This Week at CUA
October 30 - November 6 View Archives




Upcoming Events

All Souls Remembrance Cards
Hartke Declamation Prize
D.C. Fire Marshal Re-inspection
SLIS Seeks Plants
Group Fitness Classes
Enhancement Training for Runners
CUA Annual Report


Monday, Oct. 30
4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion presents "Iranian Ambitions and American Options: Is there Another Islamic Bomb in Our Future?" a talk by Judith Yaphe, Ph.D., professor, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. This lecture is part of the Middle East Religious Dialogue Program. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Constantia Dedoulis at


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 Mari Lending, 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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Tuesday, Oct. 31

3 p.m., the field hockey team will compete in the CAC Tournament, opponent TBA. DuFour Field.


7 .m., the volleyball team will compete against St. Mary's College in the CAC Tournament. DuFour Gymnasium.

More games could be played at CUA depending on the outcomes of CAC Tournament games. Visit for updated information.

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Wednesday, Nov. 8
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "American and Catholic: The Composition of the U.S. Bishops'  Economic Pastoral" by Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, associate fellow of the Life Cycle Institute. This lecture is part of the Brown Bag Series. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5 p.m., the Department of English and the Graduate Student Association host a poetry reading by noted poets Dave Smith and Judith Harris. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. Free and open to the public. Reception, refreshments and book signing will follow the presentation. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

Thursday, Nov. 9
12:15 p.m., the Department of Politics will host a post-election talk. Politics professors Matthew Green and John White will discuss the results of November's state and national elections and their likely impact on American politics. Life Cycle Institute. For more information, call 202-319-5128.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "The Transformation of the Ancient Book," by Roger Bagnall. Location TBA. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

Thursday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 12
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will present Handel's opera "Julius Caesar" ("Giulio Cesare"). The performance will be in Italian with English subtitles projected on a screen. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. General admission tickets are $20. Tickets for students, staff and seniors are $15. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5414 or visit

Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12
Emmy-nominated Colleen Zenk-Pinter, CUA alumna and star of As the World Turns, will perform "Love Letters," by A.R. Gurney, with her husband Mark Pinter. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings; Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and proceeds will go exclusively to financial assistance for academically excellent undergrads in CUA's drama department. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.


Friday, Nov. 10
Academic Event Days will be sponsored by the schools of nursing, music and engineering to give prospective undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the respective majors and meet professors and students. Registration begins at 10 a.m. For more information visit


Noon, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "The Dating of Christian Papyri: Desires and Realities," by Roger Bagnall. McMahon 300. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Augustine in the Twentieth Century Revival of Neoplatonism in France," by Wayne J. Hankey of Dalhousie University and Kings College, Halifax. 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.

Sunday, Nov. 12
The Office of Admissions hosts an open house for high school students. For more information, contact Christine Mica, director of admissions, at

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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  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.

Hartke Declamation Prize
All students — graduate or undergraduate, full or part time, degree or non-degree seeking — are invited to share their powerful voices and eloquence in the second annual Hartke Declamation Prize competition.
Each contestant may propose two readings from poetry, literature, drama, speeches, essays or commentary keyed to the theme “Stories from the Last 100 years,” in honor of both the 100th birthday of Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., and the 100th anniversary of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Entries are currently being accepted for the competition round, during which the readings will be declaimed from memory before a public audience at Callan Theatre on Monday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m.

Contestants will be judged on elements of diction, elocution, presence and presentation. Winners will be awarded $1,000 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third.

For more information and to submit entries, contact Glen Johnson, associate dean of arts and sciences, at or BettyAnn Leeseberg-Lange, associate professor of drama, at

D.C. Fire Marshal Re-inspection
The D.C. fire marshal will return to CUA Oct. 31- Nov. 1 to conduct a re-inspection of the campus based upon his summer 2006 inspection findings. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety requests that all affected members of the CUA community ensure all items that fall under their 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

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 began 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

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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