TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Feb. 1)



For the Week of February 1

Arts and Performances

Storytelling through Art
In this new class from the NDCCI, middle school students will learn to go beyond the canvas and use works of art to tell exciting stories. Registration closes Tuesday, Feb. 2. Contact Aurélie Delavignette at or call 631-1452 to sign up. There is a one-time registration fee of $25. Learn more from the flyer.
Tuesdays, Feb. 2 through March 16; 6 to 7 p.m. in the Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation, 1045 W. Washington St., South Bend

Middle School Art Club
Register for Middle School Art Club at the NDCCI. Students will work with a variety of media each week to create works of art. Contact Aurélie Delavignette at or call 631-1452 to sign up. There is a one-time registration fee of $25. Learn more from the flyer.
Tuesdays, Feb. 2 through May 18, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation, 1045 W. Washington St., South Bend

Slow Look
End your week with a slow look at Joel Meyerowitz’s “Vivian’s Things” on view in “Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame.” We’ll use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand the photograph. Register to attend via the link and check out our website for more information.
Friday, Feb. 5; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art from home (via Zoom)

Side-by-Side Saturday: Animals in Art
Connect with a little person in your life while discovering new works of art and creating together! This program will take place over Zoom and is great for any adult and child pair. We will explore animals in art. Discover some of the many creatures who prowl, fly and swim through the museum. Registration for this event closes Monday, Feb. 1. $10 per pair (adult + child) for non-members / free for members.
Saturday, Feb. 6; 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art from home (via Zoom)

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Hesburgh Library Building Hours and Access for Spring Semester
Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, Hesburgh Library will be open:
  -Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  -Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  -Fridays, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  -Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at

Snite Museum of Art Regular Hours
Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Snite Museum of Art will be open to those in the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College communities. Find the Snite’s regular hours of operation on our website

Deadlines or Registrations

Series: “Conversations on Poverty & Inequality”: The Power of Social Entrepreneurship
Register for a new enrichment series examining the transformative potential of social entrepreneurship and its relationship with poverty and the private sector. Hosted in partnership by the Pulte Institute and the McKenna Center, this three-part series will feature live discussions with faculty and entrepreneurs who will provide examples of how social entrepreneurship can change the world.
Wednesdays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Inclusive Excellence Workshop: “Why a Black History Month?”
Part trivia, part discussion. Join a conversation about the importance of Black History Month. Test your trivia knowledge and discuss why knowledge of African American history is important. Presented by Eric Love and Pamela Nolan Young. Register by Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; noon via Zoom

Workshop: “Designing Inclusive Classrooms and Learning Experiences”
(Intended for graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) In this workshop, we will discuss some of the basic principles of inclusive teaching such as building structure into our curricula, transparency, active learning and student interaction and equitable discussion leading. We will offer strategies for implementing these practices in ways that increase student success, especially for underrepresented populations. Register here.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. via Zoom

Young Singles Community Virtual Happy Hour and Murder Mystery Game
Looking for a way to connect this semester with young faculty and staff while still physical distancing? Join us for a virtual happy hour and an online murder mystery game on Zoom! For more information and to sign up, please use this form. Sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Chaplaincies at Campus Ministry.
Friday, Feb. 12; 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

“How to Virtually” - Online Professional Development Series for Faculty
The coronavirus has fundamentally altered a number of interactions that we previously had in person. Recognizing the challenges this presents to those pursuing academic careers, the Office of the Provost is sponsoring a virtual series designed to provide Notre Dame faculty with continued opportunities for professional development in the online environment.
Starting Monday, Feb. 1, on various days through Thursday, March 18, via Zoom

Build a Better Lit Review: Introduction to VOSviewer
Learn what VOSviewer is, how it works and how you can use it to identify key thinkers and schools of thought in literature.
Monday, Feb. 1; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, Feb. 4; 3 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Series: “Foundations of Teaching”
(Intended for postdocs and graduate students.) This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading and teaching critical thinking skills. This will give first-time and early TAs a solid foundation for successful teaching in graduate school and beyond. Register here.
Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom

Check out Notre Dame Toastmasters!
Want to speak better in groups, in speeches, online or in person? Try Toastmasters. We’re open to all with an ND affiliation and to Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students. Currently on Zoom, we’ll send a link to our meeting after you contact us on our home page.
Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. via Zoom

Bright Horizons Benefit Webinars: Back-Up Care and Enhanced Family Supports
Visit this online event to watch a short presentation on how to take advantage of Bright Horizons Back-Up Care for your child and adult/elder loved ones, as well as learn about Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat live about your benefits. Join us to learn more.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 1 to 2 p.m. online

