friday, Sept. 17; 1 to 5 p.m. in the reading room, Jordan Hall of Science

Ahead of the Game with Arts and Letters: “Recovering the Voices of Enslaved Catholics in Colonial America”
Sophie White, American studies, will speak to how 18th-century Louisiana was a Catholic colony and the law required that enslaved Africans be baptized. Her prize-winning research revealed an extraordinary archive in which these enslaved Africans testified. This talk will lay out how they spoke about faith and their relationship to Catholicism.
Friday, Sept. 17; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in LeBar Recital Hall within O’Neill Hall of Music

Talk: “Ireland on the Global Stage” with Ambassador Daniel Mulhall
Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, will discuss Ireland and its place on the global stage, including the ramifications of its recent election to the United Nations Security Council and its relations with the new Biden administration.
Friday, Sept. 17; 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Book Signing: “The University of Notre Dame: A History”
Rev. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C., will sign copies of his book “The University of Notre Dame: A History.” It’s  written for a broad readership and will be of interest to alumni, faculty, students, friends of the University and fans of the Fighting Irish.
Saturday, Sept. 18; 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Saturdays with the Saints Lecture: Thea Bowman
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. This week, Kayla August, doctoral student at Boston College, discusses Thea Bowman.
Saturday, Sept. 18; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall  

Lecture — “De-Mystified: DNA and Me”
DNA is talked about everywhere today, from consumer ancestry testing to forensic TV shows to COVID-19. Have you wondered about the accuracy and application of those examples? Learn from Amy Stark on how DNA affects our lives and get a chance to isolate and see your own DNA.
Saturday, Sept. 18; 11 a.m. to noon in Room 101, Jordan Hall of Science

Social Gatherings

Football Fridays at the Eck
Stop by for an all-day fan experience to get ready for the rivalry game with Purdue. Enjoy live music, interviews with Notre Dame alumni and celebrities, student group performances, a look ahead to the keys to the game against the Boilermakers with Ryan Harris ’07, food from Portillo’s and more!
Friday, Sept. 17; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the patio, Eck Visitors Center

Bagpipe Music
Live bagpipe music from David Younger.
Friday, Sept. 17; 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Wind Family Fireside Terrace, Morris Inn

Tailgate of Champions
Live music, food and drink on the Legends patio. Review the offerings and prices on the website.
Friday, Sept. 17; 5 p.m. to midnight on the patio, Legends
Tailgate — Saturday, Sept. 18; 10 a.m. to kickoff at Legends
During the game and post-game — Saturday, Sept. 18; kickoff to 10 p.m.

Friday Night Bash at Notre Dame Stadium
You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind party featuring live music and regional food trucks. Tickets are $10 for adults (ages 12+); children 11 and younger are free. Food, beverages and alcohol are not included in the ticket price. Proceeds benefit ND Athletics.
Friday, Sept. 17; 6:15 to 10 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium

Medieval Institute 75th Anniversary Tailgate with Falconry Display
Join the Medieval Institute to celebrate 75 years with a festive tailgate and a talk by Royal Falconer Mark Booth of Take Flight Wildlife Education. Learn about the medieval art of falconry and see four live birds of prey in action! Refreshments will be provided as well as tickets for free drinks.
Saturday, Sept. 18; noon to 1:30 p.m. on West Lawn, Hesburgh Library

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Reminder: Upgrade Your VPN
The Notre Dame VPN client (Cisco AnyConnect) was upgraded this summer. If you have installed the Notre Dame VPN on a non-managed or personal computer, you need to upgrade it to Cisco AnyConnect v4.10. Access the upgraded version on the OIT Software Downloads page. The VPN will no longer work on these unsupported and obsolete operating systems: Windows 7 and Mac (earlier than v10.14 or Mojave).

Also This Week ...

New Security Update for Google Drive Begins
Google will begin to enforce a new security update for Drive on Monday, Sept. 13. This update makes file sharing more secure, but it may alter access to folders and files you created in November 2017 and earlier. You can review a list of affected items to determine if you need to take action.

Sakai Tip: Set Expectations with Sakai’s Rubric
Sakai has a Rubric that can be used directly in Sakai grading screens and shared with students. Once created, Rubrics can be shared with co-instructors and TAs to standardize grading.

Check Okta Settings for Password Reset and Secondary Email Contact
Review and update any important settings in your Okta profile. This will ensure the best experience using self-service options such as resetting your password or when you get a new phone.

Open Office Hours with Provost Miranda
Provost Marie Lynn Miranda regularly holds open office hours to meet and get to know members of the Notre Dame community. These office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointments needed. You may come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.
Wednesday, Sept. 15; 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Sorin Room, LaFortune Student Center

University Enterprises and Events Hiring Fair
University Enterprises and Events will be hiring for more than 100 full- and part-time positions. Interviewing and hiring on the spot.
Monday, Sept. 20; 3 to 6 p.m. on the Gridiron, 111 S. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., downtown South Bend

Notre Dame Family Wines 2021 Collection
The 2021 collection of Notre Dame Family Wines is now available for purchase. Enjoy the wonderful wines produced by Notre Dame family vintners by joining the new club model today. Purchase two or three shipments delivered right to your door in October, January and April.

Keep up to date on 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.