|March 31 to April 6, 2003|
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.
7:30 p.m., the departments of drama and modern languages present The Glorious Fioretti: Saint Francis of Assisi, Body and Soul, a one-act performance in French, Italian and Spanish, with English subtitles. The performance is based on I, Fioretti, which retraces aspects of the life of St. Francis Assisi and his companions. Giovanni Vitello is the narrator and mime; Francesco Agnello is the percussionist. Callan Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the Hartke Theatre box office at 202-319-4000.
Monday, March 31, 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.
"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 Monsignor 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's 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.
The symposia are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5416.
Wednesday, April 2
5:10 p.m, the Department of Mathematics presents "Pseudoprimes and Super-Pseudoprimes," a lecture by Lawrence Somer, professor of mathematics. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii, associate professor of mathematics, at 202-319-5221 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
7 p.m., The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a dress rehearsal performance of Leonard Bernstein's MASS, in concert, that is free of charge to students. The performance, featuring soloist Douglas Webster and conducted by music school Dean Murry Sidlin, includes nearly 300 CUA students and faculty performers. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/n ews/03MASSmainrelease.htm.
Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6
7:30 p.m., The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a performance of Leonard Bernstein's MASS, in concert, featuring soloist Douglas Webster and conducted by Murry Sidlin, dean of the music school. Nearly 300 CUA students and faculty members will perform. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Tickets: $20 - $50; discounts available for students, seniors and groups. For tickets call 202-319-5416. For more information, visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/n ews/03MASSmainrelease.htm.
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Commuter students will have the opportunity to begin their day with coffee, juice and pastries. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Commuter Student Association, and The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Dedication Week committee. Pryzbyla Center, Room 209. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents "Fun with Chemistry," an interactive demonstration by Associate Professor Diane Bunce. Students, staff and faculty can learn how to make silly putty, predict the weather and use a variety of common household products to conduct tabletop chemistry experiments. Pryzbyla Center. Room location has yet to be determined. For more information, call 202-319-5600.
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Dedication Week committee presents "A Touch of Sinatra" and Coffee Break for staff and faculty. Richie G., a well-known Washington, D.C.-area singer, will perform. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court Stage. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
4:30 p.m., the School of Religious Studies presents "The Task of the Theologian in the Church Today," a lecture by Archbishop Josef Doré, archbishop of Strasbourg. A reception will follow. Caldwell Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5683.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., CUA, in conjunction with the National Capital Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics, presents "An Introduction to Behavioral Economics — With an Interim Report on the Analysis for Decision Making by Corporate Economists," a seminar by Hugh Schwartz, formerly of the Inter-American Development Bank and several universities. Life Cycle Auditorium. A reception will follow. Those interested can visit www.ncc-nabe.org. For more information, contact Arsene Aka, Department of Business and Economics, at 202-319-5238, or Alan Deaton at 202-898-7038.
9 p.m., Impulse Control, CUA's student improv comedy troupe, will perform for the campus community. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
Wednesday, April 9
Noon to 4 p.m., The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Dedication Week committee presents the "Pryz Bounce" dance. Pryzbyla Center, West Lawn. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
3 p.m., The Digital Libraries Series at the School of Library and Information Science sponsors "Building an Enterprise Knowledge Infrastructure," a lecture by Laura M. Eisenmann, KWeb Architecture manager, Ernst & Young's Center for Business Knowledge. A reception will follow. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact William Turner, assistant dean, library and information science school, at 202-319-5085 or email@example.com.
5:30 p.m., the Department of History presents "Barbarians, Romans and the Legitimization of Vandal Power in Late-Antique North Africa," a colloquium with Jonathan Conant, scholar in residence, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. William Klingshirn, associate professor, Department of Greek and Latin, is the commentator. Based on a precirculated paper. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more more information, call the history department at 202-319-5484.
7:30 p.m., the Program Board presents comic hypnotist Tom Deluca. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
9 p.m., Sodexho presents the band Carbon Leaf, with Jump, Little Children, as the opening act. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
Wednesday, April 9, through Sunday, April 13
The Department of Drama presents Radium Girls, a play written by CUA alumna Dolores Whiskeyman. The April 9 to April 12 shows will be at 7:30 p.m.; the April 13 show will begin at 2 p.m. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens, groups of 10 or more and CUA staff, faculty and alumni; and $3 for students and children. To buy tickets or for more information, call the Hartke Theatre box office at 202-319-4000.
Thursday, April 10
Noon to 1:30 p.m., a Brown Bag Lunch titled "CUA Past and Present" will be hosted by CUA Archivist Timothy Meagher and Michael Scott, the architect who designed The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The pair will discuss architectural changes to the campus that have occurred over the years. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5615.
