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October 7 to October 13, 2002

Monday, Oct. 7
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute Brown Bag Series presents "The Importance of Mental States to Protestants and Jews: Religiosity, Morality and Life Satisfaction" by Professor Adam B. Cohen of the Duke University Medical Center. Life Cycle Institute Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Monday, Oct. 7
6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning continues its fall 2002 lecture series with "The Work of Rainer Mahlamäki," presented by Rainer Mahlamäki of the Helsinki University of Technology. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call Associate Professor Vyt Gureckas at 202-319-5644 or e-mail him at

Tuesday, Oct. 8
4 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents the 2002 Daughters of Isabella Lecture to be given by the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir. The title of the lecture is "The Legacy and Future of Catholic Charities: Challenges within the Church and from Society." Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
5 p.m., the School of Religious Studies is sponsoring "The Prospects of Catholic-Orthodox Relations in the 21st Century" with Bishop Hilarion (Alfeyev), Patriarchate of Moscow, Russian Orthodox Church. Response will be given by Professor Gosta Hallonsten, CUA's Carl J. Peter Chair of Ecumenical Theology. Herzfeld Auditorium, Hannan Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Associate Professor Peter Casarella at 202-319-6517.

Wednesday through Thursday, Oct. 9 to Oct. 10
The Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion and the Institute for Communications Law Studies of the Columbus School of Law will present the symposium "The Rule of Law in the Information Age: Reconciling Private Rights and Public Interest." Lawrence Lessig of Stanford Law School will deliver the keynote address. The symposium runs Wednesday from 1 p.m. until a reception at 5:45 p.m. and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom, Columbus School of Law. Contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 10
Noon to 2 p.m., The Catholic University of America Student Nurses Association is hosting a voter registration drive and providing information on how to request absentee ballots. Their table will be set up in the University Center East Lounge. The association will pay the necessary postage for those who register on site. For more information, contact Sarah Jenkins at
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 10 to Oct. 13
7:30 p.m., CUA stages the world premiere of "The Word" by John Franceschina. The musical is a contemporary celebration of the eternal covenant between God and humankind. Gene Morrill, director; Maureen Codelka, conductor. Cost is $18 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students. The Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Oct. 11
10 a.m. and 8 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its Franklin J. Matchette Foundation fall lecture series with "Truth, Creation and Intelligibility in Anselm, Grosseteste and Bonaventure," presented by CUA Associate Professor Timothy Noone. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Sunday, Oct. 13
Noon, the School of Religious Studies, the Interreligious Information Center, the Center for Interreligious Understanding and local Jewish agencies and synagogues will place a Yom Hashoah Menorah, commemorating the Holocaust, on university grounds. The Menorah will be received by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, and the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gunther Lawrence at 516-883-2487.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Oct. 15
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Sponsored Programs will sponsor a brown bag seminar devoted to questions about developing a budget for a proposal. Leahy Hall Conference Room. Space is limited, so call 202-319-6913 or 202-319-6904 to reserve a seat or for more information.

Tuesday, Oct. 15
4 p.m., The Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion will present the lecture "Islamic Reformism and Fundamentalism in Contemporary Iran" by Ayatollah Iravani, who is currently teaching Islamic law at the Columbus School of Law and is also director of Islamic studies and dialogue at CUA's Center for the Study of Culture and Values. Law School Byron Auditorium, Room 204. For more information, call 202-319-6081.

Friday, Oct. 18
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its fall lecture series with a lecture entitled "Truth in the Middle Ages: Its Essence and Power in Christian Thought," presented by J. A. Aertsen of the University of Cologne. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Friday, Oct. 18
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Wind Ensemble directed by Richard Fazio. The event is free and open to the public. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17 to Oct. 20
7:30 p.m., the drama department presents "As It Is In Heaven" by Arlene Hutton and directed by Gary Sloan. The play portrays an 1830's Shaker community in Kentucky which is threatened by the arrival of newcomers claiming to see angels. Cost is $12 for adults, $10 per person for groups of ten or more, $8 for senior citizens and CUA staff, faculty and alumni and $3 for students and children. The Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18 to Oct. 20
Homecoming Weekend 2002 will kick off with a cornerstone ceremony for the new Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the northwest corner of the construction site, just south of Hannan Hall. Other activities include a Happy Hour at the Rathskellar on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., a special children's breakfast with "Blue's Clues" creator Angela Capobianco Santomero on Saturday at 10 a.m., a pre-game tent party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the homecoming football game against Frostburg State University Saturday afternoon, the annual alumni Homecoming Mass and Alumni Achievement Awards banquet Saturday evening and the Board of Governors of the CUA Alumni Association meeting Sunday morning. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

Health & Safety
Evacuation Procedures
As the university completes its evacuation drills this fall, be reminded that building alarms are not just for fires; they are for all evacuations. If any emergency arises that requires an evacuation of a building or group of buildings, the emergency evacuation alarm will be used. If you are in a campus facility and the building evacuation alarm is activated, stop what you are doing, depart the building from the closest available exit, report to the building's assembly area and wait for further instructions from a university official. Please refer to your building's emergency policy poster for detailed information or contact Louis P. Alar at 202-319-5789.

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