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March 8 to March 14, 2004

Monday, March 8
Classes resume. The Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center resumes its regular hours.

11:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., CUA's schools of social service, music and nursing present a lecture by harpist Therese Schroeder-Sheker, CUA artist-in-residence and founder of music thanatology. She'll discuss the principles of music thanatology, how it can enrich care of the dying, and the influence of cultural practices and traditions on care of the dying. The lecture is part of the graduate course Social Service 662: Death, and is open to the CUA community. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5458.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Department of Biology presents "Quality Animal Care: How Much, And Is It Worth It?" by Katherine Nepote, director of laboratory animal care, University of Maryland, College Park. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 200. For more information, contact Andie Cohen at 202-319-5402.

6:30 p.m., CUA hosts the second in a series of lectures about Swiss architecture sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland and others. "A Matter of Art: Contemporary Architecture in Switzerland," will be given by Swiss architect Marianne Burkhalter. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188. The lecture accompanies an exhibit on Swiss architecture that runs through March 10 in the Crough's Center Joseph Miller Exhibition Hall.

Tuesday, March 9
Noon to 2 p.m., the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center will celebrate its first birthday. Enjoy free cake, music, games and a caricature artist. A list of events can be viewed at http://universitycenter.cua.ed u. For more information, call Kim Parrot at 202-319-5291.

4 p.m., as part of its Speakers Series on the general topic of "Progress in the Neuropsychology of Cognitive Function," the Department of Psychology hosts "Implicit Memory in Schizophrenia," a presentation by Barbara Schwartz, professor of medicine at Georgetown University and at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington. O'Boyle Hall, Room 324. For more information, contact Pam Greenwood, associate director of the Cognitive Science Laboratory, at 202-319-5816.

Wednesday, March 10
12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Eastern Orthodox Churches in the North American Religious Landscape: Challenges of Ethnic Traditionalism in the 21st Century," by Alexey D. Krindatch, Institute of Geography, Moscow, Russia. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5 p.m., the CUA Debate Team presents a debate between two members of the Japanese National Debating Team and two members of the university's team. They will debate the issue of whether cartoons and video games containing sexual and/or violent descriptions should be banned. The 35-minute debate will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.

Thursday, March 11
Noon to 1:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts an information meeting for students interested in pursuing the undergraduate certificate in pastoral ministry. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Donna Jones at 202-319-5701.

4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Department of Education presents the annual Euphemia Lofton Haynes Educational Colloquium. "The Linguistic Legacy of the African Slave Trade" will be presented by John Baugh, professor, Stanford University. Hannan Hall. A reception will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the presentation from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending must R.s.v.p. by Tuesday, March 9. For more information, contact Maria Cortez at 202-319-5800 or

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association present "The Musical Language of Devotion: Cantigas de loor, laude spirituale and songs of Guirault Riquier," by Elizabeth Aubrey, professor, University of Iowa. Life Cyle Institute Auditorium. A light reception will follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Friday, March 12
Noon to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Department of Public Safety will conduct two sessions of a seminar, "Safety First, Safety Always," for students, faculty and staff in Post 6, which includes Caldwell, Hannan, Hartke, Leahy, McMahon, Salve Regina and Ward halls. The sessions will be held in Hannan Hall Auditorium. Pizza and soda will be provided.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present as part of their Graduate Student Lecture Series "Concepts of Matter in Recent Science: A Philosophical Exploration," by Rev. William Wallace, O.P., CUA professor emeritus. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Department of Art hosts a reception for "Considerations: Being with the Stars, Sculpture and Drawings," an exhibition by Jeff Andrews, B.A. 1971, adjunct lecturer. The exhibition runs from March 8 to April 5. Salve Regina Gallery. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 202-319-5282.

Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13
The Institute of Sacred Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a two-session "Introduction to Contemplative Musicianship" by Harpist Therese Shroeder-Sheker. (See March 8 item about Shroeder-Sheker for details of her work.) Ward Hall. Session hours are 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 12 and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 13. For more information, contact Chris Brush at

Friday, March 12,
to Sunday, March 14

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its musical theatre production of The Civil War. Grover Gardner is the director; Debbie Wicks La Puma is the music director. The March 12 and 13 shows are at 8 p.m. and the March 14 performance is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 15
5 p.m., the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library holds its rededication ceremony. A reception and several tours of the library will immediately follow. Deanna B. Marcum, who is the associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress and the former dean of the School of Library and Information Science, will give the address. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library Foyer. For more information, call 202-319-5070.

