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January 6 to January 12, 2003

Monday, Jan. 6
The university reopens after Christmas break.

Thursday, Jan. 9
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Technology Transfer presents a seminar titled "Discovery, Patenting and Commercialization of CUA-Developed Technologies." Speakers include Ralph Albano, OTT director; Kathryn Bender, CUA associate general counsel; Steven Prewitt, patent attorney, Jagtiani and Guttag; and Anita Gross, administrative appeals judge, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Refreshments will be served. McMahon Hall, Room 201. To R.s.v.p. and for more information, contact the OTT at 202-319-6444, e-mail or visit this site.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Jan. 13
Classes resume.

Monday, Jan. 20
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday).
Tuesday, Jan. 21
8 p.m., Vigil Mass for Life will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Anthony Bevilaqua, chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops' Pro-Life Committee, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. CUA to provide accommodations in DuFour Center for high school students arriving from out of town for the annual March for Life.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
CUA community participates in the annual March for Life on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Tuesday, Jan. 28
12 p.m., Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. University Mass. 12 p.m. classes are cancelled; classes meeting at 1:10 p.m. will meet at 1:30 p.m.

New Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Christopher Wheatley, professor of English, has been appointed vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies, effective Jan. 3. He replaces Ingrid Merkel, who had been the principal academic officer for undergraduate programs since 1983 and who will retain the directorship of the university's Honors Program. Vice Provost Wheatley joined the faculty at CUA in 1989.
Health & Safety
Fireplace Safety
Some reminders to help you stay safe and warm by the hearth:

Check your chimney annually for cracks in the walls, animal nests or excessive creosote buildup.

Use a fireplace screen to keep sparks inside the fireplace.

Never leave a fire unattended. Make sure the fire has been completely extinguished before leaving or going to bed.

Dry, seasoned wood burns hotter and cleaner. Do not burn lumber that is old or that may have been chemically treated.

Gas-burning fireplaces need to have jets cleaned and all lines and connections checked.

For additional information, contact Kelly Scanlon, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, 202-319-4461.

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