4 p.m., the dedication ceremony for the Pryzbyla Center will be held at its west entrance. For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
7:30 p.m., the Black Organization of Students at CUA and the International Week Committee present "Taste of Cultures," an evening of food and fun during which attendees can sample international cuisine. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Akima Rogers, associate dean of students, at 202-319-5619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 11
To commemorate the 80th birthday of Visiting Professor Kenneth Schmitz, the School of Philosophy, the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center's Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Culture present "The Recovery of Being in Contemporary Thought," a symposium, divided into three lectures, celebrating Schmitz and his work.
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., the Rev. W. Norris Clark, S.J., emeritus professor of philosophy, Fordham University, will discuss "The Integration of Person and Being in 20th-Century Thomism."
2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Robert Wood, professor of philosophy, University of Dallas, will lecture on "Potentiality, Creativity and Rationality: A 'New' Transcendental?"
3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m., Matthew L. Lamb, professor of theology, Boston College, will discuss "The Gift of Redemption: Trinitarian and Christological Transpositions of Kenneth Schmitz's Notions of Metaphysical Interiority and Singularity." Each lecture will feature a response from Schmitz.
A general discussion and reception will follow. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Pope John Paul II Theater. For more information, contact the philosophy school at 202-319-5259 or email@example.com.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students and the International Week Committee present the third annual "International Night," featuring singers, dancers, poets and musicians. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Akima Rogers at 202-319-5619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|8 p.m., the CUA Wind Ensemble performs a tribute concert to Robert Garofalo, chairman of the Department of Instrumental Music, who will retire in May. Selections include Holst's "Second Suite in F" and Leemans' "March of the Belgian Paratroopers." Richard Fazio is the director. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5416.|
Saturday, April 12
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Singers. Leo Nestor is the conductor. Along with traditional Palm Sunday music, the performance will feature vocal chamber music by Orlandus Lassus, Claudio Monteverdi, Johannes Brahms, Rodolfo Halffter, Benjamin Britten and Vincent Persichetti. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.
Sunday, April 13
2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Jazz Ensemble. Paul Scimonelli is the director. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.
4 p.m., the music school presents the CUA Women's Chorus. Diana V. Saez is the conductor. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call the school at 202-319-5416.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will be constructing a protective canopy over the escalator at the Brookland/CUA Metrorail stop. To expedite installation of the structure, which includes glass and steel elements, the Brookland West (Catholic University) station entrance will be closed from Monday, April 14, to Friday, June 6. Free shuttle bus service will be provided to the Brookland West entrance from the Brookland East entrance, which will remain open.
In fall 2001 the Metro authority approved a resolution that would install canopies over exposed escalators, protecting customers and escalators from inclement weather and upgrading the facilities to comply with new code regulations.
The tentative Brookland construction schedule is as follows:
— March 28 to April 24: Mobilization and preparatory protection work.
— April 14: Close station entrance.
— April 25 to May 8: Install canopy structure.
— May 9 to June 30: Install glass and electrical work.
— June 3 to June 6: Remove overhead protection.
— June 6: Re-open station entrance.
For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
Heating Shutdown, Air Conditioning Start Up
As the warm weather approaches, the university will begin shutting down the central heating plant. This operation is tied to weather patterns, but normally occurs during mid-April.
The start up of the air conditioning on campus normally begins three to four weeks after the heating season ends, depending on weather patterns.
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations expresses its appreciation to the university community for its patience and understanding during these changeover times, as there will undoubtedly be some overlap in heating and cooling needs.
After the cooling season starts, the university’s electrical consumption normally doubles. Any and all conservation measures that the campus community can adopt are encouraged, especially during the summer.
Here are some hints to help conserve energy over the summer:
— Raise your thermostat setting to 78 degrees.
— Turn off air conditioning, especially window units, when it's not needed. This includes overnight and vacations.
— Turn off all lights and computers when not using them.
— Do not leave outside doors propped open.
— Keep windows closed when air conditioners are in use.
For more information, contact the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.
Student Employment Week
To honor CUA's student workers and their supervisors, the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, has proclaimed the week of April 6-12 as Student Employment Week at the university.
Campus Jobs for Students
Supervisors who have non work-study positions available in their offices and departments can list such job openings with the Office of Career Services by visiting http://careers.cua.edu/forms/p osition.htm. The career services office will then post the opening on its Web site. For more information, contact Lauri Wood at 202-319-5623 or email@example.com.
Pryz Center Jelly Bean Contest
April 7 to 11. Students, staff and faculty can stop by the information desk at The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center and guess how many jelly beans are in a jug located at the desk. The closest guess wins the jelly beans. The winner will be announced on the morning of Friday, April 11.
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.
Administrative and academic buildings on campus have representatives called "watch captains." In addition to posting crime alerts and security bulletins, these volunteers are trained to assist building occupants in the event of an emergency. They will receive and relay important information from the Department of Public Safety on what has occurred and how to assist building occupants. In the event of an incident, building occupants should protect their well-being by listening to their watch captain. For further information, contact Joe Beres, director, Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-6112.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, April 07, 2003. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 02, 2003. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at http://www.cua.edu.
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