Martijn CremersMonday, 21 September 2020
Director of Mendoza IT
Just a reminder that we have changed up the content plans for our internal newsletters. Mendoza Exchange will present "official" news and announcements while Morning Brew will focus on "people" news. Please keep sending the submissions for any kind of updates — personal or professional! Also, we hope you'll take the opportunity to recognize a colleague or team for their contributions through the new "Shout Out" feature. (LINK to submit news)
From the Stanford Social Innovation Review, How Academia Can Do More to Advance Sustainable Finance explores the shortcomings of the philosophical underpinnings of mainstream finance education in addressing critical economic inequalities and presents five ideas for connecting the role of finance to achieving social and environmental goals.
Two articles by Finance's Jeff Bergstrand are among the most cited papers in The Review of Economics and Statistics from 1919-2017. Jeff's first academic journal publication, "The Gravity Equation in International Trade: Some Microeconomic Foundations and Empirical Evidence" published in 1985, was No. 8 on the list of all-time most cited works and No. 1 on the list of papers cited from the decade of the 1980s. His 1989 paper, "The Generalized Gravity Equation, Monopolistic Competition, and the Factor-Proportions Theory in International Trade," was the third-most cited paper from the 1980s. The journal is published by Harvard University's Department of Economics and is among the most prestigious general interest journals in economics (spanning 20 subfields) and one of the oldest in the world.
Upcoming fall classes offered through Notre Dame Learning's Kaneb Center include:
Sept. 29: Introduction to Backward Course Design
Oct. 13: Self-Reflection as a Pathway to Improved Teaching
Oct. 21: Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
Nov. 9: Assessing Preparation, Participation, and Attendance
Nov. 11: Increasing Student Engagement in Large Enrollment Courses
For more information and to register, click here.
Notre Dame Development debuted its "Here Come the Irish Football Show" for donors last Thursday. The show airs at 12:11 PM ET because, Development's Jim Small writes, we've "won 11 national titles and we're going after #12 this season!" You can watch the first episode here.
Fr. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., Staff Chaplain, has initiated a prayer line to support staff working on and off-campus. With COVID-19 and a society looking at racial justice, many are uncertain, fearful, and anxious. Prayer can be a path to finding peace, courage, and strength. All prayer requests are confidential and only accessible to Fr. Jim. Submit your prayer requests here.
Notre Dame’s new provost, Marie Lynn Miranda appeared on With a Side of Knowledge, a weekly podcast hosted by Ted Fox. Like so many here and elsewhere, a lot of Marie Lynn’s time these days continues to be devoted to how to best meet these challenges presented by COVID-19. But as she noted in the course of the podcast, she doesn’t want the demands of the moment to keep Notre Dame from also attending to its broader mission as a university. Listen to the podcast here.
M&O's Fr. Oliver Williams, C.S.C., contributed to the documentary "Help or Hindrance? The Sullivan Principles in apartheid South Africa" that premiered at the Encounters Film Festival online last week.
SAVE THE DATE! Tom Mendoza presents: A conversation with Carl Eschenbach: Oct. 16, 2020; 11 a.m. - noon, online.
Join Tom Mendoza for a discussion with Carl Eschenbach, a 30-year veteran in the high-tech industry, as they talk about career success and insights to forging great companies. See what advice these experienced tech executives have for students and professionals building their careers. Visit mendoza.nd.edu/speaker-series for more information.
Citation analysis is being monitored more in the academic profession as a measure of impact. By creating a Google Scholar Profile (leave it public, which is the default) you can increase the accessibility of your research and have immediate access to h-statistics and other impact metrics.
Did you know there are shortcuts to log in to your ND Gmail and other Google services? If you visit google.nd.edu you are taken directly to Google Drive, or to the login page if you are not already logged in. You can also skip logging in to insideND or visiting gmail.com by going directly to gmail.nd.edu for Gmail. You can also go directly to Google Calendar by visiting gcalendar.nd.edu.
If you enable Waiting Room in your Zoom settings, you can manage when new attendees are able to join a meeting from the list of Participants. When these tools are enabled, the option to allow attendees to join the meeting before the host arrives is automatically disabled.
In Windows, you can drag a window to the left or right edge of your screen to make it fill one half of the screen, or drag to the top of the screen to maximize the window. View two windows side by side quickly and easily. You can also press the Windows key + left or right arrow to make the active window fill the left or right side of the screen.
Sometimes you have a bunch of applications running, and you want it all to go away so you can get to the desktop. Simply pressing Windows key + D will minimize everything you have up, which will save you some time pressing the minimize button for each window. To bring everything back, press the Windows key + D again to restore your windows.
As the College adapts and innovates in the face of change, your voice matters more than ever, and the ND Voice Engagement Committee wants to help you use it. Each week we will highlight a resource to inspire you, challenge you, and help you speak up and/or listen up more effectively.
"As a community and as individuals," Dean Cremers wrote in June 2020, "we must do better in addressing issues of racial justice, diversity and inclusion, based on the universal and inviolable human principle of the inherent dignity of every person." Mendoza will curate and share resources to help guide our work here.
A full list of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion resources is available here.