5 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Making a 'paradeigma': Irenaeus, 'Adv. hear' .1.9.4 and the Disclosure of Mysteries," by doctoral student Jutta Raithel. The seminar will be held in McMahon Hall, Room 309, preceded by a reception in Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., CUA's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative presents "Reflections on Conversion," by Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., professor, Fordham University, and a panel of CUA students. Caldwell Auditorium. Cardinal Dulles will lead a liturgy at 8 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For information or to reserve a seat, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or
Tuesday, March 16
2 p.m., CUA's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative presents "The Evangelization of Culture and the Role of the Catholic University," by Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., professor, Fordham University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

4 p.m., CUA's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative presents "Problems of Faith and Culture in Interdisciplinary Perspective," a colloquium and panel discussion. V. Bradley Lewis, CUA assistant professor, will serve as moderator. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom.

Colloquium presentations will be given by:

¿ Rev. Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B., dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies

¿ Monsignor Robert S. Sokolowski, professor, School of Philosopy

¿ William J. Wagner, professor, Columbus School of Law

¿ Monsignor Brian E. Ferme, dean, School of Canon Law

Panelists include:

¿ Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., professor, Fordham University

¿ Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston

¿ M. Cathleen Kaveny, professor, University of Notre Dame

¿ V. Bradley Lewis, assistant professor, School of Philosophy.

For information about the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. events or to reserve a seat, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts an information meeting for students interested in pursuing the undergraduate certificate in pastoral ministry. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Donna Jones at 202-319-5701.

Thursday, March 18
R.s.v.p. deadline for March 25 retirement convocation. (See "Announcements.")

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents the inaugural James H. Provost Memorial Lecture. "James Provost: Canon Law in the Service of Communion," will be given by Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies. A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Canon Law at 202-319-5492.

8 p.m., Gillespie-McAuliffe Debate. See "Announcements."

Friday, March 19
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Center for American Catholic Studies presents "Confession: Historical, Theological and Pastoral Reflections on Changes in the Sacrament of Penance," a symposium that explores the decline in the number of Catholics attending confession since the Second Vatican Council

During the first session from 10 a.m. to noon, history and theology experts will provide a historical overview of the sacrament of penance. During the second session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., experts will present theological and pastoral perspectives on this era of change in the Church. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium.

The symposium is open to the public. Coffee will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Life Cycle Institute lobby. For more information, contact Leslie Tentler, professor of history and director of the Center for American Catholic Studies, at 202-319-5484 or e-mail

Friday, March 19,
and Saturday, March 20

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents The Libation Bearers, a one-act opera written by CUA Associate Professor Andrew Earle Simpson (composer) and Adjunct Professor Sarah B. Ferrario (librettist). Samuel Bill is the music director.

The opera will feature student and professional singers, musicians and dancers. The Libation Bearers is the second in a series of operas chronicling the tragedies of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy. Those interested can visit earers. Both shows are at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, March 21
Admitted students for fall 2004 who have been invited to participate in the University Honors Program will meet with honors faculty and CUA students. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Pryzbyla Center. The students are invited to spend the night on campus and attend classes on Monday. Reservations are required. For more information, click on rs.

New Computer Viruses
The Center for Planning and Information Technology reports that the most recent new viruses circulating on the Internet are W32.Beagle/Bagle and W32.Netsky, both of which arrive as e-mail messages with attachments.

CUA uses anti-virus protection at several points in the campus network. Messages are scanned as they arrive on the network. They are scanned again when they arrive at the campus e-mail server and when they are delivered to the recipient's mailbox. Staff and faculty machines are protected with desktop anti-virus software.

However, new viruses appear frequently, and there is often a period of time from a few hours to a few days before the anti-virus software recognizes the new viruses. Here are some things to keep in mind, to help protect yourself and the campus network:

E-mail attachments may contain viruses.
E-mail attachments are a primary way of spreading computer viruses. A message that contains a virus may appear to come from someone you know. Unless you and the sender arranged in advance that an attachment would be sent, it is safest never to open e-mail attachments.

If you do receive an unexpected e-mail attachment that appears to be legitimate, contact the sender to verify that he/she actually sent it before you attempt to open the attachment.

Web pages can download and install unsafe software.
If you are visiting a Web page and are prompted to install software unexpectedly, click "No" or "Cancel."

Many e-mail messages are written in the same language as Web pages; these may contain malicious code. To help avoid this, turn off the message preview pane in your e-mail program.

Anti-virus software needs to be up-to-date to be effective.
Faculty and staff computers on the campus network are configured to update the anti-virus software automatically. It is useful to confirm periodically that your computer is performing this function properly.

To do this, right-click the VirusScan shield in the Windows system tray at the bottom right corner of the screen, near the clock. Select "About" from the popup menu. In the resulting window, look for the date in the "Created on" line.

