TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Aug. 31)


For the Week of August 31

Arts and Performances


The Snite Museum invites you to ease back into the galleries with Art180. Spend 180 minutes during the course of the semester looking at a photograph in the exhibition “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” Visit the link for a short questionnaire to help us facilitate your remote experience.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art and online

Awards and Competitions

Global Health Case Competition
The Eck Institute for Global Health is excited to announce the annual Notre Dame Global Health Case Competition. Please sign up for the seminar(s) using the link provided.
The first virtual dinner seminar is Monday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom (link will be sent to those who register)

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: “New Features in Google Calendar”
Join this session via Zoom to learn the new features in Google Calendar’s quick-add option. You’ll see how using this option can make you more efficient when creating events. Register by Sept. 10.
Thursday, Sept. 10; 10:30 to 11 a.m.

2021 Laetare Medal Call for Nominations
The 2021 Laetare Committee is now accepting recommendations for the 2021 Laetare Medal. Please visit by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, to submit a candidate for consideration for this prestigious award. For more information about the Laetare Medal, including previous recipients, please visit

Diversity and Inclusion

LGBTQ 101 Training for Faculty/Staff
Register for the training at We will discuss a variety of issues and concerns faced by students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) within today’s culture, including an overview of the Catholic teachings on sexual orientation, definitions related to sexual orientation and gender identity, common myths, misunderstandings and more!
Wednesday, Sept. 2; 9:30 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Webinar: “AWS Research Programs”
Learn how Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps researchers provide solutions for cost-effective, scalable and secure compute, storage and database capabilities to accelerate time to science. Find out more about how AWS can provide access to open datasets, funding and trailing to accelerate the pace of innovation. A link to the webinar will be sent once you register.
Thursday, Sept. 3; 11 a.m. to noon

Workshop: “Zotero for Collaborators and Teachers”
Learn how to manage your research using Zotero — a free bibliographic management system. Sponsored by the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.
Thursday, Sept. 3; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
OIT Training Class
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
Acrobat: Faculty Packet Preparation, Tuesday, Sept. 8; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
. Tableau: Introduction, Wednesday, Sept. 9; 8:30 a.m. to noon
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at 

Faith and Service

“Praying with a Growing Family”
(Available to faculty.) Families are spending a lot of time together. What better time to pray together as a family? Stacey and Josh Noem have helped many families and couples learn to pray together. They will talk about how to pray with young children, adapt prayer for older children and how they learned to support each other’s prayer as a couple. For more information and the Zoom link, sign up here.
Wednesday, Sept. 2; 8 to 8:45 p.m. via Zoom

Staff Virtual Prayer of Remembrance
Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., staff chaplain, will lead the prayer honoring all deceased staff as well as deceased loved ones of staff. The prayer will express our love for those deceased and offer an opportunity as a community to support one another. Register here.
Friday, Sept. 4; 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. virtually

Lectures and Presentations

Panel Discussion: “Democracies in the COVID-19 Crisis”
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented threat to global public health and economic and political stability. Across democratic states, public policy responses to COVID-19 are wide-ranging. This Kellogg Institute panel will consider the great divergence of government responses and outcomes. Free to attend, registration required.
Monday, Aug. 31; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “The Theoretical Case for Taking American Exceptionalism Seriously”
Hilde Eliassen Restad, associate professor of international studies at Bjørknes University College in Oslo, Norway. See the flyer for more information.
Tuesday, Sept. 1; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

Flash Panel: “Belarus: Last Days of the Last European Dictatorship”
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies presents a flash panel to discuss the current political situation and its implications in Belarus. Moderated by Professor Clemens Sedmak, panelists will speak on their perspective followed by a question and answer session.
Thursday, Sept. 3; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually

Italian Research Seminar: “Painting Against Time: The Anagni Frescoes and the Cultivation of Worldly Knowledge at the Thirteenth-Century Papal Court”
The Center for Italian Studies inaugurates the Fall 2020 Italian Research Seminar series with a lecture on the Anagni Frescoes by Marius B. Hauknes, assistant professor of the history of art. The meeting is open to members of the Notre Dame community. Register here.
Friday, Sept. 4; 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Tulsa”
“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, James Goodwin explores the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, when a vibrant and successful Black community was gutted by mob violence. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 4; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Essential Work/Disposable Workers: Why Are So Many Jobs Deemed Critical in the Pandemic Paid So Poorly?”
The Labor Café convenes the Notre Dame community for casual conversation on contemporary questions about work, workers and workplaces. Participants choose the concrete topics, all people are welcome and all opinions are entertained.
Friday, Sept. 4; 5 to 6 p.m. virtually

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: New Sakai Rubric
Sakai has a new core rubric that can be utilized directly in Sakai course grading screens and shared with students. Once created, rubrics can be shared with co-instructors and TAs to standardize grading.

Notes from the ND Family
The Notre Dame Alumni Association calls on all members of the Notre Dame Family to join us in sending messages of support and encouragement to our current students in the new Notes from the ND Family program. Please consider submitting an uplifting message at this link. All messages will be viewed publicly and students will have access to the site and notes starting Monday, Aug. 31.

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.