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November 11 to November 17, 2002

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Monday, Nov. 11
6 p.m., Bishop Wilton Gregory, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has extended an invitation to the entire university community to join the U.S. bishops for Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He will preside at the Mass and Bishop William Skylstad, USCCB vice president, will give the homily. All priests are invited to concelebrate. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

7 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning continues its fall 2002 lecture series with a panel discussion moderated by Mina Marefat, director, Design Research, Inc. Panel members will include Riitta Nikula of the University of Helsinki, Scott Poole of the Virginia Institute of Technology, Jane Loeffler of the University of Maryland and Vyt Gureckas of The Catholic University of America. The event will be held at the Embassy of Finland, 3301 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call Vyt Gureckas at 202-319-5644 or e-mail him at gureckas@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
2 p.m., the Center for American Catholic Studies presents "The Catholic Vote, 2002," a symposium featuring Mark Rozell, professor of politics, John White, professor of politics, John Zogby, president and CEO of Zogby International, and Tom Edsall of The Washington Post. The event is free and open to the public. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5:30 p.m., the School of Religious Studies presents the inaugural lecture of Gosta Hallonsten, the first Carl J. Peter Chair of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism. Entitled "Vision of God -- Vision of Unity," the lecture is free and open to the public. Herzfeld Auditorium, Hannan Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

6 p.m., Metropolitan College and the Educational Opportunity Center sponsor a financial aid workshop that will feature information about federal financial aid programs and other sources of aid. The event, scheduled during Education Week, is free and open to the public. Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5256.

Wednesday, Nov. 13
5:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics continues its fall lecture series on Functional Analysis and Related Fields with "Topological Spaces with Order Topology" by Howard University Professor Amir Maleki. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221.

8 p.m., the Program Board student organization and the University Center, Student Programs and Events office are sponsoring a free presentation of the Capitol Steps comedy troupe. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Thursday, Nov. 14
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the School of Nursing presents a conference on "Translating the Worth and Vision of Nursing: Past, Present and Future." Featured speakers include four authors who have written books on nursing: Sioban Nelson, Sister Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, Suzanne Gordon and Margaret L. McClure. The program focuses on the contributions that nurses have made in the development of health care systems. The cost of the conference is $40 for Kappa Members and CUA alumni, $10 for CUA nursing students, $20 for non-CUA nursing students and $50 for all others. Gowan Hall Auditorium. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Adams at 202-319-5400 or at adamss@cua.edu.

12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute Brown Bag Series presents the lecture "How the Internet Builds Society: Developing the Info-Age in Developing Countries" by Jon Anderson, professor of anthropology. LCI Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.
3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science and the Fairfax County Public Library Center for the Book continue the Digital Libraries Series with "The Emergence of Digital Humanities Scholarship," a lecture by Daniel Pitti, project director for the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia. A reception will follow. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5085.

3 p.m., the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science presents "Adaptive methods for optimal thresholding for free-space optical communication receivers with multiplicative noise," by Harris Burris from NRL. The presentation is part of the department's monthly faculty and graduate research seminar presentation. Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall. For more information, call Assistant Professor Farid Ahmed at 202-319-5019.

7 p.m., the Center for Irish Studies is sponsoring John Bruton, a member of the Praesidium of the Convention for the Future of Europe and former prime minister of Ireland, who will speak on the European Union, its future and Ireland's role in that future. The event is free and open to the public. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Christina Mahony at 202-319-5488 or by e-mail at mahonyc@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 17
Nov. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., the drama department presents "Ah, Wilderness," a coming-of-age comedy set at the dawn of the 20th century by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Karen Berman. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 per person for groups of 10 or more, $8 for senior citizens and CUA staff, faculty and alumni and $3 for students and children. The Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Nov. 15
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its Franklin J. Matchette Foundation fall lecture series with "Religion and Science, Faith and Reason: Some Pascalian Reflections," presented by Daniel Garber of Princeton University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Friday, Nov. 15, to Sunday, Nov. 17
Nov. 15-16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Amahl and the Night Visitors," an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Samuel Bill conducts and Elaine R. Walter directs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Ward Recital Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Saturday, Nov. 16, to Sunday, Nov. 17
Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hajime Teri Murai. The concerts are free and open to the public. The Historic Takoma Theatre, 6833 4th St N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov. 18
5 p.m., Eric Ormsby, a major American poet and former director of libraries at CUA, and A. G. Harmon, an award winning novelist and legal writing instructor at CUA, will read from their works, with a book signing to follow. The event is sponsored by the University Honors Program, the English department, the Office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Columbus School of Law, the Friends of the Library and the Graduate Student Association. It is free and open to the public. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Noon, the Office of Institutional Advancement and Office of Sponsored Programs present an Institutional Advancement Brown Bag Seminar. The session will demonstrate how to write a funding proposal with an effective strategy for defining and measuring success and a plan for implementing results of the project. It will also stress the importance of formal and informal reports and how to deal with problems when they arise. Participants may bring a bag lunch. Soft drinks and desserts will be provided. Leahy Conference Room. Space is limited. Call 202-319-6913 or 202-319-6904 for more information or to reserve a seat.
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute Brown Bag Series presents "Churches, Community and Social Capital: The Role of Congregations in Social Welfare in Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Kenosha," a lecture by LCI Visiting Scholar Jo Anne Schneider. LCI Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Wednesday, Nov. 20
4 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service and the School of Nursing continue their fall lecture series with "Restoring Hope in Children Following 9/11" by Deborah Shelton, project manager and adjunct associate professor. Gowan Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5454.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Royal and Imperial Saints in the Roman Liturgy: Icons of the Kingdom," a lecture by Rev. Neil J. Roy, assistant professor of theology. Light refreshments will follow. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

Thursday, Nov. 21
7:30 p.m., the Program Board Student Organization and the offices of the University Center, Student Programs and Events; Associate Dean of Students; and Multicultural Student Services present a lecture by Zonnie Gorman, whose father was a Navajo code talker during World War II. Ms. Gorman will discuss the important role played by the Navajo code talkers during the war. Gowan Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Friday, Nov. 22
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its fall lecture series with "Truth in Twentieth Century Ethics," presented by David Solomon of the University of Notre Dame. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Saturday, Nov. 23
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Women's Ensemble directed by Diana V. Saez. The event is free and open to the public. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Crypt Church. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Nov. 24
2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Jazz Ensemble directed by Paul Scimonelli. The event is free and open to the public. John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Monday, Nov. 25
1 p.m., Associate Professor Diane Bunce will give a demonstration entitled "The Chemistry of Your Thanksgiving Dinner" in which she will address questions such as how a turkey timer works, why muffins rise, and how antacids work. The event is free and open to the public. Rice Auditorium, Maloney Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5385.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Town and Gown Singers directed by Professor Leo Nestor. The event is free and open to the public. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Athletics
Saturday, Nov. 16
1 p.m., the CUA football team hosts nationally ranked Bridgewater College in its last game of the regular season. DuFour Field. For athletics information, call the Cardinal Hotline at 202-319-6048.

The men's and women's cross country teams will participate in the NCAA regional championships hosted by Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va.



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