TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 15)


For the Week of March 15

Arts and Performances


Gallery Tour: Three on a Theme
Take some time out from your busy week to go on a virtual tour of three works from the museum’s vast collections. For this 30-minute tour, explore the art of attire. Suit up!
Thursday, March 18; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Awards and Competitions

Awards Season
Nominations are being accepted through Monday, March 15, for the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and several other annual awards. To nominate someone, visit, which also features background information on each award.

Deadlines or Registrations

First-Gen (FLI) Week
Celebrate our first-generation and limited resource community at Notre Dame 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)

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

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

Young Singles Community Virtual Happy Hour and Trivia Night
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

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

Thrive! Lunch Pairings
Looking for a way to network but don’t want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the Lunch Pairings sponsored by the Thrive! Ambassadors. Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division. Please contact Jessica Schiller at or 631-7923 with questions. Register by April 9.

Thrive! Presents “Raising Anti-racist Children”
This lively session will focus on the importance of positive identity and representation as well as age-appropriate conversations to build courage in the kids in your life to combat racism. Register by April 13.
Wednesday, April 14; noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Diversity and Inclusion

Workshop — “Building Bridges: Academically Talented Underrepresented Students in the Postsecondary Context”
This presentation focuses on the importance of partnering faculty mentors with underrepresented minority students via an undergraduate research experience, the Building Bridges program assists these students to succeed academically. Learn from the narratives of the student participants and faculty mentors how to improve student success.
Tuesday, March 16; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Thrive! Presents Let’s Zoom Lunch
Designed to help you connect with colleagues from across campus, attendees can ask questions and learn more about leadership opportunities in Thrive! and how the self-nomination process works. As always, drop in when you can and stay as long as you like. Please contact Jessica Schiller at with questions. Register by Thursday, March 18.
Friday, March 19; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

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. Link sent upon registration.
Monday, March 22; 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Gradescope User Summit for Instructors
There are six sessions available where instructors and instructional technology specialists and designers share tips and innovative ways to help you get the most from Gradescope. You can attend all six sessions or select the ones that most interest you. A link will be provided after you register.
Tuesday, March 16; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Managing My Career at Notre Dame
This workshop focuses on the stages of Notre Dame’s Career Management Process. Participants will complete various assessments and activities that will assist in the identification of personal interests, professional aspirations and lifestyle needs.
Tuesday, March 16; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Intermediate Palladio: Correspondence Networks and Maps
Learn how to establish correspondence networks and how to upload specialized map layers for historic and topical research.
Wednesday, March 17; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, March 18; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Landscape Painting with Adobe Fresco
Learn how to create a landscape painting using Adobe Fresco — a powerful drawing app with the world’s largest digital brush collection.
Wednesday, March 17; 2 to 3 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.
Thursday, March 18; 1 to 3:30 p.m. virtually

Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers
These workshops are an integral part of HR’s diversity and inclusion initiative to engage all staff in a learning environment that fosters 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
Wednesday, March 24; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. virtually (workshop will take place in two separate sessions)

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Data & Analysis, Tuesday, March 23; 8:30 to 10 a.m.
∙ Mail Merge Using Google and Gmail, Tuesday, March 23; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ GLez Training, Tuesday, March 23; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level II: Reports, Tuesday, March 23; 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: Shared Drives, Wednesday, March 24; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ InDesign CC, Level II: Intermediate Document Creation, Thursday, March 25; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Pivot Tables, Thursday, March 25; 9 to 11 a.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level IV: Query Function, Thursday, March 25; 1:30 to 4 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at


Call for Research Participants at the Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab
The Memory, Aging and Cognition Lab at Notre Dame is seeking volunteers for research on memory and the brain. To be eligible, you must be 18-30 or 65-85 years old, learned English before age five and right-handed. Volunteers are compensated $15/hour. If interested, please contact us by email ( or phone (574-634-0264).

