TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (June 22)


For the Week of June 22

Arts and Performances

“The Taming of the Shrew” Watch Party (NDSF 2020)
As part of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival 2020, join us for an exclusive watch party for a broadcast of the Robinson Shakespeare Company’s at-home performance. The YouTube link will be available via
Tuesday, June 23; 7 to 8 p.m. online

Diversity and Inclusion

Thrive! Presents: Let’s Zoom Lunch
As we continue to practice physical distancing, let’s stay connected with our Notre Dame community. Join Thrive! for another virtual meeting of our monthly Let’s Do Lunch program to chat with colleagues from across campus. As always, drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. RSVP to receive a Zoom meeting invitation. All are welcome.
Tuesday, June 23; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Presentation: “Thrive! Champions for Change: Finding Your New Normal”
 Join Thrive! for a virtual professional development and networking event featuring Joe Holt, professor of management at Mendoza College of Business, expert in business ethics and active supporter of gender equity. We’ll learn from his experiences serving during the coronavirus and gain insight into workplace empathy, along with reflections on how the pandemic impacts women in particular and how to chart a path forward in the workplace. Register by Thursday, June 25.  
Friday, June 26; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Educational and Research Opportunities

OIT Lunch & Learn: Google’s Latest Updates
Learn about the latest features Google has added to G Suite products. Topics include how to set up multiple signature templates in Gmail, turn your Google My Drive space into a dashboard using Drive Shortcuts, the redesigned file and folder sharing interface in Google Drive and more!
Register at or email Zoom link will be shared after you register.
Tuesday, June 23; noon to 1 p.m.

Workshops: “Design for Digital: Enhance Your Instruction with Adobe Apps”
As instructors, we must develop our digital multimedia instructional literacies to enhance our students’ learning. Adobe offers several tools to help educators build a more effective digital layer for their courses. In two workshops, Notre Dame faculty will demo Adobe’s Spark and Premiere Rush for creating engaging digital content for courses.
Wednesday, June 24; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom 
∙ Create Instructional Videos with Adobe Premiere Rush: 10:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Design is For Everyone: Using Adobe Spark Pages for Teaching and Learning: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Webinar: “The National Institutes of Health: Strategies for Success in the $39B Agency Including Updates on COVID-19”
The webinar will provide a brief overview of the National Institutes of Health including advice on research funding opportunities for individuals (R01, R03, R21), multi-projects (P01, P30, P50 and U), scientific conferences and meetings (R13, U13), career development programs (T, F, K) and targeted funding opportunities (RFA, PAS). The merit review process, review criteria and rating system will be highlighted with respect to the distinct roles of the scientific review officers and program directors and understanding pay lines and percentiles.
Thursday, June 25; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ dataND: Introduction, Monday, June 29; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Tuesday, June 30; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ buyND, Tuesday, June 30; 2 to 3:30 p.m. 
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, June 30; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Creating Infographics with Piktochart, Wednesday, July 1; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Data & Analysis, Wednesday, July 1; 1 to 2:30 p.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Reports, Wednesday, July 1; 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Lectures and Presentations

“Literature & Film in Lockdown” (Week 2 of the Kylemore Book Club)
The second live session includes Professor Barry McCrea who will discuss a few stories from Boccaccio’s “The Decameron.” To prepare for the discussion, read the excerpts and watch McCrea’s 5-minute explainer videos on ThinkND. Register to participate in the Zoom session and LinkedIn discussion board.
Wednesday, June 24; 1 to 2 p.m. online

Seminar: “The Forgotten Devotional Life: Remembering Co-Responsibility through Practice”
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is hosting a series of virtual seminars throughout summer 2020 aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church. This week’s presentation comes from Timothy O’Malley and John Cavadini (Notre Dame), Maria Morrow (Seton Hall University) and author Anna Nussbaum Keating. Free, but registration is required.
Wednesday, June 24; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Presentation: “Iambic Pentameter Made Marvelous” (NDSF 2020)
Learn more about the rhythmic structure of William Shakespeare’s work from Christy Burgess, Shakespeare outreach director at the Robinson Community Learning Center. The YouTube link will be available via
Thursday, June 25; 7 to 8 p.m. online

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Google Chat Will Replace Hangouts
On Wednesday, July 1, Google Chat ( will replace Classic Hangouts as the preferred instant messaging service for all ND Google accounts. This is a result of Google’s announcement to retire its Classic Hangouts service by the end of 2020. This is a rolling change and may take up to 24 hours to appear in your account. It does not affect the Google Meet video conferencing service.

Also this Week ...

Hesburgh Libraries Current Services and Phased Approach to Fall Semester
In a letter to campus, the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian Diane Parr Walker offers updates on current library services, procedures to safely expand in-person services and a look ahead as we prepare for the return of students and faculty to campus. Read the full letter.

Consumer Confidence Report Availability
The University owns and operates its own public water supply that serves campus and C.S.C. buildings.  The Utilities Department manages the operation of the system and as part of its regulatory obligations, produces an annual Consumer Confidence Report to provide water quality information to its consumers.  The University’s 2019 report can be found on the Utilities Department website.

Combine Duplicate Sakai Sites for Fall Courses
If you are teaching multiple sections of the same course, combine all those Sakai course sites into one new site, called a “super-section.” This new site will be the only place where you need to upload files, create announcements and post grades. Students can be filtered by section.

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.