TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (July 20)


For the Week of July 20

Note: The first student version will be sent to undergraduate and graduate students on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 9.

Deadlines or Registrations

Preorder Signed Copies of Father Blantz’s New Book “The University of Notre Dame: A History”
During this time of necessary distance, Notre Dame Press and Rev. Thomas Blantz, C.S.C., are pleased to offer the Notre Dame family a personalized piece of campus history. Preorder “University of Notre Dame: A History” directly from the Press at this link to receive a signed or personalized copy. A limited number of signed copies will also be available at the Hammes Bookstore after publication Monday, Aug. 31. Cost is $49, plus tax and shipping.

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Creating Zoom Meetings for Others”
Google Calendar and Zoom have features that enable you to create meetings for others that show them as the host and appear directly on their calendars. This allows these meetings to take full advantage of the many Zoom features. Plus the session will cover important features you can use to keep your meetings secure. Register at or contact
Tuesday, July 28; noon to 1 p.m.

Deals and Discounts

Apple Faculty and Staff Appreciation Sale
This is the first week-long faculty and staff sale in Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore history and the first double-running promotion. In addition to getting an extra four percent off the educational pricing, qualifying Macs or iPads are included with the back-to-school promotion as well. Buy a Mac or an iPad and get a set of AirPods free!
Sunday, July 26, through Sunday, Aug. 1

Educational and Research Opportunities

Virtual Workshop: “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.

Virtual Workshop: “Creating Lesson Modules in Sakai”
Sakai Lessons give instructors a framework upon which to organize all the elements in a course site into a workflow based on learning objectives. This Zoom session will include step-by-step instructions on utilizing this powerful design tool in Sakai.
Thursday, July 23; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

GLez Demos and Training
GLez is a web-based application used by faculty and staff to monitor financial activity. RSVP for a demo to get a sneak peek at the new tool. Want hands-on training? Register for a GLez training course through

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.

∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Creating Animated GIFs, Monday, July 27; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Macros Introduction, Tuesday, July 28; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, July 28; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level II: Tables, Calendars and Grids, Wednesday, July 29; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Wednesday, July 29; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
∙ Mail Merge Using Google and Gmail, Thursday, July 30; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features, Thursday, July 30; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Food Drivapalooza
The Finance Division will host Food Drivapalooza to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Drive up and drop off non-perishable food donations. The Finance Senior Leadership Team will collect the donations, hand out ice cream vouchers and say thank you! See the poster for a list of needed items.
Friday, July 24; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Stepan Center

Health and Recreation

Kundalini and Pranayama for the Actor (NDSF 2020)
Join us as Scott Jackson, the Mary Irene Ryan Family Executive Director of Shakespeare at Notre Dame, leads an interactive workshop on Kundalini yoga, designed with actors in mind. This hour-long workshop blends breathing and physical techniques into exercises designed with actors in mind, helping improve your mind, body and spirit.
Tuesday, July 21; 7 to 8:30 p.m. online at

Lectures and Presentations

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

Research Uncorked – “The Ethics of Innovation: Framing the Future of Tech”
Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal interviews with leading scholars and scientists from the University. In July, we are excited to be joined virtually by Mark McKenna, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center.
Tuesday, July 21; 6 to 7 p.m. online

Virtual Seminar: “Do Black Lives Matter in Brazil?”
About five million African slaves were brought to Brazil, approximately nine to 10 times as many as were trafficked to North America. Is police brutality as big of a problem as in the United States? How is Brazil positioned in the transnational Black Lives Matter movement? Learn more and register.
Friday, July 24; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Also This Week ...

Opening of the Re-dedicated Rohr’s
The re-dedicated Rohr’s inside Morris Inn will be open for dine-in service beginning Monday, July 27. The re-imagined Rohr’s is a modern tavern — a casual, warm gathering place with a focus on bright, flavorful food. Imagine a classic steakhouse with a twist, highlighting colorful vegetables, fresh fish and of course, signature steaks. Visit the website for more information on hours and menus.

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.