TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Jan. 25)



For the Week of January 25

Arts and Performances


Cocktail with a Curator
Join us for Cocktail with a Curator, a program that toasts amazing works of art with themed cocktails! Spend time with Cheryl Snay, curator of European and American art before 1900, looking closely at a newly acquired Dutch still life entitled “Almonds, Oysters, Sweets, Chestnuts and Wine on a Wooden Table.”
Thursday, Jan. 28; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art via Zoom


Virtual Gala — Color Me Fischoff
Fischoff and our 2020 Gold Medalists will present an hour of music, stories and inspiration reimagined as we create, shake and stir cocktails with James Beard Award-winning sommelier Belinda Chang, dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Global Virtual Experience Guru.” Gala proceeds help fund the educational programs of Fischoff and the 48th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Friday, Jan. 29; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. online

Deadlines or Registrations

Register for TutorND by Friday, Jan. 29
TutorND will return this spring. Register by Friday, Jan. 29. This free program provides 12 weeks of virtual learning and enrichment sessions for children of Notre Dame faculty, staff and graduate students. Click for more information.

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
Looking for a way to network but don’t want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the lunch pairings sponsored by the Thrive! Ambassadors. Simply complete the signup form and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division. Please contact Jessica Schiller at with questions.
Register by Friday, Jan. 29

Time-Out for Tech: Make Yourself Look and Sound Good in Zoom
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.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Gradescope Workshop: “Streamline the Delivery and Grading Class Assignments”
The Gradescope virtual workshop introduces this time-saving online tool for instructors to deliver and grade class assignments and exams more efficiently. Topics include setting up assignments, grading existing exams and homework, changing rubrics, writing and reusing comments, using assignment analytics and more. Instructors can invite their TAs and grading staff. Registration is required. Information about joining this virtual session will be sent once registration is completed.
Tuesday, Jan. 26; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Sakai 201 Workshop: “Taking Sakai Further”
Sakai offers many tools to support teaching and learning. The Sakai team will host a virtual workshop that focuses on using Sakai more effectively and confidently. Learn how to create an efficient, intentional course site; modify Gradebook set-up; reuse Lessons content; manage groups; and use exceptions and permissions in various tools. Registration required. The Zoom link will be sent after you submit the registration form.
Thursday, Jan. 28; 9 to 11 a.m. via Zoom

OIT Training Class
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
Tableau: Introduction, Thursday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. to noon
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at


Research Opportunity
The Mendoza Behavioral Lab seeks working professionals to participate in a virtual reality lab study — a boardroom meeting simulation. Participants will receive a $25 Visa gift card. If you are interested in participating, please sign up for our research panel and email to request study information.
Through Thursday, Jan. 28, in Room L051, Mendoza College of Business

Lectures and Presentations

Webinar: “A Community-Based Effort in Promoting Asian American Youth 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 youth 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 online.
Monday, Jan. 25; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

London in Song: London Book Club
Join us for the third live session with Professor Ian Newman to discuss the song “Jerusalem.” 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, Jan. 26; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

ThinkND’s “The Global Church” Series
In conjunction with the World Religions World Church program, ThinkND is launching a new series “The Global Church.” It offers an opportunity to explore the Church’s relationship with the believers of other faiths around the world. This week, we will learn about “The Church and Islam” featuring Gabriel Reynolds,member of the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims. Register here.
Tuesday, Jan. 26; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. virtually

Discussion: “The State of Human Rights in Mexico: The Practitioner’s Perspective”
Join the Mexico City Global Center for a conversation with four Notre Dame alumni who are currently working to improve human rights throughout Mexico. They’ll offer insight into the most pressing issues as well as the legal strategies they are using to promote human rights. Professor Paolo Carozza will moderate. See the flyer for the list of participants and a registration link.
Wednesday, Jan. 27; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Dante in America,” Session I
In connection with the 2021 Dante centenary, the Devers Program in Dante Studies and the Center for Italian Studies are organizing a year-long lecture series on the topic of “Dante in America.” In the first session, David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania and Laura Dassow Walls, professor of English at Notre Dame, will speak. Open to the public, but registration is required.
Friday, Jan. 29; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Is Your Sakai Course Site Easy for Students to Use?
It is important to make your Sakai course site as user-friendly as possible for your students. This includes removing or hiding tools you aren’t actually using, as well as renaming tools to match your syllabus.

Legends Reopening for Takeout Only
Legends reopens on Tuesday, Jan. 26, for takeout only. Orders may be placed through the Grubhub app. Legends will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit for menus.

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 Sessions (all from 2 to 3 p.m.):
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Thursday, Feb. 4

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

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.