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January 12 to January 18, 2004

Monday, Jan. 12
First day of classes.

Tuesday, Jan. 13
4 p.m., the Department of Psychology presents a series of talks about "Progress in the Neuropsychology of Cognitive Function." The keynote speech, "Specific Language Impairment is not specific to language: A neurocognitive perspective," will be given by Michael Ullman, professor, Georgetown University. O'Boyle Hall, Room 324. For more information, contact Pamela Greenwood, research professor, at 202-319-5816 or

Sunday, Jan. 18
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring soprano Sharon Christman and pianist Ivo Kaltchev. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Day (Holiday).

Tuesday, Jan. 20
5:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Politics, the Life Cycle Institute and the Center for American Catholic Studies present "United or Adrift: American Catholics in the 21st Century," by John Zogby, Zogby International. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5115.

Wednesday, Jan. 21
8 p.m. National Vigil Mass for Life. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Thursday, Jan. 22
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's CommLaw Conspectus journal, the Institute for Communication Law Studies and the Federal Communications Commission host a symposium about digital issues in various communications industries. "The Journey to Convergence: Challenges and Opportunities" will be divided into four panels, each with a moderator and three to four panelists. The keynote address will be given by Kathleen Abernathy, FCC commissioner; the luncheon address will be given by Winston J. Maxwell, a partner in the Paris office of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P. Columbus School of Law.

For more information, visit um/convergence. Those interested in attending may contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or
Noon. March for Life. National Mall.

Sunday, Jan. 25
10:30 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5305 or visit

Monday, Jan. 26
6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning, the Embassy of Austria/Austrian Cultural Forum and Architekturzentrum/Vienna present "Housing for Everyone: Vienna-USA," a panel discussion about public housing options in Vienna and the United States. The discussion coincides with an exhibit titled "Housing in Vienna: Architecture for Everyone" that opened on Jan. 6 and runs through Jan. 30. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
12:10 p.m., Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. University Mass. Noon classes are cancelled. Classes meeting at 1:10 p.m. will meet at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14
7 p.m., internationally acclaimed medieval music ensemble Anonymous 4 will perform a public concert of polyphonic music and chant titled "la Bele Marie." Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 for CUA students. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Jan. 17
1 p.m., the men's and women's swim teams host Goucher College.

The women's and men's basketball teams host Marymount University. The women play at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 18
1 p.m., the men's and women's swim teams host Salisbury University.

2 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Hood College.

Monday, Jan. 26
7 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Albright College.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
The women's and men's basketball teams host York College of Pennsylvania. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men play at 8 p.m.

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

Cardinal Cards
The Department of Public Safety is issuing to faculty, staff and Metropolitan College students CUA's new Cardinal Card, which will replace all current CUA identification and access control cards. The cards, which are mandatory for everyone, can be obtained at Leahy Hall, Room 127 on the following dates:
— Thursday, Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

— Friday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— Tuesday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— Wednesday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Those who can't attend any of these sessions may contact Public Safety during regular business hours to set up an appointment. For more information, visit or contact Rana Silver, implementation specialist, at 202-319-6403 or

Service Learning Classes
CUA's Center for Service Learning is soliciting applications from faculty and students to attend three service-based initiatives being held this semester at Georgetown University's Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service. The initiatives, made possible by a $400,000 federal grant to the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, are:

— Partners for Urban Research Project: One CUA faculty member may attend each semester and learn how to conduct community-based research.
— Learning Circles: Two CUA faculty members may attend each semester and learn how to incorporate their own service experiences into their teaching.
— Student Forum and Student Fellows. Two students (undergraduate or graduate) may attend and learn how to plan and lead their own service projects.

Modest stipends will be provided for those who are selected for the programs. Depending on the number of applicants, subsequent sessions for CUA faculty might be held on campus at the Center for Service Learning. Faculty interested in applying should contact Mimi Schuttloffel, director of the Center for Service Learning, at Students should contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575. All applications must be received by Friday, Jan. 23.

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