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September 9 to September 15, 2002

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Monday, Sept. 9
1:30 to 5:30 p.m., CUA's Center for American Catholic Studies hosts a research symposium entitled "Priestly Identity in a Time of Crisis." Panel discussions will focus on current research about the clergy, including findings by CUA researchers on parish life, the priesthood and reasons why clergymen may choose to leave. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Tuesday, Sept. 10
5 p.m., Freshman Convocation. Associate Professor Timothy Noone, School of Philosophy, will speak on "Us and Them." Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church.

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Noon, The Catholic University of America community commemorates the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States by participating in a special Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. All 12:10 p.m. classes will be cancelled.

Thursday, Sept. 12
6 to 8 p.m., Opening night reception. The Department of Art presents a survey of works by Washington color field painter Howard Mehring. This exhibition marks the first solo show of this artist in two decades and runs until Oct. 25. Salve Regina Gallery. Presented in association with Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C., and curated by Adjunct Professor Jamie L. Smith. For further information, contact smithj@cua.edu or call 202-588-8750.

Friday, Sept. 13
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its Franklin J. Matchette Foundation fall lecture series with a lecture entitled "Truth and the Ways of the Good in Plato," presented by Mitch Miller of Vassar College. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Sept. 16
6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning kicks off its fall 2002 lecture series with "Finnish Architecture: An Overture," presented by Vyt Gureckas, associate dean for undergraduate studies. Koubek Auditorium, Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Associate Dean Gureckas at 202-319-5644 or by e-mail at gureckas@cua.edu.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
1 to 2 p.m., the Office of Human Resources will sponsor a brown bag seminar devoted to MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access). Leahy Hall Conference Room. Space is limited, so call 202-319-5353 to reserve a seat or for more information.

Friday, Sept. 20
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its Franklin J. Matchette Foundation fall lecture series with a lecture entitled "On Time and Truth," presented by Sean Dorrance Kelly of Princeton University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Wednesday, Sept. 25
1 to 2 p.m., the Office of Human Resources will sponsor a brown bag seminar devoted to MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access). Leahy Hall Conference Room. Space is limited, so call 202-319-5353 to reserve a seat or for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 25
4:45 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents its Policy Makers Lecture, which features a discussion of the federal government's efforts to identify and eliminate the financial resources supporting al Qaeda. The lecture will be given by the Honorable Jimmy Gurule, undersecretary of the Treasury for enforcement. Columbus School of Law, room TBA. For more information, call 202-319-5438 or send e-mail to haederle@law.edu.

Friday, Sept. 27
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its Franklin J. Matchette Foundation fall lecture series with a lecture entitled "The Prevalence of Truth," presented by Daniel Dahlstrom of Boston University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Announcements
Mass Schedule
Please join us for Mass at 12:15 p.m. every weekday in Caldwell Chapel. Sunday Mass will be said 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel, and at 4 p.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The weekly House Mass is every Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. in The House. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.
Fitness Class
12:10 to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, The athletics department is offering a fitness class for faculty and staff only. For more information, contact Jone Dowd at 202-319-6043.

Health & Safety
Water Conservation
The EPA estimates that on average our households can experience a 14 percent loss of water through leaks without ever using appliances. The typical family of four spends about $820 a year on water supply and sewer fees, and an additional $230 to heat the water. In many communities, water and sewer costs can be twice that amount or higher. Many do not realize how much money they can save by taking simple steps to conserve water, and they don't know the cumulative effects such small changes can have on water resources and environmental quality. To reduce water consumption, fix leaky faucets, toilets and lawn watering systems. Changing to water-efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances can result in major water and energy savings as well.

Water quantity and quality may become the biggest environmental issues we face in the 21st century. The drought this summer is reminding us to appreciate clean water as an invaluable resource. Take whatever steps you can to save and conserve it.



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