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November 17 to November 23, 2003

Calendar
Monday, Nov. 17
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and CUA's Graduate Student Association present a research seminar on how the immune system contributes to inflammatory bowel disease. "A New Model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Roles for IL-4R and IL-10" will be given by Nancy Noben-Trauth, professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-5773.

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages presents "Making Global Connections: Foreign Languages and Your Future." A panel of CUA alumni will discuss their experiences connecting foreign-language study with job opportunities. Attendees will learn how to link languages with internships, study abroad, work for the Peace Corps and other non-profit groups, government jobs and careers in the arts and architecture. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 202-319-5623.

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Is a 'Clash of Civilizations' Inevitable?" by Morris Berman, CUA visiting scholar in sociology. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Nilus of Ancyra as Prophetic Reformer: Exercising Parrhesia and Interpretation," by Anne Seville, doctoral student. McMahon Hall, Room 304. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., to thank the campus community for its continued support, the CUA Bookstore hosts a faculty and staff appreciation event. Refreshments will be served and the bookstore will offer special discounts on merchandise. Also, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a representative from Herff-Jones Inc., will be present to take orders for academic regalia. For more information, call 202-319-5232.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents "Difference and Desire: Towards a Christian Theology of Love," by Werner G. Jeanrond, professor, Lund University, Sweden. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-6515.

5:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Dynamics of the axial-to-planar channeling transition in a simple crystal model," by Albert W. Saenz, researcher, Naval Research Laboratory. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 20
5:10 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Third- and Fourth-Century Coptic Papyri and early Monasticism in Egypt," by Malcolm Choat, research fellow, Macquarie University. Light refreshments will follow. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., CUA's Center for Irish Studies presents as part of its annual speakers series "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye - Irish Sovereignty and Alienation from Irish-American Agendas," a lecture by Tom Hachey, executive director of Boston College's Center for Irish Programs. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Professor Christina Mahony at 202-319-5488 or mahonyc@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 20, to Saturday, Nov. 22
The Department of Drama presents its production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Peformances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20-22; there will be 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. 21
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "How Can Irony Change the Soul?" by Jonathan Lear, professor, University of Chicago. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles, conducted by Richard Fazio. Selections include Ernst Krenek's Three Merry Marches; Vincent Persichetti's Serenade No. 1; Gaetano Donizetti's Sinfonia for Winds; Ralph Vaughan Williams' Scherzo alla Marcia; and Malcolm Arnold's Three Shanties. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Nov. 22
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Women's Chorus. Diana V. Saez is the conductor. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov. 24
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and CUA's Graduate Student Association present a lecture about the molecular biology of breast cancer by Patricia Berg, professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-5773.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving recess begins.

Athletics
Tuesday, Nov. 25
6 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Arcadia University.

8 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Haverford College.

Saturday, Nov. 29
The women's and men's basketball teams host the University of Scranton. The women play at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.

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

Announcements
CUA Counsel Online
The lastest issue of CUA Counsel Online, published by the Office of General Counsel, is available at http://counselonline.cua.edu. It covers topics such as CUA's filings of "friend of the court" briefs in landmark cases; alternatives to illegally downloading and sharing Internet music files; music piracy and its legal implications; the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action practices at the University of Michigan; and how proposed regulations on electronic signatures may affect the written consent requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

CUA Libraries Online:
A New Electronic Newsletter

CUA Libraries Online, a new electronic newsletter, has been launched to keep the university community abreast of what the Catholic University Libraries have to offer. The site features search tips from librarians, database descriptions, book reviews and what's new in Web and print research. To view the first issue, visit http://libraries.cua.edu/issue 1.html. Questions and comments can be directed to cualibonline@mail.cua.edu.

CRUX Submissions Call
CRUX, a CUA literary journal, announces its call for submissions. Visual arts (e.g., painting, drawing, photography, litho) and creative writing (e.g., poetry, short stories, drama) are welcome. CRUX is open to the entire CUA community. Submissions can be dropped off at the Pryzbyla Center, Room 204, or e-mailed to cua-crux@cua.edu. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 2. For more information, contact Felicity Loome at 202-299-2827.

Mandated Power Outages
In order to comply with Pepco's testing and maintenance procedures, CUA's Facilities Maintenance and Operations will conduct the following mandated power outages between Nov. 24 and Jan. 2:

— Monday, Nov. 24: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle Institute, Student Wellness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium and the Pryzbyla Center).

— Wednesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle Institute, Student Wellness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium and the Pryzbyla Center).
— Monday, Dec. 1: 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Flather, Regan, St. Vincent's, Ryan, Student Wellness Center, Grounds.

— Tuesday, Dec. 2: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Life Cycle Institute only.

— Monday, Dec. 15: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Village only.

— Wednesday, Dec. 24: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Power Plant (second floor), Crough Center, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco, McCarthy.

7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke.

— Friday, Dec. 26: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke.

— Monday, Dec. 29: 7 a.m. to noon, Gowan, Nursing-Biology, McCort-Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant boilers.

7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Cardinal Hall, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman.

— Tuesday, Dec. 30: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardinal Hall, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman.

— Wednesday, Dec. 31: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ryan, Regan, Flather, St. Vincent's, Student Wellness Center and Grounds. There also will be momentary outages throughout the day at Life Cycle Institute, Law, Millennium, Centennial Village, Hannan, Power Plant, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Gowan, McCort-Ward, Nursing-Biology, Crough, Maloney, Power Plant, Pryzbyla Center and Pangborn.

Friday, Jan. 2: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hannan, Centennial Village, Millennium, Life Cycle Institute, Law and Pryzbyla Center.

For Your Benefit
Benefits Reminder
Barbara A. Coughlin, director of human resources, reminds faculty and staff that this year's Open Enrollment period for benefits becoming effective in January 2004 closes on Nov. 21, 2003. All forms must be received by the Office of Human Resources (Leahy Hall, Room 170) by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21. Access Open Enrollment information by going to the human resources Web site at http://humanresources.cua.edu and selecting "Open Enrollment." Those with questions about benefits or changing benefit selections may call 202-319-5050.

Customer Service Training
The Office of Human Resources invites faculty and staff to participate in the Customer Service Training Initiative II. Session One, titled "A Culture of Service" and "The Fish Philosophy," will be held on Nov. 17-18 and Dec. 9-10. On each date, classes are from 10 a.m. to noon.

Session Two, titled "Dealing with Difficult Situations," will be on Nov. 19 and Dec. 19. On each date, classes are from 11 a.m. to noon. All classes for Session One and Session Two will be held at the Life Cycle Institute, Room 201.

The classes are open to all CUA faculty and staff. To reserve a space or for more information, contact Jeannetta Clayton at 202-319-4716 or clayton@cua.edu.

Annual Leave Review
CUA has now reached the mid-point of its fiscal year. Because the university's annual leave year coincides with its fiscal year, CUA employees are encouraged at this time to review their available annual (vacation) leave and work with their supervisors to schedule remaining leave as needed.

Exempt employees may carry over up to a maximum of seven days of annual leave to the next fiscal year; non-exempt employees may carry over either 21 or 30 days (based on date of hire) to the next fiscal year. Any days in excess of the maximum allowable carryover days will be forfeited. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.



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