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November 3 to November 9, 2003

Monday, Nov. 3
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and CUA's Graduate Student Association present a biology research seminar on the workings of the immune system in the fruit fly. "Innate Immune Responses in Drosophila melanogaster" will be presented by Louisa Wu, professor, Center for Biosystems Research, University of Maryland. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-5773.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
12:15 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies will host a memorial Mass for the late Monsignor Stephen Happel. Rev. Francis J. Moloney, the school's new dean, will serve as homilist. Caldwell Chapel. A reception will follow in the foyer of Caldwell Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

7 p.m., as part of its "Exploring Faith and Forming Intellect" series, the School of Philosophy presents "Spirituality in Fides et Ratio," by Michael Gorman, assistant professor, and Therese-Anne Druart, professor. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Jean De Groot at

Wednesday, Nov. 5
4 p.m., CUA's Center for American Catholic Studies presents "A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America," by Peter Steinfels, who writes The New York Times' "Beliefs" column on ethics and religion. The event is free and open to the public. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Leslie Tentler, professor of history and director of the Center for American Catholic Studies, at 202-319-5484.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Department of Art hosts an opening reception for a ceramics exhibit by local artist Mary Wolff. The exhibit will be shown at Salve Regina Gallery through Dec. 5. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5282.

7:30 p.m., CUA's Program Board presents "Capitol Steps," a performance troupe of past and current Cogressional staffers who lampoon Capitol Hill politicians. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Marianne Raleigh at 202-299-2666.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Cardinal Composer's Society, which features new works by CUA composers. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, Nov. 6
1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents "The Work of ICEL in Light of Liturgiam Authenticam," by Rev. Bruce Harbert, executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5492.

3:30 p.m., CUA's Undergraduate Student Government donates 100 DVDs to the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. The DVDs, chosen from the American Film Institute's "Top 100 Movies," will be available as reserved books to be loaned for one night. Mullen Library Foyer. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Student Government at 202-319-5771 or Ryan Robichaux at

4:30 p.m., as part of the 2003 Lecture Series in Law, Philosophy and Religious Traditions, the Columbus School of Law and the Department of Politics present "Anatomy of a Love-Hate Relation: America and International Organizations," by W. Michael Reisman, professor, Yale University. Responses will be given by CUA professors Claes G. Ryn and Geoffrey R. Watson. Columbus School of Law, Walter A Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-6081.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences and CUA's Graduate Student Association present "How Art Changes Morality: Dante's Purgatorio X-XII," a lecture by Giuseppe Mazzotta, professor, Yale University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

Friday, Nov. 7
2 p.m., as part of this year's "Practical Reason" fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Practical Reasons in Plato's Republic," by David Roochnik, professor, Boston University. (Note: This event was originally scheduled for Sept. 19 but was cancelled due to Hurricane Isabel.) Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Saturday, Nov. 8,
and Sunday, Nov. 9

The CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin, will perform at the Takoma Theatre. Selections include Richard Wagner's "Prelude to Die Meistersinger"; Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music; George Butterworth's The Banks of the Green Willow; and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, 'Little Russian.' " The Nov. 8 show will be at 8 p.m.; the Nov. 9 performance will be at 3 p.m. Admission is free. Takoma Theatre, 6833 4th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov. 10
4 p.m., CUA's School of Library and Information Science and the Fairfax County Public Library Center for the Book present the Digital Libraries Series lecture "Debating, Decrying or Forgetting the USA Patriot Act," by Michael Abbott, an attorney for a regional library system in Virginia. He'll discuss how the USA Patriot Act may affect our public library systems and our freedoms. Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 9 and 10, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va. For more information, call 202-319-5085.

6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents another lecture in its "Continuance" lecture series, which features local architects who are building modern architecture in the Washington, D.C., area. The lecturer will be Thomas L. Kerns, who will discuss his recent work with Kerns Group Architects. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Nov. 11
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Composers Forum and Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra will sponsor the following events:

Noon to 1:30 p.m., NAC composer-in-residence Denys Bouliane will teach a master's class on composition, during which CUA students will present their compositions for Bouliane's review.

