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April 12 to April 18, 2004

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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 of Terezin composers such as Viktor Ullman, Gideon Klein, Pavel Hass and Hans Krasa. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. R.s.v.p. required. For more information, call 202-895-6776.

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. R.s.v.p. required. For more information, call 202-895-6776.

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.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Variational Norms, Part II," by Paul Kainen, professor, Georgetown University. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

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, Part I," a lecture/concert 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 Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law, the Graduate Student Association and Pi Sigma Alpha present "The Priestly Tribe: The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind," by Barbara Perry, author of The Supremes: Essays on the Current Justices of the Supreme Court, Freedom and the Court: Civil Rights and Liberties in the U.S. and The Priestly Tribe: The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind. Columbus School of Law, Room 204. For more information, contact Phillip Henderson, associate professor, at 202-319-6226.

7:30 p.m., CUA's "Terezin and the Art of Defiance" symposium continues with "The Yellow Star Cabaret, Part II," a lecture/concert 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, Part III," a lecture/concert 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.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 20
5:15 p.m., the Department of English presents a poetry reading featuring Mary Jo Salter and Wyatt Prunty. Salter has written five collections of award-winning poetry and is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Poetry. Prunty has written six poetry collections and edits the Sewanee Writers¿ Series for Overlook Press. A reception and book signing will follow the readings. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

7 p.m., the Office of the University Center, Student Programs and Events sponsors the annual Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony, to be held in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. All members of the CUA community are invited to attend. Those interested in attending should R.s.v.p by picking up tickets in Room 204 of the Pryzbyla Center by Friday, April 16. For more information, visit http://universitycenter.cua.ed u/leader/slrc.cfm.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of its Second Annual Roland E. Murphy Memorial Lecture, the School of Theology and Religious Studies' Biblical Studies Program presents "Was There a Messiah Before Jesus," by John J. Collins, professor, Yale Divinity School. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321-323. For more information, contact Terry Lafferty at 99lafferty@cua.edu.

Wednesday, April 21,
to Sunday, April 25

The Department of Drama presents Uncle Maroje, a comedy written by Croatian playwright Marin Drzic, who is considered to be one of the outstanding names of European Renaissance literature. The April 21-24 shows will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the April 25 performance will be at 2 p.m. 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.
Thursday, April 22
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Beyond Christendom: The Future Global Catholic Church," by Rev. Paul Sullins, assistant professor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law, the School of Philosophy and the School of Theology and Religious Studies present "Can Islam Come to Terms with Democracy?," a lecture by Michael Novak, the American Enterprise Institute¿s George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy. The respondent will be Sidney Griffith, S.T., a CUA professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures. A reception will follow. Columbus School of Law, William J. Byron, S.J., Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Graduate Student Association present "Marbles and Marvels: Late antique descriptions of the city of Rome," by Ralf Behrwald, professor, Universitat Bamberg. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Friday, April 23
7:30 p.m., the Fifteenth American Cardinals Dinner in support of The Catholic University of America and scholarship funds for its students will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis at the Hilton Minneapolis.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles. Richard Fazio is the director. Admission is free. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, April 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as a companion piece to its production of the 16-century comedy Uncle Maroje, to be performed April 21-25 at CUA¿s Hartke Theatre, the Department of Drama presents a one-day conference "Marin Drzic, Dubrovnik and the Renaissance," which will address Renaissance drama in Croatia, the works of playwright Marin Drzic (author of Uncle Maroje) and the legacy of Dubrovnik, Croatia, as a city of theater festivals. Callan Theatre. For more information, call Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

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.

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.



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