For the Week of December 6
Final Week: “Jim Dine: American Icon”
Closes Saturday, Dec. 11, in the O’Shaughnessy Galleries (East and West), Snite Museum of Art
“Wife of a Spy” (2020)
The wife of an enigmatic businessman begins to suspect he is a spy after he returns from a trip to Manchuria with a mysterious woman who later dies. Upon discovering his true intentions, she becomes torn between loyalty to her husband and the life they have built, and the country they call home. Fac/Staff: $6. Students: $4.
Thursday, Dec. 9; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Dec. 10; 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11; 7 p.m.
Met Opera: Live in HD presents “The Magic Flute” (Encore)
This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series. Adults and children alike are enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, Dec. 11; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
If you happen to receive a Mogwai as a gift this holiday season, keep it away from bright lights, don’t get it wet and never, ever feed it after midnight. Follow that and you should be all set. Break the rules and Michiana might be overrun with homicidal, green pranksters, just like what happened 35 years ago in Kingston Falls, New York. $1 tickets.
Sunday, Dec. 12; 3 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Collegium Musicum — Josquin
The Notre Dame Collegium Musicum presents a concert of the music of Josquin des Pres (c.1450-1521) commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death. The program will include the complete “Missa Pange lingua” and a selection of motets. Free but ticketed.
Monday, Dec. 6; 7:30 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Acting for the Non-Major Final
Students in Professor Anton Juan’s Acting for the Non-Major course will perform final scenes from world theater –– exploring the spaces of memory, the body in an external space, voice and diction and the choices actors make, through the observation and imagination of realities. Event includes mature or adult content. Free but ticketed.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 5 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Halftime A Cappella’s Winter Concert: “Illuminated”
Halftime A Cappella’s concert will feature songs by COIN, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Beyonce and more. Tickets are being sold at the LaFortune box office. $7 for students and faculty/staff. $10 for the general public.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Washington Hall
Lessons and Carols with the Notre Dame Children’s Choir
The Sacred Music Academy at Notre Dame invites you to its annual holiday concert to celebrate the season featuring six children’s choirs performing works for Advent with scripture readings, prayers and congregational hymns.
Friday, Dec. 10; 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Road, Granger
Kola Owolabi: Faculty Organ Recital
Presented by Kola Owolabi, professor of organ, “A Tale of Two Cultures: European Baroque Music of Italian Influence and Contemporary African-American Traditions” with works by Georg Muffat, Dieterich Buxtehude, Georg Friedrich Handel, Thomas Kerr, Adolphus Hailstork and David Hurd. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Dec. 12; 4 p.m. in the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.
Using a Concordance
Learn how to read and understand large volumes of text with AntConc.
Monday, Dec. 6; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
Catholic Mass in Italian
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in Italian. All are welcome. Guidance in both English and Italian will be provided. Officiated by Father Vincenz Heereman.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel
Information Session: Social Concerns Seminars
See how Catholic social tradition invites us to respond to the changing demands of justice through rigorous engagement and encounter with local communities with Social Concerns Seminars. Seminars are academic courses in which students engage in social analysis and encounter community partners around the country. Join an info session and apply by Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 4 p.m. in the McNeill Library, Geddes Hall
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 4 p.m.
An Advent Evening of Reflection
Begin the Advent season with fellowship, reflection and night prayer. Light refreshments will follow in the Geddes Coffeehouse. This is the first Evening of Reflection in the three-part Exploring the Catholic Imagination Series, which will continue in Lent and Easter.
Thursday, Dec. 9; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Geddes Hall Chapel and Coffeehouse
Close out the semester with a 20-minute mindful look at a work of art. Walk away feeling relaxed and recharged as tools of mindfulness are used for a guided look at Jim Dine’s “Youth and the Maiden,” on view in “Jim Dine: American Icon” until Saturday, Dec. 11.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
12 Days of Fitness
Log your physical activity in the Yule Book at the front desks of North Dome, the Climbing and Bouldering Wall, Rockne Memorial and the Smith Center for Recreational Sports for a chance to win one of 78 prizes! Click here for more info.
