TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (May 26)


For the Week of May 26

Deadlines or Registrations

Summer Seminars for Church Life Renewal: “Called & Co-Responsible”
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is hosting a series of virtual seminars throughout the summer aimed at empowering pastoral leaders and scholars for the work of renewing the Church, especially in light of present challenges. Seminars in this series will follow the call to co-responsibility by examining how the laity and clergy might together commit to renewing the life of the Church.
Register by Wednesday, May 27, at
One seminar will be hosted live each week between May 27 and July 28 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Snite Museum of Art Course Development Grants
Apply now for financial support to develop new courses or to revisit existing courses to place the museum’s collection, exhibitions and practices at the center of teaching and research. Applications are due Monday, June 1.

Educational and Research Opportunities

ND Learning/Kaneb Center Workshop
(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.
Panopto Basics
With Chaz Barbour, academic tech professional for teaching and learning technologies. Learn how to upload video files to Panopto and edit them to trim unwanted footage and create content from multiple clips.
Tuesday, May 26; 2 to 3 p.m.

Using Skillport as a Self-Development Tool
This session will cover Skillport’s basic features, how to navigate Skillport, how to identify development topics and self-reported training in Endeavor.
Thursday, May 28; 10 to 11 a.m. via virtual classroom

Using Skillport as a Management and Self-Development Tool
(Available to managers and supervisors)
This session will cover Skillport’s basic features, how to navigate Skillport, using Skillport as a development tool for your staff and self-reported training in Endeavor.
Thursday, May 28; 2 to 3 p.m. via virtual classroom

Engagement Best Practices Webinar: Department of Defense Research Opportunities
Presented by Vice Adm. Mat Winter, U.S. Navy (Retired), and moderated by Jill Pentimonti, director of research advancement in Notre Dame’s Office of Federal and Washington Relations. Provides an overview of the Department of Defense’s Science and Technology research organizations, research area priorities, budgeting process and top-level annual summary of funding opportunity announcements.
Thursday, May 28; 2 to 3 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.
∙ AiM Work Request Training, Monday, June 1; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ dataND: Introduction, Monday, June 1; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Tuesday, June 2; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ buyND, Tuesday, June 2; 2 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, June 2; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Thursday, June 4; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Faith and Service

Join the “Virtual” Notre Dame Community Choir This Summer. New Members Welcomed!
The Notre Dame Community Choir historically provides music for Sunday Masses in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart during the summer months and at Christmas. Although we cannot physically sing together at this time, we plan to continue our practice of community building, prayer, learning and music making together in a new virtual space. Please contact Patrick Kronner for further information at
Thursday, May 28; 6 p.m. 

Lectures and Presentations

Mexico Virtual Lecture Series: “Combating Vector-Borne Diseases in Mexico”
Nicole Achee and John Grieco are entomologists whose research monitors the spread of vector-borne diseases around the world and develops strategies to control these vector populations and limit disease spread. In Mexico, they monitor mosquito and tick populations connected to dengue, chikungunya, Zika and other diseases in Chiapas. Pre-registration is requested.
Tuesday, May 26; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Taste of Technology Virtual 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.
∙ Make Those Doggies Dance: Creating Animated Gifs, Tuesday, May 26; 2 to 3 p.m.
∙ Don’t Be Buzzard Bait: Social Media Privacy, Wednesday, May 27; 10 to 11 a.m.
∙ Reining In: How to Break Up with Your Phone, Thursday, May 28; 10 to 11 a.m.
Free to faculty, staff, students, spouses and affiliates. Anyone interested in attending must register. Connection instructions will be shared once registered.

Research Uncorked: “Finding What Works: Reducing Poverty Through Research”
Presented by Heather Reynolds and Rachel Fulcher Dawson, Notre Dame's Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO). The presentation will focus on homelessness.They will also discuss LEO’s broader mission to identify the innovative, effective and scalable programs that help people move permanently out of poverty.
Tuesday, May 26; 6 p.m. via Zoom

Talk: “Climbing the Distance Ladder”
Measuring the distance to space-borne objects is one of the most difficult tasks in astronomy. The first measurements of the distance to the sun required global adventure, and cost the lives of some of the best astronomers of the day. Keith Davis, director of the Notre Dame Digital Visualization Theater, presents this talk about how scientists are able to measure these distances and the challenges that come with it.
Please use this URL for information on how to connect online via our Youtube Channel and Zoom.
Tuesday, May 26; 7 to 8 p.m. via online streaming; details for accessing streaming are found at

Seminar: “Taking Responsibility for Parish Life”
This session features Leonard DeLorenzo, McGrath Institute for Church Life, with Amy Albers and Sue Bismack. Free but registration is required.
Wednesday, May 27; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Update on Zoom Upgrade
On May 18, all University-owned Windows and Mac computers were upgraded to the Zoom 5.0 client. Effective Saturday, May 30, all managed and unmanaged computers must have the Zoom 5.0 client installed because a new security encryption will be activated in version 5.0 and higher. Any older Zoom software must be upgraded to at least version 5.0 before you can join a meeting/class after May 30.

Also this Week ...

Rohr’s Fresh Market Open
Rohr’s Fresh Market will have grab-and-go items available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. For carry-out options, the Rohr’s kitchen will be open with items from our new Rohr’s restaurant menu from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Contactless payment and curbside pickup are available by calling 574-850-2272.

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.