TheWeek@ND Student Edition (November 29)



For the Week of November 29

Arts and Performances


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 tools of mindfulness are used for a guided look at Jim Dine’s “(Guadalupe) from Nine Hearts from Nikolaistrasse.”
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

2021 PhotoFutures Acquisition Unveiling
PhotoFutures students chose Gideon Mendel’s 2015 “Francisca Chagas dos Santos, Taquari District, Rio Branco, Brazil” to add to the permanent collection of the Snite Museum. Remarks will begin at 4:15 p.m. by participating students.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

“New Faces”
The Department of Art, Art History and Design is proud to announce “New Faces” — an exhibition of work from first-year MFA students in Studio Art and Design. The exhibition is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (when the University is open) from Thursday, Dec. 2, through Friday, Jan. 14.
The opening reception is Thursday, Dec. 2; 5 to 7 p.m. in the A|AH|D Gallery, 214 Riley Hall


Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement
Join a free screening of “Gather,” a new, feature-length film that outlines the revitalization and re-creation of Indigenous food systems in North America and takes viewers to tribal communities where members are actively working on Native food sovereignty issues. Stay afterward for a panel discussion on the film’s topics.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 131, DeBartolo Hall

The Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Eurydice”
The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story. Fac/Staff: $23. Students: $16.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Auditions for “Cyrano”
Adapted by Matt Hawkins from the play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” by Edmond Rostand. Music and lyrics by Veronica Mansour ’21; directed by Matt Hawkins. Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre’s upcoming production of “Cyrano,” a swashbuckling love story with a modern musical twist, will be performed Feb.  17-27 in the Philbin Studio Theatre. Any student of any major is welcome and encouraged to audition. Visit for information about how to prepare and to sign up for a 10-minute slot.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 6 to 10 p.m. in Room B024 (basement), DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 6 to 10 p.m.

Transpose Dance Collective Fall Show: “Escape with Movement”
The show will feature pieces choreographed by students throughout the semester across many different dance styles including lyrical, ballet, Latin jazz, hip-hop and more.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Dahnke Ballroom, Duncan Student Center

Handel’s “Messiah”
Join the Notre Dame Chorale for the annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” Featuring the Chorale, a baroque orchestra and soloists, “Messiah” offers a musical journey through the life of Christ, culminating with the famous “Hallelujah” chorus. $12 regular, $6 senior (65+)/fac/staff, $3 student, $3 child.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 8 to 10 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, Dec. 3; 8 p.m.

Voices of Faith Gospel Choir Winter Concert
The Voices of Faith Gospel Choir is under the direction of Emorja Roberson. Join in this evening of joy in anticipation of Christmas!
Friday, Dec. 3; 7 to 8 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center

Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra: “Christmas at ND”
The Notre Dame Glee Club and Symphony Orchestra join together to present “Christmas at Notre Dame” with carols old and new, near and far, holiday selections from the Great American Songbook and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” suite. Proceeds will be donated to the South Bend Center for the Homeless and the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Fac/Staff: $8. Students: $5.
Two shows: Saturday, Dec. 4; 3 and 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Notre Dame Jazz Bands Concert
Three Notre Dame Jazz Bands will perform: Jazz Band 2, the New Orleans Brass Band and Jazz Band 1. The concert will have a variety of jazz styles, including standard songs, swing favorites, hard bop, fusion (jazz-rock), pop songs and vocals, all chosen to be enjoyable for listeners of all ages. Free but ticketed.
Sunday, Dec. 5; 7 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

2022 Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition
Sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health, this annual competition brings together undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines to creatively address critical global health challenges in a competitive and collaborative environment. The 2022 competition will take place Saturday, Feb. 12, with the registration deadline of Sunday, Dec. 5.

Sing with the Notre Dame Community Choir for Christmas Eve Mass
All are welcome to sing with the Notre Dame Community Choir for Christmas Eve Mass in the Basilica. No audition is necessary. For more information, visit or contact Patrick Kronner at or 631-7779.
Weekly Monday rehearsals: Dec. 6, 13 and 20; 7 to 8:45 p.m.

