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This is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff at Notre Dame.
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Health and Safety 

HERE for surveillance testing to keep the University open

If you haven't received an email for COVID-19 surveillance testing yet, expect to. Surveillance testing, which takes place in the north dome of the Joyce Center, collects saliva or nasal mucus from people who are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The process is fast and easy and helps control the spread of the virus. (More...)
"Surveillance helps us identify those in our community who are asymptomatic but have COVID-19 and could unknowingly spread the virus. Identifying those cases can help us mitigate the spread by isolating those people." - Liz Rulli, associate vice president for research. 
Photo of a graduate student receiving a flu shot.

Health and Safety 

Teamwork: The shot in the arm needed to pull off a blitz 

Because of the pandemic, it’s even more important to get a flu vaccine this fall. Notre Dame students are required to, and faculty, staff and their dependents are encouraged to get vaccinated. Thanks to the help of a lot of volunteers, there were two three-day flu vaccine blitzes at the stadium. Plus, HR has made additional arrangements to meet demand. (More...) 
Photo of graduate choral conducting program practicing in Notre Dame Stadium


There will be singing (pandemic or not)

Mark Doerries, director of graduate studies and head of the graduate choral conducting program for Sacred Music, recalls the day in the spring when the choral music fell silent.
“We all went through a grieving period...Not only was our vocation and career as choral musicians suspended due to the pandemic, but also it was deemed very dangerous." There had to be a place they could sing, physically distanced and outside. Maybe the stadium? (More...)
Photo of the side of the new Corby Hall and the famous sycamore tree that remains.

Faith and Service

The new Corby Hall: Who says you can't go home again?

The new Corby Hall is home again to the brothers and priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross. It bears a striking and intentional resemblance to the former Corby, built in 1895, with some enhancements. A large porch and this patio now look over the landmark sycamore tree, older than the University itself, to a beautiful view of Saint Mary’s Lake. (More...) 
Photograph of Rev. Corpora and students.

Faith and Community (video)

Promoting civil discourse in 2020   

Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., has a goal: to show students that civil discourse is possible. Once a week he invites 10 students to a conversation in Coleman Morse Hall, with the intent to have students from diverse racial, ethnic, fields of study and socio-economic backgrounds engage in civil discourse. (More...)
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University News

Pete Buttigieg added to series promoting civil dialogue    

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a faculty fellow at the the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, will discuss "Rebuilding Trust in Our Nation's Institutions," Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8:15 p.m. EDT. The talk is part of the Building the Divide discussion series. There are three more events planned and all are broadcast through the Notre Dame Alumni Association website ThinkND. Advance registration is required. (More...)


Protect your home network

Is your home network secure? October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a great reminder to check your devices. Your home network is also where you may keep private financial and medical information. Cybercriminals look for ways to access the networks to intercept personal messages or steal money. (More...)
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Improve your health and well-being 

With the start of the Open Enrollment period this year, Human Resources encourages faculty and staff to explore the benefits and resources available to care for overall health and well-being. Click for a snapshot of resources and attend the Virtual Irish Health fair. Vendors will host live chats and presentations Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 22. 
Notre Dame Day, Oct. 26, 2020, 6:42 p.m. ET
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