Monday, Nov. 27
5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "Constantinople: The Telling and the Taking," by Michèle Longino, professor of French at Duke University. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Joan Grimbert, professor of modern languages and literatures, at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
12:15 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Globalization, Modernization and Diversity within Malaysian Islam," by Joseph Tamney, visiting professor of sociology. This presentation is part of the Brown Bag Series. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information call 202-319-5999.
5:15 p.m., the Department of History presents as part of its 2006 colloquium series "Theodora's Rhetorical Legacy: Power-Hungry Byzantine Empresses and the Functions of Women in Byzantine Historical Narrative," by Leonora Neville, associate professor of history. Elizabeth Fisher of George Washington University will comment. Pryzbyla Center, Room 322-B. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 30
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Resonances of Stoicism in High Medieval Thought: Adiaphora, Synderesis and Conscience," by Marcia Colish, professor emerita of Oberlin College and visiting professor of history at Yale University. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light reception to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.
Friday, Dec. 1
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Augustine: Philosophical Questions, Theological Answers," by John Rist of the University of Toronto and the Istituto Patristico. The lecture is part of the School of Philosophy's fall lecture series titled "Augustine and Augustinianism." Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.
5:15 p.m., CUA holds the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event features carols, readings and prayers. Refreshments will be served. McMahon Circle. For more information, call 202-319-5600.
7:30 p.m., the 18th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity will feature performances by the CUA Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. The Basilica Choir, under the direction of Peter Latona, will also perform. The concert is free and open to the public; a freewill collection will be taken up during the performance. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church. For more information about the concert, call 202-319-5600.
Sunday, Dec. 3
7:30 p.m., Theological College will celebrate an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols. A light reception will follow the service. Theological College Chapel. For more information, contact Rev. David D. Thayer, S.S. at email@example.com.
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