TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 22)


For the Week of March 22

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Take a midweek break for a slow look at Eugène Boudin’s “Le Port de Camaret” and use tools of mindfulness meditation as a way to approach and understand the painting. Register via the link.
Wednesday, March 24; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Side-by-Side Saturday: Nature in Art
Connect with a little person in your life while discovering new works of art and creating together. This program will take place over Zoom and is great for adults and children living together and also for those who live far apart (grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents, etc.). Create a lasting memory with a little person in your life!
Saturday, March 27; 2 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom


“Roe v. Wade”
Hosted by Notre Dame Right to Life as part of its “You Are Loved” Week. This event does not require registration or payment.
Friday, March 26; 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center


Bond on Bond
“#BondOnBond” is a Moreau section’s presentation addressing the isolation and division on campus as a result of the pandemic. It will begin with a rendition of “You Will Be Found,” brief speeches and conclude with the alma mater. Afterward, audience members will be invited to chalk about their own experiences.
Monday, March 22; 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. on the steps of Bond Hall

Virtual Reading: ¡Curanderas! Serpents of the Clouds by Elaine Romero
Two Mexican-American women, Paloma, a curandera (a healer), and Victoria, a recent graduate of medical school, travel from the U.S. to Mexico. On the trip, both women transform as they engage with the supernatural and natural worlds. Directed by Tashi Thomas ’08. Presented by Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre.
Thursday, March 25; 7:30 to 9 p.m. online

Deadlines or Registrations

Celebrating Holy Week and Easter on Campus
This year’s Triduum services (Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday) will be held in Purcell Pavilion instead of the Basilica to safely accommodate as many members of the campus community as possible. Attendance will be ticketed by assigned seat only. Learn more and review the complete details for reservations.

Effective Grading and Efficient Feedback
Available for faculty, postdocs and graduate students, this workshop introduces strategies for evaluating  grading criteria, incorporating multiple approaches to providing feedback and encouraging students to engage with the feedback they receive. It also addresses a few technological tools and techniques that may save time in providing meaningful feedback to students.
Wednesday, March 31; 2:25 to 3:35 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Guiding Principles for Access to Data
Senior University leadership has established guiding principles governing access to Notre Dame data, including student data, individual demographic data and recently, COVID-19 response data. This session will describe the process by which these principles have been established and outline specifics of the established principles. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Thursday, April 1; 10 to 10:30 a.m. 

Diversity and Inclusion

LGBTQ 101 Training for Faculty and Staff
Learn the basic issues and concerns faced by students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) within today’s culture, including an overview of the Catholic church’s teachings on sexual orientation and definitions related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Monday, March 22; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom (a link will be sent upon registration)

Spring is in the Air
Join Thrive! to get ready for spring. Gardening enthusiast Laura Walker will discuss the benefits of native plants, urban gardening, how plants transfer energy and how insects and animals co-evolved. Complete the Google form to receive a calendar invite.
Wednesday, March 24; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. virtually

Young Singles Community Virtual Happy Hour and Trivia Night
This is a young singles community for faculty and professional staff. How do we stay connected as the pandemic grinds on? With a virtual happy hour and game night that includes conversation and trivia. Sign up via this link.
Thursday, March 25; 7 to 9 p.m. virtually

Active Ally Training for Faculty and Staff
This training will focus on how heterosexual allies can help make the Notre Dame community a safer, more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals. This training is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of issues and concerns that LGBTQ individuals face.
Friday, March 26; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom (a link will be sent upon registration)  

Words of Encouragement for First Gen Students
The Office of Student Enrichment will share a First Generation Words of Encouragement video with Notre Dame students on the Duncan Student Center video board Friday, March 26. The video will play on a loop at different times throughout the day. Faculty and staff are invited to submit words of encouragement to our first generation and low-income students. Please send your own words of encouragement to

Educational and Research Opportunities

Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers
These workshops are 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
Two-part series:
Multicultural Competencies: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Hiring Game Changers: 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24; virtually

TLT: Tech Tools for Engaging Students
(Available to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of technology tools. Poll Everywhere enables instructors to measure students’ understanding of key concepts during class discussions. Panopto offers a feature to embed quiz questions in video assignments so students are active viewers of that content. Perusall engages students in close, social reading of texts.
Thursday, March 25; 2:20 to 3:35 p.m. via Zoom

