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November 24 to November 30, 2003

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Monday, Nov. 24
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and CUA's Graduate Student Association sponsor a biology research seminar on the genes that contribute to the development of breast cancer. "Involvement of BP1, a Homeobox Gene, in Breast Cancer" will be presented by Patricia Berg, professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-5273.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Town and Gown Singers. Leo Nestor is the conductor. Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., N.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, Nov. 25
7 p.m., the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Department of Athletics host a dedication reception for the Hanley Weight Room, made possible through the generosity of Daniel Hanley, B.A. 1986, and the Hanley family. Hall of Fame lobby, Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center. For more information, call 202-319-6910.

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving recess begins.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Dec. 1
Classes resume.

12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and CUA's Graduate Student Association sponsor a lecture on how neurotransmitters contribute to the development of the brain, by Sally Moody, professor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-5273.

Tuesday, Dec. 2
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association presents "The Relationship Between the Church and Media in Today's World," by John Lloyd, president, Lloyd Group LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs strategy firm. A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Susan White at 66white@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
4 p.m., the Department of Physics and the Graduate Student Association present a colloquium titled "High Energy Particle Physics: A Report from the Energy Frontier," by Andrew Baden, professor, University of Maryland. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Lawrence Fagg at lfagg@shentel.net.

5:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Learning as an inverse problem in reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces," by Vera Kurkova, professor, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 4
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "The Moral Dimension of Economic Decision-Making," by Joseph G. Eisenhauer, professor, Canisius College, and LCI visiting research fellow. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Thursday, Dec. 4,
to Saturday, Dec. 6

7:30 p.m., the Department of Drama presents The My House Play. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, CUA staff, faculty and alumni, and groups of 10 or more; and $5 for children and CUA students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Dec. 5
Last day of classes.

2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Toma Prizov on Nicomachean Ethics VI," by Richard Hassing, CUA associate professor. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.
5:15 p.m., CUA holds its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event features carols, readings, prayers and a reflection by the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M. Cookies and cider will be provided. McMahon Circle. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

8 p.m., CUA holds its 15th annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the Choir of the Basilica, conducted by Peter Latona; the CUA University Chorus, conducted by Leo Nestor; and the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin. Donations will benefit St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Dec. 7
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Afro-Latin World Percussion Ensemble, directed by Luis Garay. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Singers, conducted by Leo Nestor. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, DC. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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
Adopt-A-Platoon
Campus Ministry invites the CUA community to donate gifts to its "Adopt-A-Platoon" Christmas Service Project. The gifts will be sent to two CUA public safety officers serving with U.S. forces in Iraq as well as a military chaplain who will distribute them to other soldiers deployed there. Small items such as gum, candy, international phone cards, playing cards and paperback books are requested. Financial donations to cover shipping costs also will be accepted. Campus Ministry also needs shoeboxes or other small boxes to pack and ship the gifts. To ensure that the packages reach the troops by Christmas Day, all donations must be received by Campus Ministry no later than Wednesday, Dec. 3. For more information, visit http://ministry.cua.edu/activi ties/community/platoon.cfm or contact Emmjolee Mendoza at 202-319-5575 or mendozae@cua.edu.

Shoe and Toiletries Drive
The academic branch of the Undergraduate Student Government is sponsoring a shoe and toiletries (e.g., toothpaste, soap, brushes, combs) drive for the needy through Dec. 5. Those interested in donating can place new toiletries and new (or fairly new) shoes in bins located in the lobby of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, contact Sarah McGrath at 34mcgrath@cua.edu.

Relationship Counseling
The Counseling Center invites CUA students to attend group therapy sessions about relationships on Thursdays from 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in O'Boyle Hall, Room 127. Attendees can learn about how to deal with loneliness, how to interact with others and how to assert themselves. Those interested can sign up for an informational interview to see if the group is right for them by contacting the Counseling Center at 202-319-5765 and asking for Cheri Marmarosh or George McMahon.
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.

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
CIGNA Closed on Thanksgiving
The Office of Human Resources announces that, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, CIGNA's member services call center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30. For more information, call 202-319-5050.



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