TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (May 23)


For the Week of May 23

Arts and Performances


Folk Choir’s 40th Anniversary Concert
“They Tell Me of a Home,” an album created in celebration of the Folk Choir’s 40th anniversary, will be released Friday, May 28, on all digital platforms.
Saturday, May 29; 2 p.m. livestreamed from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart


The Snite Museum of Art Reopening
The Snite Museum of Art welcomes the public back into the museum beginning Tuesday, June 1. In compliance with Notre Dame regulations, all visitors must wear masks and remain 6 feet from other visitors not in their group. Admission is always free.
Tuesday, June 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Snite Museum of Art

Deadlines or Registrations

Advance Your Education and Apply for a Fred Freeman Scholarship
If you’ve recently thought about going back to school, taking a course or completing a certification, you should consider applying for the Fred Freeman Staff Scholarship. It awards up to $2,000 in educational expenses per semester to eligible Notre Dame full-time, non-exempt staff. Learn more about the scholarship. Applications are due Tuesday, June 1.

Fourth Annual ND Energy Research Symposium — “Achieving Carbon Neutrality: An Emphasis on Global Partnerships and Climate Justice”
Experts from academia, industry and government will explore topics and issues surrounding the urgency to tackle climate change, reduce carbon emissions and create a clean and sustainable energy future. Registration is required by Wednesday, June 2.
Thursday, June 3; 1 to 5 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, June 4; 1 to 5 p.m.

Call for Posters: Fourth Annual ND Energy Research Symposium
Undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs from all colleges and schools are invited to present a research poster during ND Energy’s annual research symposium on June 3-4. Poster sessions will be held virtually both days. All energy-related topics are welcome. Registration is required by Monday, May 31.
Thursday, June 3; 3:15 to 4 p.m. online
Friday, June 4, 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion

Call for Nominations for 2021-22 Notre Dame Staff of International Descent
NDSID is accepting self-nominations for positions on committees as well as leadership positions. The focus is to provide cultural, social and intellectual activities for Notre Dame international staff and faculty and the University population at large. Membership is open to all Notre Dame staff, faculty and administrators. The deadline is Monday, May 31.

Health and Recreation

University COVID-19 Testing Facilities Summer Schedule
Summer hours for the University coronavirus testing facilities located at the North Dome of the Joyce Center begin Monday, May 24.
∙ Surveillance testing collection: Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Note: No Friday hours)
∙ Diagnostic testing: Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

∙ University Health Services (UHS): Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekly surveillance testing for faculty, staff and students will be available on a voluntary basis.
Testing facilities will be closed on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day).

Lectures and Presentations

Talk — “The Neuroscience of Being Your Best Self: What Good Sleep, Moderate Stress and Positive Emotion Can Teach Us About Leading (and Living) Well”
The Thrive! Professional Development and Networking Committee presents this talk by Jessica Payne, associate professor in the Department of Psychology. It will focus on how good sleep, moderate stress and positive emotion independently and interactively influence cognition, leadership and well-being.
Tuesday, May 25; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Research Uncorked — “The Promise and the Peril of Facial Recognition”
Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal interviews with leading scholars and scientists from the University. An expert in biometrics, Professor Kevin Bowyer has made fundamental contributions to facial recognition technology. He also pursues research on its ethical implications. He will talk about both.
Tuesday, May 25; 6 to 6:30 p.m. online

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Sakai Upgrade
From 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 27, the Sakai service will be upgraded. During this time, Sakai will be unavailable.
This upgrade offers several updated and enhanced features including weighted criteria in Rubrics, enhanced editing features in Lessons and a new grading screen option for Assignments. Once the upgrade is complete, clear your browser history to log in to Sakai.

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Summer Building Hours
Hesburgh Library is now open:
  ∙ Sundays: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  ∙ Mondays to Thursdays: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  ∙ Fridays: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  ∙ Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Memorial Day, May 31: Closed

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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.