TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Jan. 11)



For the Week of January 11

Arts and Performances

Trivia Snite
Let’s have some trivia fun! There’s no need to be an art expert for this trivia; each question will be based on general knowledge inspired by works from the museum’s collection. Enjoy artful intermissions including art-making, gallery talks and an art-inspired dance party. Click the link for important information regarding teams and sign-up.
Thursday, Jan. 14; 8 to 9:30 p.m. via Zoom

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum Galleries Closed
The museum will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 17. Our hours will be updated during January. 

Deadlines or Registrations

Notre Dame Children’s Choir Mid-Year Auditions
NDCC is accepting new singers in our six choirs for children up to 17 years old for a free, after-school program that supports social and emotional well-being through singing instruction and music education with sacred choral music. Currently, rehearsals are online for most of our choirs, with strict protocols for our in-person rehearsals for high school-level and liturgical choirs.
Auditions at various times between Jan. 11 and 22

London in Song: London Book Club
Register for a new, free, educational multimedia enrichment series that explores London through song. Led by Professor Ian Newman, this four-part series explores the history of London by examining the popular music that it inspired. The program includes songs, book excerpts, explainer videos, mini essays and weekly interactive Zoom sessions. Learn more and register here.
Tuesdays, Jan. 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Webinar: “Hong Kong Voices in American Politics” Survey: Biden’s Confidence Deficit and Other Results
Notre Dame political scientists and Hong Kong experts Maggie Shum and Victoria Hui will unveil the results of their survey of Hong Kong Americans and speak about the implications for the Biden administration’s China policy. The discussion will be moderated by Kyle Jaros, professor of global affairs and political science. Register here.
Wednesday, Jan. 20; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom

Webinar: “A Community-Based Effort in Promoting Asian American Youths and Young Adults’ Mental Health”
Weiyang Xie, staff psychologist for the University Counseling Center, will discuss the unique individual, familial, cultural and societal factors related to Asian American youths and young adults’ mental health. Her lecture will explore multi-tiered interventions to destigmatize mental health issues and increase mental health literacy in the Asian American community. Register by Jan. 25.
Monday, Jan. 25; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Deals and Discounts

Save 20 Percent on Photo and Puzzle Orders
Looking for the perfect gift for the Fighting Irish fan on your list? Visit and use promo code ND20% to get 20 percent off photo and puzzle orders through Monday, Jan. 11. Choose from an array of new campus photos added on a weekly basis or a number of newly released puzzle designs.

Diversity and Inclusion

International Networking Tea Time
Join the Notre Dame Staff of International Descent for Networking Tea Time! You will have an opportunity to learn about tea/coffee culture from around the world and connect with people around campus. This event will feature a five-minute cultural presentation followed by 25 minutes of networking time.
Wednesday, Jan. 13; 9:30 to 10 a.m. online

Educational and Research Opportunities

Data Organization in Spreadsheets
In this session, participants will learn how to think about data organization and practices for more effective data wrangling in spreadsheets.
Monday, Jan. 11; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Data Cleaning with OpenRefine
This session introduces working with data in OpenRefine.
Monday, Jan. 11; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Introduction to Relational Database Management with SQLite
Monday, Jan. 11; 3 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Data Analysis and Visualization in R for Social Scientists
An introduction to R designed for participants with no programming experience.
- Part 1: Tuesday, Jan. 12; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
- Part 2: Tuesday, Jan. 12; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Part 3: Tuesday, Jan. 12; 3 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

Praying with the Saints
By deepening our relationship with the saints as they teach us how to pray, we are invited into their dialogue of love to better know and serve the Lord. As a means of cultivating this relationship, the McGrath Institute for Church Life is offering an opportunity to make a prayer pilgrimage with the saints. Register for this free, four-part series online.

Lectures and Presentations

Technology Boot Camp
OIT is offering a technology boot camp in January with seven two-hour presentations on a variety of software topics. These sessions are demonstrations of features and functions drawn from various technical training classes OIT offers. Topics range from spreadsheet features to video and photo editing tools. You’ll join a Google group to register. You can sign up to take a class at any time during the two-week period.
All sessions are from 2 to 4 p.m. via Zoom
Monday, Jan. 11
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Thursday, Jan. 14
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 21

Webinar Panel: “A Policy Playbook on Nonproliferation Sanctions”
Under the Trump administration, sanctions have become the go-to instrument of U.S. foreign policy. How can the incoming Biden administration retool nonproliferation sanctions policy? Join our expert panel as they share insights from the recently published policy report “From Crisis to Opportunity: A Policy Playbook on Nonproliferation Sanctions.”
Wednesday, Jan. 13; noon to 1:15 p.m. virtually

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

New Zoom Recordings Retention Plan Begins
A new Zoom recordings retention plan will be implemented Monday, Jan. 18. Starting on this date and going forward, recordings stored in the Zoom cloud that are more than 365 days old will be deleted. Recordings stored in the Zoom cloud can be saved by moving them to Panopto. Any recording stored on a local device will not be affected.

Also This Week ...

Rohr’s Open for In-Person Dining
Rohr’s will reopen for in-person dining as well as outdoor dome dining on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace beginning Monday, Jan. 11.
Hours: Monday-Friday lunch: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Friday dinner: 4 to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday brunch: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday dinner: 4 to 9 p.m.

Invoicing in buyND+
Procurement Services and the Office of General Counsel are pleased to announce accounts payable invoicing capabilities are now available in buyND+. When you place an order in buyND+, as usual, you will be able to track your requisition through purchase order status. Now you can also track the invoice status. Sign up for a virtual demo session through Endeavor.
Wednesday, Jan. 13; 2 to 3 p.m.

Sakai Tip: New to Sakai?
Sakai, the learning management system at Notre Dame, is designed to support the many activities associated with teaching and learning. If you are new to Sakai, take a look at the Sakai Toolkit to find the right tools to support the way you teach.

Sakai Tip: Reusing Sakai Content in New Sites
As you prepare to teach using a new Sakai course site, make your job easier by importing material from previous semesters into your new site.

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.