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March 17 to March 23, 2003

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.

Tuesday, March 18
4:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Science's politics and comparative literature departments present "Educational Transfer of Values in the 20th Century," a lecture by Chantal Delsol, professor of politics and the history of ideas, University of Marne La Valee, France. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call the English department at 202-319-5488.

4:30 p.m., the School of Religious Studies hosts a meeting for current or prospective religion majors or minors. Issues to be discussed include changes in the school and its undergraduate religion curriculum and how such changes will affect students doing a major or a minor in religion. Caldwell Lounge. For more information, contact Cynthia S.W. Crysdale, associate dean, School of Religious Studies, at 202-319-6893.

6:30 p.m., the Academic Branch of the Undergraduate Student Government and the School of Religious Studies host a town hall meeting to discuss the recent university-wide changes to the religion curriculum. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend, especially those students preparing to register for classes next semester, as it directly affects their religion requirements. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Cynthia S.W. Crysdale, associate dean, School of Religious Studies, at 202-319-6893.

Wednesday, March 19
5 p.m. to 10 p.m., student room selections. See "Announcements."

Thursday, March 20
3 p.m., the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president, hosts the annual CUA retirement convocation. A reception will follow. Columbus School of Law, Louise H. Keelty and James Keelty Jr. Atrium. All CUA employees are invited to attend. For more information, contact Suzanne McCarthy in the Office of the President at

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 Monsignor 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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 24
3:10 p.m., the Graduate Student Association presents "The Changing Leadership of George W. Bush: A Pre- and Post-9/11 Comparison," a lecture by Fred Greenstein, Henry Luce Professor of Politics, Princeton University, and an award-winning scholar on the American presidency. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Philip Henderson, associate professor of politics, at 202-319-6226.

Wednesday, March 26
5 p.m. to 10 p.m., student room selections. See "Announcements."

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.

Wednesday, April 2, to Friday, April 4
The Columbus School of Law and the School of Religious Studies present as part of their Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion "Diverse Visions in American Health Care: Conflict, Conscience and the Law," a symposium that addresses what can be done when government regulation mandates medical procedures and decisions that may violate the religious conscience of a health care provider. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

Lent at CUA
Campus Ministry is hosting religious services during Lent. Masses are held Mondays through Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:10 p.m. in the Mary, Mirror of Wisdom, Chapel in the Columbus School of Law. Eucharistic Adoration takes place in Caldwell Chapel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the Stations of the Cross are said in Caldwell Chapel on Fridays at 4:30 p.m.

Faculty Adviser-in-Residence Wanted
The Office of Housing and Residential Services is searching for a faculty adviser-in-residence for the 2003-2004 Residential College program. The adviser will live on campus and serve McDonald House. The program's goal is to enrich the campus community by promoting the holistic educational experience that is fundamental to CUA's mission. The faculty adviser will participate in house activities, support roundtable discussions and serve as a resource to students in the program. Remuneration includes a furnished apartment and office in the college, a meal plan and professional development funding. For more information, CUA faculty members are encouraged to contact Bill Fox, coordinator for residence education, at 202-319-5615 or

Student Room Selections
The Office of Housing and Residential Services will this month conduct its room selection process for students returning for the 2003-2004 academic year. Selections will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 26, in the Great Room of The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Students who will be juniors and seniors next year must attend the March 19 event; students who will be sophomores next year must attend the March 26 session. Those interested can also visit For more information, contact Katherine Boone, director of housing and residential services, at 202-319-5615 or

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.

This Week @ CUA is published weekly during the academic year. Please submit items to the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600; fax, 202-319-4440; e-mail, Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, March 24, 2003. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2003. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at

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