TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Feb. 8)



For the Week of February 8

Arts and Performances


Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual (Zoom) tour of three works from the Snite Museum’s vast collections. For this 30-minute tour, we’ll spend time exploring love and feeling all the feels. Register and find more information via the link.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art from home (Zoom)

“Touchstones of the Twentieth Century: A History of Photography at the University of Notre Dame”
On view again through Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Snite Museum of Art


Celtic Grá Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s Irish Dance Club Showcase
Due to gathering attendance restrictions the performance will be virtual. The link to the live-stream performance can be purchased from the Irish Dance Club page on the ND Student Shop. Tickets: $5.
Saturday, Feb. 13; 7 to 9 p.m. at Washington Hall, via live-stream

Deadlines or Registrations

Now Accepting Submissions: Love Data Week 2021 Data Haiku Contest
If you love data, write a haiku and tell us about it! We’re 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.

Time-Out for Tech: Qualtrics Forms vs. Google Forms
Notre Dame has two form and survey tools for you to use, but how do you know which tool to use? This virtual session will discuss the differences between the two apps and give you a simple decision-making  process to follow when planning your next form or survey. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Wednesday, Feb. 17; 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Let’s Zoom Lunch
Designed to help you connect with colleagues from across campus. Members of Thrive’s mentoring committee will join us this month to share more about the program. 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, Feb. 18; noon to 1 p.m. virtually  

Deals and Discounts

Valentine’s Day at Irish Gardens
Irish Gardens is excited to help all faculty and staff have a great Valentine’s Day! Pick up or have your flower arrangements delivered to your office Friday afternoon, or if you’d prefer an arrangement on Sunday, Feb. 14, we are happy to offer curbside pickup outside the LaFortune Student Center. Call or order online today!

Diversity and Inclusion

#BlackFacts with Black@ND
For Black History Month, Black@ND will post 31 days of #BlackFacts, which are 60-second videos highlighting a Black person or event. All videos will be available on our social media platforms. All posts will permanently live on our social media pages. New posts are available at 9 a.m. every day. Learn more at our Facebook and YouTube pages. 

International Networking Tea Time
You will have an opportunity to learn about Turkish tea culture from Nagehan Demirci of the bioengineering graduate program and connect with people around campus (and the world). This event will feature a five-minute cultural presentation followed by 25 minutes of networking time.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 3 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Join us for Love Data Week 2021 — Data Haiku Contest and Virtual Workshops!
Join us for a series of virtual workshops that can help you learn tools and techniques for managing your data — research, professional, community and personal data. You can also participate in our data haiku contest! Learn more at
∙ Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti, Monday, Feb. 8; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom
∙ NVivo for Beginners, Tuesday, Feb. 9; 2 p.m.
∙ Zoom Drop-In: Managing Your Personal Data, Wednesday, Feb. 10; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
∙ The U.S. Census: Then, Now, and Moving Forward, Thursday, Feb. 11; 11 a.m.

Webinar: “Bright Horizons Back-Up Care and Enhanced Family Supports”
Wondering what you’ll do when a regular caregiver is unavailable? Are you looking for a nanny, sitter, housekeeper, full-time child care, tutoring and academic support or even pet care? Bright Horizons Back-Up Care and Bright Horizons Enhanced Family Supports can help every step of the way. Join our webinar.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

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

Workshop: “Designing Inclusive Classrooms and Learning Experiences”
(Open to 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

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Adobe Spark: Tell Your Story in Posts, Pages and Videos, Tuesday, Feb. 16; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Basic Gmail (New Users), Tuesday, Feb. 16; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, Feb. 17; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Working in Docs, Sheets, and Slides, Thursday, Feb. 18; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level I: Basic Document Creation, Thursday, Feb. 18; 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

Social Concerns Fair
The Center for Social Concerns’ annual Social Concerns Fair is going virtual this year. Meet with local organizations and other Notre Dame departments and groups to explore remote service, internship, research and community engagement opportunities. Join us to learn how you can continue to get involved in your local community safely.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 4 to 5:30 p.m. virtually

Toiletry Drive Benefiting YWCA North Central Indiana
The Notre Dame women’s basketball, men’s basketball and hockey teams are holding a toiletry drive benefiting the YWCA North Central Indiana. Find more information and a list of products needed here.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 4 to 5:30 p.m. outside the main entrance, Joyce Center

“Push-Up Against Cancer” St. Jude Fundraiser
On the last day of World Cancer Week, join in the push-up Zoom event, featuring student-athletes and special guests, as well as the tri-campus-wide competition. It’s a fundraiser for St. Jude Hospital to combat childhood cancer. No fee required. We do ask that all participants not competing over Zoom try to have at least one sponsor pledge (in a similar manner to the Polar Bear Plunge).
Entirely virtual in participants’ free time during that day.
Poster link.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 4 to 8 p.m. virtually (Zoom event meeting ID for Feb. 11: 940 3049 4113)

