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April 14 to April 20, 2003

Tuesday, April 15
4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents as its annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture "A Place in the Sun for the Neutrino," by R.G. Hamish Robertson, Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, University of Washington. A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact the physics department at 202-319-5315.

5:15 p.m. To commemorate its launch, CRUX, a new CUA literary magazine, presents a poetry reading by award-winning poet T.R. Hummer, editor of The Georgia Review, one of the nation's top literary publications. A reception, book signing and open mic session will follow. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact

6 p.m., the School of Nursing's Child and Family Community Behavioral Health Center hosts "Issues in Parenting," during which CUA faculty and staff will discuss issues such as parenting, limit setting, anger management and recognition of suicidal tendencies in children. Refreshments will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. The center is located at The Pentacles apartment complex at 1515 Benning Rd., N.E., Washington, D.C. (across from the Old Hechinger Mall). For more information, contact Carly Gumbert at 202-319-6451 or

7 p.m., the Center for Irish Studies presents "The Irish Diaspora in Canada," a lecture by Michael Kenneally, director of the Centre for Canadian Irish Studies and editor of The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Christina Hunt Mahony, the Irish studies center's acting director, at 202-319-5488 or or visit rish.

Thursday, April 17
Holy Thursday. No classes; Easter recess begins.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 22
Classes resume.

4:30 p.m., the Rev. Francis Moloney, S.D.B. will deliver his inaugural lecture as the Katharine Drexel Chair of Religious Studies. The lecture is titled "Can Everyone be Wrong? A Reading of John 11:1-12:8." A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call the School of Religious Studies at 202-319-5683.

Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25
The Department of Drama presents as part of its graduate Directing Experiments Workshop Series Faces of Joan, a theatrical exploration of Joan of Arc. There will be 6 p.m. performances on both days, as well a 2 p.m. show on April 25. Callan Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-319-4000.

Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Agamemnon, a one-act opera written by CUA Associate Professor Andrew Earle Simpson (composer) and Adjunct Professor Sarah B. Ferrario (librettist).

The opera will feature student and professional singers, musicians and dancers. Agamemnon is the first in a series of operas chronicling the tragedies of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy. Those interested can visit

The April 25 and 26 performances will be held at 8 p.m.; the April 27 show will be held at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children and $8 for students. Hartke Theatre. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 202-319-5416.

Friday, April 25, to Saturday, May 17
The Department of Art will present its senior art show from Friday, April 25, through Saturday, May 17, at Salve Regina Gallery. The opening reception will be held April 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the art department at 202-319-5282.
Saturday, April 26
3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Minority Voices, composed of the Black Organization of Students at Catholic University of America, Latin Alliance, the National Society of Black Engineers and the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students, hosts a minority achievement banquet, featuring food, awards and a disc jockey. Life Cycle Institute, Second Floor. For more information, contact William Ellis at

Sunday, April 27
2 p.m., the School of Nursing's Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International holds its annual induction ceremony. The ceremony will honor STTI's founders by recognizing the academic achievements of the new members who are being inducted. The keynote speaker will be Brig. Gen. William T. Bester, commander, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. A reception will follow. Gowan Auditorium. For more information, contact Kathleen M. Buckley, assistant professor, at 202-319-6484 or

Tuesday, April 29
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag lecture series "A Demonstration that School-Based Required Service Does Not Deter, but Heightens Volunteerism," by James Youniss, professor of psychology, and Ed Metz, research assistant. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call the LCI at 202-319-5999.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Town and Gown Singers. Professor Leo Nestor is the conductor. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, April 30
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Scenes, a CUA Opera Workshop. Professor Elaine R. Walter is the director. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Thursday, May 1
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the School of Nursing's Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International holds its annual dinner and business meeting. The guest speaker will be Capt. Virginia Beeson, N.C., U. S. Navy, senior nurse executive of the National Naval Medical Center, who will present "If I had only known then what I know now." New board members will also be elected. Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Md. For more information, contact Michelle Jones at 703-575-9080 or

Friday, May 2
7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Archdiocese of San Francisco host the 14th American Cardinals Dinner at The Fairmont San Francisco. The event's purpose is to raise money for scholarships for CUA students. For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

Saturday, May 3
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its World Percussion Concert. Luis Garay is the director. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Fall 2003 Course Adoptions
The CUA Bookstore would like to remind all faculty that the fall 2003 course adoptions are due by April 15. Adoptions may be sent to the bookstore via the Internet at (select "faculty" and use "787" as the initial password); e-mailed to; or faxed to 202-832-4079. For more information, contact David White, textbook manager, at 202-319-5232.

CUA Counsel Online
The lastest issue of CUA Counsel Online, published by the Office of General Counsel, is available at

In the "Front Page" section, Associate General Counsel Kathryn Bender outlines the legal issues involved in providing students with safe internships and externships off campus. The article explores the requirements for affiliation agreements with off-campus internship sites, avoiding discrimination claims in the operation of such activities and other ways to minimize liability for faculty and the university. Under "Hot Legal Topics," Assistant General Counsel Margaret O'Donnell reviews the status of the University of Michigan's affirmative action cases, providing online links to CUA's amicus brief in the case and to transcripts of April 1 arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court.
There are also notes on how to protect your personal privacy, with specific attention to telephone solicitors and the Web site, through which someone can often obtain a map to a person's home address simply by knowing his or her phone number. (See "Privacy and the Internet" at the "Hot Legal Topics" page.)

Finally, there is a reminder about the need for all contracts at CUA to be reviewed by the general counsel's office. The article focuses on the process for hiring independent contractors and includes a short checklist of items to include in preparing a contract for review.

Hosts Needed for Foreign High School Students
CUA, the U.S. State Department and the Open Society Institute are sponsoring the Southeast European Youth Leadership Institute, which will be held on campus Wednesday, July 2, through Saturday, Aug. 2. The event is a politics, law and debate camp for 46 high school students and 12 adult participants from Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria.

The institute wants the students to spend some time with local families and is looking for people who would be interested in hosting a foreign student from July 20 to August 1. For more information, contact Aaron Fishbone, assistant director, Southeast European Youth Leadership Institute, at 202-319-6871 or

Student Employment Week
The Office of Career Services has named two winners of the "Student Employee of the Year" award. The undergraduate winner is Greg Jasina, who works in the Office of Admissions; the graduate winner is Jeff Dee, who serves in the Office of Housing and Residential Services. There were 27 nominees for the awards. The two winners are invited to attend the April 24 Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony, which will be held in The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center's Great Room. For more information, contact Lauri Wood, career services office, at 202-319-5623 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 Justice, Chapel in the Columbus School of Law. Eucharistic Adoration takes place in Caldwell Chapel Mondays through Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Stations of the Cross are said in Caldwell Chapel on Fridays at 4:30 p.m.

Health & Safety
Campus Pest Control
Throughout the spring and summer months, properly trained pesticide applicators may perform chemical treatments to control weed growth or insect populations. Treatment areas will vary, but they may be inside or outside of campus buildings.

CUA practices Integrated Pest Management, an EPA-recommended pest control program. Pesticide use is a last resort, warranted only after trained professionals have examined the situation and ruled out other means of pest control.

If you have a pest problem in your work area, do not try to handle the problem yourself with over-the-counter chemicals. Contact the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 to place a work order. Your concern will be promptly handled.

For more information regarding Integrated Pest Management, visit ipm/.

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