TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (September 26)



For the Week of September 26

University Campaigns and Initiatives

Join us for a powerful theatrical experience that invites you into a global discussion about war in Ukraine and many parts of our world
On Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., iconic Notre Dame Stadium will be the backdrop for The Suppliants Project: Ukraine, in partnership with Theater of War Productions and featuring Emmy-winning actors Anthony Edwards (Top Gun, E.R., Inventing Anna); Keith David (Nope, Armageddon, The Thing); and actor/director Tate Donovan (Friends, The O.C., Hercules). For more information, visit All are welcome for this free event.

Arts and Performances


Riley Hall Photography Gallery: Jessica Larva
“From Where I Stand” — an exhibition of photographs by Jessica Larva. The last day to view the exhibition is Thursday, Sept. 29.
Monday through Thursday, Sept. 26-29; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Photography Gallery (second floor),
Riley Hall 

Virtual Slow Look
Take a slow look at Emilio Sánchez’s “The Shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.” Tools of mindfulness meditation will be used to approach and understand the work through a guided look. Register via the Snite Museum of Art website.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Closing Reception for AAHD Gallery Exhibition “Ongoing Matter: Democracy, Design and the Mueller Report”
The exhibition is a nonpartisan, grassroots design initiative fostering audience engagement with the “Report on the Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.”
Thursday, Sept. 29; 5 to 7 p.m. in the AAHD Gallery (Room 214), Riley Hall

The Big Draw: Snite Sketches
In celebration of the international Big Draw Festival, 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 hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays until 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.
Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Snite Museum of Art


“Portrait of Jason” (1967)
“Portrait of Jason” is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man, who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. Ingmar Bergman called this the most extraordinary film he had seen in his life. Fac/Staff: $6. Free for ND, SMC, HC and IUSB students. (105 minutes)
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 8 to 9:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Crimes of the Future” (2022)
David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” is an evasive mind-and-body-bender. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul (Viggo Mortensen) showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. An investigator from the National Organ Registry tracks them in hopes of shedding light on the next phase of human evolution. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (107 minutes)
Thursday, Sept. 29; 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Sept. 30; 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1; 9:30 p.m.

“Loving Highsmith” (2022)
“Loving Highsmith” is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing.
Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (83 minutes)
Friday, Sept. 30; 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Oct. 1; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 4 p.m.

“Strangers on a Train” (1951)
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s debut novel. Tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his wife’s refusal to finalize their divorce so he can marry a senator’s daughter. While on a train, he strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and sets in motion one of the most famous quid pro quibus in cinema history. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4. (101 minutes)
Saturday, Oct. 1; 3 to 4:45 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

“Boy and the World” (2013)
Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand-crafted and mechanized, rich and poor. Throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beat on as a song.
$1 tickets. (80 minutes)
Sunday, Oct. 2; 1 to 2:15 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra Early Fall Concert
The Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra presents an early fall concert of symphonic classics. The program will include the Second Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven, “Capriccio Espagnol” of Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov and the tone poem “Finlandia” of Jan Sibelius. The concert will be preceded at 7:30 p.m. by a chamber music reception with hors d’oeuvres in the main lobby. Fac/Staff: $5. Free for students.
Friday, Sept. 30; 8:30 to 10 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

GreeNDot Bystander Intervention Certification for Faculty and Staff
GreeNDot is Notre Dames’ bystander intervention initiative that teaches strategies on how to recognize moments of harm and how to react. This initiative is promoted to our students in encouraging a culture of care within our campus community. Faculty and staff who want to take the four-hour national certification should complete the interest form by Monday, Sept. 26.

Calling Faculty Authors
Calling all faculty authors: Would you like to host a book event or signing this academic year? The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore staff and marketing team are here for you! Please submit the form linked here to begin the process. Deadline for first intake: Friday, Sept. 30.

