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9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents the Conference on U.N. Reform. Co-sponsored by CUA's Center for International Social Development, the Comparative and International Law Institute, the International Center for Civil Society Law, and the United Nations Association of the U.S. Council of Organizations. Topics will include the newly established Human Rights Council and the Peace-Building Commission. Speakers include Will Davis, director of the U.N. Information Center; Lawrence Moss, special counsel on U.N. reform at Human Rights Watch; Rev. William Headley, counselor to the president of Catholic Relief Services; and Gerald Anderson, director of the Office of Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Columbus School of Law Moot Court Room. A box lunch will be served. R.s.v.p. required. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Constantia Dedoulis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its spring lecture series in collaboration with the Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, "Architecture of Intensity," by Satoshi Okada. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.
Tuesday, April 4
4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents as part of its Lecture Series in Law and Literature "The Ethics of Recognition: Racial Legibility and Exceptionalism in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man," by University of California, Berkeley, Professor Anne Anlin Cheng. Co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture and the School of Arts and Sciences. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-6081.
7:30 p.m., as part of the 2006 President's Festival of the Arts, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the All Copland Chamber Music Concert. Selections include Piano Variations, Vitebsk: Study on a Jewish Theme and Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, staff, faculty and students. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Wednesday, April 5
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents as part of its Spring Lecture Series on International Economics "The Role of Human, Social and Moral Capital in Economic Development," by Ada Ines Piazze of the Inter-American Development Bank. Refreshments to follow. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5236.
7:30 p.m., as part of the 2006 President's Festival of the Arts, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the New Old American Songs Concert.The CUA Chorus, conducted by Leo Nestor, will present a choral concert that will mark the world premiere of New Old American Songs — new arrangements by 10 regional composers of old American songs inspired by the folk style of Aaron Copland. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, staff, faculty and students. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Thursday, April 6
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the interdisciplinary Symposium of Italian Studies. American and European scholars will analyze the relationship between Italy and the bourgeoisie since the country's unification. Lecture topics include cinema and bourgeoisie, terrorism and bourgeoisie, and media and mass culture during the 1990s. Caldwell Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Stefania Lucamante, associate professor of Italian and comparative literature, at 202-319-5240 or email@example.com.
11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in celebration of World Health Day, the School of Nursing and the Pan American Health Organization present a symposium titled "Preparing Health Care Workers of the Future." Lectures will include "The Impact of Immigration on the U.S. Health Care Workforce and Institutions of Higher Learning," by Carmen Ramirez, director of CUA's Latino Nursing Career Opportunity Program; "Preparing Lay Health Care Workers in Rural Peru," by Sister Maria Salerno, O.S.F., director of adult and geriatric nurse practitioner programs; and "Health Care Policy Implications for Health Workforce Design," by Mary Paterson, associate dean of undergraduate programs and academic outreach. Lunch will be provided. R.s.v.p. required. Gowan Hall, Room 400. To R.s.v.p., contact Judith Jones, project coordinator, at 202-319-6039 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. For more information on World Health Day, visit www.paho.org.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., as part of National Student Employment Week the Office of Career Services and Sodexho present the Student Employee Appreciation Reception for all student employees and their supervisors. See Announcements.
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Department of Politics' Congressional and Presidential Studies Program presents a guest lecture by Charlie Cook, of The Cook Political Report. Reception to follow. Life Cycle Institute atrium. For more information call 202-319-6224 or e-mail email@example.com.
5 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Christian Encounters With Their Others in Late Antique Sacred Spaces," by Shira Lander, professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Light reception to follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.
7 p.m., the Center for Irish Studies presents "A Long Long Way," by Irish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry. Introduction by Christina Mahony, director of the Center for Irish Studies and editor of "Out of History: Essays on the Writings of Sebastian Barry." The reading is made up of excerpts from Barry's Booker Prize-nominated novel "A Long Long Way." Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Mahony at 202-319-5488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30 p.m., as part of the 2006 President's Festival of the Arts, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Chamber Music Ensemble and the Department of Drama present a semi-stage reading of Irwin Shaw's Quiet City. The reading marks the first performance of the play, featuring music by Aaron Copland, since it premiered in 1939. Kate Tamarkin, associate professor of music, will direct the ensemble. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, staff, faculty and students. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8
7:30 p.m., as part of the 2006 President's Festival of the Arts, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Chamber Music Ensemble presents The Tender Land. Murry Sidlin, dean, will conduct.Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, staff, faculty and students. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Friday, April 7
2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its Graduate Student Spring Lecture Series "Jacob Klein and Phenomenology," by Burt Hopkins of Seattle University. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy, Office of the Dean, at 202-319-5259.
4 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "Don Quixote: Telling the Tale," by James Parr, professor at the University of California, Riverside, and president of the Cervantes Society of America. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5240.
