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March 24 to March 30, 2003

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.

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law John Paul II Guild of Catholic Lawyers presents the Mary, Mirror of Justice, Lecture, "Does the Just War Doctrine Answer All the Questions?" by Michael Noone, professor of law. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

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

5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Graduate Student Association as well as the history, media studies and modern languages departments present "Prisoners in Paradise," a documentary about Italian prisoners of war brought to the United States during World War II, and their contributions to the Allied war effort. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Ramon Sola in the history department at 202-319-5484.

5:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "An Introduction to the Theory of Spaces with an Indefinite Metric," a colloquium talk by Boris Reichstein, professor. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii, associate professor, at 202-319-5221 or

Thursday, March 27
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Rural Migrant Families in China: Changing Male-Female Household Relations," a brown bag lecture by Che Fu Lee and Sandra Hanson (respondent), professors of sociology. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law and the Office of Disability Support Services, in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law and Public Services Division, present "Tips for Students with Disabilities and Employers Who Recruit Them," a roundtable discussion for law students with disabilities. Lawyers with disabilities will share their insights on law school, the bar exam and legal careers. Columbus School of Law, Room 303. For more information, contact Bonnie McClellan, director, Office of Disability Support Services, at 202-319-5211.

5 p.m., the Graduate Student Association presents Oliver Davies, professor of religious studies, as part of its Graduate Student Faculty Seminar series. He will discuss his recent paper "The Sign Redeemed: A Study in Christian Fundamental Semiotics," copies of which may be obtained in the dean's office of the School of Religious Studies. Caldwell Lounge. For more information, contact Andrew Hill, president, Graduate Student Association, at

7:30 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 Studies on Marriage and Family. A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Friday, March 28
3:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Alexander of Ashby and His Biblical Poetry," a lecture by Greti Dinkova-Bruun, independent scholar, University of Toronto. Light refreshments will follow. Co-sponsored by the Department of Greek and Latin and the Graduate Student Association. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

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.

Upcoming Events
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 and William Byron, S.J., Auditorium. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

Thursday, April 3
4:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Spring Lecture series "Torture in the 21st Century: Are You Safe in America?" by Sister Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U., executive director, Torture Abolition and Survival Support Coalition. She is the author of The Blindfold's Eye: My Journey from Torture to Truth. A reception and book signing will follow. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "From Imitation to Performance: A Genealogy of Greek Fiction," a lecture by Eustratios Papaioannou, assistant professor. The lecture is cosponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light refreshments will follow. McMahon Hall, Room 200. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.
Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6
The CUA Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists present the President's Concert. Leonard Bernstein's MASS, in concert, will be performed. Murry Sidlin is the conductor; Douglas Webster is the celebrant; Michael Scarola is the stage director; Dan Knechtges is the choreographer. Both performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room.

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 university, 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 is conducting 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 26, in the Great Room of The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Students who will be sophomores next year must attend the session. (Students who will be juniors and seniors next year attended the March 19 event.) 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.

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