Workshop — “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Teachers as Connectors and Cultural Translators”
How can culturally diverse people in higher education learn well together in ways that are relevant and stimulating? To enhance student motivation and learning, this workshop discusses various aspects of inclusive curriculum designing for future teachers in a diverse academic environment. Register to receive the Zoom link.
Tuesday, Oct. 4; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Thrive! Professional Development Plan Workshop
Heather Christophersen, vice president for human resources, will give an overview of the Professional Development Plan and share how she has used this throughout her career and provide helpful tips to leverage this tool for success. Learn more and register here.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Workshop: “Better Conversations Every Day (Coaching for Non-Supervisors)”
Better culture and better performance start with better conversations. This interactive workshop teaches coaching skills that foster trust, empowerment and respect/fairness; equip all to speak up, give feedback and better collaborate; and accelerate the growing culture of coaching at Notre Dame. Both sessions are required.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 8:30 a.m. to noon in Room B01, McKenna Hall
Thursday, Sept. 29; 8:30 a.m. to noon

“Learn the Basics of When and How to Claim Social Security”
In this financial education workshop, learn about Social Security, understand considerations for claiming Social Security benefits and decide when to take Social Security benefits.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; noon to 1 p.m. in the Eck Visitors Center
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK), a very popular suite of Python (programming language) modules making the process of text mining easier. By the end of the workshop, you will have a working knowledge of Python and exposure to the inner workings of the NLTK.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Virtual Reality Workshop Series—Developing an Original Simulation: Breaking a Simulation into Manageable Stages
Learn how to break down a development plan for a complex VR simulation into manageable steps. The simulation established collaboratively by workshop participants in the Sept. 13 session will be broken into manageable stages that will be worked through one at a time. This is the second of a three-part series.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Introduction to Github and Markdown
Traditionally used for software development, Git and the online platform GitHub have been adopted for projects of all kinds, including humanities research. This workshop guides participants through the basic functions of contributing to a repository and writing documents in its preferred plain-text format, markdown.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 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, Sept. 28; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Excel Formatting for Advanced Bloomberg Data Retrieval
Learn how to best format Excel to more easily target specific data in Bloomberg. This session will walk attendees through Excel formatting methods to retrieve data from Bloomberg on a list of specific companies. Attendees will be provided with a small sample data set of companies to work with during the session.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the Mahaffey Business Library, Mendoza College of Busines|
Create a Website with Google Sites
A well-designed website enhances one’s professional ethos offering a collective, public, discoverable space to share thoughts (blog) or publications, and for others to come to know you and your work. In this workshop, we will create a fully functioning personal or professional website with Google Sites.
Friday, Sept. 30; 1 to 3 p.m. in Technology Commons (Room 264), Hesburgh Library

Webinar: “Navigating Market Volatility”
Consider if you should change your investments. Understand how to pull money out of the market and the effects of moving to cash. Learn why to consider saving more in your ND 403(b) Plan. Tuesday registration link. Wednesday registration link.
Tuesday, Oct. 4; noon to 1 p.m. virtually
Wednesday, Oct. 5; 2 to 3 p.m.

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.
buyND, Thursday, Oct. 6; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to endeavor.nd.eduQuestions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at 


Science Research Study Opportunity for High School Students
Do you have a child in high school? The Center for STEM Education is looking for high school students willing to participate in a research study exploring engagement with science videos. For an hour of their time, students can earn $50 for coming to campus to watch two short videos and answer some questions. Review the poster. Sign up here:
∙ Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 27-30; 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the third floor of Carole Sandner Hall (ACE Building); a research assistant will meet you upon arrival
∙ Monday through Friday, Oct. 3-7; 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Research Study Participation Opportunity: CVRL (Computer Science and Engineering)
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a 30-minute research study. The objective is to identify techniques of heart rate, respiration rate and blood pressure estimation from videos of subjects performing various tasks. Review further details here. Participants will receive a gift card.
Sessions are available Mondays through Thursdays to Oct. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 355C, Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Faith and Service

Blood Drive
Sign up online at A $5 donation will be made to Harper Cancer Research Institute on behalf of each donor. Donors will receive a South Bend Medical Foundation long-sleeved T-shirt. Review the poster for details.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, 1234 N. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend

Faculty and Faculty Family Service at Cultivate Food Rescue
Cultivate Food Rescue collects and uses prepared food as well as donated ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away to create nutritious meals for students who face food insecurity. Individual faculty and faculty families are welcome to participate. You will help prepare several hundred meals for these students and other food-insecure people.
Saturday, Oct. 1; 9 to 10:30 a.m. OR 10:30 a.m. to noon at Cultivate Food Rescue, 1403 Prairie Ave., South Bend

Pet Blessing
Bring your pets and service animals to be blessed on the eve of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 2 to 3 p.m. in the Courtyard and Our Lady of Sorrows Mausoleum Complex, Cedar Grove Cemetery

