TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Nov. 9)



For the Week of November 9

Arts and Performances


Cocktail with a Curator: Cheryl Snay
Let’s mix things up! Join us for Cocktail with a Curator, a program that toasts amazing works of art with deliciously themed cocktails. Spend time with Cheryl Snay, curator of European art, looking closely at Walter Osborne’s “At the Breakfast Table” while enjoying a “Breakfast Tea” cocktail. Register and find the drink recipe via the link.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Deadlines or Registrations

Introduction to Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka
Sponsored by Thrive! and presented by Kristine Hilger Carles. Established in 1974, the local organization develops 21st century community leaders using the servant leader model developed by Robert Greenleaf. Learn about the upcoming leadership programs.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

Thrive! Presentation: “How Did They Do It? Professional Development and Networking during COVID Limitations”
You’re invited to hear the story from Michael Loungo and Joan McClendon of how a Notre Dame employee clarified her goals, vision and networking asks to move forward in her professional development plan during remote, coronavirus limitations by partnering with her mentor and coming in motivated and ready. Guests can expect to walk away inspired, with a quick-hits list of how to use tools like OKRs and KPAs to make Endeavor work for you.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; noon to 1 p.m. virtually

Time-Out for Tech: COVID-19 Scams
Scammers use all sorts of tricks to try to get your information and during the coronavirus is no exception. Come to this short session and learn about the various coronavirus scams and how to avoid them.
Wednesday, Nov. 18; 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Webinar: A Conversation with Provost Marie Lynn Miranda
The Thrive! professional development and networking committee, along with the Thrive! board and steering committee, invite you to a special, interactive conversation with Provost Marie Lynn Miranda. Provost Miranda will share stories of impactful moments from her own professional and personal journey to the University of Notre Dame, including insights on topics such as mentorship and encouraging the next generation of female leaders. Register online by Monday, Nov. 30. 
Tuesday, Dec. 1; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Deals and Discounts

25% Off All Apparel, Gifts, Accessories and Clearance — Hammes Bookstore
Time to stock up for the holidays with 25 percent off all ND gifts, apparel and clearance. This sale is available online or at any open bookstore location including the outlet center.
Sale runs Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Online ECDC Book Fair
The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) is sponsoring an online Scholastic Book Fair with a wide selection of quality children’s books and more. Choose from more than 6,000 products including book fair exclusives, new releases and value packs! Shop from the comfort of your home. Browse our ECDC Book Fair homepage. Payments made online and all orders will ship to your home with free shipping on book-only orders over $25. ECDC receives 25 percent of all online orders placed between Nov. 2-15. For more information, please contact or call 631-3344.
Now through Sunday, Nov. 15

Warren Golf Shop End-of-Season Merchandise Sale
Take advantage of the end-of-season sale at the Warren Golf Course Pro Shop. Up to 40 percent off men’s and women’s Notre Dame apparel and other golf accessories from such brands as Under Armour, Cutter & Buck, Peter Millar and johnnie-O.

Diversity and Inclusion

Racial Inequality Discussion with Dean Marcus Cole
Marcus Cole, dean of the Notre Dame Law School, will be discussing the BLM movement and racial inequality in the United States. Zoom meeting link. Submit your questions using this link.
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 7 to 8 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Educational and Research Opportunities

Workshop: “Assessing Preparation, Participation and Attendance”
(Open to faculty, postdocs and graduate students.) You will consider designing formative informal and low-stakes assessment experiences that support the mastery of course learning goals. What do preparation and attendance mean in a dual-mode course? How can we grade participation and hold students accountable for asynchronous content? How do I see if my students are logging into Sakai, attending Zoom sessions or watching my Panopto videos?
Monday, Nov. 9; 12:30 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

EAP Workshop: “The History of English”
Join the CSLC as we explore how the English language has been shaped through its over 1,000 year history. We will look at how crucial events, such as invasions, wars, plagues, the printing press and playwrights made English the language as we know it. 
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Workshop: “Increasing Student Engagement in Large Enrollment Courses”
(Open to graduate students, postdocs and faculty.) This workshop presents practical techniques for engaging students both inside and outside of large lectures (i.e., making the class feel smaller). We will discuss the usage of electronic response card (“clicker”) usage and personalization of student interactions for increasing in-class engagement and using solution video creation technology, collaboration sessions, “rolling” electronic office hours and supplemental open labs for increasing engagement outside of the classroom. 
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 1 to 2:15 p.m. via Zoom

