TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff Edition (March 9)


For the Week of March 9

Arts and Performances


“The Peanut Butter Falcon” (2019)
Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Thursday, March 12; 7 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 13; 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 14; 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 15; 3 p.m.

Met Opera: Live in HD presents “Der Fliegende Holländer” (Wagner)
Students: $16. Faculty/Staff: $23.
Saturday, March 14; 1 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


U.S. Army Field Band Concert
Free but ticketed.
Saturday, March 14; 7:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Deadlines or Registrations

Workshop: “Ethical Co-authorship and Co-funding”
Participants will discuss stories of academic and/or design theft. Graduate students and postdocs in the College of Science and College of Engineering are welcome. Register by Friday, March 13.
Wednesday, March 18; 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Academic Innovation Room (138), Corbett Hall

25 Years of Cavanaugh Women
Throughout these past 25 years, Cavanaugh Hall has developed the reputation of being a spirited, unified community of women. All Cavanaugh Women from the last 25 years are encouraged to attend! $60 for alumni, $10 for students. Register by Tuesday, March 10.
Friday, March 20; 8 to 10 p.m. in Cavanaugh Hall
Saturday, March 21; 10 a.m.
Sunday, March 22; 10 a.m.

Kaneb Center Workshop: “Should You Be Neutral in the Classroom?”
(Open to grad students, postdocs and faculty.) How should instructors position themselves in the classroom in relation to sensitive topics? Is it possible to be neutral? If so, when and how? We will reflect individually and collectively on the function of neutrality in the classroom. 
Wednesday, March 25; 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 138, Corbett Family Hall; Enter through Door 3.

Book Talk and Book Signing: “Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education”
(Open to grad students, postdocs and faculty.) Authors Eddie Maloney and Josh Kim will discuss their new book. Reception with book signing to follow.
Thursday, March 26; 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Panel Discussion: “BRITE Powerful Women, Powerful Roles”
Following the panel, there will be a speed networking session for the attendees. Local nonprofit organizations actively recruiting volunteers and board members will join the networking portion of the event including, Girls on the Run Inc., Cultivate Culinary, Dress for Success and many more. $25; free for students.
Thursday, March 26; 5 to 7 p.m. in Commons A, Stayer Center

Chicago Cubs-Notre Dame Night
The ticket offer presented by New Era includes:

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Thrive Presents “Let’s Do Lunch” 
No speaker. No agenda. Bring your lunch, drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like. It’s a great opportunity to build your network and learn more about Thrive!
Tuesday, March 10; noon to 1:30 p.m. in the reading room, Jordan Hall of Science

Educational and Research Opportunities

Hesburgh Libraries and Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops:

Using DMPTool, ORCID, SciENcv and OSF to Write Better Proposals and Set Up Research Projects
Learn about tools to help you write better project/grant proposals and set up research projects. 
Tuesday, March 10; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Software Carpentry: OpenRefine Session 1
This session introduces working with data in OpenRefine.
Wednesday, March 11; 4 to 5 p.m. in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 247), Hesburgh Library

Human Resources:

Workshop: Navigating the Endeavor Tool
This session is for anyone new in a staff role or anyone who may need a refresher. The program covers the performance process and connecting it to the University’s mission, vision and values.
Wednesday, March 11; 9 to 11 a.m. in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall

Information Session on the Ivy Tech Associate Degree of Applied Science in Business Administration
Wednesday, March 11; 3 to 4 p.m. in Room W106, Duncan Student Center

Workshop: Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers 
For managers and supervisors.
Monday, March 16; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the private dining rooms, Morris Inn

OIT Training Classes:

Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge. Seats are available for the following classes:
  ∙ dataND: Introduction, Tuesday, March 17; 10 a.m. to noon
  ∙ Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive, Tuesday, March 17; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  ∙ Excel 2019, Level II: Macros Introduction, Wednesday, March 18; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  ∙ Introductory AWS Training Lab, Thursday, March 19; 9 to 10:30 a.m.

  ∙ Qualtrics Forms, Level I: Basic, Thursday, March 19; 1:30 to 5 p.m.
The entire listing of classes can be found in Discover IT. To register for courses, go to Questions or problems registering? Call 631-7227 or email OIT at

Research Opportunity:

Participate in a Research Study
Participate in a research study on feelings, moods and personality traits. This study involves a one-time, three-hour time commitment to complete questionnaires and interviews for a maximum of $60 in gift cards. If you are at least 18 years old and would like to learn more about the study, please contact us at 574-631-2930 or
Weekly on Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. at 501 N. Hill Street, South Bend

Health and Recreation

Intro to Cardio Equipment and Strength Training Machines
Is your lack of knowledge of equipment keeping you from a better workout? Fix that in RecSports’ free workshops offered this week. 

Lectures and Presentations

Taste of Technology 2020 (POSTONED to a later date as of Monday afternoon)
Explore new ways to use IT tools and applications in your daily life at this free mini-conference hosted by the OIT. Sessions are designed to meet a wide variety of interests. Come for one session or attend them all. Virtual Reality demos will also be available both days. Free and open to ND faculty, staff and students.
Wednesday, March 11; 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. in Rooms 161 and 162, Mendoza College of Business
Thursday, March 12; 9 a.m. to noon

Lecture: “The Endocannabinoid System and CBD Oil: How Do They Work Together?”
Featuring Dr. Carlton Lyons, Beacon Medical Center for Pelvic Health and Gynecology. Part of the 24th Annual Mini Medical School Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 11; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium, Raclin-Carmichael Hall, 1234 Notre Dame Avenue

Lecture: “Rhetoric and Reality: A Century of Votes for Women”
Christine Wolbrecht, professor of political science and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. Co-sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area.
Sunday, March 15; 2 p.m. in Carroll Auditorium, Madeleva Hall, Saint Mary’s College. Reception to follow)

Social Gatherings

Game Night at the Hesburgh Libraries 
Love board games? Come play and discuss your favorite board (and a few electronic) games with like-minded friendly folk.
Friday, March 13; 5 to 8 p.m. in Room 246, Hesburgh Library

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Creating Student Journals with the Forums Tool
Sakai’s Forums tool is often utilized in courses to encourage student engagement with a topic and each other. However, it can also be used for more private journals and reflection assignments where only the student and instructor see the entries, and is more versatile than the Blogs tool.

Keep up to date on new hires and 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.