Faculty and Staff Edition


For the Week of February 26

Arts and Performances


Sacred Art Visio Divina
Visio divina, or “sacred seeing,” is an ancient form of Christian prayer in which we allow our hearts and imaginations to prayerfully and meditatively enter into an image. Join the Raclin Murphy Museum for guided sessions of visio divina with sacred art in the Mary, Queen of Families Chapel. It is a wonderful way to engage spiritually with this unique, art-filled space.
Monday, Feb. 26 Tuesday, Feb. 27; 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Art + Spirit
This interactive series will explore major aspects of how one might think about art as “spiritual” through the lens of the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art’s collection. Come for a guided conversation to look, learn, reflect and discuss the various ways that the spiritual aspects of art elevate both our thinking and our own personal encounters.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art
Saturday, March 2; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Art180 First Fridays
Wondering how to spend 180 minutes with your chosen work of art? Interested in meeting others also participating in Art180? Stop by the museum for Art180 First Fridays! These drop-in hours will include small activities and prompts to guide you on your journey, along with the opportunity to chat with others.
Friday, March 1; 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

AAHD Gallery: Third-Year MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception
The exhibition will showcase art created by Jacob Lehmann and Joe Matty. The artwork will be displayed from Thursday, Feb. 29, to Thursday, March 21.
Friday, March 1; 5 to 7 p.m. in the AAHD Galleries (Room 214/216), Riley Hall


Screenings and Panel Discussion — “Oscar Nominated Shorts: Red, White and Blue”
Following the screening of all five films nominated for best live action short in the 2024 Oscars, join the Department of Film, Television and Theatre for a panel discussion exploring Nazrin Choudhury’s “Red, White and Blue,” featuring the film’s editor and co-producer, Phil McLaughlin. $7 adult, $5 seniors (65+), $4 non-ND student/child.
Saturday, March 2; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Theater: “As You Are” by Rachel Lynett ’11
In a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” “As You Are” is a play with music about an apartment community stuck inside trying to find joy in the darkest of situations. Directed by Patrick Starner ’20. $15 for the general public, $12 for faculty/staff/seniors (65+), $7 for students.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, Feb. 29; 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1; 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3; 2:30 p.m.

Athletics and Sporting Events

Visit the Athletics composite schedule for events this week.

Awards and Competitions

Shaheen Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals
Come watch graduate student finalists from the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Engineering, and Science and the Keough School of Global Affairs compete in the final round of the 3MT competition. They will compete for thousands of dollars of prize money by presenting their research in just three minutes and using only one slide. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 5 to 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Executive Vice President Seeks Nominations for 2024 Presidential Awards
Each year, the University honors staff colleagues who exemplify Notre Dame’s core values of accountability, teamwork, integrity, leadership in excellence and leadership in mission, as well as those who make exceptional contributions in a given year, with Presidential Awards. Any Notre Dame faculty or staff member may submit a nomination by Thursday, Feb. 29. To learn more about the awards, please visit the NDHR website.

External Partnership Sustainability Award
Nominations are due by Thursday, Feb. 29, for the External Partnership Sustainability Award. Procurement Services and the Office of Sustainability recognize sustainability efforts and partnerships via this collaborative award program. The award honors suppliers and other partners who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practices while partnering with Notre Dame.
This award program has been shifted to more fully recognize the holistic nature of sustainability work through the lenses of ecological, human and economic health. This shift helps to remind us that sustainability is about human vitality — our ability to thrive together — while also caring for our common home.

2024 University Faculty Awards Nominations
The Office of the Provost coordinates eight awards that recognize faculty excellence in research, teaching and service to the University; signal milestone accomplishments and contributions across the disciplines; and celebrate outstanding members of the Notre Dame community. Faculty, academic staff and students can nominate a faculty member for any of these awards. Nominations are open through Monday, March 4.

