TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 8)


For the Week of March 8

Arts and Performances


Slow Look
Need a break? Take 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.
Tuesday, March 9; 12:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom


WSND Radio Interview with André Rieu
Dutch classical music icon and international sensation André Rieu sits down for an extended interview with Eoghan Fay, classical music director on WSND FM 88.9 and Listen for free at
Thursday, March 11; 9 to 11 a.m. at 

Talk and Concert — “For Such a Time as This: Musical Gifts from Latin America to the U.S. Church”
This talk and concert will introduce Latin American religious music of the past 40 years, in English translation. These songs continue to speak to Latin Americans today and have much to offer people of faith in reflecting on current North American realities.
Thursday, March 11; 7 to 8 p.m. virtually

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.

Institute for Precision Health Summer Fellowship
Now accepting applications for two summer graduate fellowships for 2021: the Leiva Graduate Fellowship in Precision Medicine and the O’Brien Family Endowment for Excellence Fellowship. Every application will automatically be considered for both fellowships. The application deadline is Monday, April 12.

Deadlines or Registrations

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. 

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 talk about 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

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries:

Getting Started with RefWorks
This virtual workshop will teach you the basics of using a citation manager.
Wednesday, March 10; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Network Analysis for the Curious Humanist: Intro to Palladio
Learn how to turn well-formatted spreadsheets into network graphs and practice using the basic features of Palladio.
Wednesday, March 10; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, March 11; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom


Human Resources:

“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 cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame. Please register via
Tuesday, March 9; 8 to 10:30 a.m. virtually

Navigating the Endeavor Tool-Virtual
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 tool, and explores the catalog, the learning transcript and self-reported training. Learn more about using the Timeline and email messages to your advantage. Please register via
Wednesday, March 10; 9 to 10:30 a.m. virtually


Workshop: “Supporting DACA and Undocumented Students”
This workshop aims to deepen understanding of the DACA, undocumented and other students from non-traditional backgrounds. The presenters will provide recommendations for how to best support these students and make appropriate referrals. Promising practices in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment will be introduced through examples and interactive, group conversations. Register by Tuesday, March 9.
Wednesday, March 10; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Effective Student Engagement in Lab Courses
This workshop will focus on how to engage students in a laboratory class as an instructor or as a TA. We will explore active learning methods that help shift the lab format away from the traditional cookbook recipe procedure. This session will incorporate backwards design methods to creating assignments and activities that encourage students to build confidence and curiosity in the lab.
Thursday, March 11; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. via Zoom

Neuroscience of Learning: How Understanding Your Students’ Brains Can Inform Your Teaching
Have you ever thought about how your class could change a student’s brain? In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of how the brain is structured, how it works and how it can change. You will have opportunities to apply those findings to your own teaching.
Friday, March 12; 9 to 10:15 a.m. via Zoom 

EAP Workshop: “Using Intonation in American English Pronunciation”
The pronunciation of American English has its own unique patterns of stress, intonation and rhythm. This workshop focuses on how intonation is used in phrases and sentences in American English and will include some time for practice. Participants will receive resources to help them learn and practice on their own as well.
Friday, March 12; 1 to 2:15 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.
∙ Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Wednesday, March 10; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Wednesday, March 10; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Excel 2019, Level II: PivotTables, Wednesday, March 10; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ GLez Training, Wednesday, March 10; 1:30 to 3 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features, Wednesday, March 10; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Wednesday, March 10; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Google Sheets, Level II: Macros Introduction, Thursday, March 11; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Lenten Prayer Series for Staff
Staff are invited to a virtual Lenten prayer series 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. Sign up to indicate the date(s) you’d like to receive the Zoom link.  
Contemplative Prayer Wednesday, March 10; 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom
Centering Prayer Wednesday, March 24 

Health and Recreation

Yoga in Italian
This is a unique opportunity to stretch and relax while being immersed in another language. Bring a mat, one or two blocks (or books of the same size), a strap and a sweatshirt or blanket. Knowledge of Italian is not necessary.
Friday, March 12; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lectures and Presentations

WIS Week 21
Visit for the full agenda and the link to register.
WIS, NDIGI’s signature event and Notre Dame’s Professional Investing Summit, cultivates a forum to showcase female investors and in doing so embraces Mendoza’s broader mission — to grow the good in business. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.
Monday, March 8; 5:30 to 7 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, March 9; 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 11; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 12; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Discussion: “Placing Your Research in Top Journals”
Part of the series “The State of Science: Conversations With Holden Thorp,” this session will feature Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, and Jake Yeston, Science’s editor for physical sciences research, in conversation with Jessica Payne, associate professor of psychology at ND.
Free and no registration required.
Monday, March 8; 6 to 7 p.m. online

Discussion: “Masterpiece Cakeshop, the Moralization of Commerce and the Price of Citizenship”
This discussion will be led by James Fleming, the Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law.
Tuesday, March 9; 11:10 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “What are the Deeper Causes of the Worldwide Rise of Populists?”
Nanovic Faculty Fellow Vittorio G. Hösle, the Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Letters, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, and concurrent professor of philosophy and political science, addresses the disturbing trend of populism and what lies below the surface.
Free and open to all. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 9; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Inspiring Conversation: “Inspiring Girls to Achieve”
Juliana Otieno, M.D., senior lecturer at Uzima University Medical School and founder of Rusalia Resource Foundation, will discuss how her experience as a doctor in Kenya led her to create a foundation that encourages young girls to achieve their dreams.
Tuesday, March 9; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

