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March 10 to March 16, 2003

Monday, March 10
Classes resume.

Tuesday, March 11
The 4:30 p.m. lecture on "The Catholic Church in Sweden of Today: A Prophetic Voice in a Post-Lutheran Society?" by Bishop Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., bishop of Stockholm, HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Wednesday, March 12
Noon. The Department of Anthropology and the Life Cycle Institute present "On the Sacred Border of American Islam: Sierra Leonean Muslims and the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.," a lecture by JoAnn D'Alisera, Rockefeller Fellow, the Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy, Bryn Mawr College, and professor of anthropology, University of Arkansas. For more information, contact Mary Frances Brennan in the anthropology department at 202-319-5080.

3:10 p.m. to 4:25 p.m., the School of Religious Studies' Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents "Mission and Dialogue: The Experience of the Jesuits in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century China," a lecture by the Rev. John W. Smith, S.J., professor of history, Georgetown University. Caldwell Lounge. For more information, contact Charles B. Jones, associate professor of religion and religious studies, at 202-319-6882 or

5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages presents the eighth annual Crisafulli Lecture, titled "Revolution and the Reality of the Body in Bertolt Brecht's Drums in the Night," by Brigid Doherty, professor of German, Princeton University. Life Cycle Institute. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

5:30 p.m., the Department of History sponsors a visit by historian Lucy Barber, who will discuss her recently published book Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484.

Friday, March 14
3:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Institute for Communication Law Studies welcomes Jack Valenti, chairman and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America. He will discuss legal issues facing the film industry and field audience members' questions. Byron Auditorium. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

Saturday, March 15
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts its Open House/Career Day for prospective students and applicants. Attendees will spend the morning session touring the school and meeting faculty. During the afternoon session, a panel of professionals will discuss the job prospects and career opportunities in the library and information science field. Box lunches will be provided. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact William L. Turner Jr., assistant dean, at 202-319-5085 or

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 17
4:30 p.m. To commemorate Saint Patrick's Day, Patrick B. Tuite, assistant professor of drama, presents "Rehearsing Violence or Performing Peace: Changing Forms of Commemoration in Northern Ireland." During the past four years, Tuite traveled to Northern Ireland, documenting Loyalist parades and interviewing participants, to examine forms of historical commemoration and how they have developed during the recent peace process. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Tuite at 202-319-6870.

Thursday, March 20
8 p.m, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents guest pianist Kevin Orr, professor of piano, University of Florida. He will play Beethoven's "Sonata Op. 13," Prokofiev's "Sarcasms" and Brahms' "Four Ballads." Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22
The Center for American Catholic Studies presents "Decline and Fall? Roman Catholicism Since 1950 in the United States, the Republic of Ireland and the Province of Quebec." Experts in history, theology, sociology and anthropology will gather for a multidisciplinary conference exploring Roman Catholicism. The March 21 sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.; the March 22 sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Life Cycle Institute. For more information, call 202-319-5484.

The Department of Modern Languages presents "The Symbolism and Politics of the Sacred," an international symposium in French and English. French scholars from the University of Nantes and other universities in the United States will join their colleagues at Catholic University for an interdisciplinary symposium examining the symbolism of transcendence and the sacred in politics, art, literature, philosophy and anthropology. The March 21 program is from 9:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; the March 22 program begins at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For abstracts of papers and other information, visit l/faculty/shoemaker/sacre/symp osium.html. You may also contact Peter Shoemaker, assistant professor of modern languages, at 202-319-5240.
The School of Philosophy marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Thomas Prufer, who taught philosophy at CUA from 1960 to 1993, with a symposium, divided into three sessions, celebrating his work. The main sessions will be held on Friday, March 21.

Session One, to be held from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., will feature "Prufer — 'The Real Me,' " by Jude P. Dougherty, dean emeritus, School of Philosophy; "Thomas Prufer: The Expression of Philosophical Truth," by Msgr. Robert Sokolowski, professor of philosophy; and "From Balthasar to Prufer and Back," by Virgil Nemoianu, professor of English. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom.

Session Two, to be held from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., will feature "A Certain Silence of Husserl and Heidegger," by James Hart, professor emeritus of religious studies, Indiana University; and "Latent Teaching," by Frederik Crosson, professor emeritus of liberal studies, University of Notre Dame. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. A Mass will be held in Caldwell Hall Chapel at 5:30 p.m., with the Rev. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., dean, School of Philosophy, as the homilist. During the break between the Mass and Session Three, dinner can be eaten at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center or at local restaurants.

Session Three, to be held at 7:45 p.m., will feature "A Virginia Boyhood and A Philosophic Voice," by Frank Slade, professor emeritus of philosophy, Saint Francis College; "Early Prufer on Aquinas' Account of Knowledge of Being As Such," by Monsignor John Wippel, professor of philosophy; "The Writing of Thomas Prufer," by John McCarthy, associate professor of philosophy; "Prufer On the Phaedo," by Therese-Anne Druart, professor of philosophy; "Correspondence with Prufer," by Gregory des Jardins, a former student and friend of Prufer's; and "Cuttlefish," by Richard Hassing, associate professor of philosophy. Caldwell Hall Lounge.