Deadlines or Registrations

HR Workshop: Multipliers by Franklin Covey
The best leaders are multipliers who bring out the capabilities in others. Based on the book “Multipliers” by Liz Wiseman, you will discover how to become a multiplier and deliver higher performance by accessing and growing the capabilities of the people around you. Lunch is provided. Enroll through Thursday, Feb. 29, via Endeavor. Open to managers and supervisors.
Monday, March 4; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Ballroom A (Smith Ballroom), Morris Inn

Summus Master Class — “Thriving Through Menopause and Beyond: Part I — The Power of Lifestyle Medicine in Menopause”
Tuesday, March 5; noon to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Connections Series: “Connect with the Ethics Initiative”
The Connections Series is devoted to promoting interdisciplinary community and collaboration, with a focus this year on Notre Dame’s strategic framework and its University-wide initiatives. This event will include a short program featuring the director of the Ethics Initiative and the opportunity for Q&A, as well as fellowship and conversation with your colleagues. Register online.
Tuesday, March 5; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Notre Dame Advising Network Conference
The Center for University Advising and ND Advising Network invite advising and student success professionals of all kinds to their inaugural one-day conference, “Spring Forward: Transforming the Advising Landscape.” Susan Blum of the Department of Anthropology and James Lang of the Kaneb Center will offer keynote addresses. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon stress-buster and reception included. Register by Friday, March 1.
Tuesday, March 5; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in McKenna Hall

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

International Student Global Unity Showcase
Join in for an evening of vibrant performances, delectable international cuisine and engaging cultural exhibitions. It’s more than just an event — it’s a celebration of unity, understanding and the strength that comes from embracing our differences. Hosted by the International Engagement and Outreach Department of ND’s Student Government. Registration and nomination information online.
Monday, Feb. 26; 6 to 8 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

GreeNDot Bystander Intervention Training (for Faculty and Staff)
GreeNDot is a bystander intervention training program that builds a community of safety and respect where all belong, human dignity is protected and common good is promoted through the prevention of harm to others. Register by Wednesday, Feb. 28, and become a certified bystander at the next training session. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, Feb. 29; noon to 4 p.m. with a location TBD

Black Domers 2
The Black Alumni of Notre Dame and ThinkND invite you to explore experiences of Black alumni and students, imagine the future of social justice, convene Black entrepreneurial and business trailblazers, nurture Black well-being and cultivate Black spirituality.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually 

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:
Click on each workshop to see more details and to register.
Graduate School Selection
Want to know more about potential graduate programs and the research they produce? Use bibliographic database(s) to determine which institutions are doing research that matches your passions and who is doing that research.
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· Topic Modeling Against a Corpora
Topic modeling is a process of analyzing a collection of texts to better understand the collection as a whole. This process can be useful for identifying genres, authors or subjects in a body of literature. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate and facilitate the use of a free Java-based program called Topic Modeling Tool.
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· RefWorks — Managing Citations for Research
This workshop will review the basics of citation managers, identify some of the more common citation managers, practice importing citations from a few databases (such as Google Scholar and Web of Science), show how to identify when you have missing data in your citation and show how to create endnotes.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· 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.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· Introduction to Text Mining
In this hands-on workshop, learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora such as a collection of books or journal articles. Sometimes called “distant” or “scalable” reading, text mining is a way to analyze the words or phrases in a text to find patterns and anomalies within it.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 11 a.m. to noon in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library
· Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Presented by Mark Robison, political science and peace studies librarian.
Friday, March 1; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Collaboration Hub (Room 220), Hesburgh Library
· Multimedia Timelines with timeline.js
Learn how to create media-rich, interactive timelines using timeline.js. Timeline.js is a free, easy-to-use web-based tool that enables you to build visually rich, interactive timelines using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. It can pull in media from a variety of sources — e.g., Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc. — to enhance your storytelling.
Friday, March 1; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Faith and Service

Presentation: “The Role of a Synodal Bishop”
Cardinal Mario Grech’s presentation, which is sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life, will include a response from Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Free and open to the public.
Monday, Feb. 26; 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the Reyes Family Boardroom (Room 215/216), McKenna Hall

Presentation: “The Eucharistic Sacrifice and the Mission to the Poor”
Bishop Daniel Flores, from the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, will describe the dynamism inherent within the Eucharistic celebration that both names Christ’s mission to the poor, and makes us capable of participating in it. The theme will include addressing “who are the poor?”
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the auditorium, Eck Visitors Center

FaithND’s Lenten Perspectives: The Art of the Raclin Murphy Museum
Throughout Lent, join the Alumni Association and FaithND for this online video reflection series exploring some of the most significant liturgical paintings of the Raclin Murphy Museum collection, challenging you to contemplate prayer, fasting, sinfulness, mercy, grace and God’s infinite love from the perspectives of the artist’s gaze.

