TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 29)


For the Week of March 29

Arts and Performances


Social Justice in Contemporary Asian Theatre: An Evening of Zoom Scenes
Students from three FTT classes taught by professors Anton Juan and Tarryn Chun present scenes from contemporary playwrights that address issues of justice and injustice in East and Southeast Asian societies, including works from Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Q&A to follow. This virtual event is part of the ongoing “Theatre for Justice in Asia: Past, Present and Future” project.
Tuesday, March 30; 7:30 to 9 p.m. via livestream

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Snite Museum Closed Easter Weekend
The Snite Museum of Art will be closed Easter weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 2-4.

Diversity and Inclusion

Panel Discussion: “Advocating for Diverse Teams”
Distinguished Notre Dame leaders, current and past, from across the University discuss why emphasizing diversity in the workplace and creating diverse teams is important to them, and how they are doing the work. Sponsored by the Black Faculty and Staff Association.
Tuesday, March 30; noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

We Are All ND
This workshop for staff is being offered to those not currently 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 as we work to cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame.
Tuesday, March 30; 8 to 10:30 a.m. virtually

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

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ Tableau: Introduction, Tuesday, April 6; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, April 7; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, April 7; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ GLez Training, Thursday, April 8; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Holy Week and Easter
This week the Church celebrates Holy Week, a time to intentionally recall Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. Given current health and safety guidelines, the Basilica will offer an adjusted schedule for Holy Week and Easter. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to request two tickets for the Triduum services held in Purcell Pavilion. The faculty and staff ticket request form closes at 5 p.m. Monday, March 29. Visit for complete details, including the livestream schedule. 

Staff Caregivers Support Group
If you are a staff member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join. This group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share information and struggles and listen to how others deal with their situations. RSVP form.  
Thursday, April 1; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom 

Prayers for the Elect
Seven students who have been formed through the RCIA process at Notre Dame will complete their initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. As these students are making their final preparations, kindly keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Lectures and Presentations

Engaged Learning Forum — “Nurturing Community During Times of Upheaval: A Case Study of University-Community Collaborative Events During COVID-19”
This Engaged Learning Forum will explore theory and best practices around community-university partnerships in times of crisis, comparing the slow-moving, chronic crises that community-university partnerships often address and faster-moving crises such as the coronavirus pandemic. To join, register by Monday, March 29.
Tuesday, March 30; 10 to 11:15 a.m. virtually

Lecture — “Lynching and Local Justice: Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States”
What are the social and political consequences of poor state governance and low state legitimacy? Under what conditions does lynching — lethal, extralegal group violence to punish offenses to the community — become an acceptable practice? This talk by Dara Kay Cohen of Harvard University is based on her new co-authored book of the same name. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 30; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “The Irish Judges at the Center of the English Commercial Court”
Nanovic Graduate Fellow Clare O’Hare, a lawyer with a background in law and international relations and a JSD candidate, will look at the two Irish judges who were instrumental in setting up the now famous English Commercial Court in the 1890s and reflect on the opportunities that Brexit presents to the Irish legal industry. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 30; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Inspiring Conversations: “Leadership Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Discussion with John Ebert ’82, president of J.W. Ebert Corp. and owner of more than 40 McDonald’s restaurants. Ebert will share how he made the move to franchising and how the pandemic affected his business and his leadership.
Tuesday, March 30; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “Crafting America: Celebrating the Skill and Individuality of Craft Within the Broad Context of American Art”
Jen Padgett ’09, associate curator at Crystal Bridges. Questions and discussion to follow. Hosted by the Art History Club and the Department of Art, Art History and Design. Scan the QR code on this poster to join.
Tuesday, March 30; 4 p.m. via Zoom

Spanish Language Table: “Las manifestaciones de fe en España y Latinoamérica”
The Department of Romance Languages and the CSLC are presenting a Spanish Language Table, “Manifestations of Faith in Latin America.”
Tuesday, March 30; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Talk — “Addressing Violence Against Women in North India: Rethinking the Role of Interactive Strategies”
In this talk, Julia Kowalski, professor of global affairs and gender studies, will draw upon her ethnographic fieldwork with women’s rights NGOs in Jaipur, India, to suggest expanding analysis to include careful attention to how institutional actors conceptualize the role of interactive practices in addressing violence, beyond labeling practices.
Wednesday, March 31; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Global Health Colloquium — “Global Oncology: Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma and the Tale of Two Pathogens, Malaria and EBV”
This seminar is presented by Ann Moorman, professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Contact for the Zoom link to attend.
Wednesday, March 31; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “Breaking Barriers”
Join the ND Law American Constitution Society and the LGBT Law Forum for a conversation with Judge J. Paul Oetken, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Oetken has a storied history of public service and is the first openly gay man confirmed to the federal judiciary. Sign up here.
Wednesday, March 31; 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “La Quince Santa Ana, a Case for Sustainable Urban Revitalization from a Developer’s and an Architect’s Perspective”
A lecture from Ricardo Arosemena of Arosemena & Soundy Arquitectos and Arosemena & Way, architects of La Quince, and KC Hardin, founder and CEO of Conservatorio, a real estate development company that has worked for more than 15 years on a model for sustainable urban revitalization. Pre-registration is required to receive AIA CEC (if available) or a certificate of participation and/or to participate in conversation.
Wednesday, March 31; 5:15 to 6:30 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 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. via Zoom

A Constitutional Studies Debate — “Resolved: The Electoral College Should be Abolished”
A virtual debate with Jesse Wegman, New York Times, and Trent England, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.
Thursday, April 1; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Fireside Chat
Join the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing and the Asian Business Society with Sumir Chadha, co-founder and managing director of WestBridge Capital, and Scott Malpass, the University’s former vice president and CIO. ND students, faculty and staff register here to receive the Zoom information.  
Thursday, April 1; 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Giving Students Feedback on a Test in Sakai
Feedback for students was easy when instructors could hand back a written exam, but how do you do that with an electronic version? Sakai’s Tests & Quizzes offers options for sharing feedback with students after you’ve graded their tests.

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.