This Week at CUA
October 10 - October 17 View Archives



Upcoming Events

Flu Shots
Pryzbyla Center Holiday Hours of Operation
Columbus Day Weekend Schedule for Food Service
Office of General Counsel Newsletter
Libraries' Instant Messaging Expands Hours
Study Tour to Turkey
New Bottled Water Agreement
Air-Conditioning Shutdown and Central Heating Plant Startup
Cardinal Station Training

Monday, Oct. 9
Columbus Day. (Holiday)

Wednesday, Oct. 11
4 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents the lecture “Standard bases of non-commutative algebras” by Professor Alexander A. Mikhalev of Moscow State University. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, call 202-319-5221 or e-mail

Thursday, Oct. 12
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents the lecture "Gender, Race and Science: Asian Americans as Model Minority?" by Professor Sandra Hanson of the Department of Sociology. The lecture is part of the Brown Bag Series. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann C. Kasprzyk at

Thursday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 15
The Department of Drama presents Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, directed by M.F.A. directing candidate Tim Chamberlain. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Entrance fee is $12. Student, senior, alumni and subscriber discounts are available. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Oct. 13
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents the lecture "God and Evil in Augustine and Descartes," by Gareth Matthews of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 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.

2:10 p.m., internationally-renowned composer Nicholas Maw will visit the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music to discuss his opera Sophie’s Choice, which received its U.S. premiere in late September and early October at the Washington National Opera. This visit is part of CUA’s Visiting Composers Series. Ward Hall, Room 127.  For more information, contact Associate Professor Andrew Simpson at 202-319-5564 or

Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14
Homecoming. For more information, visit or contact Dani Barnett, associate director of alumni relations, at 202-319-6745.

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Monday, Oct. 9
4 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Christopher Newport University. DuFour Field.

4 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Emory University. DuFour Gymnasium.

Wednesday, Oct. 11
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Gymnasium.

Thursday, Oct. 12
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts York College of Pennsylvania. DuFour Field.

Saturday, Oct. 14
1 p.m., Homecoming game: The football team hosts La Salle University. DuFour Field.

1 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Virginia Wesleyan College. DuFour Gymnasium.

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Monday, Oct. 16
5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association is sponsoring a lecture by CUA alumnus Timothy Matovina, associate professor of theology, University of Notre Dame, and director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, titled, "The Theology of Guadalupe: From Miguel Sánchez’s Imagen de la Virgen María (1648) to Pope John Paul II." Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Louis Rouleau at

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning and the Embassy of Norway present “New Norwegian Architecture: Code for the Future,” a talk by Henning Kaland, senior partner with the firm Code: Arkitektur, Oslo, Norway. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed, assistant professor of architecture and planning, at 202-319-5188 or

Tuesday, Oct. 17
6 p.m., CUA’s Columbus School of Law, its Institute for Communications Law Studies, and the National Telecommunications Moot Court present the lecture “Spectrum: The Great International Equalizer?” by former FCC commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy, now a distinguished practitioner-in-residence at the Columbus School of Law. Columbus School of Law, Walter S. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Tom Haederle, the law school’s director of public affairs, at 202-319-5438 or

Wednesday, Oct. 18
4 p.m., CUA’s Columbus School of Law presents the talk “Pro Bono Service in a Post-Katrina World: Revisiting the Moral Imperative to Be a Difference Maker” by Rawle Andrews Jr., who received the 2006 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award from the Washington, D.C. Bar. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438.

4 p.m., the Catholic University Libraries and the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures present the lecture “Monks and Pilgrims in the Deserts of Egypt” by Chrysi Kotsifou, visiting associate curator in the Semitics/ICOR Library and teaching and research fellow in CUA’s Center for the Study of Early Christianity. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, MERIC Classroom. At 5 p.m., there will be a reception in her honor in the Timothy C. May Gallery in Mullen Library. Egyptian materials from the Semitics/ICOR collections will be on view in the May Gallery during the reception. To R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5055.

Friday, Oct. 20
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents the lecture "The Alleged Anti-Perfectionism of Augustinian Politics," by Eric Gregory of Princeton University. The event 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.

Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, music director and conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and former associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra. Concert selections will include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major. The concert also will feature violinist Kevin Jang performing Chausson’s Poème for Violin and Orchestra. Caldwell Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit 

Monday, Oct. 23
4 p.m., the International Affairs and the Congressional and Presidential Studies Programs of the Department of Politics present the talk "Safeguarding America: National Security in the 21st Century" by Tim Roemer, 9/11 Commission member and former congressman. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Open to the public. Reception prior to the talk at 3 p.m. Call 202-319-5128 or e-mail for more information.