Stations of the Cross
Join in this Lenten opportunity by using works of art to pray the Stations of the Cross. This guided devotion will use the collection of George Tooker’s preparatory drawings for a Stations series he painted in 1984 for St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor, Vermont. Each station will be accompanied by a scriptural passage and a reflection.
Friday, March 1; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

Auditions Deadline Extended for New Musical “Behold God’s Love for You”
Auditions have been extended for “Behold God’s Love for You: A Musical Triptych on the Eucharist.” The world premiere performances will take place at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, July 18-19. Auditions are open to the public, and submissions are now due online by 5 p.m. Friday, March 1. Learn more at bit.ly/BeholdGodsLove. Free and open to the public.

Breen-Phillips Hall’s Annual Meal Auction
Support Meals on Wheels in South Bend by participating in BP’s signature charity event, Meal Auction! A Rohr’s dinner with Father Jenkins, a one-night stay at the Morris Inn and a personal tour of the new men’s residence hall on East Quad are just a few of the many priceless auction items up for grabs at the 40th annual Meal Auction.
Friday, March 1; 3 to 7 p.m. in Hagerty Family Café, Duncan Student Center

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack
Lyons and Johnson Family Halls are co-hosting a campus-wide service event in partnership with Feed My Starving Children. Volunteers will help pack 100,000 meals to send to kids in need all over the world! Sign up for this amazing opportunity by using this link to register. Reach out to Grace Shaible or Hannah Matsumoto with any questions.
Friday, March 1; 6 to 9 p.m. with various shifts available in Stepan Center
Saturday, March 2; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with various shifts available

Seeking the Soul, Finding the Body
Join the Society of Catholic Scientists for its monthly Mass and brunch, featuring a talk from Dr. Dillon Stull, resident at Memorial Hospital. Mass will be the 11:30 a.m. Crypt Mass; brunch will follow in the Geddes Hall Coffeehouse around noon. All are welcome! Please register, so enough food will be ordered.
Saturday, March 2; 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Crypt, then Coffeehouse, Geddes Hall

Health and Recreation

Summer Camp Expo
Join NDHR Family Services for a summer camp expo! This event will feature local summer camps and other educational opportunities for children in grades K-12. Open to Notre Dame faculty, staff, graduate students and their spouses.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Lectures and Presentations

Virtues & Vocations — “Hope and Peril in American Medicine”
Ricardo Nuila, an internal medicine doctor and hospitalist in his hometown of Houston, is the author of “The People’s Hospital: Stories and Lessons from a Safety Net Healthcare System.” There will be time for audience questions. Virtues & Vocations is a national forum housed at the Center for Social Concerns for scholars and practitioners to consider how best to cultivate character in higher education.
Monday, Feb. 26; noon to 1 p.m. online

Discussion and Book Signing — “Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law” with Authors Leah and Richard Rothstein
The Law School has purchased 100 copies of “Just Action.” Attendees can reserve a copy upon registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsored by ND Law School’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and co-sponsored by Black Law Students Association, the Real Estate Law Society, the American Constitution Society, the School of Architecture and the Center for Social Concerns. Register here to attend.
Monday, Feb. 26; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the McCartan Courtroom, Eck Law School

Lecture and Livestream: “Judaism and Free Speech on Campus Post-October 7, 2023”
Presented by Yoram Hazony, an Israeli philosopher, biblical scholar and political theorist. He currently serves as the president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem, and is the chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation. Attendees will be required to present an NDID upon entry to the event. Review the poster.
Monday, Feb. 26; 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Lecture: “Identification of Treatment Effects with Bunching Designs”
This talk by Carolina Caetano gives an overview of the existing strategies for identification of causal effects in models with endogeneity which leverage bunching in the treatment variable.
Tuesday, Feb. 27; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center

Webinar: “The Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza”
After three months of attacks and occupation by the Israel Defense Forces, Gaza “has become a place of death and despair.” Hospitals are overwhelmed, there is risk of famine and daily life is filled with danger, fear and trauma. In this event, a panel of experts will provide insights on the struggle for humanitarian agencies to provide relief in Gaza. This is the third installment in a series of webinars addressing various aspects of the Israel/Palestine war, co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 12:30 to 2 p.m. live via Zoom

Panel Discussion: “Patrick Griffin’s ‘The Age of Atlantic Revolution’: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World’”
Panelists include Eliga Gould, University of New Hampshire; Sam Fisher, visiting fellow in the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies; and Anna Vincenzi of Hillsdale College. Elisabeth Köll, the William Payden Collegiate Chair of the Department of History, will introduce. Reception to follow. Review the poster.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 3:30 to 6 p.m. in Rooms 205-207, McKenna Hall