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 us and learn how to use wildcards in common Sheets functions.
Wednesday, Dec. 8; 10:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Discrimination and Harassment Module Training (greeNDot Action Event)
Join greeNDot for the newly launched Discrimination and Harassment module training. This training is open to all students with no prior greeNDot experience required. Chick-fil-A will be served after the training. Please sign up here for all upcoming action events.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room, Saint Liam Hall

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries Workshops:

Using Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
This workshop will demonstrate how to use Topic Modeling Tool.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials to make them available for future generations.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 1 to 2 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 248), Hesburgh Library

Introduction to Natural Language Processing with Python
Get exposure to Python and the inner workings of the Natural Language Toolkit.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials to make them available for future generations.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 248), Hesburgh Library

Using the Distant Reader
Learn how to quickly read and analyze arbitrarily large corpora of textual materials with Distant Reader.
Friday, Dec. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library


“Designing and Creating Your Canvas Home Page”
In this 30-minute workshop, participants will learn how to engage their students immediately with course content with a well-designed home page. Participants will learn to use Adobe Spark to create a course banner, create and edit a video introduction using the Canvas media tools and understand how to successfully create a visual student guide.
Friday, Dec. 3; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Sunday, Nov. 28, marked the beginning of the new Liturgical year and the Church has now entered into the holy season of Advent. This is a time to prepare for Jesus’ birth and the Christmas season. To help you celebrate this holy season, Campus Ministry has compiled prayer offerings and resources.   

Sacred Places of Notre Dame: A Daily Advent Journey
Hosted by the Alumni Association, each day during Advent, a member of the ND family will share a place on campus that provides them with comfort and meaning as the Church prepares for the birth of Christ. To follow along, text “Advent” to 51555 or visit
This takes place the whole season of Advent from Sunday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 25.

Digital Advent and Christmas Crèche Calendar
Reflect on the Incarnation! Once you sign up, you will receive a daily email through Sunday, Jan. 9, with an image and description of a crèche from a different part of the world, along with a brief prayer. Each Sunday’s email will include a musical performance by one of the Notre Dame Basilica choirs.
Sunday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Jan. 9

McGrath Institute Underwear and Sock Drive
The McGrath Institute for Church Life begins its annual Underwear and Sock Drive for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. Donation boxes are located in the Hesburgh Library main concourse and the first- and third-floor lobbies of Geddes Hall. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes are needed; NEW items only.
Monday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 17

Prayer of Remembrance
Holidays can be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones. Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather for a 30-minute prayer of remembrance. Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., will lead a brief prayer honoring all deceased loved ones. This prayer will express our love for those who have passed and offer an opportunity as a community to support one another. All faiths welcome.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the first-floor lounge, Coleman-Morse Center

Catholic Mass in German
Celebrate Christ with a Mass and liturgy in German. All are welcome. Guidance in both English and German will be provided. Officiated by Father Vincenz Heereman.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Geddes Hall Chapel

Mass and Cheese at Sorin College
Celebrate Mass and afterward socialize with freshly baked artisan mac and cheese. Come with a group of friends!
Every Thursday; 10 p.m. in the first-floor chapel, Sorin College in Zahm Hall

EXALT Adoration
Fill out this form for future updates from EXALT. Join in a night of prayer and worship in which Deacon Gabriel Griggs, C.S.C., will offer a brief reflection centered on the fourth C.S.C. Constitution, “Brotherhood,” followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, music from Totus Tuus and Reconciliation being offered.
Friday, Dec. 3; 7:30 to 9 p.m. in front of the Blessed Sacrament, Moreau Seminary Chapel

Advent Lessons and Carols
This special prayer service celebrating the scriptures and music of the Advent season will feature the Basilica choirs — Folk Choir, Liturgical Choir, Magnificat Choir and Basilica Schola. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, Dec. 5; 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Health and Recreation

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.
Monday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 10

Movie, Dinner and Discussion (greeNDot Action Event)
Join greeNDot to watch “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and discuss the role of bystanders and how you can learn more about being an active bystander here at ND. No prior greeNDot experience is required. Chipotle will be served for dinner. Please sign up here for all upcoming action events.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room, Saint Liam Hall 

Mental Health Module Training (greeNDot Action Event)
Join greeNDot for its newly launched mental health module training. This training is open to all students with no prior greeNDot experience required. Chick-fil-A will be served before the training begins. Please sign up here for all upcoming action events.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 8:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room, Saint Liam Hall