Health and Recreation

StoryWalk (closing this week)
Check out the newest StoryWalk in Michiana! The Snite Museum of Art has partnered with the St. Joseph County Public Library to bring this exciting national project to campus. StoryWalk combines experiencing nature with reading together as a family. Read together, do fun activities and enjoy the arts.
Through Friday, Sept. 30; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues & Vocations: “Character, Higher Education and Democracy”
Virtues & Vocations is a national forum at the Center for Social Concerns for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. In September, James Ryan, the University of Virginia president, will present. Register now to attend this virtual conversation.
Monday, Sept. 26; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Flash Panel: “The War in Ukraine: Is There Hope for Diplomacy?”
Now more than six months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is there a role for diplomacy in bringing the conflict to a resolution? What effect has the war had on other diplomatic missions, relationships and endeavors?
Monday, Sept. 26; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. live-streamed on the Nanovic Institute’s YouTube Channel

Talk/Conversation/Performance: “Afro-Latinx Poetry Now”
The Institute for Latino Studies’ Letras Latinas and the Initiative on Race and Resilience present Afro-Latinx Poetry Now, a conference with six in-person sessions over two days. Invited poets, in addition to performing their work in the evenings, will each also deliver a talk on an Afro-Latinx poet of their choosing. Review the poster.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 2 to 9:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall Conference Center
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 2 to 8 p.m.

Talk — “Ireland and the Great War: Myth, Memory and History”
Historian Niamh Gallagher, University of Cambridge, will speak about themes central to her award-winning book, “Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History” (2019). She offers a radical new reading of Irish involvement in the world’s first total war but goes beyond the book to think about questions of myth and memory.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Lecture: “Conventional Weapons as Symbolic Signals”
Jen Spindel is an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire, where her research focuses on international security, foreign policy and alliance politics.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

The John Burgee Lecture — “Notre-Dame de Paris: Architecting a Legacy”
The School of Architecture hosts French architects Philippe Villeneuve and Rémi Fromont, who are leading the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris after its devastating fire in 2019. They’ll share their experience, progress and latest updates. Virtual attendance requires registration.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, and online

Our Universe Revealed Lecture — “The ‘God Particle’: A Story of Big Science, Big Data and Human Ingenuity”
Many science projects today require huge teams of scientists to uncover how the universe works. Michael Hildreth, professor of physics, will share examples of these “Big Science” projects that include the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, as well as Notre Dame’s involvement then — and in the future.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom, St. Joe County Public Library, 305 S. Main St., South Bend

Change Management Community of Practice Presents: “Google Wizarding College — Changing the Game”
How did the OIT get 500 staff members to enroll in an optional training program about Google? Discover how a magical experience was crafted to introduce, teach and reinforce the use of Google tools and apply these lessons to your own change management journey. Learn about game-based learning mechanics to create a transformative learning experience. A calendar invitation will be sent to you with the Zoom meeting link. New participants must RSVP by noon Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 10 to 11 a.m.  via Zoom

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

Talk: “Objectification, Tech and the Quantified Self”
Lucy Osler is a philosophy lecturer at Cardiff University specializing in phenomenological and 4E approaches to sociality, psychopathology and technology. She is particularly interested in the role of the body and bodily experience in social interaction, so-called mental health and our use of contemporary tech.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 126, DeBartolo Hall

Discussion — “Law, Justice and Empire in Comparative Perspective: Law and Morality in Early China and the Roman Empire”
Tongdong Bai, professor of philosophy at Fudan University; Benjamin Straumann, ERC professor of history at University of Zurich and research professor of classics at NYU; and Loubna El Amine, assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University, join Liang Cai, associate professor of history at Notre Dame, to discuss Confucian meritocracy and Cicero’s justice theory.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Using Udemy
Udemy has thousands of courses for you to take, but finding just the right one can be a challenge. Learn how to navigate this system and find the best courses for your needs. Free. The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 3 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Extractive States: How Energy Became Power in the Industrial Age”
Victor Seow, Harvard University historian and researcher of technology, science and industry in China and Japan, will discuss his recent book, “Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia,” which discusses the rise of fossil-fueled developmentalism in China and Japan, and the relationship between energy and power in the industrial age.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Latinx Identidades
If you have ever wondered what all the terms “Latinx, Hispanic, Chicano, Boricua and Trigueña” mean, join the faculty and student panel to develop your understanding of the intersectionality of these terms and how Americans of Hispanic heritage may identify themselves. A pre-reception starts at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Bond Hall. Review the poster.
Thursday, Sept. 29; 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 104), Bond Hall

