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February 20 - February 27 View Archives


Upcoming Events


Student Leader Award Nominations
Student Employee of the Year Nominations
Pryzbyla Center Hours During Spring Recess
Syriac Library Exhibition
File Cabinets Available


Monday, Feb. 20
8 p.m., the College Republicans present guest speaker George Will, political columnist. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Daniel Kochis at

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Noon to 1:30 p.m., the offices of university development and sponsored programs present a brown-bag workshop titled "Where's the Money?" Tracy Alig Dowling, associate director for corporate and foundation relations, will talk about finding private support, and Ralph Albano, director of technology transfer and acting director of sponsored research, will discuss government grants. Topics to be addressed include the role of faculty and deans in obtaining external funding and the respective roles of the offices of university development and sponsored programs. Drinks and dessert provided. R.s.v.p. is required, and space is limited. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Lewis McCrary at 202-319-6929 or

Wednesday, Feb. 22
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion presents "The Religious Aspects of Arab Constitutions," by Nathan Brown, Ph.D. On leave from his position as professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, Brown is currently with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Light refreshments to be served. R.s.v.p. required. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Constantia Dedoulis at

4 p.m., reception for Michael Sokoloff, professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel, sponsored by The Catholic University of America Libraries and the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages. Following the reception, at 5 p.m., Professor Sokoloff will present "Electronics and Dictionaries: From Jerusalem to Cincinnati via Washington: Updating Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum." The reception will be held in the May Gallery of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library and the lecture will be held in the Mullen Library MERIC classroom. R.s.v.p. required. To R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5055. For more information, call 202-319-5083.

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association presents "John Paul II and Ecumenism: The Man, the Documents and the Dialogues," by Mitzi Budde, professor at Virginia Theological Seminary. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Refreshments will be provided following the lecture. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact Susan White at

Thursday, Feb. 23
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Rome Trio Concert. Selections include Tom Benjamin’s "Aperitif," Beethoven’s "Trio Opus 1, No. 2 in G Major" and Brahms’ "Trio Opus 101, No. 3 in C Minor." Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Friday, Feb. 24
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., as part of its Music Visiting Composers Series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents guest lecturer and master-class presenter Joseph Schwantner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Lecture begins at 2 p.m. in Ward Hall, Room 127, and master class begins at 3 p.m. in Ward Recital Hall. For more information, contact Andrew Simpson, associate professor, at 202-319-5564 or

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Monday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 5
Spring recess.

Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday.

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Tuesday, Feb. 21
The Capitol Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments begin. To monitor schedules and results, visit

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Student Leader Award Nominations
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events reminds members of the CUA community that each year the university confers awards during the Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony. This year's ceremony will be held April 27.

Members of the university community are invited to nominate student leaders, faculty advisers, staff members and student organizations for awards by submitting the form located at The deadline for nomination submissions has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 21. A list of awards and their criteria can be found on the above Web site. For more information, contact Kim Timpany, associate director for student programs, at 202-319-5291 or

Student Employee of the Year Nominations
The Office of Career Services announces that Father O’Connell has proclaimed the week of April 2-8 as Student Employment Week at Catholic University to honor student workers and their supervisors.

The career services office is calling on department and office supervisors to nominate one undergraduate-student employee and/or one graduate-student employee (work-study or non-work-study) from their respective areas for the Student Employee of the Year Award. The student should demonstrate reliability, high-quality work, creativity and independence. A university committee will select one undergraduate and one graduate student to each receive an award. Award recipients and all nominees will be publicly acknowledged. To nominate a student, complete the nomination form located at and submit it to the Office of Career Services by March 9. For more information, contact Katie Hutchens, student employment coordinator, at 202-319-5623, or

Pryzbyla Center Hours During Spring Recess
The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center will operate on the following schedule during the spring recess:

Friday, Feb. 24: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26, to Saturday, March 4: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: 8 a.m. to midnight.

For more information, contact Tim Gregory, associate director of operations, University Center, Student Programs and Events, at 202-319-5291.

Syriac Library Exhibition
The Catholic University of America Libraries invites members of the university community to its Syriac library exhibition, presented in connection with the Feb. 3-5 Dorushe Syriac Studies Conference on CUA's campus. The exhibition will remain open in the May Gallery of Mullen Library through February. Exhibition hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment.

Syriac is an important language of Eastern Christianity, with a large and rich literature that flourished well into the Middle Ages and beyond. CUA is recognized internationally for its Syriac library holdings and for its teaching and research in this field. The exhibition focuses on the beginning of Syriac studies at CUA (1899-1939). For more information, contact the CUA Libraries Office of the Director at 202-319-5055, or Monica Blanchard, curator of Semitics/Institute of Christian Oriental Research collections, at 202-319-5084.

File Cabinets Available
The Office of Student Accounts announces that it has four tan four-drawer letter-size vertical file cabinets available to any CUA department or office. The cabinets are not available for personal purchase or use. Interested parties should contact Leah Wolf at 202-319-5230 or

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