UCC Drop-In Workshop: “Self-Compassion”
Do you beat yourself up for inevitable mistakes, problems and imperfections that come along with life? How is that working for you? You might assume that treating yourself harshly is necessary to motivate yourself. Self-compassion is a much more effective alternative. Learn what it is and how you can apply it to your life.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 4 to 5 p.m. in the third-floor conference room, Saint Liam Hall

Artful Yoga
Kick off December with yoga instructor Steve Krojniewski for a night of artful yoga at the museum. Explore landscapes in the Snite Museum’s collection to guide our practice. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, students, faculty and spouses. Mats will be provided.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Ornament Decorating and Meditation
Celebrate the holidays with GROW Peer Educators and the Snite Museum of Art! Reflect through meditation and ornament decorating, filling a clear bauble with art and reminders of the connections you made this year and the people you care about. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while being inspired by the Snite’s collection.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

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, and bring a friend with you, too. Reserve the room here. Happy Holidays, ND!

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Why Does Biodiversity Matter to Us All?”
Join in the first of the London Global Gateway’s Sustainable Future Series in which Celia Deane-Drummond, director of the Laudato Si’ Research Institute at the University of Oxford, will discuss the importance of biodiversity from a religious and moral perspective. Register here.
Monday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. virtually  

Webinar: “What is Good Work?”
Virtues & Vocations is a national forum for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to consider how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. This year, the hosted virtual engagements series is titled “Reimagining Education: Conversations on Character and the Common Good” with November’s speaker Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Register to attend.
Monday, Nov. 29; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “What Can Systemic Trends in Warfare Tell Us About the Future?”
Bear F. Braumoeller, professor in the Department of Political Science and holder of the Baronov and Timashev Chair in Data Analytics at Ohio State University, will present.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Art History Club Talk
Join the Art History Club for a lecture by Jennifer Dasal (M.A. ’04), creator and host of the award-winning ArtCurious Podcast and curator of modern and contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Link to poster.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 201, Riley Hall of Art, or via Zoom

Our Universe Revealed Series/Physics for Everyone: “Seeing the Light”
A group of astronomers recently carried out a survey of nearby stars, called the “Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial Systems.” The survey used the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona to measure the faint signals of dust around stars and provide the first realistic hints of discovering Earth-like planets around other stars using future space-based missions. Presented by Eckhart Spalding.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 105, Jordan Hall of Science

Panel Discussion: “Uncovering a Hidden Crisis”
Join the Gender Relations Center for a panel discussion on missing and murdered Indigenous women. Panelists will discuss how and why this is an issue and what everyone can do to be stakeholders in this cause.
Tuesday, Nov. 30; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “I Wished I Could Live Inside a Nativity Play”
Join in an afternoon of festive cheer with award-winning screenwriter and novelist Frank Cottrell-Boyce as he delves into the evolution of the Nativity play and the role it has in celebrating Christmas.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. virtually from London

Lecture: “The Early Modern Roots of the Anthropocene”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Brad Gregory, the Henkels Family College Professor of History, considers some of the key historical strands of modern industrialization and suggests that their abiding influence and globalized spread are critical to explaining the environmental predicament in which we find ourselves today. Complimentary lunch will be available 30 minutes prior to the lecture while supplies last.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Engaged Learning Forum: “Living Self-Healing Communities”
The Engaged Learning Forum series connects campus and community experts around social concerns. In December, learn more about Self-Healing Communities of Greater Michiana, an initiative dedicated to helping all members of the greater South Bend community heal from intended and unintended traumas. Register to attend.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Presentation — “Radical Equality: The Case for a More Intersectional Future for Gender Equity in Global Politics”
Kara Ellerby from the University of Delaware will present as part of the Kroc Institute’s intersectionality and justice series. Ellerby’s award-winning research focuses on feminist international relations and African post-conflict peacebuilding.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Lecture — “The End of the Village: Planning the Urbanization of Rural China”
Drawing on his new book by the same name, Nick Smith of Columbia University will discuss the ongoing push for the near-total urbanization of China’s territory and population, as well as the implications these policies have for rural people facing an increasingly precarious urban future.
Thursday, Dec. 2; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Analysis — “Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’: Are Those Eels?”
Luigi Ballerini, UCLA emeritus, is a poet, historian, teacher and the founder of the library Chiesa Rossa, where he organizes the annual meeting “Latte e Linguaggio” (“Milk and Language”). Ballerini will present an analysis of “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci exploring the rebirth of gastronomy during the Renaissance.
Friday, Dec. 3; 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Dec. 3; 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Housing”
This series is a casual gathering to discuss current issues through the lens of Catholic social tradition. December’s speaker is Margie Pfeil discussing the topic of housing. All are welcome to join and registration is not required. Beverages and desserts will be provided.
Friday, Dec. 3; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Labor Café: “Labor and Community Development”
Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. In December, consider the connection between employment and community development. Participants choose the concrete topics. All people are welcome and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, Dec. 3; 5 to 6 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Development Day 2021
The ninth annual Development Day conference hosts faculty and graduate students from schools across the Midwest in a showcase of the latest research in development economics. The conference seeks to develop community in a growing network of development economists and to give opportunities for face-to-face interaction among grad students and faculty.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Lot Closure: Bulla Student Lot
The Bulla Student Lot is currently closed through Friday, Dec. 3, for reconstruction. Those with a valid student or faculty/staff permit who regularly park in the Bulla Student Lot may park in the adjacent Bulla Faculty/Staff section during this time. All student vehicles parked in the Bulla Faculty/Staff Lot must return to the student section no later than Wednesday, Dec. 8.