2024 Cushwa Center Lecture — “Five Hundred* Years of Mayanized Christianity: An Ethnohistory of the Americas’ First Theology, the Theologia Indorum”
Presented by Garry Sparks, associate professor in the Department of Religion, Princeton University.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Rooms 215-216, McKenna Hall

ND Democracy Talk — “The Student Becomes the Teacher: German Lessons for American Democracy”
This talk with Bill Donohue, the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities, professor of European studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs, and director of the Initiative for Global Europe, Keough School, will be based on how the U.S. was a mentor to Germany post-war, and how the U.S. now needs to look to Germany to recon with our own history with regard to race in order to bolster our democracy. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 1030, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Presentation — “Made for Such a Time: Gifts of Black Catholics for the 21st Century Church”
Campus Ministry is partnering with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend’s Black Catholic Committee to host authors, podcasters and speakers Marcia Lane-McGee and Shannon Wimp Schmidt.
Thursday, Feb. 29; 7 p.m. in Remick Commons, Carole Sandner Hall

Undergraduate Research Conference in European Studies
The Nanovic Institute will host its first Undergraduate Research Conference in European Studies. This full day of student presentations and papers will highlight the gamut of what Notre Dame undergraduates are studying about Europe across disciplines. The Notre Dame School of Architecture is co-sponsoring this conference.
Friday, March 1; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 1050, Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Ten Years Hence Lecture — “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology”
Presented by Anu Bradford, the Henry L. Moses Distinguished Professor of Law and International Organization at Columbia Law School. This is the fourth of eight lectures in the Ten Years Hence Speaker Series, which focuses on “Artificial Intelligence: Promise and Peril.” Free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. No tickets or registration required.
Friday, March 1; 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Signs of the Times – Mark Herriman, United Way of St. Joseph County
Mark Herriman, executive vice president of OneRoof, United Way of St. Joseph County, will speak about “Empowerment in Practice” at Signs of the Times — a monthly series at the Center for Social Concerns that connects campus to community experts around justice topics. Bring your lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided.
Friday, March 1; noon to 1 p.m. in the Coffee House, Geddes Hall

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Notice: Cost for Replacement of Enhanced Hang Tags
Beginning Friday, March 1, the replacement fee for enhanced hang tags is $35. Contact Parking Services at 631-5053 or parking@nd.edu with questions.

Road and Sidewalk Closures Near Hesburgh Library
Please note that Library Circle, the access drive to the Hesburgh Library, Pasquerilla Center and the ITC, will be closed Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 16. This will allow crews to install underground geothermal water lines originating from the new geothermal plant under construction on the north side of the Joyce Center. Anyone needing to be dropped off at the library during the road closure can use St. Joseph Drive west of the library. Please also note that a portion of the sidewalk north of Library Circle will be closed March 1-20. Review the aerial map for details.
Geothermal systems support sustainable energy usage for heating and cooling buildings on campus. They take advantage of the year-round 50°F average temperatures underground, circulating water through a closed-loop piping system to a depth of roughly 300 feet before returning it to the surface and distributing it through an energy center. Starting the heating and cooling process at 50° instead of at fluctuating surface temperatures uses significantly less energy to create comfortable building spaces.

Social Gatherings

Japanese Conversation Table
Japanese learners of all levels are invited to the Japanese conversation table.
Wednesday, Feb. 28; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 151, Decio Faculty Hall

Slavic Tea Party
This free tea party will include a celebration of spring. Be sure to stop by to take part in the fun, food and games!
Friday, March 1; 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the departmental study lounge (Room 117), Decio Faculty Hall

Tech Tips, Tools and IT Maintenance

Canvas Tip: Do Students Read the Feedback You Provide?
Students frequently mention timely feedback as one of the most valuable things faculty can do for them. If instructors have made annotations to student work through the SpeedGrader, they can confirm whether a student has read that feedback.

Don’t Lose Access to Your Google Shared Files — Take Action by March
The University will implement the first phase of a new process for storing collaborative data that may affect files and folders shared with you. Beginning in March, all data associated with Google accounts inactive for more than a year — including files and folders owned by those accounts — will be deleted. Take action to ensure you maintain access to important projects, research and essential files.

Don’t Lose Access to Your Box Shared Files — Take Action by March
The University will implement the first phase of a new process for storing collaborative data that may affect files and folders shared with you. Beginning in March, all data associated with Box accounts inactive for more than a year — including files and folders owned by those accounts — will be deleted. Take action to ensure you maintain access to important projects, research and essential files.

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.