TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (Sept. 14)



For the Week of September 14

Arts and Performances


Interactive Program: “Cocktail with a Curator”
oast an amazing work of art with a delicious themed cocktail! David Acton, curator of photography, will talk about Harold Edgerton’s photograph “Wes Fesler Kicks the Football.” For the themed cocktail recipe and to register, visit the attached link. This program is designed for conversation and questions.
Friday, Sept. 18; 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom

Snite Museum Baldessari Ball Throw Challenge
Are you up for a challenge? Follow the Snite Museum’s Instagram for the Baldessari Ball Throw Challenge. Inspired by photographs on view, we challenge you to attempt to recreate the artwork and send us your best photo. Two winners will receive a Snite swag bag. For more information on the deadline and in-person meet ups, visit the attached link.
All submissions are due by midnight, Saturday, Sept. 19

Deadlines or Registrations

Time-Out for Tech: Using Zoom Waiting Rooms
Zoom is making changes at the end of September to add tighter security to meetings. After this change, all meetings will be required to use a password or have a waiting room set up. This short session will focus on the use of waiting rooms to add security or privacy for office hours.
Wednesday, Sept. 23; 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Show Some Skin: Call for Stories
We would like to extend an invitation to the ND community to submit a monologue for “Show Some Skin: eXposed.” Show Some Skin is a student-led initiative where members of the Notre Dame family share their stories concerning their identity and experience here, anonymously. Through our annual public performance, we strive to make Notre Dame a more welcoming place for all.
Online submission deadline of 11:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2

Apply now for 2020-21 Community Impact Grants
Community Impact Grants are awarded to faculty, staff and community partners in all fields for community-engaged, research, teaching and learning both near and far. Previous recipients have addressed topics including community storytelling through theater, lead-safe painting and the economics of immigration. Learn more and submit proposals on the Center for Social Concerns’ website. Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 26; 4:30 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion

There Are No Stupid Questions: A Discussion on Race and Racism in Higher Education
Maria McKenna will facilitate a conversation asking and answering questions about our current moment in time and how it is playing out on our campus, race and racism in higher education, best practice pedagogy, your own vulnerabilities or pandemic teaching. We’ll collectively use our expertise and wisdom to gain understanding.
Friday, Sept. 18; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Educational and Research Opportunities

Bringing Order to Qualitative Madness with ATLAS.ti
Learn how to use ATLAS.ti to bring order to the chaos of your qualitative research project.
Monday, Sept. 14; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom

2020 Virtual Core Facility Fair
This event is hosted by Notre Dame Research and open to students, postdocs, faculty and staff. Attendees will be able to visit digital exhibition booths for the University’s core facilities and look through various digital print, video and photographic materials. Additionally, various core facilities will host presentations via Zoom to discuss their state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise, as well as answer attendees’ questions. See the list of participating core facilities, more details and Zoom registration links here.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 9 a.m. to noon virtually

Universal Design for Learning Series
UDL is a pedagogical framework focused on responding to learner diversity by designing flexible pathways to engage, represent and express knowledge. The goal of this series is to assist instructors in creating better learning environments for all learners by demonstrating new and alternate ways to present information and engage students.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 10 to 11:15 a.m. via Zoom (passcode: 202020)
Tuesday, Sept. 22; 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 29; 12:30 p.m.

Workshop: “Anti-Racist Pedagogy”
ND Learning/Kaneb Center will offer strategies and resources for interrogating communication styles and what is privileged in the classroom, facilitating challenging conversations that may arise from antiracist teaching and dismantling racial hierarchies that impede student success.
Friday, Sept. 18; 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. via Zoom (passcode: 202020)

CSLC Ed Talk/Workshop: “Course Alignment Learning Goals and Assessment”
Join the CSLC to hear from Indiana University’s Karolina Serafin as she focuses on the role of alignment in language course design. At the end of the workshop you will be able to establish connections between different course elements in order to improve students’ learning experience, especially for courses offered fully online.
Friday, Sept. 18; 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.
Acrobat: Faculty Packet Preparation, Monday, Sept. 21; 2 to 4 p.m.
Google Sheets, Level II: Macros Introduction, Tuesday, Sept. 22; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
InDesign CC, Level I: Basic Document Creation, Tuesday, Sept. 22; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
travelND Training, Tuesday, Sept. 22; 2 to 4 p.m.
Tableau: Intermediate, Wednesday, Sept. 23; 8:30 a.m. to noon
Adobe Rush: Video Editing and Creation, Thursday, Sept. 24; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Basic Gmail (New Users), Thursday, Sept. 24; 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

Come and See the Bell Choir
Come to the Notre Dame Handbell Choir’s open rehearsal to find the musical talent you may have never known you had! Don’t have any musical experience? Don’t worry! We will walk you through the basics of ringing and reading music, introduce you to creative percussive techniques and demonstrate the musical quality of a full choir. All are welcome!
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 329, Coleman-Morse Center

Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger Campus Food Drive
The face of hunger has changed. The pandemic and resulting unemployment have caused untold hardship in our community. The Fighting Irish Fighting Hunger food drive supports the efforts of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana and local United Way food pantries. Visit our website to learn more and for the links to online donations. 