Supporting International Students
(Available to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) This workshop will explore inclusive teaching practices that can be incorporated into classrooms across disciplines and teaching contexts to support international students. Specific focus areas will include communicating clear expectations, leading effective discussions and embracing students’ diverse language and writing abilities.
Friday, March 26; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. via Zoom

We are All ND
This workshop for staff is offered to those not in a supervisory role. Please register for and attend We Are All ND in an effort to allow each and every member of our community to unite behind a common goal to cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame. Additional dates and times offered throughout the semester.
Tuesday, March 30; 8 to 10:30 a.m. virtually

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
  ∙ Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Monday, March 29; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  ∙ Spreadsheets, Level I: Introduction, Tuesday, March 30; 8:30 a.m. to noon
  ∙ Google Groups, Tuesday, March 30; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  ∙ buyND, Tuesday, March 30; 2 to 4:30 p.m.
  ∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Wednesday, March 31; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  ∙ Excel 2019, Level II: Macros Introduction, Thursday, April 1; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  ∙ Google Sheets, Level IV: RegEx Functions, Thursday, April 1; 1:30 to 4 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at 

Faith and Service

Lenten Prayer for Staff
Staff are invited to a virtual Lenten prayer led by Staff Chaplain Rev. Jim Bracke, C.S.C. Take time for spiritual renewal as Father Jim offers different forms of prayer throughout the Lenten season. All faith traditions are welcome. RSVP for Zoom link.
Wednesday, March 24; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

First-Gen (FLI) Week
Celebrate Notre Dame’s first generation and limited-resource community throughout the week with events hosted by the Office of Student Enrichment. Learn about environmental inequities, investing, life after Notre Dame and cooking on a budget. If you would like an invitation to FLI Week events, please register here.
Monday through Friday, March 22-26 (times may vary)

Lecture: “Essential History and Using Rome, The Anthology for Ideas”
This lecture is presented by Professor DiMaio.
Monday, March 22; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Talk: “The Venice Commission and Current Challenges of Constitutionalism in Europe”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Paolo Carozza, currently the U.S. member of the Venice Commission and director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, will describe some of the principal current challenges to the future of democratic constitutionalism in Europe and of the role of transnational institutions in addressing these challenges. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 23; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators
Arguing that the familiar categories of victim, perpetrator and bystander do not adequately account for our connection to injustices past and present, Michael Rothberg offers a new theory of political responsibility through the figure of the implicated subject. Ernesto Verdeja will be the respondent.
Tuesday, March 23; 4 to 5 p.m. virtually

Flexibility in Order: Three Assumptions that Distort International Order
This discussion is presented by Mariya Grinberg, a postdoctoral fellow with the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.
Tuesday, March 23; 4:30 to 6 p.m. virtually

Pro-Life Vision of the World: Where Are We Now?
Topics will include digitization, the importance of presence, the legal status of abortion and ministry that supports women in crisis pregnancies. The speakers are Brett Robinson, Carter Snead and Joseph Torma. Chick-fil-A will be distributed afterward. Open to the campus community.
Tuesday, March 23; 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Global Health Colloquium: “Engineering the Host-pathogen Interface”
Join the Eck Institute for Global Health for a seminar with Bryan Bryson, assistant professor of biological engineering at MIT, as part of this semester’s Global Health Colloquium. Email for the Zoom link.
Wednesday, March 24; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Distinguished Lecture: “The World Friendship Made: African American Men and the Great Migration”
Join the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for a distinguished lecture by Elsa Barkley Brown, associate professor of history and women’s studies at the University of Maryland. Please contact Carolyn Sherman ( for more information and to receive the Zoom link.
Wednesday, March 24; 4 to 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar: “Empowering Women Through Religious Liberty”
A conversation with experts on how religious liberty protections can empower women — with Muslim, Jewish, Catholic and Native American faith perspectives. Panelists: Rachel Benaim, Samah Norquist, Kathleen Porter-Magee and Mona Polacca. Moderated by Stephanie Barclay, director of the ND Law School Religious Liberty Initiative.
Thursday, March 25; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

“Neuroscience and (Your) Behavior: How Your Experiences Shape Your Brain and Your Outlook”
How your brain works has an impact not only on behavior, but also on worldview. Early environments and experiences affect the brain and overall health, research has shown. Join The Science Lab and ThinkND for this new program. The study of neuroscience and behavior offers insight into our own thinking and engagement with others.
Thursday, March 25; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. online

