TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (May 11)


For the Week of May 11

Arts and Performances

2020 Notre Dame Student Film Festival
If you missed the film festival on campus in January, here’s your chance to see all 12 films — for the first time ever, we’re screening the entire film fest on YouTube. Help us honor the Class of 2020 by joining us during what would traditionally be Senior Week at ND. Make sure to join the live chat with the filmmakers!
Monday, May 11; 9 to 11 p.m. on FTT’s YouTube channel (NotreDameFTT)

Todd Rundgren’s Play Like a Champion Concert 2018
See rock ’n’ roll legend Todd Rundgren Live@ND. The entire 2018 Play Like A Champion Concert, featuring FTT musical theater students, more than 30 ND undergrads performing with the band and behind-the-scenes footage, will stream on YouTube — one time only. Be sure to join the live chat with the performers!
Tuesday, May 12; 9 to 11 p.m. on FTT’s YouTube channel (NotreDameFTT)

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

OIT Help Desk Starts Summer Hours
The OIT Help Desk began summer hours Saturday, May 9. All times listed are Eastern time.
∙ Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Wednesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., for staff meetings)
∙ Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
∙ Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.
∙ Sunday: Closed

Deals and Discounts

Season Tickets now Available for DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series
Personalize your arts experience with a selection of three or more Presenting Series performances to save up to 10 percent on ticket prices and enjoy all the benefits that come with being a season ticket holder. Secure the best available seats to the shows you want to see most! Prices vary. Single tickets go on sale July 20.
Season tickets sales available from 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, ending Friday, July 17.

Diversity and Inclusion

Thrive! Discussion: “Champions for Change: Charting Your Roadmap in Times of Uncertainty”
While the past few months have pushed us to redefine how we balance our roles (mothers, wives, sisters, colleagues, friends, etc.), Micki Kidder, vice president for University enterprises and events and mother of three, facilitates a discussion to outline a personal and professional roadmap maximizing your happiness, joy and satisfaction along the journey.
Friday, May 15; noon to 1 p.m. at

Educational and Research Opportunities

Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, Funding Opportunities Webinar
Jill Pentimonti hosts a webinar to overview funding opportunities from the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. The institute funds research that contributes to improved education outcomes for all learners, and particularly for those whose education prospects are hindered by inadequate education services and conditions associated with poverty, race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, disability and family circumstance. RSVP by Monday, May 11.
Thursday, May 14; 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom


ND Learning/Kaneb Center Workshops

(open to faculty, postdocs and graduate students)
ND Learning offers workshops to help faculty prepare for teaching in the summer. Topics include strategies for remote learning, creating asynchronous content and online assessment. Registration required.
Beginning Tuesday, May 12


Hesburgh Libraries and the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship

Virtual Personal Digital Preservation Basics
This one-hour workshop will provide tips on how to organize and preserve your personal digital materials to make them available to future generations.
Wednesday, May 13; three identical sessions offered at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. via Zoom

Faith and Service

“Everyday Holiness” Podcast: Danielle Rose Hesley
Listen to the latest episode of “Everyday Holiness,” a FaithND podcast from the Notre Dame Alumni Association. This week features musician Danielle Rose Hesley ’02 as she describes her prayer through music, her discernment and the call of marriage and motherhood. 
Monday, May 11; online

Lectures and Presentations

OIT Taste of Technology Sessions
Explore new ways to use a variety of IT tools and applications in your daily life in convenient online sessions. All skill levels welcome. Free to faculty, staff, students, spouses and affiliates. Anyone interested in attending must register. Connection instructions will be shared once registered.
∙ Rapid Fire Google Tips & Tricks, Monday, May 11; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Smooth Riding: Ergonomics for Your Workspace, Tuesday, May 12; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Gussying Up Your Digital Audio, Photo and Video Files, Wednesday, May 13; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ (Brain)storm on the Horizon: Using Candor for Team Collaboration, Thursday, May 14; 10 to 11 a.m.

The Fight Broadcast
University Relations will share stories about how the Notre Dame family is taking the fight to COVID-19 all over the world. You can watch all eight hours live at
Tuesday, May 12; 2 to 10 p.m.

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Poverty Reduction Policies in Mexico: Are Universal Policies Better Than Conditional Cash Transfers?”
Presented by Alejandro Estefan, faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and former policy analyst in the office of the president of the Republic of Mexico. His research focuses on economic development, labor economics and public finance in Mexico and aims to provide a solid evidence base for impactful policy formulation. Pre-registration is requested.
Tuesday, May 12; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Presentation: “Cosmic Alchemy: How the Universe made the Heaviest Elements”
Join the Department of Physics for another Our Universe Revealed as Erika Holmbeck describes how cosmic stellar collisions can create the heaviest elements in the periodic table, from precious metals to the heaviest radioactive elements.
Tuesday, May 12; 7 to 8 p.m. online — details for accessing streaming are found at

OIT Lunch & Learn (online session): 10 Tips and Tricks in Docs, Sheets and Slides
Learn to use Google Docs, Sheets and Slides more effectively. All these apps have features that can help streamline your work and make you more productive. Free, but you must register at or contact You will receive connection instructions once you enroll.
Wednesday, May 13; noon to 1 p.m.

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Sakai Upgrade and Unavailability on May 15
The Sakai service will be upgraded from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 15. During this time, Sakai will be unavailable. Several Sakai tools and workflows that are being improved include Tests & Quizzes, Lessons, Gradebook and Assignments, and a new Rubric tool will be added. After the upgrade, be sure to clear your browser cache for the Sakai upgrade to load.

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Submitting Final Semester Grades
Sakai does not send grades directly to the registrar’s system. To submit your grades to the registrar’s site, you can choose one of two ways: Enter final letter grades manually, or for those with large courses, import student grades from your Sakai Gradebook.

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.