Inclusive Excellence Workshop:Inclusive Advising with Special Winter Session Tips”
This presentation will highlight scholarship on the concept of belonging and its correlation to college students’ self-authorship and learning. The presenter will consider barriers to students’ sense of belonging, such as stereotype threat and cultural disconnects. In addition, challenges posed by the newly created Winter Session will be noted. Register by Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Friday, Nov. 13; 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom

OIT Training Classes
Office of Information Technologies technical training classes are free of charge and will be online until further notice.
∙ InDesign CC, Level II: Tips and Tricks, Monday, Nov. 16; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
∙ Tableau: Intermediate, Tuesday, Nov. 17; 8:30 a.m. to noon
∙ Google Drive, Level I: Working in Docs, Sheets and Slides, Tuesday, Nov. 17; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ travelND Training, Tuesday, Nov. 17; 2 to 4 p.m.
∙ GLez Training, Thursday, Nov. 19; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
∙ Photoshop CC, Level II: Creating Animated GIFs, Thursday, Nov. 19; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at 

Workshop: Managing My Career
This workshop focuses on the stages of Notre Dame’s career management process. Participants will complete various assessments and activities that will assist in the identification of personal interests, professional aspirations and lifestyle needs. Please register via and accept the endeavor email confirmation.
Tuesday, Nov. 17; 1 to 2 p.m. virtually

Faith and Service

Tri-Military ROTC Veterans Day Ceremony
Please join the faculty, staff, cadets and midshipmen for a Veterans Day ceremony with keynote speaker former U.S. Sen. of Indiana Joseph Donnelly Jr. ’77, ’81 J.D.  All attendees are required to wear face masks and practice physical distancing. Join us as we acknowledge all who have served to protect our freedoms and the American way of life.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Downes Ballroom (seventh floor), Corbett Family Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 5 to 5:45 p.m. near the Clarke Memorial Fountain, Fieldhouse Mall   

Lectures and Presentations

Conference: “Four Years of Peace Accord Implementation: International Comparative Experiences and the Colombian Case”
This conference will present research perspectives on the first four years of implementation of the Final Peace Accord in Colombia, signed in 2016 by the Colombian government and the former FARC-EP guerrillas.
Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 9–11; 9 a.m. to noon virtually

Notre Dame Press Celebrates UP Week with Book Festival, Sale and Blog Tour
University Press Week is Nov. 9–15. Please join Notre Dame Press as we celebrate the role that university presses play in elevating authors, subjects and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas and voices to readers around the globe.

Webinar: “Consider This! Wastewater Testing”
In this week’s “Consider This! Simplifying the COVID-19 Conversation” webinar, Kyle Bibby, associate professor and the Wanzek Collegiate Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, will join to discuss how testing wastewater can be informative during the pandemic.
Monday, Nov. 9; 6 to 7 p.m. via webinar

The 4th International Shakespeare in Prisons Conference: “Why Shakespeare Now?”
Departing from the traditional in-person conference structure, the virtual conference will consist of a series of asynchronous and synchronous sessions offered weekly between November 2020 and April 2021, highlighting best/next practices in the field, current research and publications, antiracist/decolonizing pedagogies, social justice activism and the voices of returned citizens whose participation in prison arts programming served as a catalyst for a more deeply realized self-actualization.
SiPC4 will commence with a live opening session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Directly following an opening ceremony, Barry Edelstein, the Erna Finci Veterbi Artistic Director, and Freedome Bradley-Ballentine, associate artistic director and director of arts engagement from San Diego’s Old Globe, will discuss their organization’s plan for systemic operational change in a session entitled “The Future is Now: A Social Justice Roadmap.”
Monday, Nov. 9; 7 p.m. virtually