Social Gatherings

Ñawpa Manka Mikhuna: Bolivian Food of Yesteryear
In many cultures, our grandparents and great-grandparents cooked differently than we do today. In Bolivia, the food of the grandparents like lawa, sajta and papaliza are being evaluated as part of the cultural wealth of ancestors. Join FLTA Delia Salazar Acuna as she shares these ancestral traditions for food.
Monday, Nov. 29; 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 334, Bond Hall

Painting with a Twist — Access-ABLE
Come join Access-ABLE for painting and more! Try your hand at painting blindfolded for a shot to win a piece from an artist with a disability (canvases and other supplies will be provided) and help yourself to some sparkling cider with charcuterie board options.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Portuguese Language Table
Come to practice or even learn some Portuguese, have some fun and get to know more about Brazilian and Luso-African cultures. Everybody is welcome, even if you do not know any Portuguese language yet.
Wednesday, Dec. 1; 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 106, Bond Hall

Board, Brush and Bundts
Need a creative break before finals? Come to Legends for a craft night filled with all your favorites, including Board & Brush, string art, glitter jars and much more.
Friday, Dec. 3; 8 to 10 p.m. in Legends

Winter Wonderland Pop-Up on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace
Enjoy the pop-up tented space at the Morris Inn. It is cozy, festive and the perfect spot for a holiday celebration with friends and family. Enjoy live music, holiday vendors, carolers, children’s crafts, hot tea and cocoa, winter cocktails, Notre Dame Family Wines and sweet and savory holiday treats. Free admission. Pay for beverages, food, etc. Reserve your table. (Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.)
Saturdays in December: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace, Morris Inn
Sundays in December: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Snite in the Snow
’Tis the season for holiday cheer! Revel in the holiday spirit with ornament making inspired by works from the collection, festive refreshments and seasonal music in the galleries.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 1 to 3 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Carroll Christmas
Carroll Christmas is Carroll Hall’s signature event that features a horse-drawn carriage, a hot chocolate bar, holiday snacks and activities like an escape room! Stop by for a fun time and take pictures with Santa and his elves too. Free for all.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 3 to 6 p.m. in the first-floor lounges, Carroll Hall

Hip-Hop Night
Wave the fall 2021 semester good-bye hip-hop style! Join SAO at Legends for an electric night filled with the greatest hip-hop and rap hits.
Saturday, Dec. 4; 9 p.m. to midnight in Legends

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

IT Maintenance
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, through 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Office of Information Technologies systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Building Hours Nov. 29-Dec. 16
For final exams, Hesburgh Library will be open 24 hours a day starting Monday, Nov. 29, and will close at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Find all branch and service desk hours at

Robinson Community Learning Center’s Holiday Gift Auction
The 10th annual Robinson Community Learning Center Holiday Gift Auction is more than an enjoyable event for the community — it helps power RCLC’s valuable programs. Due to COVID considerations, the event will be hosted online Sunday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 4. All proceeds go directly to RCLC youth programming.