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May 5 to May 11, 2003

Monday, May 5
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag series "Minority Women in Science," a lecture cosponsored by the National Science Foundation Project. Speakers include Sandra Hanson, professor of sociology; Michelle Jiles, graduate student; LaToya Barnett, graduate student; and Florence Cole, sophomore. Hanson will discuss "African-American Women in Science: Experience from High School through the Post-Secondary Years and Beyond"; Jiles' lecture is titled "African-American and Hispanic Girls: Differences in Science Access, Achievement and Attitudes"; Barnett talks about "African-American Women in Science: Pathways to Success in Science Occupations"; and Cole's lecture is titled "Scholarships and Success in Science for African-American Women." Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its Freshman Musical Theatre Showcase. Jane Pesci-Townsend is the director. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, May 6
Final examination period begins.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its Sophomore and Junior Musical Theatre Showcase. Ellwood Annaheim is the director. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Thursday, May 8
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Metropolitan College hosts an open house. Those interested in continuing or completing their undergraduate studies can hear about the college's programs and obtain academic advice and information about financial aid. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5256.

7 p.m., to mark the 108th birthday of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a CUA alumnus and former professor, and to pray for his canonization, the Archbishop Sheen Foundation sponsors a Mass and reception at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be the main celebrant. The Rev. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., postulator for the cause for Archbishop Sheen’s canonization, and the Rev. William Cleary, O.S.A., a foundation member, will be the concelebrants. A reception will be held after Mass in the Shrine's Memorial Hall. For more information, contact Thomas J. Craughwell at 203-778-9867 or

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musician in Modern Society class presents The Carnival of the Artists, a concert of music, poetry and visual art celebrating the animal kingdom. Featured works will include fables of Aesop and La Fontaine; music by Copland, Fauré, Ravel, Rossini and Saint-Saëns; and a student art exhibit. Ward Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5861 or visit
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 14
1 p.m. to 3 p.m., CUA alumnus Mark Gauvreau Judge will sign copies of his book Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington's Only World Series Championship in the CUA bookstore. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, contact Barbara Hoy, bookstore manager, at 202-319-5232.

Friday, May 16
2 p.m. Honors Convocation. Students and their guests should be seated no later than 1:45 p.m. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

4 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Saturday, May 17
9:30 a.m. Commencement procession. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

10 a.m. Commencement ceremony. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

11:30 a.m. Diploma ceremonies. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Saturday, May 24
2 p.m. Law school commencement. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5438.

Piano Sale
Dean Murry Sidlin of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music announces that many new pianos provided to the music school through the piano loan program during the past academic year are now available for purchase, along with instruments from similar programs.

The fine pianos used in the music school include baby grands, larger grands, studios and consoles. These instruments from Kawai were specifically selected for the music school and have been meticulously maintained. Other new pianos from Steinway & Sons and used pianos from Yamaha and Baldwin will also be available. Most of the instruments are less than a year old and carry the original manufacturer's warranty.

Those interested may select a piano prior to the public sale by calling the music school and making a private appointment. Priority will be given to faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the music school. This ensures the best selection and pricing in advance of the public sale, which will be held on Sunday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the music school.

The appointment dates are Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24, and again on Monday, May 26. To make an appointment or for more information, contact the music school piano appointment desk at 202-319-5448.

Work-Study Listings
The Office of Career Services is now accepting listings for new work-study positions for the fall 2003 semester. Work-Study position request forms can be obtained at in the "Hiring Students and Alums" and "College Work Study" categories. New positions must be submitted by Friday, June 13. This allows sufficient time to post the openings for the upcoming academic year. The career services office also encourages administrators to attend the fourth annual Campus Employment Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 27. For more information, contact Beth C. Andrews, student employment coordinator, at 202-319-5623 or
Health & Safety
Barbecue Food Safely
With the warm weather approaching, many people will take advantage of the pleasant temperatures to fire up their grills. Here are some guidelines for safe handling of food for barbecuing:

— Keep meat and poultry refrigerated until they're ready for cooking. If storing food in a cooler, keep it out of the direct sun. Pack beverages in one cooler and perishables in a separate one.

— Cook food to a safe internal temperature to destroy harmful bacteria. Use a food thermometer to be sure the food has reached a safe internal temperature. Visit for appropriate temperatures.

— After cooking meat or poultry on the grill, keep the food hot and serve at 140 degrees F or warmer. Keep cooked meats hot by setting them to the side of the grill rack. When taking food off the grill, use a clean platter. Don't put cooked food on the same platter that held raw meat or poultry. Any harmful bacteria present in the raw meat's juices could contaminate safely cooked food.

In hot weather never let food sit out for more than an hour. Discard any food left out over two hours (one hour if temperatures are above 90 degrees).

For more information, contact Jeff Potts at 202-319-5865, the Meat and Poultry Hotline at 800-535-4555 or

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