Faith and Service

Staff Grief Support Group
ampus Ministry offers a monthly grief support group for staff members who have experienced the death of a loved one. This month’s meeting will feature guests Adam Dell and Lesley Weiss, licensed social workers at the Notre Dame Wellness Center, who will offer tips for navigating the grief process, especially during these challenging times. RSVP.  
Tuesday, March 16; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Faculty Grief Support Group
If you are a faculty member who has experienced the death of a loved one — a child, a spouse, a parent, a close friend or colleague — you are invited to join a support group with those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group meets monthly, is non-denominational and all faculty are welcome. For the Zoom link please fill out the form.
Thursday, March 18; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Health and Recreation

Irish Dancing with NDSID on St. Patrick’s Day
A virtual Irish dance lesson featuring UND Dublin’s Robert Black, two-time All Ireland champion in Irish Dance, is presented by Notre Dame Staff of International Descent (NDSID) and the Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway. Contact for the Zoom link.
Wednesday, March 17; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

Panel Discussion — “Mandating Peace: Enhancing the UN Security Council’s Approach to Mediation”
The UN Security Council has primary responsibility for ending armed conflicts. How do its resolutions affect crucial mediation efforts to achieve that goal? The discussion is on a groundbreaking report commissioned by the German government and featuring government officials, senior mediators, civil society experts and the report’s author.
Monday, March 15; 1 to 2:30 p.m. online

“Prisoners of Politics”: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration
The Notre Dame Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society, together with the Future Prosecuting Attorneys Council, will host a conversation with Professor Rachel Barkow of NYU Law School about her book “Prisoners of Politics.” Register here.
Tuesday, March 16; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Arabic for All: Why My Language Is Taboo in France”
Nabil Wakim, journalist for Le Monde explores the inner discomfort of speaking one’s own language when that language is Arabic in France and the reasons for this disenchantment. Leading the conversation is Daniel Maroun, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Sonja Stojanovic, Romance Languages and Literatures, Notre Dame. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 16; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Time-Out for Tech: Zoom Webinars vs. Meetings
Zoom offers us different options for meetings, depending on the size and the purpose. This session will compare the differences between webinars and meetings and let you know how OIT can help facilitate webinars for you. Once registered, the Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.
Tuesday, March 16; 1:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Geopolitics: The Competing Maritime and Continental World Orders of China, Russia and the United States”
Presented by Sarah C. M. Paine, the William S. Sims University Professor of History and Grand Strategy in the Strategy and Policy Department of the U.S. Naval War College. Link to the poster.
Tuesday, March 16; 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

2021 Financial Statement Fraud Seminar Series
Experts in corporate fraud share their unique perspectives and experience as part of the Financial Statement Fraud Seminar Series, hosted by the Center for Accounting Research and Education at the Mendoza College of Business. Guests planning to attend the virtual sessions must register by March 15 to receive the links to the virtual meetings. 
The first seminar is Wednesday, March 17; 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. online

Research Panel and Discussion: “International Look at Teaching in Higher Education During COVID-19”
Notre Dame International and ND Learning are hosting a virtual research panel and discussion with Tel Aviv University dedicated to internationalizing conversations on teaching and learning in higher education during the coronavirus. Perspectives from two countries will be featured: Israel and the U.S.
Wednesday, March 17; 10 a.m. to noon online

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series — “Democracy and Labor Law Reform in Mexico: Assessing international and domestic influences on the transformation of Mexico’s labor justice system”
Mexican labor activists and their allies in North America have worked relentlessly to democratize Mexican labor regulations for over three decades, yet it was only in 2017 that a reform to the Mexican Constitution, and changes to the Federal Labor Law in 2019, sparked a profound transformation of the labor justice system in Mexico.
Wednesday, March 17; 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Global Health Colloquium: “Proteasomes, Hormones and Metabolism in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis”
Featuring Heran Darwin, professor of microbiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Darwin’s lab seeks to understand how Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, has become arguably the most successful pathogen on earth. The series is sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health.
Wednesday, March 17; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Distinguished Scholar Lecture: “Thinking about Migration through Latinx Art”
Charlene Villaseñor Black, the Institute for Latino Studies 2021 Distinguished Scholar and mentor to the Young Scholars Symposium participants, is a professor of art history and Chicana/o studies at UCLA. Zoom registration is required.
Thursday, March 18; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “The Impostor Sea: The Making of the Medieval Mediterranean”
This lecture traces the activities of religious impostors, pious robbers, repentant smugglers and multi-religious gangs who populated the 13th- and 14th-century western Mediterranean. Rather than outlaws or “enemies of all,” Hussein Fancy from the University of Michigan, argues that these figures were central to the making of the late medieval Mediterranean.
Thursday, March 18; 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Current Responses to Human Trafficking: Citizen, Business, Government, Law Enforcement, Victim Leadership
How can we end the evil of human trafficking? Join the Center for Social Concerns this spring for “Human Trafficking & Forced Labor: An Introduction to the Problem, Those Fighting It and What You Can Do.” This series will feature various leaders and experts in the fight against human trafficking and forced labor.
Thursday, March 18; 6 p.m. via Zoom  