Book Launch: “The Cost of Belonging: An Ethnography of Mobility and Solidarity in Beijing’s Koreatown” by Sharon Yoon
ND Korean Studies Professor Sharon Yoon and Alyssa Park, University of Iowa, will examine intra-Asian Korean migration in the context of their new books, Yoon’s “The Cost of Belonging” and Park’s “Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860–1945.” Andre Schmid, University of Toronto, will moderate. 
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom webinar

Panel Discussion: “Africa Unite? The Political Economy of Africa-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19”
Debt and environmental sustainability have come to dominate discussions on the political economy of African countries’ relations with China. Now, with the coronavirus crisis surging just ahead of the upcoming 2021 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit, new questions are being raised about the future of Chinese finance for African infrastructure. Registration required.
Tuesday, Nov. 10; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

Flash Panel: “Movement vs. Motorcade: Examining Protests in Thailand”
T​​​​​​h​e current uprising in Thailand has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to the streets, including a crowd shouting at the royal motorcade. This flash panel will discuss the roots of the protests, what the protestors want, how this protest compares with other struggles across the region and the state’s response.
Wednesday, Nov. 11; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Where We’re Going: Privacy — National Viewpoint
Where We’re Going, ThinkND’s series that invites University, national and international experts to discuss key topics, begins its look at privacy. Join us for our national viewpoint session where we’ll discuss privacy law, applications and ethical implications.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom

Third Annual ND Energy Research Symposium: “Waste-to-Energy: Reimagining the Possibilities”
The virtual symposium will feature invited talks, a panel discussion with Notre Dame faculty and a poster session with postdoctoral associates and graduate students. The symposium will bring together research experts from Columbia University, University of Michigan, McMaster University, Purdue University and Notre Dame, as well as industrial leaders from LanzaTech and Brightmark Energy to discuss major issues and topics about waste-to-energy. Registration is required and must be completed by noon Nov. 12, to receive the Zoom link to join.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 3 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Friday, Nov. 13; 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: “China and Africa: A Century of Engagement” Chinese edition by Joshua Eisenman
This panel discussion will be conducted in Chinese and address China’s contemporary relations with African countries. Panelists are author Joshua Eisenman, Notre Dame global affairs professor; translator Duanyong Wang, Shanghai International Studies University; and discussant Min Ye, Boston University. Michel Hockx, director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, will moderate.
Thursday, Nov. 12; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Research Seminar: “Faith, Abundance and Potential: Reflecting on Catholic Social Teaching, Fundraising and the Call to Stewardship”
How do our shared Christian faith and the Catholic Social Tradition inform philanthropy, development and other money matters? Join author and philanthropist Kerry Robinson who will frame development as ministry and discuss her prize-winning book, “Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service.”
Friday, Nov. 13; 9 to 10 a.m. virtually

Also This Week ...

Hesburgh Library Open Until 4 a.m. for Finals (Nov. 8 to 19)
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, Hesburgh Library will be open:
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.
∙ Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.

On Friday, Nov. 20, Hesburgh Library will close at 8 p.m. Get up-to-date information on Hesburgh Libraries access and services at

Receive Your W-2 Electronically Instead of Receiving a Hard Copy
This year, faculty and staff members have the opportunity to elect to receive their W-2s electronically rather than a printed statement through the mail. The benefits of opting-in are as follows:
   ∙ Protect the privacy of your financial information
   ∙ Eliminate the chance of your paper statement being lost in the mail
Opt in by Thursday, Dec. 31.

Invoicing in buyND+
We are pleased to announce accounts payable invoicing capabilities will be available in buyND+  Monday, Dec. 7. When you place an order in buyND+, as usual, you will be able to track your requisition to purchase order status. Now you can also track the invoice status. Sign up for a virtual demo session through Endeavor.

Sakai Tip: Ensure Accurate Student Grades in Sakai
Is your Sakai Gradebook excusing missed assignments or quizzes? Those that are incomplete will have no grade in the Gradebook, and that empty cell does not count against the student’s grade. Fill in that empty cell with a “0” to ensure that the missed work affects grades accurately.

Download the 2021 ND Administrative Calendar
The 2021 Notre Dame administrative calendar is now available to download to your Google Calendar. It is a list of all University holidays created by Human Resources.

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.