TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Aug. 17)


For the Week of August 17

Arts and Performances


“Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame”
This exhibition of 100 carefully selected American and European photographs is the first presentation of this scope at Notre Dame. It will provide a survey of creative photography through the course of the century, an era when such images were known worldwide, providing touchstones of history and culture.
Open through Dec. 12, in the Snite Museum of Art

Slow Look and Virtual Slow Look
Take a break in your week for a slow look at a single work in the “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame” exhibition. The Slow Look series uses the tools of mindfulness meditation. This program is open to Notre Dame staff, faculty and students. Register on the Snite Museum of Art’s website.
Tuesday, Aug. 18; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art
Virtual Slow Look
This program will take place on Zoom and is open to anyone. Registration is required through the attached link.
Friday, Aug. 21; noon to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom


Virtual Viewing of the Documentary “2040”
As part of the 14th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week, ND Energy invites the Notre Dame community to a virtual viewing of this forward-looking documentary. Viewers will follow the film crew around the globe to uncover current practices to mitigate climate change and envision what the world could look like in 2040. A limited number of tickets will be available starting Monday, Aug. 17. Ticket-holders will have 24 hours to view the film.
Sunday, Aug. 23; 4 to 5:30 p.m. online

Deadlines or Registrations

New Online Service — Hesburgh Libraries Launches Reserve a Seat
Plan your library visits and reserve a study seat or computer seat online. Go to
choose your location and seat type. You can view available workstations and make your reservation. When you arrive at your seat, check in with a QR code or the link provided in your confirmation email. Visit the Hesburgh Libraries Service Continuity website for up-to-date information.

14th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week
During this weeklong event, there will be several activities, including a dorm/off-campus residence competition focused on creating an environmental justice advertisement and presentations focused on ensuring the health, prosperity and resiliency of our planet for generations to come. We invite you to mark your calendars and register for the presentations online.
ND Energy Bouts…What Would You Fight For?
Notre Dame’s Energy Future…Growing Greener
It Can’t Be Done…Or Can It?
The Future of Mobility…Tough Choices Ahead
The Gift of Solar in Puerto Rico...Philanthropy and Climate Change
Sunday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 28, via Zoom

Inspiring Conversations: “Leading People in an Ever-Changing World”
A new series from the Inspired Leadership Initiative features leaders from across many disciplines and industries. Led by Tom Schreier and Chris Stevens, the concepts of human-centered leadership —mission, empathy, courage and adaptability — will be explored through short videos, readings and interactive Zoom sessions. Our first speaker is Penny Wheeler, president and CEO, Allina Health. Learn more and register here.   
Tuesday, Aug. 25; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship:

Workshop: “Zotero for the Wary Beginner” — Attend Online or In-Person
Learn how to manage your research using Zotero — a free bibliographic management system.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
In-person in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 246), Hesburgh Library


OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Acrobat: Faculty Packet Preparation, Wednesday, Aug. 19; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, Aug. 25; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Acrobat: Faculty Packet Preparation, Thursday, Aug. 27; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at


Virtual Career Session:
#AGCCareerSeries: “Careers with Impact with the IFC”
(This session is open to Notre Dame students and alumni.)
The Africa Graduate Club is hosting a virtual career session with Rudy Perecin Mareño, a talent attraction officer at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Register here.
Friday, Aug. 21; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom


Human Resources Learning Program: “Capitalizing on Your Work and Relationships with the Predictive Index”
Registration will close by noon, Thursday, Aug. 20, to ensure assessments are distributed to participants and completed in time for the workshop.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could identify exactly what drives and motivates us in the workplace? And how effective would it be if our colleagues and managers could know this as well? This behavioral assessment assists in making your work and working relationships more strategic and effective. Join us for this interactive and reflective session.
Wednesday, Aug. 26; 11 a.m. to noon virtually

Faith and Service

Faculty Grief Support Group
Faculty who have experienced the death of a loved one — a child, a spouse, a parent, a close friend or colleague — are welcome to join a support group of other faculty who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group meets monthly, is non-denominational and all faculty are welcome. This semester we meet by Zoom. For the link, contact Rev. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., faculty chaplain, at
Wednesday, Aug. 19; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Who Cares for Whom? The Division of Household and Care Work in Mexico Throughout the Life Cycle”
Estela Rivero’s talk will consider how women in Mexico are responsible for the majority of housework and care activities. These responsibilities limit women’s opportunities for engaging in paid economic activities that provide them with financial independence and the ability to leverage their bargaining power in household decisions.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Kylemore Book Club: “Understanding the Body with W.B. Yeats and James Joyce”
Join us for the third session with Professor Declan Kiberd, who will explore the imagery of the “Incarnation of Jesus” in the womb of Mary and what truths it reveals about existence. Be sure to watch the short explainer videos on ThinkND and register for the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, Aug. 19; 1 to 2 p.m. online

A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum
Join the Kroc Institute for a conversation on race, class, gender and their intersections featuring Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College and David Anderson Hooker, associate professor of the practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
Thursday, Aug. 20; 12:30 to 2 p.m. online

Lecture: “Anti-Racism as a Moral Imperative” by Archbishop Wilton Gregory
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary for a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, Archbishop Wilton Gregory explores anti-racism as a moral imperative in the Catholic faith. This lecture is open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, Aug. 21; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Sorin Court Traffic Circle to be Temporarily Closed
Due to large truck and crane activity, Sorin Court, north of the Main Building, will be closed to traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Aug. 24–27. While the Main Building parking lot will be open to those with permits, the traffic circle will be blocked.
Delivery trucks often park in the circle to deliver packages to the Main Building. During this time, delivery trucks will need to park in the St. Liam Lot and walk packages to the building. Anyone expecting large deliveries during this time is encouraged to let vendors know of the closure of Sorin Court ahead of time.

The large truck activity will also periodically affect traffic on Holy Cross Drive at Sorin Court. Flaggers will stop and direct traffic along Holy Cross Drive when needed. See attached map.

Also This Week...

Sakai Tip: Student Registration in Sakai
Student registration in Sakai is updated twice a day. Students who register first thing in the morning will not show up in their new courses until the following day. Instructors can manually add new students to their course site to allow them immediate access.

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.