TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (September 20)



For the Week of September 20

Arts and Performances


AAHD Gallery Exhibition: “Alone Time”
Thomas Cornett’s work often deals with our complicated relationship with objects and their ability to blur the lines between self and other. This installation of sculptures uses a personal vernacular of objects to deal with issues of memory, loss and preservation.
Monday through Friday, Sept. 20-24; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery, 214 Riley Hall

Yinka Shonibare and the Notre Dame Forum 2021-22
Timed to coincide with the Notre Dame Forum, the Snite Museum has acquired the premier presentation of “Earth Kid” (2020), a major sculpture by Yinka Shonibare. The Nigerian-British Shonibare is among the most compelling international figures in contemporary art. In “Earth Kid,” the artist explores the themes of climate change, fragile global environments and the role of youth in attempting to save the planet.
Exhibition now open through Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Snite Museum of Art

Slow Look
Slow down during your week by stopping by the Snite 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.”
Thursday, Sept. 23; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


“The Green Knight” (2021)
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, “The Green Knight” tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic and emerald-skinned stranger and tester of all comers. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. Free McWell Tix available for Fri/Sat 6:30 p.m. screenings for ND students.
Thursday, Sept. 23; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Sept. 24; 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25; 3 and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26; 3 p.m.

Film: “A Quiet Place II”
Sponsored by Student Union Board.
Thursday, Sept. 23; 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center
Friday, Sept. 24. 8 p.m. on South Quad
Saturday, Sept. 25, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center

“The Witches of the Orient” (2021)
How did a group of humble factory workers become a phenomenal sports success story and the pride of an entire nation? This visually stunning documentary tells the tale of the Japanese women’s volleyball team’s thrilling rise, unbelievable 258-game winning streak and eventual Olympic gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. Free McWell Tix available at both screenings for ND students.
Friday, Sept. 24; 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Sept. 25; 9:30 p.m.


Philbin Fridays: Stand-up and Storytelling
On select Fridays in September and October, Notre Dame Film, Television and Theatre is showcasing the work of a diverse array of student artists in an informal, cabaret-like setting. This Friday, Josh Vo offers a stand-up comedy segment and Mark Mehochko performs a humorous reading of an original short story. (Lineup subject to change.)
Friday, Sept. 24; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

An Evening with Matthew Morrison
Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison, most recently on Broadway in “Finding Neverland,” headlines a spectacular return for the Presenting Series. Known for his silky voice and impressive dancing, the “Glee” star (Will Schuester) has plans to light up DPAC’s opening night with sophisticated songs from his albums, Broadway and more. Fac/Staff: $57. Students: $10.
Friday, Sept. 24; 7:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings”
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents a program of works including Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings” as part of the June H. Edwards Mosaic Series. Fac/Staff: $25. Students: $10.
Saturday, Sept. 25; 7:30 p.m. in Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Sunday. Sept. 26; 2:30 p.m.

Gregory Crowell, Organ Recital
Gregory Crowell made his name for his performances of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He has appeared internationally as organist, harpsichordist, lecturer and conductor, performing at the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society conventions, the Boston Early Music Festival and the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival. Fac/Staff: $10. Students: $5.
Sunday, Sept. 26; 4 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: Working Safely from Home
Keeping Notre Dame’s data secure is important — regardless of your work environment. The OIT information security team will provide you with valuable tips on how to make your home work environment secure. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, Sept. 28; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Educational Enrichment Series — “Beyond the Border: The Realities of Migration from Central America”
Register for a new educational enrichment series examining the issues behind migration from Central America. Hosted by the Pulte Institute for Global Development, this virtual three-part series will bring researchers, practitioners and policymakers together to explore how we can promote safe paths to prosperity and dignity at home and abroad.
Wednesday, Sept. 29; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. virtually
Wednesday, Oct. 6; 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 13; 1 to 2 p.m.


