TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (July 27)


For the Week of July 27

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

Arts and Performances

Reading of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” (NDSF 2020)
Tune in as The Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Company presents a new reading of Shakespeare’s classic drama “Coriolanus.” Charting the dramatic rise, and precipitous fall, of a powerful Roman general, Shakespeare’s tragedy of political ambition remains as bracingly relevant as ever.
Thursday, July 30; 7 to 8 p.m. online at

Deadlines or Registrations

Workshop: “Transitions Matter: Making Change Work for You”
Change is very challenging to organizational life and workforce effectiveness. Research shows that change has profound effects on an individual’s emotional state, including feeling blue, feeling sick, being excited or being anxious. How one navigates change and transition has a profound effect on success at work and in one’s personal life. Please register via
Monday, Aug. 3; 2 to 3:15 p.m. virtually

Virtual Panel Discussion: “Inclusivity in the Post-Pandemic World”
What challenges do people with disabilities face because of coronavirus? How are organizations and educational institutions responding? What does the future after coronavirus hold for inclusivity? Experts from ND and Asia will address these questions and offer greater insight into this global issue. Register online.
Wednesday, Aug. 5; 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Workshop: “Habits for Working from Home: How to Adapt Your Workplace Routines for At-Home Success”
Working remotely, and often from home, has become the norm for many. However, working where you live isn’t always a natural or easy transition. This workshop will review a straightforward methodology for effectively holding yourself accountable and doing more than just survive, but thrive in your workplace routines for at-home success. Please register via
Wednesday, Aug. 5; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Workshop: “Leveraging Energy Management to Increase Resilience”
During stressful times, a common biological response is physical and mental exhaustion, making it harder to focus, make decisions and support others. This session is designed to explore what we can do (even while at home) to create physical energy, which can be used strategically to create positive moments both personally and professionally. Please register via
Thursday, Aug. 6; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

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

Near-campus Homes for Rent
Notre Dame owns multiple single-family homes near campus that are available to rent. The two- to four-bedroom units with furnishing options can be leased at reasonable rates. The University has hired Bradley Company to oversee and maintain these properties. See the flyer. For more information, please call 574-339-9148 or email

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshops: Dual-Mode Classroom Technologies
If you are teaching a class in a Registrar-controlled classroom this fall, you are invited to attend hands-on classroom technology workshops now available. The OIT will help acclimate you to the dual-mode technology you will use for your class. Just select an appointment time in one of the four demonstration spaces available that best matches the type of classroom in which you’ll teach.

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Monday, Aug. 3; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ dataND: Introduction, Monday, Aug. 3; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Tableau: Intermediate, Wednesday, Aug. 5; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ buyND, Tuesday, Aug. 11; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

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

Notre Dame Launches Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Degree Program
Notre Dame now offers a doctoral program in Materials Science and Engineering. Apply through one of these departments: Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering or Physics.


Human Resources Workshops:

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 Tuesday, July 28
Multicultural Competencies: 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Hiring Game Changers: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Navigating the Endeavor Tool”
This session is for any new user to the endeavor tool or anyone who may need a refresher. The session covers the basic learning and performance dashboard features within the Endeavor tool, as well as exploring the catalog, viewing the learning transcript and self-reported training. Please register via
Thursday, July 30; 2 to 3 p.m. virtually

Faith and Service

Notre Dame Blood Drive with Campus Services
Sign up at, with sponsor code: Irish. If an on-campus donor needs a ride to and from the location, please call 631-0535 until noon Wednesday and leave a message to make arrangements.
Wednesday, July 29; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Mason Services Center

Lectures and Presentations

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.

Panel Discussion: “Shakespeare in a Time of Plague” (NDSF 2020)
In this panel and interactive Q&A, scholars from Notre Dame’s Early Modern Circle will discuss the language of disease in revenge tragedies, physical and metaphorical healing in the Renaissance body politic and pop culture perspectives on Shakespeare and the plague.
Tuesday, July 28; 7 to 8:30 p.m. online at

Video Shorts: “Peace in the Time of a Pandemic”
“COVID-19 and Peace Accords Implementation”, featuring Josefina Echavarria Alvarez, director of the Peace Accords Matrix at the Kroc Institute, and Luis Felipe Botero and Rebecca Gindele, specialists for the Barometer Initiative.
Wednesday, July 29; 11 to 11:30 a.m. virtually

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Campus Parking Reminders for 2020-21 Academic Year
Parking Services has extended the expiration date for 2019-20 faculty/staff hang-tag permits through June 30, 2021. Unless you are new to the University, you will not receive new hang tags for the 2020-21 academic year. Normal permit registration will resume next year. 
As always, please honor accessible (handicap-designated) and reserved parking spaces. Anyone parking in these spaces without proper authorization will be ticketed and may be towed. Please visit for more information. Please email with any inquiries. 

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.

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.