If the "Created on" date is more than two weeks old, please log a trouble ticket with the Information Center by browsing to

Your password should remain your secret.
Do not share your password with anyone else, including the Center for Planning and Information Technology. Never send your password in an e-mail. If someone learns your password, change it immediately.
Choose hard-to-guess passwords for your network logon. A password should have a minimum of 8 characters; include uppercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers; and be as meaningless as possible; e.g., DgbRt589.

For more information, visit irus.

Tickets for Gillespie-McAuliffe

CUA will host the first debate of its kind between the chairmen of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on March 18 at 8 p.m., in the Pryzbyla Center's Great Room. Tickets for the debate between the two CUA alumni, Terry McAuliffe, B.A. 1979, and Edward Gillespie, B.A.1983, will be available in early March.

Students may pick up tickets beginning March 8. Half of all the tickets to the event have been reserved for students. Seating for the event is limited to 725 and tickets will be available only to members of the CUA community. To accommodate as many members of the Catholic University community as possible wishing to attend this historic debate, no tickets will be available for the general public (but see below for simulcast information).

Tickets may be obtained as follows:

¿ Beginning March 8, students may obtain tickets on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desk in the Pryzbyla Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A CUA photo ID will be required to obtain a ticket and only one per student will be issued.

¿ Beginning March 8, faculty may obtain tickets from the dean of their respective school. Each school has been allotted a number of tickets proportionate to the number of faculty in that school.

All tickets allotted to alumni and staff have been distributed.

Simulcast: Since demand for tickets is expected to exceed available supply due to space limitations, special overflow seating will be available in the Pryzbyla Center for members of the CUA community without tickets who wish to enjoy the debate via video simulcast. The debate will be simulcast in the Pryzbyla Food Court, in various meeting rooms throughout the Pryzbyla Center and on the Internet at bate/. The general public is encouraged to view the webcast.

Ticketholder Requirements:
Security: Attendees are advised to refrain from bringing book bags, briefcases and backpacks to the event, as they may need to be checked and/or searched prior to entering the Great Room. CUA faculty, staff and students should be prepared to show their CUA ID for entrance into the hall. Videotaping, audiotaping and flash photography of the event are prohibited.

Schedule: The debate will begin promptly at 8 p.m. Those not seated by 7:45 p.m. will be considered "no-shows" and will forfeit their seats. No exceptions will be permitted.

Format: Questions for the debate will be submitted primarily by members of the faculty of the Department of Politics and by CUA students. Students who wish to submit a question should e-mail it, along with their full name, major, year of graduation and hometown, to

Because parking on campus is limited, guests are encouraged to take Metrorail. The CUA-Brookland Metrorail Red Line stop is located adjacent to the CUA campus. Limited parking will be available on the main grounds of campus and in the garage located below the Columbus School of Law on John McCormack Road.

Retirement Convocation
On March 25 at 3 p.m., CUA will honor fifteen 2003-2004 academic year retirees during a retirement convocation in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. A reception will follow. Those interested in attending should R.s.v.p. to 202-319-5811 or by March 18.

The retirees are:

¿ Richard Catron, building engineer, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Helene Clark, assistant professor, School of Nursing

¿ Gordon Conner, administrative assistant, CUA Press

¿ Rev. Alexander Di Lella, O.F.M., professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies

¿ Barbara Etta, assistant professor, National Catholic School of Social Service

¿ Rev. Robert Friday, assistant professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies

¿ James Hawkins, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Louis Hayes, loan manager, Office of Student Accounts

¿ Ann Johnson, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Elaine Jones, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Stephen Kerst, associate professor, Department of Education

¿ Wesley McClaren, accounts control manager, Office of the Controller

¿ Roland Reed, associate professor, Department of Drama

¿ Mary Roggenbuck, associate professor, School of Library and Information Science

¿ Monica Rohner, director of alumni relations, Columbus School of Law

Accounts Payable Manager
Edree Tebo, accounts payable manager, is currently on leave. During her absence, Lisa Fletcher will serve as the acting accounts payable manager. Those with questions can contact Lisa Fletcher at 202-319-5854.

Health & Safety
Save Your Vision
The American Optometric Association ( has designated March as "Save Your Vision" month. March also marks the start of allergy season, but for people who suffer from allergy-related eye problems, a number of over-the-counter and new prescription medications are available to provide relief, according to the AOA.

Common allergy symptoms include itchy, red, burning, watery or swollen eyes. To decrease or relieve the symptoms, your eye care professional can suggest over-the-counter eye drops or prescribe various medications, some of which have just received FDA approval.

Dry eyes can affect everyone, but especially those who wear contact lenses. For treating dry eye, artificial tears or eye lubricants are recommended. More important, discuss with your eye care professional any medications you are currently taking. He or she can better diagnose and treat irritated eyes if made aware of all prescriptions or over-the-counter products being used.

For more information, contact Jeff Potts at 202-319-5865.

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