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level I: Introduction, Tuesday, Feb. 9; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, Feb. 9; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Feb. 9; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level III: Intermediate Functions, Wednesday, Feb. 10; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, Feb. 10; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Data Governance Boot Camp, Wednesday, Feb. 10; 10 a.m. to noon
∙ Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Thursday, Feb. 11; 9 to 11 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Thursday, Feb. 11; 9 to 11 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Staff Caregivers Support Group
If you are a staff member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join. This group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share information and struggles and listen to how others deal with their situations. RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. We meet on the first Thursday of the month.
Starting Thursday, Feb. 4; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Health and Recreation

Noon Activity on the Ice
Compton Family Ice Arena has noon activities, which include drop-in hockey and public skating! It is open to Notre Dame faculty/staff and students. Check out the schedule and register online at Click on registration, then Day Camp registration, then select which activity and register for the specific dates.
Public skate: free; skate rental: $3.
Drop-in hockey faculty/staff, graduate students: free; undergraduates: $8.
Mondays through Fridays, noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena

Lectures and Presentations

London Book Club: London in Song
Join us for the fourth live session with Professor Ian Newman to discuss the song “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.” Be sure to watch Newman’s five-minute explainer videos on ThinkND and register to participate in the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board. Learn more and register here.
Tuesday, Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

The Global Church Series
 In conjunction with the World Religions World Church program, ThinkND has launched a new series “The Global Church.” This series offers an opportunity to explore the Church’s relationship with the believers of other faiths around the world. This week’s title is "The Church and Islam 2."
Tuesday, Feb. 2; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. virtually

Discussion: “The Second Trump Impeachment”
Please join us for a virtual discussion with Benjamin Kleinerman from Baylor University, Jeffrey Tulis from the University of Texas at Austin and John Yoo from the University of California at Berkeley.
Wednesday, Feb. 3; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Racism: The Perduring Assault Against Human Life and Dignity”
What is racism? Why is it evil? What are its origins in the U.S.? Why did the end of slavery and the establishment of civil rights not end racism? How do any of these impact and intersect with the pro-life movement? Join the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity in the McGrath Institute for Church Life for the first of several conversations at the intersection of racial justice and life issues.
Wednesday, Feb. 3; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom 

Time-Out for Tech: “Make Yourself Look & Sound Good in Zoom”
Not happy about how you look or sound in Zoom? Come to this short session and learn how you can look and sound better in your Zoom sessions by following some of these best practices when it comes to webcams, mics, lights and other areas. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, Feb. 4; 2 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Fake News, Real Costs: How Disinformation and Deep Fakes Impact Business”
Presented by Matthew Ferraro, counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. This is the first of eight online lectures in the Ten Years Hence speaker series. All lectures are open to students, faculty, staff and the public but you must register to receive the Zoom link. 
Friday, Feb. 5; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

OIT Help Desk’s New Virtual Agent Provides 24/7 Assistance
The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Help Desk has a new automated chat feature now available 24/7. This virtual agent can provide you with resources and answers to many common questions about Notre Dame’s IT services. Plus, you can get assistance with basic questions about Zoom, Okta, Sakai, Adobe applications and virtual computer labs.

Also This Week ...

Electronic W-2 Recipients
The 2020 Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2) are now available online. Go into InsideND and search for “W-2 Tax Form.” Click on the “W-2 Tax Form” task and enter the year for the W-2 you are looking for and the last four digits of your social security number. If you have any questions about your W-2, please contact the Payroll Services Help Desk at 631-7575 or via email at

Sakai Tip: How to Verify Students Enrolled in a Course Site
Sakai receives updates from the Registrar twice a day. Using a course site’s Settings tool, instructors can scroll down to view a list of site participants, including the section under which they registered, to confirm that their site is up-to-date. Remember that adds and drops will take 24 hours to sync with Sakai.

Introducing the University’s Contract Management System, Powered by buyND+
ContractsND, which is housed in the buyND+ system, digitizes and stores all contracts in a central repository, providing a way for stakeholders to search for and review various University contracts. Register via Endeavor.
Requestor Training Session: Thursday, Feb. 4; 2 to 3 p.m.

Now Accepting Submissions: Love Data Week 2021 Data Haiku Contest
If you love data, write a haiku and tell us about it! We are accepting data haiku submissions for Love Data Week. Your haiku must be related to data in some way (e.g., data management, processing, sharing, preservation, reuse, etc.). See guidelines and submit your haiku.
The deadline is noon, Friday, Feb. 12.

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.