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Monday, Jan. 30
Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association presents a bag lunch paper-reading event by students. The two featured papers are titled "Contemplating Ineffable Delights: Clare and the Song of Songs" by Rev. Robert A. Barbato, O.F.M. Cap., and "Reconsidering John Paul II's 'Ecclesia in Africa' in the Shadow of the Rwandan Genocide" by Jay Carney. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact Susan White at 66white@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 31
5 p.m., the schools of canon law and theology and religious studies sponsor a memorial Mass honoring Monsignor Frederick R. McManus, professor emeritus of canon law. Priests who wish to concelebrate are asked to arrive 10 minutes early and bring an alb and white stole. St. Vincent's Chapel. Reception in the foyer of Caldwell Hall to follow. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thursday, Feb. 2
5 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq: The Legend of Mar Qardagh the Assyrian," by Joel Walker, assistant professor of history and religion at the University of Washington, Seattle. Light reception to follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Friday, Feb. 3, to Sunday, Feb. 5
The Department of Drama and the School of Arts and Sciences present a dramatic reading of "Don Juan in Hell" (taken from George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman"), by professional actors and CUA alumni Phillip Bosco, David Sabin, Robert Milli and Barbara Andres. Directed by Bill Graham. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday performance is at 2 p.m. Friday performance will be followed by a reception with the actors. Tickets are $30 for Friday performance and $25 for Saturday and Sunday performances. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Feb. 3
Noon, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Books, Literacy and Assyrian Christian Tradition," by Joel Walker, assistant professor of history and religion at the University of Washington, Seattle. A light lunch will be provided. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a lecture and master class by composer Roberto Sierra, who will focus on his own work. Ward Hall, Room 127. For more information, contact Andrew Simpson, associate professor, at 202-319-5564 or simpson@cua.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 4
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Orchestra concert featuring Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet Suite," Kodaly's "Galanta Dances" and Walton's "Viola Concerto." Conducted by Kate Tamarkin. Free admission. Church of the Epiphany at Metro Center, 1317 G St., NW. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Monday, Feb. 6
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag Lecture Series "The Political Significance of Mel Gibson's 'Passion,' " by Visiting Professor of Sociology Joseph B. Tamney. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at kasprzyk@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents as part of its Lecture Series in Law and Literature "'Glad to Find Out Who I Was': Society, Nature and America in Huckleberry Finn," by University of California, San Diego, Professor Tracy B. Strong. 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association presents "John Paul II and the African Church," by Rev. Emmanuel Katongole, professor at Duke University Divinity School. 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
66white@cua.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 9, to Sunday, Feb. 12
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Furies," a new one-act opera based on the ancient Greek tragedy by Aeschylus. Accompanied by a chamber ensemble of instruments. Music by Associate Professor Andrew Simpson. English libretto translated and adapted from the ancient Greek by Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin Sarah Brown Ferrario. Directed by Michael Scarola of the New York City Opera. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Sunday matinee is at 4 p.m. Free admission. Ward Recital Hall. Simpson and Ferrario will present a pre-concert lecture in the music school one hour before each performance. (Signs in the recital hall will direct audience members to the lectures). For more information, call 202-319-5416 or contact Simpson at simpson@cua.edu.

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Wednesday, Feb. 1
6 p.m., the woman's basketball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. Raymond A. DuFour Center Gymnasium.

8 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Center Gymnasium.

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2005 Flexible Spending Account Deadlines
The Office of Human Resources announces that under tax-law changes made last year, CUA employees with remaining balances in their 2005 flexible spending accounts can receive reimbursement for expenses incurred through March 15, 2006. This includes the 2005 Dependent Care Account and the Medical Reimbursement Account. Employee Security, Inc., recently mailed balance statements to 2005 participants. For information about remaining balances, contact ESI at 410-884-3317.

Participants with remaining balances in their 2005 accounts must submit claims requests to ESI by June 13, 2006. For a Flexible Benefits Plan Reimbursement Request Form, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms/flexible.doc. For more information on flexible spending accounts, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/flexibledetail.cfm.

CIGNA Announces MinuteClinic
Beginning Feb. 1, 2006, CIGNA members residing in Maryland will have access to MinuteClinic, a new service for treatment of routine ailments. For more information, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/announcements.

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Test Your Home for Radon
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces that with the high price of heating, homeowners are making their homes tighter and leak-proof to save money on heating bills. However, a potential problem related to radon is created as a result of less ventilation.

Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep through the cracks of basement walls from the surrounding soil and rock. It is odorless, colorless, tasteless and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General have strongly recommended that all residences (except those above the second floor in multi-level buildings) be tested for radon.

Radon is easy and inexpensive to detect, and homes with high levels can be fixed.  Radon kits are inexpensive and easy to use. Kits can be purchased at hardware stores or other retail outlets. Millions of people have tested their homes already.

For more information, contact Mahmoud Haleem, radiation safety officer, at 202-319-5206.

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