This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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Doctoral candidate Chenguang Zhang and postdoc Ceming Wang carry a testing device built by the Chang lab. The device allows a higher extraction efficiency from COVID-19 tests to hopefully reduce false negatives.


Understand and Fight: ND researchers and the pandemic

As Notre Dame’s laboratories went into hibernation in March, researchers from various fields — chemistry, engineering, political science, psychology, education — looked for ways to pivot their work toward furthering knowledge into how COVID-19 works, how it’s transmitted, and how our country and world can cope with the unexpected crisis. They knew they could help. (More...)
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UEE staff pitch in to help colleagues at the Morris Inn

During the recent three-week student move-out, teams from througout the University Enterprises and Events division have contributed to a variety of priorities on campus, including welcoming students and their parents to the Morris Inn. Next up: preparing campus for the fall. (More...)
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All fall study abroad programs suspended for the fall

After considering the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact worldwide and consulting with faculty, domestic and international medical professionals, peers and other experts, Notre Dame has suspended all study abroad programs for the fall semester. (More...)
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Spring study abroad got creative to stay connected

Of the Notre Dame students who transitioned to distance learning, the most dramatic change came for those who had to leave study abroad programs halfway through the semester. Students, faculty and staff found creative ways to maintain immersion experiences. (More...)
Avoid procrastination by breaking up a big task into managable piece. Schedule to do the pieces of work on your calendar. Don't allow distractions to get you off course. (For instance, don't peel at your email!)
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RCLC moves into new home at Eddy Street Commons

After 19 years, the Robinson Community Learning Center has a new home. The 12,600 square-foot space houses a black-box theatre, a maker space-technology lab, a podcast studio and more. Check out this photo gallery of the new space.


Passwords now required

In anticipation of Zoom's password requirement, OIT is requiring passwords for meetings created after June 13. Meetings that were entered into the calendar before 8 a.m. June 13 are NOT affected. (More...)
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Taste of Technology videos and slides now available

If you missed the Taste of Technology mini conference, you can still view videos and slides. Topics include tips for programs such as Zoom, Google Sheets and Candor, as well as ergonomics for your work space, and how to break up with your phone. There are 12 sessions available. (More...) 
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Action required for 2020-21 parking permits

As indicated in an email sent to faculty/staff June 13, Parking Services has extended the expiration date for all existing 2019-20 faculty/staff permits through June 20, 2021. While you will not receive new hangtags for the 2020-21 academic year, you still need to register your vehicles online as you have done in the past. To register your vehicle for the 2020-21 academic year, go to and click on the iNDCARS task. (A message in TheWeek@ND yesterday stated incorrectly that registration is not required.) 
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