Lecture: “Leading Change Around DEI”
“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, Alvin Tillery, associate professor of political science at Northwestern University, discusses building corporate partnerships around the most challenging diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 30; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Labor Café: “The Teacher Shortage”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics. All people are welcome and all opinions are entertained. In September, conversation will be centered on the labor question in America’s K-12 schools.
Friday, Sept. 30; 5 to 6 p.m. in the McNeill Library, Geddes Hall

Seminar in American Religion
At this semester’s Seminar in American Religion, Philip Jenkins of Baylor University will discuss his book “Climate, Catastrophe and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Upheaval” (Oxford, 2021). Commentators for this seminar are Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Oxford, and Peter Thuesen, IUPUI.
Saturday, Oct. 1; 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Rooms 205-207, McKenna Hall

Nasr Book Prize Symposium: “Can Indigenous Insights Help Us Rethink Global Affairs?”
How can Indigenous insights help us rethink global affairs? Join the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and hear from Nasr Book Prize honoree Tyson Yunkaporta, author of “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.” Learn from a diverse mix of multifaith panels. Register to attend online or in person.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn, and via Zoom
Monday, Oct. 3; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Conference: “Converging Wisdom? Questioning the Continued Relevance of the Perennial Philosophy”
Examine the claim that the varying and sometimes conflicting teachings of world religions reveal a similarity of metaphysical insight and spiritually liberating wisdom, all rooted in one divine source. Open registration. Attend in-person or virtually.
Sunday, Oct. 2; 3 to 8 p.m. in Room 215/216, McKenna Hall
Monday, Oct. 3; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Testing the ND Alert System
To ensure our campus is safe, the Office of Campus Safety tests the University’s emergency mass notification system, ND Alert, at least once each semester. The Campus Safety and University Operations Division will conduct a test of the ND Alert system at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. 

Prior to the test, please verify your emergency contact information and make any necessary updates using the Personal Information (NEW!) task on When enrolled in ND Safe alerts, your name will be listed in the emergency contact field along with “ND Alert Emergency-Self” appearing below your name.

Habitat for Humanity “Wall Build”
In cooperation with two of the University’s campus partners, the Fischer Faculty/Staff lot at the corner of Wilson Drive and Bulla Road will be closed Saturday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Oct. 8, for a full-day build event with Habitat for Humanity. 

Social Gatherings

Opening Reception for Ladies of ND/SMC
Enjoy appetizers and dessert, learn about the organization’s various interest groups and events, and hear from the featured speaker: Katie Conboy, president of Saint Mary’s College.
Tuesday, Sept. 27; 5 to 7 p.m. in Foley’s inside O’Neill Hall (near the Frank Leahy Entrance of Notre Dame Stadium)

ND Cybersecurity Carnival
You are invited to take part in the fun, food, games and prizes at the first Cybersecurity Carnival hosted by the OIT. Test your cybersecurity know-how. Try your luck at Slam the Spam. See if you can catch a phish! All attendees will be entered to win raffle prizes like electric scooters, a PlayStation 5, gift cards and more. Plus it’s free to ND faculty, staff and students.
Tuesday, Oct. 4; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Allow Multiple Submissions for an Assignment in Canvas
Instructors can allow students multiple attempts to submit an assignment. When viewing in the SpeedGrader, instructors can access earlier versions of student work to review progress.

IT Maintenance Begins Saturday, Oct. 1
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, through 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Office of Information Technologies  systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Many IT services may be unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period.

Also This Week ...

Open Office Hours
Provost John McGreevy 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 are needed and you can come with questions or ideas, or just come to say hello.
Wednesday, Sept. 28; 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Dooley Room, LaFortune Student Center

ND Recycles!
Given the recent changes in Notre Dame’s recycling policies, it can be difficult to know what and where to recycle our used materials. Happily, the Office of Sustainability at Notre Dame has created online resources that list what can be recycled on campus vs. off campus and where recycling bins are on campus. Disseminated by the Graduate Student Government’s Sustainability Committee.

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.