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12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag Lecture Series "Redefining Relationships: American Families in the 21st Century," by John White, professor of politics. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at email@example.com.
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its spring lecture series in collaboration with the Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, "Imagined and Realized: From Recent Works," by Fumihiko Maki. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.
Wednesday, April 12
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Robert Gerle Memorial Tribute. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
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3:30 p.m., the women's tennis team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Center Tennis Courts.
Wednesday, April 5
3 p.m., the baseball team hosts York College. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.
Sunday, April 9
Noon, the men's tennis team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center Tennis Courts.
1 p.m., the baseball team hosts Bridgewater College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.
6 p.m., the softball team hosts Hood College. DuFour Center Softball Field.
Heating Shutdown and AC Startup
Usually in mid-April the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations begins shutting down the university's central heating plant in preparation for the approaching warm weather.
The startup of campus air conditioning normally begins three to four weeks after the heating season ends, depending on the weather patterns. Robert Fawbush, associate director of facilities maintenance and operations, expresses his appreciation to the CUA community for its patience and understanding during this changeover time, "as there will undoubtedly be some overlap in heating and cooling needs."
According to Fawbush, once the cooling season has started, the university’s electrical consumption typically doubles. Any and all conservation measures that the campus community can observe are encouraged, especially during the summer.
Some conservation tips include:
Raising the thermostat setting to 78 degrees.
Turning off air conditioning, especially window units, when not needed. This includes overnight and vacations.
Turning off all lights and computers when not in use.
Keeping outside doors shut (not propped open).
Keeping windows closed when air conditioners are in use.
For more information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121.
Football Field Renovations to Begin
Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that Field Turf Builders, Inc., has been awarded the DuFour Center football field-renovation project, and work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 3. Heavy equipment and machinery will be used throughout the project from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m each day for approximately three months. The finish date is subject to weather conditions. A perimeter fence will be installed approximately 15 feet out from the track to prevent access to the football field and track during contruction. A Web Cam will be installed to enable the university community to watch the renovation process online. For more information, contact Karen Keamer Porter, manager of the Facilities Service Center and Business Services, at 202-319-5121.
Farewell Reception for Father Cricchio
The Office of Campus Ministry invites all members of the university community to attend a farewell reception for Rev. Santo Cricchio, O.F.M., Conv., known around campus as Friar Santo. The reception will take place in the Millennium South lounge following the 9 p.m. Mass at St. Vincent's Chapel on Sunday, April 2. Father Santo also will be in attendance during the 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Masses at St. Vincent's Chapel and the 4 p.m. Mass at the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For more information, contact Regina Lynagh at 202-319-5575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Employment Week and Awards
The Office of Career Services announces that Father O'Connell has proclaimed the week of April 2 as Student Employment Week at CUA, to coincide with National Student Employment Week. In celebration of Catholic University's student employees, the Office of Career Services and Sodexho are co-sponsoring the Student Employee Appreciation Reception on Thursday, April 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Pryzbyla Center. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. During the reception, the career services office will present a small gift and certificate to CUA's two Student Employees of the Year. This year's winners are graduate student Saleem Hue Penny, who works in the Office of Campus MInistry, and undergraduate Katie Clemmer, who works in the Office of Housing and Residential Services. All nominees will be recognized in a full-page ad in the April 7 edition of The Tower. For more information about the reception, contact Katie Hutchens, student employment coordinator, at 202-319-5623.
Pryzbyla Center Operating Hours During Easter Recess
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events advises the university community that the Pryzbyla Center will operate on an adjusted schedule during Easter Recess:
Wednesday, April 12: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 13, to Sunday, April 16: closed
Monday, April 17: noon to midnight.
For more information, contact Tim Gregory, associate director of operations for UCSPE, at 202-319-5291.
Faculty and Staff Giving
The Office of University Development advises the university community that making regular contributions to Catholic University is not reserved for alumni, parents and friends. CUA faculty and staff members may do so as well. Some CUA employees make a one-time gift each year. Other employees make their gift by withholding a specified amount from either one or multiple paychecks. Enrolling in a giving program is easy and makes a large difference to CUA. For more information, contact Katie Acuff, associate director of annual giving, at 202-319-6972.
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CIGNA One-on-One Meetings
The Office of Human Resources announces it will sponsor one-on-one meetings with a CIGNA representative in April. One-on-one meetings can help CIGNA members get answers to questions about outstanding medical and dental claims, healthcare and dental HMO policies, the CIGNA Web site and other CIGNA programs such as Healthy Rewards and Disease Management. Meetings will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 342 of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center and are preceded by the CIGNA Wellness Workshop beginning at noon. Dates for the meetings are:
Registration for meetings and workshops is required. For more information or to register, call 202-319-5050.
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