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April 5 to April 11, 2004

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Monday, April 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the School of Nursing presents "The State of the Challenge: Increasing the Number of Hispanic Nurses," a series of workshops focusing on how demographic patterns have led to a need for more Hispanic nurses. Various locations in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, contact Judith Jones at 202-319-6039 or jonesj@cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 6
5 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents as part of its 2004 International Economics Series "The European Union Expansion: Incoming Countries' Perspective," by Piritta Sorsa, deputy division chief, European Department, International Monetary Fund. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B and C. For more information, contact Maria Sophia Aguirre at 202-319-4957 or aguirre@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 8
Holy Thursday. No classes. Easter recess begins.

Friday, April 9
Good Friday.

Saturday, April 10
Founders' Day.

Sunday, April 11
Easter Sunday.

Upcoming Events
Monday, April 12
Easter Monday.

7:30 p.m., CUA's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music kicks off "Terezin and the Art of Defiance," a weeklong symposium, with "Music of Terezin Composers." Boston College's Hawthorne String Quartet performs. The event will include performances of and discussions about the works Terezin composers such as Viktor Ullman, Gideon Klein, Pavel Hass and Hans Krasa. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, April 13
Classes resume.

10:30 a.m., the music school's "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium continues as Mark Ludwig, violist for the Hawthorne String Quartet, discusses "Der Kaiser von Atlantis," an opera composed by Viktor Ullman at Terezin. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium continues with The Requiem: Verdi in his time and in the 20th Century," a discussion featuring Grayson Wagstaff, CUA associate professor; Denise Gallo, senior music specialist, Library of Congress; and Karen Ahlquist, professor, George Washington University. John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

4:45 p.m., the Undergraduate Student Government invites faculty and staff to meet and congratulate its newly elected officers at the USG Inauguration Ceremony in the Pryzbyla Center lobby. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Student Government at cua-usg@cua.edu.

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Program present "Development for All: A Commitment for the Church in America," by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room (formerly Caldwell Dining Hall). For more information, call 202-319-5683.

7:30 p.m., "Terezin, Music, Intellectual Life and the Institute Today" features lectures by Jan Munk, director, and Vojtech Blodig, historian, Terezin Memorial Institute; and Andrew Shenton, CUA assistant professor. Pianist Ivo Kaltchev will perform piano music by Viktor Ullman. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, April 14
4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents its Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture. "The Dark Side of the Universe: How dark matter and dark energy have shaped our universe and control its destiny" will be given by Michael S. Turner, assistant director for mathematical and physical sciences, National Science Foundation, and Rauner Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5315.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association present "Boniface VIII, Dante and the Jubilee of 1300," by JoAnn H. Moran Cruz, professor, Georgetown University. McMahon Hall, Room 201. A light reception will follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

7 p.m., the music school's "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium continues with "Verdi's 'Requiem' in Terezin: Then and Now," in which Dean Murry Sidlin discusses how he was inspired to write "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin" and the research that went into it. Sidlin will be joined by Martin Goldsmith, author of The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Love and Music in Nazi Germany; Jan Munk, director of the Terezin Memorial Institute; Vera Schiff, Holocaust survivor and historian; and three surviving members of the original Terezin choir. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W., Washington, D.C. To make reservations, call 202-488-0407.
8 p.m., CUA's chapter of the Knights of Columbus presents "Contraception, Social Engineering and Dissent," by E. Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars magazine. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact James Brislin at 67brislin@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 15
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium continues with "The Yellow Star Cabaret: Emphasizing the German-Speaking Cabaret in Terezin," by Kobi Luria, Terezin Cabaret historian. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Noon to 1:30 p.m., to commemorate National Student Employment Week, which occurs from April 11 to 17, the Office of Career Services and Sodexho Dining Services host a Student Employee Appreciation Reception in the third-floor gallery of the Pryzbyla Center to honor student employees and their supervisors. Refreshments and door prizes will be distributed. For more information, contact Beth Andrews at 202-319-5623 or andrewsb@cua.edu.

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag series "Assessing the Vatican Assessment of the New Age Movement," by William Dinges, CUA associate professor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m., "Terezin, Music, Intellectual Life and the Institute Today" features lectures by Jan Munk, director, and Vojtech Blodig, historian, Terezin Memorial Institute; and Andrew Shenton, CUA assistant professor. Pianist Ivo Kaltchev will perform piano music by Viktor Ullman. John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

7:30 p.m., CUA's "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium continues with "The Yellow Star Cabaret: Emphasizing the Czech-Speaking Cabaret in Terezin," by Kobi Luria, Terezin Cabaret historian. Embassy of Israel, 3514 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. This event is by invitation only. To receive an invitation, call 202-319-5416.