CSLC Ed Talk: A Conversation About Conversations with Monica Jancha
A talk about language learning conversations! Monica Jancha will share her experiences in setting up her TalkAbroad program for her students, her collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana and how using the language they are learning with native speakers helps her students build the confidence they need to round out their education.
Tuesday, March 9; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “From Margin to Center: The Abstracting of Photography”
Presented by Lyle Rexer, a New York–based writer, curator and art critic. Rexer is currently on the faculty at the School of the Visual Arts in New York and a contributor to Photograph magazine. He has written for Art in America, Aperture and Modern Painters. Please contact for the Zoom link.
Tuesday, March 9; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. virtually

Global Health Colloquium: “Chemical Probes for the Hippo Pathway TEAD-YAP Transcriptional Complex”
Samy Meroueh, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at IU School of Medicine, will discuss using small molecules to fight cancer. Learn more and obtain the Zoom link at the Eck Institute for Global Health website.
Wednesday, March 10; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture — “The Issue of Value in Urban Development: The empiric argument for the urban experience”
Joe Minicozzi is an urban designer who founded the consulting firm Urban3 to help communities understand the economic potency of urbanism and well-designed cities. This thought-provoking presentation will provide tools and data to support community resilience from an economic, equity, design and planning perspective. Registration required.
Wednesday, March 10; 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Inti Raymi Celebration
Throughout the year, indigenous people have different celebrations, giving thanks to mother earth (Pachamama) because she feeds us and the sun makes it possible. That is why one of the biggest celebrations is Inti Raymi (Sun’s Fest), giving thanks for the harvest. CSLC Kichwa FLTA, Laura Carvajal, leads this discussion.
Wednesday, March 10; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Lecture: “Coronavirus and the Constitution”
Jeremy Bailey, professor of political science at the University of Houston. His research interests include executive power, constitutionalism and American political thought and development. Presented by Constitutional Studies.
Thursday, March 11; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Accelerating Carbon Neutrality: Mobility, Buildings, Food and Emerging Technologies”
Join ND Energy for a distinguished lecture featuring Gregory Keoleian, the Wege Endowed Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, who will share key research findings to inform future carbon neutrality research, technology development, consumer choices and policy. Registration required.
Thursday, March 11; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series: Labor Activist Ai-jen Poo in Conversation with Provost Marie Lynn Miranda
Labor organizer and social justice activist Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and CEO of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, is the inaugural guest for the Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Provost Marie Lynn Miranda will moderate.
Thursday, March 11; 7 to 8 p.m. via livestream at

Ten Years Hence Lecture: “Disinformation and Democracy”
Suzanne Spaulding, senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will present this lecture that is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Register to receive the Zoom link.
Friday, March 12; 10:30 a.m. to noon online

Anti-Racist Theatre: Webinar with Recent ND Alumni
Six recent alumni offer insights for creating anti-racist theater. In conversation with faculty member Siiri Scott, panelists will discuss their lives as BIPOC artists after ND, consider how their ND experience affected their launch into the profession and offer advice to current BIPOC students. Visit for more info and livestream link.
Friday, March 12; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Implicit Bias”
“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, Dolly Chugh, from New York University, explores the complexities of racial bias. Open to the Notre Dame community.
Friday, March 12; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Webinar — “Winter Soldiers for Peace and Social Justice: Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Today”
Speakers include former Vietnam Veterans Against the War leaders, war resisters from the Vietnam and Iraq wars, documentary filmmakers, and National Guard members opposing deployment against Black Lives Matter protests. Co-sponsored by the Keough School of Global Affairs, Veterans for Peace, the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee and About Face.
Friday, March 12; 4 to 6 p.m. virtually

Panel Discussion: “The COVID Vaccine: Good Science and Science for the Human Good”
The Notre Dame Office of Life & Human Dignity and the Science & Religion Initiative at the McGrath Institute for Church Life will host a free panel discussion addressing the science of vaccines and the ethical implications of the COVID-19 vaccine in light of our shared responsibility for the common good of our community.
Saturday, March 13; 3 to 4 p.m. at

Social Gatherings

International Networking Tea Time
Learn about international tea culture and connect with people around campus and the world.
Wednesday, March 10; 3:30 to 4 p.m. via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

IT Maintenance
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 13, through 8 p.m. Sunday, March 14, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades. Check here for major services that will be unavailable and those not affected.

Also This Week ...

2020 Student Campus Climate Survey Results Available
The fall 2020 and fifth University climate survey assessed the knowledge, perceptions and experience of Notre Dame students in relation to sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, stalking and other conduct that creates a sexually hostile environment. View the survey results here. For questions about the results, please contact the Deputy Title IX coordinator at

Sakai Tip: Turnitin To Review Student Paper Drafts
One of the most practical uses of Turnitin Originality Assessment is to help students evaluate the strength and originality of their papers before they turn in their final paper. Turnitin is available within Sakai’s Assignments tool and offers help with citations and grammar as well.

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.