Health and Recreation

Start off your morning with a progressive boot camp workout. Join RecSports and the Snite Museum of Art at the northeast corner of the park to get sweaty while inspired by works in the park. This program is free, but registration is required. Register starting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, through the link.
Saturday, Sept. 19; 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park

Lectures and Presentations

Flash Panel: “Xinjiang and the Uyghurs: Religion, Oppression and Geopolitics”
The mass internment of members of the Muslim Uyghur ethnicity in China’s Xinjiang province continues to attract global attention and concern. Adding to the complexity is the opinion that world leaders, such as President Trump, are focusing on the atrocities for political gain instead of humanitarian interests. Panelists will introduce and examine relevant historical and cultural perspectives.
Monday, Sept. 14; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom webinar

OIT Lunch & Learn: “Adobe Creative Cloud — What Can I Do with It?”
Faculty and staff at Notre Dame can download any or all the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, but it can be challenging to know what each does and if it is something that you could use. This lunchtime session will cover each of the Creative Cloud apps and talk about what you can do with each of them.
Those interested in attending must register at or contact A Zoom link will be sent once registration is complete.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Bilingual Book Launch: “Votes, Drugs and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico”
Why did Mexico become so violent as the country transitioned from authoritarian rule to democracy? ¿Por qué México experimentó un estallido de violencia al transitar a la democracia? Join the Kellogg Institute for a bilingual book launch by Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley Gutierrez. Free to attend, registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 15; 12:30 to 2 p.m. virtually

Webinar: “Latinx Voters and the 2020 Election”
Join Notre Dame Political Science Professors Luis R. Fraga and Ricardo Ramirez in conversation about the Latino vote in this year’s presidential election. This is the first event in a series of scholarly activities offered by the Institute for Latino Studies throughout Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). Registration is required.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom

Annual Bernie Clark, C.S.C., Lecture: “Justice at the Border: The Dignity of Human Life at the Core of Our Faith”
Join the Center for Social Concerns as we host Laetare Medal winner, Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., who has worked extensively to provide services for refugees and immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants herself, she will share her experiences and how her faith informs her fight for the rights of immigrants.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 7 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Surviving and Thriving: Family Life During COVID-19”
Navigating the new demands of the pandemic can be stressful and challenging, and families have experienced major disruption to the rhythms of daily life in many areas. Laura Miller-Graff, associate professor of psychology and peace studies, will help us look at the challenges and opportunities families face, including parenting. There will be time for questions.
Wednesday, Sept. 16; 8 to 8:45 p.m. via Zoom

Conversation: “The Role of a Global University in a Global Pandemic”
A webinar featuring a conversation between leaders of three universities facing unprecedented challenges in their teaching, research and outreach missions during the coronavirus pandemic: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame; Patrick Prendergast, Trinity College Dublin; and Louise Richardson, Oxford; with Ann Firth, Notre Dame, as moderator.
Thursday, Sept. 17; 9 to 10 a.m. virtually

Constitution Day Lecture: “A Century of Votes for Women”
Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science, will celebrate Constitution Day and 100 years of women voting as she explores the themes of her recent book with Kevin Corder, “A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage.”
Thursday, Sept. 17; 12:45 to 2 p.m. virtually

Lecture: “Racial Wealth Gap”
“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, Mehrsa Baradaran from the University of California Irvine and author of “The Color of Money,” explores the racial wealth gap. Open to the Notre Dame community via Zoom.
Friday, Sept. 18; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. via Zoom

Tech Upgrades and Service Interruptions

Zoom Security Requirement Begins Sept. 27
As a result of Zoom’s continued efforts to enhance security, all meetings will require a passcode or a waiting room beginning Sunday, Sept. 27. After that date, any meeting without a passcode or waiting room will have a waiting room automatically assigned to it.

Also this Week ...

Sakai Tip: Feedback for a Test
Once students have completed a test in Sakai, it is up to the instructor to decide how much information is visible when the test is electronically “handed back” to students. Decisions about what to show students as well as when they see the graded test will be determined in the test’s settings.

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