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Flu Shots
Flu shots will be given on Thursday, Oct. 12, and Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center. The cost is $25 per person. Faculty/staff must pay by cash or check; students can be billed to their student account. Remember, short sleeves work best.

Pryzbyla Center Holiday Hours of Operation
University Center, Student Programs and Events has announced the Pryzbyla Center operating hours for the Columbus Day holiday weekend:

Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6 - 8: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 9: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

For more information, contact Tim Gregory, associate director for operations, at

Columbus Day Weekend Schedule for Food Service
Roland Depew, ARAMARK director of dining services for CUA, announces the following Columbus Day Weekend hours:

The Student Restaurant will close at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

The Retail Food Court will close at 6 p.m. Friday and reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The Law School will close at 5 p.m. on Friday and reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The Loft C-Store will be open regular hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will be open from noon to midnight Monday.

Office of General Counsel Newsletter
Members of the CUA community are invited to read the latest issue of the Office of General Counsel newsletter, online at

The Fall 2006 issue includes an interview with Emily Singer, the new director of CUA Disability Support Services; an article about the Office of General Counsel’s participation in the federal report issued by the Commission on the Future of Higher Education; tips on how to avoid a claim of retaliation by an employee; and a front-page story on the role of law and policy on campus.

Libraries’ Instant Messaging Expands Hours
CUA Libraries have extended their instant messaging (IM) reference service entitled IM@theLibrary. The service includes more night and weekend hours. Ask a question via a live IM session and a librarian will help you find the information you need. This service is open to current CUA students, staff and faculty only.

The expanded hours are as follows:

Mon.–Fri.    9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sat.            9 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Sun.          11 a.m.–6:45 p.m.

More details about the service can be found on the CUA Libraries' Web page, Look for the little red cardinal!

Study Tour to Turkey
Rev. John Paul Heil, professor of theology and religious studies, is planning to lead a study tour of the biblical and Christian sites in Turkey from May 21 to June 7, 2007. Full details of this tour can be found at The tour is intended especially for graduate students in religious studies but is open to anyone who may be interested. Father Heil has printed brochures about the study tour. Projected cost is $4,075 per person in double accommodations (single supplement: $750). Registration with a $350 deposit is due by Dec. 1, 2006. For more information, contact Father Heil at 202-238-1642 or

New Bottled Water Agreement
Director of Procurement Services Norman Brown announces a university agreement with Deer Park water open to all offices, departments and schools.  In the past, the university had purchased water from various suppliers, at a cost much higher than the market rate.  Under the old pricing structure, CUA's average cost for a 5-gallon bottle of spring water was $7.52 and the cooler rental was $10.48/ month.  Under the Nestles Deer Park Agreement, that price was reduced substantially, by about 31.5 percent.  The cost for a 5-gallon bottle of water is now $5.49 and cooler rental is $5.99 per month. To place an order for this service, contact sales representative Peter Hess at 301-731-2354 or  This information will also be added to the purchasing department’s list of preferred vendors, available at

Air-Conditioning Shutdown and Central Heating Plant Startup
Robert Fawbush, associate director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations, announces that as the cold weather approaches, the university will begin shutting down the central air-conditioning systems. This operation is tied to local weather patterns but normally occurs in early October. The startup of the central heating plant normally takes place two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down. This also is dictated by the weather.

The first priority will be the residence halls. After the heat is functioning properly there, the facilities office will bring the remaining buildings on line. The cooperation and patience of the university community are requested during this time, as there may be occasions in the early morning when buildings are chilly. As always, after the steam plant is up and running, emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day to 319-5121.

Cardinal Station Training
The Office of Business Services is offering “Intro to Cardinal Station: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0” to university administrative staff. This course is designed to familiarize new users and refresh current users with the necessary navigational skills for Cardinal Station. It loosely follows the structure of the navigation training guide available at

Please note the following prerequisites for attendance:

  • A database username and password
  • Perusal of the training guide

Each class is limited to five participants. Specific areas of training will be determined by the needs of those in attendance. Each training session will be held in Leahy Hall, LL 40, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The dates for fall training are:

  • Monday, Oct. 16
  • Monday, Nov. 6
  • Monday, Nov. 20
  • Monday, Dec. 4

For faculty administrators and faculty members interested in learning how to use Cardinal Station, the Office of Business Services offers "Self-service Navigation Review: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0." To engage in this review, consult the faculty training guide after logging onto (There is no centralized training for faculty.)

Dates, locations and times for spring 2007 training will be announced in January. For more information or to register, contact Rana Silver, implementation specialist, at 202-319-6403 or, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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