This Week at CUA
October 23 - October 30 View Archives



Upcoming Events

D.C. Fire Marshal Re-inspection
SLIS Seeks Plants
All Souls Remembrance Cards
Group Fitness Classes
Enhancement Training for Runners
Donations Needed for St. Ann's Halloween Party
CUA Annual Report


Monday, Oct. 23
4 p.m., the International Affairs Program and the Congressional and Presidential Studies Program 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, Great Room. Open to the public. Reception prior to the talk at 3 p.m. Call 202-319-5128 or e-mail for more information.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Research on Gregory Nazianzen," by Karl Johan Skeidsvoll. McMahon Hall, Room 300. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

Wednesday, Oct. 25
11 a.m., the School of Engineering presents a seminar titled “Recent Developments in International Research and Education,” by Win Aung, senior staff associate for engineering education at the National Science Foundation and secretary general of the International Network for Engineering Education and Research. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Frank Pao at 202-319-6142 or

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "The Power of Wisdom: Four Case Studies on a Late 13th Century Debate," by Andreas Speer, director of the Thomas-Institut, University of Cologne. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light reception to follow. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

5:15 p.m., the Department of History presents as part of its 2006 colloquium series "Color of Heaven: Colombian Emeralds in the Early Modern World," by Kris Lane of the College of William and Mary. Henriette de Bruyn Kops of Georgetown University will be the commentator. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484 or

Friday, Oct. 27
1 p.m., the School of Nursing presents “Lasting Effects of Domestic Homicide” by Barbara Parker, noted nurse researcher, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Diana Coles at 202-319-5403 or

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue present in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Interreligious Day of Prayer (held Oct. 27, 1986, in Assisi, Italy), "The Crisis of Dialogue: Why Theology Has to Rise to the Task," by Rev. Francis. V. Tiso, associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact Charles Jones, associate professor of theology and religious studies, at 202-319-6882 or

Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 29
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musical “Grand Hotel,” directed by Jane Pesci-Townsend. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. General admission tickets are $20 and student, staff and senior tickets are $15. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5415 or visit

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Tuesday, Oct. 24
3:30 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Field.

Friday, Oct. 27
6 p.m., the swimming team hosts American University and George Washington University. DuFour Center.

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Monday, Oct. 30
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning and the Embassy of Norway present “Norwegian Master Builders: Christian Norberg-Schulz and Sverre Fehn,” a talk by Thomas Thiis-Evensen, professor, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. 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

Wednesday, Nov. 1
All Saints Day (holy day of obligation). Masses will be offered at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel and at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel.

Thursday, Nov. 2
All Souls Day. University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (Mass) will be offered at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For more information on the submission of All Souls Remembrance Cards honoring deceased family members and friends, see announcement below.

Friday, Nov. 3
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Magna quaestio: Augustine on Ideas of Individuals," by Matthias Vorwerk, assistant professor of philosophy. 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.

Saturday, Nov. 4
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Music for the Theotokos – Music for the Light,” performed by the Catholic University Chorus and Chamber Choir conducted by Leo Nestor. The concert is free and open to the public. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
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D.C. Fire Marshal Re-inspection
The D.C. fire marshal will return between the last week of October and the Thanksgiving break to conduct a re-inspection of the campus based upon his summer 2006 inspection findings. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety requests that you ensure all items that fall under your purview have been addressed. Contact the department if you have any questions or concerns at 202-319-6112. 

SLIS Seeks Plants
The School of Library and Information Science is looking for large plants to place in Marist Hall’s Information Commons. If you have green leafy plants that you are willing to donate, contact Pamela Strassburger at

All Souls Remembrance Cards
The Office of Campus Ministry reminds the campus community that, in the Catholic tradition, November is a special time for remembering family and friends who have gone to eternal life with God. Members of the CUA community have the opportunity to remember deceased loved ones through the submission of the All Souls Remembrance Cards. All those included will be remembered at the University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed Liturgy, Thursday, Nov. 2, at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

Remembrance cards can be picked up at the Office of Campus Ministry and are located at Cards must be filled out and submitted to the office by Tuesday, Oct. 31. Submissions can also be e-mailed to Jessica DePrizio at

Throughout November, the remembrance cards, along with the Book of Remembrance, will be on display during weekdays in Caldwell Chapel, and on weekends in St. Vincent’s Chapel. Additional prayers will be offered for deceased loved ones during 12:15 p.m. daily Mass at Caldwell Chapel throughout November.

Group Fitness Classes
Group fitness classes will begin Oct. 30. The classes will run for seven weeks until Dec. 13 (a total of 12 classes) and meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Classes cost $65 and require at least 10 participants. For more information, contact Jone Dowd at

Enhancement Training for Runners
Are you a serious runner who wants to improve your time, distance and overall performance? If so, the Sports Science Research Group at CUA invites you to sign up for a research study workshop it is offering. The workshop, based on Mindfulness Meditation, teaches runners mental skills thought to improve athletic performance.

There will be two sets of sessions. The first workshop begins Thursday, Oct. 26, and will run for four consecutive Thursdays. The second workshop will begin Thursday, Nov. 30, and will also run for four consecutive Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the NW Sport and Health Club near the Tenleytown Metrorail station in Washington, D.C. The sessions are free but there is an $18 materials fee to purchase the meditation CDs. This innovative workshop is for serious runners who are committed to improving their running performance. Sign up now as space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact Lili De Petrillo at 617-851-4413 or

Donations Needed for St. Ann's Halloween Party
CUA students are hosting a Halloween party for the children of St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home. They are in need of Halloween costumes (new and used) for children ages 2 months to 13 years, decorations and candy. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Please drop off any donations to the Campus Ministry office by Oct. 27.

CUA Annual Report
The latest Catholic University Annual Report, which covers the period from June 2005 to May 2006, is available in the Office of Public Affairs. Members of the university community desiring a copy may come by the Office of Public Affairs (McMahon, Room 311) or submit a request via

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