Lecture: “Redoubled/Something We Carry”
Jen Everett has her artwork on view in the Riley Hall Photography Gallery through April 2. Please contact for the lecture’s Zoom link.
Thursday, March 18; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Research Seminar — “Dialogue Across Difference in the Classroom: Building the Virtues for an Inclusive Community”
In this Catholic Social Tradition research seminar, Megan Zwart, associate professor and chair of the philosophy department at Saint Mary’s College, will share her experiences and best practices for how to help ourselves and our students grow in the virtues that promote productive classroom engagement and inclusive communities.
Friday, March 19; 9 to 10 a.m. virtually

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Automated Approaches to Detecting, Attributing and Characterizing Falsified Media”
Presented by Matt Turek, program manager at DARPA’s Information Innovation Office. You must register to receive the Zoom link. Ten Years Hence is sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.
Friday, March 19; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Spring 2021 Sustainability Seminar Series — “Earthrise: How the Earth Became a Planet and Why It Matters”
Hosted by the Office of Sustainability, this seminar is presented by Laura Walls who works in the field of literature and science, with a special concentration on Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and American Transcendentalism. Pre-registration is required.
Friday, March 19; noon to 1 p.m. online  

Just Wage Forum: Wage Enables Asset Building
What makes any wage just or unjust? The Just Wage Forum continues with a discussion of the second criterion: how a just wage enables asset building, including disposable income, educational enrichment, professional development and opportunities for advancement. Join this conversation of scholars and practitioners to learn more. Register online.
Friday, March 19; 1 p.m. virtually

Seminar in American Religion
Darren Dochuk, the Andrew V. Tackes College Professor of History, will discuss his book, “Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America” (Basic Books, 2019). Melani McAlister from George Washington University and Andrew Preston from Cambridge University will serve as commentators. Registration is required.
Saturday, March 20; 9 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom

Safety, Parking and Traffic

Severe Weather Preparedness Week — March 14-20, 2021
Be prepared for severe weather. As winter transitions to spring, it’s time to prepare for the possibility of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. St. Joseph County will test outdoor sirens at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. It will be similar to how sirens are tested the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m.
Learn what to do if a tornado warning has sounded and what is the difference between a watch and a warning. (Link here.)

Douglas Road Tree Work
Tree clearing northeast of campus along Douglas Road between State Road 23 and Ivy Road has begun, with a completion date of Wednesday, March 24. The operations started on Douglas Road on both sides of the roadway near Ivy Road and will work easterly towards State Road 23. There may be brief delays and some restrictions periodically. The traffic control consists of flagging two-way traffic and mobile traffic signage. (see map)

Social Gatherings

St. Patrick’s Day with the NDAA
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day virtually with the Alumni Association. Highlights include a Mass from Dublin; student performances from the Glee Club, Harmonia and the Irish Dance Team; short videos on Saint Patrick and the Claddagh ring; a photo contest and more. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Monday through Thursday, March 15-18; online

A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day at Kylemore Abbey
Watch a live cooking demonstration straight from the Kylemore kitchen, a virtual tour of the center, videos of musical performances filmed at Kylemore and a Q&A with the Kylemore Global Centre staff. Register via Zoom.
Wednesday, March 17; 4 to 5 p.m. online

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Quiz Extensions in Sakai
Sakai’s Tests & Quizzes tool has an easy way for instructors to allow quiz access for students who missed class. On one screen instructors can set up different dates or time frames for individual students or groups.

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.