TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (July 13)


For the Week of July 13

Arts and Performances

The Cheryl and Scotty Show (NDSF 2020)
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival veterans Cheryl Turski and Scotty Arnold have a special night of entertainment planned for NDSF audiences, featuring music, jokes (good and bad) and a whole lot of fun! This free event will be available on the Shakespeare at Notre Dame YouTube page.
Tuesday, July 14; 7 to 8 p.m. online at  

Deadlines or Registrations

Virtual Panel Discussion: “The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals During Coronavirus”
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to help end global poverty and build a life of dignity for all. But with the spread of the coronavirus, the U.N. is addressing a unique humanitarian crisis while adapting its work on the SDGs. Experts Diane Desierto of Notre Dame and Yifeng Chen of Peking University will examine the U.N.’s efforts with a special focus on employment and labor protection. Register here.
Monday, July 20; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Educational and Research Opportunities

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ InDesign CC, Level II: Intermediate Document Creation, Monday, July 20; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Tuesday, July 21; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, July 21; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: Macros Introduction, Tuesday, July 21; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Wednesday, July 22; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Pivot Tables, Wednesday, July 22; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Google Groups, Thursday, July 23; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Multicultural Competencies & Hiring Game Changers
This is an integral part of our diversity and inclusion initiative that engages all staff in a learning environment to help foster a campus culture of inclusivity. Supervisors or hiring managers who have not yet participated in this training should register for an upcoming virtual workshop. Please register via
One-day two-part virtual series:
Offered Wednesday, July 22, Thursday, July 23, or Tuesday, July 28
Multicultural Competencies: 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Hiring Game Changers: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Lectures and Presentations

Virtual Panel Discussion: “Sustainable Business Development in the Age of Coronavirus
How is the coronavirus pandemic changing the nature, focus and operation of sustainable businesses? How can established businesses adapt to become more responsible to communities? What new ethical considerations have arisen, especially in terms of communities, human rights and the environment? This panel of experts in sustainable business and Asia will examine the new challenges. Register here.
Tuesday, July 14; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Marriage to a Citizen: Just a Relief Valve for Immigration Policy or Also a Reason Behind Marital Instability?”
Eva Dziadula’s presentation will examine whether family-centered immigration policy may be associated with marital instability, with particular relevance to Mexican migrants who marry U.S. citizens. Registration is requested.
Wednesday, July 15; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Workers’ Forum: “A Discussion on Workers’ Rights, Resources and Roles During the Pandemic (and Beyond)”
The Higgins Labor Program at the Center for Social Concerns presents the first event of the Workers’ Forum, a series of discussions on workers’ rights, resources and roles during the pandemic and beyond. This virtual event will include local panelists from a variety of industries critical to the coronavirus effort.
Wednesday, July 15; 6 to 7:15 p.m. virtually

NDI Global Roundtable Series: “Race and Building Communities of Belonging: Perspectives from the U.S., the U.K. and Brazil”
This roundtable will focus on race and social inclusion and will feature perspectives from three countries with long-standing and significant race issues: the U.S., the U.K. and Brazil. Among the questions to be addressed: What are the challenges to building communities of belonging in these three national settings? Registration is requested.
Thursday, July 16; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Discussion: “Professional Acting 101: Chicago and Beyond” (NDSF 2020)
Join actor Susaan Jamshidi as she leads a discussion among early career actors at the undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate level from institutions across the Midwest and around the world. When the work resumes — as it surely will — you will arrive with fresh insights on working in television, film and theater in Chicago and beyond.
Thursday, July 16; 7 to 8 p.m. online

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

GLez Gets a New Look with Added Features
The Controller’s Office, in partnership with OIT, is excited to announce the new GLez is going live Wednesday, July 15. GLez requires connecting to the VPN client if you are off-campus. You can download the VPN client here.
The new features and enhancements deliver a modern and improved user interface while also offering many highly requested product enhancements. RSVP for a demo to get a sneak peek at the new tool. Want hands-on training? Register for a GLez training course through Endeavor.

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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.