Energy Week-Plus Events
Portage Midtown Project Tour, South Bend
Join Mike Keen, principal of Thrive Michiana LLC, for a tour of the Portage Midtown Project south of campus in the Near Northwest Neighborhood. Learn about the homes being built with New Energy Homes, as well as other sustainability initiatives. Register by Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Wednesday, Sept. 29; 4 to 5 p.m. at 906 Portage Ave., South Bend

Crossroads Solar Tour, South Bend
Join former Notre Dame professor Pat Regan, now co-founder and CEO of Crossroads Solar, a solar panel manufacturing facility in South Bend, for a tour and presentation about the manufacturing process of solar panels and his philosophy on producing solar modules employing former felons. Register by Wednesday, Sept. 29. 
Thursday, Sept. 30; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 251 E. Sample St., South Bend


Regular Registration Deadline for Domer Run
The 2021 Domer Run is set for Saturday, Oct. 9. Choose from a 5K, 10K or 2-mile Fun Walk. The regular deadline for registration is Saturday, Sept. 25. Learn more here.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Virtual Panel: Success Stories of Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame
Members of the Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame will discuss their personal and career choices since their college years. Many are pioneers and leaders in their career paths and aim to share their experiences and mentor ND students. Zoom registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Introduction to Text Mining
Learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora.
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Visual Storytelling: Using Graphics to Maximize Language Acquisition
When we imagine learning a language, we often think of words — of speaking, reading, writing. Pedagogical strategies, though, show that learning engagement can be enhanced through visual aids, such as cartoons or storyboards. This CSLC workshop will introduce storytelling apps and examples of assignments that can maximize students’ vocabulary recall.
Wednesday, Sept. 22; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Thursday, Sept. 23; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

CSLC EAP Workshop: Abstract Writing for Research Papers
Overwhelmed by how to set up a research paper? Take the stress out of abstract writing and join this workshop to learn more about structuring an effective abstract. Participants will analyze different abstracts, identify their own aspects and have an opportunity to create a first draft of their own abstract. Make sure to RSVP to reserve a virtual seat.
Friday, Sept. 24; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Preparing Files for Text and Data Mining
Learn how to use software to convert your file into plain text.
Friday, Sept. 24; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “Maps & Macroscopes”
Join the virtual opening lecture for the upcoming “Places and Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibition.” Empowering anyone to render data into actionable insights:
Friday, Sept. 24; 3:30 to 4:30 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.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Tuesday, Sept. 28; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Data Governance Boot Camp, Wednesday, Sept. 29; 10 a.m. to noon
∙ Google Sheets, Level III: Intermediate Functions, Wednesday, Sept. 29; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ buyND, Thursday, Sept. 30; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at 

Faith and Service

Messages of Hope for Children
In light of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Messages of Hope for Children is an opportunity for the Notre Dame community to make virtual cards for kids with cancer at Beacon Children’s Hospital. With a small donation and a lot of love, we hope to bring a little more joy to kids in our local community this month and always. $5 donation minimum. Sponsored by the Fighting Together Club.
Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 20-22; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Duncan Student Center Lobby across from Modern Market

ND110 Fundraiser (RESCHEDULED)
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 (Rescheduled due to inclement weather to Monday, Sept. 27; 5 to 9 p.m. in Notre Dame Stadium)

Blood Drive
If you are inspired by the abundance of heart imagery in the Jim Dine exhibition, pump that feeling into a gesture of goodwill for the local community. The South Bend Medical Foundation’s Blood Mobile will be parked on the plaza in front of the Snite Museum of Art for whole blood donations. Receive a gift for your donation.
Wednesday, Sept. 22; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Snite Museum of Art

Health and Recreation

Register for Four-Person Golf Scramble
Are you ready to hit the links? The four-person golf scramble registration is here!
Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 20-22

Lectures and Presentations

Talk — “Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change”
Join the Center for Social Concerns and ND Energy for a lecture featuring community leader Anthony Flaccavento, a farmer and rural development consultant from Abingdon, Virginia. Flaccavento has spent much of the past four decades building healthier food systems and more diverse, locally rooted economies in Appalachia and around the world.
Monday, Sept. 20; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 101, DeBartolo Hall

Energy Week-Plus Events

East Plant Tour, Notre Dame Campus
During the tour, participants will see the 2,000-ton electric-driven chillers and a thermal energy storage tank with the capacity to store 2 million gallons of chilled water and learn how these geothermal energy systems enable the University to heat and cool water across campus.
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the East Chiller Plant
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Hydroelectric Plant Tour, South Bend
Currently under construction by Notre Dame, a 2.5-megawatt hydroelectric generating plant is located below Seitz Park in downtown South Bend. Join Paul Kempf, assistant vice president of utilities and maintenance, for a short tour of the plant construction site and an explanation of the progress to-date and its projected completion.
Thursday, Sept. 23; 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Seitz Park, South Niles Avenue, South Bend

