TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (April 20)


For the Week of April 20

Arts and Performances

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Announces 20–21 Presenting Series Season
The 2020−2021 Presenting Series season offers 31 performances in a variety of genres, ranging from a cappella choral music to a recital by one of the world’s most-revered living instrumentalists to audience favorites in popular music, dance and family programming. Costs vary.
Read the announcement and view the series lineup.

Deadlines or Registrations

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Team Collaboration Tools”
Staying connected and productive with your teams can be a challenge when working remotely. Learn about tools that will help you and your team manage your work together. Since this is an online session, connection information will be shared with the registrants. Register in Endeavor ( or contact the training group at
Wednesday, April 29; noon to 1 p.m. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Thrive! Presents Let’s Zoom Lunch
As we all practice physical distancing, it’s important to stay connected with our Notre Dame community. Join Thrive! for a virtual meeting of our Let’s Do Lunch program to connect and chat with colleagues from across campus. As always, drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. RSVP to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. All are welcome.
Thursday, April 23; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Accepting Fall 2020 Proposals for Use of the Teaching Gallery
The Snite Museum of Art is accepting proposals for works of art to be installed in a gallery dedicated to supporting teaching this fall. Fill out a proposal today and a Snite Museum staff member will work closely with you to find works of art that most closely support your teaching and the coursework you assign. 

OIT Online Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge and will be held online until further notice.
• Photoshop CC, Level II: Basic Photo Manipulation, Monday, April 27; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
• InDesign CC, Level II: Tables, Calendars and Grids, Tuesday, April 28; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
• Google Sheets, Level II: Pivot Tables, Tuesday, April 28; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Wednesday, April 29; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features, Thursday, April 30; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
dataND: Introduction, Monday, April 20; 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:

Workshop: Virtual Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials in order to make it available to future generations.
Wednesday, April 22; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: Virtual Introduction to Web Scraping, Part I
This two-part workshop aims to introduce attendees to web scraping — a technique to automate extracting data from websites.
Wednesday, April 22; 3 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lesson: Virtual Introduction to SQL, Part 1
This Library Carpentry lesson introduces librarians to the relational database management system using SQLite. (Session 1 of 3)
Friday, April 24; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Faith and Service

Early Release of the Notre Dame Folk Choir’s New Album
During this uncertain time of isolation and separation, the Notre Dame Folk Choir is announcing the early release of “Catch the Spirit,” an exploration of sacred music from the African American and East African traditions. More information on the album’s creation, release, artistic collaborators and related images and videos can be accessed at Now available! 

Podcast Miniseries: Points of Connection
What happens when two things that don’t go together have to somehow be held in tension? Campus Ministry’s new podcast is an intentional attempt to hold things that don’t seem to go together within the context of faith. On the debut episode of Points of Connection, we discuss the tension between solitude and community brought on by the coronavirus. 
Available wherever podcasts are available by searching for “Points of Connection.”

Health and Recreation

LifeFitness Offers Free Access to New On-demand Workouts Daily
Digital Coach workouts of the day, created by Life Fitness Academy trainers, are available to you for free! Workouts will be refreshed daily for a limited time, and include options for bodyweight, strength, flexibility and restoration, or small accessory workouts.

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Lecture: “Why Physics [Still] Lacks Diversity”
The lack of diversity in physics is a known problem, and yet efforts to change our demographics have only had minor effects during recent decades. What do we mean by “diversity”? Why is it important? Why haven’t our efforts been successful? Research from all STEM fields will be presented by assistant teaching professor Michael Kilburn as he explores reasons for the lack of diversity.
Tuesday, April 21; 7 to 8 p.m. Details for accessing streaming are at

Safety, Parking and Traffic

ND Alert Test (on campus only)
The Division of Campus Safety and University Operations will conduct an ND Alert test of the public address system at 1:50 p.m., Thursday, April 23. While there are few people on campus at this time, those who are will notice the activation of the IPPA (Internet Protocol Public Address) system, which runs through loudspeakers on fire panels and dedicated hardware. This ND Alert test will not include calls or texts.

If you are on campus during the test and cannot hear the public address, please let us know by using the following link or by contacting the Division of Campus Safety and University Operations at 574-631-9007 or by Friday, April 24.
If you have any questions, please call the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555.

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Giving Students Feedback on a Test in Sakai
Feedback for students was easy when we handed back a written exam, but how do you do that with an electronic version? Sakai’s Tests & Quizzes offers options for sharing feedback with students after you’ve graded their tests.

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.