Lectures and Presentations

Lecture: “Propaganda and Personality Cults from Mussolini to the Present”
From Mussolini to the present, authoritarian leaders have used propaganda and personality cults to bind people to them and present themselves as competent and infallible. Based on research for her new book “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present,” Ruth Ben-Ghiat will discuss what has changed and what has stayed the same during a century of illiberal rule. Registration required.
Monday, Feb. 8; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Strongmen and Their Exits: Legacies of Authoritarian Rule”
What happens when strongmen leaders leave office? Most such situations end up badly. Based on research for her new book “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present,” Ruth Ben-Ghiat will discuss why this is and offer lessons from the exits of strongmen around the world that have relevance for today. Registration required.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Domestic Political Cost of Deception About the Use of Force”
Presented by Keren Yarhi-Milo, the Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.
Tuesday, Feb. 9; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

The Power of Social Entrepreneurship: Exploring Its Transformative Potential
Part one of this new three-part series, led by the Pulte Institute and McKenna Center, will focus on the transformative potential of social entrepreneurship, why it is gaining popularity in some communities and sparking controversy in others. Learn how social entrepreneurs are changing the world and what Notre Dame is doing to foster this mindset from within.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Anticipatory Innovation - Capitalizing on Change in Turbulent Times
Week 1 of the Kylemore Book Club. Register for a new, free, educational multimedia enrichment series examining anticipatory resilience. Led by Professor Sam Miller in the Mendoza College of Business, this four-part series explores the concepts of innovation and includes explainer videos, book excerpts, poems and weekly interactive Zoom sessions. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Four-Part Series: Advances in Nuclear Technology
ND Energy is hosting a four-part series on the many ways nuclear is used to generate power, preserve human health and support universal discoveries. Speakers will delve into topics on research and development and questions about environmental and intergenerational justice. Registration is required.
Part One: “Fact, Fiction and the Future”
Join ND Energy and leading nuclear science expert Peter Burns for part one about how new technologies will contribute to electricity production and zero carbon emissions. Waste disposal and security will be covered. Registration is required.
Wednesday, Feb. 10; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom
Continuing on Wednesdays through March 3; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Care for Creation as a Common Denominator: Interfaith Approaches to Environmental Peacebuilding
This event is the first in a series of three events examining the role of faith communities in environmental peacebuilding.
Thursday, Feb. 11; 11 a.m. to noon virtually
Continuing on Thursdays through Feb. 25; 11 a.m. to noon

Webinar: “Anthropocene Lessons from Japanese History”
Julia Thomas, associate professor of history, will share recent experiences working with geologists and earth system scientists. She’ll examine how history — particularly the history of modern Japan — might provide clues for building more resilient societies based on hopes for sustainability and decency.  
Thursday, Feb. 11; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

The Laura Shannon Prize Lecture and Award with Eleonory Gilburd: “Translation and Closed Borders: The Case of the Soviet Union at Mid-20th Century”
The Nanovic Institute for European Studies has awarded the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies to Eleonory Gilburd, associate professor of history, University of Chicago, for her book “To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture.” She will accept the award and deliver a lecture. Online registration required.
Thursday, Feb. 11; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Visual Investigations: Innovation in Storytelling”
Presented by Malachy Browne, senior story producer at The New York Times. This is the second lecture 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. 12; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Webinar: “Are We All in This Together? Assessing and Addressing Equitable Access and Distributive Justice in Global Supply Chains During Major Disease Outbreaks”
Panelists will explore what a coordinated global health policy response to global pandemics and major disease outbreaks could (or should) look like to ensure equitable access to essential medicines. Registration is required.
Friday, Feb. 12; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via webinar

Lecture: “Racism and the Catholic Church”
“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, Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.J., Fordham University, explores the Church’s response to racism. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Feb. 12; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. online  

Just Wage Forum 2021: “Promoting a Just Wage Economy”
What makes a wage just or unjust? The Just Wage Forum is a series of conversations between scholars and practitioners on the just wage framework and online tool, which seeks to answer this question. We’ll introduce the framework and hear a response by Donald Stabile, professor of economics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Register online.
Friday, Feb. 12; 1 p.m. virtually

Social Gatherings

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 physically 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

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Book Return Update for Spring 2021
You can now return materials to Book Returns located inside, near the North Entrance and South Entrance doors, when the Hesburgh Library is open. The outside Book Return, near the Library Circle entrance, is open for returns 24/7. See Hesburgh Library building hours and access at

Sakai Tip: Send Zoom Recordings Directly to your Sakai Site with Panopto
When you save your Zoom class recordings to the cloud, they can be automatically sent to your course’s Panopto folder for easy access by your students.

Get your Valentine’s Day Treats at Hagerty Family Café
Treat yourself or a loved one to chocolate covered strawberries! Throughout the month they’ll also be introducing new gelato flavors to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Available from Monday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 21, from Hagerty Family Café in Duncan Student Center

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.