St. Joseph Solar Farm Tour, St. Joseph County
Owned and operated by Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a 20-megawatt St. Joseph Solar Farm sits on 210 acres of land that was formerly farmed by the Brothers of Holy Cross. The University will support 40 percent of the renewable attributes of the facility. Join a representative from I&M for a tour and brief presentation about solar energy.
Friday, Sept. 24; 2 to 3 p.m. at 12001 Cleveland Road, Granger

Electric Vehicle Expo
ND Energy and the Office of Sustainability are teaming up with the city of South Bend, Michiana Area Council of Governments and South Shore Clean Cities to present an Electric Vehicle (EV) Expo as part of Notre Dame Energy Week and National Drive Electric Week. Learn about the many economic and environmental advantages of driving an EV.
Saturday, Sept. 25; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Innovation Park at Notre Dame

Panel Discussion about the International Day of Peace: “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World”
Join the Kroc Institute for a dynamic conversation about sustainability, recovery and what makes for peace.
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in person or register to attend via Zoom

Talk: “Gambling with Armageddon”
Martin J. Sherwin, University Professor of History, George Mason University, is currently writing a book with this title on the Cuban missile crisis.
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

The Kroc Institute Celebrates 35 Years of Teaching, Researching and Building Peace
Join Kroc Institute faculty and staff members for an outdoor reception celebrating this milestone. You’ll have a chance to walk through a display celebrating the institute’s history and its goals. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the quad of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies

“Our Universe Revealed — Nanotechnology: Friend, Not Foe”
Nanotechnology has the potential to solve today’s major challenges in the sectors of energy, information technology, health and environment. However, it can generate fear and distrust. See nanotechnologies through the eyes of a physicist and learn how they can advance breakthroughs in the sciences, from biology to materials science.
Tuesday, Sept. 21; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Conference: “Accounting for Sustainability and Responsible Investing”
Hosted by the Center for Accounting Research and Education at the Mendoza College of Business, 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

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Initial Findings on the Psychosocial Well-Being of Pediatric Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers”
This seminar will share the progress, to date, of an applied research project being conducted by faculty of Notre Dame and UPAEP at Una Nueva Esperanza, a nonprofit association that provides services for children with cancer and their caregivers in the Mexican state of Puebla.
Wednesday, Sept. 22; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
Lecture — “The Modernity of the Informal: North-South Collisions”
Lecture by Jean-François Lejeune, professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture, where he teaches architectural design, urban design and history-theory. Open to the University community; registration required for virtual participation and attendance confirmation.
Wednesday, Sept. 22; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. virtually and in the auditorium (Room 109), Walsh Family Hall of Architecture

Workshop: “Change Management Communication Plan”
Topics to be covered include communication techniques and an introduction to a communication plan template that can be used to manage communications for a project. New participants must RSVP by noon Wednesday, Sept. 22. A calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom link for the meeting.
Thursday, Sept. 23; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

The 2021 Conway Lectures: “Dante and Medieval Studies”
The 2021 Conway Lectures will celebrate two important anniversaries: the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri and the 75th anniversary of the Medieval Institute. All lectures will be held in person and livestreamed online.
Thursday, Sept. 23; 2 to 3:30 p.m. (lecture 1); 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. (lecture 2) in the Monogram Room (second floor), Joyce Center
Friday, Sept. 24; 2 to 3:30 p.m. (lecture 3); 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. (speaker roundtable and audience Q&A)

Public Talk: “How Truth and Reconciliation Can Become a Path to Healing Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church”
Helen Alvaré, the Robert A. Levy Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, will discuss what the Catholic Church can learn from truth and reconciliation processes as a path toward healing sex abuse.
Thursday, Sept. 23; 7:30 p.m. in Room 215/216, McKenna Hall Conference Center

“School Choice: Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary for a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week Courtney Martin, activist and author, explores the often-contentious topic of school choice. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 24; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

ND Alert Test
The Office of Campus Safety will conduct a test of the ND Alert emergency mass notification system at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. This test will engage cell phones, text messaging, email, office phones, indoor and outdoor speakers and digital sign boards on campus. Review the details here and update your contact information, if necessary.

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 ...

Sakai Tip: Sharing A Google Folder in Sakai
There are many ways to share course material in Sakai. If you use Google Drive to store course assets, you can share and then embed your Google Drive folder for easy access by your students.

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.