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bouliane will give a lecture titled "The Compositions of Denys Bouliane," during which he'll discuss his own work and a future project with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Both events are free and open to the public and will be held at Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Construction of Civil Society and Ecclesial-based Communities in Cuba," by Bronislaw Misztal, professor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Institutional Advancement presents a luncheon/seminar about fundraising. "Building Partnerships with Corporations and Foundations" will be presented by Kathryn A. Blackstone, who graduated from CUA in 1969 and currently serves as corporate and foundation relations director for Rutgers University. Pryzbyla Center, Room 322. R.s.v.p. to Chris Costello at

5:10 p.m., the centers for medieval and Byzantine studies and Catalan studies, the Department of Semitics and CUA's Graduate Student Association present "Latin Kalam and an Imitation of the Scriptura Sarracenorum: Ramon Marti and Late Medieval Orientalism," by Adnan Husain, professor, New York University. A reception will follow. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

Nov. 13-16 and 20-22
The Department of Drama presents its production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Peformances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13-15 and 20-22; there will be a 2 p.m. showing on Nov. 16 and a 10 a.m. student matinee on Nov. 21. Admission is $12 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens; and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Nov. 14
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Practical Reason in Aristotle," by Kevin Flannery, S.J., Pontifical Gregorian University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or

Friday, Nov. 14,
to Sunday, Nov. 16

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Working - A Musical, based on the best-selling book by Studs Turkel. The Nov. 14 and 15 performances will begin at 8 p.m.; the Nov. 16 show will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for senior citizens and CUA students. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Nov. 15
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science will host an open house for potential graduate students. Attendees can learn about how to pursue a master's degree, and a panel of industry professionals will talk about career opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area. A box lunch will be provided. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Library and Information Science at 202-319-5085 or

Sunday, Nov. 16
10:30 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will hold an open house for prospective undergraduate students. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Diana McCown at 202-319-5057 or
Tuesday, Nov. 18
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Career Services will hold a workshop about legal issues regarding student employment, which will be conducted by Barbara Coughlin, director of human resources, and Kathryn Bender, associate general counsel. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 202-319-5623.

Saturday, Nov. 8
1 p.m., the football team hosts Guilford College.

For more information about athletic events, call the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center at 202-319-5286.

National Service Week
CUA's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega will hold a series of events to commemorate National Service Week, which lasts from Monday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 9. Service projects include a "community cleanup" day, a blood drive, a clothing drive and a Habitat for Humanity trip. For more information, contact Katie Cavan at

ATLAS Clinics
The Counseling Center announces that its ATLAS clinics are up and running. Members of the CUA community can attend the classes to ask questions, address academic concerns and work with the center's tutors. ESL clinics will be held on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., science clinics on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and math clinics on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All clinics will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 342. For more information, call 202-319-5018.

For Your Benefit
Open Enrollment for Benefits
Open Enrollment for 2004 employee benefits is underway and will continue through Friday, Nov. 14. During this time, CUA faculty and staff who are eligible for benefits can reevaluate their benefits options and selections. CUA employees can elect to change their benefit choices. Eligible employees who are not currently enrolled in the university’s benefits plan can participate beginning Jan. 1, 2004, but must sign up during the open enrollment period. Those who do not enroll may not be eligible to participate in the benefits program next year.

The university has not made any design changes to the 2004 health-care plan, and employees who do not wish to make any changes to their health-care benefits need not take any action this year.

The Office of Human Resources has all information about the Open Enrollment period and the open house (including a Spanish version) available on its Web site ( For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Health & Safety
Walking for Health and Safety
Walking is great exercise, a means of transportation and good for the environment. To maintain a healthy walking regimen, it is important to observe safety precautions. With daylight hours decreasing, pedestrians and drivers need to be more aware of their surroundings.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 78,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes in 2000. Pedestrian fatalities, totaling 4,739, most often occurred at night, in urban areas at nonintersection locations under normal weather conditions. During the last decade, more than one million pedestrians were either killed or injured in pedestrian-vehicle crashes.

To ensure safety when walking, look both ways when crossing streets, pay attention to traffic signals and wear bright, reflective clothing to increase visibility. Drivers should pay attention to their environment and anticipate pedestrian presence at intersections and on roadways near shopping areas and sidewalks.

For interesting statistics on pedestrian traffic safety, visit df/nrd-30/ncsa/tsf2000/2000ped facts.pdf. For more information on pedestrian safety, visit rthlevel/ped.htm or contact Kelly Scanlon at 202-319-4461.

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