On Saturday, March 22, a supplementary session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for those wishing to further discuss and reflect on Prufer's work and legacy. Caldwell Hall, Room 109. For more information and directions, contact the philosophy school at 202-319-5259 or

Sunday, March 23
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents guest pianist James Giles, professor of piano, Northwestern University. He will play Liszt's "On the Death of Laszlo Telecky"; Schubert's "Sonata in B-flat major, Opus posthumous D. 960"; Augusta Read Thomas' "Two New Etudes," "Cathedral Waterfall — homage to Messiaen" and "On Twilight — homage to Boulez"; Stephen Hough's "Suite R-B"; Lowell Lieberman's "Sonata No. 3 Op. 82"; and Earl Wild's "Mexican Hat Dance." Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Thursday, March 27
7 p.m., Rabbi David Dalin, former professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, lectures on "Pope John Paul II and the Jews." The lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Religious Studies and the John Paul II Institute for Issues in Marriage and the Family. A reception will follow. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Sunday, March 30, to Friday, April 4
In preparation for the April 5 and 6 President's Concert, which will feature Leonard Bernstein's MASS, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "A Simple Song: Leonard Bernstein's MASS and American Society, 1960-71," a series of symposia organized by Grayson Wagstaff, associate professor of music. The symposia explore issues such as the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War that inspired Bernstein to compose the piece.

"Music, Politics and Religion" will begin Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m., with opening remarks by Wagstaff. Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" will be performed by Catherine Johnson (violinist), Mauricio Betanzo (cellist), Arianna Smith (clarinetist) and Justin Heminger (pianist). Selections from Seymour Bernstein's "New Pictures at An Exhibition" will be played. These include "The Madonna," Redemption," Guernica" and "Epilogue (to a Poet)." Marilyn Neeley is the pianist. Ward Recital Hall.

"An Era of Tumult" will be held Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. It will include "Hope and Turmoil: A Profile of the Sixties," by Michael Foley, associate professor of politics, and "Polarization, Exclusion and Gut-Wrenching Decisions," by the Rev. Stephen Happel, dean, School of Religious Studies. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium.

"Religion In A Time of Change" will be held Tuesday, April, 1, at 7:30 p.m. Lectures will include "The New Religious Consciousness and the Age of Aquarius," by William Dinges, associate professor of religious studies; "The Catholic Watershed, Vatican II," by the Rev. Joseph Komonchak, professor of religious studies; and "Finding Meaning in Bernstein's MASS: Then and Now," by Charles B. Jones, associate professor of religious studies. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium.
"Life, Society and the New Reality of the 1960s" will be held Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. It will feature "Pure Change: The Social Context of Bernstein's MASS," by the Rev. Paul Sullins, assistant professor of sociology, and "Speaking of Marriage: The Laity and the Debate Over Contraception," by Leslie Tentler, professor of history. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium.

On Thursday, April 3, at 2 p.m., those interested can view Bernstein's musical manuscripts and research materials at the Library of Congress' Performing Arts Reading Room, located in the Madison Building. Reader's cards are required.

"Belief, Musical Style and Influences in Bernstein's MASS: Musicological Approaches" will be held on Friday, April 4, at 2 p.m. Lectures will include "Bernstein's MASS: Eclecticism and Controversies," by Paul Laird, professor of musicology, University of Kansas, and "Bernstein and Faith: MASS in Context," by Elizabeth A. Wells, professor of musicology, Mount Allison University. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall.

Symposium events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5416.

Monday, March 31
4 p.m., the Department of Politics presents as part of its Edmund D. Pellegrino Lectures on Contemporary Italy "The Open Question of Turkey's Membership in the European Union," a lecture by Michelangelo Pisani Massamormile, formerly the Italian ambassador to Ankara, Turkey. He also served as diplomatic adviser to the Italian ministers of foreign trade and welfare. Life Cycle Institute. For more information, call 202-319-5128.

Job Description Questionnaire
The Staff Compensation Study Team has distributed via e-mail its Job Description Questionnaire to all supervisors. This questionnaire is designed to collect information about the duties and responsibilities all full-time and part-time staff positions entail. Supervisors are asked to complete a separate questionnaire for each staff member. Although supervisors are ultimately responsible for determining their staff's job responsibilities, the completed forms should be reviewed and signed by employees.

The completed questionnaires must be returned to the Office of Human Resources by Friday, March 28. Questions regarding the process may be directed to Chuck Mann, associate vice president for business services, at 202-319-5046, or Barbara Coughlin, director of human resources, at 202-319-5598.

Orders for Caps and Gowns
From Wednesday, March 12, to Friday, March 14, the CUA bookstore will take orders for caps and gowns from those who are eligible to walk in May's commencement ceremony. Faculty who need to buy or rent academic regalia should do so during those days. All orders must be paid for at the time of ordering.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations
The Office of Career Services will celebrate its sixth annual National Student Employment Week (April 6 to 12) with the "Student Employee of the Year" recognition program, which honors reliable, creative students who perform high-quality work. Student-employee supervisors are asked to nominate one undergraduate and/or graduate student from their offices (if there are several student employees in a department) for the undergraduate and graduate awards.

Supervisors should complete the nomination form located at tm. Submissions must be made by Tuesday, March 11. For more information, contact Lauri Wood, assistant director of experiential programs, at 202-319-5623.

Health & Safety
Building Evacuation Reminders
When entering a building, especially an assembly area, study your surroundings, particularly the locations of exits. When you are in an unfamiliar building, look around and identify the closest exit. During September's and January's evacuation drills, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety stressed the importance of knowing the locations of several of your building's exits. During an evacuation, go to the closest exit, not necessarily the one you regularly use. The closest exit may set off an alarm, but that is not a problem. If you have any questions about emergency evacuations, call Louis Alar at 202-319-5789.

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