TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 13)


For the Week of April 13

Deadlines or Registrations

Responsible Innovation Fellowship Now Accepting Applications
The Graduate School, the IDEA Center and the Technology Ethics Center at Notre Dame present a new opportunity open to doctoral students, postdocs and law students:  A one-year, National Science Foundation-funded fellowship program that combines cross-disciplinary collaboration, technology ethics and commercialization experience. Learn more at

Deals and Discounts

Gain Access to Wellbeats On-demand Fitness Classes for Free
RecSports has partnered with Wellbeats to gain access to the same on-demand fitness classes offered in the private fitness studios in the Smith Center for Recreational Sports. Unlimited streaming access to Wellbeats on-demand fitness will be available through Thursday, April 30!

Educational and Research Opportunities

OIT Lunch & Learn (online session): “Tools for Working from Home”
Stay connected, stay productive and stay healthy. Learn about tools that will help you work from home. To join this online session, register in Endeavor or contact the training group at Connection information will be shared with the registrants.
Wednesday, April 15; noon to 1 p.m.

OIT Training
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
• dataND: Introduction, Monday, April 20; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Adobe Spark: Tell Your Story in Posts, Pages and Videos, Wednesday, April 22; 1:30 to 5 p.m.
• InDesign CC, Level II: Tips & Tricks, Thursday, April 23; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
• Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Thursday, April 23; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Hesburgh Libraries and the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:

Virtual QGIS Demo
This workshop is an introduction to the QGIS software interface and its basic functionalities.
Thursday, April 16; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom meeting

Virtual Introduction to Working with Data (Regular Expressions)
This workshop introduces working with data using regular expressions, providing background on the regular expression language and how it can be used to match and extract text and to clean data
Friday, April 17; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom Meeting

Health and Recreation

Virtual Yoga in Italian
Please join us at All sequences will be briefly introduced in English, followed by instructions in Italian. Have the following material ready: a mat (or just your home carpet); a strap (or a towel); two blocks (or any two books that are about the same size of a yoga block).
Wednesday, April 15; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “Navigating Market Volatility”
With the market’s recent downturns, you may be concerned about the retirement savings you’ve worked so hard to build potentially being in jeopardy. This event and Fidelity’s planning services are offered to you as part of your benefits from the University. Presented by Fidelity Investments, join us for one of three sessions online. Register now by logging into NetBenefits. You may join from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Monday, April 13; noon
Thursday, April 16; 4 p.m.

Webinar: “The Coronavirus Crisis through Gender, Environmental, Anthropological and Indigenous Lenses”
Join the Kroc Institute for a live discussion of the global coronavirus crisis. Please register to receive the Zoom link to attend this event.
Tuesday, April 14; 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Virtual Lecture: “Firefighters and PFAS: Occupational Health and Environmental Health”
Professor Graham Peaslee joins us for another online Our Universe Revealed. He discusses his research studying Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS), their impact on the body and how exposure to them impacts firefighters, the environment and the public. This work was featured in the 2019 ‘What Would You Fight For?’ series.
Tuesday, April 14; 7 to 8 p.m. online — details for accessing streaming are at

NDIAS Book Discussion: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel
“Station Eleven” tells the story of a band of musicians and actors who survive a pandemic and travel around the Lake Michigan area, visiting remaining communities and keeping art, literature and culture alive in the face of an unfathomable catastrophe. If you are interested in participating in the conversation, RSVP to Kristian Olsen ( to receive more information and confirm space availability. The discussion is open to all members of the Notre Dame community.
Friday, April 17; 3 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Social Gatherings

“The Shirt” Video Unveiling 2020
Join The Shirt committee in celebrating the unveiling of the 32nd annual shirt through a special video culminating in the unveiling of The 2020 Shirt.
Friday, April 17; 6 p.m. on The Shirt ND Facebook page, Twitter (@theshirtND), Instagram (@theshirtnd) and YouTube accounts

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Hold Synchronous Online Chats in Sakai
Some class meeting times may not need to be held in Zoom. For a less tech-heavy option, add the Chat Room to your Sakai site for office hours, concept review or TA support. A quick report will tell you who participated.  

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.