7:30 p.m., Campus Ministry presents as part of its Resident Minister Lecture Series "Humanae Vitae: The Catholic Church's Controversial Stance on Contraception," by William Gorman, assistant professor, and John Grabowski, professor. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Friday, April 16
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CUA hosts its annual Odyssey Day, giving more than 350 admitted students, who haven't yet committed to attending the university, the chance to meet with professors and prospective fellow class members, learn about the university¿s educational and extracurricular programs, and sample Washington, D.C.¿s cultural life.

Planned activities throughout CUA¿s campus include an official welcome from Very Rev. David M. O¿Connell, C.M., university president; a student life fair in the Pryzbyla Center; and various sessions about the university¿s academic and residential life. Visitors also can attend CUA¿s annual President¿s Concert, visit local museums or take an evening bus tour through Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5305.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present as part of their Graduate Student Lecture Series "God After Metaphysics," by Richard Kearney, professor, Boston College. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m., The "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium continues with "The Yellow Star Cabaret: Emphasizing the German-Speaking Cabaret in Terezin," by Kobi Luria, Terezin Cabaret historian. John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

7:30 p.m., As part of the "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium, "The Partisans of Vilna," a film about Jewish resistance against the Nazis during World War II, will be shown at the DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, April 17,
and Sunday, April 18

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the annual President's Concert, which will feature "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin," conducted by Dean Murry Sidlin. The concert/drama tells the story of Rafael Schaechter, who recruited 150 singers and conducted 16 performances of Verdi's "Requiem" at the Terezin concentration camp between 1943 and 1944. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Senior citizen discounts available. Tickets are $50, $40 and $30. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Announcements
Commencement Ushers Needed
The Office of the Dean of Students is looking for student volunteers to serve as ushers for the May 2004 commencement and to assist with various commencement activities from May 10 to 15. Ushers will receive a small stipend and resident students may remain in campus housing through May 15. Those interested in volunteering should sign up at the Office of the Dean of Students, Pryzbyla Center, Room 353, by April 21. For more information, call 202-319-5619.

Babysitting Services
CUA's chapter of Habitat for Humanity will soon be traveling to Hawaii to help build homes in that state. In an effort to raise money, the chapter's service team is offering babysitting services to university faculty and staff. For more information, contact Rachel Clemmer at 05Clemmer@cua.edu.

PrayerNet
Campus Ministry reminds the CUA community that PrayerNet is available at http://ministry.cua.edu. Those wishing to submit prayer requests can do so online. After submissions are reviewed by Campus Ministry friars, they are posted online for general viewing. For more information, visit the Web site or call 202-319-5575.

For Your Benefit
CIGNA Benefit Information
The Office of Human Resources wishes to inform CUA employees enrolled in the university's CIGNA plan that they can visit http://www.mycigna.com to obtain various benefit information. Participants in the plan also can take part in a CareSteps Health Risk Assessment by filling out an online questionnaire that allows them to assess how family health history may affect them, learn about preventive care and monitor progress toward health goals.

Those who would like to complete an assessment report can do so by logging on to the CIGNA site listed above. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions
Due to increased employee interest, CUA has invited Karen Harrison, its TIAA-CREF financial consultant, to schedule two additional dates for on-campus, one-on-one counseling sessions. Attendees can consult with a financial professional about retirement savings and planning. Appointments are being accepted for meetings on Wednesday, April 7, and Thursday, May 6, both of which will take place in Leahy Hall, Room 255. Appointments can be scheduled online at http://ifs2.tiaa-cref.org/cgi- bin/WebObjects/ARS or by calling Ruth Fortunato at 202-637-0090. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Health & Safety
Be Kind to Your Eyes
With spring right around the corner, most of us will be spending more time outdoors to enjoy the great weather. When doing so, don¿t forget to protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Sunglasses are the best way to guarantee protection (and they can be stylish, too). Good sunglasses will reduce glare, enhance the normal light-filtering capabilities of your eyes and filter out up to 100 percent of two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B.

Both children and adults should wear eye protection when spending long hours in the sun. If you take certain medications that make you more sensitive to UV rays, consult your physician for specific instructions regarding UV protection. When selecting sunglasses, make sure that they fit comfortably, are suitable to your types of outdoor activities, have impact-resistant lenses and are large enough to shield the eyes from most angles. No one is immune to sunlight-related eye disorders, so protection is the key to prevention.



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