Continues through Friday, Dec. 10
Webinar: “Advancing the Debate about the Humanitarian Impact of Economic Sanctions”
Since the end of the Cold War, sanctions have become an essential instrument of global and national foreign policy. But in many cases, they have created economic hardship and harmed innocent civilians. How can policymakers increase the effectiveness of sanctions while creating stronger safeguards to prevent negative humanitarian impacts? Learn more and register.
Monday, Dec. 6; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom
Discussion — “Voting Rights Reform: A View of the US and Perspectives from Europe”
In this first event of the Kellogg Institute Democracy and Civil Discourse series, two U.S. scholars with broad expertise in electoral law will present contrasting views on voting rights reform in the U.S., with judge Oliver Kask, chair of the Venice Commission’s Council for Democratic Elections, providing perspectives from Europe.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Presentation — “Five Years of Peace Agreement Implementation in Colombia: Insights from the Kroc Institute”
The Kroc Institute will present key findings from its special report assessing implementation five years after the Final Agreement to End the Armed Conflict and Build a Stable and Lasting Peace was signed. Panelists include Asher Kaufman, Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Elise Ditta and Mateo Gómez Vásquez.
Tuesday, Dec. 7; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually
Time-Out for Tech: “Using Wildcards in Google Sheets Functions”
Are you frustrated by the exact content matching in Google Sheets? Wildcards to the rescue! This handy asterisk lets you generalize your search. Join OIT and learn how to use wildcards in common Sheets functions.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom
Panel Discussion — “Religion and Race: Christian Perspectives on Critical Race Theory”
What, precisely, is critical race theory? Why has it caused tensions between some Christians? And how might people of faith work together to address racism in America and move toward a more just, equitable and inclusive democracy? Join the Ansari Institute for a panel discussion exploring these important issues. Register to attend via Zoom or in person.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls, and via Zoom
The Christmas Lecture: “Unwrap the Magic of Science”
Have you ever been curious about how your brain really works? How your five senses really sense? The secret lies in your body’s hidden electrical network that lives just below your skin and skulls: your nervous system! This talk by TED Fellow Greg Gage will feature hands-on demonstrations of the basic principles of neuroscience.
Thursday, Dec. 9; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science
Returning Vehicles to the Bulla Student Parking Lot
The Bulla Student Lot has been recently closed for extensive reconstruction. Those with a valid student permit who regularly park in the Bulla Student Lot may park in the adjacent Bulla Faculty/Staff section but must return to the student section no later than 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8.
English Conversation Table
The English Conversation Table (ECT — formerly English Language Table) is a twice-monthly opportunity to practice English with both native and non-native speakers and to make some new friends in the process. Free and open to anyone at Notre Dame.
Friday, Dec. 10; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall
McWell Break Room Special Feature: Holiday Edition
Visit the McWell Break Room to celebrate the holiday season with treats and crafts related to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa available. Celebrate something that’s already special to you or something that may be new. Reserve the room here. Happy Holidays, ND!
Participate in the Canvas Student Survey
If you used Canvas this semester, take part in this student survey to share your thoughts about ND’s new learning management system. How do you like it? Did you use your mobile device to access Canvas? Was it easy to use? The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, Dec. 13.
Use Calendar to Set Your Work Location
Use Google Calendar to let others know when and where you typically work on any given day, in the office or working remotely. This helps when you and others are scheduling meetings or need to know how best to reach someone.
Irish Gardens Finals Specials
Irish Gardens is selling two different flower arrangements for finals week with FREE delivery! These arrangements will be delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 8, the first Reading Day.
Hesburgh Library Building Hours through Dec. 16
For final exams, Hesburgh Library are currently open 24 hours a day and will close at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Find all branch and service desk hours at library.nd.edu/hours.
Study at the Snite
Use the museum galleries as inspiring and quiet study spaces during this semester’s finals period. The museum will provide tables, chairs, snacks and art for you to enjoy.
This opportunity is sponsored by the Snite Museum Student Programming Committee.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Thursday, Dec. 9; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday Dec. 10; 3 to 5 p.m.
Open Office Hours with Provost Miranda
Provost Marie Lynn Miranda will hold her final open office hours of the fall semester. Please note that this reflects a time change from the previously published open office hours schedule.
Office hours are open to all Notre Dame faculty, staff and students. No appointment is needed.
Friday, Dec. 10; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Sorin Room, LaFortune Student Center