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December 1 to December 7, 2003

Monday, Dec. 1
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

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

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

5:30 p.m., the Department of History, the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students present "Death of a Holy Man, Death of Genre: The Case of Cyril Phileotes," by Margaret Mullet, professor, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Assistant Professor Leonora Neville will be the commentator. Light refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Based on a pre-circulated paper. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5484 or contact

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

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, D.C. 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, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Dec. 8
Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception. University holiday.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 9
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its Sophomore and Junior Musical Theatre Showcase, directed by Ellwood Annaheim. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, Dec. 11
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a chamber music recital, directed by Robert Newkirk. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Dec. 6
The women's and men's basketball teams host Gallaudet University. The women play at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 14
2 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts North Carolina Wesleyan College.

4 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts North Park University.

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

Weekend Baseball Camps
CUA will conduct weekend instructional baseball camps in the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center from Saturday, Dec. 27, to Monday, Dec. 29, and on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings from Jan. 2 to Feb. 8. The camps will be open to players ages 8 to 18, of all ability and experience levels. Attendees will be instructed by CUA baseball coaching staff, local college and high school coaches and college and professional players. Emphasis will be placed on baseball fundamentals such as hitting, pitching, baserunning and fielding, as well as exposing talented high school prospects to college recruiters. Individual videotaping included. Group, team and CUA employee and alumni discounts are available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Brochures and applications can be downloaded at /baseball.htm. For more information, contact CUA Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli at 301-622-5058 or

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 ties/community/platoon.cfm or contact Emmjolee Mendoza at 202-319-5575 or
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

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.

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 Dec. 1 and Dec. 15:

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.

Health & Safety
Product Safety
Ever wonder if the products you are using at home or in the office are safe? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injuries or deaths associated with around 15,000 types of consumer products. The agency uses various means to inform the public, including local and national media coverage, publication of numerous booklets and product alerts, a Web site, a telephone hotline, the National Injury Information Clearinghouse, a public information center and responses to Freedom of Information Act requests. For more information about the CPSC, visit e.html.

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