TheWeek@ND Fac/Staff edition (Nov. 25)



Week of November 25, 2019

Arts and Performances


“South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” (1999)   
In this Oscar-nominated film based on the popular animated series, the third-graders of South Park sneak into an R-rated Canadian film and emerge with expanded vocabularies, sparking outrage in America. The controversy becomes a call to war, and TV personalities Terrance and Phillip end up on death row with only the kids left to save them. Students: $4. Faculty/Staff: $6.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents “The Polar Express”   
Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning story “The Polar Express” comes to life in a special musical presentation accompanied by images from the iconic book. This performance will thrill music lovers of all ages, so bring the entire family! Come at 1:30 p.m. for pre-concert activities for the whole family including an instrument petting zoo and crafts. Students: $10. Faculty/Staff: $20.
Sunday, Dec. 1; 2:30 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Athletics and Sporting Events

All Athletics’ schedules

Closures, Limited Hours and Cancellations

Holiday Hours at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s ticket office holiday hours are as follows:
∙  Monday, Nov. 25, noon to 6 p.m.
∙  Tuesday, Nov. 26, noon to 8:30 p.m.
∙  Closed Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 27-30.
Open one hour prior to all ticketed performances.

Snite Museum Closed
The museum exhibitions and staff offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The exhibitions will be available for viewing on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Hesburgh Library Holiday Hours
The Hesburgh Library will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, resuming its normal hours. Hesburgh Library and all branch hours can be found at

Deadlines or Registrations

Concert: OneRepublic
OneRepublic, with special guests American Authors and The Bergamot, will perform during IDEA Week, an annual event that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurs and the incubation of new ideas. ​​​​​​
Faculty/staff presale begins at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, with access code IRISH33.
Public sale begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Saturday, April 25; 7 p.m. in Purcell Pavilion, Joyce Center

VenueND Christmas Pop-up at Foley’s   
Celebrate the holiday season with a fun, festive evening on campus including a live DJ. This dinner event includes a four-course buffet, complimentary prosecco toast, two signature holiday cocktails, beer and wine. Register at $85/person.
Saturday, Dec. 14; 6 to 10 p.m. in Foley’s, O’Neill Hall

South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program’s Community Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs
The South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program is an integrated, multifaceted program to empower those living in poverty or other adverse circumstances to create and grow their own businesses. $500 scholarships available to everyone with financial need. See the website for bootcamp details.
Saturdays, Feb. 15, 22 and 29; March 7, 14 and 21; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Center for Civic Innovation, 1045 W. Washington St., South Bend

Deals and Discounts

St. Michael’s Laundry monthly coupon.

Doughnuts for UX
Stop by for free doughnuts in exchange for performing a few simple tasks on our new digital collections website. Sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and the Snite Museum of Art.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 3 to 5 p.m. (or until we run out!) in the concourse, Hesburgh Library

Notre Dame Athletics Black Friday Sale
Save up to 50 percent off regular ticket pricing! Games include:
Hockey: Bowling Green, Boston College, Penn State and Western Michigan.
Men’s Basketball: Boston College, Detroit Mercy, Alabama A&M, Wake Forest and Florida State.
Women’s Basketball: Minnesota, Guelph, Clemson, Boston College and Virginia Tech.
Available from 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales at the Notre Dame Bookstore 
∙  Online-only saleWednesday, Nov. 27, through Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Twenty percent off one item, 25 percent off two items, 30 percent off three apparel or gift items.
∙  In-store-only sale: Friday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 1; 30 percent off all Under Armour products.

Educational and Research Opportunities

Human Resources Class:

Using MBTI Type in Your Career Development Strategy
Participants will explore their Myers-Briggs Type to locate a variety of career areas and activities that fit their interests. Prerequisite: Participants are encouraged to attend the introductory “Know Thyself: An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)” workshop prior to registering for this workshop.
Tuesday, Dec. 3; 10 a.m. to noon in the lower-level training room, Grace Hall

OIT Training Classes:

Office of Information Technologies (OIT) technical training classes are free of charge. Seats are available for the following classes:

  ∙  InDesign CC, Level II: Tips and Tricks, Wednesday, Dec. 4; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.z
  ∙  Moving From Excel to Google Sheets, Thursday, Dec. 5; 9 to 11 a.m.
  ∙  Spreadsheets, Level II: Formulas and Functions, Friday, Dec. 6; 8:30 a.m. to noon 

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

Faith and Service

Everyday Holiness Podcast: Maddie Link ’20   
Listen to the latest episode of Everyday Holiness, a FaithND podcast from the Notre Dame Alumni Association. This week features senior Maddie Link as she describes being a student, her love of music and overcoming a visual impairment.

Health and Recreation

RecSports Family Skate
Family Skate includes skate rental, pizza and photos with Santa. Registration ends at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Click here for more info and to register. Cost: $6.
Sunday, Dec. 1; 5 to 6:45 p.m. in Compton Family Ice Arena

Lectures and Presentations

Talk: “Quantum Neural Network — Connecting Quantum and Brain with Optics”
Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Stanford University. Combinatorial optimization problems are ubiquitous in our modern life. Classical examples include lead optimization in drug and biocatalyst discovery and resource optimization in wireless communications. In this talk, we will discuss the principles of quantum-classical crossover and future prospects of quantum neural network.
Monday, Nov. 25; 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 129, DeBartolo Hall

Lecture: “On Water Resources, Cooperation and Conflicts”
Marc Müller discusses recent progress in addressing human-water interaction challenges along three important lines of inquiry: (i) the attribution of rapid hydrological change to climate vs. local human action, (ii) the emergence of cooperation over shared water resources and (iii) the interactions between water scarcity and violent conflicts.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Michiana Science Café: NextGen Human-Drone Partnerships in Emergency Response”  
Videos of drones delivering packages or surveying fires and floods are now commonplace, but drones can be used for so much more! Bring your questions for an engaging conversation with Jane Cleland-Huang, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Sponsored by the Science Policy Initiative.
Tuesday, Nov. 26; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Chicory Café, 114 W. First St., Mishawaka

Also This Week ...

Sakai Tip: Tips for Reusing Sakai Content this Spring
As you prepare to set up your new Sakai course sites for spring 2020, you don’t have to recreate your course site from scratch. General course site design and content can be imported and reused from old sites, but it’s good to be aware of what condition it’s in once imported.

Keep up to date on new hires and colleagues celebrating service anniversaries. Obituaries and memorial information may be found at In Memoriam. Please contact askHR at 631-5900 to submit obituary and memorial updates.