Kick-off Event: Women Inspired to Serve
Join the Notre Dame International Security Center and its partners for a virtual conversation and networking event featuring two of America’s most accomplished national security leaders. This kickoff event for the new Women Inspired to Serve (WISE) series begins with a fireside chat with the Honorable Michèle Flournoy and the Honorable Ellen Lord.
Thursday, March 25; 6 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

Justice in the World: 2021 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
The conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World Synod of Bishops’ prophetic vision by examining the justice issues central to the document: racism, ecclesial and political structures, work, internationalization and the environment. See the full list of topics and speakers online. The conference is virtual and free to attend.
Thursday, March 25; 7 to 8:45 p.m. virtually
Friday, March 26; 11 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 27; 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Abortion Debate
Notre Dame Right to Life presents an undergraduate debate on the morality of abortion. Junior Sean Tehan will be arguing against the morality of abortion and senior James Murphy will be arguing for the morality of abortion.
Thursday, March 25; 8 to 9:30 p.m. in Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library and a virtual option

REAL Lecture Series — “Lessons from Shalivahana to Shivaji: 2000 Years of Trade and Partnership Between India and East Africa”
Notre Dame International introduces a new virtual lecture series focused on the University’s research in South Asia. The Research Engagement and Academic Learning (REAL) lectures are hosted by the Mumbai Global Center. The first series features Rahul Oka, research associate professor of global affairs and anthropology.
Friday, March 26; 8 to 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Making America Competitive Again in the Information Space”
Presented by Jamie Fly, president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The 2021 Ten Years Hence series will focus on “News, Fake News and Deep Fakes. How Do We Know What’s True?” Registration is necessary to receive the Zoom link.
Friday, March 26; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Lecture: “A Natural History of the Soul — Galenic Themes in Early Modern Philosophy”
Fabrizio Bigotti, the director of the Centre for the Study of Medicine and the Body in the Renaissance at the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, explores the Renaissance rediscovery of Galen’s anatomy and how it impacted the making of early modern philosophy. Registration at
Friday, March 26; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Misuse of Civil Rights History”
“Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary” is a weekly lecture series to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of racial justice. This week, Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College, explores how the civil rights movement has been misrepresented and compromised through myth-making. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, March 26; 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

The following will be closed in preparation for the mass vaccination clinic that will be March 26 and 27: 

  • The Compton Family Ice Arena Lot and Walsh Architecture Lot will be closed March 22 to 29.
  • Joyce Drive between Holy Cross Drive and Angela Boulevard will be closed March 23 to 29. 

Supplemental parking:

  • For those who usually park in the Walsh Architecture and Compton parking lots, alternative parking will be available in the Notre Dame Stadium and Joyce Center parking lots for the entire week.
  • All vehicles must have a valid parking pass to park in the Notre Dame Stadium or Joyce Center parking lots.  

Please plan for increased traffic on Angela Boulevard and Leahy Drive on March 26 and March 27.

Social Gatherings

Young Singles Community Virtual Happy Hour and Trivia Night
Faculty and professional staff can stay connected as the pandemic grinds on with a virtual happy hour and trivia game night. Join us for conversation and trivia. Sign up via this link.
Thursday, March 25; 7 to 9 p.m. virtually

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Campus to Transition from Sakai to a New LMS
The University will begin transitioning to a new LMS in fall 2021. Forty faculty members are currently piloting Canvas and Brightspace as potential replacements. A recommendation from faculty, based on campus feedback, will be announced in summer 2021. The rollout will be a three-semester, phased approach and we will work directly with faculty prior to the transition.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library South Doors are Open
You can now access the Hesburgh Library from the Library Courtyard doors. Be sure to stay on the right when you enter and exit and follow on-site signage. Please continue to observe Hesburgh Library’s safety guidelines during your visit. Reminder: Access via ID card reader begins at 8 p.m. daily through the east, west and north doors.

Sakai Tip: Add Honor Pledge to Student Work in Sakai
The Academic Code of Honor is as valuable now as it ever was. Remind students of the expectations for their work online by adding the Honor Pledge to assignments and tests in Sakai.

OIT Hosts Hands-On Dual-Mode Technology Training for Faculty
OIT began hosting open office hours for hands-on training and/or consultation for technology in Registrar-managed dual-mode classrooms. Office hours will be every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. through Friday, May 7, in Room 125, Hayes-Healy Center. No appointment necessary.

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.